The Free Series Salt + Light Has Just Begun | This Will Change Your January

| You can pre-order the second printing of the Salt + Light devotional HERE |

Good Morning!

After all of the months preparing for Salt + Light it is finally here!

That is such a beautiful thing to have an idea, gather other people, follow through and see what comes of it.

This is a project that only came to life because many beautiful hearts said, “I’m in”.

Thank you to each man and woman that said YES to this project, got out of their comfort zone and expected a big God to show up in the middle of our day to day.

Welcome to Salt + Light: Impact The World Right Where You Are!

This is a free series that will go for the month of January.

Today we start Session One:

Come on over to our creative network at jeanneoliver.ning.com and watch the video for today all about using our authentic gifts, passions and calling to impact your world.

Grab your favorite people because this just may change your January!

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.

 

Our First Devotional | Listening

It has been months (way more than we intended) in the making!  Our first devotional is ready for pre-order and we couldn’t be more proud!

January of 2016 we launched our free video series Listening | Finding the Quiet on our creative network jeanneoliver.ning.com.

 

We have created a Listening devotional to use along with the free video series. The devotion is 94 pages filled with thought provoking lessons, gorgeous images and powerful scriptures.  The devotion measures 8x 10 with high quality paper. We have created this devotional to allow plenty of room for notes and space to reflect.

 

 

Here is a little information about the heart behind the series and the content you will find in the devotional…

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.

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 we don’t make intentional time with the Lord each day will it happen?  Our 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.

This study will be open , honest and Bible based. We hope you will join us for this free online study!

To sign up for the free study go to jeanneoliver.ning.com and to order the devotional go HERE.

 

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The Living Studio Video Series {With Kate Thompson}

We have a new video for the Living Studio Video Series!

The free series that is all about your favorite artists sharing how they create wherever they go.

Kate Thompson is our guest artist this month and sharing what the Living Studio means to her!

Kate will be sharing how to create substrates using plaster, stencils and lace!

Here is a little more about Kate and where you can learn from her…

I have always been a creative person, studied and received a degree in Fiber Arts and worked as a textile print designer in the apparel business in Los Angeles for 20 years. My real education started in 2009. I started painting and I haven’t stopped. I became so focused with my work and developed a discipline to practice every day. After a couple of years of devoted practice I saw improvement. The point is I was not a natural painter. I really had to work at it and found I loved the discipline I put on myself to grow as a painter. I am a Mixed Media Artist and what that means to me is the combining of mediums. I work with watercolors and gesso, acrylics with oil, pastels with inks or all of them put together. I am an  experimenter.   I create my own substrates using vintage linens or painting on ledger paper. I also paint on more traditional substrates such as watercolor paper and canvas. I like adding plaster to everything! Right now my focus is on portraits and figures, but I am open to painting flowers ,  buildings and animals (as you will see in my new class). I like painting in muted colors and earthtones. I also love to paint color and this year every one of my paintings will have some pink in it. I really love pink which is surprising because I was always a tom girl.

I teach online as well a studio classes. I teach all over the United States, here are a few venues- Random Arts, Saluda, NC, Donna Downey Studio, Huntersville, NC, Art and Soul, Portland, Virginia Beach , Art Unraveled ,Phoenix as well as private workshops. My passion is focused on the creative process and I am as passionate about teaching as I am at creating art.

I sell my work on my website as well as at all teaching venues.

To learn more about me, visit me at:

www.fracturedangelics.com

www.fracturedangelics.blogspot.com

facebook.com/katethompsonartist

 

Join me for a FREE art video series! In The Living Studio Video Series you will have the opportunity to watch technique and medium videos from some of your favorite artists. The hope is that you will learn what practices different artists use to make their art a daily practice and how they create their studio wherever they go.

My heart behind The Living Studio is that we will all learn to explore and create wherever we live.

I hope to inspire people to step out of the comfort of their studios and out into the world and boldly create based upon the beauty all around them.

I don’t know how many times over the years I had walked past a person sketching in an art museum, painting in the gardens, practicing their watercolors in the mountains or writing at a cafe and I have stopped a moment to envy them.

They were doing it!

They HAD to be creative.

It is a practice and a preparedness that motivates you to create your studio wherever you go.

With practice and always having your tools with you…you live your creativity and the world becomes your studio.

To register to watch this free series…

 

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

 

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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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Let’s Start 2016 In The Most Creative Way!

It is hard to believe that 2015 is coming to a close. I love looking back over this past year and seeing all of the ways we created together!

I am excited to create with you again in 2016 with a brand new art journaling course Reflections: Paint Your Story.

Join me for a two week art journaling online course all about unraveling your own story and creating authentic art that only you can tell.

I have five incredible guest artists joining me too! You will have mini lessons from Danielle Donaldson, Cathy Walters, Stephanie Ackerman, Junelle Jacobsen and Sheila Atchley!  This course will be so rich in content!

When I started to see my own stories as being meaningful and significant my art began to change.

When I could look back and find my own timeline and defining moments I was able to start digging deeper as an artist and my creating became more of a time of remembering, honoring, forgiving, healing and celebrating.

It made me more intentional about where I wanted to go creatively and how I wanted to share it.

If you think your story isn’t good enough…you are mistaken.

If you are afraid to tell your story…maybe it is time to find freedom

If you have never told your story…it is time.

If you want to create authentic art that no one else can create…let’s get started.

To read more or to register click HERE.

I would love to have you take a look at the course trailer.

Did you join us last January for the free Becoming series?

I am thrilled to let you know that we have a brand new free series called Listening | Finding the Quiet starting on January 1, 2016 and we would love to have you join us!

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

You can watch the trailer HERE.

To read more or to register click HERE.

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Don’t Let Lies Define Your Identity {Boxes aren’t for you}

While I was growing up I went to a Christian high school that gave out a “Christian Character Award” each year.

I didn’t understand it even back then but I sure as heck knew I wasn’t going to get it.

I always loved Jesus but I talked too much in class, doodled when I should have been listening, laughed really loud (really) and probably had too many opinions about everything.

Even as an adult I would get quiet when women would talk about their prayer schedule or I would see their super duper highlighted Bibles.

Crap, was I supposed to have a color coded system?  I was falling short.  That dang award was still out of my reach.

Was a colorful Bible the proof of my heart?

I knew it wasn’t but I did get uncomfortable if I wasn’t able to instantly find Habakkuk. Serious. It’s in there!

It took spending time with the Lord and hearing HIS heart for ME that helped me to see that I was exactly the Christian woman He wanted and needed.

I talk. A lot. So what!  Look at all the good that talking has done for me! Heck, I have made a career of it it.

My doodling during class TOTALLY paid off.

My love of art is one of the most beautiful parts of my life.

I don’t know what I can say about my loud laughing except people really know I have joy:-) A lot of it!

Just ask anyone that has ever sat near me at any event.  It can be a problem.

The opinions have brought me the most rich and beautiful friendships, discussions, heart for women, love of learning with my kids and the love of sharing my thoughts in my teaching.

Guys, I was never supposed to fit in a box and neither are you!

I hope you will join me for the next 8 weeks for the FREE series Becoming | The Unfolding of You.

I can tell you already that it is going to be good.

Not because I am awesome or the other women are awesome (which they are) but because the Lord is Awesome.

I know. I know. I know that He just wants you to see yourself the way He sees you.

We are going to just have fun.

We just want to be open and real with you guys and maybe something sweet will come out of that.

A few times a week we will have a few talking videos and a few creative videos.

Everything is pre-recorded so you can watch the videos at your convenience.

Did I mention it is FREE. Totally free.

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 Becoming | The Unfolding of You

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 Becoming | The Unfolding of You

4) Click on Becoming | The Unfolding of You

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 6, 2015

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Creatively Made Kids {a brand new free series just for kids}

Good Morning!

We have some fun news around here and we hope you will like it too.

Today is the launch of our brand new free series Creatively Made Kids!

Each month my daughter Madolyn will share a craft, recipe etc. with other kids on our creative network.

We look forward to growing this aspect of our site and we welcome your children to come on over and to get creative with us.

This month Maddy is sharing how to make a pom pom garland.

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 Creatively Made Kids:

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

2) Click on Creatively Made Kids with Madolyn Oliver

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 video!

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