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Registration Just Opened For Scribble Art {Jeanne Oliver Creative Network}

Good Morning! I am beyond thrilled to announce that Scribble Art is coming to our creative network! Julie Johnson is one of the most creative, generous and humble artists I know and I am so honored that she will be launching her first online course on the Jeanne Oliver Creative Network! What is Scribble Art? For me it was the journey of letting go and becoming loose in my art. I will share my story of drawing and how I …

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Documented Life Project Art Video {Creating with Ephemera}

Good Morning! Thank you so much for joining me!  I am so honored to be a part of such a talented group of teachers and students. I am excited to be the featured artist for the Documented Life Project and today I am sharing my videos! I have just returned from teaching in Italy and one of the classes I taught I thought would be perfect for this challenge. I adore vintage ephemera and it is really the main thing …

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When Italy Steals Your Heart {Again}

As I was making my way to my plane at JFK my mind was focused on a sick boy at home, camp details I was missing, empty arms that I wanted to be in and just the tug I feel anytime I leave my family. I had a nine hour plane ride ahead of me with the other teacher and at this point we were basically strangers. By the time I got to my seat Stephanie Ackerman was already there …

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Creative Girl and a Book Giveaway | Way to Go Danielle!

Sometimes you see a person you adore work their butt off and create MAGIC! That is exactly what my girl Danielle Donaldson has done! It has been one of the most exciting things to see one of the most talented women I know create her first book. To celebrate the release of Creative Girl (currently a #1 best seller on Amazon) I am giving away one copy of the book. Can you hear a woop woop all the way from …

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When Country Living Asks How We Keep Our Home Clean…

We were recently asked by County Living Magazine to share some of our tips for keeping our home clean.  I wanted to make sure I was extremely honest about what works and doesn’t work in our home. You can read what everyone said HERE but I also wanted to share all of the tips I had sent to them… We are a family of five and some days I feel like we can barely stay above the mess.  Kelly and …

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The Quinn Art Bag is Back In Stock!

I just have returned from teaching in Italy (post coming soon and it was AMAZING) and I wanted you to know that the Quinn Art Bag is back in stock! This is my go to bag for art and everyday! This bag was 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. This art bag is made from grey …

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Classical Figure Painting |Painting figures in the style of the Old Masters|

Angie Redhead has a brand new course on our creative network and registration has just opened! Join Angie for a one week online course all about painting figures in the style of the Old Masters. Come and read a little more about Classical Figure Painting… The Renaissance period is my most favorite time in art. In part due to advances in materials, renewed interest in the classics and availability of patrons, artists experienced a rebirth which pushed their art to …

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Mobile Art Magic {learn how to make digital art}

I wanted to let you know that registration has just opened for our newest online course Mobile Art Magic! Come learn from artist Ivy Newport all about the apps and techniques to use to create art no matter where you are. Here is Ivy’s course description: Our iPhones have become an integral part of our daily lives. We carry them with us at all times – we don’t leave home without them! So…why shouldn’t we be using them creatively too? …

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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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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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Is It You?

I am sorry for the delay in announcing the winner for the release of the 2015 Summer Collection! The winner of the art package giveaway is… Amy Crews commented: June 22, 2015 at 4:14 pm (Edit) I’m entering every way possible! I adore Jeanne and EVERY one of her creations! What I love most about summer is having my children at home, less time in the car (unlike carpooling everywhere for hours a day), and being able to spontaneously travel! …