Is It Really Almost Time?

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Is it getting a bit cooler at nights where you are living?  I can feel the little changes that are everywhere and they are telling me that fall is coming.  It is always hard to say goodbye to summer but fall will always have my heart.

Fall is when the house gets cozy, yummy foods are on the stove, my favorite boots are pulled out and people I love are around my table more.  Even though school is back in full force is always feels to me like things settle down.

This is a time that I become more intentional about how I love on my family, friends and home.  Maybe now you know why I love this season so much.

I wanted to let you know that today is the last day to get the early registration price for Art of Home | Modern Simple Living.  This four week online course is coming at the best time for those of you that love homemaking or want to know how to love on our family and home better. As I always teach…it has never been about what your table looks like, the food you serve or the home you have.  I promise.  It has always been about the heart behind your actions.

I hope you will join me and four of the most incredible and creative women!

Come and read more!

The early registration price is $42.99 (through today)

With the kids and grand kids going back to school many of you will have more time to focus on your creative practicing and making art this fall!

We have so many beautiful and unique online classes coming up and tomorrow begins Classical Figure Painting with Angie Redhead.

During this one week online class, we will create a group figure painting on canvas. I will take you through the process I’ve used when painting figures for murals, except in a smaller scale.

This class will cover: reference material resources, surface prep, sketching a classical figure outline, composition, the underpainting and painting the overlayers.

Come and read more!

 

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I know it is not officially fall but I had to share one of my favorite cooler weather treats!

Come and try my handmade pumpkin spice latte!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Where Do I Begin? {if I love decorating, diy, cooking and homemaking}

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There are so many awesome online courses out there and sometimes it can be hard to know which one to choose!

I know that your time and money is so important and that is why I wanted to make finding the RIGHT online course easier for you.

The first step we did was create an online digital catalog that would allow you to look at most of our courses all at once and in a beautiful format.

The second thing we are starting is the Where Do I Begin? series!

This will be weekly posts that help you find the best course for you based upon your lifestyle and form of creativity.

Easy and so convenient!

This week we are helping you find the perfect courses for you if you love decorating, diy, cooking and homemaking.

Our home courses have been some of our most popular courses and I believe that is because of the HEART and DEPTH behind each course.

So, let’s show you how you can connect with all of the home courses we have available…

* If you are interested in Art of Home | Modern Simple Living

* If you are interested in Creatively Made Home | Home for the Holidays

* If you are interested in Creatively Made Home | Creating a home that reflects your heart in everyday living

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How do you get started?

 

If you are new to our creative network here are easy steps to get you started…

1. Register at jeanneoliver.ning.com (this is free).

2. Once your account is active you are able to take advantage of our free courses, series and even pay for courses.

3. Go to jeanneoliver.ning.com and along the top header click on “COURSES” and you will be able to view all three pages of online courses and free series.

* If you are interested in Art of Home | Modern Simple Living

* If you are interested in Creatively Made Home | Home for the Holidays

* If you are interested in Creatively Made Home | Creating a home that reflects your heart in everyday living

4. To purchase a course please choose your course,  click on the +join in the upper right hand corner, pay and you will be INSTANTLY in the classroom.

5. All videos can be found along the right hand side of the page under “COURSE CONTENT”.

*as long as we manage this site

Creativity Takes Courage {Bre Doucette of Rooms For Rent}

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For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series.

My creative network offers free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world.

Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business owners.

You can see the talented list of interviewees over on my creative network under Creativity Takes Courage.

This month we are talking with Bre Doucette of Rooms for Rent!

The word on the street is this that the two of us girls can TALK. Shocker!

We had the best time talking about business, home, family, creating, passions, faith and gifts.

This girl has awesome stories of stepping out in faith and being blown away by the results.

If you love to hear about small beginnings (and isn’t that most of our stories) and where they can take you we would love to have you join us…

To watch the video you just need to be registered at jeanneoliver.ning.com (registering is free).

Once you are on the site you will find this series, free videos (business and art) and new online courses along the left hand side of the page.

You will find all of our courses/videos under the COURSES heading.

If you want to watch Bre’s video:

1) Go to COURSES along the left hand side of the page

2) Click on Creativity Takes Courage {interviews with courageous friends}

3) Click the +join button on the upper right hand side

4) All of the details are on the page and you are all set.

Tell your friends!

We want to create an online community where you can create, connect and be inspired.

Come on over and check out the interview!

Brand New Prints In The Shop

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We are thrilled to announce that we have added a ton of never before offered prints in the shop!

Come and take a peek…

You can find these all in our Etsy shop and our website for your convenience.

We have gallery wrapped canvas prints coming soon!

Look for that announcement in early September.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask and thank you for looking!

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Jeanne Oliver Creative Network Catalog and a HUGE giveaway!

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**This giveaway is now closed and winners have been announced below.**

(All winners have until September 11th to claim the giveaways)

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Each online course, collection and retreat has truly become a labor of love.

This is an investment of so many that I truly love and admire. It has never been just me.

As we were creating this digital catalog to share with all of you I looked at page after page of some of my favorite artists and they were teaching on our creative network.

It is humbling and honoring and exciting!

Our network has over 46 courses and 48 gifted and generous artists and it is growing each month!

Over the last several years we have watched our online creative network grow to over 24,000 members!

We have so many plans and dreams for the years to come but we couldn’t have done any of this without YOU!

You have bought our collections, taken our courses, shared with your friends and traveled to connect in person.

We are forever changed by YOU!

We have been working on a digital catalog so you can browse our online courses and have an easy way to share them with your friends.

We have worked hard to bring you the…

Jeanne Oliver Creative Network

Art and Lifestyle Catalog

Fall/Winter 2015

 

 

We often work hard and then move onto the next big thing without celebrating milestones and accomplishments and I don’t want to do that this time!

To honor where we began and where we hope to go we wanted to celebrate with some fun giveaways!

I guess we can call this a little online party and we hope you will invite everyone you know!

* We are giving away THREE COMPLETE ONLINE PACKAGES of all of our online courses valued at over $3000

**The winners**

Missy Brooks commented:

Amazing giveway!! I have taken so many courses and keep coming back because it is evident that they are labors of love and divinely inspired. Jeanne’s courses are always rich in content (and awesome teachers), opening a new world to me each time! So much so, that like a really good movie, I revisit them frequently to absorb new info I missed the previous round!! That makes for a valuable investment!

 

Jennifer Thomas commented:

i have taken several courses on Jeanne Oliver’s creative network, but one of my favorite courses is Becoming, The Unfolding of You. It is a course that is still impacting my life, months after the course’s beginning. I am looking forward to taking Scribble Art, a course which starts in September.’

 

Paula V commented:

I’ve only discovered the site about a month or so, and have signed up for several classes so far one of my favorites is “studying under the masters”. I’m not all the way through the lessons, only finished 1 artist, but Ah-amazing! Danielle Donalsons creative girl class was super cool too!

 

Congratulations!  Please email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com and we will get you all of your online classes!

* We are giving away ONE $300 Dick Blick Gift Card

**The winner**

Elisabetta commented:

Posted on instagram, and cross my fingers! Thanks a lot for this wonderful giveaway!!

 

Congratulations!  Please email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com and we will get you your gift certificate!

 

* We are giving away FIVE gallery wrapped canvas prints (your choice) from the Jeanne Oliver collection valued at over $300

**The winners**

I would love the opportunity to win (am actually aiming for one of your art pieces). I’ve learned so much from you and your amazing network of artists. I hope to meet you someday and express to you, face-to-face, what a wonderful and delightful inspiration you’ve been.

 

Hello, Jeanne!
I am so happy because I’ve found this amazing network you created. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I already enjoyed some of the free classes and I am learning a lot in Studying under the masters 3. This is an fantastic course with tons of important information. I want to take as many courses as I can, especially the Pattern Play course. I hope you can reach more and more people from all over the world. Congratulations on your work.

 

Kathryn commented:

I took the class Becoming The Unfolding of You. This series was a life changer and encouraged me to embrace my creative neurons that had become lethargic and almost disappeared in the drudgery of work. Oh, I really could go on and on BUT, I will tell you that I am now the proud owner of yarn, knitting needles, art paper, colored pencils and charcoal markers……the cob webs are gently lifting and beauty is sprouting. THE CREATIVE NEURONS ARE FIRING. She may have been resuscitated ( I am a nurse thus the medical speak!!) Thank you Jeanne for your passion, vulnerability and willingness to share your becoming. God bless you.

 

Konstanze commented:

I signed up for the mobil art course and so looking forward to this! You network is so great! Thank you!

 

onegoldensun commented:

i can’t wait to go to Amsterdam in 2016 with Jeanne and Kathie! What a fun giveaway! So many good things here.

 

Congratulations!  Please email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com and we will get you your gift certificate!

 

* We are giving away ONE Jeanne Oliver Designs Gift Certificate for our shop valued at $200

**The winner**

Melinda commented:

I have taken various courses here and am looking forward to the handlettering one coming this fall! This lovely community has been such a gift of inspiration, beauty and courage nudging to try new things! Thank you!

 Congratulations!  Please email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com and we will get you your gift certificate!

AND

Drumroll…

* We are giving away ONE spot in the SOLD OUT Danielle Donaldson workshop here in Denver this month!  You will also receive a signed copy of her newest book Creative Girl! This package is valued at over $200

**THIS GIVEAWAY WINNER WILL BE AN ANNOUNCED ON AUGUST 14TH**

The winner is…

Sheila Earhart

I’ve taken several of Jeanne’s classes & was fortu ate enough to take one in person in February of this year at Old Glory Antiques! It was fabulous! I myst say though, of all of the art classes I’ve taken anywhere by anyone, my favorite by far is “The Journey of Letting Go; Creating Beauty from the Ashes.” As Jeanne knows, this class was life changing for me! Thank you again for that, Jeanne!

(this is made possible by the generous donation of a student)

Everything we are giving away is valued at over $4,000!

To enter to win one of the above please leave a message on THIS post sharing about a course you have taken on jeanneoliver.ning.com or share a course you hope to take on the Jeanne Oliver Creative Network!

For additional chances at the giveaway you can…

* Share our new digital catalog on Facebook

* Pin this post and/or catalog to Pinterest

* Talk about the giveaway and/or new catalog on Instagram and use the hashtag #jeanneolivercreativenetwork

* Follow us on Instagram at jeanneoliver

* Blog about the new catalog

* Share this post on Twitter

EACH time you share about new course or please come back and let us know.

Thank you for sharing the new catalog!

{the winners will be announced on August 25th}

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Back To School DIY {With Madolyn Oliver}

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Hello, I am Madolyn Oliver.  I started a free series on this site called Creatively Made Kids (if you haven’t joined us yet please do so you can get free project videos each month).   I LOVE doing DIY so doing the series is really fun for me.  As we were getting ready for school this year I kept on telling my mom fun ideas I had for decorating my space, my supplies and fun ways to get organized for the year.  I sure love to be organized!  We thought it would be awesome to share some of those quick and fun ideas with you in my first online class Study Hall Studio {back to school DIY}.

 

Join me for this one week course where I share over 15 DIY back to school projects. We will be altering supplies, talking about how to get organized for the school year and creating fun projects that will make your school year super cute.  I will even have a private Facebook page where we can all share what we make.

 

*Altered Pencils

*Decorated Chargers

*Altered Composition Notebooks

*Stamp Carving

*Custom Stickers

*Tips and Tricks

*Hair Ties and Headbands

*Embroidery Emergency Kit

*Back to School Friend Kit

*Altered Textbook

*Altered Phone Case

*Calendar

*Homework Station

*Fabric Pencil Cases

This online course is $14 and begins on August 24, 2015 with lifetime* access!

To read more or register click HERE.

I hope you will join me!

 

The registration price for this one week course is $14.00.  This course will begin on August 22, 2015 and you will have LIFETIME ACCESS* to the videos.

To read more about what you will learn in the course or to register please click HERE.

If you are new to our creative network here are easy steps to get you started…

1. Register at jeanneoliver.ning.com (this is free).

2. Once your account is active you are able to take advantage of our free courses, series and even pay for courses.

3. Go to jeanneoliver.ning.com and along the top header click on “COURSES” and you will be able to view all three pages of online courses and free series.

4. To purchase a course please choose your course,  click on the +join in the upper right hand corner, pay and you will be INSTANTLY in the classroom.

5. All videos can be found along the right hand side of the page under “COURSE CONTENT”.

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Teen Girl Bedroom Makeover

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It has been awhile since we had updated our Maddy’s room and wouldn’t you know it that in the meantime she has become a young lady!

Her last room update was vintage linens, sweet colors and her favorite color at the time…turquoise.

As we were pulling together ideas, colors and patterns of what direction to go we were looking to Maddy and what is authentic to her the whole time.

What fun is an awesome room if the person that it is for doesn’t feel comfortable in it?!

Don’t go for the perfect room for you…make it the perfect room for them!

Here is the before (pretty darn adorable if you ask me)…

And here is the after…

We are all in love with Maddy’s new space and most importantly SHE loves it.

Maddy is really loving the full bed, a place for her guitar, the record player and the clothing rack (duh, I want one too).

It took awhile to find all of the pieces and I know it is still a work in progress and she makes it her own.

Sources

Wall Color: Inkwell by Sherwin Williams

End tables: Target

Lamps: Target

Sconces: Urban Outfitters

Sheet Set: Pottery Barn Teen

White Linen Bedding: West Elm

Books: Anthro

Candle: Anthro

Jewelry Dish: Alisa Burke

Bed: Land of Nod

Curtains: Tapestries we converted to curtains from Urban Outfitters

Dresser Knobs: Anthro

Pillows: Target, Urban Outfitters

Record Player and Records: Urban Outfitters

Desk: Target

Makeup Cart: IKEA

Clothing Rack: Urban Outfitters

Posters: Urban Outfitters

Wild and Free: Urban Outfitters

Light Fixture: IKEA

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