Women of Advent | It Begins On Monday!


***Women of Advent will begin on Monday, November 20, 2017***


Come and watch the first sneak peeks into the actual video content of the course…



Sheila Atchley had such a desire to create something extra special for us this holiday season and she has brought to life The Women of Advent.


If the holiday season leaves you feeling a little scattered, you have come to the gathering-place. Come join a community of scattered-gathered hearts. Let’s slow down this season.

“Unfulfilled and fulfilled promise are related to each other, as are dawn and sunrise. Both are promise, and are in fact the same promise.” ~Karl Barth

The Women of Advent

Advent, in its simplest definition, means “to wait”. Each of us is waiting-with-an-ache for something; we are all waiting on a promise, on a dream to be fulfilled, waiting on a clean bill of health, a clear conscience, a mate, or a prodigal child to come home. To wait is to be human. To wait is to be. I want to unleash an army of women (and men) whose metric is grace. To wait is one thing – to wait with a well soul is THE one thing each of us needs most.

If you have ever wondered about the wonder of “Advent”, what it means, and who the season is for (hint: it isn’t just for the liturgical church!), this class is for you. If “the holidays” sometimes leave you feeling a little scattered, this class is for you. If your favorite thing to sketch or paint is faces, this class is for you. If your biggest nemesis is sketching or painting faces, this class is for you.



I’d love to invite you into a different experience this Advent. “The Women of Advent” offers four weeks of art instruction focused on sketching and painting the face. I will share some of my best tricks and tips with you! “The Women of Advent” also includes four weeks of soul-stirring devotional content, centered around the study of the four Old Testament women found in the genealogy of Christ.

All of it, art and devotional content, is designed to help you celebrate what I hope is the most meaningful Advent/Christmas season in recent memory.

So if the holiday season leaves you feeling a little scattered, you have come to the gathering-place. Come join a community of scattered-gathered hearts. Let’s slow down this season, and celebrate our Good…Great…Gathering God.


Come and watch the course trailer…

The registration price for this one week course (4+ hours of content) is $48.00. You will have LIFETIME ACCESS* to the videos. This class will go live on November 20, 2017.

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


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New Sculpting Course Open For Registration! {create your own holiday gifts this year}

I am thrilled to announce that Stephanie Lee will be teaching Hand Formed | Simple Sculpting {sculpting with plaster and clay} beginning NEXT month!

This is the perfect time to create special gifts that really mean something special for the holidays.

Stephanie is creating a course that will teach you the basics and beyond and you will walk away with multiple sculptures for yourself or others.

{The images below are just peeks into the kinds of projects being created. More images will be coming soon.}

There are few mediums that I enjoy as much as plaster and clay!

Come and check out the details and get in on the early registration price of $28.99. The course will be available on November 24th and the videos will be available for one year.


Here is a peek into the course…

“Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity.” 
 -Damien Hirst

In this playful exploration of three dimensional form, we will dive into the fundamentals of creating stable and long-lasting sculptures using plasters and clays that are readily accessible, fun to work with, and easily modified to create whatever form you want.

During the week of this jam packed course, we will build multiple projects from start to finish with each project emphasizing different techniques that can all be adapted and modified to be combined with all the other techniques taught in the course. Each project will demonstrate a different armature or foundation construction approach so that you can feel confident in the stability of your beautiful pieces no matter what the final form is. 

Once we have a stable foundation shape, we will explore various finishing and textural effects using paint, carving, sanding, finishing with encaustic medium, and incorporating paper ephemera & found objects. You can expect to get a bit messy but will enjoy that you most of the projects demonstrated can be created from start to finish in a day or less even with no prior sculpting experience.
Share the joy of the journey of this course with children or friends in playful collaboration or dive in the learning as sacred personal creative time to build objects of lasting beauty and joy.

“Art-making is not about telling the truth but making the truth felt” 

To read more or register click HERE.

See you in class!

Jeanne Oliver


To register:

1) go to jeanneoliver.ning.com and register (this is free)

2) once your account is active you can follow this link to go directly to Hand Formed | Simple Sculpting

3) once you are on the main page of the course please click the +join in the upper right hand corner, pay and you will be instantly in the course and ready for class on November 24th.

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Unique Gifts For The Decorator In Your Life {or yourself}

I am a little late in the day for my Friday post with gift ideas.

All of the shops I share are small shops that either sell vintage or make all of their products.

I hope you take a minute to look at their beautiful shops and hopefully even find a few things for someone special or yourself.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

I will be back Monday with a little recap from our day and the launch date for the new line.

See you on Monday!

Vintage grain sack from French Larkspur

1. grain sack pillows from Dreamy Whites

2.vintage typewriter from Advintageous

3. vintage file drawer from Sadie Olive

4. sketch from xPreston

5. paper garland from Alices Looking Glass

6. print from Tush Tush

7. vintage grain sack stocking from Pillow Beach

8.  wood garland from Little Wee Shop

9. tea towels from Jennifer Rizzo

10. vintage quilt from Sadie Olive

11. grain sack lavender pillows from Dreamy Whites



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