Final Peek Into Let Us Make | It Will Begin On Monday!

Let Us Make with Sheila Atchley will begin on Monday, August 7th!

One of my dearest friends in the world is my beautiful friend Sheila Atchley. In my life, she is trusted and true and one of the wisest people I know. She is a straight talker, deep thinker and creative soul that longs for truth and beautiful conversation.

It is with deep joy that I share that we are offering Sheila’s first online course, Let Us Make!

Let Us Make!

An artful, playful exploration of creation, purpose, theology, and story, as we rediscover them all in Genesis chapter 1 of the Bible.
Even though we are taking our text from the Bible, you do not have to be a Christian to take this course. This course is for anyone who loves nature, art, and spirituality.

Together we will play with techniques such as abstract flow art, botanical art, and expressive portraiture. We will try our hand at painting things that fly and things that swim, and we will “paint with light” at least two or three different ways.

If you’ve ever wished you could have an excuse to spend more time outdoors; if you’ve ever wished you could gain some perspective on your own story, and come to know for sure why you are alive, this is the course for you. All these things will be explored through art and scripture, in a safe, nonjudgmental, even playful atmosphere. I’m excited for you to join me in “Let Us Make”.

COME AND WATCH THE UPDATED COURSE TRAILER…

 

Let Us Make will begin on August 7th, have 4+ hours of content and lifetime* access. The registration price is $48.

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

See you in class!

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

*As long as we manage the creative network

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I Am Speaking | Brave Girl Symposium

 

We need some rest every so often from all that’s going on in the world…
Wouldn’t it be great to go somewhere where the topics of politics, religion, sexuality, ethnicity and anything else that could be divisive is off limits for just a few days? A place where we can just be together and talk about soul things? Well that’s what Symposium is! Even though you will be in a room with women from all backgrounds, belief systems, and surrounded by all kinds of diversity…we will only be focusing on how to be good sisters to each other…telling soul-to-soul stories. 
 
I am excited to tell you that I will be one of the speakers this year at the Brave Girl Symposium and this year it is all about our stories.
You know how I feel about telling our stories!
What

Inspiring speakers
World-class entertainment
Art & Creativity
Boutique Shopping
Connecting, Idea-Sharing, Art-Making, Relaxation, FUN
plus the new All Sisters Choir
register here
(payment plans available)
terms & conditions

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When 

 July 6, 7, & 8…plus two free (optional) bonus days on July 5 and 9
full schedule

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Where

???The Riverside Hotel….on the banks of the beautiful Boise River in Boise, ID.
travel & lodging information

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Who
YOU! Plus your hosts, Brave Girl Founders Melody Ross & Kathy Wilkins,
with special guests including:
Jeanne Oliver, Yve Evans, Pixie Lighthorse, Kelly Rae Roberts,
Kallie Maughan, Flora Bowley, Margie Romney- Aslett and more!
highlights from 2016 Symposium here
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Plus several small, optional breakout sessions!

Your Symposium ticket includes access to nearly non-stop live music, talks by inspiring women from different walks of life, special boutique shopping, art-making, music-making, lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday, and so much more!  Whether you come with friends or come alone, come for a life-changing experience!  

To read more or to register click HERE.
I hope to see you there and to hear YOUR story!

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The Living Studio | Amsterdam and Beyond River Cruise

 

 

 

Detailed Itinerary

April 14-23, 2018

The Living Studio | Amsterdam and Beyond

DAY 1

AMSTERDAM

Arrive in Amsterdam today, check into your hotel and enjoy some free time.

DAY 2

AMSTERDAM

Your day in Amsterdam begins with a panoramic tour of the city, on which you will see renowned landmarks like the Royal Palace and a windmill. The rest of the day is yours to explore this grand capital. (B)

DAY 3

AMSTERDAM – EMBARKATION

Check out of your hotel today and transfer to your ship. Later tonight enjoy a welcome aboard dinner. (B,D)

DAY 4

AMSTERDAM – HOORN

This morning the ship cruises the Ijsselmeer River to Hoorn, where you have a choice of three activities. The first is a visit to a family-run tulip farm, where you will learn about growing these flowers, tour greenhouses and discover over one million tulips in different colors, species and phases of growth. The second option is a walking tour of Hoorn, where you will tour De Halve Maen, a replica of the Dutch East India Company’s most famous ship and then stroll through this town’s beautiful harbor. Those that are more active may choose to join a guided bike tour through West-Friesland, where windmills, tulip fields and fruit orchards abound. (B,L,D)

DAY 5

MIDDELBURG

After cruising the Delta today, you can explore Middelburg, which boasts more than 1,000 city monuments, on a walking tour. Alternatively, you may explore the Delta Works storm surge barrier, which showcases steel doors that are 147 feet wide, an impressive series of dams and Dutch hydraulic engineering. Your last option is a guided bike tour through this historic city. (B,L,D)

DAY 6

ANTWERP, BELGIUM

This morning, you will have your choice of one of three different excursions. Your first option is a walking tour of Antwerp on which you will see Antwerp Castle, Grote Market, Brabo Fountain and the city’s superb architecture. Your other options are a visit to Rubens House, the former home of the famous Flemish Baroque painter, or guided bike tour. This afternoon, choose between a Belgian chocolates and waffles tasting or a visit to Floralia, an annual spring flower show that spans over 34 acres and features approximately one million bulbs that are hand-planted each year by the castle staff. (B,L,D)

DAY 7

GHENT

Today, you can either choose a full day excursion to Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or stay to explore Ghent. Bruges features many marvelous things to see, including Grote Market and the city’s historic center. Those that prefer Ghent will have a choice between a walking tour and chocolate tasting, with highlights like Belfry Hall, the Koornlei, the Graslei and the Castle of the Counts. (B,L,D)

DAY 8

ROTTERDAM, KINDERDIJK – SCHOONHOVEN

This morning there are three ways you can discover Rotterdam. The first takes you to see The Hague and then visit Delft, known for its canals, historic town center and being the manufacturing base for Delftware, hand-painted blue pottery. Alternatively, you may explore the Delta Works, which showcase an impressive series of dams and Dutch hydraulic engineering, or join a guided bike tour. In the afternoon, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk, a lovely village renowned for having the country’s greatest concentration of windmills, all dating from the 18th century. Tonight the ship cruises to Schoonhoven, where you will have some free time as we moor overnight. (B,L,D)

DAY 9

AMSTERDAM

We arrive in Amsterdam today. Admire the spectacular display of millions of flowering tulips during your morning excursion to the world famous 70-acre Keukenhof Gardens. In the afternoon enjoy a scenic cruise through the historic harbor and canals of Amsterdam. See the beautiful homes that line the water, the fabled Skinny Bridge, and the famous house where Anne Frank spent years in hiding during World War II. You can opt instead for an excursion to delightful Zaanse Schans, a small historic village just outside of Amsterdam, or stay in Amsterdam for a walking tour of the upscale Jordaan district. The ship moors overnight in Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

DAY 10

DISEMBARKATION – DEPART AMSTERDAM

Disembark the ship and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

What is included in your 9 night/ 10 day stay

*7 nights deluxe cruise accommodations in an outside stateroom – most staterooms offer French balconies.
*Art classes with Jeanne Oliver
*Daily creative prompts to inspire you to create in new ways while traveling
*You will be provided with your own portable studio so you can create anywhere you go
*”Limited Edition Tours”
*Life-enriching tours with personal headset included
*Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations
*Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
*Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms
*Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
*Multiple dining venues
*Unlimited red & white wines from France’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
*Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
*Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner
*Transfer from the ship to the hotel in Amsterdam
*2 nights hotel accommodation in Amsterdam
*Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
*Services of professional Cruise Manager
*All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
*Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways
*All port fees, taxes
* This does not include airfare

 

A peek into life on the ship…

 

Join me: April 14-23, 2018 for the Living Studio | Amsterdam and Beyond
In US dollars:  Starting at $4107.00 per person / double occupancy

Cabin Choices:

Cabin E $4107 per person /double occupancy

Cabin D $4406 per person/ double occupancy

Cabin CB $4706 per person/ double occupancy

Cabin CA $5006 per person/ double occupancy

Cabin BB $5506 per person/ double occupancy

Cabin BA $5706 per person/ double occupancy

Cabin AB $5906 per person/ double occupancy

Cabin AA $6106 per person/ double occupancy

Cabin SS $7406.00 per person/ double occupancy

 

To look at the room plans of the AmaKristina click HERE.

 
Deposit (non-refundable) due on contract signing $1000,00

Payment Schedule:

We will set up a payment schedule just for you

If you are interested in The Living Studio | Amsterdam and Beyond River Cruise please email Jeanne Oliver at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com to answer any questions and/or to place your deposit on this once in a lifetime art retreat.

To make your non-refundable deposit click on the register image below…

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Paint Your Town | Mixed Media Urban Landscapes BEGINS TOMORROW

I have been working on a very special project for awhile now and I am so excited to tell you about it.

When I came up with the idea of The Living Studio it was based upon the idea and belief that the whole world should be our studio.

I have taken people to Italy and France and soon The Danube to create art BUT if we only wait for special big trips then we miss out on growing our art on a daily basis and seeing the beauty right in front of us!

I want you to become a tourist in your own town and start connecting daily with the ordinary and familiar in a whole new way…

 

In Paint Your Town | Mixed Media Urban Landscapes we will become tourists in our own towns and open our eyes to the photography, sketching, architecture, people, cafes, painting, connecting, history and beauty right in front of us.

In this class we will create abstract landscapes, work with sketching and watercolors, collage, image transfers, charcoal sketches and create mini works of art to create our own Paint Your Town journals when we are done.

The heart behind my art and classes is to encourage practice, use what you have and to create wherever you go. I hope you will join me! This will be the fall that your town becomes your favorite travel destination!

 

Come and take a peek at the content…

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The registration price for Paint Your Town | Mixed Media Urban Landscapes is $38, will have over 20 videos and 7 1/2+ hours of content, all videos will be pre-recorded for your convenience and has lifetime* access.

The course will begin on September 27, 2016.

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 the jeanneoliver.ning.com creative network

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Finding Myself Missing Writing

[Within the past two weeks we have packed up a home, moved outside of town onto acreage, unpacked, started to make a house a home, went to the Daddy Daughter Ball and drank a lot of coffee]

It seems that with the busyness of life, family and business that I don’t choose to write out my thoughts here as often. My free time now may be a late night walk, cuddling up on the couch, sitting with a teen at the kitchen counter or very likely heading to bed early. I am so ok with this change but as I began to type it was surprising how out of practice I have become at writing out my thoughts here.

Nothing has shown me that we are in the next stage of life, marriage and parenthood like this past year. Our home is full of social lives that aren’t mine, beginning stages of so many things that we are still trying to figure out , a business that is growing strong and beautiful and learning how to balance and navigate all of that, children that seem to need us so much more than the ages when we thought they needed us the most and a marriage that has to find its way in the midst of these years. I find myself exhausted some evenings but making the choice to find my way out of the fog to spend time, drive or connect when I thought I had nothing left. This parenting teens and a 9 year old gig is not for the weak of heart yet in the same breath I am totally smitten with their fierce sense of humor, their willingness to talk to me, their hand holding and cuddles when they are willing and seeing glimpses of who they are becoming. It is an exhausting and beautiful privilege and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

My time and energy is spent right where it needs to be but I am also realizing that I still have a deep and strong love of writing and I want to share it outside of just my online courses or live workshops.

I just wanted you to know where I have been and that I would love to find my weekly voice here again in an authentic way that fits my changing days.

Love to you,

Jeanne

 

For those of you that love our online courses I wanted you to know that TODAY is the last day to get the early registration price on Danielle Donaldson’s newest watercolor course All Creatures Lovely and Small.

If you took Scribble Art and loved it (I think that was everyone) you will not want to miss Julie Johnson’s newest online class Making Art Sing!  It begins tomorrow and it is going to be so beautiful and rich!  We would love to have you join us!

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

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Where Do I Begin? {if I love watercolors}

There are so many awesome online courses out there and sometimes it can be hard to know which one to choose!

I know that your time and money is so important and that is why I wanted to make finding the RIGHT online course easier for you.

The first step we did was create an online digital catalog that would allow you to look at most of our courses all at once and in a beautiful format.

 

 

The second thing we are starting is the Where Do I Begin? series!

This will be weekly posts that help you find the best course for you based upon your lifestyle and form of creativity.

Easy and so convenient!

This week we are helping you find the perfect courses for you if you love watercolors and illustration work.

You have shown us that you LOVE watercolor courses and we are honored to provide such gorgeous and generous content.

So, let’s show you how you can connect with all of the home courses we have available…

* If you are interested in Creative Girl: The Land of Light and Shadows

* If you are interested in Soul.Full: Pretty Little Ways To Bring More SOUL Into The Day

* If you are interested in Creative Girl: Storybooks and Studious Girls

* If you are interested in Watercolor Greetings: Learn To Paint Your Own Holiday Cards

* If you are interested in Watercolors and Flowers: An Intro To Watercolor

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How do you get started?

 

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.

* If you are interested in Creative Girl: The Land of Light and Shadows

* If you are interested in Soul.Full: Pretty Little Ways To Bring More SOUL Into The Day

* If you are interested in Creative Girl: Storybooks and Studious Girls

* If you are interested in Watercolor Greetings: Learn To Paint Your Own Holiday Cards

* If you are interested in Watercolors and Flowers: An Intro To Watercolor

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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Brand New Prints In The Shop

We are thrilled to announce that we have added a ton of never before offered prints in the shop!

Come and take a peek…

You can find these all in our Etsy shop and our website for your convenience.

We have gallery wrapped canvas prints coming soon!

Look for that announcement in early September.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask and thank you for looking!

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