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The Cottage Table Experience | Italy Workshop Registration Is Open!

We are back from our family trip to Italy celebrating Jack’s college graduation and my 50th birthday! It was absolutely beautiful in so many ways and I will be sharing more in the weeks ahead. The first 9 days of our trip was just as a family and then the next 7 days I joined friends for Daune and Keith Pitman’s The Cottage Table Experience. I was receiving so many messages asking whose retreat I was on etc. and if …

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An Artist Studio | With Diane Reeves

As a creative, one of my favorite things in the world is to step into the creative space of another. I love when an artist shares their space, how they use it, a peek into their favorite tools and even what they are currently working on. I hope you will join me for the brand new An Artist Studio series! Each month a different artist will welcome us into their space! I hope it will encourage you to cherish your …

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Alla Prima with Marian Parsons | Registration Open!

How does a creative gather beauty and then interpret it? What object, light, and pattern begs to be captured through paint and canvas? The eye of the creative is one of the most beautiful gifts to ourselves and others. I have been an admirer and now a friend of Marian Parsons (Miss Mustard Seed) for many years. Whether she is designing a home, refurnishing furniture or painting a still life…how she SEES  and CAPTURES the world and then shares it …

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May Round-Up | Free Beauty Found on the Internet

I am constantly in awe of the beauty that is all around me if I have my eyes open to it. Sometimes I find it in raking up the winter out of our yard, seeing the first signs of spring, snow and green all mixed together, planning adventures, sun on my face, a slow morning and a hot cup of coffee as I read. Sometimes I even find beauty on the internet. I found so many beautiful little treasures on …

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The Jeanne Oliver Podcast Episode Fifty Four | The Lies of Perfectionism with Sandi Hester

  In this episode Jeanne is talking with artist, generous teacher and amazing you tuber Sandi Hester. Sandi has created a world of color and art in the midst of health issues for many years. This conversation dives deep into the lies of perfectionism and how perfectionism can disguise itself.       Sandi Hester had her first painting lessons around her grandmother’s kitchen table during long summer visits in the countryside of Franklin, Tennessee. Her grandmother was a pottery …

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Free Art Video | Marking with Flame + Quick Rusting Techniques with Aimee Bishop

This is free video with Aimee Bishop taken from her course The Magpie’s Nest. This includes two videos with 11 minutes of content. Join Aimee as she shares two fun techniques for adding marks and interest to your work.  In the first free video she shows you how to safely use fire for mark making and adding dimension to your work.  In the second free video you’ll learn how to transfer rust from random bits of metal onto pieces of …

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The Jeanne Oliver Podcast Episode Fifty Three | Awake Awake with Sheila Atchley

  In this episode Jeanne is talking with artist, teacher and self proclaimed silver-haired ordinary mystic Sheila Atchley. Sheila considers herself a late bloomer in the world of creativity but she has dived in with her whole heart. She has also weathered her own journey with life in the middle and now passionately guides others by taking their hand and sharing a way to live more abundantly.       I’m Sheila Atchley. Artist-author, wisdom-chaser, preacher’s wife, life and creativity …

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Annual Birthday Sale | 40% Off One Online Course!

This is my birthday month and on May 5th I turn 50! I can’t wait to share with you how we are celebrating. I love birthdays! I love making it extra special for those I love and I will squeeze out all of the goodness I can when it comes to me too. I have been known to keep it going for as long as I can and I am not ashamed! Come celebrate with me and get ONE course …