Thursday, August 3, 2017

Great day in the Studio!

I LOVE to paint!!!  I cannot even begin to tell you how happy painting makes me!  Today has been a great day in the studio working on some abstract beachscapes based on my recent road trip!  Hope you enjoy!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Go with the FLOW!

Go with the FLOW!

Had such a great time teaching my Go with the FLOW! art workshop last night! Special thanks to all the wonderful women who came out to join me and to my daughter Zoe for taking photos!  This paint pour workshop was the perfect way to illustrate the importance of letting go and going with the FLOW!  The process was fun and the transformation and results were beautiful and amazing, just like the women who joined me!

Friday, July 14, 2017

BIG news--my First Radio Interview!!!

WOW—I got to do my first live radio interview this week!!! And, it was totally unscripted!  
Huge thank you to Cindy DiFerdinand and Bruce Cameron for having me on their radio show, 
“The Concierge Coaches Show!"  What a pleasure it was talking with these two dynamic coaches on air!  I appreciate you giving me this awesome opportunity to share my art, my journey, my awakening and my creative coaching vision!  

The show was live on Tuesday, July 11th at LA Talk Radio!
You can click the link below for a replay!

I hope you enjoy!  Let me know what you think and if you’d like to work with me!

With love and gratitude,


Friday, July 7, 2017

Lemons and Lavender!

Thought I would share these two new paintings inspired by my recent visit to a beautiful lavender farm!  I love the sight and scent of lemons and lavender!  What a great way to spend a summer day!  Soaking in the sunshine and the soothing scent of lavender while sipping sweet lavender lemonade and hand-picking these gorgeous aromatic purple blooms!  Both lemons and lavender evoke the spirit of summer for me.  Lemons shout bright, clean, crisp, citrus delight and lavender whispers relaxing, lazy days and magical nights.

"Lemons" - 16" x 20"

"Lavender"- 16" x 20"

If you are interested in purchasing one (or both) of these original paintings or ordering prints, please email me at:!  Paintings are 16” x 20” and are $150 each or $275 for the set.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

From MIA to Moving Forward! Lots happening behind the scenes!

I may have been MIA on the blog lately, but LOTS has been going on behind the scenes!  
Here is a quick update and shout out to all my friends!  

The most recent news is that I've just completed my life coach training and am now a certified professional life coach!!!  Check back soon to see how I am integrating this new dimension into my practice and my artful offerings!  I love my tribe of fellow coaches!  They are all such passionate, positive people doing great things in the world!

I recently completed another wave of beach paintings!  These original artworks will be heading to OBX shops soon!  If you want to catch one before they're gone, send me an email!

I had the pleasure of creating some commissioned artwork for a childhood friend who is chasing her dream of producing a solo album at age 50!  April is a talented musician and songwriter.  Her album is called "Second Chances" and you can check it out here aprilkmusic.  April wanted a dragonfly for the album cover and poster.  She asked several artists to create works inspired by her songs and lyrics. The top right piece was created for the song "Sunless Sky" and the bottom right for "Old Love." I'm so excited to be part of April's adventure and help her launch her dream!

Another friend recently hired me to lead an art project at her daughter's birthday party! What a fun and inspiring day with these young artists!

Yet another friend hired me to host an art party for her girl scout troop!  Loved painting with these amazing teens which included my own daughter and her friends!

Though I may not have kept up with my blog or social media this last month or so,  I have been busy teaching, learning, sharing, painting and spending time with family!  All pretty important stuff in my book.  More changes to come this summer as I move forward!  Please check back often for new artwork and offerings!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Abstract Works in Progress!

More abstract works in progress! Check back soon for pix of finished paintings!  Lots more I need to add!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Lotus Rising Registration Open!

Lotus Rising Art Workshop!
Sunday, April 23rd
4-7 p.m.
Chantilly, VA

Awaken with me this April with a repeat of one of my favorite art workshops—Lotus Rising!  Even if you have created a lotus with me before, come see what new blossom emerges.  We will create unique, beautiful lotus blossoms as we rise out of the mud and darkness and into the light, awakening our creative spirit!  We will begin the workshop with a short guided meditation to get our creativity flowing.  No art experience necessary.  Cost for the workshop is $45 and includes all instructions and supplies.  Feel free to bring a drink or snack to share.  To register, click the button below.  Hope to see you soon!

Free as a Feather Thank You!

I enjoyed teaching my "Free as a Feather" art workshop the other night!  Thanks to all the wonderful women who joined me!  Love your special feather messages--each so beautiful, personal and unique!  Here are a few photos from our evening and a little background on my fascination with feathers.  May your spirits be free and your dreams take flight! xxoo ~Jackie

When I was a child, I was told that feathers were dirty and carried disease and to NEVER pick them up!  As a child, I believed this and did what I was told.  However, as an adult, I no longer simply do as I'm told.  I am drawn to feathers--their beauty, their connection to freedom and flight.  So, I began picking them up!  I became fascinated with feathers--wondering which birds they came from, what messages they were carrying, what meaning and symbolism I could apply to my life and circumstances.  And thus, my collection began.  Two of my favorite feathers are my red-tailed hawk feather and my brilliant blue jay feather found just days before my workshop!  Hope you enjoy!

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!