Hello there! Welcome!!!! I am Tracy Shave. “Traciness” is a term that has been used in different organisations as they hand work for me to do. It is a technical term commonly used to express a need for something to be brighter, more creative and “in your face”, more well sparkle….
I’ve decided to add another category to my blog – “Tales From Another World”. Here I’m going to write more about Jamieness. Oh yes, I may live in the world of Traciness but within that world there is another planet called Jamieness. This is my son’s world. He is 10 years old and was diagnosed with Attention Defecit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) when he was about 5 years old.
In “Tales From Another World” I’m going to write about what it is like to be visiting Jaminess as an outsider, how I have learned to speak the language there and I’d also like to share some of the amazing things that my son says, does and also the process we are going through at the moment: The Transition to Secondary Education.
So this section is where I’ll be writing about these things. I think I just need to write about it for me but I also hope that people will read and share their own experiences too in the comments below each blog.
This blog is also where you will find posts about my artwork; as a designer over at Craftylink.com I’ll be sharing what I do over there, the process of my art, pictures I create, Wordless Wednesday (my photography), I set myself the challenge of A-Poem-A-Day last year and the results of these silly little rhymes are all here too. I also add illustrations, opinions, all sorts of things that are the world of Traciness.
I set up and run an organisation called Moulding Futures where I deliver our Giggle Together project – using laughter, creativity and play to benefit well-being. I have so much fun doing this and have developed programmes for young people who have experienced substance misuse, adults generally as a bit of a lift, a 6 week programme for those with mental health conditions and learning difficulties and I’m currently working with specialists on a programme for people living with dementia. I want to make people laugh – I know how vital this is for our brain chemicals and so I’m also a stand up comedian!
This blog is about me, my son, being my son’s Mum and it’s about our world – it’s a strange but wonderful place to be.
For more about me go to my website: www.tracyshave.co.uk Come be my friend on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tracyshave. If you want to that is…. 😀 If you’re interested in the Giggle Together workshops go to http://www.giggletogether.co.uk .