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– SHOWING UP

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.


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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 –


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