Book of Trees Begins On Monday!

***Class begins on Monday***

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.

Here is the first peek into the video content…

 

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 alongside 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 handmade 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 with 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 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 13, 2017.

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

See you in class,

Jeanne Oliver

***

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 to all new purchases! Pretty awesome if you ask me.

*As long as we manage the creative network

Fall Favorite | Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup

***An oldie by goodie***

I am pretty much addicted to anything pumpkin so when fall comes around we turn to some of our pumpkin favorites.

Pumpkin pancakes with apple cider syrup is a fall staple for as long as I can remember.

THIS is the recipe that the kids ask for on special occasions and especially during the fall.

We made ours gluten free but tweak it anyway you want to make it your own.

We hope you love them as much as we do.

We thought it would be fun to share the video of us making them from a few years back.

Isn’t Benny the cutest!

Book of Trees | 24 Hours Left Early Registration

***24 Hours Left For The Early Registration Price of $28***

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 alongside 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 handmade 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 with 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. The price will go to $48 on October 14 @ 10am MST. 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

***

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 to all new purchases! Pretty awesome if you ask me.

*As long as we manage the creative network

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Fall Porch 2017 | Seasons of Home Series

 

When we first saw our home and land it was covered in snow but out of my future studio windows I saw this opening in the trees and I immediately imagined lights, a long farm table and a gathering place for family and friends.

Over the past year and a half, we have hosted workshop lunches in that gathering place, homecoming dinner, pizza with family and cocktails for more than I can count. With an umbrella of tree branches, soft lights and enough seating for everyone this simple space has made my heart so happy.

I hope you will join me and the other bloggers over the next months for the Seasons of Home Series hosted and created by Kristen Whitby of Ella Claire. This fall we have teamed up with Joss and Main to help create a beautiful and stylish outdoor space. It is fun anytime I can work with them and they have brought such beautiful and affordable items into our home.

On the day I set up for this photo shoot we had friends arriving from out of town. They were joining us after two long days of looking at homes and land and this is what was waiting for them when they arrived on our land.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a cabinet full of my core decorating and styling elements. I like to mix textures, sheens, styles and to always bring in natural elements when possible. Because I already have my decorating favorites all in one place it is easy to bring a space together in an authentic and natural manner. I am a big believer that once you know your style and what elements you love to use in your decor it helps you not only bring a space together but also to not purchase things you do not need or use.

I also love to mix natural elements like branches, plants, lambskin, the raw wood of the farm table and mix with candles, lights and the sheen of beautiful glassware, mirror and brass. Some of the prettiest elements of this gathering space were found at Joss and Main.

We were able to bring together a cocktail station with the brass and mirror cocktail cart and gorgeous glassware from Joss and Main. It was the perfect addition to this gathering space.

 

One of our families favorite new additions to this space is the gas firepit from Joss and Main. With the lights and the firepit, it has become a magical space among the trees and I couldn’t be happier with this sweet space.

 

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Pumpkin Pancakes and Apple Cider Syrup | Our kids LOVE these

I am pretty much addicted to anything pumpkin so when fall comes around we turn to some of our pumpkin favorites.

Pumpkin pancakes with apple cider syrup is a fall staple for as long as I can remember.

THIS is the recipe that the kids ask for on special occasions and especially during the fall.

We made ours gluten free but tweak it anyway you want to make it your own.

We hope you love them as much as we do.

We thought it would be fun to share the video of us making them from a few years back.

Isn’t Benny the cutest!

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How To Create Inviting Outdoor Spaces This Fall

 

What is not to love about a holiday all about family, friends, good food and just being together!?

If you live where it is warm enough to still entertain outside I highly recommend it this Thanksgiving.

Being outside is unexpected for dinner parties and it really brings new energy into your gatherings.

I wanted to share how to bring our own fall tablescape together by using as an example of a tablescape I designed last fall in our last home.

1.Before I put the table together I thought about how could I make our table a little different this time, make use of our space (yard), incorporate colors of the season and use decor I already owned.

2.My hope is that you would also “shop” your own house and incorporate the beautiful things you already own. Maybe a little foraging too:-)

3. Bring out blankets, wool pillows, napkins (they were really hand towels) for color and texture. I love creating layers in decorating (as with clothing) so this step is important to me to creating a warm and cozy table.

4. Bring out the dishes and glassware.  For this table I am just using our everyday white dishes but mixing them with our nice crystal. Mix and match your pieces and have fun with them. They are there to be USED.

5. Add height to your table.  I did this by adding the wooden candlesticks with white tapers, stacking pumpkins, putting the wine on the table, adding a wood and marble pedestal and adding simple candles on top with twine for texture.

6. Now, fill it in with all of the special touches of the season. I filled it with white hydrangeas to keep it neutral (this is very typical for me with flowers), large pinecones, leaves, branches and acorns.

7. Add sparkle. For us this was having the crystal wine glasses, silverware and especially hanging the vintage chandelier (it was not wired in and was there just for looks).

8. Light the fireplace, light the candles, turn the music on and crack a bottle of wine and you are ready to begin.

The more you do this the more you will get comfortable just shopping your own home and making little changes to your tablescape for the seasons. You will have a go to layout and just change out the dishes or flowers or seasonal filler.

Most importantly…You will never regret making your holiday about the people that join you around that table.  AND When you have fun so will the people that you love around that table.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte | Fall is Here

It is November 1st and that is the beginning of the holidays in my book.

I have already started planning with our family what they want to do for Thanksgiving, I may have bought a ton of wrapping paper at Target today, the fireplace is on and the weather is finally embracing my love of sweaters!

November and December is such a sweet time to intentionally make space in your heart and home to welcome others into your space.

I hope you will join our creative team and me all month as we share some new ideas and some of favorites from years past!

 

 

When fall is even remotely near I begin craving a pumpkin spice latte.

Because of my allergies I am not able to purchase one from a cafe because of the dyes in the syrup.

I have tried different recipes over the past years, I have tweaked many recipes and I feel like I have finally found one that I love!

This recipe is soooo good and worth the few minutes of work.

The best part is that you know everything that is in your latte and you don’t have to feel too bad about your fall addiction:-)

Let me know if you if you make one yourself!

 

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

{makes 2 servings}

1 cup whole milk

2-3 tablespoons organic pumpkin puree

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups strong coffee

Whipped Cream

Half and Half

Sugar/Stevia to taste

Nutmeg or Pumpkin Spice to top off the whipped cream

*In a bowl whisk together the milk, pumpkin, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla

*Heat the milk mixture (I heat mine in the top area of my Bialetti)

{I then take the heated milk mixture and mix it in my Bodum milk frother}

*Make strong coffee in your coffee maker or French Press

*Divide your coffee and milk mixture in your coffee cup

*Add cream and sugar (I use 1 packet of Stevia) to taste

*Finish it off with whipped cream and ground nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice

Join our creative team and me as we share our fall and holiday favorites all month along!

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