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Be Your Own Santa!

    It can be so easy to shop for those we have the same in common with but sometimes there are others that we love so much but shopping for them is just plain hard. You want to do something nice for someone you care about but you also want to give them something they will LOVE and USE! If you have a creative in your life (or someone that WANTS to learn to create) give them a JO …

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The Jeanne Oliver Podcast Episode Thirty One | A Colorful Life with Sabrina Ward Harrison

    In this episode I am talking with artist and author Sabrina Ward Harrison. Sabrina is a poet, truth spiller, color collector, gentle guide, artist in many forms, and seer of beauty all around. During this episode we talk about Sabrina’s early years and being seen, her creative process, her well recognized hand lettering and how that was born, and what she thinks is the super power of creatives during this difficult time.     Sabrina Ward Harrison is …

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A Moment of Quiet

| Matches  |  Notepad  |  Mug  | Sage  | Blanket | “It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready” said Sarah Kay, poet and teller of the hard truth of the cold end of the year.  Do you feel that?  Like time is running out before you’ve had time to check the time?  I’ve found that during this season, finding time for myself, time to breath, is maybe more important than ever.  But I’ve also found that carving …

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The Highest Praise and Support For Our Teachers!

  Each year we have the privilege to collaborate with so many talented and hard working artists! This year we had 24 guest artists on our creative network and two guest artists in my studio! We would never have the variety of online courses on our network without the talent of so many different creatives! I want to take a moment to thank each of them again and to also share with you what they are doing right now. It …

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Paint Splattered Gift Wrapping

  Today I wanted to share another gift wrapping idea. This won’t come as a surprise to you but I threw some paint on mine:-) I got the boxes, ribbons, bells and animal ornaments from Target and then with three different paintbrush sizes I splattered white craft paint onto the packages. I think wrapping for our family is almost as much fun as finding the gift. Whatever is easy, affordable and fun is the perfect way to wrap all of …

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Rhythms + Rituals | A New FREE Series

As we make our way closer to 2021 we want to offer a simple way to gather others that want to start the New Year with intention. With the division of this past year, financial uncertainty for many, and the reality of so many unknowns, I know that this time instead of feeling hopeful for the new year and what’s to come may feel more like the in-between. The waiting period. There were so many unexpected moments in my own …

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Christmas Stove Top Potpourri

  With simple ingredients (that you most likely already have on hand) you can create an easy and amazing smelling stove top potpourri. Try adding sage, thyme, coriander or other herbs and spices that you love too. Don’t save this idea just for the holidays.  Change the scents throughout the year.      

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Guest Baskets | Loving on those that stay with you

    Opening our doors and loving on those in our lives is such a sweet gift. The more I gather the more I learn how important it is and that so many just want to be invited. Invited into community, authentic relationship, and the joy that comes from that. The holidays are right around the corner and one thing we do in our home for company is to place a guest basket in the room where they are staying. …

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The Jeanne Oliver Podcast Episode Thirty | In the Studio with Ardith Goodwin

    In this episode Jeanne is talking with fine artist Ardith Goodwin. Ardith’s distinct style, work that seems to contain fragments of lines and color much like stained glass and the authentic way she connects with her collectors and students online has set her apart. During this episode they talk about the impact of COVID on the art world, the balance between art and business, how daily rhythms and rituals impact the work and walking out new projects during …

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Last Days for Holiday Delivery

We have loved wrapping up so many special artisan products from our shop for you! Just a reminder that tomorrow night (December 8th @ 10pm MT) is the last day we can guarantee Christmas delivery. Each item will come beautifully wrapped and ready to give (or keep for yourself).   Give the gift of creativity!     Give my book, The Painted Art Journal! Shop all of our gallery wrapped canvases HERE   Shop our artist supplies + necessities HERE …

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Holiday Housewalk 2020 | The Foraged Home

  I don’t know where your heart is right now with preparing for the holidays. Does it feel too much, like a burden, are you excited, did you decorate weeks ago, is this time of the year bringing you joy and excitement for a new year? Are you somewhere in-between? Almost our whole family got sick with Covid last month and even though our symptoms were mild it took us weeks to feel back to normal. I was worried that …

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Hot Toddy Kits | Easy Gift Giving

  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?  Each year we put together these hot toddy kits and our neighbors LOVE them! This has now become a …

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Give the Gift of Creativity! | You Can Gift ANY Course

  You have been asking how to gift an online course that you love or that you think someone else will love! Thank you for letting us know that we needed to make this easier! You can now gift ANY course on our site and they don’t even have to have an account with us! We are so excited to make this available! You can even choose when they receive it! Gift giving made easy and meaningful!       …