Okay you do it, thank you!

Helloooooo Monday! Oh my gosh you should see the RAIN! It seriously won’t stop. I feel both amazing and a little like I’m over it. We usually get like 4 days a year of this kind of thing, but this year the rain HAS. NOT. STOPPED. It’s almost like we live in the Midwest or something. Sheesh!

Okay so I was in the studio this morning, after having made the decision to CUT into my humongous 140 lb. hot press watercolor paper. Yes, now is the time. It’s glorious thick paper, and I want to use it!

Anyway.  I was sitting out there on my hands and knees with my X-acto knife and my pencil and trying to measure this 6 foot paper with a t-square (which is a horrible idea on the ground, aka doesn’t work). And I realized something.


I hate cutting.

I do. I mean I really hate it. I don’t ever get it straight. I hardly understand rulers to begin with.

I start sweating.

I get annoyed.

I just want it to be over. Ahhhahasdolrihaeksfv nalkdergn!!!!!!

This. Is. So. Stressful!!!!!!


Then I suddenly thought,’I WONDER IF SOMEONE CAN DO THIS FOR ME??’

Whhhhhat!!? It’s like the heavens opened up

I used to ALWAYS think I need to do everything on my own, but not anymore! If we are all geniuses at something, why not use other people’s genius to get us where we wanna be, right?

So here’s the deal, I’m taking my big ass role of expensive paper over to Fed EX, and THEY are cutting it for me!

Ha!! This is the best decision I’ve made this year.

Now I can get back to making art. Yesssss!


This is really happening

Oh wow, here we go.

Hello. My name is Jackie and I am a recovering closet artist.

Dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

For years I had lived afraid of anyone seeing my doodles and art pieces, but needing desperately to make them. Then I moved a bit on from that but still clung to the idea that all artists must live in poverty. That silly belief is exactly what has kept me from living my full truth.

Finally, this year, I’ve decided I am moving into a different place. I want to feel joy as often as possible, and if creating art is where I am truly me, then that is where I should be, right? Isn’t that true for all of us?

I’ve attempted a couple of blogs in the past, I’m not gunna lie. But I end up getting bored of them, or feel like I SHOULD be writing about things that just aren’t coming natural to me.

This is going to be different.

I’m sick of being something I’m not or FOCUSING on things that don’t feel yummy, and passionate and full to me, like art.

Ha! So there you go.

I’ll show what I’m working on, describe where I’m headed (even just for that day), and share bits of my life. Because why not? I’m ready to be inspired by life and live fully in art every single day.


Here goessssssssssssssss

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