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Begins Wednesday! | Storytellers and Mavericks with Jeanne Oliver

I believe that if you want others to feel something when they see your art then YOU have to feel something, share something, or work through something when you create your art. I promise you that it shows in what you put out into the world. If you want to create art that evokes emotion and feeling then I hope you will join me in Storytellers & Mavericks. Join me as we create a gorgeous dyed and stitched journal, use natural dyes with papers …

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Begins Monday! | Mixed Media Directions with Rae Missigman

Rae Missigman is the artist that keeps pushing the boundaries of creativity and she has the heart of a teacher. This is such an incredible combination and what always has students going away wanting more. Lucky us that Rae is back with more!  She is bringing our creative network a brand new course that focuses on words and your creative process. It is guaranteed to be colorful fun! Rae’s course, Mixed Media Directions | A Path to Artful Discovery begins Monday, November 12th, …

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Early Registration Ending! Studying Under Berthe Morisot with Michelle Wooderson

If you love to learn, study, practice and get into the head of an artist then you are in for the most wonderful creative adventure with Michelle Wooderson. So many of you have been asking for more Studying Under The Masters courses and if you know Michelle (or once you know her) you will know why she was the most perfect artist to lead the next one. Michelle has a deep love of learning and exploring art techniques and she …

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Begins Sunday! Sacred Vestments | Expressive Portraits and Figures with Kate Thompson

The inspiring and prolific Kate Thompson is back on our creative network with a brand new course!  It is an honor to have had Kate share her techniques and gifts with us over the years and to love the students on our site so lavishly. Kate will be traveling with me May of 2019 for my last The Living Studio abroad (at least for the foreseeable future) because of our joint love of history, imagery, vintage papers and use of …

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Two Beautiful Gatherings Coming in 2019!

I can not even believe we are at the final months of 2018 and that beautiful plans are already underway for next year.   I have not announced my full schedule for 2019 but I have two events that are open for registration right now! So many of you may have people in your life that want to support your business or art and they would LOVE the opportunity to gift you something special like a workshop. Maybe YOU just …

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Early Bird Ending! Figuratively Speaking with Dina Wakley

*Early Registration Ending How many of us want to find freedom in our art? I know that creating authentic art that tells a story with loose lines and brush strokes is what I am always working towards. I am so thrilled to share that Dina Wakley is back with a brand new online course and like each of her courses it is filled with COLOR, intentional marks, and storytelling! If you want to get out of your own head and start …

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Begins Friday! Art and Nature in Colored Pencil with Kelly Hoernig

Kelly Hoernig is back with another creative adventure using colored pencils. Kelly is an expert in the field of colored pencil art and she has spent years teaching and practicing with this medium. Kelly is also a teacher that lavishes her students with instruction, encouragement and knowledge. It is such an honor to have Kelly back on our creative network!  Art & Nature in Color Pencil with Kelly Hoernig begins Friday, October 26th, 2018! 5+ hours of course content, lifetime* access. From …

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My Health Scare, A Video and Where We Go From Here

While we were coming home from a teaching, speaking, book-signing trip in Round Top, Texas, my left eye went black/blind and I had only a small sliver of vision left as we were leaving Amarillo. Kelly and the kids were with me and Kelly was driving. I had been feeling extremely run down at this point in our two-week trip and we were all eager to get home. Instead of home, we turned around and headed to the emergency room in …

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Early Registration Ending | Storytellers and Mavericks with Jeanne Oliver

I believe that if you want others to feel something when they see your art then YOU have to feel something, share something, or work through something when you create your art. I promise you that it shows in what you put out into the world. If you want to create art that evokes emotion and feeling then I hope you will join me in Storytellers & Mavericks. When I create an online course it is because I have no other choice but to dive …

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Begins Wednesday! | The Art of Alcohol Ink with Noelle Mena

Creative people have so many areas of their lives where they walk out their creativity. Some of you are gardeners, cooks, sweet gatherers of people, painters, and sculptures. The list could go on and on. One of the strongest members of our creative team is Noelle Mena. She has worked beside us for almost two years now and her impact on our network is priceless. So, in the day she builds and designs and when she is off the clock she …

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Early Registration Open! Studying Under Berthe Morisot with Michelle Wooderson

If you love to learn, study, practice and get into the head of an artist then you are in for the most wonderful creative adventure with Michelle Wooderson. So many of you have been asking for more Studying Under The Masters courses and if you know Michelle (or once you know her) you will know why she was the most perfect artist to lead the next one. Michelle has a deep love of learning and exploring art techniques and she …

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20th Anniversary Sale | 40% Off One Online Course

It was a Friday night in Washington, DC in February of 1998. I had worked late and I was supposed to meet up with friends in a local brewery. I saw Kelly come in with a group of people and I instantly said to my friends, “Check out my future husband”. We went on our first date the next week, we were engaged four months later and married 8 months after meeting. It has been hard and beautiful and broken and lifegiving. I had no idea how hard …

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Early Registration Ending | Mixed Media Directions with Rae Missigman

Rae Missigman is the artist that keeps pushing the boundaries of creativity and she has the heart of a teacher. This is such an incredible combination and what always has students going away wanting more. Lucky us that Rae is back with more!  She is bringing our creative network a brand new course that focuses on words and your creative process. It is guaranteed to be colorful fun! Rae’s course, Mixed Media Directions | A Path to Artful Discovery is in the final …

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Early Registration Open! Figuratively Speaking with Dina Wakley

Good Morning! How many of us want to find freedom in our art? I know that creating authentic art that tells a story with loose lines and brush strokes is what I am always working towards. I am so thrilled to share that Dina Wakley is back with a brand new online course and like each of her courses it is filled with COLOR, intentional marks, and storytelling! If you want to get out of your own head and start breaking …

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The Roots & Wings Collection | It Has Launched and A Giveaway!

  **Thank you for your beautiful response to our new collection! We still have so many gorgeous pieces available and we can’t wait to wrap something up for you. The winner of the $500 gift card to our shop is Cheri Dietzman. Congratulations! Please email us at contact@jeanneoliver.com with your information and we will get you all set up! Thank you to everyone that shared, shopped and loved on the collection! Cheri Dietzman Wow! What an amazing collection! So glad I took …

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Early Registration Ending! Sacred Vestments | Expressive Portraits and Figures with Kate Thompson

The inspiring and prolific Kate Thompson is back on our creative network with a brand new course!  It is an honor to have had Kate share her techniques and gifts with us over the years and to love the students on our site so lavishly. Kate will be traveling with me May of 2019 for my last The Living Studio abroad (at least for the foreseeable future) because of our joint love of history, imagery, vintage papers and use of …

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Consistency | Your Powerful Tool To Change Anything!

In 2013 I saw that a friend of mine (that had modeled for one of our collections) was sharing the new book from her husband (or maybe fiance) at the time. I quickly ordered the book, The Power of Consistency, by Weldon Long, which was already a New York Times bestseller. I devoured the book and as I did I was highlighting and adding my own notes throughout the whole book.  Wally was writing and sharing so many of the …

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The Fall Art Garden | Seasons Of Home Porch Tour

Welcome to the Seasons of Home porch tour hosted by Kristen Whitby of Ella Claire. We have more land than porch so we are mixing the two and we are so glad you are here! When we were first looking at our home it was in the middle of winter and the land was covered in snow. Of the seven acres only a small side garden was fenced in but with its stone raised garden beds, trees and two gates …

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Early Registration Ending | Art and Nature in Colored Pencil with Kelly Hoernig

Early registration is ending for Art & Nature in Color Pencil with Kelly Hoernig. 5+ hours of course content, lifetime* access. Early registration price of $32 changes to $48 on September 26th @ 10 pm MST and the course will go live on October 26th, 2018. Kelly Hoernig is back with another creative adventure using colored pencils. Kelly is an expert in the field of colored pencil art and she has spent years teaching and practicing with this medium. Kelly is also a teacher …

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Begins Tuesday! | Creative Collage with Leslie Rottner

One of the sweetest parts of what I have the joy of doing is seeing something so beautiful and unique in an artist and asking them to share it with all of you. When I first saw the work of Leslie Rottner I couldn’t help but come back to look at it again and again. The more she shared her work the more I knew it was different and set apart. When you see that in an artist it is …

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Last Live Workshop of The Year | Stephanie Lee Metalsmithing Workshop

Join Stephanie Lee in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on November 2-3, 2018 for a two-day art workshop. Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and filled with inspiration. When you arrive on Friday morning you will be welcomed with mimosas and a light snack as we find our places and meet each other. Most of …

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Early Registration Ending | The Art of Alcohol Ink with Noelle Mena

Creative people have so many areas of their lives where they walk out their creativity. Some of you are gardeners, cooks, sweet gatherers of people, painters, and sculptures. The list could go on and on. One of the strongest members of our creative team is Noelle Mena. She has worked beside us for almost two years now and her impact on our network is priceless. So, in the day she builds and designs and when she is off the clock she …

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Brand New and Instant Access! Abstract Color and Composition with Cherie Wilson

How about a beautiful surprise to enjoy over the weekend? Cherie Wilson is back on our creative network with a brand new and INSTANTLY available online course all about Abstract Color and Composition. During her last online course so many of the students had questions about composition so she made a whole course for you! What? Serious! So, no waiting and you can start watching right away! Thank you so much Cherie! You are amazing and you love your students …

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Two Beautiful Gatherings Coming in 2019!

I can not even believe we are at the final months of 2018 and that beautiful plans are already underway for next year.   I have not announced my full schedule for 2019 but I have two events that are open for registration right now! So many of you may have people in your life that want to support your business or art and they would LOVE the opportunity to gift you something special like a workshop. Maybe YOU just …

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Last Live Workshop of The Year | Stephanie Lee Metalsmithing Workshop

Join Stephanie Lee in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on November 2-3, 2018 for a two-day art workshop. Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and filled with inspiration. When you arrive on Friday morning you will be welcomed with mimosas and a light snack as we find our places and meet each other. Most of …

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I Am Teaching At The Donna Downey Studios in 2019 | Registration Just Opened

I have been waiting patiently to announce my first art workshop of 2019! I will be coming back to the Donna Downey Studios and we will have two days to play with storytelling through our art with sketching, paint, collage and more. Whether your subject matter is landscapes, portraits, or still life, you will learn how to incorporate a story into your art. This will be the first time I teach this workshop and I can’t wait to have you …

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Creatively Made Business | Palm Springs Retreat

Everything your business needs is everything you have always been! If you are ready to create a life and business that looks like no one else then it is time to see all of your gifts with fresh eyes. This past March we held our first live business workshop here at our studio and it was more than I could have EVER imagined. The women, the businesses, the dreams, the struggles, the connections and how they left ON FIRE! I …

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Stephanie Lee Metalsmith Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

Join Stephanie Lee in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on November 2-3, 2018 for a two-day art workshop. Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and filled with inspiration. When you arrive on Friday morning you will be welcomed with mimosas and a light snack as we find our places and meet each other. Most of …

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Amsterdam, You Were A Dream

  It has been a month since I returned home from The Living Studio | Amsterdam and Beyond. This exploring, creating, adventuring and connecting has been one of the sweetest parts of our business. As a child that dreamed of travel, being an actress, singer, artist, writer, fashion designer, interior decorator, and archeologist (I liked a lot of things growing up:-) I feel like I get to live out so many parts of who I am and the things I …

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Come and Checkout All of The Workshops In Our Studio!

We have five workshops in my private studio for 2018 and we love welcoming you to our home, land and studio! If you want to have an art workshop experience I hope you will consider coming to my studio and enjoy how we like to love on others through the details! ***We are happy to set up payment plans for any course. Just ask.*** ONE. Like abstract work and landscapes? Last minute openings for this sold out workshop. Join me …

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Join The Last Living Studio Art Workshop Abroad | Prague to Budapest

Being a creative person can mean your heart and mind is all over the place with all of the beautiful things you can do, the art you can make and the places you can travel. I started The Living Studio art workshops as a way to join travel and creating in a way that was authentic to me and shared it with others that also wanted to wake up to the beauty all around them. These overseas trips were a …

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Funky Faces With Sara Burch | Live At The Jeanne Oliver Studios

Join Sara Burch for a three-day art workshop in our studio in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado! Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land, home and studio brings you rest and creative freedom.         Funky …

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One-Day Art Workshop In Franklin, TN | Registration Open

***THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT*** The official launch date of my new book, The Painted Art Journal, is July 4th and because we were going to already be in Nashville and Franklin, TN at this time we decided to celebrate at our home away from home! We have been shown such overwhelming kindness in Tennessee and we are excited and humbled to tell you that Kim Leggett of City Farmhouse will be hosting my one-day art workshop on June 29th …

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Because You Asked!

Because you asked we really tried! I am now teaching THREE live workshops this year in my studio. We have released all of them so you know exactly what I am teaching over the whole year. I hope by releasing them all that it helps you know which one is for you! I would love to create with you in my studio. Giving yourself the time to gather and create with others is an art changing gift. ***We are happy …

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Book Launch Workshop | The Painted Art Journal

My first book, The Painted Art Journal, is currently on pre-order (yippee) and we are planning so many fun ways to celebrate the official launch! We are going to kick-off the launch with a three-day workshop with some of my favorite ways to tell your personal narrative. Through paint, journal making, printmaking and sculpture we will incorporate our stories into our art. Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on June 21-23, 2018 for a three-day art workshop. Our studio is …

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Pieces of Me Portrait Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

  Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on October 19-20, 2018 for a two-day art workshop. Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and dreaming. When you arrive on Friday …

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I Am Teaching At Donna Downey Studios This March | Two Spots Just Opened Up!

**Two spots have just opened up** Come and join me for my first workshop of 2018! I will be coming back to the Donna Downey Studios and we will have three days to play with portraits! I only travel to teach a few times a year because I love to be home with my family and I also teach in my own studio on our land.  When I travel it is because I KNOW it will be an amazing experience for myself …

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Jeanne Oliver Studio Workshops 2017 | We Have a Few Spots Left

I love that our creative network has allowed us to teach and learn with thousands from all over the world and to gather in the most unusual and incredible way. I know we have all made friends and kindreds because of the power of the internet. I also know that meeting in person is powerful and heart changing too and it allows me to create, teach, connect and love on others in a whole different way. When we built our studio …

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Stephanie Lee Encaustic Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

  Join Stephanie Lee in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on November 10-11, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and dreaming.   …

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We Are Opening Up a Second Weekend | Live WILD AWAKENING Workshop In Our Studio!

We have just opened up a second weekend to our sold out workshop Wild Awakening! Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on October 6-7, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that …

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Wendy Brightbill Live Still Life Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

Join Wendy Brightbill in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on October 20-21, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and dreaming.   When you …

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Wild Awakening Live Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on September 29-30, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and dreaming.   When you …

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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 …

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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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We Are Opening Up a Second Weekend | Live BE PRESENT Workshop In Our Studio!

***WE ARE OPENING A SECOND WEEKEND*** Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on June 2-3, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you …

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Two Beautiful Gatherings Coming in 2019!

I can not even believe we are at the final months of 2018 and that beautiful plans are already underway for next year.   I have not announced my full schedule for 2019 but I have two events that are open for registration right now! So many of you may have people in your life that want to support your business or art and they would LOVE the opportunity to gift you something special like a workshop. Maybe YOU just …

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Consistency | Your Powerful Tool To Change Anything!

In 2013 I saw that a friend of mine (that had modeled for one of our collections) was sharing the new book from her husband (or maybe fiance) at the time. I quickly ordered the book, The Power of Consistency, by Weldon Long, which was already a New York Times bestseller. I devoured the book and as I did I was highlighting and adding my own notes throughout the whole book.  Wally was writing and sharing so many of the …

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You Are Not Too Much. Really. | Building a Creatively Made Business

  Being a female artist and business owner has allowed me to walk out interactions that are more raw and exposed than many other professions. I teach and create with a majority of women which means intimate travel, small groups and often very real and open conversations. Through my business consulting and also lifelong relationships with women I hear one thing over and over. Women can feel like we are too much. Whether it is our never-ending ideas, emotions that spill …

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Creatively Made Business | Palm Springs Retreat

Everything your business needs is everything you have always been! If you are ready to create a life and business that looks like no one else then it is time to see all of your gifts with fresh eyes. This past March we held our first live business workshop here at our studio and it was more than I could have EVER imagined. The women, the businesses, the dreams, the struggles, the connections and how they left ON FIRE! I …

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One Day Art Workshop in Round Top, Texas | Registration Open

The official launch date of my new book, The Painted Art Journal, was July 4th and we have been celebrating ever since. It has been the most amazing experience to see how you are connecting with the book and the impact it is having on your own story within your art! Your take on the projects is so inspiring! We are so excited to announce that we have some of the sweetest friends in Round Top, Texas and they have asked …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Do You Have Blind Spots?

  Spring is the perfect time to re-evaluate your business, your creativity and see if you have any blind spots you have been ignoring. Looking at your business through fresh eyes should happen on a monthly basis but more in detail at least quarterly. Our day-to-day lives running a business can mean mixing home, business, creativity and if we aren’t careful we can miss the signs that we are off track. So, do you have any blind spots that you …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Ask For What You Need

Have you ever felt like those around you don’t acknowledge your business and what you are creating? Have you ever felt like you needed help in your business but you are afraid that those in your life will say no if you ask? Come and watch my newest video in the Building a Creatively Made Business series.     I would love to hear your thoughts below. If you like this post I would love to have you share it …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Stop JUST Dreaming

In the new year, there can be long lists of dreams for the year and maybe even a yearly bucket list.  What I have found to be true is that me just dreaming about something has never led to the actual doing and experiencing.  If I want to learn something, go somewhere, spend time with someone… I have to make a PLAN OF ACTION. There have been more times than I can count that I had no idea how I …

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Let’s Talk Business at The Market | The Market Beautiful Denver

One of my favorite things in the world is talking business! I love everything about it from the beginning stages, finding your niche, leveraging what makes you unique, the customer engagement and building community, the new ideas and deciding what to do next, watching something you grow from nothing…becoming something better than you imagined. This doesn’t always happen though. It takes more work than anyone knows but also knowledge and skills to really build a strong and successful business. There is …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Working From Home Mojo

  Working from home can seem like a dream until you remember that you still have to do a job, be productive and grow a business. Home is comfortable, has distractions and may find you still in bed at 11 am on a Tuesday watching television if you aren’t careful. Our whole business was created, grown and nurtured from home. There is not one way to make it work and many of us build our businesses around family, in carpool lanes …

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We Have a New Team Member | Come and Say Hello!

Over the years one of the sweetest parts of what we do is the incredibly talented people we get to work with. From the very beginning, I have had people push me harder, open creative doors, collaborate, share their gifts and just make us better because they were a part of the journey. So, this next introduction is way overdue because we have worked with her for the past year.  We just didn’t know that she would become a permanent part …

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I Do Things Scared All of The Time | Building a Creatively Made Business

When you are building your business you KNOW you don’t know anything. Everyone else around you KNOWS you don’t know things and you are figuring things out. Then, as you start to have success and gain traction there can be a perception that you now know more, aren’t scared anymore or that you have great instincts or a million other guesses about you, your business and your success. I am scared so many times in our day to day running …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | The Three C’s To a Stronger Business

  The year is winding down but for small business owners, our hearts and heads are spinning with ideas of how to grow our business and what we want to bring to life in the new year.  Creating an authentic and loyal following takes time. Knowing your brand, being focused and delivering high-quality goods of any form takes intentional decision making throughout the whole year. A large part of our business is walking beside other small business owners and helping them …

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Building a Creatively Made Business LIVE Workshop | We Are Giving Away ONE Spot!

    THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED The winner of the one spot to my Building a Creatively Made Business LIVE workshop is… DECEMBER 5, 2017REPLY  Melinda Dennis When I was little I dreamed of being a singer. I was raised in a house always always swirling with song. I’d dress up with my older sister, so carefully put the album on the record player and twirl my mother’s scarf in a circle singing to Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire. …

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The Celebrating Continues | 40% Off One Online Course Today Only

      We are so overwhelmed in the best way with all of the sweet responses to the site! We will continue on making it better and better and we hope it will become your favorite place for online art + lifestyle courses. We have announced all 10 winners of the complete online packages! We announced 4 winners on Instagram, 3 on Facebook and three on the blog post below. Congrats to all of the winners and thank you …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | We Want To Hear Your Questions

  We want to hear your questions about running a business! Kelly and I will hold a Facebook live on October 10th @ 3pm MST and answer as many questions as we can. We have never done this together so we are looking forward to hearing what is on your mind about anything business! Please leave your questions below, message us or email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com.

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Celebrate Milestones

My parents had been married a few years when I was born and with only a semester left in college my mom put it on hold to stay home with me. I was a senior in high school when my mom finished and earned her teaching degree. She didn’t walk across a stage and the degree came in the mail. I have thought often about what that felt like to open that envelope and see what she had worked for …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Your Business And The New Year

Re-post from January 2017. The New Year is not the only time you need to stop and re-evaluate your business and where it is going. Take time each month to adjust the things that are and are not working. Getting your business and your own creativity back on track should be a regular part of your business health. A brand new year is a perfect time to re-evaluate your business goals and to take the time to see what changes …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | The Art of Practice

I was volunteering at a local high school enrichment program and I had the students all day.  We were going to start with sketching and then create sculptures based on our sketches. I had my supplies out, sketches taped to the wall and supplies at each of their spaces to begin. As they started filtering into the room I started to notice the mumbling of some of the students. There were words coming past their lips like, “I can’t even …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Say No to Say Yes

When you are building a new business or growing the business you have loved and expanded for awhile it can be hard to know what to give your physical, emotional and financial energy to. You can read all of the books, take the business classes, talk to your peers etc. but when it comes down to it YOU have to make daily decisions that lead you into a creative life for your business. I love that Elizabeth Gilbert states that …

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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 …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | The Art of Practicing

I was volunteering at a local high school enrichment program and I had the students all day.  We were going to start with sketching and then create sculptures based upon our sketches. I had my supplies out, sketches taped to the wall and supplies at each of their spaces to begin. As they started filtering into the room I started to notice the mumbling of some of the students. There were words coming past their lips like, “I can’t even …

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Our First Workshop In Our Studios For 2017 | Be Present Workshop With Jeanne Oliver

***THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT*** Please email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com if you would like to be placed on a wait list if there are any cancellations. Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on May 26-27, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Your Business and the New Year

  A brand new year is the perfect time to re-evaluate your business goals and to take the time to see what changes can be made to make THIS the year where your business and creativity grows like never before. I am sharing 5 tips to get your business off to a beautiful start in the new year…   -Family First The beginning of the year is the perfect time for my family to sit down and re-evaluate our schedule, …

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Stephanie Lee Metalsmith Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

Join Stephanie Lee in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on November 2-3, 2018 for a two-day art workshop. Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and filled with inspiration. When you arrive on Friday morning you will be welcomed with mimosas and a light snack as we find our places and meet each other. Most of …

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Because You Asked!

Because you asked we really tried! I am now teaching THREE live workshops this year in my studio. We have released all of them so you know exactly what I am teaching over the whole year. I hope by releasing them all that it helps you know which one is for you! I would love to create with you in my studio. Giving yourself the time to gather and create with others is an art changing gift. ***We are happy …

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Pieces of Me Portrait Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

  Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on October 19-20, 2018 for a two-day art workshop. Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and dreaming. When you arrive on Friday …

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I Do Things Scared All of The Time | Building a Creatively Made Business

When you are building your business you KNOW you don’t know anything. Everyone else around you KNOWS you don’t know things and you are figuring things out. Then, as you start to have success and gain traction there can be a perception that you now know more, aren’t scared anymore or that you have great instincts or a million other guesses about you, your business and your success. I am scared so many times in our day to day running …

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Time to Gather + Rest

One of the sweetest creative gifts I have given myself is to honor my gifts with practice and also the times I have gathered with other creatives and honed my skills, took the time away and made my creativity a priority. I often don’t realize how fast we are moving or how much we are pushing each day until I schedule breaks, creating and time with friends. I would love to invite you to the last two workshops in our …

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Stephanie Lee Encaustic Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

  Join Stephanie Lee in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on November 10-11, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and dreaming.   …

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We Are Opening Up a Second Weekend | Live WILD AWAKENING Workshop In Our Studio!

We have just opened up a second weekend to our sold out workshop Wild Awakening! Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on October 6-7, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that …

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Wendy Brightbill Live Still Life Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

Join Wendy Brightbill in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on October 20-21, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and dreaming.   When you …

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We Are Opening Up a Second Weekend | Live BE PRESENT Workshop In Our Studio!

***WE ARE OPENING A SECOND WEEKEND*** Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on June 2-3, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you …

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Our First Workshop In Our Studios For 2017 | Be Present Workshop With Jeanne Oliver

***THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT*** Please email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com if you would like to be placed on a wait list if there are any cancellations. Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on May 26-27, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and …

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Studio Christmas Tour

I had hoped to get the studio simply decorated for Christmas in time for our Holiday House Walk Tour earlier this week but that just didn’t happen so we are sharing it now. We are loving this space so much and what it means for me but also Kelly and the kids. This is where I create, have meeting with our creative team members, meet with clients, read, study, tinker, have cocktails or coffee with Kelly and hang out with …

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Our Christmas Home Tour from 2015

***THIS POST IS OUR HOLIDAY HOME TOUR FROM 2015** Please come back tomorrow for our Christmas Home Tour for 2016 *** How do you say goodbye to a home and bring in the holidays for the last time at an address? The past few weeks have brought such a storm of mixed emotions and now the reality that we are moving from the only home our children have known. We love it pretty simple around here for the holidays and …

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Our Fall Home

***All week we will be sharing some of our recent and past fall decor** This is our first fall on our new land and in our home and we are loving all of the surprises. Want to know the surprise we are loving the most right now? We have a huge apple tree! We had no idea because we bought our land and home in the middle of winter. I have always wanted an apple tree and this home has …

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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 in our last home. 1. …

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Gorgeous Work Being Created in Paint Your Town!

I would love to take a moment to share the gorgeous work being created in my online course Paint Your Town: Mixed Media Urban Landscapes. It is truly blowing me away! It is never my intention to teach other artists how to create art like me but to take techniques and make them their own.  The artists in this course are doing just that! I am so moved by how they took techniques and prompts and then with connecting with …

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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 …

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Fall Tablescape | Into the Woods We Go

This post is sponsored by AllModern Fall begs for gathering and I think the most beautiful and inviting spaces can be created outside. We have been having the most fun creating cozy spaces and “rooms” throughout our land and today I am sharing our newest space for the Farmhouse Holiday Series hosted by Ella Claire. I wish I could take you along on all of the trails that we have created off of this space and throughout all of our …

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Paint Your Town | Mixed Media Urban Landscapes EARLY REGISTRATION

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 …

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The Big Picture Free Video | Honoring your gifts, finding balance and living a creative life that you love

Being a wife, mom, friend, business owner, household manager, school juggler and creative are some of the hats I wear. I know you are the same and probably more. I also know that if I am not intentional with my marriage, children, schooling, business, creative time etc. than I miss out on opportunities of being present in each of these areas. I am not saying it is easy but it is very much worth it. Being intentional and seeing the …

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Danielle Donaldson Is Coming To Colorado! {join us in our new studio}

Our new studio is waiting for you and we have opened up a few more spots for our one day watercolor and mixed media workshop with Danielle Donaldson. Come to my home and studio for an art workshop all about lots of light, room to move, color falling off the paper, beauty everywhere you look, good food, lots of laughter and teaching that will grow your art. Danielle is one of the most talented artists and teachers I know. You can’t …

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Thank You To The Sponsors and Supporters Of Our First Workshop!

  I still feel like I dreamed about our first workshop in our new studio!  It was even more amazing than I could have imagined. The women, the energy, the food, the art created.  I am still processing the whole weekend and the reality that we have a huge new studio where I can work and women can gather.  I can’t wait to tell you everything very soon! In the meantime I wanted to take a moment to thank the …

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If Adventure, Creating and Travel Speak To You {I have something for you}

Sometimes we get to be wild explorers and travel far away, other times we can connect with other creatives not far from home and at other times we have the joy of hunkering down right where we live and creating among our day to day life.  Each one of these are life giving and creative building travels. I love that my travels have allowed me to build beautiful new friendships, sketch among stained glass windows and old wooden pews, sip …

The House is Clean (kind of)

Many of you have emailed me to show pictures of the rest of our home.  The house is usually not clean enough for pictures, so this is all you are getting:-) My eight year old's room is completely off limits!  I hope you are all enjoying getting your home ready for Christmas.  We are excited to have my mom and dad coming for Christmas.  We have kept things pretty simple this year, but we always love the glow of the …

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JO Gift Cards and Store Credit Now Available!

If you have not finished your Christmas shopping I PROMISE you will love what we just finished creating! Have I told you how much we love our new site and all we can offer you now?   We just finished adding digital gift certificates and store credit to the shop. The store credit can be added right to your account on jeanneoliver.com and you can even email gift cards to your friends and family to use on our site.   …

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Free Printable Tags + Poster

Thank you for another incredible year creating and journeying together! 2018 has so much goodness promised already and I can’t wait to grow together as artists and individuals. It is such an honor to stand beside you and create this creative life together. Thank you! We have created a small gift below of gift tags and a poster that perfectly proclaims how my heart feels about the gift of Christ. Please download your free tags and print and share with …

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Hot Toddy Kits | Sharing Liquor With The Neighborhood

  We are surrounded by some pretty incredible neighbors but with all of the acreage between our homes, you have to go out of your way to connect and to see one another. That is probably why we are all out here and I would guess that most of us out here like having that privacy. Can you say introverts unite? I also think we are so lucky to have six incredible families that surround us that we get to …

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Mid-Century Modern Library | Seasons of Home Holiday Series

  Simple touches around the house are my favorite for adding holiday touches each year. I have two small boxes that hold everything we need to decorate…tree ornaments, white lights, my favorite pom pom wreath and garland from Anthropologie. The rest we add through special recipes we make together, white lights throughout the home, pine branches from our land, candles burning, Christmas music and the people we gather. And the being ready. Having your heart ready to welcome people into our …

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Women of Advent | It Begins On Monday!

  ***Women of Advent will begin on Monday, November 20, 2017***   Come and watch the first sneak peeks into the actual video content of the course…     Sheila Atchley had such a desire to create something extra special for us this holiday season and she has brought to life The Women of Advent.   If the holiday season leaves you feeling a little scattered, you have come to the gathering-place. Come join a community of scattered-gathered hearts. Let’s …

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Acts of Service Advent Tree

I always get a lot of questions and emails each year about our acts of service Advent tree that has been seen the past years on our holiday housewalks. You still have plenty of time before Advent begins to put this together if you think it would work for you and your family.   This idea originally came to me while I was watching Anne Marie’s Twig Tree video in Home for the Holidays. She was creating a small twig …

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Modern + Cozy Christmas Kitchen | Seasons of Home Holiday Decor Series

The older I get the more I just go more with the flow and I don’t stick to rules (and most of the time the rules I created for myself). Even a few years ago I made sure we didn’t decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving. I felt like it wasn’t honoring of Thanksgiving (like Thanksgiving was all upset about it or something). Instead, I am just diving into cozy and we will enjoy it even longer. We are still present …

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All Home Online Workshops 40% Off | To Celebrate The Holiday Season!

Home, gathering and family is central to who I am and how I want to live this creative life. Some of my favorite online courses that I have ever created have been based around home and how to create a space that is all about the people you love and not about the perfection. We are heading into the holiday season where we all want to create authentic moments with our friends and families. We all desire for the ones …

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Women of Advent with Sheila Atchley | Early Registration Just Opened

  We have a sweet surprise today! Sheila Atchley had such a desire to create something extra special for us this holiday season and she has brought to life The Women of Advent.   If the holiday season leaves you feeling a little scattered, you have come to the gathering-place. Come join a community of scattered-gathered hearts. Let’s slow down this season. “Unfulfilled and fulfilled promise are related to each other, as are dawn and sunrise. Both are promise, and …

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This Little Light of Mine | Be the Light

I first saw this video at at local church on Christmas Eve a few years ago. I thought it was so powerful and beautiful and I am honored that the creator of the video has allowed me to share it here. I hope this is a sweet reminder during December and throughout the whole year… Now go out and let your light shine! Thank you Michael for allowing me to share your beautiful video. This video was created by Michael Sweet …

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Give The Gift Of Art! | Print It Out and Wrap It Up!

If you are looking for the gift that will truly impact 2017 for someone that you love then I have the perfect gift for you! We are offering our gift certificates that can be applied to one of our 78 online courses, private art instruction, business consulting, online shop and even one of our upcoming workshops in our studio! We have tried to make it easy for you but if you want an amount not shown please email us at …

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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 …

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Paint Splattered Gift Wrapping | Artsy and Easy

This is the final post for me with all of the incredible ladies that are a part of the Farmhouse Holiday Series! This series has been over the past few months and it has been so much fun and I have loved sharing our new home in a more intentional way. These ladies are all full time design and DIY bloggers and it has been such a huge honor to be included. I would just like to thank Kristen of …

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Gift Giving Guide 2016

I don’t like to buy something just to buy something! I love when I can find the perfect gift for the people I love BUT sometimes it is hard and I could use some help. Today our creative team has put together some ideas for the girlie girl, the guy in your life and from small businesses you may want to support. Jeanne Oliver’s Guide Guide for the Girlie Girl I love to give gifts that I would like to …

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Studio Christmas Tour

I had hoped to get the studio simply decorated for Christmas in time for our Holiday House Walk Tour earlier this week but that just didn’t happen so we are sharing it now. We are loving this space so much and what it means for me but also Kelly and the kids. This is where I create, have meeting with our creative team members, meet with clients, read, study, tinker, have cocktails or coffee with Kelly and hang out with …

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The London and Caroline Art Bags Are Now Available | Just in Time for Christmas Delivery

Welcome to our art bag! We have just released the Caroline Art Bag and London Art Bag!  They are stunning! Each bag is made from four different vintage fabrics include vintage French linen! They are so dreamy! Our art bags were inspired by my The Living Studio series and retreats and the idea of not just creating in our studios but out in the world and creating around what inspires us. The Caroline and London art bags are made from …

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Acts of Service Advent Tree

For the past few years we have used our Acts of Service Advent Tree during Christmas and I always get a lot of questions about it. Even though this post is an oldie I still think it is worth sharing again! This idea originally came to me while I was watching Anne Marie’s Twig Tree video in Home for the Holidays. She was creating a small twig tree to hang on the wall and I knew right away that I …

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Cozy Spaces During the Holidays | The Family Room

The past few months I have had the great honor of being a part of the Farmhouse Holiday Series. I am a pretty simple decorator in general and also through the holidays. I hope you can tell by now that I try to be present in each holiday, use what I have, use natural elements as much as possible and my heart is for the gathering of my family and friends over a perfect home.  Years will do that do …

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Holiday DIY Tablescapes | INSTANTLY available course just opened

Good Morning! We are so excited for the holidays that are around the corner and you have been loving the instantly available courses SO Jen Wagner created Holiday DIY Tablescapes: A Mini Course just for us!     This instantly available mini course features 10 beautiful and fun DIY projects to help your tablescape stand out this holiday season. We will play with hand lettering, gold foil and recreate some of the trending items you are seeing in the stores.   …

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Holiday Decor Highlights

Last week’s Holiday House Walk was so incredible and I was blown away by the creativity and beauty coming from each home. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite images from the tour. If you would like to take the tour from the beginning I know you will love seeing the whole thing start to finish! Thank you Jen for bringing all of these women together and sharing so much inspiration. Jeanne Oliver Jen Wagner …

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Home For The Holidays Sale {make your holidays simple and meaningful}

One of my most popular online course is Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays}. This three week course is all about the heart of home and how to make the holidays all about the people you love. I wanted to offer this beautiful and rich course at a discount for the next 48 hours. For the next 48 hours you can get this course for $39! *There will be 65 videos. 30 project videos and 35 discussion videos. These …

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Last Minute Gifts For Creatives

I hope you are all having a beautiful month of preparing your hearts and homes for Christmas! We still have a few gifts that we want to get today and then start getting everything wrapped up and ready for Christmas morning. If you are a creative or you have a special person on your list with an artist’s heart I wanted to share some last minute gifts sure to bring more creativity into their new year. 1. One of my …

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Are You The Winners of Creatively Christmas?

Thank you to everyone that shared my friend Jennifer Rizzo’s new book Creatively Christmas! The book sold out in the first printing and it is now back in stock. Very excited for Jen and I know her creative head is already plotting a second book. You can read more about the book HERE. I am giving away two copies and want to get them out to you right away so you can use the book to decorate this Christmas. The …

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12 Creative Christmas Trees {and a $1800 Giveaway from Balsam Hill}

Good Morning! I am the only one up right now with hot tea next to me and the only the glow of the Christmas Trees. Trees. Yes, I said trees. I can’t help it. The more glow the better? If there is one decorating item that really makes your home at Christmas it is the tree. Even without one ornament there is something magical about the glow of the lights. When we come downstairs in the morning the first thing …

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Arsty Goodness Begins Today {come see the projects!}

The 12 Arsty Ornaments of Christmas begins today! To read more click HERE. To register click HERE. Here is a peek at the video projects! This course is full of such creative teachers. Here is the line up:  Teresa Collins, Jenny Doh, Christy Tomlinson, Jeanne Oliver, Margie Romney-Aslett, Amy Tan, Julie-FieFan Blazar, Maggie Holmes, Junelle Jacobsen, Tamara Laporte, Alisa Burke and Chrissy Garder. See you in class! This is my project. I am teaching how to paint a woodland girl …

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Stephanie Lee Metalsmith Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

Join Stephanie Lee in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on November 2-3, 2018 for a two-day art workshop. Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and filled with inspiration. When you arrive on Friday morning you will be welcomed with mimosas and a light snack as we find our places and meet each other. Most of …

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Let’s Talk Business at The Market | The Market Beautiful Denver

One of my favorite things in the world is talking business! I love everything about it from the beginning stages, finding your niche, leveraging what makes you unique, the customer engagement and building community, the new ideas and deciding what to do next, watching something you grow from nothing…becoming something better than you imagined. This doesn’t always happen though. It takes more work than anyone knows but also knowledge and skills to really build a strong and successful business. There is …

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Because You Asked!

Because you asked we really tried! I am now teaching THREE live workshops this year in my studio. We have released all of them so you know exactly what I am teaching over the whole year. I hope by releasing them all that it helps you know which one is for you! I would love to create with you in my studio. Giving yourself the time to gather and create with others is an art changing gift. ***We are happy …

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Pieces of Me Portrait Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

  Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on October 19-20, 2018 for a two-day art workshop. Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and dreaming. When you arrive on Friday …

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I Do Things Scared All of The Time | Building a Creatively Made Business

When you are building your business you KNOW you don’t know anything. Everyone else around you KNOWS you don’t know things and you are figuring things out. Then, as you start to have success and gain traction there can be a perception that you now know more, aren’t scared anymore or that you have great instincts or a million other guesses about you, your business and your success. I am scared so many times in our day to day running …

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Time to Gather + Rest

One of the sweetest creative gifts I have given myself is to honor my gifts with practice and also the times I have gathered with other creatives and honed my skills, took the time away and made my creativity a priority. I often don’t realize how fast we are moving or how much we are pushing each day until I schedule breaks, creating and time with friends. I would love to invite you to the last two workshops in our …

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Stephanie Lee Encaustic Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

  Join Stephanie Lee in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on November 10-11, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and dreaming.   …

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Being a Tourist in Denver | Top Spots on My Birthday

I am a birthday girl and try to squeeze every last bit out of it on that day. When people say they don’t really care about their bday’s I do not relate to those people. At all. One day all about me and what I want to do and everyone smiles the whole day while they do my things? Perfection. If I am being completely honest I believe it is more like birthWEEK. If I am really lucky I start …

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We Are Opening Up a Second Weekend | Live WILD AWAKENING Workshop In Our Studio!

We have just opened up a second weekend to our sold out workshop Wild Awakening! Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on October 6-7, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that …

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Wendy Brightbill Live Still Life Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

Join Wendy Brightbill in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on October 20-21, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and dreaming.   When you …

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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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Our First Workshop In Our Studios For 2017 | Be Present Workshop With Jeanne Oliver

***THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT*** Please email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com if you would like to be placed on a wait list if there are any cancellations. Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on May 26-27, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and …

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Studio Christmas Tour

I had hoped to get the studio simply decorated for Christmas in time for our Holiday House Walk Tour earlier this week but that just didn’t happen so we are sharing it now. We are loving this space so much and what it means for me but also Kelly and the kids. This is where I create, have meeting with our creative team members, meet with clients, read, study, tinker, have cocktails or coffee with Kelly and hang out with …

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Our Christmas Home Tour from 2015

***THIS POST IS OUR HOLIDAY HOME TOUR FROM 2015** Please come back tomorrow for our Christmas Home Tour for 2016 *** How do you say goodbye to a home and bring in the holidays for the last time at an address? The past few weeks have brought such a storm of mixed emotions and now the reality that we are moving from the only home our children have known. We love it pretty simple around here for the holidays and …

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Our Fall Home

***All week we will be sharing some of our recent and past fall decor** This is our first fall on our new land and in our home and we are loving all of the surprises. Want to know the surprise we are loving the most right now? We have a huge apple tree! We had no idea because we bought our land and home in the middle of winter. I have always wanted an apple tree and this home has …

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Gorgeous Work Being Created in Paint Your Town!

I would love to take a moment to share the gorgeous work being created in my online course Paint Your Town: Mixed Media Urban Landscapes. It is truly blowing me away! It is never my intention to teach other artists how to create art like me but to take techniques and make them their own.  The artists in this course are doing just that! I am so moved by how they took techniques and prompts and then with connecting with …

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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 …

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Fall Tablescape | Into the Woods We Go

This post is sponsored by AllModern Fall begs for gathering and I think the most beautiful and inviting spaces can be created outside. We have been having the most fun creating cozy spaces and “rooms” throughout our land and today I am sharing our newest space for the Farmhouse Holiday Series hosted by Ella Claire. I wish I could take you along on all of the trails that we have created off of this space and throughout all of our …

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The Studio That Love Built {before and after photos}

We moved into our new home and land in February of this year.   The day before we moved in our town was covered in a blizzard and we scrambled to find someone to plow our new long driveway. Only a few weeks after our move we announced our first workshop in the studio that had not been built. Many thought we were crazy and had no idea why we would put that kind of time and financial pressure on ourselves. …

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Paint Your Town | Mixed Media Urban Landscapes EARLY REGISTRATION

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 …

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The Big Picture Free Video | Honoring your gifts, finding balance and living a creative life that you love

Being a wife, mom, friend, business owner, household manager, school juggler and creative are some of the hats I wear. I know you are the same and probably more. I also know that if I am not intentional with my marriage, children, schooling, business, creative time etc. than I miss out on opportunities of being present in each of these areas. I am not saying it is easy but it is very much worth it. Being intentional and seeing the …

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Danielle Donaldson Is Coming To Colorado! {join us in our new studio}

Our new studio is waiting for you and we have opened up a few more spots for our one day watercolor and mixed media workshop with Danielle Donaldson. Come to my home and studio for an art workshop all about lots of light, room to move, color falling off the paper, beauty everywhere you look, good food, lots of laughter and teaching that will grow your art. Danielle is one of the most talented artists and teachers I know. You can’t …

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Thank You To The Sponsors and Supporters Of Our First Workshop!

  I still feel like I dreamed about our first workshop in our new studio!  It was even more amazing than I could have imagined. The women, the energy, the food, the art created.  I am still processing the whole weekend and the reality that we have a huge new studio where I can work and women can gather.  I can’t wait to tell you everything very soon! In the meantime I wanted to take a moment to thank the …

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Early Registration Price Ends Today {Studying Under the Masters for Kids!}

***TODAY is the last day to get the early registration price of $38 for this THREE WEEK online course for kids*** Whether your kids are in school full time or you homeschool your children…THIS online course will be a beautiful source of creating and learning! For children, art isn’t about rules and critiques. Art for kids is about expression and creating and fun! Creating art with kids is like opening the most fantastic Pandora ’s Box of possibilities. You never …

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Creatively Made Kids {upcycled bows}

We have a new video available in our free series Creatively Made Kids! Our daughter Madolyn loves to share crafts, recipes 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 upcycled bows! To watch the video you just need to be registered at jeanneoliver.ning.com (registering is free). Once …

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Let The Creating Begin

Do you remember as a child how you could draw, write, paint, make up plays etc. for hours and never run out of ideas?  I used to write.  I would write poetry or short stories.  I was always thinking up the next story line.  I don’t think I could come up with many ideas today.  It is the truth……if you don’t use it you lose it!  I am a big fan of Courtney Walsh, her book Scrapbooking Your Faith and …

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May We Unravel and Grow Together | Happy New Year

  I have felt more quiet and reflective lately and at first, it was because I didn’t think I had anything to say. Quiet in words, actions, and even creativity. We have just come through one of the largest business projects to date, finishing my first book and transitioning our home and business to have Kelly working full-time with me. We have also had a very strange year of things outside of our family and it has left us tired …

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Creativity Takes Courage | The Grow Hope Foundation

For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series Creativity Takes Courage. Our creative network offers free videos, new online courses and interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. Over the past three years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business owners. You can see the talented list of interviewees over on my creative network under Creativity Takes Courage. …

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Creativity Takes Courage | Janet Hill

For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series Creativity Takes Courage. My creative network offers free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. Over the past three years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business owners. You can see the talented list of interviewees over on my creative network …

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Creativity Takes Courage | Interview with Shannan Martin About Her New Book FALLING FREE

For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. My creative network offers free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. Over the past three years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business owners. You can see the talented list of interviewees over on my creative network under Creativity Takes …

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Last Day For The Early Registration Price {Making Art Sing}

One of the most popular classes on our creative network last year was Julie Johnson’s Scribble Art! Julie is a born teacher and she provides rich content full of technique, inspiration and encouragement. Today is the LAST day for the early registration price of her follow up to Scribble Art… Making Art Sing | Values, Shapes and Lines This is a one week course that will compliment and expand on her very popular online course Scribble Art! You do not …

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Where Do I Begin? {if I love decorating, diy, cooking and homemaking}

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 …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Bre Doucette of Rooms For Rent}

For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. My creative network offers free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business owners. You can see the talented list of interviewees over on my creative network under Creativity Takes …

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Extra Special Retreats Coming…

I love to travel, explore new parts of the world, try new foods, take in the local culture, take my time in an art museum and find the perfect place to create. Creating art and traveling has helped me to grow as an artist in ways I could have never imaged. Recently, one of my students was talking to a group of women and shared about my workshops. Her words made their way back to me and she later wrote …

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Don’t Be Afraid To Let People Around You Go Past The Dreaming

Somehow around 8 years ago my love of paper, creating and paints had turned into me listing a few things to sell on Etsy. Just to make things more interesting I asked my mom to work with me to sew children’s clothing that I was designing. Everything was so small but so fun. I remember that Kelly and I set up a space for me in our unfinished basement where I would work once the children went to sleep. There …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Cat Bude}

*** For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. My creative network offers free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business owners. You can see the talented list of interviewees over on my creative network under Creativity …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Danielle Burkleo}

*** For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. My creative network offers free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business owners. You can see the talented list of interviewees over on my creative network under Creativity …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Stephanie Holden}

The next Creativity Takes Courage interview begins right now… *** For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. My creative network offers free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business owners. You can see the talented list …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Jane Davenport}

The next Creativity Takes Courage interview begins right now… *** For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. My creative network offers free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business owners. You can see the talented list …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Kelly Barton}

The next Creativity Takes Courage interview begins right now… *** For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. My creative network offers free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business owners. You can see the talented list …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Kimberly Taylor and The Grow Hope Foundation}

Our newest Creativity Takes Courage interview starts right now! *** For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. My creative network offers free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business owners. You can see the talented list …

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What Makes These Girls So Special? {Like I needed to tell you}

I believe in this quote and think about it often. I am lucky enough to constantly be in the position that I have the opportunity and pleasure to have incredibly talented women and men all around me. I know that by having people of such talent and quality that it also helps me to grow as a person, artist and business woman. I think I have the best job in the world. I get to reach out to some of …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Bliss and Tell Branding Company}

Our newest Creativity Takes Courage interview starts right now! ******* For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. Over a year ago we expanded our creative network to offer free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Tracy Porter}

Our newest Creativity Takes Courage interview starts right now! ******* For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. Over a year ago we expanded our creative network to offer free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. The February interview was with …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Bari Ackerman}

Our newest Creativity Takes Courage interview starts right now! ******* For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. A year ago we expanded our creative network to offer free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. The February interview was with my …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Dr. Shamanie Haneca}

Our newest Creativity Takes Courage interview starts right now! ******* For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. A year ago we expanded our creative network to offer free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. The February interview was with my …

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Creativity Takes Courage {interview with Danielle Donaldson}

Our first 2014 interview in our video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now! ******* For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. A year ago we expanded our creative network to offer free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. The …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Interview with Marian Parsons}

Our November interview in our video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now! ******* For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. 11 months ago we expanded our creative network to offer free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. The February …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Interview With Christy Tomlinson}

Our June interview in our video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now! ******* For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. Five months ago we expanded our creative network to offer free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. The February …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Interview With Shannan Martin}

Our May interview in our video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now! ******* For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. Four months ago we expanded our creative network to offer free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. The February …

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It Has Been Crazy Around Here {Code word for dirty}

Whenever we launch a new e-course things get a little crazy here at our home. By crazy I mean not clean. Toilets…not clean. Wooden floors…not clean. Bedroom…not clean. Me…OK…I think you get the point. Our whole life has been about creating art and editing. Good thing Kelly loves me enough to edit everything and still talk to me. That guy needs a raise. I wanted to share some images that do not show me in my pajamas, brown toilets, dishes …

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Begins Wednesday! | Storytellers and Mavericks with Jeanne Oliver

I believe that if you want others to feel something when they see your art then YOU have to feel something, share something, or work through something when you create your art. I promise you that it shows in what you put out into the world. If you want to create art that evokes emotion and feeling then I hope you will join me in Storytellers & Mavericks. Join me as we create a gorgeous dyed and stitched journal, use natural dyes with papers …

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Begins Monday! | Mixed Media Directions with Rae Missigman

Rae Missigman is the artist that keeps pushing the boundaries of creativity and she has the heart of a teacher. This is such an incredible combination and what always has students going away wanting more. Lucky us that Rae is back with more!  She is bringing our creative network a brand new course that focuses on words and your creative process. It is guaranteed to be colorful fun! Rae’s course, Mixed Media Directions | A Path to Artful Discovery begins Monday, November 12th, …

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Early Registration Ending! Studying Under Berthe Morisot with Michelle Wooderson

If you love to learn, study, practice and get into the head of an artist then you are in for the most wonderful creative adventure with Michelle Wooderson. So many of you have been asking for more Studying Under The Masters courses and if you know Michelle (or once you know her) you will know why she was the most perfect artist to lead the next one. Michelle has a deep love of learning and exploring art techniques and she …

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Begins Sunday! Sacred Vestments | Expressive Portraits and Figures with Kate Thompson

The inspiring and prolific Kate Thompson is back on our creative network with a brand new course!  It is an honor to have had Kate share her techniques and gifts with us over the years and to love the students on our site so lavishly. Kate will be traveling with me May of 2019 for my last The Living Studio abroad (at least for the foreseeable future) because of our joint love of history, imagery, vintage papers and use of …

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Early Bird Ending! Figuratively Speaking with Dina Wakley

*Early Registration Ending How many of us want to find freedom in our art? I know that creating authentic art that tells a story with loose lines and brush strokes is what I am always working towards. I am so thrilled to share that Dina Wakley is back with a brand new online course and like each of her courses it is filled with COLOR, intentional marks, and storytelling! If you want to get out of your own head and start …

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Begins Friday! Art and Nature in Colored Pencil with Kelly Hoernig

Kelly Hoernig is back with another creative adventure using colored pencils. Kelly is an expert in the field of colored pencil art and she has spent years teaching and practicing with this medium. Kelly is also a teacher that lavishes her students with instruction, encouragement and knowledge. It is such an honor to have Kelly back on our creative network!  Art & Nature in Color Pencil with Kelly Hoernig begins Friday, October 26th, 2018! 5+ hours of course content, lifetime* access. From …

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Early Registration Ending | Storytellers and Mavericks with Jeanne Oliver

I believe that if you want others to feel something when they see your art then YOU have to feel something, share something, or work through something when you create your art. I promise you that it shows in what you put out into the world. If you want to create art that evokes emotion and feeling then I hope you will join me in Storytellers & Mavericks. When I create an online course it is because I have no other choice but to dive …

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Begins Wednesday! | The Art of Alcohol Ink with Noelle Mena

Creative people have so many areas of their lives where they walk out their creativity. Some of you are gardeners, cooks, sweet gatherers of people, painters, and sculptures. The list could go on and on. One of the strongest members of our creative team is Noelle Mena. She has worked beside us for almost two years now and her impact on our network is priceless. So, in the day she builds and designs and when she is off the clock she …

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Early Registration Open! Studying Under Berthe Morisot with Michelle Wooderson

If you love to learn, study, practice and get into the head of an artist then you are in for the most wonderful creative adventure with Michelle Wooderson. So many of you have been asking for more Studying Under The Masters courses and if you know Michelle (or once you know her) you will know why she was the most perfect artist to lead the next one. Michelle has a deep love of learning and exploring art techniques and she …

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20th Anniversary Sale | 40% Off One Online Course

It was a Friday night in Washington, DC in February of 1998. I had worked late and I was supposed to meet up with friends in a local brewery. I saw Kelly come in with a group of people and I instantly said to my friends, “Check out my future husband”. We went on our first date the next week, we were engaged four months later and married 8 months after meeting. It has been hard and beautiful and broken and lifegiving. I had no idea how hard …

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Early Registration Ending | Mixed Media Directions with Rae Missigman

Rae Missigman is the artist that keeps pushing the boundaries of creativity and she has the heart of a teacher. This is such an incredible combination and what always has students going away wanting more. Lucky us that Rae is back with more!  She is bringing our creative network a brand new course that focuses on words and your creative process. It is guaranteed to be colorful fun! Rae’s course, Mixed Media Directions | A Path to Artful Discovery is in the final …

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Early Registration Open! Figuratively Speaking with Dina Wakley

Good Morning! How many of us want to find freedom in our art? I know that creating authentic art that tells a story with loose lines and brush strokes is what I am always working towards. I am so thrilled to share that Dina Wakley is back with a brand new online course and like each of her courses it is filled with COLOR, intentional marks, and storytelling! If you want to get out of your own head and start breaking …

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Early Registration Ending! Sacred Vestments | Expressive Portraits and Figures with Kate Thompson

The inspiring and prolific Kate Thompson is back on our creative network with a brand new course!  It is an honor to have had Kate share her techniques and gifts with us over the years and to love the students on our site so lavishly. Kate will be traveling with me May of 2019 for my last The Living Studio abroad (at least for the foreseeable future) because of our joint love of history, imagery, vintage papers and use of …

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Early Registration Ending | Art and Nature in Colored Pencil with Kelly Hoernig

Early registration is ending for Art & Nature in Color Pencil with Kelly Hoernig. 5+ hours of course content, lifetime* access. Early registration price of $32 changes to $48 on September 26th @ 10 pm MST and the course will go live on October 26th, 2018. Kelly Hoernig is back with another creative adventure using colored pencils. Kelly is an expert in the field of colored pencil art and she has spent years teaching and practicing with this medium. Kelly is also a teacher …

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Begins Tuesday! | Creative Collage with Leslie Rottner

One of the sweetest parts of what I have the joy of doing is seeing something so beautiful and unique in an artist and asking them to share it with all of you. When I first saw the work of Leslie Rottner I couldn’t help but come back to look at it again and again. The more she shared her work the more I knew it was different and set apart. When you see that in an artist it is …

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Early Registration Ending | The Art of Alcohol Ink with Noelle Mena

Creative people have so many areas of their lives where they walk out their creativity. Some of you are gardeners, cooks, sweet gatherers of people, painters, and sculptures. The list could go on and on. One of the strongest members of our creative team is Noelle Mena. She has worked beside us for almost two years now and her impact on our network is priceless. So, in the day she builds and designs and when she is off the clock she …

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Brand New and Instant Access! Abstract Color and Composition with Cherie Wilson

How about a beautiful surprise to enjoy over the weekend? Cherie Wilson is back on our creative network with a brand new and INSTANTLY available online course all about Abstract Color and Composition. During her last online course so many of the students had questions about composition so she made a whole course for you! What? Serious! So, no waiting and you can start watching right away! Thank you so much Cherie! You are amazing and you love your students …

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Early Registration Open! Mixed Media Directions | A Path to Artful Discovery with Rae Missigman

Rae Missigman is the artist that keeps pushing the boundaries of creativity and she has the heart of a teacher. This is such an incredible combination and what always has students going away wanting more. Lucky us that Rae is back with more!  She is bringing our creative network a brand new course that focuses on words and your creative process. It is guaranteed to be colorful fun! Rae’s course, Mixed Media Directions | A Path to Artful Discovery is opening today for …

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Begins on Monday | Draw and See with Rebecca Sower

Draw and See with Rebecca Sower begins tomorrow! I can not remember a time during this creative journey that I haven’t admired and deeply respected the work and heart of Rebecca Sower. She is a prolific artist with a wide range of techniques and skills that she is dipping her hands in and the results are always beautiful. I had always hoped that Rebecca and I would have the opportunity to collaborate so it is with great joy I get to …

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Early Registration Open! Sacred Vestments | Expressive Portraits and Figures with Kate Thompson

The inspiring and prolific Kate Thompson is back on our creative network with a brand new course!  It is an honor to have had Kate share her techniques and gifts with us over the years and to love the students on our site so lavishly. Kate will be traveling with me May of 2019 for my last The Living Studio abroad (at least for the foreseeable future) because of our joint love of history, imagery, vintage papers and use of …

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Brand New and Instant Access! Animals | Inspired to Sketch and Paint with Cathy Walters

How about a brand new art class, on a Friday, all about animals and with INSTANT ACCESS! You may have seen her work in Pottery Barn, Wayfair, Land of Nod and more…come and read more about a new and instant access animals course with Cathy Walters. This course will make you smile and love creating! Cathy is not only a well known and loved artist but she has been our family and business photographer for the past 10 years. Her photos …

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Early Registration Open | Art and Nature in Colored Pencil with Kelly Hoernig

Kelly Hoernig is back with another creative adventure using colored pencils. Kelly is an expert in the field of colored pencil art and she has spent years teaching and practicing with this medium. Kelly is also a teacher that lavishes her students with instruction, encouragement and knowledge. It is such an honor to have Kelly back on our creative network! Kelly’s course, Art & Nature in Color Pencil is opening today for Early Registration. Early registration has just opened for Art & Nature in …

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Begins on Monday | Feel The Pose with Pauline Agnew

When you come across an artist whose work stops you in your tracks you have to find out more about them. That is exactly what happened with Pauline Agnew!  Her landscape and figure work are completely captivating and once I knew more about her and her work I was crossing my fingers she would create a course just for you! Lucky us…she did! Join me in welcoming Pauline Agnew to our creative community! Pauline’s course, Feel The Pose | Creating Expressive …

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Early Registration Ending | Creative Collage with Leslie Rottner

One of the sweetest parts of what I have the joy of doing is seeing something so beautiful and unique in an artist and asking them to share it with all of you. When I first saw the work of Leslie Rottner I couldn’t help but come back to look at it again and again. The more she shared her work the more I knew it was different and set apart. When you see that in an artist it is …

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Fall Kitchen 2018 | Seasons of Home Tour

I have been a part of this amazing group of women, bloggers, designers, and entrepreneurs for many years now.  I can think back to all the years of the collaborations, inspiration, encouragement and more that we receive from one another because we are a part of a community. Gathering together not only brings home tours and fun posts but it also allows our communities to expand and grow deeper roots. Whatever role you find yourself in your life I have …

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How We Celebrate Birthdays Around Here

I love birthdays! One whole day to love on just one person. One day that allows you to give a person a glimpse into how much their life means to you! It is almost 19 years ago that our birthday tradition began. It was my birthday during our first year of marriage and my day started off with a stack of envelopes. Keep in mind that we barely had any money in those years but what followed made me feel …

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Hot Toddy Kits | Sharing Liquor With The Neighborhood

  We are surrounded by some pretty incredible neighbors but with all of the acreage between our homes, you have to go out of your way to connect and to see one another. That is probably why we are all out here and I would guess that most of us out here like having that privacy. Can you say introverts unite? I also think we are so lucky to have six incredible families that surround us that we get to …

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Mid-Century Modern Library | Seasons of Home Holiday Series

  Simple touches around the house are my favorite for adding holiday touches each year. I have two small boxes that hold everything we need to decorate…tree ornaments, white lights, my favorite pom pom wreath and garland from Anthropologie. The rest we add through special recipes we make together, white lights throughout the home, pine branches from our land, candles burning, Christmas music and the people we gather. And the being ready. Having your heart ready to welcome people into our …

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Simple French Tablescape | Seasons of Home Holiday Series

One of my favorite places to travel and get inspired is France. The art, museums, cafes, history, architecture, food and the linens…oh, how I love those handwoven French linens. Whenever I travel to France I try to bring home a piece of art, something to use in the kitchen and I try to find new or vintage linens. It is my way of bringing home the beauty of France in a way that my whole family can enjoy. It is …

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All Home Online Workshops 40% Off | To Celebrate The Holiday Season!

Home, gathering and family is central to who I am and how I want to live this creative life. Some of my favorite online courses that I have ever created have been based around home and how to create a space that is all about the people you love and not about the perfection. We are heading into the holiday season where we all want to create authentic moments with our friends and families. We all desire for the ones …

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Time to Gather + Rest

One of the sweetest creative gifts I have given myself is to honor my gifts with practice and also the times I have gathered with other creatives and honed my skills, took the time away and made my creativity a priority. I often don’t realize how fast we are moving or how much we are pushing each day until I schedule breaks, creating and time with friends. I would love to invite you to the last two workshops in our …

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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 …

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Fall Kitchen Tour 2017 and Recipe | Fig + Prosciutto Pizza

The neighborhood pool closed yesterday so I guess fall is around the corner! Thank you for joining me for the Seasons of Home Holiday Series hosted and created by Kristen Whitby of Ella Claire. Come back each week over the next few months and get peeks into our home dressed up for Fall and Christmas.  Our hope is that this series will be glimpses into our homes during the holidays as we will be sharing inspiration for simple cozy spaces. …

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I kind of love Mother’s Day. I have another reason to remind my mom how much I love her and how much she did for us. Pretty much we are half way decent people because she was a rockstar…stuff like that. I also get to get treated like a queen myself for one magical day! Finding gifts for people I love is one of my favorite things and I have a drawer in my bedroom with little treasures I find …

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Living Room Before and After

We have officially been in this house for one year as of tomorrow. That is so hard for us to believe but when we look back over the past year we can’t believe all we have accomplished in that time (and all the things we still want to do). This home has creatively been so fun! It has allowed us to go a totally different direction with our style and to create a fun space for our family. This home …

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Modern Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

We truly wait until after Thanksgiving to pull out our decorations for Christmas (and we are still pulling them out). We will be adding to our home over the next week but today is a great start! We are all so excited to celebrate the birth of Christ, to get ready for a new year, to intentionally choose how to spend the season and to gather for our favorite traditions. This is our first Christmas in our new home and …

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Our Christmas Home Tour from 2015

***THIS POST IS OUR HOLIDAY HOME TOUR FROM 2015** Please come back tomorrow for our Christmas Home Tour for 2016 *** How do you say goodbye to a home and bring in the holidays for the last time at an address? The past few weeks have brought such a storm of mixed emotions and now the reality that we are moving from the only home our children have known. We love it pretty simple around here for the holidays and …

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Our Past and Present Fall Tablescapes | A Fun Look Back

I love that I have had the opportunity to be a part of many home tours over the years because our real holidays do not get documented. When you have company over, you are rotating what goes in the oven and you are talking with your favorite people and there is little time for picture taking. I do love preparing for the gathering though. It is a part of my creativity and simple tablescapes are so fun to do. I …

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Home for the Holidays SALE!

One of my most popular online course is Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays}. This three week course is all about the heart of home and how to make the holidays all about the people you love. I wanted to offer this beautiful and rich course at a 50% off discount for the next 48 hours. For the next 48 hours you can get this course for $34 (regularly $68)! This course is no longer live and is INSTANTLY …

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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 …

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Our Fall Home

***All week we will be sharing some of our recent and past fall decor** This is our first fall on our new land and in our home and we are loving all of the surprises. Want to know the surprise we are loving the most right now? We have a huge apple tree! We had no idea because we bought our land and home in the middle of winter. I have always wanted an apple tree and this home has …

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Fall Favorites | Celina Baldwin

This is our last fall favorites post but we will continue fun fall inspiration up to Thanksgiving. Today Celina Baldwin is sharing her fall favs. Celina is the newest member of our creative team and she is handling our branding and admin work. She is a breath of fresh air and is a miracle worker helping us get organized and staying on top of deadlines. We already can’t live without her! Serious! 1. I actually got mine at the Toms …

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Fall Favorites | Jen Wagner

Happy Saturday! We are back with more fall favorites and today they are shared by Jen Wagner. Jen is a member of our creative team and she is responsible for our logos, graphics, hand lettering, website and so much more! We kind of love her. A lot!  She makes us look good! Jen also have awesome taste so check out her favorites.     There’s something about fall that just stops me in my tracks and forces me to breathe in …

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Fall Favorites | Jeanne Oliver

I always love seeing what other people are drawn to and what products they are loving. For the next three days we will be sharing some of our fall favorites and we would love to hear what you are loving too! 1. I have ordered more handmade earrings from Malary Brett than I can count. Each pair is beautifully made and packaged. Gift material for sure but also a sweet gift for yourself. 2. I just received my copy of …

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Gather | A Holiday Tea

  I am loving sharing fall inspiration this past week and we will keep sharing through Thanksgiving. I am peeking ahead for today because I have been fortunate to be included in the Farmhouse Holiday Series and today we are sharing our kitchens dressed up for the holidays and also sharing a favorite recipe. Leading up to Thanksgiving and into Christmas the house just FEELS cozier. I love the extra textures, the smells, the baking and preparing. I love the …

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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 in our last home. 1. …

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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 …

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Last 24 Hours to Get the Early Registration Price for Modern Bohemian Jewelry and Feel Home!

I know that one of your favorite courses that we offer on our creative network is anything with home! Being creative and creating a comfortable and beautiful space is at the heart of many of us (and even more desire to know how). But where do we begin? How do we make decisions that truly reflect our heart, style, lifestyle and budget? How do design spaces today that we will be happy with tomorrow? I am honored to share that …

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My Health Scare, A Video and Where We Go From Here

While we were coming home from a teaching, speaking, book-signing trip in Round Top, Texas, my left eye went black/blind and I had only a small sliver of vision left as we were leaving Amarillo. Kelly and the kids were with me and Kelly was driving. I had been feeling extremely run down at this point in our two-week trip and we were all eager to get home. Instead of home, we turned around and headed to the emergency room in …

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Walking Decisions Out and Overcoming Fear | Part Two

You can read part one HERE. We had decided by that first night to take the gift of our new home, land, and studio and see if we could make a go at it without a net. We made this decision in early May and there was no net as of August 1, 2017. As the days of no net quickly approached I could feel the stress, anxiety, and pressure slowly creeping towards me. It wasn’t full and overpowering but …

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How We Celebrate Birthdays Around Here

I love birthdays! One whole day to love on just one person. One day that allows you to give a person a glimpse into how much their life means to you! It is almost 19 years ago that our birthday tradition began. It was my birthday during our first year of marriage and my day started off with a stack of envelopes. Keep in mind that we barely had any money in those years but what followed made me feel …

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May We Unravel and Grow Together | Happy New Year

  I have felt more quiet and reflective lately and at first, it was because I didn’t think I had anything to say. Quiet in words, actions, and even creativity. We have just come through one of the largest business projects to date, finishing my first book and transitioning our home and business to have Kelly working full-time with me. We have also had a very strange year of things outside of our family and it has left us tired …

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All Home Online Workshops 40% Off | To Celebrate The Holiday Season!

Home, gathering and family is central to who I am and how I want to live this creative life. Some of my favorite online courses that I have ever created have been based around home and how to create a space that is all about the people you love and not about the perfection. We are heading into the holiday season where we all want to create authentic moments with our friends and families. We all desire for the ones …

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What I Have Learned Through Homeschooling | This Stuff Is For All Of Us

This year marks our 12th year of officially homeschooling and as I reflect back over this journey I am in awe and humbled by what has been invested, how our family has been impacted and how I have changed as a mom and wife. A few weeks ago I was talking with Kelly about all of the things I have learned about our home, family, children and myself over these years homeschooling. The biggest being myself.  Whether your kids are …

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Women of Advent with Sheila Atchley | Early Registration Just Opened

  We have a sweet surprise today! Sheila Atchley had such a desire to create something extra special for us this holiday season and she has brought to life The Women of Advent.   If the holiday season leaves you feeling a little scattered, you have come to the gathering-place. Come join a community of scattered-gathered hearts. Let’s slow down this season. “Unfulfilled and fulfilled promise are related to each other, as are dawn and sunrise. Both are promise, and …

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Fall Kitchen Tour 2017 and Recipe | Fig + Prosciutto Pizza

The neighborhood pool closed yesterday so I guess fall is around the corner! Thank you for joining me for the Seasons of Home Holiday Series hosted and created by Kristen Whitby of Ella Claire. Come back each week over the next few months and get peeks into our home dressed up for Fall and Christmas.  Our hope is that this series will be glimpses into our homes during the holidays as we will be sharing inspiration for simple cozy spaces. …

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It’s Life | Episode One

With Kelly working with me full time, we have had a little more time for some new fun projects. One of the things I wanted to start doing is to share a little more behind the scenes in our day to day life. Because I am still in full on book deadline mode we didn’t film as much as I wanted but hopefully next month we will even do more. Welcome to our silly episode one of It’s Life!   …

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We Were Asked to Move Back To DC…

  About five weeks ago we were told (out of the blue) that Kelly’s agency was bringing all field agents back to DC.  This would be a mandatory reassignment. We would have until mid-September to be back in DC to still have a job.  We met in DC and our Jack was born there but we have been in Colorado for the past 16+ years and this has truly been home to us. I had just had a group of 17 …

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I kind of love Mother’s Day. I have another reason to remind my mom how much I love her and how much she did for us. Pretty much we are half way decent people because she was a rockstar…stuff like that. I also get to get treated like a queen myself for one magical day! Finding gifts for people I love is one of my favorite things and I have a drawer in my bedroom with little treasures I find …

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Living Room Before and After

We have officially been in this house for one year as of tomorrow. That is so hard for us to believe but when we look back over the past year we can’t believe all we have accomplished in that time (and all the things we still want to do). This home has creatively been so fun! It has allowed us to go a totally different direction with our style and to create a fun space for our family. This home …

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Acts of Service Advent Tree

For the past few years we have used our Acts of Service Advent Tree during Christmas and I always get a lot of questions about it. Even though this post is an oldie I still think it is worth sharing again! This idea originally came to me while I was watching Anne Marie’s Twig Tree video in Home for the Holidays. She was creating a small twig tree to hang on the wall and I knew right away that I …

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Modern Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

We truly wait until after Thanksgiving to pull out our decorations for Christmas (and we are still pulling them out). We will be adding to our home over the next week but today is a great start! We are all so excited to celebrate the birth of Christ, to get ready for a new year, to intentionally choose how to spend the season and to gather for our favorite traditions. This is our first Christmas in our new home and …

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Home for the Holidays SALE!

One of my most popular online course is Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays}. This three week course is all about the heart of home and how to make the holidays all about the people you love. I wanted to offer this beautiful and rich course at a 50% off discount for the next 48 hours. For the next 48 hours you can get this course for $34 (regularly $68)! This course is no longer live and is INSTANTLY …

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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 …

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Our Fall Home

***All week we will be sharing some of our recent and past fall decor** This is our first fall on our new land and in our home and we are loving all of the surprises. Want to know the surprise we are loving the most right now? We have a huge apple tree! We had no idea because we bought our land and home in the middle of winter. I have always wanted an apple tree and this home has …

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Fall Favorites | Celina Baldwin

This is our last fall favorites post but we will continue fun fall inspiration up to Thanksgiving. Today Celina Baldwin is sharing her fall favs. Celina is the newest member of our creative team and she is handling our branding and admin work. She is a breath of fresh air and is a miracle worker helping us get organized and staying on top of deadlines. We already can’t live without her! Serious! 1. I actually got mine at the Toms …

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Salt + Light | Registration Has Just Opened for Our FREE January Study!

I am so excited to announce that registration is open for our next FREE study that will begin on January 4th! This will be our third year that we start off the New Year with a free study all about growing in our faith. This year is Salt + Light | Impact The World Right Where You Are. Join 18 men and women for a 4 week free online study about Salt + Light: Impact the World Right Where You …

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Last 24 Hours to Get the Early Registration Price for Modern Bohemian Jewelry and Feel Home!

I know that one of your favorite courses that we offer on our creative network is anything with home! Being creative and creating a comfortable and beautiful space is at the heart of many of us (and even more desire to know how). But where do we begin? How do we make decisions that truly reflect our heart, style, lifestyle and budget? How do design spaces today that we will be happy with tomorrow? I am honored to share that …

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Modern Farmhouse Fall Porch

I have had the best time sharing our home dressed up for fall! I have felt so honored to be included in Ella Claire’s Farmhouse Holiday Series and each week I have been blow away by the beauty and warmth that the other bloggers bring to their homes. This week it is all about sharing your porch for fall but we have a pretty small front porch in this home SO we wanted to show you our deck dressed up …

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Apple Picking + Apple Crisp

We looked at our property and purchased it in the middle of winter and it was completely covered in snow. Over the past seven months of living here we have watched the land change through the seasons and we have had sweet surprises along the way. One of our best surprises so far are some apples trees on the land! Come and check out our first harvest! We have been sharing with the neighbors, the horses and enjoying them ourselves …

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Our Family Room | The Jack of All Trades Room

Our home is very open and has a modern floor plan but our family room is tucked away perfectly just for us. From our kitchen you go up a few steps and you are in this cozy room that has become our movie, game, school and friend hangout space. This room was the first room I put together in this home because with all of the hard work of moving we just needed a space to sit and relax and …

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Fall Kitchen and Recipe Tour 2016 | Mini Home Video Too

Welcome to our first home tour in our new home! Thank you for joining me for the Farmhouse Holiday Series. Come back each week over the next few months and get peeks into our home dressed up for Fall and Christmas.  Our hope is that this series will be glimpses into our homes during the holidays, and that we will be sharing inspiration for simple cozy spaces. We went on a crazy home journey within the past year and you …

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One Day Art Workshop in Round Top, Texas | Registration Open

The official launch date of my new book, The Painted Art Journal, was July 4th and we have been celebrating ever since. It has been the most amazing experience to see how you are connecting with the book and the impact it is having on your own story within your art! Your take on the projects is so inspiring! We are so excited to announce that we have some of the sweetest friends in Round Top, Texas and they have asked …

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Let’s Talk Business at The Market | The Market Beautiful Denver

One of my favorite things in the world is talking business! I love everything about it from the beginning stages, finding your niche, leveraging what makes you unique, the customer engagement and building community, the new ideas and deciding what to do next, watching something you grow from nothing…becoming something better than you imagined. This doesn’t always happen though. It takes more work than anyone knows but also knowledge and skills to really build a strong and successful business. There is …

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One-Day Art Workshop In Franklin, TN | Registration Open

***THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT*** The official launch date of my new book, The Painted Art Journal, is July 4th and because we were going to already be in Nashville and Franklin, TN at this time we decided to celebrate at our home away from home! We have been shown such overwhelming kindness in Tennessee and we are excited and humbled to tell you that Kim Leggett of City Farmhouse will be hosting my one-day art workshop on June 29th …

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An Artist In France | Art and Words from the Living Studio Along the Seine Artists

  The Living Studio workshops were created because there was a void in the art workshop world. The Living Studio would be about exploring a new place and creating art everywhere we went.  When we had scheduled classes they would be shorter to give you the techniques to get back to the museums, the cafes, the gardens and to have your sketchbook with you the whole time. I knew this style of workshop would not be for everyone but for …

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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 …

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Last Days To Get $1000 off!

******The ship has offered us $1000 off until the end of April!  If you have been on the fence about coming on The Living Studio Along the Seine I wanted to give you a reminder about the discount. The retreat is filling up and I want you to get this discount if you are wanting to join us (the price is already reflected on the prices below).  The price will go up on May 1st!.  If you have ANY questions …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Cat Bude}

*** For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. My creative network offers free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business owners. You can see the talented list of interviewees over on my creative network under Creativity …

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Just Dreaming About It Won’t Get You There

In the new year there can be long lists of dreams for the year and maybe even a yearly bucket list.  What I have found to be true is that me just dreaming about something has never led to the actual doing and experiencing.  If I want to learn something, go somewhere, spend time with someone… I have to make a PLAN OF ACTION. There have been more times than I can count that I had no idea how I …

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Flea Market Finds Decorating Blog Hop

Welcome to everyone coming from Kim’s gorgeous blog! I am so glad you are here and I hope you enjoy your visit. My friend Jen had the fun idea of getting a bunch of bloggers together, having us send flea market finds to each other and we had to alter or decorate with them. I love vintage architectural salvage and old bits and pieces. I was thrilled to use this small collection of vintage door knobs in the blog hop. …

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Flea Market Countdown

I live in Colorado. This means that all my wonderful flea market shopping stops for the winter. No garage sales. No flea markets. We don’t even have a great Goodwill. So….I have been EXTREMELY anxious for one of my favorite flea markets..A Paris Street Market… to start back up on May 1. 15 more days. Yes…I counted! I love waking up early, grabbing a coffee, eating the most wonderful breakfast burrito and shopping with my friends. I am also looking …

The Paris Street Market

It was an early, cold and drizzly morning…..and I was in HEAVEN!!! Flea market season has officially begun. I went with two of my sweet friends and neighbors.  I didn't take a lot of pictures because my hands were FULL! My favorite purchase of the day was some vintage linens to use on my aprons and awesome vintage paper items.  I am always a sucker for vintage papers.  I paid a little more than usual but they were worth it. …

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The Country Living Fair

  Day 1-The Set Up Kasey, Beth and I all arrived at our hotel after midnight.  We stayed up too late (caffeine and talking).  We had an early morning getting to our set up location for the fair.  The weather was clear and hot, but perfect for getting everything unloaded.  We worked all day and right when we had our tent PERFECT we were told that rain was expected that night and the following day.  PANIC…..our tent was water resistant …

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Simple French Tablescape | Seasons of Home Holiday Series

One of my favorite places to travel and get inspired is France. The art, museums, cafes, history, architecture, food and the linens…oh, how I love those handwoven French linens. Whenever I travel to France I try to bring home a piece of art, something to use in the kitchen and I try to find new or vintage linens. It is my way of bringing home the beauty of France in a way that my whole family can enjoy. It is …

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An Artist In France | Art and Words from the Living Studio Along the Seine Artists

  The Living Studio workshops were created because there was a void in the art workshop world. The Living Studio would be about exploring a new place and creating art everywhere we went.  When we had scheduled classes they would be shorter to give you the techniques to get back to the museums, the cafes, the gardens and to have your sketchbook with you the whole time. I knew this style of workshop would not be for everyone but for …

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France | Where Beauty Is The Function

  Jet lag is still my sidekick as I try to settle back into day-to-day life after France. These extra days of adjusting are also good for my heart and mind as I process once again the beautiful opportunity of travel. As I download photos, unpack my suitcase, wash too many loads of laundry, unwrap French treasures, and put away art supplies I am given the gift of remembering, honoring and reflecting on this time away.       I …

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If Adventure, Creating and Travel Speak To You {I have something for you}

Sometimes we get to be wild explorers and travel far away, other times we can connect with other creatives not far from home and at other times we have the joy of hunkering down right where we live and creating among our day to day life.  Each one of these are life giving and creative building travels. I love that my travels have allowed me to build beautiful new friendships, sketch among stained glass windows and old wooden pews, sip …

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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 …

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Last Days To Get $1000 off!

******The ship has offered us $1000 off until the end of April!  If you have been on the fence about coming on The Living Studio Along the Seine I wanted to give you a reminder about the discount. The retreat is filling up and I want you to get this discount if you are wanting to join us (the price is already reflected on the prices below).  The price will go up on May 1st!.  If you have ANY questions …

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The Living Studio Along the Seine River Cruise

Ever since I have been a little girl I have been a lover of history, architecture, art and I have ALWAYS known…I would travel. I am greatly driven by my desire to learn, explore and to discover more of this world. My family makes choices all of the time that will make it possible for us to travel more and to have less of other things. We want to collect adventures and memories and not just things. I have an …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Cat Bude}

*** For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. My creative network offers free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business owners. You can see the talented list of interviewees over on my creative network under Creativity …

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Just Dreaming About It Won’t Get You There

In the new year there can be long lists of dreams for the year and maybe even a yearly bucket list.  What I have found to be true is that me just dreaming about something has never led to the actual doing and experiencing.  If I want to learn something, go somewhere, spend time with someone… I have to make a PLAN OF ACTION. There have been more times than I can count that I had no idea how I …

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Back from France {Giveaway Winners Announced}

This is my first day back home after being in France for the past two weeks. I feel like I am coming out of a France fog. It is really hard to believe what I just go to experience and that so many people that I love helped make it possible. My mom drove from Illinois to watch our children for the week my husband was with me and my sister helped with the business. I am currently starting to …

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Did I Just Go To Europe?

    Isn't this amazing? Heather Bullard could not have chosen a more beautiful location for her Parisian Soiree than The Mission Inn.  The architectural detail was phenomenal.  You truly felt like you were in Europe.  There was a wedding going on in the chapel while we were there.  After the ceremony the couple walked out of the chapel to a beautiful fountain in the courtyard.  What a blessed couple to start their marriage in such a romantic location.  I …

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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. *** Welcome to the Living Studio Friday Prompt! Each …

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The Living Studio Friday Prompt

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 …

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The Living Studio Friday Prompt

Welcome to the first Living Studio Friday Prompt of 2016! 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Our Homeschool Curriculum | 2018-2019 School Year

  This week is our official start of the school year! This is also the first year without Jack a part of our year, planning and day to day life. There were a few changes we made this year to our curriculum and daily schedule and I am very excited about this breath of fresh air into our school year. This is our 13th year of homeschooling (not including kindergarten) and I am a big believer in using what works, …

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What I Have Learned Homeschooling | This Stuff Is For All Of Us

This year marks our 13th year of officially homeschooling and as I reflect back over this journey I am in awe and humbled by what has been invested, how our family has been impacted and how I have changed as a mom and wife. A few weeks ago I was talking with Kelly about all of the things I have learned about our home, family, children and myself over these years homeschooling. The biggest being myself.  Whether your kids are …

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The Big Picture Free Video | Honoring your gifts, finding balance and living a creative life that you love

Being a wife, mom, friend, business owner, household manager, school juggler and creative are some of the hats I wear. I know you are the same and probably more. I also know that if I am not intentional with my marriage, children, schooling, business, creative time etc. than I miss out on opportunities of being present in each of these areas. I am not saying it is easy but it is very much worth it. Being intentional and seeing the …

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High School {are you kidding me?}

  I never (and I mean I NEVER) had any intention of ever teaching my children in high school.  When we started in kindergarten I was just taking it year by year and to be honest…I am shocked that 10 years later that we are still doing school together. At the end of last school year Jack was asking a lot more about high school and for the first time really showing interest in doing something besides homeschooling.  After nine …

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Top 6 Social Media Tips For Creating Balance {For Home and Business}

(These photos have nothing to do with the post but what fun is a post without photos? I thought you would understand.) When you are a stay at home mom, homeschooler and entrepreneur with a home office… your worlds start to collide. There are days that without everything right here at home I know I wouldn’t be able to do all that we get accomplished. Then there are the days when everything coming at me can be a little too …

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Learning Well | An Essentials Course To Homeschooling

I am beyond proud to announce that registration has just opened for Learning Well | An Essentials Course To Homeschooling! Few things are as close to my heart and my day to day life as homeschooling. Alicia Hutchinson will be leading you in this one week online course! This one week course is $46. The course will begin on April 27, 2015 and you will have LIFETIME ACCESS* to the videos! All of the videos are pre-recorded so you can …

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Ramblings on a Wednesday Afternoon

I hope you are all having a great day. We spent the day at the creek doing school with my sister and her children. It is one of our favorite back to school activities that we do each year. There is something so peaceful and magical about the grassy hills, creek, huge trees and an empty park. We almost had the whole play to ourselves. Today I just wanted to ramble a bit (if you have ever met me in …

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You Ask {I Spill}

I am finishing up week four of The Journey of Letting Go. I have loved spending my days creating and having a studio overflowing with art! {I will have originals in the shop soon} I haven’t done a “You Ask {I Spill} post in awhile and thought it would be a fun post in the midst of the craziness of finishing up the course. ****** *How do you have such awesome hair? This is probably a joke but I will …

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My Favorite Things 2012 {Homeschool Favs}

Today I will share my Homeschool Favorites of 2012 You can also see my Business Favorites, Creative Favorites, Home Favorite and Beauty Favorites. If there was ever something in our lives that I never went looking for, didn’t plan to do and could have never pictured myself doing..homeschooling is it! If there was something that has blessed our lives immensely…homeschooling is it! I started because I had a 5 year old that was reading beautifully and my teacher friends recommended …

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End of Week Ramblings

I wanted to give you all a few quick updates about where you can find us lately. We are so excited that you can now get iphone skins, covers, wrapped canvases of my art etc. at Society 6! I hope you pop on over and see the really fun and beautiful new items we get to offer you. We are also featured this month in the Fall 2012 issue of Folk Magazine! Two articles in fact! They did such a …

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You Ask {I Spill}

I haven’t answered any of your questions on the blog for awhile. I asked for questions on our Facebook Business Page this week. Here are some of your questions and my answers. Keep your questions coming:-) Heather asked How do you handle blatant knock offs of your work? And, how do you feel about others selling your packaging as their own? (For instance, I went to a local antique mall and noticed several burlap bags with a 5 stamped on …

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What Has Been Worth The Time {What Has Been Worth The Money}

Tonight Kelly and I had a sitter so we could get some Christmas shopping done. We have been so busy with the shop that this was the first opportunity we had to pick a few special things out for the children. I love blessing our kids with things that they will love and use. Over the years we have gotten so much better about quality over quantity. Those first years were so crazy, scary overload. Poor kid…..he didn’t know what …

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All Kinds of Good Stuff Going Around

To say it has been busy around here would be an understatement. Good things are happening though. We are back at school and loving it.  I think we are finally back into the swing of it and the kids know the drill. The new collection will go into production next week:-) and that brings a whole bunch of excitement all its own! We will then be working on photos, jewelry, vintage items, new surprises…..so many new surprises!!! I hope the …

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Lovin’ Right Now {How About You}

I always love those weeks when you notice some of the little things that make you happy as your days go by. Sometimes they aren’t really the big things…but they bring you joy just the same. We are in our second week of school and I am thankful for the routine and so are they. I love cuddling up with Benjamin and hearing him read.  We did that…together.  I will cherish that my whole life. I have been listening to …

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What Does a Schoolroom Look Like {Would You Recognize One If You Saw One?}

Growing up I went to the public school through fifth grade, private school through 11th grade and then finished high school in the public school. I also grew up in a small town of 3,000 and for many years I went to the local school. When I went to the private school a bus pulled up in front of our house, before the sun was up, every weekday morning. The hour long bus ride was usuallly a time for sleeping …

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If You Have Been Wondering {Go Ahead And Ask}

Once or twice a year I love to have a question/answer series on my blog. Usually whatever you are wondering..so is someone else. I get a lot of emails asking me about business and family stuff so I am assuming that others may have the same questions. This is an easier and faster way for me to respond. So…if you have a question for me….let it rip. Seriously, it can be about anything. Anything you want to know about me …

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Product Highlights {of our school year}

I often get emails from readers wondering what curriculum etc. we use for school. Over the years I have come to really enjoy putting our curriculum together…where as when we started (6 years ago) I bought an all inclusive curriculum. I love the freedom that putting my own curriculum together gives and I truly believe I am picking the best in each subject for my children. There has been wonderful games, books, videos etc that we use each year that …

Art Across The Alphabet

I wanted to share with you a book that I have loved and enjoyed with all three of my children. It is fun for the kids and easy for me to put the projects together. When each of my children have been around three years old we have worked our way through the book Art Across The Alphabet. You can find the white letters at Lakeshore Learning or probably any teacher store. If you have the time you can also …

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Simple French Tablescape | Seasons of Home Holiday Series

One of my favorite places to travel and get inspired is France. The art, museums, cafes, history, architecture, food and the linens…oh, how I love those handwoven French linens. Whenever I travel to France I try to bring home a piece of art, something to use in the kitchen and I try to find new or vintage linens. It is my way of bringing home the beauty of France in a way that my whole family can enjoy. It is …

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Modern + Cozy Christmas Kitchen | Seasons of Home Holiday Decor Series

The older I get the more I just go more with the flow and I don’t stick to rules (and most of the time the rules I created for myself). Even a few years ago I made sure we didn’t decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving. I felt like it wasn’t honoring of Thanksgiving (like Thanksgiving was all upset about it or something). Instead, I am just diving into cozy and we will enjoy it even longer. We are still present …

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All Home Online Workshops 40% Off | To Celebrate The Holiday Season!

Home, gathering and family is central to who I am and how I want to live this creative life. Some of my favorite online courses that I have ever created have been based around home and how to create a space that is all about the people you love and not about the perfection. We are heading into the holiday season where we all want to create authentic moments with our friends and families. We all desire for the ones …

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Fall Kitchen Tour 2017 and Recipe | Fig + Prosciutto Pizza

The neighborhood pool closed yesterday so I guess fall is around the corner! Thank you for joining me for the Seasons of Home Holiday Series hosted and created by Kristen Whitby of Ella Claire. Come back each week over the next few months and get peeks into our home dressed up for Fall and Christmas.  Our hope is that this series will be glimpses into our homes during the holidays as we will be sharing inspiration for simple cozy spaces. …

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I kind of love Mother’s Day. I have another reason to remind my mom how much I love her and how much she did for us. Pretty much we are half way decent people because she was a rockstar…stuff like that. I also get to get treated like a queen myself for one magical day! Finding gifts for people I love is one of my favorite things and I have a drawer in my bedroom with little treasures I find …

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Modern Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

We truly wait until after Thanksgiving to pull out our decorations for Christmas (and we are still pulling them out). We will be adding to our home over the next week but today is a great start! We are all so excited to celebrate the birth of Christ, to get ready for a new year, to intentionally choose how to spend the season and to gather for our favorite traditions. This is our first Christmas in our new home and …

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Our Christmas Home Tour from 2015

***THIS POST IS OUR HOLIDAY HOME TOUR FROM 2015** Please come back tomorrow for our Christmas Home Tour for 2016 *** How do you say goodbye to a home and bring in the holidays for the last time at an address? The past few weeks have brought such a storm of mixed emotions and now the reality that we are moving from the only home our children have known. We love it pretty simple around here for the holidays and …

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Our Past and Present Fall Tablescapes | A Fun Look Back

I love that I have had the opportunity to be a part of many home tours over the years because our real holidays do not get documented. When you have company over, you are rotating what goes in the oven and you are talking with your favorite people and there is little time for picture taking. I do love preparing for the gathering though. It is a part of my creativity and simple tablescapes are so fun to do. I …

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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 …

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Our Fall Home

***All week we will be sharing some of our recent and past fall decor** This is our first fall on our new land and in our home and we are loving all of the surprises. Want to know the surprise we are loving the most right now? We have a huge apple tree! We had no idea because we bought our land and home in the middle of winter. I have always wanted an apple tree and this home has …

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Fall Favorites | Celina Baldwin

This is our last fall favorites post but we will continue fun fall inspiration up to Thanksgiving. Today Celina Baldwin is sharing her fall favs. Celina is the newest member of our creative team and she is handling our branding and admin work. She is a breath of fresh air and is a miracle worker helping us get organized and staying on top of deadlines. We already can’t live without her! Serious! 1. I actually got mine at the Toms …

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Fall Favorites | Jeanne Oliver

I always love seeing what other people are drawn to and what products they are loving. For the next three days we will be sharing some of our fall favorites and we would love to hear what you are loving too! 1. I have ordered more handmade earrings from Malary Brett than I can count. Each pair is beautifully made and packaged. Gift material for sure but also a sweet gift for yourself. 2. I just received my copy of …

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Gather | A Holiday Tea

  I am loving sharing fall inspiration this past week and we will keep sharing through Thanksgiving. I am peeking ahead for today because I have been fortunate to be included in the Farmhouse Holiday Series and today we are sharing our kitchens dressed up for the holidays and also sharing a favorite recipe. Leading up to Thanksgiving and into Christmas the house just FEELS cozier. I love the extra textures, the smells, the baking and preparing. I love the …

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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 …

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Fall Tablescape | Into the Woods We Go

This post is sponsored by AllModern Fall begs for gathering and I think the most beautiful and inviting spaces can be created outside. We have been having the most fun creating cozy spaces and “rooms” throughout our land and today I am sharing our newest space for the Farmhouse Holiday Series hosted by Ella Claire. I wish I could take you along on all of the trails that we have created off of this space and throughout all of our …

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Apple Picking + Apple Crisp

We looked at our property and purchased it in the middle of winter and it was completely covered in snow. Over the past seven months of living here we have watched the land change through the seasons and we have had sweet surprises along the way. One of our best surprises so far are some apples trees on the land! Come and check out our first harvest! We have been sharing with the neighbors, the horses and enjoying them ourselves …

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Fall Kitchen and Recipe Tour 2016 | Mini Home Video Too

Welcome to our first home tour in our new home! Thank you for joining me for the Farmhouse Holiday Series. Come back each week over the next few months and get peeks into our home dressed up for Fall and Christmas.  Our hope is that this series will be glimpses into our homes during the holidays, and that we will be sharing inspiration for simple cozy spaces. We went on a crazy home journey within the past year and you …

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It’s The Weekend! | Strawberry Basil Whiskey Smash

 It’s finally the weekend and instead of getting outside and enjoying the balmy spring Colorado weather, we’re bracing ourselves for the year’s biggest snow storm. But that doesn’t mean we can’t bring spring inside with a perfectly sweet & super yummy cocktail! Whether you’re sunbathing outside or hiding from the snow inside, enjoy a fresh taste of spring! Jen Thank you for joining us for the new series It’s The Weekend! This series will be hosted by Jeanne Oliver and …

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Art of Home Launch and a Celebration Giveaway!

I MAY be a few days late for this! It was my intention to open the giveaway the day Art of Home | Modern Simple Living began and then we have been so crazy busy with the new courses that I didn’t make it over here! THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED Better late than never and this is such a good giveaway! I asked each of the teachers of Art of Home to share some of their favorite things that …

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Art of Home | Modern Simple Living Begins Tomorrow!

 Tomorrow the online course the Art of Home | Modern Simple Living will begin! We would love to have you join us as we celebrate home and simple ways to create an artisan lifestyle. Here is a peek into week one…the Art of Farm To Table. (Keep in mind that this is only week one! What an fun and rich course this will be)      I grew up with a large garden, morning cereal often had fresh berries from …

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Is It Really Almost Time?

Is it getting a bit cooler at nights where you are living?  I can feel the little changes that are everywhere and they are telling me that fall is coming.  It is always hard to say goodbye to summer but fall will always have my heart. Fall is when the house gets cozy, yummy foods are on the stove, my favorite boots are pulled out and people I love are around my table more.  Even though school is back in …

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Top 6 Social Media Tips For Creating Balance {For Home and Business}

(These photos have nothing to do with the post but what fun is a post without photos? I thought you would understand.) When you are a stay at home mom, homeschooler and entrepreneur with a home office… your worlds start to collide. There are days that without everything right here at home I know I wouldn’t be able to do all that we get accomplished. Then there are the days when everything coming at me can be a little too …

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Step by Step Kitchen Cabinet Painting With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

One of the questions I get asked the most is regarding how I painted our kitchen cabinets and what do I think of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I have waited until now to share my opinion because I thought we needed to really live with the cabinets to see how they wore with daily use and to give me time to give an honest opinion. Before we start let me be honest that if I had contacted many people to …

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20th Anniversary Sale | 40% Off One Online Course

It was a Friday night in Washington, DC in February of 1998. I had worked late and I was supposed to meet up with friends in a local brewery. I saw Kelly come in with a group of people and I instantly said to my friends, “Check out my future husband”. We went on our first date the next week, we were engaged four months later and married 8 months after meeting. It has been hard and beautiful and broken and lifegiving. I had no idea how hard …

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Fall Kitchen 2018 | Seasons of Home Tour

I have been a part of this amazing group of women, bloggers, designers, and entrepreneurs for many years now.  I can think back to all the years of the collaborations, inspiration, encouragement and more that we receive from one another because we are a part of a community. Gathering together not only brings home tours and fun posts but it also allows our communities to expand and grow deeper roots. Whatever role you find yourself in your life I have …

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Early Registration Ending | Draw and See with Rebecca Sower

I can not remember a time during this creative journey that I haven’t admired and deeply respected the work and heart of Rebecca Sower. She is a prolific artist with a wide range of techniques and skills that she is dipping her hands in and the results are always beautiful. I had always hoped that Rebecca and I would have the opportunity to collaborate so it is with great joy I get to announce that Rebecca will be teaching on our …

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Creatively Made Business | Palm Springs Retreat

Everything your business needs is everything you have always been! If you are ready to create a life and business that looks like no one else then it is time to see all of your gifts with fresh eyes. This past March we held our first live business workshop here at our studio and it was more than I could have EVER imagined. The women, the businesses, the dreams, the struggles, the connections and how they left ON FIRE! I …

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Walking Decisions Out and Overcoming Fear | Part Two

You can read part one HERE. We had decided by that first night to take the gift of our new home, land, and studio and see if we could make a go at it without a net. We made this decision in early May and there was no net as of August 1, 2017. As the days of no net quickly approached I could feel the stress, anxiety, and pressure slowly creeping towards me. It wasn’t full and overpowering but …

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Our One Year Milestone and Walking Through Storms | Part One

    Last year on May 4, 2017, I was just wrapping up an all-day workshop in my studio with local teenagers. The teachers and students had just walked onto the bus when I started to walk back down our gravel driveway as I saw Kelly approaching me. He let me know that he had just received some shocking news and my first response (in total me style) was, “Does it have anything to do with money”? I don’t like …

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One Day Art Workshop in Round Top, Texas | Registration Open

The official launch date of my new book, The Painted Art Journal, was July 4th and we have been celebrating ever since. It has been the most amazing experience to see how you are connecting with the book and the impact it is having on your own story within your art! Your take on the projects is so inspiring! We are so excited to announce that we have some of the sweetest friends in Round Top, Texas and they have asked …

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Stephanie Lee Metalsmith Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

Join Stephanie Lee in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on November 2-3, 2018 for a two-day art workshop. Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and filled with inspiration. When you arrive on Friday morning you will be welcomed with mimosas and a light snack as we find our places and meet each other. Most of …

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Shop Sale! | Bags, Jewelry and More

We are getting ready for our next product launch and that means we have just marked down almost everything in our online shop!  We have marked down bags, jewelry and more. Some items have been marked down 50%. No coupon needed! Just come on over and everything is already marked down. We will launch our new products within the next few weeks and we can’t wait to show you the gorgeous artisan products that we have gathered.      

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Let’s Kick Off The Weekend With A Brand New Free Art Video

It is now the countdown to the weekend and for many of us, that means diving deeper into our creativity. We have just added another free video to our creative network and this one is about creating beautiful journal pages using carbon paper. Come on over and enjoy the free art video Carbon Fun . With very few supplies you can practice, learn, make time for yourself and just have some fun! This video is free but you still need to be …

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Final Hours For The Early Registration Price | Abstract Untangled with Cherie Wilson

  One of the most wonderful parts of what I get to do is to collaborate with other incredible artists! I love seeing something in another person that I KNOW you will connect with. It is even deeper than that. I love finding in another artist a beautiful and deep love to SHARE their authentic art with others. I am so honored to offer Cherie Wilson’s first online course. Her teaching, guidance, and heart for others will make this a …

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Let’s Kick Off The Weekend With a Brand New Free Art Video

It is now the countdown to the weekend and for many of us, that means diving deeper into our creativity. We have just added another free video to our creative network and this one is about creating quick abstract portraits with charcoal. Come on over and enjoy the free art video Abstract Charcoal Portrait. With very few supplies you can practice, learn, make time for yourself and just have some fun! This video is free but you still need to be …

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Funky Faces With Sara Burch | Live At The Jeanne Oliver Studios

Join Sara Burch for a three-day art workshop in our studio in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado! Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land, home and studio brings you rest and creative freedom.         Funky …

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One-Day Art Workshop In Franklin, TN | Registration Open

***THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT*** The official launch date of my new book, The Painted Art Journal, is July 4th and because we were going to already be in Nashville and Franklin, TN at this time we decided to celebrate at our home away from home! We have been shown such overwhelming kindness in Tennessee and we are excited and humbled to tell you that Kim Leggett of City Farmhouse will be hosting my one-day art workshop on June 29th …

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Because You Asked!

Because you asked we really tried! I am now teaching THREE live workshops this year in my studio. We have released all of them so you know exactly what I am teaching over the whole year. I hope by releasing them all that it helps you know which one is for you! I would love to create with you in my studio. Giving yourself the time to gather and create with others is an art changing gift. ***We are happy …

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We Have a New Team Member | Come and Say Hello!

Over the years one of the sweetest parts of what we do is the incredibly talented people we get to work with. From the very beginning, I have had people push me harder, open creative doors, collaborate, share their gifts and just make us better because they were a part of the journey. So, this next introduction is way overdue because we have worked with her for the past year.  We just didn’t know that she would become a permanent part …

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Pieces of Me Portrait Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

  Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on October 19-20, 2018 for a two-day art workshop. Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and dreaming. When you arrive on Friday …

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Love Letters From Trail Makers

How would you like to get encouragement sent right to your inbox for the month of February?   I want to share a sweet gathering (that is free) that I have been asked to be a part of and I love the idea and heart of this offering.     For over a decade, we (Meghan and Jamie) have been pouring our creative hearts into the online world. We each began our journey with the intention of bringing to life our own …

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Get Your Badge On with Amy Hanna | Early Registration Just Opened

  Stamping, assemblage, vintage trinkets, leather, and patches will lead you straight into creating one of a kind badges with jewelry artist Amy Hanna. Amy is offering her techniques online for the first time on jeanneoliver.com and we could not be more honored. Amy will share her whimsical way of mixing delicate finds with forgotten treasures. If you are a beginner or a long time creator this will be a fun adventure for you to explore your forgotten treasure boxes, …

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Series 52 | Have You Ever Wanted To Create A Body of Work?

Guys, sometimes I have crazy ideas and I just go with them…   I have just started a series to motivate me this year to create 52 pieces of work not based upon a course, a teacher, a theme but based upon ME and the work I want to create just for me. I wanted to make sure I was getting into the studio more just for fun and making this public is a sure way to accomplish that for …

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May We Unravel and Grow Together | Happy New Year

  I have felt more quiet and reflective lately and at first, it was because I didn’t think I had anything to say. Quiet in words, actions, and even creativity. We have just come through one of the largest business projects to date, finishing my first book and transitioning our home and business to have Kelly working full-time with me. We have also had a very strange year of things outside of our family and it has left us tired …

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JO Gift Cards and Store Credit Now Available!

If you have not finished your Christmas shopping I PROMISE you will love what we just finished creating! Have I told you how much we love our new site and all we can offer you now?   We just finished adding digital gift certificates and store credit to the shop. The store credit can be added right to your account on jeanneoliver.com and you can even email gift cards to your friends and family to use on our site.   …

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An Art Bag and Art Gift Certificate Giveaway | Celebrating A Brand New Course On Our New Site

  ***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*** The winners of the art bags and the art gift certificates are… Sara Torbett What an amazing giveaway! My most favorite place to wander is my farm. I am a stay-at-home mama to three little ones so my travels aren’t as far as I may dream about. Instead, my motto is to find the rosy in the routine. I love to slip outside with my Nikon in the cool of the morning and then …

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My Health Scare, A Video and Where We Go From Here

While we were coming home from a teaching, speaking, book-signing trip in Round Top, Texas, my left eye went black/blind and I had only a small sliver of vision left as we were leaving Amarillo. Kelly and the kids were with me and Kelly was driving. I had been feeling extremely run down at this point in our two-week trip and we were all eager to get home. Instead of home, we turned around and headed to the emergency room in …

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20th Anniversary Sale | 40% Off One Online Course

It was a Friday night in Washington, DC in February of 1998. I had worked late and I was supposed to meet up with friends in a local brewery. I saw Kelly come in with a group of people and I instantly said to my friends, “Check out my future husband”. We went on our first date the next week, we were engaged four months later and married 8 months after meeting. It has been hard and beautiful and broken and lifegiving. I had no idea how hard …

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The Fall Art Garden | Seasons Of Home Porch Tour

Welcome to the Seasons of Home porch tour hosted by Kristen Whitby of Ella Claire. We have more land than porch so we are mixing the two and we are so glad you are here! When we were first looking at our home it was in the middle of winter and the land was covered in snow. Of the seven acres only a small side garden was fenced in but with its stone raised garden beds, trees and two gates …

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Walking Decisions Out and Overcoming Fear | Part Two

You can read part one HERE. We had decided by that first night to take the gift of our new home, land, and studio and see if we could make a go at it without a net. We made this decision in early May and there was no net as of August 1, 2017. As the days of no net quickly approached I could feel the stress, anxiety, and pressure slowly creeping towards me. It wasn’t full and overpowering but …

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Our One Year Milestone and Walking Through Storms | Part One

    Last year on May 4, 2017, I was just wrapping up an all-day workshop in my studio with local teenagers. The teachers and students had just walked onto the bus when I started to walk back down our gravel driveway as I saw Kelly approaching me. He let me know that he had just received some shocking news and my first response (in total me style) was, “Does it have anything to do with money”? I don’t like …

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One-Day Art Workshop In Franklin, TN | Registration Open

***THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT*** The official launch date of my new book, The Painted Art Journal, is July 4th and because we were going to already be in Nashville and Franklin, TN at this time we decided to celebrate at our home away from home! We have been shown such overwhelming kindness in Tennessee and we are excited and humbled to tell you that Kim Leggett of City Farmhouse will be hosting my one-day art workshop on June 29th …

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May We Unravel and Grow Together | Happy New Year

  I have felt more quiet and reflective lately and at first, it was because I didn’t think I had anything to say. Quiet in words, actions, and even creativity. We have just come through one of the largest business projects to date, finishing my first book and transitioning our home and business to have Kelly working full-time with me. We have also had a very strange year of things outside of our family and it has left us tired …

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Hot Toddy Kits | Sharing Liquor With The Neighborhood

  We are surrounded by some pretty incredible neighbors but with all of the acreage between our homes, you have to go out of your way to connect and to see one another. That is probably why we are all out here and I would guess that most of us out here like having that privacy. Can you say introverts unite? I also think we are so lucky to have six incredible families that surround us that we get to …

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Holiday Housewalk | 2017

I don’t even know how many years I have been able to be apart of Jen Rizzo‘s gorgeous Holiday Housewalk!  Each year it is such an honor. Last year was our first year in this home and we are slowly making it our own. These DIY and Decorating bloggers are incredible! I am just along for the ride and loving every moment of it. To start at the beginning of the tour start HERE. And if you are coming from …

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A Cozy Christmas Bedroom | Creating a Hygge Space

  Welcome to the last blog post before Christmas for the Seasons of Home Holiday Series. It is always so much fun to share our home and to see all of the inspiration from everyone else in the tour. This tour was created by Kristen Whitby or Ella Claire  and the whole heart of the tour is to share simple inspiration as you head into the season of gathering. In this post, we have collaborated with Birch Lane to bring …

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It’s Life | Episode One

With Kelly working with me full time, we have had a little more time for some new fun projects. One of the things I wanted to start doing is to share a little more behind the scenes in our day to day life. Because I am still in full on book deadline mode we didn’t film as much as I wanted but hopefully next month we will even do more. Welcome to our silly episode one of It’s Life!   …

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Life In Season | A Book Review

  Watching friends and peers tap into their deep giftings and then sharing it with the world is very inspiring. I am surrounded by so many men and women that are intentionally showing up in their lives and the impact is far reaching. I am watching friends start non profits, open pottery studios, teach, sell their first paintings, step up to a microphone and speak for the first time, self publishing, publishing…stepping out. It is one of the most beautiful …

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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 …

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What A Good Woman Does {and other thoughts on the subject}

Sometimes a song is so powerful that as it plays you see a moving picture going through your mind. Maybe you see your own story or maybe you see the story of another. Either way I know that each of us have been in a situation where the air was knocked out of us and in a moment everything changed. Where we began again. Moved on. Did it scared. Felt lost. Wondered how you got here? Had no answers. Longed …

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Exciting Next Few Weeks!

(Image from Gillian Lee Smith) I am rushing around this morning trying to get everything in place so I can leave today for Scotland. This time I am not teaching or working at all. My husband has given me the amazing early birthday gift of studying with artist Gillian Lee Smith.  For the next 10 days I will be painting in a small fishing village and hopefully getting some much needed rest and creative practice time.  My trip will end …

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Bigger Than You {we are almost there}

My dear friend Kimberly Taylor has found her passion outside her gorgeous home and family and it is contagious. I would love for you to hear her heart and consider helping in the final stretch of this amazing opportunity to give. We are ALMOST there!   ******* My name is Kimberly Taylor and I am the founder of The Grow Hope Foundation.  We are a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people around the world improve their circumstances through education and …

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Did you think I forgot?

I wanted to announce the winner of the art supply giveaway and camera bag! Thank you for being excited and sharing the new online art class Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}. If you love to learn about the lives of the artists, the styles they used and techniques that were a part of their work…this course is for you. If you love to try new art with the encouragement and support of other creative members…this is the course …

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How Are You In The Waiting?

There is one place we are all at again and again in our lives. You would think with this much practice we would be so much more graceful handling it and learning from it. No matter your age or where you are at in your life we are constantly in a state of waiting. Waiting to grow up Waiting to leave home Waiting to love someone Waiting to figure out your calling Waiting to find the person to spend your …

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If you know me at all you know this makes me so happy!

It is pretty exciting to me to be asked to combine my love of art with my faith! There are few things that determine my day to day as much as my faith and the creativity that the Lord as placed in me. Those two factors have everything to do with how I make a home, raise my children, run a business, love my friends, open my home and grow my marriage. If you have taken any of my online …

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That One Time Our Home Was In a Commerical

Do you guys remember back in September when a production crew was in our house and backyard? We had people in our home and lights all over our backyard and our neighbors were wondering what the heck was going on! We were packing up the car to head out on our three week East Coast adventure and I didn’t even have much time to just enjoy watching the crew film. This was also right in the middle of all the …

It’s Just Another Music Monday {If We’re Honest}

I love music. Music is always playing around here, we break out into song at any given time and we have been known to make up a rap or two. I didn’t say it was pretty. Music is such a huge part of my life (and I am always sharing music I love anyways) that I thought I would sneak in some music posts from time to time. Not too long ago I was watching a friend go through a …

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This Girl Has Joy!

This girl is my skipping, twirling, back flip, humming, singing, smiling kid. She is the kind of kid that can get in trouble and within 5 minutes she will be in your lap kissing and hugging on you. She hugs, kisses, loves and compliments so much each day. {Except when it comes to her younger brother. THAT is a whole different post} She is my only girl and she is this incredible blend of girly girl and athlete. She likes …

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I Want To Try Something a Little Different {and I need your help}

Hello! I wanted to do something a little different and I will need your help. Jennifer Rizzo and I want to do a recorded interview style video where we take turns answering your questions about business and following your passions. I am heading out of town today to teach at an art retreat on Bainbridge Island but I will be back later this week and hope to get this interview up next week! What I need from you… *Please leave …

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Garden Inspiration {Summer, I am ready for you}

I don’t know about you guys but I am just ready for warm evenings, days at the pool, dinner outside and for my yard to be finally green again. Can I hear an Amen? When you still have possibilities of snow and your yard is begging for a little TLC the best cure is Pinterest. Here is a little garden inspiration to hold us all over! {Source} {source} {source} {source} {source} {source} {source} {source} {source} For more garden inspiration I …

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Being a Tourist in Denver | Top Spots on My Birthday

I am a birthday girl and try to squeeze every last bit out of it on that day. When people say they don’t really care about their bday’s I do not relate to those people. At all. One day all about me and what I want to do and everyone smiles the whole day while they do my things? Perfection. If I am being completely honest I believe it is more like birthWEEK. If I am really lucky I start …

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It’s The Weekend | Concrete Planter

I’m gonna be honest – working with concrete intimidates me! But with all the concrete home items trending, I was determined to figure out a way to imitate the concrete look without having to dive into figuring out real concrete. The result? A super clean, cheap alternative to the expensive concrete planters you see in Target and West Elm! What you’ll need: Plastic planter w/ detachable drip tray Paint brush Grey paint (I used a Behr paint sample in “Anonymous”) …

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It’s The Weekend | Mid Century Plant Stand

I don’t know about you, but this time of year I get a little crazy about having plants around the house. They add so much life to a space and they can be so much fun to watch grow! Lately, I’ve been trying to figure out how to display my plants in a way that keeps everything from looking cluttered. The result (drum roll please): DIY Mid Century Plant Stands! I was able to get everything at Lowes for only …

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It’s The Weekend! | Strawberry Basil Whiskey Smash

 It’s finally the weekend and instead of getting outside and enjoying the balmy spring Colorado weather, we’re bracing ourselves for the year’s biggest snow storm. But that doesn’t mean we can’t bring spring inside with a perfectly sweet & super yummy cocktail! Whether you’re sunbathing outside or hiding from the snow inside, enjoy a fresh taste of spring! Jen Thank you for joining us for the new series It’s The Weekend! This series will be hosted by Jeanne Oliver and …

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Weekend Update {print sale}

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! It is incredible here….60 degrees with snow coming in a few days (can you believe that temp difference?). Kelly took Jack and Madolyn for a BMX ride and Ben is playing outside with the neighborhood big kids. He feels so big right now because they came to the door to play with HIM. I wanted to let you all know that I am putting everything in my shop {mainly only prints …

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Weekend Plans

    I am excited to fly to California, spend time with my friend Kasey and take part in a fun and girly day. I know I will be inspired by amazingly talented and creative women.  I can't wait to show you the pictures and share the stories.  I also have more new goodies that I will be adding to my site next week.  See you after the weekend. 

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The Fall Art Garden | Seasons Of Home Porch Tour

Welcome to the Seasons of Home porch tour hosted by Kristen Whitby of Ella Claire. We have more land than porch so we are mixing the two and we are so glad you are here! When we were first looking at our home it was in the middle of winter and the land was covered in snow. Of the seven acres only a small side garden was fenced in but with its stone raised garden beds, trees and two gates …

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Fall Kitchen 2018 | Seasons of Home Tour

I have been a part of this amazing group of women, bloggers, designers, and entrepreneurs for many years now.  I can think back to all the years of the collaborations, inspiration, encouragement and more that we receive from one another because we are a part of a community. Gathering together not only brings home tours and fun posts but it also allows our communities to expand and grow deeper roots. Whatever role you find yourself in your life I have …

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Walking Decisions Out and Overcoming Fear | Part Two

You can read part one HERE. We had decided by that first night to take the gift of our new home, land, and studio and see if we could make a go at it without a net. We made this decision in early May and there was no net as of August 1, 2017. As the days of no net quickly approached I could feel the stress, anxiety, and pressure slowly creeping towards me. It wasn’t full and overpowering but …

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Our One Year Milestone and Walking Through Storms | Part One

    Last year on May 4, 2017, I was just wrapping up an all-day workshop in my studio with local teenagers. The teachers and students had just walked onto the bus when I started to walk back down our gravel driveway as I saw Kelly approaching me. He let me know that he had just received some shocking news and my first response (in total me style) was, “Does it have anything to do with money”? I don’t like …

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Holiday Housewalk | 2017

I don’t even know how many years I have been able to be apart of Jen Rizzo‘s gorgeous Holiday Housewalk!  Each year it is such an honor. Last year was our first year in this home and we are slowly making it our own. These DIY and Decorating bloggers are incredible! I am just along for the ride and loving every moment of it. To start at the beginning of the tour start HERE. And if you are coming from …

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A Cozy Christmas Bedroom | Creating a Hygge Space

  Welcome to the last blog post before Christmas for the Seasons of Home Holiday Series. It is always so much fun to share our home and to see all of the inspiration from everyone else in the tour. This tour was created by Kristen Whitby or Ella Claire  and the whole heart of the tour is to share simple inspiration as you head into the season of gathering. In this post, we have collaborated with Birch Lane to bring …

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Mid-Century Modern Library | Seasons of Home Holiday Series

  Simple touches around the house are my favorite for adding holiday touches each year. I have two small boxes that hold everything we need to decorate…tree ornaments, white lights, my favorite pom pom wreath and garland from Anthropologie. The rest we add through special recipes we make together, white lights throughout the home, pine branches from our land, candles burning, Christmas music and the people we gather. And the being ready. Having your heart ready to welcome people into our …

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Modern + Cozy Christmas Kitchen | Seasons of Home Holiday Decor Series

The older I get the more I just go more with the flow and I don’t stick to rules (and most of the time the rules I created for myself). Even a few years ago I made sure we didn’t decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving. I felt like it wasn’t honoring of Thanksgiving (like Thanksgiving was all upset about it or something). Instead, I am just diving into cozy and we will enjoy it even longer. We are still present …

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All Home Online Workshops 40% Off | To Celebrate The Holiday Season!

Home, gathering and family is central to who I am and how I want to live this creative life. Some of my favorite online courses that I have ever created have been based around home and how to create a space that is all about the people you love and not about the perfection. We are heading into the holiday season where we all want to create authentic moments with our friends and families. We all desire for the ones …

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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 …

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It’s Life | Episode One

With Kelly working with me full time, we have had a little more time for some new fun projects. One of the things I wanted to start doing is to share a little more behind the scenes in our day to day life. Because I am still in full on book deadline mode we didn’t film as much as I wanted but hopefully next month we will even do more. Welcome to our silly episode one of It’s Life!   …

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I kind of love Mother’s Day. I have another reason to remind my mom how much I love her and how much she did for us. Pretty much we are half way decent people because she was a rockstar…stuff like that. I also get to get treated like a queen myself for one magical day! Finding gifts for people I love is one of my favorite things and I have a drawer in my bedroom with little treasures I find …

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Brand New Mini Course |Instant Abstract + Frame

  It is Friday! That means the weekend and extra time and…   If you have been wanting a gorgeous abstract painting on that perfect wall in your home but don’t want to spend a ton of money you will love my news! When I first saw that Jennifer LeBrun O’Brien had painted her own piece for her gorgeous home and popular DIY and decor blog City Farmhouse (go right now if you haven’t ever checked her out) I asked …

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Living Room Before and After

We have officially been in this house for one year as of tomorrow. That is so hard for us to believe but when we look back over the past year we can’t believe all we have accomplished in that time (and all the things we still want to do). This home has creatively been so fun! It has allowed us to go a totally different direction with our style and to create a fun space for our family. This home …

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Modern Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

We truly wait until after Thanksgiving to pull out our decorations for Christmas (and we are still pulling them out). We will be adding to our home over the next week but today is a great start! We are all so excited to celebrate the birth of Christ, to get ready for a new year, to intentionally choose how to spend the season and to gather for our favorite traditions. This is our first Christmas in our new home and …

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Our Christmas Home Tour from 2015

***THIS POST IS OUR HOLIDAY HOME TOUR FROM 2015** Please come back tomorrow for our Christmas Home Tour for 2016 *** How do you say goodbye to a home and bring in the holidays for the last time at an address? The past few weeks have brought such a storm of mixed emotions and now the reality that we are moving from the only home our children have known. We love it pretty simple around here for the holidays and …

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Cozy Spaces During the Holidays | The Family Room

The past few months I have had the great honor of being a part of the Farmhouse Holiday Series. I am a pretty simple decorator in general and also through the holidays. I hope you can tell by now that I try to be present in each holiday, use what I have, use natural elements as much as possible and my heart is for the gathering of my family and friends over a perfect home.  Years will do that do …

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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 …

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Our Fall Home

***All week we will be sharing some of our recent and past fall decor** This is our first fall on our new land and in our home and we are loving all of the surprises. Want to know the surprise we are loving the most right now? We have a huge apple tree! We had no idea because we bought our land and home in the middle of winter. I have always wanted an apple tree and this home has …

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Fall Favorites | Celina Baldwin

This is our last fall favorites post but we will continue fun fall inspiration up to Thanksgiving. Today Celina Baldwin is sharing her fall favs. Celina is the newest member of our creative team and she is handling our branding and admin work. She is a breath of fresh air and is a miracle worker helping us get organized and staying on top of deadlines. We already can’t live without her! Serious! 1. I actually got mine at the Toms …

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Fall Favorites | Jen Wagner

Happy Saturday! We are back with more fall favorites and today they are shared by Jen Wagner. Jen is a member of our creative team and she is responsible for our logos, graphics, hand lettering, website and so much more! We kind of love her. A lot!  She makes us look good! Jen also have awesome taste so check out her favorites.     There’s something about fall that just stops me in my tracks and forces me to breathe in …

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Fall Favorites | Jeanne Oliver

I always love seeing what other people are drawn to and what products they are loving. For the next three days we will be sharing some of our fall favorites and we would love to hear what you are loving too! 1. I have ordered more handmade earrings from Malary Brett than I can count. Each pair is beautifully made and packaged. Gift material for sure but also a sweet gift for yourself. 2. I just received my copy of …

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Gather | A Holiday Tea

  I am loving sharing fall inspiration this past week and we will keep sharing through Thanksgiving. I am peeking ahead for today because I have been fortunate to be included in the Farmhouse Holiday Series and today we are sharing our kitchens dressed up for the holidays and also sharing a favorite recipe. Leading up to Thanksgiving and into Christmas the house just FEELS cozier. I love the extra textures, the smells, the baking and preparing. I love the …

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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 in our last home. 1. …

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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 …

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Fall Tablescape | Into the Woods We Go

This post is sponsored by AllModern Fall begs for gathering and I think the most beautiful and inviting spaces can be created outside. We have been having the most fun creating cozy spaces and “rooms” throughout our land and today I am sharing our newest space for the Farmhouse Holiday Series hosted by Ella Claire. I wish I could take you along on all of the trails that we have created off of this space and throughout all of our …

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If Adventure, Creating and Travel Speak To You {I have something for you}

Sometimes we get to be wild explorers and travel far away, other times we can connect with other creatives not far from home and at other times we have the joy of hunkering down right where we live and creating among our day to day life.  Each one of these are life giving and creative building travels. I love that my travels have allowed me to build beautiful new friendships, sketch among stained glass windows and old wooden pews, sip …

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A Sold Out Workshop on a Sold Out Ship {one spot just opened}

******ONE spot just opened for this sold out art workshop on this sold out ship****** Ever since I have been a little girl I have been a lover of history, architecture, art and I have ALWAYS known…I would travel. I am greatly driven by my desire to learn, explore and to discover more of this world. My family makes choices all of the time that will make it possible for us to travel more and to have less of other …

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Photography 101: Through The Artist’s Eye Begins on Monday!

Nothing has defined our business and brand as much as finding my own style through photography. This has been a gift that has not only grown our business but allowed me to capture my family and the day to day.  Photography 101: Through the Artist’s Eye with Cynthia Shaffer begins on Monday, April 25th! The registration price for this one week course (4+ hours of content) is $46.00. This course will begin on April 25, 2016, all content will be …

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The Living Studio Along the Seine River Cruise

Ever since I have been a little girl I have been a lover of history, architecture, art and I have ALWAYS known…I would travel. I am greatly driven by my desire to learn, explore and to discover more of this world. My family makes choices all of the time that will make it possible for us to travel more and to have less of other things. We want to collect adventures and memories and not just things. I have an …

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Is The World Your Studio? {a glimpse into Savannah}

A few years ago when I came up with the concept behind The Living Studio I had hopes of traveling with women, connecting with different cities and creating outside the studio. My heart’s desire was to encourage women to get out of their comfort zone and to implement daily practicing. I wanted us to become those we had maybe admired for years in the parks, museums, cafes.  To become those that were creating whenever the opportunity arose. As of this …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Cat Bude}

*** For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. My creative network offers free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business owners. You can see the talented list of interviewees over on my creative network under Creativity …

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Just Dreaming About It Won’t Get You There

In the new year there can be long lists of dreams for the year and maybe even a yearly bucket list.  What I have found to be true is that me just dreaming about something has never led to the actual doing and experiencing.  If I want to learn something, go somewhere, spend time with someone… I have to make a PLAN OF ACTION. There have been more times than I can count that I had no idea how I …

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The Living Studio Normandy, France {registration is open}

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. This unique retreat combines my love of travel and creating and connecting with other women. I don’t know how many times over the years I had walked past a person sketching in …

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Italy {Bellagio and Off To Florence}

I have loved looking through my Italy Instagram photos for these posts. I didn’t pick up my camera very often and I have to admit that using mainly my phone made me enjoy the moments more. I want to make a book with all of the Italy Instagram photos and I will let you know what company I go with (and how it turns out). We are now on days 5, 6, 7 and 8. You can read about the …

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Flashback Friday {Inspired: What Katie Ate}

{Originally posted on January 31, 2011} About a month ago my friend Kim shared a website with me that I had never seen. What Katie Ate is a foodie blog by Katie Quinn Davies. From the moment I saw it I was mesmerized. In fact, I wanted to live in the blog and perhaps roll around naked in a few of the recipes. I do not regulary photograph food…but the way she stages and photographs will inspire you no matter …

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Living Beyond Happiness {Reaching For The Joy}

  {image found HERE} I hear it all of the time… You deserve to be happy I deserve to be happy If I only had xyz… I would be happy It is not that happy is a bad word. I just know that there is more! {image found HERE} You are surrounded by it every day. Surrounded by this idea that happy belongs to you and it you aren’t living it every second than you are doing something wrong or …

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Easy Instagram Tips {filters and so much more}

I love my Canon 5D Mark ii. I really do. I have been cheating on it for awhile now though and I am not ashamed. I use the inferior camera on my iphone everyday and I use Instagram to document our days. It is not just the ease of Instagram that has me hooked but all the awesome apps that you can purchase to instantly change your photos. That whole instant thing is pretty fun and convenient. I thought before …

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Up Close and Personal {The Sophie}

When we have a brand new bag that we are launching I like to give you a closer look at the bag. I hope this is the next best thing to you being here at our studio. Today I want to give you a closer look at the Sophie Leather Messenger Bag. Here are some of the sweet highlights of this gorgeous handmade bag. The Sophie * made from soft buffalo leather * closes with a substantial rounded flap * …

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Are You The Winner? {Come and Find Out}

Thank you for everyone that has been loving on our new Vintage Collection! Thank you for telling your friends and family. {vintage yellow dress} Thank you for sharing it through Facebook, Twitter and your blogs. Thank you for all your pins on Pinterest. We are a small business that has the honor of constantly growing because of YOU! {Lucy Ruffle Tote} We have been crazy busy over here lovingly wrapping up hundreds of orders. Packages are being shipped all over …

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Old Glory Antique Show {and time with the Fancy Farmgirl}

(all of the photos were taken by my phone in tons of sunlight..sorry) I live in Colorado as most of you know. We are known for our beautiful mountains, incredible weather, occasional wildfires, Tebowing and hiking. Not known for amazing shows. When my friends in the PNW are all heading out to the Farm Chicks show I am just a tad jealous. When my midwest friends all pile into a car to shop at the Country Living Fair I mope …

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You Can’t Do Everything {I can attest to this}

  {image is mine} I love this quote. Today is proves very much true. I sometimes can be delusional that I can juggle a million things. The truth is I can’t. When I try I usually prove that all I accomplish is to do everything half way. When you really put yourself into something everything else falls to the wayside….at least for me. Today we just launched our new course. My office is a disaster, the laundry could be climbed, …

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Lover Of Words

As we are putting the final touches on the new course I wanted to share some of the quotes that we will be sharing. I love including words in my art and it is so fun to put these together for the courses. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Enjoy your weekend. And for those of you ready to grow your business or learn how to start…..I will see you on Monday afternoon.

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Positive Gossip

This past January I went to Alt with Kimberly, Mel and Estelle. I wrote about the weekend HERE. The last night of the conference we were all relaxing, talking and having a few drinks before we all went our separate ways the next morning. Around the table with me was Kim, Mel, Estelle, Beefy, Melissa, Courtney and Melissa (I wonder what the popular name was 30 something years ago..hmmmm). Towards the end of the night Kim suggested that we play …

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Finding The Lovely {Week One}

My friend, Kimberly Taylor, and I were looking for a fun way to document the lovely things in our lives for the month of February. Since it is the month of love and and we do LOVE taking photos….this is the idea we came up with. We wanted to be intentional about  looking around us everyday and finding the little things that bring great joy and are just plain ol’…LOVELY! We wanted it to also be easy. We didn’t want …

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Old Roads {and making room for the new ones}

Dinner was on the table at the farm and my children were nowhere to be found. My brother obligingly set off to find them. I also went out to check on their progress of pulling themselves away from the freedom and wonder of the farm….to obey. All three of them were running down the country lane. I rushed back into the house to grab my camera and quickly capture them, the setting sun, the light on the golden cornstalks. It …

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Top Ten List {Dream Girls 2}

{Top Ten List} 1. Beef Bourguignon tastes the best when you are sitting around a table with a dear friend 2. When I heard the theme was hillbilly…I didn’t really have any concept of hillbilly! 3. That being hit on at the Yella Beak by a woman is fine with me at this point in my life. 4. Brainstorming with creative women helps me to come home more inspired and focused than before. 5. 40 women should not solder without …

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All Four Love {Loved Deeply}

Good morning! I hope you have been taking some photos this week. {previous post HERE explains the whole thing} I have to admit that my photo taking was not too impressive this week with the snow storm and all. I am hoping to get outside over the next three weeks and not only take photos inside my home:-) Even though this week was {loved deeply} there are obviously many people missing from these photos. {here are three that make my …

All Four Love

I love to take photographs and you will usually see me lugging a camera around with me wherever I go. My friend Courtney and I thought it would be fun to take photos with a purpose for the month of February. A way to show all the beauty around us through the lens. We named it All Four Love…for the four Fridays that we will be posting the photos. To make it even more fun we wanted to invite all …

Let It Fall

Sunday morning we woke up to a light dusting of snow on the ground. This was a stark contrast to the previous day when I had gone running in 60 degree weather. As the morning went on the snow came down harder and it was changing our little town into a winter wonderland. In the afternoon I met up with my friend Jenny and Shamanie at the only restaurant open on Sunday in downtown Castle Rock (Dream Pastries). As the …

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The Roots & Wings Collection | It Has Launched and A Giveaway!

  **Thank you for your beautiful response to our new collection! We still have so many gorgeous pieces available and we can’t wait to wrap something up for you. The winner of the $500 gift card to our shop is Cheri Dietzman. Congratulations! Please email us at contact@jeanneoliver.com with your information and we will get you all set up! Thank you to everyone that shared, shopped and loved on the collection! Cheri Dietzman Wow! What an amazing collection! So glad I took …

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Creatively Made Business | Palm Springs Retreat

Everything your business needs is everything you have always been! If you are ready to create a life and business that looks like no one else then it is time to see all of your gifts with fresh eyes. This past March we held our first live business workshop here at our studio and it was more than I could have EVER imagined. The women, the businesses, the dreams, the struggles, the connections and how they left ON FIRE! I …

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Walking Decisions Out and Overcoming Fear | Part Two

You can read part one HERE. We had decided by that first night to take the gift of our new home, land, and studio and see if we could make a go at it without a net. We made this decision in early May and there was no net as of August 1, 2017. As the days of no net quickly approached I could feel the stress, anxiety, and pressure slowly creeping towards me. It wasn’t full and overpowering but …

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Our One Year Milestone and Walking Through Storms | Part One

    Last year on May 4, 2017, I was just wrapping up an all-day workshop in my studio with local teenagers. The teachers and students had just walked onto the bus when I started to walk back down our gravel driveway as I saw Kelly approaching me. He let me know that he had just received some shocking news and my first response (in total me style) was, “Does it have anything to do with money”? I don’t like …

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One Day Art Workshop in Round Top, Texas | Registration Open

The official launch date of my new book, The Painted Art Journal, was July 4th and we have been celebrating ever since. It has been the most amazing experience to see how you are connecting with the book and the impact it is having on your own story within your art! Your take on the projects is so inspiring! We are so excited to announce that we have some of the sweetest friends in Round Top, Texas and they have asked …

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Shop Sale! | Bags, Jewelry and More

We are getting ready for our next product launch and that means we have just marked down almost everything in our online shop!  We have marked down bags, jewelry and more. Some items have been marked down 50%. No coupon needed! Just come on over and everything is already marked down. We will launch our new products within the next few weeks and we can’t wait to show you the gorgeous artisan products that we have gathered.      

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Spring Cleaning | 30% Off Shop Sale

We are getting ready for all of our new spring goodies for the shop and we are doing a little bit of spring cleaning to make room! For the next 48 hours, you can get 30% off any one item in the shop! This is the most perfect time to get one of our art bags! Just use code SPRING30 at checkout! *This sale does not include online courses, workshops or gift cards.

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We ADORE You! | 30% Off Shop Sale

  We are so thankful for our all of the people that make our studio, creative network and shop a success. We absolutely adore you and appreciate each one of you so much! For the next 24 hours, we are offering 30% off any ONE item in our shop! That means art, jewelry, clothing, art supplies, BAGS…any one item! Use code ADOREU at checkout. Happy Valentine’s Day! Jeanne and Kelly *This sale does not apply to online courses

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New In The Shop!

I wanted to let you know that we have added some new artisan pieces to the shop. We are honored that potter Erin Clemmons has created gorgeous custom smudge pots and pendants just for us.  We also have fun leather cuffs that we found while we were in Joshua Tree a few weeks ago and jeweler Jodi Morris created the most beautiful skull necklaces for the shop. We also have three new leather earrings from Found Leather Goods. Come on …

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An Art Bag and Art Gift Certificate Giveaway | Celebrating A Brand New Course On Our New Site

  ***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*** The winners of the art bags and the art gift certificates are… Sara Torbett What an amazing giveaway! My most favorite place to wander is my farm. I am a stay-at-home mama to three little ones so my travels aren’t as far as I may dream about. Instead, my motto is to find the rosy in the routine. I love to slip outside with my Nikon in the cool of the morning and then …

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Building a Creatively Made Business LIVE Workshop | We Are Giving Away ONE Spot!

    THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED The winner of the one spot to my Building a Creatively Made Business LIVE workshop is… DECEMBER 5, 2017REPLY  Melinda Dennis When I was little I dreamed of being a singer. I was raised in a house always always swirling with song. I’d dress up with my older sister, so carefully put the album on the record player and twirl my mother’s scarf in a circle singing to Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire. …

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How About a $500 Shop Giveaway | Art + Necessities

  THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winner of the $500 gift certificate to our shop is… Joy Lamberti Oh my gosh … it would have to be the French Vintage Collection … how amazing to use these beauties in my mixed media art! Your website is more than incredible for all of us, and the generous giveaways and opportunities, well, I know I speak for everyone … we couldn’t have asked for a nicer way to celebrate! Thank you! We …

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Our First Live Business Workshop | Registration Is Open

We have built our creative business over the past 10 years. We started with a small Etsy shop, manufactured our own soft goods for many years, created an online network with art + lifestyle workshops (wait until you see our new site launching next month!), sell original art + prints, a keynote speaker at large business and women’s workshops around the US, teach live art workshops in the US and abroad, collaborate with artists from all over the world and …

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Look What We Found | A Few London and Caroline Art Bags

***Look What We Found a Few More of*** Welcome to our art bags the Caroline Art Bag and London Art Bag!  They are stunning! Each bag is made from four different vintage fabrics including vintage French linen! They are so dreamy! Our art bags were inspired by my The Living Studio series and retreats and the idea of not just creating in our studios but out in the world and creating around what inspires us. The Caroline and London art bags …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Say No to Say Yes

When you are building a new business or growing the business you have loved and expanded for awhile it can be hard to know what to give your physical, emotional and financial energy to. You can read all of the books, take the business classes, talk to your peers etc. but when it comes down to it YOU have to make daily decisions that lead you into a creative life for your business. I love that Elizabeth Gilbert states that …

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The London and Caroline Art Bags Are Now Available | Just in Time for Christmas Delivery

Welcome to our art bag! We have just released the Caroline Art Bag and London Art Bag!  They are stunning! Each bag is made from four different vintage fabrics include vintage French linen! They are so dreamy! Our art bags were inspired by my The Living Studio series and retreats and the idea of not just creating in our studios but out in the world and creating around what inspires us. The Caroline and London art bags are made from …

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Business Consulting and Private Art Instructions Openings for 2017

We are opening up our calendar to start scheduling business consults and private art instruction in 2017. This has been one of the most rewarding aspects of the new studio because it has allowed us to connect in brand new ways. Over the past year I have consulted with businesses owners from all over the world and have helped them make a plan to grow their business, get back on track or get off the ground. Running your own business …

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Fall Favorites | Jeanne Oliver

I always love seeing what other people are drawn to and what products they are loving. For the next three days we will be sharing some of our fall favorites and we would love to hear what you are loving too! 1. I have ordered more handmade earrings from Malary Brett than I can count. Each pair is beautifully made and packaged. Gift material for sure but also a sweet gift for yourself. 2. I just received my copy of …

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Meet The Newest Member of Our Creative Team!

Good Morning! Not too long ago we let you know we were growing and needing more help in the studio and in the administration of our business. We were lavished with resumes and messages to work with us.  Thank you sooo much for your excitement in collaborating and growing with us. We went through all of your messages and resumes and after much consideration and interviews we found the next member of our creative team! We like to make official …

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New Bags Are In The Shop!

Happy Saturday! We have been getting so many emails asking us to please make some of the bags available that are currently only being offered in our studio. How could we say no?! We have stocked the shop with tons of new bags. They are selling so quickly so don’t wait long! Thank you for loving our bags!  It truly means so much to us!

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Feel Home: Creating a Timeless Feeling Home

I know that one of your favorite courses that we offer on our creative network is anything with home! Being creative and creating a comfortable and beautiful space is at the heart of many of us (and even more desire to know how). But where do we begin? How do we make decisions that truly reflect our heart, style, lifestyle and budget? How do design spaces today that we will be happy with tomorrow? I am honored to share that …

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The Roots & Wings Collection | It Has Launched and A Giveaway!

  **Thank you for your beautiful response to our new collection! We still have so many gorgeous pieces available and we can’t wait to wrap something up for you. The winner of the $500 gift card to our shop is Cheri Dietzman. Congratulations! Please email us at contact@jeanneoliver.com with your information and we will get you all set up! Thank you to everyone that shared, shopped and loved on the collection! Cheri Dietzman Wow! What an amazing collection! So glad I took …

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The Fall Art Garden | Seasons Of Home Porch Tour

Welcome to the Seasons of Home porch tour hosted by Kristen Whitby of Ella Claire. We have more land than porch so we are mixing the two and we are so glad you are here! When we were first looking at our home it was in the middle of winter and the land was covered in snow. Of the seven acres only a small side garden was fenced in but with its stone raised garden beds, trees and two gates …

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We ADORE You! | 30% Off Shop Sale

  We are so thankful for our all of the people that make our studio, creative network and shop a success. We absolutely adore you and appreciate each one of you so much! For the next 24 hours, we are offering 30% off any ONE item in our shop! That means art, jewelry, clothing, art supplies, BAGS…any one item! Use code ADOREU at checkout. Happy Valentine’s Day! Jeanne and Kelly *This sale does not apply to online courses

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New In The Shop!

I wanted to let you know that we have added some new artisan pieces to the shop. We are honored that potter Erin Clemmons has created gorgeous custom smudge pots and pendants just for us.  We also have fun leather cuffs that we found while we were in Joshua Tree a few weeks ago and jeweler Jodi Morris created the most beautiful skull necklaces for the shop. We also have three new leather earrings from Found Leather Goods. Come on …

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Hot Toddy Kits | Sharing Liquor With The Neighborhood

  We are surrounded by some pretty incredible neighbors but with all of the acreage between our homes, you have to go out of your way to connect and to see one another. That is probably why we are all out here and I would guess that most of us out here like having that privacy. Can you say introverts unite? I also think we are so lucky to have six incredible families that surround us that we get to …

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A Cozy Christmas Bedroom | Creating a Hygge Space

  Welcome to the last blog post before Christmas for the Seasons of Home Holiday Series. It is always so much fun to share our home and to see all of the inspiration from everyone else in the tour. This tour was created by Kristen Whitby or Ella Claire  and the whole heart of the tour is to share simple inspiration as you head into the season of gathering. In this post, we have collaborated with Birch Lane to bring …

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Simple French Tablescape | Seasons of Home Holiday Series

One of my favorite places to travel and get inspired is France. The art, museums, cafes, history, architecture, food and the linens…oh, how I love those handwoven French linens. Whenever I travel to France I try to bring home a piece of art, something to use in the kitchen and I try to find new or vintage linens. It is my way of bringing home the beauty of France in a way that my whole family can enjoy. It is …

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New Bags Are In The Shop!

We have 100 bags that have just been listed in the shop! We have 6 styles and 18 different vintage fabric choices. We won’t have more bags until we launch our new creative network and website this fall. We hope you love them! Here is just a peek of what is in the shop…            

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Look What We Found | A Few London and Caroline Art Bags

***Look What We Found a Few More of*** Welcome to our art bags the Caroline Art Bag and London Art Bag!  They are stunning! Each bag is made from four different vintage fabrics including vintage French linen! They are so dreamy! Our art bags were inspired by my The Living Studio series and retreats and the idea of not just creating in our studios but out in the world and creating around what inspires us. The Caroline and London art bags …

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I kind of love Mother’s Day. I have another reason to remind my mom how much I love her and how much she did for us. Pretty much we are half way decent people because she was a rockstar…stuff like that. I also get to get treated like a queen myself for one magical day! Finding gifts for people I love is one of my favorite things and I have a drawer in my bedroom with little treasures I find …

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Brand New Mini Course |Instant Abstract + Frame

  It is Friday! That means the weekend and extra time and…   If you have been wanting a gorgeous abstract painting on that perfect wall in your home but don’t want to spend a ton of money you will love my news! When I first saw that Jennifer LeBrun O’Brien had painted her own piece for her gorgeous home and popular DIY and decor blog City Farmhouse (go right now if you haven’t ever checked her out) I asked …

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The London and Caroline Art Bags Are Now Available | Just in Time for Christmas Delivery

Welcome to our art bag! We have just released the Caroline Art Bag and London Art Bag!  They are stunning! Each bag is made from four different vintage fabrics include vintage French linen! They are so dreamy! Our art bags were inspired by my The Living Studio series and retreats and the idea of not just creating in our studios but out in the world and creating around what inspires us. The Caroline and London art bags are made from …

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Our Christmas Home Tour from 2015

***THIS POST IS OUR HOLIDAY HOME TOUR FROM 2015** Please come back tomorrow for our Christmas Home Tour for 2016 *** How do you say goodbye to a home and bring in the holidays for the last time at an address? The past few weeks have brought such a storm of mixed emotions and now the reality that we are moving from the only home our children have known. We love it pretty simple around here for the holidays and …

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Cozy Spaces During the Holidays | The Family Room

The past few months I have had the great honor of being a part of the Farmhouse Holiday Series. I am a pretty simple decorator in general and also through the holidays. I hope you can tell by now that I try to be present in each holiday, use what I have, use natural elements as much as possible and my heart is for the gathering of my family and friends over a perfect home.  Years will do that do …

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Home for the Holidays SALE!

One of my most popular online course is Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays}. This three week course is all about the heart of home and how to make the holidays all about the people you love. I wanted to offer this beautiful and rich course at a 50% off discount for the next 48 hours. For the next 48 hours you can get this course for $34 (regularly $68)! This course is no longer live and is INSTANTLY …

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Our Fall Home

***All week we will be sharing some of our recent and past fall decor** This is our first fall on our new land and in our home and we are loving all of the surprises. Want to know the surprise we are loving the most right now? We have a huge apple tree! We had no idea because we bought our land and home in the middle of winter. I have always wanted an apple tree and this home has …

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Fall Favorites | Celina Baldwin

This is our last fall favorites post but we will continue fun fall inspiration up to Thanksgiving. Today Celina Baldwin is sharing her fall favs. Celina is the newest member of our creative team and she is handling our branding and admin work. She is a breath of fresh air and is a miracle worker helping us get organized and staying on top of deadlines. We already can’t live without her! Serious! 1. I actually got mine at the Toms …

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Fall Favorites | Jen Wagner

Happy Saturday! We are back with more fall favorites and today they are shared by Jen Wagner. Jen is a member of our creative team and she is responsible for our logos, graphics, hand lettering, website and so much more! We kind of love her. A lot!  She makes us look good! Jen also have awesome taste so check out her favorites.     There’s something about fall that just stops me in my tracks and forces me to breathe in …

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Fall Favorites | Jeanne Oliver

I always love seeing what other people are drawn to and what products they are loving. For the next three days we will be sharing some of our fall favorites and we would love to hear what you are loving too! 1. I have ordered more handmade earrings from Malary Brett than I can count. Each pair is beautifully made and packaged. Gift material for sure but also a sweet gift for yourself. 2. I just received my copy of …

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Last 24 Hours to Get the Early Registration Price for Modern Bohemian Jewelry and Feel Home!

I know that one of your favorite courses that we offer on our creative network is anything with home! Being creative and creating a comfortable and beautiful space is at the heart of many of us (and even more desire to know how). But where do we begin? How do we make decisions that truly reflect our heart, style, lifestyle and budget? How do design spaces today that we will be happy with tomorrow? I am honored to share that …

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Fall Tablescape | Into the Woods We Go

This post is sponsored by AllModern Fall begs for gathering and I think the most beautiful and inviting spaces can be created outside. We have been having the most fun creating cozy spaces and “rooms” throughout our land and today I am sharing our newest space for the Farmhouse Holiday Series hosted by Ella Claire. I wish I could take you along on all of the trails that we have created off of this space and throughout all of our …

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Our Family Room | The Jack of All Trades Room

Our home is very open and has a modern floor plan but our family room is tucked away perfectly just for us. From our kitchen you go up a few steps and you are in this cozy room that has become our movie, game, school and friend hangout space. This room was the first room I put together in this home because with all of the hard work of moving we just needed a space to sit and relax and …

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Finding Fall Home Tour 2016

This is our first fall on our new land and in our home and we are loving all of the surprises. Want to know the surprise we are loving the most right now? We have a huge apple tree! We had no idea because we bought our land and home in the middle of winter. I have always wanted an apple tree and this home has THREE! We have already made apple crisp and we are making another one today. …

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Fall Kitchen and Recipe Tour 2016 | Mini Home Video Too

Welcome to our first home tour in our new home! Thank you for joining me for the Farmhouse Holiday Series. Come back each week over the next few months and get peeks into our home dressed up for Fall and Christmas.  Our hope is that this series will be glimpses into our homes during the holidays, and that we will be sharing inspiration for simple cozy spaces. We went on a crazy home journey within the past year and you …

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The Living Studio Along the Seine River Cruise

Ever since I have been a little girl I have been a lover of history, architecture, art and I have ALWAYS known…I would travel. I am greatly driven by my desire to learn, explore and to discover more of this world. My family makes choices all of the time that will make it possible for us to travel more and to have less of other things. We want to collect adventures and memories and not just things. I have an …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Cat Bude}

*** For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. My creative network offers free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business owners. You can see the talented list of interviewees over on my creative network under Creativity …

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Just Dreaming About It Won’t Get You There

In the new year there can be long lists of dreams for the year and maybe even a yearly bucket list.  What I have found to be true is that me just dreaming about something has never led to the actual doing and experiencing.  If I want to learn something, go somewhere, spend time with someone… I have to make a PLAN OF ACTION. There have been more times than I can count that I had no idea how I …

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Our One Year Milestone and Walking Through Storms | Part One

    Last year on May 4, 2017, I was just wrapping up an all-day workshop in my studio with local teenagers. The teachers and students had just walked onto the bus when I started to walk back down our gravel driveway as I saw Kelly approaching me. He let me know that he had just received some shocking news and my first response (in total me style) was, “Does it have anything to do with money”? I don’t like …

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Stephanie Lee Metalsmith Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

Join Stephanie Lee in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on November 2-3, 2018 for a two-day art workshop. Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and filled with inspiration. When you arrive on Friday morning you will be welcomed with mimosas and a light snack as we find our places and meet each other. Most of …

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Amsterdam, You Were A Dream

  It has been a month since I returned home from The Living Studio | Amsterdam and Beyond. This exploring, creating, adventuring and connecting has been one of the sweetest parts of our business. As a child that dreamed of travel, being an actress, singer, artist, writer, fashion designer, interior decorator, and archeologist (I liked a lot of things growing up:-) I feel like I get to live out so many parts of who I am and the things I …

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Join The Last Living Studio Art Workshop Abroad | Prague to Budapest

Being a creative person can mean your heart and mind is all over the place with all of the beautiful things you can do, the art you can make and the places you can travel. I started The Living Studio art workshops as a way to join travel and creating in a way that was authentic to me and shared it with others that also wanted to wake up to the beauty all around them. These overseas trips were a …

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Funky Faces With Sara Burch | Live At The Jeanne Oliver Studios

Join Sara Burch for a three-day art workshop in our studio in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado! Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land, home and studio brings you rest and creative freedom.         Funky …

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The Living Studio Danube 2019 | Prague to Budapest

Ever since I have been a little girl I have been a lover of history, architecture, art and I have ALWAYS known…I would travel. I am greatly driven by my desire to learn, explore and to discover more of this world. My family makes choices all of the time that will make it possible for us to travel more and to have less of other things. We want to collect adventures and memories. For all of you lovers of adventure, …

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One-Day Art Workshop In Franklin, TN | Registration Open

***THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT*** The official launch date of my new book, The Painted Art Journal, is July 4th and because we were going to already be in Nashville and Franklin, TN at this time we decided to celebrate at our home away from home! We have been shown such overwhelming kindness in Tennessee and we are excited and humbled to tell you that Kim Leggett of City Farmhouse will be hosting my one-day art workshop on June 29th …

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Because You Asked!

Because you asked we really tried! I am now teaching THREE live workshops this year in my studio. We have released all of them so you know exactly what I am teaching over the whole year. I hope by releasing them all that it helps you know which one is for you! I would love to create with you in my studio. Giving yourself the time to gather and create with others is an art changing gift. ***We are happy …

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How About a $500 Shop Giveaway | Art + Necessities

  THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winner of the $500 gift certificate to our shop is… Joy Lamberti Oh my gosh … it would have to be the French Vintage Collection … how amazing to use these beauties in my mixed media art! Your website is more than incredible for all of us, and the generous giveaways and opportunities, well, I know I speak for everyone … we couldn’t have asked for a nicer way to celebrate! Thank you! We …

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New Bags Are In The Shop!

We have 100 bags that have just been listed in the shop! We have 6 styles and 18 different vintage fabric choices. We won’t have more bags until we launch our new creative network and website this fall. We hope you love them! Here is just a peek of what is in the shop…            

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Jeanne Oliver Studio Workshops 2017 | We Have a Few Spots Left

I love that our creative network has allowed us to teach and learn with thousands from all over the world and to gather in the most unusual and incredible way. I know we have all made friends and kindreds because of the power of the internet. I also know that meeting in person is powerful and heart changing too and it allows me to create, teach, connect and love on others in a whole different way. When we built our studio …

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Stephanie Lee Encaustic Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

  Join Stephanie Lee in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on November 10-11, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and dreaming.   …

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Being a Tourist in Denver | Top Spots on My Birthday

I am a birthday girl and try to squeeze every last bit out of it on that day. When people say they don’t really care about their bday’s I do not relate to those people. At all. One day all about me and what I want to do and everyone smiles the whole day while they do my things? Perfection. If I am being completely honest I believe it is more like birthWEEK. If I am really lucky I start …

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We Are Opening Up a Second Weekend | Live WILD AWAKENING Workshop In Our Studio!

We have just opened up a second weekend to our sold out workshop Wild Awakening! Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on October 6-7, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that …

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An Artist In France | Art and Words from the Living Studio Along the Seine Artists

  The Living Studio workshops were created because there was a void in the art workshop world. The Living Studio would be about exploring a new place and creating art everywhere we went.  When we had scheduled classes they would be shorter to give you the techniques to get back to the museums, the cafes, the gardens and to have your sketchbook with you the whole time. I knew this style of workshop would not be for everyone but for …

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France | Where Beauty Is The Function

  Jet lag is still my sidekick as I try to settle back into day-to-day life after France. These extra days of adjusting are also good for my heart and mind as I process once again the beautiful opportunity of travel. As I download photos, unpack my suitcase, wash too many loads of laundry, unwrap French treasures, and put away art supplies I am given the gift of remembering, honoring and reflecting on this time away.       I …

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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 …

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Dina Wakley Ordered Chaos | Early Registration Just Opened

I have a huge treat that I am announcing today! Dina Wakley will be teaching on our creative network and her course Ordered Chaos JUST opened for early registration! If you had a chance to take the FREE Living Studio online video with Dina you get just a taste of how fun, easy to follow and colorful her art is.  You can’t leave time with Dina and not want to have your hands covered in creativity! If you did not have a chance …

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Documented Life Project FREE Video 2016 |All About the Gold!

I am so honored to be back as a featured artist with the Documented Life Project 2016. I would like to give a little full discloser that I obviously don’t read instructions and I totally missed my assignment. For real! It is midnight here and I am seeing for the first time that it was suppose to be simple and small. This is awkward. My husband does all of my video edits, uploading etc. so you can imagine his eye rolling just …

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The Living Studio Toolbox Studios | For Sale In The Shop

***SOLD OUT*** More will be coming in the January 2017 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 …

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The Living Studio {With Dina Wakley}

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. Dina Wakley is our guest artist this month and sharing what the Living Studio means to her! Dina will be sharing how to make your own handmade art journal!  Come on over! Here are some of the places you can learn from Dina…   I am a mixed-media artist and teacher. I …

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The Big Picture Free Video | Honoring your gifts, finding balance and living a creative life that you love

Being a wife, mom, friend, business owner, household manager, school juggler and creative are some of the hats I wear. I know you are the same and probably more. I also know that if I am not intentional with my marriage, children, schooling, business, creative time etc. than I miss out on opportunities of being present in each of these areas. I am not saying it is easy but it is very much worth it. Being intentional and seeing the …

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If Adventure, Creating and Travel Speak To You {I have something for you}

Sometimes we get to be wild explorers and travel far away, other times we can connect with other creatives not far from home and at other times we have the joy of hunkering down right where we live and creating among our day to day life.  Each one of these are life giving and creative building travels. I love that my travels have allowed me to build beautiful new friendships, sketch among stained glass windows and old wooden pews, sip …

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A Sold Out Workshop on a Sold Out Ship {one spot just opened}

******ONE spot just opened for this sold out art workshop on this sold out ship****** Ever since I have been a little girl I have been a lover of history, architecture, art and I have ALWAYS known…I would travel. I am greatly driven by my desire to learn, explore and to discover more of this world. My family makes choices all of the time that will make it possible for us to travel more and to have less of other …

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Studio Video Under Construction {first look at our new studio}

Hello Everyone! Our new doors just went in the new studio today and I thought it was the perfect time to give you a first look at our under construction studio! Hopefully, we will be painting the walls this weekend and the cedar planks will go up on the ceiling next week. We are getting there but still soooo much work to do! Thanks so much for looking and cheering us on!

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Creatively Made Business | Palm Springs Retreat

Everything your business needs is everything you have always been! If you are ready to create a life and business that looks like no one else then it is time to see all of your gifts with fresh eyes. This past March we held our first live business workshop here at our studio and it was more than I could have EVER imagined. The women, the businesses, the dreams, the struggles, the connections and how they left ON FIRE! I …

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Our One Year Milestone and Walking Through Storms | Part One

    Last year on May 4, 2017, I was just wrapping up an all-day workshop in my studio with local teenagers. The teachers and students had just walked onto the bus when I started to walk back down our gravel driveway as I saw Kelly approaching me. He let me know that he had just received some shocking news and my first response (in total me style) was, “Does it have anything to do with money”? I don’t like …

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One-Day Art Workshop In Franklin, TN | Registration Open

***THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT*** The official launch date of my new book, The Painted Art Journal, is July 4th and because we were going to already be in Nashville and Franklin, TN at this time we decided to celebrate at our home away from home! We have been shown such overwhelming kindness in Tennessee and we are excited and humbled to tell you that Kim Leggett of City Farmhouse will be hosting my one-day art workshop on June 29th …

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Because You Asked!

Because you asked we really tried! I am now teaching THREE live workshops this year in my studio. We have released all of them so you know exactly what I am teaching over the whole year. I hope by releasing them all that it helps you know which one is for you! I would love to create with you in my studio. Giving yourself the time to gather and create with others is an art changing gift. ***We are happy …

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Being a Tourist in Denver | Top Spots on My Birthday

I am a birthday girl and try to squeeze every last bit out of it on that day. When people say they don’t really care about their bday’s I do not relate to those people. At all. One day all about me and what I want to do and everyone smiles the whole day while they do my things? Perfection. If I am being completely honest I believe it is more like birthWEEK. If I am really lucky I start …

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An Artist In France | Art and Words from the Living Studio Along the Seine Artists

  The Living Studio workshops were created because there was a void in the art workshop world. The Living Studio would be about exploring a new place and creating art everywhere we went.  When we had scheduled classes they would be shorter to give you the techniques to get back to the museums, the cafes, the gardens and to have your sketchbook with you the whole time. I knew this style of workshop would not be for everyone but for …

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France | Where Beauty Is The Function

  Jet lag is still my sidekick as I try to settle back into day-to-day life after France. These extra days of adjusting are also good for my heart and mind as I process once again the beautiful opportunity of travel. As I download photos, unpack my suitcase, wash too many loads of laundry, unwrap French treasures, and put away art supplies I am given the gift of remembering, honoring and reflecting on this time away.       I …

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Come With Me To Italy in 2017! {get away, connect with your gifts, go on an adventure}

Cobblestone walkways, candlelight dinners with pasta that melts in your mouth, hikes to castle ruins with Lake Como and the prealps as your backdrop, dips in the pool, rides around Lake Como in a vintage motor boat, the smell of Jasmine as you walk throughout the village, the best espresso of your life as you take a break in the afternoon and watch the locals, late afternoon showers that cool the village down and the breeze blows through your apartment …

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The Big Picture Free Video | Honoring your gifts, finding balance and living a creative life that you love

Being a wife, mom, friend, business owner, household manager, school juggler and creative are some of the hats I wear. I know you are the same and probably more. I also know that if I am not intentional with my marriage, children, schooling, business, creative time etc. than I miss out on opportunities of being present in each of these areas. I am not saying it is easy but it is very much worth it. Being intentional and seeing the …

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If Adventure, Creating and Travel Speak To You {I have something for you}

Sometimes we get to be wild explorers and travel far away, other times we can connect with other creatives not far from home and at other times we have the joy of hunkering down right where we live and creating among our day to day life.  Each one of these are life giving and creative building travels. I love that my travels have allowed me to build beautiful new friendships, sketch among stained glass windows and old wooden pews, sip …

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A Sold Out Workshop on a Sold Out Ship {one spot just opened}

******ONE spot just opened for this sold out art workshop on this sold out ship****** Ever since I have been a little girl I have been a lover of history, architecture, art and I have ALWAYS known…I would travel. I am greatly driven by my desire to learn, explore and to discover more of this world. My family makes choices all of the time that will make it possible for us to travel more and to have less of other …

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Last Days To Get $1000 off!

******The ship has offered us $1000 off until the end of April!  If you have been on the fence about coming on The Living Studio Along the Seine I wanted to give you a reminder about the discount. The retreat is filling up and I want you to get this discount if you are wanting to join us (the price is already reflected on the prices below).  The price will go up on May 1st!.  If you have ANY questions …

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The Living Studio Along the Seine River Cruise

Ever since I have been a little girl I have been a lover of history, architecture, art and I have ALWAYS known…I would travel. I am greatly driven by my desire to learn, explore and to discover more of this world. My family makes choices all of the time that will make it possible for us to travel more and to have less of other things. We want to collect adventures and memories and not just things. I have an …

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Extra Special Retreats Coming…

I love to travel, explore new parts of the world, try new foods, take in the local culture, take my time in an art museum and find the perfect place to create. Creating art and traveling has helped me to grow as an artist in ways I could have never imaged. Recently, one of my students was talking to a group of women and shared about my workshops. Her words made their way back to me and she later wrote …

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A Still Heart and Loud Laughter {Part Two}

I can often be heard saying that I feel peace in the country and alive in the city. I have had multiple international trips where I have purposely chosen to spend time in both the city and countryside…and the combo is magic! My trip began in Gardenstown, Scotland in a tiny fishing village by the sea. I shared a peek into my time in a previous post. When it was time to say goodbye to the sea and our cab …

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The Living Studio Along the Danube {Prague, Vienna, Budapest and more}

Ever since I have been a little girl I have been a lover of history, architecture, art and I have ALWAYS known…I would travel. I am greatly driven by my desire to learn, explore and to discover more of this world. My family makes choices all of the time that will make it possible for us to travel more and to have less of other things. We want to collect adventures and memories and not just things. I have an …

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Is The World Your Studio? {a glimpse into Savannah}

A few years ago when I came up with the concept behind The Living Studio I had hopes of traveling with women, connecting with different cities and creating outside the studio. My heart’s desire was to encourage women to get out of their comfort zone and to implement daily practicing. I wanted us to become those we had maybe admired for years in the parks, museums, cafes.  To become those that were creating whenever the opportunity arose. As of this …

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The Living Studio Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone that shared their excitement over the new Living Studio retreats and the online series coming soon! Thank you for also sharing the two new retreats coming up in 2015. I would love to explore and create with you in Savannah, Georgia or Normandy, France! The winner of The Living Studio giveaway of the portable art studio, all of the courses on my creative network and the $200 Dick Blick gift card is… lynda dunham-watkins commented: November …

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The Official Launch of The Living Studio {and a huge giveaway too}

I have been waiting to do an official launch of the new The Living Studio | City Art Walks Around The World retreats and online classes! This is almost two years in the making and it is beyond fun to finally see it coming together. I was waiting until I could do a huge giveaway and to also give you a hint at what will be coming in the new year. My heart behind The Living Studio is that we …

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The Living Studio Normandy, France {registration is open}

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. This unique retreat combines my love of travel and creating and connecting with other women. I don’t know how many times over the years I had walked past a person sketching in …

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The Living Studio Savannah, Georgia {come explore and create with me}

This past summer I was able to launch The Living Studio | City Art Walks Around The World in Bellagio, Italy. It was an incredible collaboration with veteran retreat creator Laura McCollough. 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. …

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For Such a Time As This {You are included in the adventure}

This morning I went on an early morning jog real quick before I needed to make breakfast for Jack and Maddy. Jack started high school last week (he has homeschooled up until now) and Maddy is starting a new two day a week school program for homeschoolers (that is 30 minutes away). I will still be homeschooling Benjamin this year and he will continue to go to his one day a week enrichment school. I love early morning runs or …

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Catching the California Light {our recent trip to the sand and waves}

We just returned from two weeks in southern California and we are still adjusting to missing our friends and the ocean. Our trip was magical in so many ways and the friends we stayed with lavished us with open arms, good food, laughter and incredible adventures. After our time with friends we stayed a few days with Kelly’s family and then made our way to Santa Ana and Studio Cresendoh. I had two of the best days ever teaching and …

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Seattle {I laugh a lot with you}

**Today is the last day to get 50% off my online classes and to enter for all of the giveaways being offered on THIS post** {Did you know I hate to fly?} Seattle is one of my favorite places in this country. I don’t know if it is the mountains mixed with the green trees and the water or the artsy vibe that is everywhere I go. {A little plane sketching to keep my mind off how much I hate …

Lucky You {Lucky Me}

I just got a call from my friend Laura that is helping me put together The Living Studio {Lake Como}. She had some really awesome news to share and I can’t wait to pass it along to you. The hotel in Bellagio let her know that they had one more room open up and that means that our SOLD OUT retreat now has room for two more! I know there were many of you that were disappointed that the retreat …

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The Big Picture Free Video | Honoring your gifts, finding balance and living a creative life that you love

Being a wife, mom, friend, business owner, household manager, school juggler and creative are some of the hats I wear. I know you are the same and probably more. I also know that if I am not intentional with my marriage, children, schooling, business, creative time etc. than I miss out on opportunities of being present in each of these areas. I am not saying it is easy but it is very much worth it. Being intentional and seeing the …

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Watercolor Magic Is Coming {Danielle Donaldson’s Newest Online Art Course}

I am honored to announce that artist Danielle Donaldson will be bringing her watercolor magic back to the Jeanne Oliver Creative Network with her newest online course All Creatures Lovely and Small! Ellies, pups and bunnies, oh my! One whole week of online creative goodness! We will start off our week with a good dose of danielle-ish color theory. This isn’t your everyday color-wheel stuff. As a matter of fact, it is kind of the opposite. You’ll learn how to …

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Making Hand Carved Stamps {Free Video}

Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner and it is a sweet time of year where we may take extra time to create for others and our home. Once of my favorite ways to add details to wrapping paper, note cards and tags is by making my own hand carved stamps. This is so much easier than you may think and a lot of fun to make. I wanted to share with you one of the videos from one …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Interview With Melody Ross}

Our February interview in our new video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now! We have such an amazing and fun line up for you guys. When I get off an interview I am just giddy and it is hard to not share all of them with you right away. For those of you that are new to the blog then I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. Last month we expanded our creative network …

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Beginning your business giveaway {The best giveaway I have ever had}

I have a heart for women. I am constantly amazed at the depth, quality, beauty, talent and strength of women. I had promised myself when I first started that if I ever figured this whole thing out (and I am still learning) that I would share how I did it. Along the way I have always tried to answer emails, encourage and support other small business owners (and dreamers). I had questions at the beginning and so many didn’t want …

Video {Art Supply Basics}

Hello everyone! I am excited because today I am sharing with you my first video. Let me clarify….I did a really awesome one and the sound was bad. I did a second one and it was OK but the sound was also jacked up. I made a third as the the sun was going down, I was sick of the sound of my own voice and I was already tired of what I was saying and that is the one …

Everybody Cut Footloose

I had been wanting to watch Footloose very badly lately.  Don't ask me why or judge my movie viewing choices.  Maybe I was longing for 1984?  All I can say is that when we finally watched it I laughed a lot more than I did in 1984!  Maybe my head was cloudy from all the Aqua Net I was daily inhaling.  Maybe the blue eyeshadow was seeping into my brain.  If you want to feel really old…this movie came out 24 YEARS …

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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 …

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Where Do I Begin? {if I love decorating, diy, cooking and homemaking}

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 …

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