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nine {with Tracie Lyn Huskamp}

Today's interview is with the delightful spirit who is Tracie Lyn Huskamp. I met Tracie when I attended ArtFest for the first time in 2006, and we instantly knew we were kindred spirits. She is a gifted teacher, and she simply has a heart of gold. Her first book, Nature Inspired, is now out, and it looks beautiful and full of incredible techniques that invite readers to notice the world around them and create something that honors the world in which they live. (You can even order an autographed copy that includes a print; visit Tracie's blog for more information.) 

Enjoy this peek into Tracie's world...


Question 1: Who are you?




Question 2: What do you love about where you live?





Question 3: What might your perfect afternoon look like?



Question 4: If you had an hour alone in your studio/creative space, what would you do?



Question 5: Right now, what are some of your favorite things?




Question 6: What foods nourish your soul?




Question 7: When you need to simply take a breath and reground yourself, what do you do?




Question 8: How do you nurture your creative dreams?



Question 9: Does your heart have a secret wish you want to share?



Tracie Lyn Huskamp is an Artist, Author, Dreamer, and Poet. She lives amidst the Plains of the Midwest. It is here, among the landscapes of Kansas, that she has discovered her muse. The magnificent beauty of Nature inspires and captivates her imagination. This deep love and adoration paired with her passion for mixed-media fuels the fires of her creative spirit and continues to lead her on a wondrous journey of artistic and self-discovery.


(all photos are copyright Tracie Lyn Huskamp)



Nine is an interview series with creative folks that began in the Spring of 2009; the interviewees are asked to respond to the interview questions in photographs (or video). You can scroll through all the interviews here.

Reader Comments (8)

gorgeous! that border adds a lovely touch to the images too. so glad to be introduced to Tracie!

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervivienne

This is a lovely piece, as they all have been. I was thinking of taking Traci and Marilyn's class at ArtFest, but have decided not to go this year. I've got the retreat with you in February and am dreaming crazy dreams about what I could do instead of ArtFest. The impending trip to Egypt has made me widen my horizons. I think I need to take the video camera as well as the Nikons.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeri

I love this interview with Tracie! I just love her work. I took a class with her at Art Unraveled and had a wonderful time, learned lots, and gained confidence. I hope to do it again.


September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDenny

what a beautiful soul! i loved every moment, of looking at these photos.

September 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterchristina

This is series is so inspirational and unique; I always love "reading" these particular posts as they are always so soulful. Beautiful.xo

September 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjen

beautiful interview...i especially love the bucket of stars. now i must go back and read the previous 8 as i missed out during my blog-visiting hiatus. i hope you're feeling healthy and strong - sending you my good energy and thoughts on the breeze over hood canal. xoxo

October 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

i so love me some tracie lyn huskamp...she and mr earl are near and dear to my heart..thank you for the fabulous interview..she is a stunning artist and friend...xo

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkim

Lovely photos and so apt - the stars are so Tracie - we met at Festival of Quilts UK 09

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSheilasembroidery

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