Sunday, June 29, 2014

Steps....

We have to take steps, sometimes they are backwards and small, but we all have to keep going.  Over the past couple of years I have pushed my art aside.....pushed me aside.   Family life got complicated, health challenges arose and self doubt hovered over me like a dark cloud.  My blog used to bring me joy, I met all sorts of people and a sense of art community inspired me at the core......I was intoxicated by the inspiration, the genuineness is real and even though it was through a screen we connected.  Then like I mentioned above I lost a sense of me......I traveled through a darkness.  Then something happened, the light was reignited.  I began to tell my story and paths began to shape the direction I shouyld be going...... puffs of air began to fill my heart and I began to see the light.  I have been so inspired by others and want to keep taking these steps....even though they are small, I am taking them.  So, I am going to share my journey here.....
When I saw this bracelet...and it spoke to me in my rawness, I bought it to be a reminder,a badge of my vulnerability. New pieces are coming....stay tuned!            

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

we all must bloom

We all must bloom....some take longer than others but we eventually bloom! I myself are learning a lot about myself as the older I get.  Grateful for the challenges and the mistakes....and trust me there were many and I am bound to make more, but I do believe I am blooming. I am more comfortable in my skin, what I stand for and how I am growing....

This piece was commission from a stranger who found my artwork online.....but as the process was completed we are now friends.  Uncanny, we are very similar and our path's crossing right now is a time for growth for both of us. 

Enjoy.......I hope the flowers come peeking through the ground soon, for at last it is the last day of winter!!!   Smiles :)

    

Monday, February 3, 2014

Cracks in the heart

Cracks in the Heart Let the Sunshine In, lyrics by country artist Steve Holy.  So true!! We learn so much from challenges, obstacles and failures.  Lately, I have looked inwards at the my own art journey.  So MANY ups and downs.  What I have learned from being an artist as each time, I have trials, I was growing.  Breakthroughs were emerging and if I saw them like a student learning, I was able to embrace them....even as HARD as they were!! I am student always willing to be taught and willingly want to have personal growth not only as an artist but as a human being!  Have you gone through challenges lately.....with time passed did you see how much you learned after you went through it?   Keep going! Be brave :)


New bag design.....just in time for Valentines day!!
$58.00 plus shipping-if international please email first for shipping costs-

Chat Soon,
Jackie 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Progress and product

Do you ever wake up and actually get out of bed and write something down....or can't fall asleep because ideas are swimming around in your head.  That's me lately.....which it feels great, like a block has been removed. A transformation is happening.  I am embracing the change and know that I am growing.  Here is what is happening in my studio lately......I love copper, something about it's richness and warmth. She is not quite done, I actually found quote that I will be adding to it.....

"If we identify with the soul we awaken the authentic self, inspire the spirit and fuel the fire of transformation" Micheal Teal


I am ready.......

Good Night :)

Friday, January 10, 2014

New Class

I am super excited to tell you that I will be teaching a fun art mixed media art at RELUX VINTAGE.
I am absolutely thrilled to be working with Relux and launching some new fun art classes! This class we will explore paints, papers and layers of fun!   We will provide all your supplies and some yummy treats!  Contact me if you have any questions :)

   
"Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize.
 Your words are the greatest power you have.
The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience." - Sonia Choquette

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Delete Button......

SO much time has passed.....where do I begin.....do I even begin again?.  Is it easier to just hit the delete button and start over?  I kept this blog as a reminder of where I was......a diary as most people do.  An online diary of my art, my family and everyday stories.  I had some challenges and this place slowly drifted from my memory.  I still had pockets of creativity, but my heart was not willing to put it out there.  Call it self-protection or denial, I was stuck in fear.  I slowly came out of my fog and am beginning to see clearly again.  I let the monsters creep in and tear me down a bit.....I think all artists have these moments, questioning self-worth, questioning time and how to do it all......it was easy to still me inner voice and stop the creativity.  I think that's because I am mother and justified it.....found other things to busy my time.....

Its been way TOO LONG!!  The artist never left, the warrior never left, call it a slow healing.  I feel strong again.  Many of my tribe (family, friends and fellow artists) have held me close, encouraged me and even pushed me when I needed it.  I am so grateful for them and for the power of art. It's woven into me like a thread......my body needs to create, I love to create.

So, as the song lyric by Gene Autry goes, I am back in the saddle again......I am here!!!  I have some exciting news to share.  I have partnered up with a great local company called RELUX.  I will be teaching classes and selling my line of work there.  The universe is patient and I truly believe you meet the right people at the right time.  I learned a while back there are three reasons why you meet people.  You meet them for a REASON, a SEASON or a LIFETIME.  I have had a lot of things happen the last couple of years and with NO DOUBT this wasn't just a random thing......my calling is art, to heal and help others through this messy thing called life.

Over the past couple of years I have evolved.....my heart has changed.....my art has changed.  I am excited to share my new stuff with you.  I am excited for you to meet me again and re-introduce yourselves.  I am looking forward to what's to come......
     

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Days!

 We are enjoying the summer over here. Nights are mostly spent at the ball field, which has been hot lately...shssh!! Long nights with catching fire flies and dodging water balloons. If I could bottle this age I would. Being bored comes the best creativity. We have made water slides from boogie boards, tents with strings and tying water balloons with spoons, but this the fun of summer and growing up!
 Learning to boogie board, finding seashells, peeling shoulders and endless ice cream cones.  We are enjoying no schedules and have already counted down the summer.....bummer! We have visited some family and have relaxed.  Gardening is a bit challenging, but we are still trying.  We love flowers and it so fun when they actually come back the following year. Can you tell I don't have a green thumb.  This year I have introduced succulents into our space and I love them. Being silly, trying to stay up really really late (this is big when your six), being able to eat two smores because mom says it is ok just this one time :) Summer is about being free, laughing, and having fun.  I know this will not be the case much longer, our almost teenager will not want to be around his boring parents....sniff sniff, but today I am enjoying the summer, family and grateful to see these experiences.   













Tomorrow is not here yet, so I hope your enjoying your summer days and nights. Eating smores and laughter.  It goes by so quickly, but today I think I will be indulging in a scoop of ice cream. How about you? Smiles, Jackie