Art Journal It Out | It Begins On Monday!

***Art Journal It Out Will Launch On November 6th at 9am MST***

Carrying my artist’s journal around with me wherever I go and finding new ways to capture and tell the stories that surround me has become one of my sweetest art journeys. Art journaling has given me a fun and easy way to PRACTICE and in turn, change my art. I am honored to tell you that art journaling artist Brittany Soucy has created an art journaling course just for us! Welcome to the registration of Art Journal It Out!

Come and watch a peek into the course content…

 

 

Art Journal It Out

In this course, we will be art journaling.  I will be using a plethora of art supplies and explain how I use these supplies while discussing composition and mixed media techniques. I will demonstrate some portraiture and will teach you different ways I approach this in my art
journal. We will work on several spreads so you can try different styles and find new ways of growing your art skills.

We will go into each spread by layering handwriting with paint and gesso.  We will build upon those layers with mixed media and adhering paper and ephemera.  Then we will add a focal point and find a way to express a thought or feeling through your journaling. You will learn new
skills while creating something you love.

Try whatever you want – this is for YOU!   Make a mess, paint or cover up what you don’t like.

When you’re stuck, art journaling sets you free.  You open yourself up and let your frustrations go.  You gift yourself the joy of experimentation.  You discover that you have something to say and you open your heart.

 

 

Meet Brittany Soucy!

 

I live on the seacoast of New Hampshire. (Yes, that exists and it’s beautiful.) I’m grateful that all I have to do is walk across the yard to go to work in my 200 year old barn-studio. It’s like the dream of my childhood and the wish of my heart have come true.

I make art because it has always felt like a natural way to process my world. I find myself searching for beauty and craving to find interesting and nourishing ways to express it. I am captivated by light and how its warmth, healing, and truth illuminate everything it touches.

I believe that setting aside time for making and appreciating art is an act of self-care. I now understand that the process of art making is an important balm that propels us toward healing. When I was younger I worried that being creative and artistic was a useless talent to have, but now I consider it both a pleasure and a sacred responsibility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course trailer…

The registration for this four course is $48. This course will launch on November 6, 2017, and have lifetime* access.

To read more or to register click HERE.

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

See you in class,

Jeanne Oliver

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

*As long as we manage the creative network

The Living Studio Friday Prompt

We are back with The Living Studio Friday Prompt!

Family life mixed in with moving and working on our new studio has been beautiful, busy, tiring, stressful and exciting.

We are thrilled to have our art prompts back a few times a month to hopefully inspire and encourage your creativity!

To see all of our previous posts please type “Living Studio Prompts” in the search bar and enjoy the previous prompts.

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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.

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

This next week I encourage you to look at the every day as unique and exceptional. There is nothing you look at more and possibly pass over.

It is free, convenient and already in front of you.

Some suggestions:

Your pet, meal, coffee, unmade bed, table, kitchen, coffee pot, plant, living room, car, lamp, couch, paint supplies, tree, sidewalk, books etc.

This week take a moment each day to quickly capture the beauty around you in unexpected ways.

You will be surprised how good you will feel from connecting with your surroundings and honoring your creativity.

I have created a Pinterest board full of inspiration creativity through Paint Your World

I am also including a fun everyday painting demo by Carol Marine.  I know you will want to go grab your brushes after this one…

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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

I have created a Pinterest board for more Art Journaling Inspiration.

Having a portable studio is one of the kindest and most rewarding acts I have done for myself. This small intentional act has changed my art journaling, practice time and ability to create whenever and wherever.

The video below was originally a part of my Woodland Girls online class and I have also shared it in the Living Studio series.

I hope it encourages you to create your own portable studio.

 

If you love art journaling or you want to start learning more about this fun and freeing art form…

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.

Reflections 01 trailer 1 from Revilo Designs on Vimeo.

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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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Life Book 2015 {Teacher line up, blog hop and giveaway}

Good morning!

I have some exciting news this morning and I hope you will be excited too and want to join me.

I am one of 25 teachers that will teaching in Life Book 2015!

This is an online art course that gives you new art technique and inspiration videos each month for a whole year.

So many of the artists teaching are women I know personally or women I admire for their creativity.

It is an honor to be included with so many talented and successful artists.

Registration will open on October 6th but you can check out all of the details and teachers now by going HERE.

I can’t wait to share with you my journal pages celebrating the lights and shadows of who we all are.  I love that I also get to talk with you about how I celebrate the day to day, find my gratitude in the midst of disappointment and my biggest tip that has helped me learn how to celebrate and the gratitude.  I will have print out quotes, prompts and more!

Each month will be full of inspiration to keep your creativity on track throughout the year.  I am just as excited to learn from the other artists as I am sure you are!

Look at all of these artists!

So exciting!

Who would love to win a spot in this one year course?

I get to giveaway ONE SPOT and to enter all you need to do is:

* leave a comment on this post telling me what keeps your creativity on track or what you would like to get out of Life Book 2015

For additional chances:

* Facebook THIS blog post

* Pin THIS post to Pinterest

* Blog about the course and link THIS post

Each time you do one of the above please come pack to THIS post and let me know and you will get additional entries for each time you share about the course linking to this blog post.

Want more chances to win a spot?

Tomorrow go check out the blog of Andrea Gomoll for an additional chance to win!

Here is a complete list of the teachers and all of their links so you can have additional chances to win and to get to know them better.

8th September 2014 – Tamara Laporte –  http://www.willowing.org/
9th September 2014 – Jane Davenport – http://janedavenport.com/
10th September 2014 – Joanne Sharpe – http://joannezsharpe.blogspot.co.uk/
11th September 2014 –  Jenny Lee Wentworth – http://jennyleewentworth.blogspot.co.uk/
12th September 2014 –  Violette Clark – http://www.violette.ca/
13th September 2014 –  Chris Zydel – http://creativejuicesarts.com/
14th September 2014 –  Danielle Donaldson – http://danielledonaldson.com/
15th September 2014 –  Effy Wild – http://effywild.com/
16th September 2014 –  Flora Bowley – http://braveintuitiveyou.com/
17th September 2014 –  Alisa Burke – http://alisaburke.blogspot.co.uk/
18th September 2014 –  Rachael Rice – http://rachaelrice.com/
19th September 2014 –  Jeanne Oliver – http://www.jeanneoliverdesigns.com/
20th September 2014 –  Andrea Gomoll – http://andrea-gomoll.de/
21st September 2014 –  Kristin van Valkenburgh – http://www.kristinvanvalkenburgh.com/
22nd September 2014 –  Jill K. Berry – http://jillberrydesign.com/
23rd September 2014 –  Alena Hennessy – http://www.alenahennessy.com/
24th September 2014 –  Juliette Crane – http://www.juliettecrane.com/
25th September 2014 –  Jenny Doh – http://blog.crescendoh.com/crescendoh/
26th September 2014 –  Mati Rose McDonough – http://www.matirose.com/
27th September 2014 –  Patti Ballard – http://www.pbsartstudio.com
28th September 2014 –  Lynzee Lynx – http://lynzeelynx.com/
29th September 2014 –  Roben Marie Smith – http://www.robenmarie.com/
30th September 2014 –  Andrea Schroeder – http://www.creativedreamincubator.com/
1st October 2014 –  Lynn Whipple – http://www.lynnwhipple.com/
2nd October 2014 –  Donna Downey – http://www.donnadowney.com/

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