Making Art Sing with Julie Johnson begins in Less Than TWO WEEKS!

One of the most popular classes on our creative network last year was Julie Johnson’s Scribble Art!

Julie is a born teacher and she provides rich content full of technique, inspiration and encouragement.

We are honored to have her back on our creative network teaching her newest online course…

Making Art Sing | Values, Shapes and Lines

This is a one week course that will compliment and expand on her very popular online course Scribble Art! You do not have to take her first course to take Making Art Sing.

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In Julie’s words about her newest online workshop…

Making art sing is finding a melody that is unique to each one of us in our art.

We all have our own voice.

It’s time to find the confidence in the gracefulness of your lines and notes of yummy moments that turn into our focal points along with the success of values.

We will be using simple materials in order to really see the form and study the movement of the head and body and street scene, hands, and intuitive drawing. Most materials you probably already own, pencil, pen, stabilo marks-all pencil, charcoal, ink, gesso, eraser, paintbrush, q-tips, Art journal, Bristol paper. Add a couple new materials; vellum (is a versatile 90lb multi-purpose paper, semi transparent using the tooth side we will use ink and charcoal) and inktense pencils (waterbased) and that is all we need to make art that sings with your voice!!!

Looking forward to hearing all the different tones as we study values.

A peek into the rich course content

The registration price for this one week, lifetime* access course of $48.98. This course will begin on February 15, 2016.

 

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”.

*as long as we manage this site

 

The Living Studio Friday Prompt

Welcome to the Living Studio Friday Prompt!

Each Friday you will get an art quote and a printable prompt that hopefully will get you motivated to get your supplies out over the weekend and throughout the week.

We will share supply links, inspiring artist stories and art that goes along with the prompt.

I am only able to teach at 1-2 Living Studio retreats a year and not everyone is able to join me for an in person workshop.

I am hoping this is a fun way for us to connect each week.

My hope is that you will connect with us through our free Living Studio video series online, join the Living Studio Facebook page and share your art and start connecting with other members in your area to get out of your studio and creating art in the studio of your town, parks, cafes and museums.

Welcome to The Living Studio Friday Prompt!

Click HERE to download your free PDF

Click HERE to download your free PDF

While I was teaching the Living Studio Normandy this past fall we had the privilege of spending time in the home of a French artist.

It was such a sweet time of seeing his work, exploring his home and yard and also hearing about his artist process.

All along the floor and walls of the artist’s home were paintings and the most shocking thing was the two completely different styles represented.

The piece of gold that I left that day with was that the artist paints in two completely different styles AND mediums.

He has an alter ego and uses an alias on half of his work. I decided right then and there that I  think needed one too.

So, I have come up with the name and I just need to dive in and give her name a voice.

What about you?

**The Living Studio Friday Prompts will be back after our move. Expect to see them mid February after we get a bit adjusted in our new space. Thank you so much.**

 

 

 

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Eek…Only Five More Days!

Only FIVE more days before our newest free series begins!

Last year we were blown away by the response to the free series Becoming | The Unfolding of You.

This series was all about seeing yourself as Christ sees you and it was heart changing for so many of us.

We saw over 6,000 men and women join us from all over the world!

This year we had no plans to offer another free series in January because we thought we would be in the middle of moving (that whole story will be coming soon) and some other life stuff but I heard loud and clear that we needed to do it again.

I have learned by now that when you know you need to do something…jump in and get it done! I don’t want to miss out on anything that the Lord has for us and you!

Just like last year we sent out emails explaining the heart behind this year’s series and once again the most BEAUTIFUL emails came back to us!

Guys, so many people let us know that they had been praying and asking the Lord for ways to talk about him, share their stories and to connect with people in a whole new way. Isn’t that the coolest?!

These men and women that are just crazy about Jesus and crazy about you are coming together to share their own journeys and stories!

This year we would love to have you join us for Listening | Finding the Quiet!

Join over 20 men and women for a four week study all about finding the quiet in each day and hearing the voice of God.

I would love to have you watch the series trailer…

The world can be so loud and we desperately need quiet. We need time to think, process, pray, worship, plan, dream, forgive, heal and find direction. To just be still. Do we give ourselves this time to be quiet and truly listen to the voice of the Lord? Are you striving and trying to navigate life in your own strength? Are you tired? Do you know that the Lord pursues you? Do you know that he wants to carry your burdens? Do you know that he deeply longs to communicate with you and have a relationship with you? Are you ready to find the quiet and listen to his voice?

If you don’t make intentional time with the Lord each day will it happen? Your walk with the Lord is a relationship and relationships only grow when we make time for each other. Each week you will hear Listening stories from the men and women in this study. We will be sharing our own journeys of listening and intentionally finding the quiet.

We hope you will join us January 2016 for this free online study!

Come and check out the men and women that will be a part of the Listening series!

Amanda Purvis

Courtney Walsh

Jen Wagner

Ernest Smith

Paige Knudsen

Sheila Atchley

Alicia Hutchinson

Bre Doucette

Cindy Taylor

Amber Newberry

Brandi Pahl

Junelle Jacobsen

Lisa Leonard

Rebecca McCollough

Kennesha Buycks

Aaron Wagner

Leslie Williams

Jenni Bowlin

Lis Dunn

Meg Duerkson

Julie Johnson

Marian Parsons

Jeanne Oliver

To join this free study you just need to be registered at jeanneoliver.ning.com (registering is free).

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

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

To register for Listening | Finding the Quiet

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

2) Go to the bottom of the course and click “view all” to find Listening | Finding the Quiet

4) Click on Listening | Finding the Quiet

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 for the study to begin on January 1, 2016

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Holiday Decor Highlights

Last week’s Holiday House Walk was so incredible and I was blown away by the creativity and beauty coming from each home.

I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite images from the tour.

If you would like to take the tour from the beginning I know you will love seeing the whole thing start to finish!

Thank you Jen for bringing all of these women together and sharing so much inspiration.


Jeanne Oliver

Jen Wagner

My Sweet Savannah

Rooms For Rent

Eclectically Vintage

Liz Marie

City Farmhouse

Chronicles of Home

Susie Harris

The Lily Pad Cottage

At The Picket Fence

French Country Cottage

The Golden Sycamore

East Coast Creative

Golden Boys and Me

Just Destiny Mag

Craftberry Bush

Dear Lillie

Restoration House

Number 53

Rusty Hinge

The Shabby Nest

Ella Claire

Unskinny Boppy

Jenna Berger

Live Sweet Photography

Duke Manor Farm

The Yellow Cape Cod

Town and Country Living

Nesting With Grace

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Paige Knudsen

Everyday Enchanting

Kindred Vintage

Is your creativity ready to explode?  So much goodness!

If you love what they have created make sure you go and let them know!

Make sure you also check out our Housewalk Pinterest board with Good Housekeeping!

Here’s the full Line-Up of the Holiday Housewalk:

1. Jennifer Rizzo
2. Liz Marie Blog
3. Just Destiny Mag
4. Eclectically Vintage
5. Dear Lillie
6. Kindred Vintage
7. City Farmhouse
8. My French Country Cottage
9. Lily Pad Cottage
10. Jeanne Oliver
11. Rooms for Rent
12. Paige Knudsen
13. Craftberry Bush
14. Rusty Hinge
15 .Town and County Living
16. Duke Manor Farm
17. Shabby Nest
18. Restoration House
19. Jenna Burger Design
20. At the Picket Fence
21. Yellow Cape Cod
22. East Coast Creative
23. Golden Sycamore
24. Jennifer Wagner
25. Unskinny Boppy
26. Ella Claire
27. My Uncommon slice of Suburbia
28. My Sweet Savannah
29. My Golden Boys and Me
30. Susie Harris
31. Number 53

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The Living Studio Friday Prompt

We have so many fun and amazing things planned for the Living Studio but one thing we wanted to start ASAP was a weekly Friday prompt.

Each Friday you will get an art quote and a printable prompt that hopefully will get you motivated to get your supplies out over the weekend and throughout the week.

We will share supply links, inspiring artist stories and art that goes along with the prompt.

I am only able to teach at 1-2 Living Studio retreats a year and not everyone is able to join me for an in person workshop.

I am hoping this is a fun way for us to connect each week.

My hope is that you will connect with us through our free Living Studio video series online, join the Living Studio Facebook page and share your art and start connecting with other members in your area to get out of your studio and creating art in the studio of your town, parks, cafes and museums.

Welcome to The Living Studio Friday Prompt!

Click HERE to download a printable PDF

Click HERE to download a printable PDF

 

Don’t limit yourself to sketching just with a pencil.  You can quickly “sketch” with almost any medium and find new ways to express yourself through your art.

Ink is one of my favorite ways to sketch and also one of my favorite tools to use with graphite, charcoal and paint.

Below I am sharing some of my favorite art tools but feel free to start with anything and just have fun.

Keep it simple and don’t ever think that buying more supplies equals making art. Make art. Have fun. Practice with what you have.

(I love the sephia, black and grey)

Don’t be afraid to experiment with the ink by adding water, gesso, charcoal and paint.

I have created a Pinterest board for more Ink Works inspiration.

I hope the video below will not only inspire you but also encourage you to take your ink with you anywhere you go.

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Listening | Finding the Quiet {free study starting January 1, 2016}

Last year we were blown away by the response to the free series Becoming | The Unfolding of You

This series was all about seeing yourself as Christ sees you and it was heart changing for so many of us.

We saw over 6,000 men and women join us from all over the world!

This year we had no plans to offer another free series in January because we thought we would be in the middle of moving (that whole story will be coming soon) and some other life stuff but I heard loud and clear that we needed to do it again.

I have learned by now that when you know you need to do something…jump in and get it done! I don’t want to miss out on anything that the Lord has for us and you!

Just like last year we sent out emails explaining the heart behind this year’s series and once again the most BEAUTIFUL emails came back to us!

Guys, so many people let us know that they had been praying and asking the Lord for ways to talk about him, share their stories and to connect with people in a whole new way. Isn’t that the coolest?!

These men and women that are just crazy about Jesus and crazy about you are coming together to share their own journeys and stories!

This year we would love to have you join us for Listening | Finding the Quiet!

Join over 20 men and women for a four week study all about finding the quiet in each day and hearing the voice of God.

If would love to have you watch the series trailer..

The world can be so loud and we desperately need quiet. We need time to think, process, pray, worship, plan, dream, forgive, heal and find direction.  To just be still.   Do we give ourselves this time to be quiet and truly listen to the voice of the Lord?  Are you striving and trying to navigate life in your own strength? Are you tired?  Do you know that the Lord pursues you?  Do you know that he wants to carry your burdens? Do you know that he deeply longs to communicate with you and have a relationship with you?  Are you ready to find the quiet and listen to his voice?

If you don’t make intentional time with the Lord each day will it happen?  Your walk with the Lord is a relationship and relationships only grow when we make time for each other.  Each week you will hear Listening stories from the men and women in this study.  We will be sharing our own journeys of listening and intentionally finding the quiet.

We hope you will join us January 2016 for this free online study!

Come and check out the men and women that will be a part of the Listening series!

Amanda Purvis

Courtney Walsh

Jen Wagner

Ernest Smith

Paige Knudsen

Sheila Atchley

Alicia Hutchinson

Bre Doucette

Cindy Taylor

Amber Newberry

Brandi Pahl

Junelle Jacobsen

Lisa Leonard

Rebecca McCollough

Kennesha Buycks

Aaron Wagner

Leslie Williams

Jenni Bowlin

Lis Dunn

Meg Duerkson

Julie Johnson

Jeanne Oliver

To join this free study you just need to be registered at jeanneoliver.ning.com (registering is free).

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

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

To register for Listening | Finding the Quiet

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

2) Go to the bottom of the course and click “view all” to find Listening | Finding the Quiet

4) Click on Listening | Finding the Quiet

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 for the study to begin on January 1, 2016

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Bhome {I am joining the party}

Months ago I was contacted to be a part of the launch of a brand new app called Bhome.

As much as I have social media in my life for my business I have to be honest that I get overwhelmed by too many things coming at me and the idea of learning one more new thing just usually keeps me from jumping into things way behind other people.  The more I was learning about Bhome and the more my friends were sharing about the app I decided to see what all the talk was about.  The more I learned the more I wanted to be a part of it.  ONE app that allows you to follow your favorite bloggers all in one place!  You can easily access their projects, discussions, facebooks pages and even what they are pinning.  This would actually make my life easier to have everything in one spot and to easily access only what I want to see.

If you want to see how this FREE app works Donna from Funky Junk Interiors has created a fun video to show you all the details!  I am very visual so this was so good for me.

Drum roll…Jeanne Oliver Designs is now a part of the Bhome app and it will be such an easy way for us to keep in touch and for you to see what we are working on!

Thank you for Bhome for including me with so many other creatives that inspire me all of the time.  It is such an honor to be asked and to be able to share what we are working on over here.

To celebrate we are giving away one of our Piper Art Bags over on Bhome!

I would love for you to find us on the app, favorite us and connect in this fun and new way!  I promise it will be easy:-)

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