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Magnolia Branches | January Refresh

  Once the house is clear of Christmas and spring in Colorado is still months away…there is this in-between of seasons.   This is the time when I like to organize, still honor winter with textures and layers throughout the home, candles, pine branches from our land and each late January I splurge on Magnolia branches! They really do feel like a splurge but they are this sweet reminder that spring is coming (in about four months in Colorado) and …

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A Brand New Free Art Video with Jeanne Oliver

  We have just added a brand new FREE ART LESSON to our creative network!  Today we have released Portable Art Studio with Jeanne Oliver. Jeanne Oliver is sharing the ease and intention of creating and using a portable art studio in her day-to-day life. Whether you want to start connecting more with your creativity, you make art regularly or even if you are a working artist…the portable art studio practice is a reminder to be present and create with …

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One-On-One Business Consulting | Now Available

While we were writing, creating and filming our online business course, Creatively Made Business, there were many things that needed to be put on hold to accomplish such a huge project and one-on-one consulting was one of them. Now that the course is about to begin its third session (yippee) I have the breathing room to open up a small amount of consults each month. One-on-one business consults is one of my favorite ways to connect with business owners and …

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Proof of Life | Journal Entry No. 01

  Proof of Life Journal Entry No. 01 Welcome to the first Proof of Life journal entry. Writing more in general and specifically with you is something I hope to continue throughout the year. Like many of you, life has become clearer over the past year and there are many things I have dropped along the way that I deeply desire to pick back up. In turn, there are things I never want to pick up again. From the very …

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Early Registration JUST Opened for Creatively Made Business

  Early registration JUST opened for the next session of Creatively Made Business that will begin on February 15, 2021.   For all of the dreamers, creators, and builders out there…this is for you! Come into our studio and take a seat because we are about to share everything we have learned to build a strong, sustainable and scaleable business. Ready to change your life and business?     How could your life and business be transformed by straight forward …

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A New Free Series Has Just Started | Rhythms + Rituals

As we begin 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 life and business this …

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Final Hours! | Semi-Annual 50% Off Sale of ALL Online Courses

  Final hours of our semi-annual 50% off online course sale! USE CODE: JO50   We only do this twice a year and this will not happen again until June 2021! You can buy as many online art + lifestyle courses that you want for 50% off. We have over 180 online courses from over 105 different teachers!   Every single course (open for registration) on our site is included in this sale!       All of our courses …

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24 Hours Left | Semi-Annual 50% Off Sale on All Art + Lifestyle Online Courses

  24 hours left in our semi-annual 50% off online course sale! USE CODE: JO50   We only do this twice a year and this will not happen again until June 2021! For the next 24 hours you can buy as many online art + lifestyle courses that you want for 50% off. We have over 180 online courses from over 105 different teachers!   Every single course (open for registration) on our site is included in this sale!   …

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48 Hours Left | Semi-Annual 50% Off All Online Course Sale

  48 hours left in our semi-annual 50% off online course sale! USE CODE: JO50   We only do this twice a year and this will not happen again until June 2021! For the next 48 hours you can buy as many online art + lifestyle courses that you want for 50% off. We have over 180 online courses from over 105 different teachers!   Every single course (open for registration) on our site is included in this sale!   …

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Semi-Annual 50% Off Sale | Every Course on our Creative Network!

  Our semi-annual 50% off online course sale has just begun! USE CODE: JO50   We only do this twice a year and this will not happen again until June 2021! For the next 72 hours you can buy as many online art + lifestyle courses that you want for 50% off. We have over 180 online courses from over 105 different teachers!   Every single course (open for registration) on our site is included in this sale!   WE …

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Rhythms + Rituals | A New FREE Series Beginning in 7 Days!

As we begin 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 life and business this …

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3 Days Until Our Semi-Annual 50% Off Sale!

    If you are a member of our creative community and network you know what is coming! If you are not a part of our network THIS is the time to join! When you see the countdown coming that means IT is almost here! THREE days until our semi-annual 50% off online course sale!  Can you tell we love making these countdown photos?  This sale allows you to buy as many online courses as you want and our courses …

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A Brand New Free Art Video with Stephanie Lee | Happy New Year

  We have just added a brand new FREE ART LESSON to our creative network!  Today we have released Half Wit Bowls with Stephanie Lee. This is a free lesson taken from the online course Hand Formed. Experiment a little with just plaster gauze to create what she calls her “Half Wit” bowls. During this jam packed course, you will build multiple projects from start to finish with each project emphasizing different techniques that can all be adapted and modified …

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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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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 your …

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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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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!       …

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Eco-Friendly Christmas Wrapping

    Wrapping up gifts for those that I love is half of the fun of giving. I love to wrap gifts in vintage French linens but you could also use yardage of any fabric you have on hand or use other vintage linens. Vintage napkins are very generous in size and will be large enough for most small to medium-sized gifts. I wanted to share my sources for the gift wrap materials I use throughout the year. 1. I …