REVISED Artist Citizen, Amy Jackson.jpgThis edition of the Mindfully Creative podcast focuses on the concept of the “Artist Citizen” and how one artist shows up to serve her community. Amy Jackson, a multi-media artist and creative based in Nashville, Tennessee is our guest.

Amy creates in the following art media: painting, photography, writing, and music. Her painting began in 1993, as a way to express herself, because she was experiencing chronic facial and jaw pain at the time. As the physical pain healed, her paintings became a way to explore emotions over the years, both the sublime and excruciating. Amy also holds a Bachelor of Arts, Spanish from Agnes Scott College, in Decatur, Georgia,

Jackson knows that all artists seek to respond to the way they feel about the world around them. Amy was hugely inspired and intrigued by the subtropical natural world around her growing up in northwest Georgia. However, she also saw the blight of increasing development before she left home for college, and then in college learned of worldwide environmental threats as part of her studies in International Relations. For these reasons, she relates strongly to wild places on the Earth and seeks them out in her paintings and photographs, in the abstract and the representational.

She believes that all forms of matter contain some form of life, a typical perspective for a Buddhist such as herself. Her studies of Buddhism, creative visualization and meditation deepen this exploration of wonder and fascination, and she seeks a contemplative arts approach to all of her work, as a way of centering, editing, and transforming herself and her art.

It is these beliefs that guides her work in her Nashville communitiy by volunteering to bring art and creativity to local schools and community based organizations. We talk about her involvement in various endeavors to improve her neighborhood and her advice about how other artists and creatives can make a difference in their communities with their gifts as well.

You can learn more about Amy at You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @amyjacksoncc. Listen to this episode below.  The Mindfully Creative podcast can be heard on Google Play, Sound Cloud and Stitcher.


Webinar 2: Your Creative Identity-The Art of Affirming your Inner Creative

Webinar 2 - Social Media Version

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7 pm ET, I will be hosting this complimentary webinar through my new brand, Spark Your Creative, to share tips on establishing your identity as a creative person.

Do you feel that you have an inner artist or creative side but need help coaxing it out?

Do you actually believe you are a talented and creative individual capable of creating wonderful things?

Affirmations can help! Positive affirmation are great messages to have around an art studio or office or creative space as reminders of your creative talents. During this engaging webinar, we will talk about our identities as creative individuals, the benefits of affirmations, and how to create our own affirmations. You don’t have to be an artist or creative to participate! Bring your creative passion and an open mind!

At the end of this webinar, you will be able to

-Explore your core beliefs about being creative and where it comes from

-Address negative self-talk as a creative

-How to create and use affirmations to to move past unsupportive thoughts and beliefs to help you move forward as a creative.

At the end of the webinar you will have the tools to develop affirmations to support your inner creative as well as learn about an opportunity to use them to commit to your future creative goals.

Space is limited….register here: