Pencil Sketch of Buddha - 2016

A Short Introduction – a little about me

Firstly let’s start with a short introduction about me….. let’s see….. mother, life partner, lover, teacher, dancer, choreographer, artist, costume designer and creator, fitness fanatic, plant-eater. If I can think of any other’s I’ll add them later…lol

I’m a 40-something-year-old woman, who still thinks she’s 30-ish, who’s been through 15 years of tough times, of self-doubt and a little bit of self-loathing thrown in, who’s finally learned to like….let me re-phrase that….. love herself and the skin she’s in. It took damn near forever in my opinion, but finding a wonderful man who helped me grow, loved me for who I am and not who he wanted me to be, loves my passion for dance and pushes me to be a better person every day, who balances me, who hugs and kisses and dishes out compliments all day, helped immensely. I also realized that I’m not getting any younger and I’ve still got a whole lot of life to live.

See how the cookie crumbles

I stumbled across a YouTube video called ‘6 min for the next 60 years of your life – a rant‘ by a guy called Gary Vaynerchuk, that spoke volumes to the state of mind I have been in for a while now. That feeling you get when life is kinda running away from you, you keep looking back and thinking…if only. Well I decided after hearing his ‘rant’ that my best years are still to come. I have years of life experience and a current mindset that put me in a unique position to be able to try my hand at literally anything and see how the proverbial cookie crumbles with little of no self-doubt.

So I’ve decided to start doing things that I love, if something doesn’t click with me then I will not be doing it…..so I’ve started sketching and painting again. I have gotten over my insecurities enough to post a video of a Tribal Fusion solo performance I did last year and I will follow up with others

Pencil Sketch of Buddha - 2016
Pencil Sketch of Buddha – April 2016

Hey! I just figure we only live once and if we can brighten someone’s day (even my own) then why the hell not.

So this blog will be a journey of self-discovery, showing my art, my dance (including my lovely ladies that I teach Belly dance too), images that speak to me, costumes that I create for the above-mentioned dance, and anything else that makes me happy.

As cliched as it sounds I’ve always wanted to try this blogging thing. I love writing (could never sit still long enough to do the book writing thing though…..okay, never thought I was good enough – the story of my life), love sharing beautiful things, and recently built up enough courage to take some of my creations into the wide world.

So come along for the ride…..I can’t tell you where it will lead or how it will end, all I know is that I am pleased that it has started.

Have a blessed day!

Jacqui

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