Three Whimsical Girls

Back in October I started working on a commission to create three whimsical girls that a father wanted to gift to his little girl for Christmas. I poured my heart and soul into them, loved them while they were mine, and said my goodbyes when they were ready to go to their new home.

It makes my inner child happy to know that three of my original creations reside in a little girl’s room somewhere. I hope that when she looks at them, she feels the magic I felt while painting them.

Be Free and Fly

20190217_101637_wmWhat if you set yourself free from your limiting beliefs and allowed yourself to fly?

What if you left your smallness behind and flew toward the greatness that awaits?

Our fears hold us prisoner and keep our wings from expanding.

Until you spread your wings and fly, you won’t be free.

Watch me create this soft, gentle, soothing piece this week in Mixed Media Play Date, hosted by Tiare Smith.

So proud! Student Work Celebration


Wow! How is it already February?! It’s hard to believe how quickly the days and weeks tick by.

I’ve had lots going on and I’ve been busy painting and planning and imagining – three favorite pastimes for this chronic daydreamer. And I’ve also been trying to remember that not everything can get done. And that’s ok. It’s ok to be imperfect…which was my lesson last month for Mixed Media Play Date. So many of us spend more time beating ourselves up for our imperfections rather than celebrating them. Our imperfections are what make us beautifully, uniquely us!

Now that January is over, I wanted to take a minute to share and celebrate some of the fun, fabulous, and imperfect art by the students of Mixed Media Play Date! So exciting to see various interpretations!

January Student Work
Mixed Media Play Date January Student Work

I’m so looking forward to this month’s work from everyone. Can’t wait to share again! If you still want to jump in and play with us, click here.


Jackie Barragan




Extended Early Bird – Just for you!


Woohoo!  Just for you the Mixed Media Play Date Early Bird Special has been extended thru December 31, 2018!

There is still time to save 20% on registration in this exciting new course hosted by Tiare Smith! I’m so honored to be a creative team member as well as an art instructor for this year-long course of creative play!

Learn more here! Hope to see you in class on January 1, 2019!

Jackie Barragan

Last Call for Early Bird Y’all


Early Bird pricing for Mixed Media Play Date ends in 3 days! Enroll now and save 20% off with code: PLAYDATE. Last day to save is December 25, 2018!

This year-long course is a great gift to yourself or the mixed media artist in your life! Lots of fun, unique lessons and activities, challenges and online pajama parties will be happening all year long. I hope you’ll join us!

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