My full name is Jacqueline. I was named after my great grandma, whose name was actually Jacquita. But my dad thought there was no way I’d be able to make it through school, so they changed my name to Jacqueline. ahha My friends all randomly have come to the conclusion that I should go by ‘Jax’, and all of them call me that.
I live in San Diego with my hubby. I just got married in October, but we have been together for over 5 years. We are an amazing team, always working through things, and having so much fun together. He’s got 2 wonderful 11 year old kids from a previous marriage, so I’m learning how to be a bonus mom to them. We have all agreed that sounds much better than STEPMOM. It’s rewarding, but soooooo much more difficult than I could have ever imagined. Those of you that are in similar situations know exactly what I’m talking about. I do know that there is a lot for me to learn, so I make it a practice to find the lesson instead of feeling like a victim. Easier said than done sometimes….
I am an artist. Every time I say the word ARRRRRRRRRRRRTTTTTTTTTTTTTTIST my heart does this little sigh and my eyes want to cry. My soul is an artist. I’ve fought it for so many years for various reasons. I even used to pray that I wouldn’t be an artist. It just felt like too much of a burden I guess. I actually wished I could just wake up and go to work at a 9-5 job and that I wouldn’t yearn to create things. I wanted to be simpler! hahah But now I’m in a different place. Now I welcome it because being an artist is who I truly am. When I am drawing and painting I am so alive, so full. I feel things deeper, I feel strong and vibrant and solid. So being in my mid 30’s, it’s time to follow what I’ve always known. I’m living my life IN ART. From now on. And this blog is a part of that practice.