October 16, 2009


Soothing by Niki Jackson

The past 2 weeks I’ve been on a new journey of discovery with art. Trying to get deeper into what is so desperately trying to leap out of me and onto the page. Up to now I have been avoiding what was inside, not wanting to discover it out of fear mostly but now I find as I get braver and allow myself more time to play I am finding some amazing things!

This sketch I decided to call ‘Soothing’ it is from my sketchbook and it part of my new way of delving into my heart thanks to Mystele’s wonderful teaching, in her GUT Art class. I saw this image in the background and the beauty of the flowing lines were so strong to me that I felt painting her in would ruin it. So I kept it as it is and went over the sketch lines with charcoal.

To me this sketch says so much about how I’ve been feeling for a long time and how I am being transformed in my heart, it’s like a self portrait expressing where I am right now. I love it!

I’m not sure where this journey will take me but I’m sure loving the goodness I am finding! I’ll keep you updated with my discoveries as I travel on this wonderful journey.

In the meantime I’ve added some whimsical paintings to ebay, you can find them here.

What wonderful discoveries are you making today?




ellie said...

gosh, Niki.....such a departure from everything I've seen of your work thus far.....BUT........I LOVE IT!!!!!!! :D

Keep going!!!

Darlene Hull said...

This is so cool. Well done. I love this picture!


Paulette Insall said...

oooo i soooooo love this niki!!! keep uncovering girl!! xoxo

linda said...

Wow! Niki, the piece is wonderful...I totally get the feeling, the emotions you are portraying. I think it is great you are experimenting and delving deeper - conquer those fears!

MissySue Hanson said...

oh, Niki! This is BEAUTIFUL! And everything you're describing is exactly what I'm going through! We can be brave & travel this journey together, whaddya say???

MUCH love + luck + bliss,
missysue xox