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Shop – Tracy Money Queen: Determined, Resilient & Strong

An Aries and true to her sign, Tracy is determined, resilient, and strong. She values leadership and courage, always working to improve herself daily.

Tracy grew up rather modestly with very little money. Inspiring and pushing her at a very young age to learn the value of a dollar eventually allowed her to manifest her financial goals. Alongside individuals who have shared tools, tips, and knowledge that have been monumental during her journey.

Looking back at all the years she had not touched a paintbrush or charcoal pencil; Tracy had felt utter disappointment and was resentful. She had stored all her abilities in a box after her dreams came crashing down, if she couldn’t attend University and pursue a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts then she believed she had failed and would again never feel that passion. Or so she thought!

Its really funny how the universe works! She never forgets your dreams; we are often the ones creating blockages in our minds… It's been exactly 16 years since Tracy has felt that artistic passion. She hadn’t realized up until now and thanks to her dear friend, that art has been the missing puzzle piece to her life up to this point. Her friend couldn’t have been more right about that!

Relearning a skill, you thought you had lost is like riding a bike, a gift is never lost. It is so true; Tracy has never felt more confident and the blockades she had created in her mind were finally opening and inspirations flowed through like a floodgate to her soul.

“Get in touch with yourself. The fountain of creativity begins with the stream of conscious thought flowing inside you. Open the floodgate and creative ideas come rushing out.” – Nita Leland

Soul-working has taken Tracy on quite the journey thus far, she could have never envisioned a few years ago that she would be thriving in her element. Pursuing her dreams of becoming an artist, collaborating with members of the beautification group by creating a 4x8 feet acrylic mural named “A Flip of Faith” with the help of her two daughter's that is showcased within the downtown core of her town as an initiative in beautifying the community. She has created an online presence for her charcoal and acrylic pieces and has commissioned several charcoal portraits and has created a name for herself in the artistic community. To think that unraveling and writing down in a blog all of her thoughts/emotions she had pushed down for most of her adult life would eventually help her find that missing puzzle piece; her artistic passion.

All Tracy can say is never give up on yourself, the universe always finds a way in helping you learn the lessons required for you to truly become the person you’ve always dreamt. She often catches herself smiling at how everything has unraveled so far. Your guardian angels and guides are always there for you when you least expect it.

Love Tracy aka Mrs. Money Queen


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Shop – Creation, a Healing Process for Art in the AM

Shop - Creation, a Healing Process for Art in the AM

Who are you? (Bio)

Art in the AM: I’m a self-taught artist with a constantly evolving style, through which I experiment with contemporary and surrealist expressions. My work imbues meaning with thoughtful symbolism and eclectic archetypes into every single piece.   

Why did you get started?

Creative expression helped me recover from anxiety, insomnia, manic depression, and self-harm, which I’ve suffered with for a large portion of my life. Healing has become a strong inspiration and focus of my work, as art helps me overcome personal demons by harnessing the energy and transforming it into constructive positivity.

What do you do? (or what service do you provide?)

I create original works of art, mural design, tattoo design, album and book cover art, character design. Some mediums follow as: gouache, watercolour, graphite and charcoal, acrylic paints, and more. Presently, I offer products such as threaded patches and art prints – with apparal as a future goal in mind.


I am very open to new projects of any kind and love a new creative challenge! Generally, I work through traditional mediums, but I also like to experiment and develop new methods and styles.

What are you working on right now?

In order to show my work at galleries and exhibits I have beendeveloping a portfolio, with great care, highlighting themes such as mental health, personal and community growth, and rediscovering strength through passions. As a side project, I am developing comics that explore concepts of depression, which I d hope to publish and sell as books in the near future.

Drawing and creating have always been an inherent part of who I am. From the moment I could hold a crayon I have been creating. I developed mental illnesses from a young age and art became my Savior. Creative expression  is my greatest asset and helps me communicate in a healthy manner. I also simply love to create. Art is my passion, and an extension of my being.

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Fundraiser – Proceeds from Rachel Taunton’s Prints go to AMIQuébec

Very little is more pleasing to me than shipping out my art, but this little print did some good as well!
Rick Genest is pictured in this portrait and he recently passed away. Every press release I could find declared the death a suicide, so I donated a portion of the proceeds from this print to AMIQuébec, a mental health support system in Genest’s home province of Quebec.
The same will be done for any further sales of these prints.
Rest In Peace
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