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A quick preface –

x. Mixed Media is a collection of life experiences

x. text, images, phone notes, screenshots, random thoughts, etc.

x. a digital sketch/scrapbook

My name is Jacquelyn.

I am an experience curator –

I assign meaning to the ordinary.

Objects with history intrigue me.

I am endlessly curious about people and community.

I have always been careful about what I put into the world.

So careful that fear, silence and excuses have filled the space(s) where creation should be.

Mixed Media is to show the process –

x. affirmations, art, decor, design, diys, everyday awe, food, life, music, organizing, sketches, spaces, tablescapes, thrifting, travel, etc.

I hope you enjoy the experience.

Note: Words italicized taken directly from 5.5 in. x 8.5 in. Strathmore Mixed Media notebook.


The Journey of Showing Up

I'm giving myself 21 days to show up, consistently, for me. I've always prided myself on how I've shown up for others – I've been praised for my understanding and flexibility. And have teetered so close to crossing my own boundaries for others that you would swear there were none. But rarely have I shown up for myself in the same way.

I could list the reasons why in alphabetical order. I have over-analyzed them and found their source;

Instead, I have decided to just do it. I won't plan it, or come up with the best strategy for engagement, or over-think it so much that I'm left standing still.

I realize the perfection I aim for destroys creation. And the joy I receive from creating exceeds nearly everything else.

So here it goes –



Feb 01, 2022

This is awesome ♥️

Jacquelyn Darby
Jacquelyn Darby
Feb 01, 2022
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Thank you ❤️

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