A Day In The Life Of Tracy Cottingham

Since no longer having to do a school run, (my sons are both at secondary school now, only a 5 minute walk away) my mornings have become slightly more relaxing.  But I do still get up early-ISH and try and get those household chores done before sitting down to work.

I used to work in the kitchen but found the temptations of the biscuit cupboard too great…so have banished myself upstairs where it is a lot easier to concentrate!

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I love my workspace and could stay working up there forever, but I have to stop at 3.30 so that I can become taxi driver to my younger son who has to be taken to his various sporting activities after school. But fear not, I go back up to work in the evenings and don’t feel too guilty especially when there is football on TV!

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Behind me is my book collection where I get much of my inspiration. I collect vintage children’s books and books on art from around the world.

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I also have a great collection of vintage greetings cards; these are some of the children’s designs.

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The nearest thing we have to a pet is our friendly neighbourhood squirrel who comes every day and insists on jumping up onto the bird feeder and raiding the nuts put out for the birds

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Since graduating in Textile Design I have worked in many areas of design and when my boys were at junior school I took on the job of renovating the school toilets with my murals, which was great fun (if a little bit smelly) but the results looked great!

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I joined Bright quite recently and have already sold some of my designs, which is very exciting.  Long may it continue!

Check out Tracy’s artwork on the Bright Agency Website: http://www.thebrightagency.com/artists/view/305