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The New Studying Under The Masters Has Started {sneak peek of week one}

Good Morning! I am thrilled to tell you that week one has just launched of the brand new Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}! This first week is all about Van Gogh and it is so much fun. I wanted to give you a sneak peek into some of the videos and art that we will be creating as we study under Van Gogh. If you are not signed up yet you still have time. This six week online …

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Soul.Full {pretty little ways to bring more SOUL into the day}

This is turning out to be one of the most creative falls we have ever had on the Jeanne Oliver Creative Network! I believe we have some of the most unique and beautiful online courses out there and I am so proud to tell you that artist Kelly Barton will be teaching this November. Here is a peek into Soul.Full {pretty little ways to bring more SOUL into the day}. soul.full. ( pretty little ways to bring more SOUL into …

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24 Hours Sale in The Shop!

Good Morning! We are having a 24 hours sale in the shop on our in stock bags, necklaces and paint brush holders. We are almost out so don’t wait if you have had your eye on something. This is for 24 hours only! {We are already incredibly busy working on our winter collection and it is gorgeous!} The Luella Clutch The Josie Camera Bag The JO Paint Brush Holder Vintage Jewelry Pieces ****** Only FOUR MORE days until the newest …

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When Life Wakes You Up {uncovering spontaneity}

Last September while walking around Arlington National Cemetery with my family I received a message from my doctor that some recent tests had shown some abnormal cells and I needed to come in. I immediately called the nurse back that had left the message and asked, “Are you saying they are cancer cells?”. She told me she couldn’t tell me any more and would have the doctor call me back the next day. The next day? I slowly sat down …

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

Good morning! I have some exciting news this morning and I hope you will be excited too and want to join me. I am one of 25 teachers that will teaching in Life Book 2015! This is an online art course that gives you new art technique and inspiration videos each month for a whole year. So many of the artists teaching are women I know personally or women I admire for their creativity. It is an honor to be …

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Fall Decorating Ideas {Finding Fall Home Tour}

Do I get to wear boots yet? That is what fall is all about! OK, maybe fall is amazing for other things too. How about I was married in October, two of my babies were born in the fall, the cooler temperatures, bulky sweaters, getting all cozy and reading a book, family and friends gathering together more, crunching of the leaves under your awesome boots that you finally get to wear again… I’m sorry I didn’t mean to go back …

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Sketchworks [drawing with confidence]

Good Morning! I wanted you to know about a brand new art course that will begin on November 4th.  Artist Angie Redhead will lead this two week drawing course Sketchworks [drawing with confidence]. He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast. – Leonardo da Vinci The old masters were skilled draftsmen. Having a good understanding of logical art allowed them to deviate from …

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Help Me Choose My New Glasses {survey included}

Hello! I love my current glasses by Tom Ford but I love to accessorize and every time I see the awesome glasses from Warby Parker I want them all! I finally just bit the bullet and ordered five pairs to try on and hopefully find a few new glasses to rotate with my wardrobe and mood. I was hoping you guys could help me out and give me your opinions. 1. Chamberlain Saddle Sage 2. Baxter Whiskey Tortoise 3. Chandler …

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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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IKEA Hack {how we built our kitchen island}

When we made the decision to rip out our existing island we had planned on paying a contractor to do the work. What did we know and how could we take on a project this big? We knew we didn’t want what we had but where would we even begin to pick out the insides of the cabinets and basic design? As we were walking through IKEA one night we both stopped in our tracks and were really looking at …

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Top Ten {Amazing Art Retreats}

Happy Friday! I recently asked other friends and artists to share some of the art retreats that they have loved or are a part of. My list goes beyond ten because I didn’t want to leave anyone out. Maybe you will find the perfect retreat to get away, relax, create, connect and explore. {The retreats are listed in no particular order} 1.) Paint Mexico City 2.) A Painted Journal 3.) Plaster Painting with Stephanie Lee 4.) Autumn Vermont Getaway 5.) …

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Woodland Girls {come check out my brand new art course for fall}

I am excited to tell you about my brand new art course that will begin on October 27th. I hope you will join me for the one week art course Woodland Girls {and other natural curiosities}. Fall is my favorite time of the year because of the crispness in the air, the crunch of the leaves under foot, the bending of the golden grasses and the colors that are changing all around me. Each fall I find a heightened sense …

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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 …

Today is the last day!

I hope you are all enjoying your day off! I wanted to remind you that today is the LAST day to get the early registration price on the new Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits} beginning on September 30th! Come and check out all of the details and see the INCREDIBLE teachers in this new online art course. To read more about the new Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits} you can go to my blog or register …