You Matter

Regardless of your age, your race, your ethnicity, your religion or lack thereof, your political party, your gender, your sexuality, your immigration status, who you love, where you live, how much money you make…You Matter.

Remember that.

Jackie Barragan

(Prints available in my Etsy shop)

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Create, Play, Imagine

I started this in February and felt stuck for a really long time. Mostly because I didn’t like her face and I detest working so small. Fine details are not my thing. In any case, I decided to call her done a few months ago. Here are my first mermaid and her little seal companion.

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The reason I decided to create this piece is because I had had seals on my mind for a while (they kept appearing in meditation and during Reiki) and I kept feeling this nudge to paint one.

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Tell Your Story (in an empowering way)

My first passion has always been writing. I started keeping a journal when I was 12 and from that point forward, I wrote for more than 20 years. For most of my life, I felt that I had an important story to tell. I used to envision publishing a memoir and someday sitting across from Oprah, discussing my book. (Ok, I admit it… I still hold this vision.)

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Let Go of Old Beliefs

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“Let Go (of old beliefs) and Discover the Truth of Who You Really Are.”

Forget what your parents told you, what your family said about you, what your teachers told you, what your classmates called you, what your friends said about you, what your bosses told you, what your co-workers called you, what your partners told you.

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Believe In Your Worth

In April I completed Level 1 Reiki Training. It was a deeply moving and evocative experience for me. The day after my training, I sat at my art desk early in the morning, and this little one emerged through many tears and much emotion.

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