Friday, March 3, 2017

Free as a Feather--Art Workshop!

Spring is often a time for releasing what no longer serves us and allowing new growth to begin.  Join me in creating your own unique mixed media feather painting representing this time of transition on Sunday, March 26th from 4-7 p.m.  What message will your feather carry? This art workshop will begin with a short guided meditation to get our creativity flowing. No art experience necessary.  Cost of the workshop is $45.  All art instruction and supplies provided. Feel free to bring a drink or snack to share.  To register, click the button below.

Monday, February 20, 2017

WOW--What an Artful Start to the New Year!

A lot has been happening around here lately!  Here is a brief re-cap of the first two Artful months of 2017:

I had the pleasure of hosting two wonderful art workshops:  My "Dream BIG Vision Board Workshop" and "Choose LOVE Workshop!"  Huge thank you to all the women who joined me!  I love dreaming, playing, creating together!

"Dream BIG Workshop!"

"Choose LOVE Workshop!"

I was honored to participate in two group art shows: Simply Abstract at Del Ray Artisans in Alexandria, VA and the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in Manteo, NC!  Special thanks to Susan Tury and Jan and Vince Martin for helping me with pick up and delivery for the Manteo show!  Still time to see my "She Turtle" painting in Manteo!  Show closes at the end of February.  I also have some of my beach themed artwork at Beach Treasures in Duck, NC!  Stop by when you're in town!

My "She Turtle" at the Frank Stick Memorial Show in Manteo

"Simply Abstract" Show at DRA

I was able to donate a new mixed media painting “Whispers of the Heart” to the American Heart Association’s Charity Ball. Be sure to bid on this special piece on February 25th!

"Whispers of the Heart" for American Heart Association

I am happy to have reconnected with childhood friend, April Koontz who has asked me to provide some artwork for her music album project and her Daughters Unite caregiver project! Check her out on Facebook!

I have enjoyed creating 15 new pieces of artwork over these last couple months and have several more pieces in progress! I hope my paintings make you as happy as they make me! February has definitely been full of love!

Here's to the Artful Energy continuing!  

Check back soon for information and registration for my March Art Workshop!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Choose LOVE!

Choose LOVE--Art Workshop!
Sunday, February 12th 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Chantilly, VA

It is especially important for us to Choose LOVE right now! For ourselves, for each other, for our country, for the world.  Join me on February 12th to celebrate LOVE as we create heart centered mixed media paintings and spread a little light and love into the world.  This workshop will begin with a short guided meditation to open our hearts and get our creativity flowing.  All supplies and instruction provided.  No art experience necessary.  Please feel free to bring a drink or snack to share. Cost for this 3 hour class is $45.  To register, simply click the button below.  Feel free to email me with any questions at Hope to see you soon!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dream BIG--Vision Board Workshop!

Dream BIG--Vision Board workshop!  
Thursday, January 26th, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Chantilly, VA

Start 2017 with clarity, intention and creativity!  Time to gather together and set our intentions for the new year!  This workshop will begin with a short guided meditation to get our ideas flowing.  Then we will create beautiful mixed media collage vision boards with our dreams and desires for the new year.  No art experience necessary.  Just show up and dream big!  Feel free to bring a drink or snack to share.  Cost for this 2 hour class is $35 per person and includes all instruction and supplies.  To register, simply click the button below.  Feel free to email me with any questions at  Hope to see you soon!

Happy New Year 2017!

Happy New Year!  Thank you so much for your continued love, support and friendship!  I am wishing you all a happy, healthy year full of art, adventure and dreams come true!

I am thankful to have spent the end of 2016 surrounded by family and friends both at home and at the beach!

I am happy to report that 2017 is off to an artful start!  I have 4 new pieces in the Del Ray Artisans "Simply Abstract Show" that runs through the end of January and am almost finished with a small series inspired by my Reiki training.

Next up, registration for my upcoming art parties and workshops! Hope to see you soon!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Aruba Inspired Art in my Society 6 Shop!!!

I am SO excited to announce that my “Aruba Inspired” collection of original artwork is now available on prints and products at my Society 6 Shop!!! This collection is very near and dear to my heart!  They call Aruba the happy island for a reason!  Please take a peek and let me know what you think!  Feel free to stock up on gifts for yourself and your loved ones and take advantage of the Cyber Monday discounts and free shipping!  Hope my paintings make you as happy as they make me!  

Please share this with family, friends, and co-workers to help me spread the news and the joy!  If you would like to purchase an original painting or commission a custom piece of your own send me a PM.  Be on the lookout for more prints and products soon as well as a pop-up art party or two!  Thank you for your love and support! Love, Jackie

Artwork in progress at my home studio!

Some of the many beautiful scenes that helped inspire this new series of artwork! Happy Island = Happy Art! Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Light Returns!

I've been facing some inner storms lately as I navigate the waves of change in my life.  But just over a week ago I found myself in the midst of a real hurricane! Yes, Matthew paid me a visit during what was supposed to be a big family celebration at the beach for my 50th birthday.  Most of our family bailed due to the weather forecast.  Can't say I blame them.  We lost power, got flooded, the wind howled and the house shook.  But we survived...and we even celebrated.  We took in the energy of the ocean and waited for the light to return--and it did!  The electricity inside our house was still out, but the light outside was definitely back and in a big way! The day after the storm, I walked down the wooden path towards the ocean and like magic a dozen or more monarch butterflies flew out onto the path before me.  When I reached the dunes, this is the sight I saw.  Breathtaking beauty (God rays as we call them in my family)--light breaking through the clouds and illuminating the ocean, the earth, the spirit!  A not-so-subtle reminder that whether we are facing storms on the inside or storms on the outside, the light will return!  Bask in it's beauty! All will be well!  Blessings to those still recovering from the damage of Hurricane Matthew and those facing their own personal storms.  May your light return soon!