For All Your Colorado Girls | I Am Teaching At The Vintage Whites Market

For all of you that have been asking for more local Colorado art classes I am excited to share this!

I will be teaching at the Vintage Whites Market on April 1, 2017.


$110 includes admission to The Vintage Whites Market, a three hour workshop and all supplies included.

I can’t wait to create with you! You may transfer your registration to another person but this workshop is non-refundable.

You can register below…

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Last Minute Gifts From Jeanne Oliver Designs | Tomorrow Is The Last Shipping Day


We have been busy getting art bags and the new Living Studio Toolbox Studios shipped and out the door.

Everything single thing is out of the studio and on the way to you guys!

Thank you! That was crazy and amazing. It has just made us so much more excited about what is coming in 2017.

Tomorrow is the last day to order anything from our shop and then we are closing up shop until 2017!

If you order within 24 hours we will get it shipped out immediately.

Of course you can purchase our online courses at any time.

Here are some of the goodies that are in the shop…

The Sadie is made from the MOST gorgeous vintage fabric. Only a handful left.

The Salt + Light Devotional is ready to order and it will be shipped to you before the FREE series begins on January 4th!

We have a few vintage French linen half aprons and our exclusive artisan made artist’s journals ready to ship.

Each necklace is made from vintage treasures and is ready to ship!

Start 2017 with Wild Awakening | Painting Big With Expressive Freedom. Jeanne Oliver is teaching this fun and expressive online course.

Join me for a two week painting and mixed media course all about painting bigger, finding creative freedom, telling your story like never before, breaking out of your comfort zone and creating art that you have dreamed about creating.

When I started to honor my own story and to find the marks, symbols, palette and strokes that resonated with me I started making art that brought joy like never before.  I felt free.  It truly became a creative awakening.

I will share how I take ideas from sketches to the canvas and how to start when you don’t have any ideas at all.  I will teach how to stretch your own canvases and never be limited by the size of your art again. We will incorporate huge image transfers, collage and painting, vintage ephemera, creative substrates and projector work. We will make bold marks and let creativity lead us.

We will take all of the ideas you already have or that are just under the surface and bring them to life in a whole new way.

We will create using abstract storytelling, figures and even still life.  We will incorporate movement and marks that I know will bring new growth to your work too.

You can watch the course trailer below…


The next course on our creative network in 2017 is Radiant Watercolor Portraits with Christie Drahnak!

“Watercolor is a swim in the metaphysics of life… a mirror of one’s own character. Let it be unpredictable and colorful.” – anonymous

In Radiant Watercolor Portraits I will share with you my love for watercolor and painting faces.  Watercolor is a luminous and beautiful medium.  I love all of the happy surprises and magical effects you can create with a little paint and water.

We will dive head first into portrait drawing, watercolor basics, and value studies.   I will walk you through the process I use to create art that brings peace and joy to both artist and viewer.We will start at the beginners level and by the time class is over you will have the knowledge of an intermediate watercolor artist.  We will complete a minimum of 3 gorgeous watercolor portraits together.  I will share my favorite techniques and supplies.

We will have a great time splashing watercolor around in addition to upping our drawing skills.  Painting with watercolor feels like playing!  I absolutely love watercolor and that is why I love to teach and spread the watercolor happy with everyone!  Can’t wait to meet you!

You can watch the course trailer below…


We are so honored to create along side you and to offer beautiful artisan handmade items in our shop!  You make a difference in our family and all of those that create for our shop!

We would love to wrap up something special for yourself or someone you love!



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The JO Vintage Jewelry Collection | Just Added to the Shop

I wanted you all to know that we have added the new JO Vintage Necklace Collection to the shop.

Beautiful and one of a kind pieces created from treasures from our travels.

We can’t wait to wrap these up for you!

Each piece lovingly created by jewelry artist Lisa Souers.


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The Everyday Artist {some of our favorite supplies}

When I create I only want to be surrounded by my most trusted and favorite tools and only the tools that help me to express myself.

Too many supplies can get in the way, distract and even help you procrastinate (like any of us need any help with that one).

Each time we offer you a new supply it is because it is tried and true in my own studio. I wouldn’t offer you anything less.

I wanted to share with some of the beautiful supplies currently in the shop.

Feel free to take a peek and ask away if you have a question…

Watercolor Paper Midori Style Art Journal

I don’t leave the house without an art journal to collect ideas, patterns, for practicing and trying new techniques.  These are the most gorgeous handmade midori style art journals created by a local artist.  The journal has 3 watercolor inserts. The cover is made with sturdy fabric paper with grommets. It is paintable. Comes with elastic closure and binding system. The art journal comes in two sizes.  It has 3 inserts that are made with 140lb watercolor paper (nice and strong for layering wet mediums) folded in half. The journal opens almost flat and is easy to remove inserts to work on and then put them back. The outside edge of the watercolor paper has been distressed.

Large Vintage French Ledger Pages

While traveling to France for a recent Living Studio retreat I came across the most incredible and large vintage ledgers.  I had never found vintage ephemera so large and absolutely stunning.  I can never use all that I brought home with me and I am parting with some of the papers.  The vintage ledger pages date from 1867-1873.  You will receive 6 total pages (3 of each ledger) and each page measures 21″ x 14″.



French Linen Aprons (full and half)

We have collected vintage French linens from our travels and we have created some of the most gorgeous art and life aprons.  These linens are soft, warn and ready to have a new life.  Each apron has two generous size pockets and extra long ties so you can wrap them and tie them in the front if you please.  Some aprons will even show some of the original embroidery.

We would love to wrap up a beautiful supply that will become a part of your daily creating!



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Today is the Last Day for the Early Registration Price {Santos Cage Dolls II: Inspired Figures}

If you love getting your hands dirty, creating with clay and using vintage elements in your art…

Today is the last day to get the early registration price of $26 for Santos Cage Dolls II: Inspired Figures with Jen Rizzo!


Jen Rizzo is back with a follow up to her popular online course Santos Cage Dolls!

Today is the last day for the early registration price for Santos Cage Dolls II: Inspired Figures.

This online course has 4+ hours of instruction, all videos are pre-recorded so you can watch at your convenience and you will have lifetime* access.

Meet Jen Rizzo

Santos Cage Dolls II: Inspired Figures

Let’s dive into clay, plaster, wood, concrete and wire to make Santos and art dolls! If you’ve taken the first Santos dolls class, this class expands on earlier material and introduces new techniques,projects and doll forms!

We’ll make 2 traditional Santos dolls,one with a traditional cage base, and the other standing, and then head off into making art dolls inspired by nature and birds,such as “She takes flight”, “Wearing feathers and wire”,”Sunflower girl” and concrete mini-dolls for garden fairies. We’ll also make the easiest Santos doll ever using something completely unexpected!

We’ll use ordinary and accessible household items to make armatures and frames, and learn different facial sculpting techniques, and skills such as making molds of faces and heads, and casting in plaster to be able to recreate elements of our dolls so they can easily be reproduced. We’ll make wings from various materials and work with wire, wood, plaster, concrete, paint, wire mesh and more!
I love mixing all kinds of materials, and getting my hands dirty, and I am so excited to share this class and help open your inspiration and create with you

The early registration price for this course is $26.

To register or read more come over to the course page.


If you are new to our creative network here are easy steps to get you started…

1. Register at (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 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


*as long as we manage this site

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The Shop Is Full of New Bags {and so much more}

I am so excited to tell you that the shop is FULL!

Not just full of bags but so much more!

Come and check out the bags, wallets, vintage items, art supplies, aprons, jewelry and more!

You know I can’t have a new collection and not do a giveaway!

We would love to giveaway package from the shop!

We have put aside jewelry, art supplies, aprons, purses, an art bag and a complete online course package from for the one lucky winner!

One lucky winner will get an art package valued at over $1,500!


To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on THIS post letting us know what your favorite thing is about summer!

For additional chances at the giveaway you can…

* Facebook about the new collection

* Pin this post and/or new collection to Pinterest

* Talk about the new collection on Instagram and use the hashtag #2015summercollection and tag @jeanneoliver

* Blog about the new collection

* Share this post on Twitter

 Each time you share about new collection please come back and let us know.

Thank you for sharing the new collection!

{the winner will be announced on June 26th}


Thank you for taking a peek at our new collection and supporting all the men and women that make Jeanne Oliver Designs possible!

We couldn’t do any of this without you!


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Small Paintings Now Available {just for you}

I have a large pile of paintings that I will be slowly listing.

Tonight I wanted to make available a small collection of paintings I have completed on vintage book covers.

Each painting is 7 3/4″ x 5″ and painted on vintage Readers’ Digest book covers.

Each will come titled, signed and packaged to give (or keep).

If you are interested in a painting please email me at and I will send you a paypal invoice.

[Please note that the images are much clearer than the images below]

Thank you so much for looking.

1. Luella


2. Mother and Child


3. Mrs. Bramhill

4. Sisters

5. Just The Three of Us


6. I Remember


7. Only a Little Story

8. My Cup Runneth Over

9. Olivia


{This last piece is 7″ x 5″, on wood and sealed with bees wax}

Each painting is $89 and includes shipping.

If you are interested in a painting please email me at and I will send you a paypal invoice.

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