woman laughing, standing in nature

August 4, 2021


it’s happening!

I’m doing it! I’m starting a blog! . . . and not only a blog, but a business as well.

It has been a lifelong dream of mine to start a business of some kind. As a kid I remember being envious of the ice cream truck driver–that was my dream job. As I’ve gotten older my occupational goals have expanded into wanting to write a children’s book, sell flowers at a farmer’s market, & create postcards from my paintings of dogs . . . and maybe one day I’ll see these goals to completion. For now, however, I’m starting with a business idea that’s been brewing in my mind for over 10 years, and one that I believe has the most potential: creating story-based films & photos about others & for others.

I have a knack for befriending all different types of people because I truly do recognize & appreciate how God has made everyone unique. Even more so, I see what makes everyone similar. To love, to celebrate, to grieve–there is a sacredness in these actions which all of us have experienced. I believe that life is full of sacred moments, whether momentous or mundane. Capturing & conveying those moments honestly & artistically is the heart & soul of my business.

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many thanks

My logo and website were designed by the wonderful ladies at Alisabeth Designs who took great care of me from start to finish. They believed in my vision and made sure to highlight my personality in the details of their work. Because of that, my website truly feels like me. I am forever grateful for their expertise, kindness & creativity!

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the story of the dandelion

As a kindergarten teacher, my mom knew a thing or two about Crayola crayons. In the classic 24-pack, her favorite one was a color called Dandelion, which was a vibrant, golden yellow. When Crayola retired the beloved color, my mom took it upon herself to collect as many Dandelion crayons as possible so her classroom would never experience a shortage. The dandelion theme on my site is in honor of my mom.

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  1. Jessica says:

    So exciting to see your stunning website! And honored to be early clients. Hugs to you friend!

  2. Sayra says:

    Tracy, your website is beautiful and I love all the little odes to your beautiful mom. Best of luck on this new adventure!

  3. Sally says:

    You are the most determined and ambitious person and I have no doubt that your new business will take you far! Your pictures and videos are amazing and you have a true gift and talent! I will hire you any day to capture the special moments in my life. Here’s to all the dandelions in the world. I love you Tracy!

  4. Katy Beattie says:

    Tracy – the logo is perfect. I kind of really still want you to become an ice cream truck driver!

    • Kara Nieuwsma says:

      Your website turned out stunningly! I can tell you put a lot of thought into it, and how that same intentionality and personality translates to the beautiful art you create. Also love seeing the little glimpses of your mom throughout it all. I know you will go far, and can’t wait to watch it all happen!! <3

  5. Christina says:

    Tracy, I’m so incredibly excited for you! What a scary, exciting, adventurous next step you’ve taken. You’re so incredibly talented and eagerness to tackle new things is admirable!

  6. Katie says:

    Tracy, your work is truly amazing and has always evoked such emotion for me! Can’t wait to see what other stories you tell! Congratulations on the new business!!

  7. Caresse says:

    Such a beautiful tribute to your momma!

  8. Keith Stone says:

    Congratulations on starting your website. It’s a gorgeous site. No mountain too tall, and good luck to all!

  9. Sarah Stone says:

    Congratulations on starting your business and creating this gorgeous site. I’m so very excited to see where this journey takes you. Wishing you all the fun on the adventure ahead, as well as much laughter, joy and success.

  10. Jaymie says:

    Stunning photos & I love the content and dedication to your Dandelion Mom. I will be sure and share your business with my Portland friends!

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