Book of Trees | Early Registration Just Opened!

We are so thrilled to announce that author and mixed media and collage art professor Roxanne Evans Stout is offering her newest online course on our creative network!  No matter what season it is right now in your neck of the woods you will not want to miss Book of Trees! Handmade books, stitching, stamp making, collage and more.

 

Book of Trees

In this class, we will delve wholeheartedly into the theme of trees and create a unique mixed media artist book that you will treasure forever!

I have always loved trees. As a little girl, I would sit under a large eucalyptus tree on the front lawn of our apartment in Santa Monica, California. I would read or work in my journal, writing, and drawing… even making nature observations- things I still love. Back then I longed to live in the country surrounded by trees.  Now I live in a small country town in Oregon, and my family and I have planted many trees on our land and watched them grow and thrive along side of us.

The gifts a tree can give are endless… their beauty, their strength and resilience, the way they provide us food and homes for wildlife, and the way they clean our air.

Won’t you join me as I guide and inspire you in the making of a hand made book… inspired by and celebrating your connection to trees?

Together we will collage with papers and fabrics, create textures and layers, and play with color. We will carve and print our own stamps and use images and quotes on the pages of our books. We will stitch and attach beautiful treasures from nature with threads and wire.

I will share with you my creative processes and favorite techniques that will add magic to your pages and I’ll share writing prompts to further your journey of honoring trees.

You will see how… day by day and moment by moment…your handmade book will evolve into a rich compilation of pages that is your very own Book of Trees.

 

Meet Roxanne Evans Stout

 

 

I live and create in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The mountains, the river lands and the wildlife that surround my home are my constant inspiration and show up in all of my creations in some way or another.

I teach workshops internationally and my work has been shown and hangs in homes throughout the world. I’m very honored to have been published in many wonderful books and magazines.

I also teach online workshops that have been enjoyed by hundreds of artists and art lovers. And I am an Adjunct Professor at Oregon Institute of Technology where I teach Mixed Media Art and Art Journaling.

I believe that when we make art we are telling our own stories, and love watching them immerge, both in my own work and the work of others. Through my art I would like to convey the feeling of connecting to nature and humanity, timelessness and hope.  I especially love the Book Arts, Collage and Mixed Media. As an artist I am constantly learning and growing. Art is my passion, my love and my soul.

Teaching enables me to share my passion…nothing makes me happier than helping my students through their own process of creativity. My goal is to help you find your magic!

My book: Storytelling with Collage, was published in March of 2016 by North Light Books. And my newest book, Dancing on Raindrops was just released July 2017.

 

 

Come and watch the course trailer…

 

The early registration price for this one week course (4+ hours of content) is $28.00. You will have LIFETIME ACCESS* to the videos. This class will go live on November 13, 2017.

If you have any questions please email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com

See you in class,

Jeanne Oliver

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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”.

6. All of our courses are pre-recorded so you can watch at your convenience. The best part is that you have lifetime* access on all new purchases! Pretty awesome if you ask me.

*As long as we manage the creative network

24 Hours To Get The Early Registration Price | Exploring Your Fears Through Collage

***Last 24 hours to get the early registration price of $28***

Want to go on a creative adventure and figure some things out about yourself on the way? Today we are opening early registration for a brand new collage course being taught by art educator and therapist Stacy Stultz! Stacy will be leading us in Exploring Your Fears Through Collage!

We all know the healing power of creating and what it does for your happiness, contentment, and peace but this is bringing an even deeper healing power into your art.

A message from art educator and therapist Stacy Stutz

 


Exploring Your FEARS Through Collage

“In art one must throw one’s life away in order to gain it.” Kafka

Fear is a universal experience. In this class, we will examine and acknowledge our deep-seeded fear and sit with it through the process of collage and art assemblage until it resonates with us, leading us to a journey of healing. Fear is not a problem to be solved but a tool to dismantle our structures of being.

“Bravery is not the absence of fear but an intimacy with it.”

Collage allows for us to find images that we may not be able to create otherwise. Looking through collected imagery; finding words, photos and pictures which illustrate your fears may begin the process of stepping toward them. Once this process is complete and organized in visual form, we will then gather images that help to heal, unravel and dispel the myth of that fear or fears and how it plays a role in preventing you from growing into your gifts.

Hopefully, this process will find you humbled and befriending yourself.

“This very moment is the perfect teacher and is always present.’ Pema Chodren

Let’s journey to wholly unanticipated expansion. Let’s answer what our fear says about us and what we would like to do with that fear. Where there is fear there is power. Personal imagery can move us from fear to joy as we assemble. move paper, overlay and tell out stories through collage.

“The man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.” Micheal de Montaigne

We will witness the journeys of others and how they expressed their troubles and eventual healing through this process. I hope it will bring you some clarity and at least the beginning of a journey to self.

 

 

Supplies: Magazines, photo, hand-made images, words, phrases, glue sticks, glue, brushes, and card stock. Writing in any media and adding your own work is welcomed!

 

The early registration price for this one week course (4+ hours of content) is $28.00 and will go to $48 on September 13th @ 7pm MST. You will have LIFETIME ACCESS* to the videos. This class will go live on October 10, 2017.

Come and watch the course trailer…

If you have any questions about the course please email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com.

See you in class!

***

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”.

6. All of our courses are pre-recorded so you can watch at your convenience. The best part is that you have lifetime* access on all new purchases! Pretty awesome if you ask me.

*As long as we manage the creative network

 

 

Fancy Lassies with Kate Thompson Begins on Monday! | We Have a Sneak Peek

***Monday morning Kate Thompson’s brand new online course Fancy Lassies will begin***

Kate Thompson is back on our creative network! We are so fortunate to gather some of the most incredible artists around and we are honored to have Kate back and this time teaching how to make her whimsical girls!

Kate is one of the most extraordinary artists that I know and I have no doubt that you will leave this course with so many new ideas that you can incorporate into your own art!

Come and take a sneak peek into Kate’s new course…

 

Fancy Lassies with Kate Thompson |

In this class, we will be creating fanciful girls using watercolors, pastels, and acrylics. These girls are created in a somewhat whimsical way but with some understanding of a more realistic approach. There will be exercises in creating a more realistic portrait which we will then use and abstract to something more fanciful.

I will show you how to make little watercolor paper books where we will explore techniques, prints and color ways. This will be a wonderful record to rely on as we work on more finished pieces.

I will then guide you as you start working on your own girls. I do have templates to download for you to practice the painting techniques. I then demonstrate how to draw the girls that we will then transform into fanciful creatures with very different personalities.

I demonstrate how to draw a portrait using charcoal. I then layer the charcoal drawing with watercolors and white acrylic paint. We will then paint watercolor and acrylic roses to garnish her face.

Supplies:

Watercolor paper, watercolors, paintbrushes, acrylic paints, milk paint, matte medium, gesso, charcoal, stabilo, mechanical pencil

 

 

 

Come and watch the course trailer…

This one week course with 4 hours of content has lifetime* access and will begin on September 11, 2017. The registration price is $48 . To read more or to register click HERE.

If you have any questions about the course please email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com.

See you in class!

***

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”.

6. All of our courses are pre-recorded so you can watch at your convenience. The best part is that you have lifetime* access on all new purchases! Pretty awesome if you ask me.

*As long as we manage the creative network

Auction For Hurricane Harvey Relief | I Am Offering An Original Painting

 

If you are anything like me it seems like there is one thing after another lately. It is easy to wonder what can we do when there is so much that needs to be done.

I can struggle with these same thoughts but then I remember with deep knowing that little actions from many bring about big change, help, comfort etc. So, we are going to come together as a small group and make a small action knowing that others are doing the same.

Cat Kerr has organized an art auction and 100% of the donations will go directly to one of two organizations to help towards the huge relief effort of rebuilding and caring for all of those impacted from Hurricane Harvey. I am offering my original framed painting titled Circling The Storm. This is one of Kelly’s favorite pieces that I have done (he only told me that after I offered to give it away) so you may find him bidding against you:-)

 

This auction will be on Sept. 9th 7pm to 11pm EST. There will be 10 artists donating art.

Message from Cat Kerr:
-The highest bidder wins.
-At 11pm I will announce the winner of each piece.
-The winner makes a donation for the amount they won the piece.
-The winner submits their receipt of donation, along with their address information in a message to me.
-I will contact the corresponding artist with the shipping information of the winner.
-The artist will then mail the art piece to the winner.

Donations will be made to the Red Cross and Team Rubicon. You can choose which one you want to make the donation to. Please make sure that the donation goes to help those in Texas. I will need to see a receipt of donation.

Team Rubicon link :https://teamrubiconusa.org/
Red Cross Link: https://www.redcross.org/

Here are all of the artists participating:
1.Linda M Cain
2.Dina Speed Wakley
3.Jeanne Griffin Oliver
4. Cat Kerr
5.Jodi Ohl
6. Leslie Marsh
7. Mary Beth Shaw
8. Nellie Wortman
9. Sandra Evertson
10.Seth Apter
11. One Very Special Donation

Circling The Storm by Jeanne Oliver

Mixed media on wood

Measures 13.5″ x 13.5″ x 1.75″

|acrylic, charcoal, pastel, graphite|

This abstract was inspired by the colors and moody weather of the Oregon Coast.

This auction is set up as a Facebook event. Please follow this link and click that you are going. Please come back to the event on Sept. 9th 7pm to 11pm EST to bid.

 

Here is a short video of the other art also being auctioned…

 

I Am Teaching at the Donna Downey Studios in 2018 | Registration Just Opened!

 

I have been waiting patiently to announce my first workshop of 2018!

I will be coming back to the Donna Downey Studios and we will have three days to play with portraits!

I only travel to teach a few times a year because I love to be home with my family and I also teach in my own studio on our land.  When I travel it is because I KNOW it will be an amazing experience for myself and all of the women coming.

I am honored to be teaching at Donna’s studio again and I would LOVE to create with you!

 

The Details:

Product Description

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED. BREAKFAST, LUNCH, SNACKS, & DRINKS PROVIDED!!

Class size limited…

Workshop Description…

We are all surrounded by a cast of characters in our life and story.  Join me as we gather those characters and begin to create portraits that go deeper than what you see on the surface. Using my favorite sketching exercises, techniques and supplies we will dive into storytelling through portraits.

At the end of the first day, you will be surrounded by your portrait sketches your own story will start to be revealed. With our other days together we will build upon our sketches to create completed portrait work through paint and collage. We will alter our pieces with image transfers, hand-painted flowers, mark making, hand carved stamps and more.

Event Schedule……..

Friday, March 2, 2018
12:00pm – 5:00PM workshop
12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch provided at the studio

Saturday,  March 3, 2018
9:30am – students arrive at studio. Breakfast & coffee served.
10:00am – 5:00PM workshop
12:00-1:00pm – Lunch provided at the studio

Sunday, March 4, 2018
9:30am – students arrive at studio. Breakfast & coffee served.
10:00am – 2:00pm workshop
12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch provided at the studio

I would love to create with you North Carolina!

To read more or to register click HERE.

Art Journal It Out | Early Registration Just Launched!

Carrying my artist’s journal around with me wherever I go and finding new ways to capture and tell the stories that surround me has become one of my sweetest art journeys. Art journaling has given me a fun and easy way to PRACTICE and in turn, change my art. I am honored to tell you that art journaling artist Brittany Soucy has created an art journaling course just for us! Welcome to the early registration of Art Journal It Out!

 

Art Journal It Out

In this course, we will be art journaling.  I will be using a plethora of art supplies and explain how I use these supplies while discussing composition and mixed media techniques. I will demonstrate some portraiture and will teach you different ways I approach this in my art
journal. We will work on several spreads so you can try different styles and find new ways of growing your art skills.

We will go into each spread by layering handwriting with paint and gesso.  We will build upon those layers with mixed media and adhering paper and ephemera.  Then we will add a focal point and find a way to express a thought or feeling through your journaling. You will learn new
skills while creating something you love.

Try whatever you want – this is for YOU!   Make a mess, paint or cover up what you don’t like.

When you’re stuck, art journaling sets you free.  You open yourself up and let your frustrations go.  You gift yourself the joy of experimentation.  You discover that you have something to say and you open your heart.

 

 

Meet Brittany Soucy!

 

I live on the seacoast of New Hampshire. (Yes, that exists and it’s beautiful.) I’m grateful that all I have to do is walk across the yard to go to work in my 200 year old barn-studio. It’s like the dream of my childhood and the wish of my heart have come true.

I make art because it has always felt like a natural way to process my world. I find myself searching for beauty and craving to find interesting and nourishing ways to express it. I am captivated by light and how its warmth, healing, and truth illuminate everything it touches.

I believe that setting aside time for making and appreciating art is an act of self-care. I now understand that the process of art making is an important balm that propels us toward healing. When I was younger I worried that being creative and artistic was a useless talent to have, but now I consider it both a pleasure and a sacred responsibility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course trailer…

The early registration for this four course is $28, will launch on November 6, 2017 and has lifetime* access.

To read more or to register click HERE.

If you have any questions please email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com.

See you in class,

Jeanne Oliver

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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”.

6. All of our courses are pre-recorded so you can watch at your convenience. The best part is that you have lifetime* access on all new purchases! Pretty awesome if you ask me.

*As long as we manage the creative network

Fall Kitchen Tour 2017 and Recipe | Fig + Prosciutto Pizza

The neighborhood pool closed yesterday so I guess fall is around the corner! Thank you for joining me for the Seasons of Home Holiday Series. Come back each week over the next few months and get peeks into our home dressed up for Fall and Christmas.  Our hope is that this series will be glimpses into our homes during the holidays as we will be sharing inspiration for simple cozy spaces.

We went on a crazy home journey almost two years ago and you can read about it herehere and here.  We had no interest in moving and then here we are. It was 2 years ago this month that we looked at that first home and all of the adventuring began.

We have been in this home for 18 months now and we have worked the hardest to turn an unfinished workshop and garage into our new studio.  We have so many ideas and plans for this home and we have been having the best time making it ours.  Before we moved in we had the whole house painted Nano White by Behr (ceilings, walls, baseboards) and we had the window frames painted Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams. We also replaced all of the lighting throughout the whole house. It is amazing what just paint and lighting can do to transform a space.

All of the homes we put offers on were mid century or more modern homes.  We had been wanting this change for awhile and it feels so good to have this new creative energy. Creating comfortable and beautiful spaces within our home for our family and friends is one of my greatest joys.  We have taken our time over the past 18 months to make this home ours and we not in a rush to fill the space.  It has been so much fun to allow this home to organically come together.

Come on in as we foraged on our land for the branches and wildflowers throughout our kitchen to bring the changing season inside. I am also sharing one of our favorite homemade pizza recipes (we cheat a little with pre-made crust). Welcome!

 

 

Our kids were very happy that I had a lunchtime photo shoot. I made four of these and there was nothing left. When you have figs in season you have to add them wherever you can! All of the flavors of this pizza are so good together and don’t forget the lemon zest. I created a recipe for this but I just make them up based upon the flavors I have on hand and what is in season.

 

| We order our cauliflower crust from HERE |

 

As a family we are usually in the kitchen, the living room off the kitchen, in the library/piano room you see in the distance or the back patio.  I love how open this floorplan is and how it allows us to create a space that flows from space to space but also encourages places that encourage resting, reading and talking.

 

I love being able to have my most used serving pieces handy and visible. So many are from artisans or purchased in our travels. We have slowly begun collecting restored vintage French copper pots and pans from Sunday Broncantes. You have to be fast though…they sell out faster than I can usually get to them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every child that comes to our home thinks it is the coolest thing ever that we have a real phone attached to the wall. Then we tell them how we used to stretch the cord so far into our bedrooms while we were growing up for the tiny chance of privacy.

 

 

 

Come on over and join the tour. These are some of the best of the best and I am so honored to be included with this incredible lineup. The bonus is that you will have dinner and dessert ideas ready all week:-)

Ella Claire | Shades of Blue Interiors | Dear Lillie | Love Grows Wild

Craftberry Bush | Nesting with Grace | Rooms for Rent | Julie Blanner

Jeanne Oliver | Kindred Vintage | French Country Cottage | My Sweet Savannah

Jennifer Rizzo

and our featured guest this week, Michael from Inspired by Charm

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