“Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world” – Brené Brown
Jackie Barragan is a Mixed Media Artist and Instructor as well as an Expressive Arts Facilitator from Orange, CA. Though she has always been creative, it wasn’t until 2013 that she discovered her love for art-making and the liberating joy of Art Journaling. Soon after, she realized that art was part of her life’s purpose. Her passion lies in Mixed Media due to its messy and imperfect nature.
Somewhere along the spiritual path of looking inward, Jackie began to experience the healing properties of creating art. She feels that our art is a reflection of our souls.
Jackie’s art focuses on the gifts that life’s challenges have given her: Courage, empathy, forgiveness, gratitude, joy, trust, acceptance, hope, and love. With every piece she creates; with every lesson she teaches, she experiences further validation that creative expression is a powerful means to healing the wounds of the past.
As an instructor and facilitator, her hope is to help others discover their courage… courage to stand in their truth; to be authentic; to follow their heart; to trust their inner voice; and to let go of the past and heal their soul through art.
Jackie has been married for 25 years. She is the proud mother of an 18-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter. Aside from being an artist, Jackie is also a Level II Reiki practitioner and volunteers at a monthly Reiki Circle when she gets the chance.