Delivering Love

Delivering Love


I have long wanted to shoot candy canes like this. I’ve been so inspired by the photos and sentiments shared by the participants in my recent classes…this idea of a candy cane heart came from that inspiration.

Having an intimate place to gather among like minded, like hearted women is what I love the most about my classes and the virtual classroom setting. But, more than a classroom, it feels like a virtual coffee shop. A place to share a warm cup of goodness. To talk about creativity. To share our thoughts. To express ourselves. I feel the same way about about Shutter Sisters. And this blog.

These connections move me, shape me, encourage and inform me. They are a vital part of my daily life. My routine. My rhythm. And they make my life rich. So so rich.

Today, I have been inspired to deliver love. To each of you who comes here to listen. And to share; your thoughts, ideas, photos, support and kindness.

I value all of these gathering places and each of you so deeply. Thank you for always delivering your love.

  • Marie Rush
    Posted at 18:03h, 23 January Reply

    I couldn't agree more…living in the world we live in allows us to connect so freely…

  • Meghan
    Posted at 19:54h, 23 January Reply

    Thanks for the love today, Tracey. Needed some of that. And sending some right back to you. xoxo

  • DawnS
    Posted at 21:43h, 23 January Reply

    Great message! Sending some love right back to you 🙂

    Here's my version of candy cane hearts:

  • elk
    Posted at 22:22h, 23 January Reply

    like it even more in black and white …

  • Ashleigh
    Posted at 22:56h, 23 January Reply

    Thanks for love Tracey! Back at ya 😀

  • Barb M.
    Posted at 00:22h, 24 January Reply

    Aw, shucks, Tracey. Thank you for having the vision to start the Picture Spring/summer/fall/holidays/winter! I have had so much fun and have learned what I can do with my camera. Practice really does make perfect and love that you reminded me of that fact. I have learned much by using my camera daily. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Mary
    Posted at 03:27h, 24 January Reply

    Right back at you!

    It is truly my pleasure to come here and read your thoughts and enjoy your pictures.

    Connecting is such a beautiful thing and I am so thankful to be a person mingling in this community.

    All the very best, Tracey.

  • tara
    Posted at 05:27h, 24 January Reply

    Tracey, your classes, your vision, your warmth, your words, your inspiration — your virtual coffee shops have become a part of my own vital daily routine too, and I am so grateful.

  • Jolanda (Jofabi)
    Posted at 11:44h, 24 January Reply

    Beautiful words spoken. It feels great to be part of such a loving community. (I haven't found such loving communities among women in Holland and was in awe by the feeling of homecoming in participating in Tracey's Picture Classes). Thank you so much for your warm and inspirational words. I feel grateful too. It is like I have found the sister I never had. (Sisters, with regard to my treasured classmates). Hope I, we, can be close following you on your beautiful path.

  • Gail
    Posted at 15:41h, 24 January Reply

    Like the others I want to thank YOU for the daily inspiration I receive from Shutter Sisters and the Picture workshops…I love the format of each…very coffeeshop like indeed! I don't feel intimidated at either place and love to lounge in both. My family may think I spend way to much time at the coffee shop though:)

  • jennifée
    Posted at 18:36h, 24 January Reply

    Aw, I was just thinking about it the other day, how grateful I am to have found the Shutter Sisters community. And I have to say, I am really going to miss the Picture classes, after participating in all five 🙂 Thank you for your vision and community spirit!

  • Abby P.
    Posted at 21:10h, 24 January Reply

    I've been frequenting your blog for the past month or so and find your words so lovely and inspiring…just like your photography. Thanks for sharing with us!

  • FireMom
    Posted at 02:29h, 25 January Reply

    Such a lovely photo, Tracey. It makes me smile as the favors at our wedding were candy canes glued together in hearts. (Christmas wedding.)

    Loving your rhythm. And your love. Keep it up.

  • Susan Case
    Posted at 11:31h, 25 January Reply

    Tracey, you "deliver love" everyday…through your morning prompts in class, your blog, shutter sisters, and so on. You are such an inspiration to me and to the many women I've come to know, through your classes. YOU…are love, so delivering it daily…it's your gift. 🙂

  • Cara
    Posted at 01:15h, 26 January Reply

    I love your classes! I learned so much from your prompt and all the other participates. Thanks Tracey!

  • Jill F
    Posted at 12:54h, 26 January Reply

    And thank you Tracey for all the classes. I have been on board since Picture Spring and have loved every minute of it. My photography has definitely improved also. You and the whole group of students are so encouraging and supportive. This has been a wonderful experience.

  • jacqueline
    Posted at 01:51h, 27 January Reply

    Dearest sweet tracey, so glad to be visitng you here today and enjoying a cup of tea with you while i read on to those previous posts. 🙂 I always feel so inspired. Your words and your photos are so beautiful and heart-warming. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, ideas, love, photos and your work with us. Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

  • Chelsea
    Posted at 08:17h, 27 January Reply

    Thanks Tracey! There is so much about the classes I love, and the supportive atmosphere is high up there. Describing it as a coffee shop vibe is spot on…feels like we all know each other so well and are comfortable to just chat and share! We couldn't do it without you!

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