Thoughts on The Art of Sisterhood Retreat aka PURE MAGIC WEEK

Magic happened in Atascadero, CA a couple of weeks ago. Seriously.

I spent six days at the Art of Sisterhood Retreat and it was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced! That week with my art sisters far exceeded my expectations. It was so much more than art for me. It was about human connection, empathy, love, laughter, truth, and courage. It was about sharing our hearts and our art. It was healing and therapeutic. It was hilarious and fun. It was tearful and vulnerable. It was magic.

IMG951672_1511374505061The thought of teaching a lesson in person for the first time made my hands shake and my stomach turn. I gave myself huge anxiety just thinking about it. But then, when the day came (11/11 – an angel number and divine sign!), these 25 beautiful women trusted me and allowed me to be my authentic self in my perfectly imperfect way. They made me feel safe, without judgement. We cried; we laughed; we hugged; we shared; we connected; we “sister’d”.

During my lesson, we tapped into our inner child and then created meaningful, soulful art together. Everyone was so genuinely supportive of one another; loving and kind. It felt like I was witnessing magic unfold.23783614_10214769770867033_5124712153834875008_o_1511374505162

Thank you ladies for sharing your hearts and your art with me. I am eternally grateful for the privilege you bestowed upon me. The stories your shared and the heart and soul you poured into your art-making during my lesson will stay with me forever. It was an experience I will treasure always.

To my fellow instructors – Kara Bullock, Denise Braun, Deanna Wilson, Tiare Smith, Ivy Newport, Sara Burch, Lauren Rudolph, and Jennifer Bonneteau – thank you for embracing me with nothing but love and light the whole way through and for believing in me more than I believed in myself. You will never know how much you helped me heal and grow.

With Love and Courage,

Jackie

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And the winner is…Gratitude Junk Journal Announcement!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Gratitude Junk Journal Blog Hop giveaGratitude Junk Journal Graphic 1 with linkway!

I’m happy to announce that the winner is Jacklyn Young! Congratulations Jacklyn!

Don’t forget that Early Bird pricing ends on Sunday, October 22, so hurry on over and REGISTER for this gratitude-filled workshop you won’t want to miss.

What are you grateful for today? I’m grateful that I get to give Jacklyn Young a little bit of joy today with this announcement!

Live life with gratitude!

Love,

Jackie

 

 

 

 

Gratitude Junk Journal Blog Hop

Hi!  Welcome to the Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop Social Media Hop!  Join me on a quick, artsy journey towards gratitude and meeting the 10 AWESOME instructors of this workshop! And for a chance to WIN a FREE spot in the Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop,

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!    SIGN UP NOW!

If you are starting here just follow the appropriate link below.  I have included a list of all participating instructor’s links for your convenience.  Please visit their blog on their assigned day to learn more about their giveaway and for more chances to win!

October 4 – Sherry Canino – https://caninosartisticcafe.com/blog/

October 5 – Cristin Stevenson – http://pan-the-artist.blogspot.com

October 6 – Natalyn Bradshaw – http://natalynbradshaw.com/effortlesscreativejournaling/

October 7 –  Jackie Barragan – https://courageandart.com/blog/

October 8 – Nicole Edgecombe – http://nicoleedgecombe.com

October 9 – Tiffany Goff Smith- https://www.instagram.com/southerngals_designs/

October 10 – Cindy Gilstrap www.JunqueArt.com 

October 11 – Kymona Tracy – https://kreativekymona.com

October 12 – Deanna Jinjoe – http://www.anewdayartstudio.com/blog/

October 13 – Tiare Smith – tiaresmith.com 

 

What is Gratitude?

A feeling of appreciation or thanks. So simple, yet so mighty. It becomes mightier as we practice it daily in our lives. Growing it in a group makes it all the stronger.   This gratitude journal will help to reinforce it and give us a great reference that keeps us grounded.  Just imagine after one month how your attitude; those around you; and your life will change…Change your heart…Change your mind…Change your life. A month of gratitude. A month of miracles….again!

It is such an honor and privilege to be a part of a meaningful workshop such as this one. I am SO grateful that Tiare invited me to participate and I look forward to sharing my art lesson with you and telling you all about one of the things I’m most grateful for in my life.

JOIN ME IN THE WORKSHOP NOW! There is an Early Bird Special of $10 off through Sunday, October 22. No coupon needed!

Today I share with you a piece of my art that I am grateful for and why.

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Ordinary Girl

This is “Ordinary Girl”. I’m grateful for her because she is me. I am the ordinary girl who can move mountains, and spread kindness, love, and light. And that is something for which to be definitely grateful.

Here’s How You Can Win A Free Spot!

If you subscribe to my blog/newsletter that will get you one entry. (Subscribe button is on the sidebar. If you’re on a mobile device, it should appear at the bottom of this post.) AND as a Bonus…If you share this post on Facebook (or any other social media outlet), that will get you a Bonus Second entry! But remember…Subscribe first. If you shared it too, just comment on this post and let me know and I will throw your name in the hat a second time. That’s it! Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Last day to enter is October 13. Winner will be announced here on my blog on October 16. Stay Tuned!

Remember, early bird ends on October 22 and Registration is OPEN!

Thanks for stopping and good luck! Have a gratitude-filled, joyful day!

Jackie

All of us have a story…

All of us have a story. Some we tell. Some we don’t. But it’s so important to SHARE our stories because it’s how we build connection! Because in the end, we are ALL more alike than different. We are ALL more connected than separate. And as women we need to CELEBRATE that!

With that said, I want to elaborate a bit more on why I can’t stop talking about the upcoming online course and in-person workshop, The Art of Sisterhood. (Which is not just for artists. It’s for EVERYONE)

It’s a course with soul and depth, created with love by the phenomenal Kara Strachan Bullock who I am so proud to call my friend. It’s a course with the intention of uniting ALL women; bringing us together in our shared sisterhood.

I wholeheartedly invite you to join us on this powerful and important course where we will share our own personal stories about trust, vulnerability, love, and forgiveness and then create meaningful, beautiful art as an expression of our stories.

Together. All of us. Every woman. Our sisterhood.

I know it’s going to be amazing!!! REGISTER HERE

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Registration NOW OPEN for The Art of Sisterhood

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for THE ART OF SISTERHOOD (TAOS)!!! HOORAY!!!

TAOS is about matters of the heart; it’s about the importance of our sisterhood with other women; it’s about love, forgiveness, trust, and vulnerability; it’s about art!

GET READY!!! This is going to be so AMAZING, so BIG, so SPECIAL, and such IMPORTANT work for yourself. I know it.

I am so excited and so beyond honored to be among such a beautiful, loving, authentic group of women and I can’t wait for this circle to grow and expand to include all of you – my sisters!!

REGISTER HERE

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Big Announcement!

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Hello Friends!

I am so excited to announce that I will be a Featured Guest Artist in Kara Bullock’s BRAND NEW course The Art of Sisterhood!

The goal of this course is to emphasize the value of women to each other; the value of love and support; and the value of sisterhood!  It is all about brave women sharing their own personal stories in the hopes that we can all learn from one another how to be a supportive sister in this world.

Join me, along with the exceptionally talented and gifted Tracy Verdugo, Sara Burch, Ivy Newport, Melody Ross, Lauren Rudolph, Jen Bonneteau, Denise Braun, Kara Bullock, and Deanna Wilson as we come together for one common goal, embracing each other and changing the world.

Let’s share our stories AND the tools that have helped us in our own experiences.

Let’s learn to accept and celebrate each others differences!

Let’s be sisters and create art in a whole new way!

Online registration will open on February 1st BUT there is also an IN-PERSON workshop and registration opens TODAY!!!  Space is limited for the in-person!

Sign up now and also bookmark this link so that you can also come back on February 1st to register for the online workshop.

TAOS is for everyone!  I hope to see all of my sisters there!

Jackie

 

The Art of Sisterhood – Guest Teacher

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I am honored to be a Featured Guest Teacher in Kara Bullock’s BRAND NEW course – The Art of Sisterhood. (TAOS)

The goal of this course is to emphasize the value of women to each other; the value of love and support; and the value of sisterhood!  It is all about brave women sharing their own personal stories in the hopes that we can all learn from one another how to be a supportive sister in this world.

Join me, along with the exceptionally talented and gifted Tracy Verdugo, Sara Burch, Ivy Newport, Melody Ross, Lauren Rudolph, Jen Bonneteau, Denise Braun, Kara Bullock, and Deanna Wilson as we come together for one common goal, embracing each other and changing the world.

Let’s share our stories AND our tools that have helped us in our own experiences.

Let’s learn to accept and celebrate each others differences!

Let’s be sisters and create art in a whole new way!

Online registration will open on February 1st BUT there is also an IN-PERSON workshop and registration opens January 16!!!  Space is limited for the in-person!  Sign up now and also bookmark this link so that you can also come back on February 1st to register for the online workshop.

TAOS is for everyone!

Jackie