You Are Enough

We spend so much time worrying about our enough-ness.


Pretty enough. Smart enough. Thin enough. Productive enough. Helpful enough. Kind enough. Thoughtful enough. Talented enough. Good enough. Worthy enough. Brave enough. Rich enough. Popular enough. Loved enough. Give enough. Have enough. Do enough.

Enough. Enough. Enough.


Jackie Barragan

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Perfectly Imperfect

A grungy heart. Not my usual style, but I like it nonetheless. And what better way to embrace imperfection than this messy, imperfect heart?

I lived most of my life striving for perfection but it wasn’t until I was in my 40’s that I realized that it was an unattainable goal. Perfection is an illusion. There is no such thing. As I always remind my kids – the only one that’s perfect is God. No one else. We are all beautifully flawed and imperfect. And that’s ok.

Imperfectly yours,

Jackie Barragan

(Prints available in my Etsy shop)

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Travel with Your Art Sisters
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The Travelling Art of Sisterhood Retreat is taking place in exactly one month! September 29 – October 4 in Scottsdale, AZ and there are still a few spots left!

The lineup of instructors is simply amazing! Ivette Newport, Jennifer Bonneteau, Kara Strachan Bullock, Muriel Stegers, Kiala Givehand, Jennifer Albin, Sara Burch, Jackie Barragan, Lauren Rudolph, Tiare Smith Woods, Muriel Stegers, and Denise Braun.

Come join us for an art adventure you won’t soon forget! If it’s anything like last year’s retreat (which I know it will be), it will be an incredibly magical experience! There will be lots of sisterly love, bonding, and of course art!

Learn more here.

I hope you will join us!

Jackie Barragan

Be Like A Lotus

Like a Lotus Blossom, she rises above the muck and mud of life. She rises above the darkness. She sets her inner flame ablaze and shines her light for the world.

Every time she chooses love over hate, she is shining her light. Every time she leads with her soul instead of her ego, she is shining her light. She continuously works on becoming a better version of herself so she may inspire others to do the same. That is how the light spreads and grows in the world.


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Share Your Light

“She could Rise Above it all and share her Light with the world”


Fire has been my “thing” lately. It has such beautiful, deeply rich meaning.

It glows and illuminates; it gives warmth; it is comforting and unifying (gathering around a fire). It is mesmerizing, mighty, and powerful.

It has spiritual meaning (the Holy Spirit comes to mind as well as “we are all sparks of the Divine”).

It is passionate and romantic.

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