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Join The Last Living Studio Art Workshop Abroad | Prague to Budapest

Being a creative person can mean your heart and mind is all over the place with all of the beautiful things you can do, the art you can make and the places you can travel. I started The Living Studio art workshops as a way to join travel and creating in a way that was authentic to me and shared it with others that also wanted to wake up to the beauty all around them. These overseas trips were a …

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Brand New Free Art Video – Text Marks with Rae Missigman

It is now the countdown to the weekend and for many of us, that means diving deeper into our creativity. We have just added another free video to our creative network and this one is about text marks as an extension of our personalities & styles within our art work. Experiment with different types of texts & scribbles and note how they reflect you. Working with a combination of ways to get text down on to your substrate. There is something …

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Let’s Kick Off The Weekend With A Brand New Free Art Video

It is now the countdown to the weekend and for many of us, that means diving deeper into our creativity. We have just added another free video to our creative network and this one is about creating beautiful journal pages using carbon paper. Come on over and enjoy the free art video Carbon Fun . With very few supplies you can practice, learn, make time for yourself and just have some fun! This video is free but you still need to be …

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Final Hours For The Early Registration Price | Abstract Untangled with Cherie Wilson

  One of the most wonderful parts of what I get to do is to collaborate with other incredible artists! I love seeing something in another person that I KNOW you will connect with. It is even deeper than that. I love finding in another artist a beautiful and deep love to SHARE their authentic art with others. I am so honored to offer Cherie Wilson’s first online course. Her teaching, guidance, and heart for others will make this a …

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Let’s Kick Off The Weekend With a Brand New Free Art Video

It is now the countdown to the weekend and for many of us, that means diving deeper into our creativity. We have just added another free video to our creative network and this one is about creating quick abstract portraits with charcoal. Come on over and enjoy the free art video Abstract Charcoal Portrait. With very few supplies you can practice, learn, make time for yourself and just have some fun! This video is free but you still need to be …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Do You Have Blind Spots?

  Spring is the perfect time to re-evaluate your business, your creativity and see if you have any blind spots you have been ignoring. Looking at your business through fresh eyes should happen on a monthly basis but more in detail at least quarterly. Our day-to-day lives running a business can mean mixing home, business, creativity and if we aren’t careful we can miss the signs that we are off track. So, do you have any blind spots that you …

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Final Hours | Early Registration for Dainty Dioramas With Stephanie Rubiano

When Stephanie Rubiano first shared her ideas for this next course I loved it right away! Shrink plastic was one of my FAVORITE creative tools as a kid and what Stephanie does with it brings it up to date and beyond anything, I knew you could even do with it. My heart for this site is to keep bringing you authentic courses with inspiring teachers that make it easy and affordable to connect with your creativity. I think we nailed this …

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Funky Faces With Sara Burch | Live At The Jeanne Oliver Studios

Join Sara Burch for a three-day art workshop in our studio in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado! Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land, home and studio brings you rest and creative freedom.         Funky …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Ask For What You Need

Have you ever felt like those around you don’t acknowledge your business and what you are creating? Have you ever felt like you needed help in your business but you are afraid that those in your life will say no if you ask? Come and watch my newest video in the Building a Creatively Made Business series.     I would love to hear your thoughts below. If you like this post I would love to have you share it …

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Mixed Media Magic with Alena Hennessy | Begins on Monday!

  I feel like the luckiest woman that I get to collaborate each day with such talented and creative men and women! We are honored to announce that for the very first time Alena Hennessy is offering a course on our creative network and it is called Mixed Media Magic! Pretty dreamy, right? We are in love with her use of color, compositions and mark making. Alena’s work is truly stunning! Mixed Media Magic begins on Monday! Registration is $48, …

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Early Registration Abstract Untangled | Cherie Wilson

  One of the most wonderful parts of what I get to do is to collaborate with other incredible artists! I love seeing something in another person that I KNOW you will connect with. It is even deeper than that. I love finding in another artist a beautiful and deep love to SHARE their authentic art with others. I am so honored to offer Cherie Wilson’s first online course. Her teaching, guidance, and heart for others will make this a …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Stop JUST Dreaming

In the new year, there can be long lists of dreams for the year and maybe even a yearly bucket list.  What I have found to be true is that me just dreaming about something has never led to the actual doing and experiencing.  If I want to learn something, go somewhere, spend time with someone… I have to make a PLAN OF ACTION. There have been more times than I can count that I had no idea how I …

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The Living Studio Danube 2019 | Prague to Budapest

Ever since I have been a little girl I have been a lover of history, architecture, art and I have ALWAYS known…I would travel. I am greatly driven by my desire to learn, explore and to discover more of this world. My family makes choices all of the time that will make it possible for us to travel more and to have less of other things. We want to collect adventures and memories. For all of you lovers of adventure, …

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Let’s Talk Business at The Market | The Market Beautiful Denver

One of my favorite things in the world is talking business! I love everything about it from the beginning stages, finding your niche, leveraging what makes you unique, the customer engagement and building community, the new ideas and deciding what to do next, watching something you grow from nothing…becoming something better than you imagined. This doesn’t always happen though. It takes more work than anyone knows but also knowledge and skills to really build a strong and successful business. There is …

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Wendy Brightbill Live Still Life Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

Join Wendy Brightbill in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on October 20-21, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and dreaming.   When you …

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Wild Awakening Live Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on September 29-30, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and dreaming.   When you …

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The Living Studio | Amsterdam and Beyond River Cruise

      Detailed Itinerary April 14-23, 2018 The Living Studio | Amsterdam and Beyond DAY 1 AMSTERDAM Arrive in Amsterdam today, check into your hotel and enjoy some free time. DAY 2 AMSTERDAM Your day in Amsterdam begins with a panoramic tour of the city, on which you will see renowned landmarks like the Royal Palace and a windmill. The rest of the day is yours to explore this grand capital. (B) DAY 3 AMSTERDAM – EMBARKATION Check out …

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For All Your Colorado Girls | I Am Teaching At The Vintage Whites Market

For all of you that have been asking for more local Colorado art classes I am excited to share this! I will be teaching at the Vintage Whites Market on April 1, 2017. $110 includes admission to The Vintage Whites Market, a three hour workshop and all supplies included. I can’t wait to create with you! You may transfer your registration to another person but this workshop is non-refundable. You can register below…

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We Are Opening Up a Second Weekend | Live BE PRESENT Workshop In Our Studio!

***WE ARE OPENING A SECOND WEEKEND*** Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on June 2-3, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you …

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Our First Workshop In Our Studios For 2017 | Be Present Workshop With Jeanne Oliver

***THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT*** Please email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com if you would like to be placed on a wait list if there are any cancellations. Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on May 26-27, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and …

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What Classes and Teachers Do YOU Want To See On The Jeanne Oliver Creative Network?

  We are busy getting our beautiful new creative network ready to launch in January 2017! This has truly been a labor of love and we know you are going to LOVE it! We have the MOST incredible line up of teachers and classes coming to you in the New Year and as we are working on the site we want to hear from you and hear what and who you would love to see on our new creative network. …

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Business Consulting and Private Art Instructions Openings for 2017

We are opening up our calendar to start scheduling business consults and private art instruction in 2017. This has been one of the most rewarding aspects of the new studio because it has allowed us to connect in brand new ways. Over the past year I have consulted with businesses owners from all over the world and have helped them make a plan to grow their business, get back on track or get off the ground. Running your own business …

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Come and Create With Me in North Carolina!

  Coming together and creating one on one with other artists is one of my favorite things. I have three children at home and my heart is to be with them so it is only the most special studios and opportunities that bring me away from my own studio. In person I am able to connect in a whole different way than online and we are able to work one on one on your art and even where you want …

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The Living Studio Along the Danube {pictures + thoughts}

Good Morning!  We have been back from our big trip along the Danube for two weeks now and it is crazy that something so beautiful and special begins to feel like a dream when you need to jump back into normal life. I think we need a few weeks to re-enter regular life:-) This was the first Living Studio that we have ever had on a river cruise.  I had a pretty good idea of how our time would go …

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Wendy Brightbill is Coming to the Jeanne Oliver Studios!

My dear friend and respected artist Wendy Brightbill will be coming to teach at our new studio! This will be the last live workshop of the year at our studios and it will be a workshop that you will not want to miss. This workshop is a two day event!. Come and read all about. This workshop will sell out so please do not wait too long if you want to register.  Our workshops are about getting away, enjoying the …

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Field Guide: A Nature Inspired Sketchbook {The Next Live Workshop At Our Studio}

***This event can be purchased as a one or two day workshop*** To purchase Field Guide for Saturday, September 17th, 2016 as a ONE DAY EVENT. To purchase Field Guide for September 16 & 17th, 2016 as a TWO DAY EVENT. Today I had five children and three adults exploring our land. We were gathering flowers, branches and leaves.  The kids were finding the perfect walking sticks.  Every place we turned we found something new.  We then came back to …

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Come With Me To Italy in 2017! {get away, connect with your gifts, go on an adventure}

Cobblestone walkways, candlelight dinners with pasta that melts in your mouth, hikes to castle ruins with Lake Como and the prealps as your backdrop, dips in the pool, rides around Lake Como in a vintage motor boat, the smell of Jasmine as you walk throughout the village, the best espresso of your life as you take a break in the afternoon and watch the locals, late afternoon showers that cool the village down and the breeze blows through your apartment …

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Our First Live Workshop In Our New Studio {come and check out the photos}

When people ask about my new studio or about our first live workshop it doesn’t even feel real. Our life is so different than it was five months ago and I think we are all still wrapping our heads around it. This move, this land, this house and this studio has changed our life. That may sound like an overstatement but I can promise you that it isn’t. I hope someday I can do a better job explaining what is …

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The Studio That Love Built {before and after photos}

We moved into our new home and land in February of this year.   The day before we moved in our town was covered in a blizzard and we scrambled to find someone to plow our new long driveway. Only a few weeks after our move we announced our first workshop in the studio that had not been built. Many thought we were crazy and had no idea why we would put that kind of time and financial pressure on ourselves. …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Say No to Say Yes

When you are building a new business or growing the business you have loved and expanded for awhile it can be hard to know what to give your physical, emotional and financial energy to. You can read all of the books, take the business classes, talk to your peers etc. but when it comes down to it YOU have to make daily decisions that lead you into a creative life for your business. I love that Elizabeth Gilbert states that …

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I Am Speaking | Brave Girl Symposium

  We need some rest every so often from all that’s going on in the world… Wouldn’t it be great to go somewhere where the topics of politics, religion, sexuality, ethnicity and anything else that could be divisive is off limits for just a few days? A place where we can just be together and talk about soul things? Well that’s what Symposium is! Even though you will be in a room with women from all backgrounds, belief systems, and …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | The Art of Practicing

I was volunteering at a local high school enrichment program and I had the students all day.  We were going to start with sketching and then create sculptures based upon our sketches. I had my supplies out, sketches taped to the wall and supplies at each of their spaces to begin. As they started filtering into the room I started to notice the mumbling of some of the students. There were words coming past their lips like, “I can’t even …

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Our First Workshop In Our Studios For 2017 | Be Present Workshop With Jeanne Oliver

***THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT*** Please email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com if you would like to be placed on a wait list if there are any cancellations. Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on May 26-27, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Your Business and the New Year

  A brand new year is the perfect time to re-evaluate your business goals and to take the time to see what changes can be made to make THIS the year where your business and creativity grows like never before. I am sharing 5 tips to get your business off to a beautiful start in the new year…   -Family First The beginning of the year is the perfect time for my family to sit down and re-evaluate our schedule, …

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Q & A All About Business, Home and Family | We Want To Hear Your Questions!

We get so many emails each day asking about our home/land/studio/business/family and we haven’t done a blog Q&A for a long time and thought NOW is the perfect time! What questions do you have? It can be about anything (almost anything:-))! You can ask it in the comments of this post or email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com. Next week I will do a video answer all of the questions! I can’t wait to hear from you!

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Business Consulting and Private Art Instructions Openings for 2017

We are opening up our calendar to start scheduling business consults and private art instruction in 2017. This has been one of the most rewarding aspects of the new studio because it has allowed us to connect in brand new ways. Over the past year I have consulted with businesses owners from all over the world and have helped them make a plan to grow their business, get back on track or get off the ground. Running your own business …

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Big Things Happening! {come and hear our exciting news}

***This giveaway is now closed*** The winner of the art piece is… Bonnie Gardner commented: September 28, 2016 at 9:54 pm (Edit) How fabulous times ten !!! all of this … but I am not surprised one bit. Hard work with an open heart lead by Faith will do it every time. xox Now, me grateful ?? For so much !! Good test results from Mayo Clinic for my husband so I’m dancing on the moon !! ((PS :: I …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Creative Business Consulting

****** When I started out in this amazing world of building a creatively made business I had no idea what I was doing, no one to ask for help and we more often than not went with our gut and hoped for the best. Probably not the best way to figure out a business but it definitely helped us to learn quickly and what direction worked for us. Over the years as I have learned I have tried to share …

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What Questions Do YOU have about Product Launching?

I have been working on preparing my talk at Haven all about Product Launching. The one thing I am missing is YOU! I want to hear from you and what questions you are thinking or struggling with as you try to move your business forward. What questions do you have about product launching?  I will use your input for my talk in Atlanta but I will also answer them here on the blog when I get back. Thank you for …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Celebrate Milestones

My parents had been married a few years when I was born and with only a semester left in college my mom put it on hold to stay home with me.  I was a senior in high school when my mom finished and earned her teaching degree.  She didn’t walk across a stage and the degree came in the mail. I have thought often about what that felt like to open that envelope and see what she had worked for …

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Advanced Hand Lettering Begins Monday {Come and take a peek}

One of our most popular classes last year was Intro To Hand Lettering with Jen Wagner and I am honored to tell you that she is back with a brand new course! *** Join Jen this coming Monday (June 13th)  for Advanced Hand Lettering! Don’t let the name intimidate you!  This is just a new course with more technical instruction and all new projects! I know hundreds used the last class to grow their art, business and more and I …

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If Adventure, Creating and Travel Speak To You {I have something for you}

Sometimes we get to be wild explorers and travel far away, other times we can connect with other creatives not far from home and at other times we have the joy of hunkering down right where we live and creating among our day to day life.  Each one of these are life giving and creative building travels. I love that my travels have allowed me to build beautiful new friendships, sketch among stained glass windows and old wooden pews, sip …

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How To Create An Online Course!

 My friend Stephanie Lee  just interviewed me for her new online course How To Create An Online Course! I am so glad she is offering this course and you guys can even get $10 off the course by using the code OLIVER at checkout. Here is a peek at our conversation… To learn more about this course you can read below. Don’t forget to use OLIVER at checkout to receive $10 off! ************ You’ve put in the work …refining your …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Say No To Say Yes

When you are building a new business or growing the business you have loved and expanded for awhile it can be hard to know what to give your physical, emotional and financial energy to. You can read all of the books, take the business classes, talk to your peers etc. but when it comes down to it YOU have to make daily decisions that lead you into a creative life for your business. I love that Elizabeth Gilbert states that …

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Gorgeous Work Being Created in Paint Your Town!

I would love to take a moment to share the gorgeous work being created in my online course Paint Your Town: Mixed Media Urban Landscapes. It is truly blowing me away! It is never my intention to teach other artists how to create art like me but to take techniques and make them their own.  The artists in this course are doing just that! I am so moved by how they took techniques and prompts and then with connecting with …

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Paint Your Town | Mixed Media Urban Landscapes BEGINS TOMORROW

I have been working on a very special project for awhile now and I am so excited to tell you about it. When I came up with the idea of The Living Studio it was based upon the idea and belief that the whole world should be our studio. I have taken people to Italy and France and soon The Danube to create art BUT if we only wait for special big trips then we miss out on growing our …

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Fall Tablescape | Into the Woods We Go

This post is sponsored by AllModern Fall begs for gathering and I think the most beautiful and inviting spaces can be created outside. We have been having the most fun creating cozy spaces and “rooms” throughout our land and today I am sharing our newest space for the Farmhouse Holiday Series hosted by Ella Claire. I wish I could take you along on all of the trails that we have created off of this space and throughout all of our …

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Paint Your Town | Mixed Media Urban Landscapes EARLY REGISTRATION

I have been working on a very special project for awhile now and I am so excited to tell you about it. When I came up with the idea of The Living Studio it was based upon the idea and belief that the whole world should be our studio. I have taken people to Italy and France and soon The Danube to create art BUT if we only wait for special big trips then we miss out on growing our …

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The Big Picture Free Video | Honoring your gifts, finding balance and living a creative life that you love

Being a wife, mom, friend, business owner, household manager, school juggler and creative are some of the hats I wear. I know you are the same and probably more. I also know that if I am not intentional with my marriage, children, schooling, business, creative time etc. than I miss out on opportunities of being present in each of these areas. I am not saying it is easy but it is very much worth it. Being intentional and seeing the …

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Danielle Donaldson Is Coming To Colorado! {join us in our new studio}

Our new studio is waiting for you and we have opened up a few more spots for our one day watercolor and mixed media workshop with Danielle Donaldson. Come to my home and studio for an art workshop all about lots of light, room to move, color falling off the paper, beauty everywhere you look, good food, lots of laughter and teaching that will grow your art. Danielle is one of the most talented artists and teachers I know. You can’t …

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Thank You To The Sponsors and Supporters Of Our First Workshop!

  I still feel like I dreamed about our first workshop in our new studio!  It was even more amazing than I could have imagined. The women, the energy, the food, the art created.  I am still processing the whole weekend and the reality that we have a huge new studio where I can work and women can gather.  I can’t wait to tell you everything very soon! In the meantime I wanted to take a moment to thank the …

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If Adventure, Creating and Travel Speak To You {I have something for you}

Sometimes we get to be wild explorers and travel far away, other times we can connect with other creatives not far from home and at other times we have the joy of hunkering down right where we live and creating among our day to day life.  Each one of these are life giving and creative building travels. I love that my travels have allowed me to build beautiful new friendships, sketch among stained glass windows and old wooden pews, sip …

The House is Clean (kind of)

Many of you have emailed me to show pictures of the rest of our home.  The house is usually not clean enough for pictures, so this is all you are getting:-) My eight year old's room is completely off limits!  I hope you are all enjoying getting your home ready for Christmas.  We are excited to have my mom and dad coming for Christmas.  We have kept things pretty simple this year, but we always love the glow of the …

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

We have had such a great time beginning to decorate the house.  The children can barely contain themselves as we get all the boxes out.  I was just the same.  As soon as the Thanksgiving meal was being cleared from the table I was off looking for all the Christmas decorations.  The truth has to be told….I was the decorating Nazi.  Yes, I took joy away from others because the tree had to be decorated perfectly.  I believe my brother …

She Is Grateful

While I was at the Heather Bullard Parisian Soiree I had the pleasure of meeting Beth Quinn and purchasing one of her beautiful necklaces.  I loved this one because it says "She Is Grateful' and that is exactly how I feel.  I feel so grateful about so many areas in my life.  Grateful for Family                             Friends                        Health                                             My business Jack                    Madolyn                    Benjamin                 Kelly               My customers                                Creativity            Inspirations                                                   FAITH      

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The London and Caroline Art Bags Are Now Available | Just in Time for Christmas Delivery

Welcome to our art bag! We have just released the Caroline Art Bag and London Art Bag!  They are stunning! Each bag is made from four different vintage fabrics include vintage French linen! They are so dreamy! Our art bags were 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. The Caroline and London art bags are made from …

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Acts of Service Advent Tree

For the past few years we have used our Acts of Service Advent Tree during Christmas and I always get a lot of questions about it. Even though this post is an oldie I still think it is worth sharing again! This idea originally came to me while I was watching Anne Marie’s Twig Tree video in Home for the Holidays. She was creating a small twig tree to hang on the wall and I knew right away that I …

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Cozy Spaces During the Holidays | The Family Room

The past few months I have had the great honor of being a part of the Farmhouse Holiday Series. I am a pretty simple decorator in general and also through the holidays. I hope you can tell by now that I try to be present in each holiday, use what I have, use natural elements as much as possible and my heart is for the gathering of my family and friends over a perfect home.  Years will do that do …

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Holiday DIY Tablescapes | INSTANTLY available course just opened

Good Morning! We are so excited for the holidays that are around the corner and you have been loving the instantly available courses SO Jen Wagner created Holiday DIY Tablescapes: A Mini Course just for us!     This instantly available mini course features 10 beautiful and fun DIY projects to help your tablescape stand out this holiday season. We will play with hand lettering, gold foil and recreate some of the trending items you are seeing in the stores.   …

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Holiday Decor Highlights

Last week’s Holiday House Walk was so incredible and I was blown away by the creativity and beauty coming from each home. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite images from the tour. If you would like to take the tour from the beginning I know you will love seeing the whole thing start to finish! Thank you Jen for bringing all of these women together and sharing so much inspiration. Jeanne Oliver Jen Wagner …

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Home For The Holidays Sale {make your holidays simple and meaningful}

One of my most popular online course is Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays}. This three week course is all about the heart of home and how to make the holidays all about the people you love. I wanted to offer this beautiful and rich course at a discount for the next 48 hours. For the next 48 hours you can get this course for $39! *There will be 65 videos. 30 project videos and 35 discussion videos. These …

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Last Minute Gifts For Creatives

I hope you are all having a beautiful month of preparing your hearts and homes for Christmas! We still have a few gifts that we want to get today and then start getting everything wrapped up and ready for Christmas morning. If you are a creative or you have a special person on your list with an artist’s heart I wanted to share some last minute gifts sure to bring more creativity into their new year. 1. One of my …

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Are You The Winners of Creatively Christmas?

Thank you to everyone that shared my friend Jennifer Rizzo’s new book Creatively Christmas! The book sold out in the first printing and it is now back in stock. Very excited for Jen and I know her creative head is already plotting a second book. You can read more about the book HERE. I am giving away two copies and want to get them out to you right away so you can use the book to decorate this Christmas. The …

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12 Creative Christmas Trees {and a $1800 Giveaway from Balsam Hill}

Good Morning! I am the only one up right now with hot tea next to me and the only the glow of the Christmas Trees. Trees. Yes, I said trees. I can’t help it. The more glow the better? If there is one decorating item that really makes your home at Christmas it is the tree. Even without one ornament there is something magical about the glow of the lights. When we come downstairs in the morning the first thing …

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Arsty Goodness Begins Today {come see the projects!}

The 12 Arsty Ornaments of Christmas begins today! To read more click HERE. To register click HERE. Here is a peek at the video projects! This course is full of such creative teachers. Here is the line up:  Teresa Collins, Jenny Doh, Christy Tomlinson, Jeanne Oliver, Margie Romney-Aslett, Amy Tan, Julie-FieFan Blazar, Maggie Holmes, Junelle Jacobsen, Tamara Laporte, Alisa Burke and Chrissy Garder. See you in class! This is my project. I am teaching how to paint a woodland girl …

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The 12 Artsy Days of Christmas {2013}

  I am back from San Miguel, Mexico and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. As soon as I empty my suitcases and kiss all over my family I will share photos. I left in October and came back into November.  I am going into some of my favorite months with friends and family. Planning out the holidays is one of my favorite things and creating something special for the people I love is a part of …

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Only a Few Days Left To Sign Up {Get Creative This Christmas}

I would love for you to join me and 11 other very creative ladies! Seriously, I am in awe of the talented artists that I get to do the class with. This is a mini ONLINE class. The best part is that you get lots of creative ideas for your gift giving and decorating for a really low price. This class starts December 5th and you will have plenty of time to watch all of the videos at YOUR OWN …

Christmas In Colorado

This is kind of like Christmas in Connecticut:-)  OK, maybe not…but that is one of my all time favorite Christmas movies. Have you ever seen it? We had a wonderful white Christmas that was full of hot cocoa, playing outside, shoveling, playing on the piano, snow covered trees and movies. Christmas Eve was at our home and Christmas day was spent at my sister's house.   Early Christmas Morning. After opening presents we headed to my sister's home for the …

The House is Clean (kind of)

Many of you have emailed me to show pictures of the rest of our home.  The house is usually not clean enough for pictures, so this is all you are getting:-) My eight year old's room is completely off limits!  I hope you are all enjoying getting your home ready for Christmas.  We are excited to have my mom and dad coming for Christmas.  We have kept things pretty simple this year, but we always love the glow of the …

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Our Fall Home

***All week we will be sharing some of our recent and past fall decor** This is our first fall on our new land and in our home and we are loving all of the surprises. Want to know the surprise we are loving the most right now? We have a huge apple tree! We had no idea because we bought our land and home in the middle of winter. I have always wanted an apple tree and this home has …

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Gorgeous Work Being Created in Paint Your Town!

I would love to take a moment to share the gorgeous work being created in my online course Paint Your Town: Mixed Media Urban Landscapes. It is truly blowing me away! It is never my intention to teach other artists how to create art like me but to take techniques and make them their own.  The artists in this course are doing just that! I am so moved by how they took techniques and prompts and then with connecting with …

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Paint Your Town | Mixed Media Urban Landscapes BEGINS TOMORROW

I have been working on a very special project for awhile now and I am so excited to tell you about it. When I came up with the idea of The Living Studio it was based upon the idea and belief that the whole world should be our studio. I have taken people to Italy and France and soon The Danube to create art BUT if we only wait for special big trips then we miss out on growing our …

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Fall Tablescape | Into the Woods We Go

This post is sponsored by AllModern Fall begs for gathering and I think the most beautiful and inviting spaces can be created outside. We have been having the most fun creating cozy spaces and “rooms” throughout our land and today I am sharing our newest space for the Farmhouse Holiday Series hosted by Ella Claire. I wish I could take you along on all of the trails that we have created off of this space and throughout all of our …

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The Studio That Love Built {before and after photos}

We moved into our new home and land in February of this year.   The day before we moved in our town was covered in a blizzard and we scrambled to find someone to plow our new long driveway. Only a few weeks after our move we announced our first workshop in the studio that had not been built. Many thought we were crazy and had no idea why we would put that kind of time and financial pressure on ourselves. …

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Paint Your Town | Mixed Media Urban Landscapes EARLY REGISTRATION

I have been working on a very special project for awhile now and I am so excited to tell you about it. When I came up with the idea of The Living Studio it was based upon the idea and belief that the whole world should be our studio. I have taken people to Italy and France and soon The Danube to create art BUT if we only wait for special big trips then we miss out on growing our …

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The Big Picture Free Video | Honoring your gifts, finding balance and living a creative life that you love

Being a wife, mom, friend, business owner, household manager, school juggler and creative are some of the hats I wear. I know you are the same and probably more. I also know that if I am not intentional with my marriage, children, schooling, business, creative time etc. than I miss out on opportunities of being present in each of these areas. I am not saying it is easy but it is very much worth it. Being intentional and seeing the …

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Danielle Donaldson Is Coming To Colorado! {join us in our new studio}

Our new studio is waiting for you and we have opened up a few more spots for our one day watercolor and mixed media workshop with Danielle Donaldson. Come to my home and studio for an art workshop all about lots of light, room to move, color falling off the paper, beauty everywhere you look, good food, lots of laughter and teaching that will grow your art. Danielle is one of the most talented artists and teachers I know. You can’t …

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Thank You To The Sponsors and Supporters Of Our First Workshop!

  I still feel like I dreamed about our first workshop in our new studio!  It was even more amazing than I could have imagined. The women, the energy, the food, the art created.  I am still processing the whole weekend and the reality that we have a huge new studio where I can work and women can gather.  I can’t wait to tell you everything very soon! In the meantime I wanted to take a moment to thank the …

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Advanced Hand Lettering Begins Monday {Come and take a peek}

One of our most popular classes last year was Intro To Hand Lettering with Jen Wagner and I am honored to tell you that she is back with a brand new course! *** Join Jen this coming Monday (June 13th)  for Advanced Hand Lettering! Don’t let the name intimidate you!  This is just a new course with more technical instruction and all new projects! I know hundreds used the last class to grow their art, business and more and I …

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If Adventure, Creating and Travel Speak To You {I have something for you}

Sometimes we get to be wild explorers and travel far away, other times we can connect with other creatives not far from home and at other times we have the joy of hunkering down right where we live and creating among our day to day life.  Each one of these are life giving and creative building travels. I love that my travels have allowed me to build beautiful new friendships, sketch among stained glass windows and old wooden pews, sip …

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Downtown After 5 | Come and Say Hello and Get a Free Online Course!

I love, love, love our town of Castle Rock, CO. I am so thankful all of the time that this is where we LIVE and this is where we DREAM and this is where we CONNECT! Tomorrow night (June 3rd) is Downtown After 5 and it is the perfect way to kick off your weekend. You will find food trucks, cocktails, craft beer, and free live music and it is perfect for the whole family. Also, check out work by local …

Have A Blessed 2009

We spent our New Year's Eve in the mountains with friends.  We had such a sweet time!  It was so nice to get a new perspective.  Isn't that what a fresh start each year is all about? As we were driving up the mountain we couldn't help but slowly get inspired to live more simply.  More real.  I have always felt that the mountains and their beauty simplify so much.  I never feel as close to God as I do when I …

The House is Clean (kind of)

Many of you have emailed me to show pictures of the rest of our home.  The house is usually not clean enough for pictures, so this is all you are getting:-) My eight year old's room is completely off limits!  I hope you are all enjoying getting your home ready for Christmas.  We are excited to have my mom and dad coming for Christmas.  We have kept things pretty simple this year, but we always love the glow of the …

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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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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 …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Tracy Porter}

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. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. The February interview was with …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Bari Ackerman}

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. 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. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. The February interview was with my …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Dr. Shamanie Haneca}

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. 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. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. The February interview was with my …

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Creativity Takes Courage {interview with Danielle Donaldson}

Our first 2014 interview in our video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now! ******* For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. 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. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. The …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Interview with Marian Parsons}

Our November interview in our video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now! ******* For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. 11 months 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. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. The February …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Interview With Christy Tomlinson}

Our June interview in our video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now! ******* For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. Five months 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. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. The February …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Interview With Shannan Martin}

Our May interview in our video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now! ******* For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. Four months 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. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. The February …

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It Has Been Crazy Around Here {Code word for dirty}

Whenever we launch a new e-course things get a little crazy here at our home. By crazy I mean not clean. Toilets…not clean. Wooden floors…not clean. Bedroom…not clean. Me…OK…I think you get the point. Our whole life has been about creating art and editing. Good thing Kelly loves me enough to edit everything and still talk to me. That guy needs a raise. I wanted to share some images that do not show me in my pajamas, brown toilets, dishes …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Interview With Pamela DuMont}

Our April interview in our new video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now! ******* For those of you that are new to the blog then I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. Two months 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. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Interview With Edie Wadsworth}

Our March interview in our new video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now! ******* For those of you that are new to the blog then I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. Two months 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. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Interview With Melody Ross}

Our February interview in our new video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now! We have such an amazing and fun line up for you guys. When I get off an interview I am just giddy and it is hard to not share all of them with you right away. For those of you that are new to the blog then I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. Last month we expanded our creative network …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Serena Berry}

This is the first post in a new series I am starting. I am so, so excited for this. I will have interviews with different artists and creative women that I ADORE! I am surrounded by the most talented friends and I just want you to get to know them in a more intimate way. Believe me….who you think these women really are is just scratching the surface. For this first installment of “Creativity Takes Courage” I wanted to talk …

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Mixed Media Magic with Alena Hennessy | Begins on Monday!

  I feel like the luckiest woman that I get to collaborate each day with such talented and creative men and women! We are honored to announce that for the very first time Alena Hennessy is offering a course on our creative network and it is called Mixed Media Magic! Pretty dreamy, right? We are in love with her use of color, compositions and mark making. Alena’s work is truly stunning! Mixed Media Magic begins on Monday! Registration is $48, …

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Early Registration Abstract Untangled | Cherie Wilson

  One of the most wonderful parts of what I get to do is to collaborate with other incredible artists! I love seeing something in another person that I KNOW you will connect with. It is even deeper than that. I love finding in another artist a beautiful and deep love to SHARE their authentic art with others. I am so honored to offer Cherie Wilson’s first online course. Her teaching, guidance, and heart for others will make this a …

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Early Registration Just Opened For Dainty Dioramas | With Stephanie Rubiano

When Stephanie Rubiano first shared her ideas for this next course I loved it right away! Shrink plastic was one of my FAVORITE creative tools as a kid and what Stephanie does with it brings it up to date and beyond anything I knew you could even do with it. My heart of this site is to keep bringing you authentic courses with inspiring teachers that make it easy and affordable to connect with your creativity. I think we nailed …

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Home

***Wild Blue Yonder begins THIS coming Monday, March 19, 2018*** Danielle Donaldson is back with her newest online course Wild Blue Yonder! Join Danielle for watercolor fun and this time it is all about stitching, rainbows, beautiful backgrounds and paper airplanes with secret messages. The registration for this 4-hour online course with lifetime* access is $48. Play with color, supplies, and techniques in this course that will once again show how fun watercolors can be. Watch The Course Trailer… Learn …

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Create Wearable Art!

Get Your Badge on with Amy Hanna begins on Tuesday, March 13th!   Stamping, assemblage, vintage trinkets, leather, and patches will lead you straight into creating one of a kind badges with jewelry artist Amy Hanna. Amy is offering her techniques online for the first time on jeanneoliver.com and we could not be more honored. Amy will share her whimsical way of mixing delicate finds with forgotten treasures. If you are a beginner or a long time creator this will be a …

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Last 24 Hours For The Early Registration Price | Mixed Media Magic With Alena Hennessy

  I feel like the luckiest woman that I get to collaborate each day with such talented and creative men and women! We are honored to announce that for the very first time Alena Hennessy is offering a course on our creative network and it is called Mixed Media Magic! Pretty dreamy, right? We are in love with her use of color, compositions and mark making. Alena’s work is truly stunning! The early registration price of $32 is available for …

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Wild Blue Yonder with Danielle Donaldson | Final Hours For Early Registration

Danielle Donaldson is back with her newest online course Wild Blue Yonder! Join Danielle for watercolor fun and this time it is all about stitching, rainbows, beautiful backgrounds and paper airplanes with secret messages. The early registration price of $32 is still available for this 4-hour online course with lifetime* access. Play with color, supplies, and techniques in this course that will once again show how fun watercolors can be. Watch The Course Trailer… Learn to illustrate and watercolor a …

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Last 24 Hours | Early Registration Price For Get Your Badge On With Amy Hanna

  Stamping, assemblage, vintage trinkets, leather, and patches will lead you straight into creating one of a kind badges with jewelry artist Amy Hanna. Amy is offering her techniques online for the first time on jeanneoliver.com and we could not be more honored. Amy will share her whimsical way of mixing delicate finds with forgotten treasures. If you are a beginner or a long time creator this will be a fun adventure for you to explore your forgotten treasure boxes, …

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Mixed Media Magic with Alena Hennessy | Early Registration Open

  I feel like the luckiest woman that I get to collaborate each day with such talented and creative men and women!  We are honored to announce that for the very first time Alena Hennessy is offering a course on our creative network and it is called  Mixed Media Magic! Pretty dreamy, right? We are in love with her use of color, compositions and mark making. Alena’s work is truly stunning! The early registration price of $32 has just opened for …

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Your Friday JUST Got Better | A Brand New Instant Mini-Course Just Launched!

  Rae Missigman is back on our creative network with a brand new course and it is instantly available! Did your Friday just get better? If you know Rae you know this mini-course (2 hours and instantly available) is full of great instruction, COLOR, lots of marks and art that is FUN to make. A Guiding Word with Rae Missigman Staring at the blank canvas your palms begin to sweat and your mind fills with a list of other things …

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Wild Blue Yonder with Danielle Donaldson | Early Registration Open

Danielle Donaldson is back with her newest online course Wild Blue Yonder! Join Danielle for watercolor fun and this time it is all about stitching, rainbows, beautiful backgrounds and paper airplanes with secret messages. The early registration price of $32 has just opened for this 4-hour online course with lifetime* access. Play with color, supplies, and techniques in this course that will once again show how fun watercolors can be. Watch The Course Trailer… Learn to illustrate and watercolor a …

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Get Your Badge On with Amy Hanna | Early Registration Just Opened

  Stamping, assemblage, vintage trinkets, leather, and patches will lead you straight into creating one of a kind badges with jewelry artist Amy Hanna. Amy is offering her techniques online for the first time on jeanneoliver.com and we could not be more honored. Amy will share her whimsical way of mixing delicate finds with forgotten treasures. If you are a beginner or a long time creator this will be a fun adventure for you to explore your forgotten treasure boxes, …

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We Are Extending Our 50% Off Sale!

This sale is a pretty big deal for all of our members on our creative network and this migration from our Ning site to this new network has been a pretty big deal for us. What we thought would be a much smaller project took over a year and two different designers, developers and working with hosting options that we had no idea about. We had never seen anyone do what we were hoping to do and we could only …

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Pumpkin Pancakes and Apple Cider Syrup | Our kids LOVE these

I am pretty much addicted to anything pumpkin so when fall comes around we turn to some of our pumpkin favorites. Pumpkin pancakes with apple cider syrup is a fall staple for as long as I can remember. THIS is the recipe that the kids ask for on special occasions and especially during the fall. We made ours gluten free but tweak it anyway you want to make it your own. We hope you love them as much as we …

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Our Fall Home

***All week we will be sharing some of our recent and past fall decor** This is our first fall on our new land and in our home and we are loving all of the surprises. Want to know the surprise we are loving the most right now? We have a huge apple tree! We had no idea because we bought our land and home in the middle of winter. I have always wanted an apple tree and this home has …

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Fall Favorites | Celina Baldwin

This is our last fall favorites post but we will continue fun fall inspiration up to Thanksgiving. Today Celina Baldwin is sharing her fall favs. Celina is the newest member of our creative team and she is handling our branding and admin work. She is a breath of fresh air and is a miracle worker helping us get organized and staying on top of deadlines. We already can’t live without her! Serious! 1. I actually got mine at the Toms …

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Fall Favorites | Jen Wagner

Happy Saturday! We are back with more fall favorites and today they are shared by Jen Wagner. Jen is a member of our creative team and she is responsible for our logos, graphics, hand lettering, website and so much more! We kind of love her. A lot!  She makes us look good! Jen also have awesome taste so check out her favorites.     There’s something about fall that just stops me in my tracks and forces me to breathe in …

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Fall Favorites | Jeanne Oliver

I always love seeing what other people are drawn to and what products they are loving. For the next three days we will be sharing some of our fall favorites and we would love to hear what you are loving too! 1. I have ordered more handmade earrings from Malary Brett than I can count. Each pair is beautifully made and packaged. Gift material for sure but also a sweet gift for yourself. 2. I just received my copy of …

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Gather | A Holiday Tea

  I am loving sharing fall inspiration this past week and we will keep sharing through Thanksgiving. I am peeking ahead for today because I have been fortunate to be included in the Farmhouse Holiday Series and today we are sharing our kitchens dressed up for the holidays and also sharing a favorite recipe. Leading up to Thanksgiving and into Christmas the house just FEELS cozier. I love the extra textures, the smells, the baking and preparing. I love the …

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How To Create Inviting Outdoor Spaces This Fall

  What is not to love about a holiday all about family, friends, good food and just being together!? If you live where it is warm enough to still entertain outside I highly recommend it this Thanksgiving. Being outside is unexpected for dinner parties and it really brings new energy into your gatherings. I wanted to share how to bring our own fall tablescape together by using as an example of a tablescape I designed last fall in our last …

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Pumpkin Spice Latte | Fall is Here

It is November 1st and that is the beginning of the holidays in my book. I have already started planning with our family what they want to do for Thanksgiving, I may have bought a ton of wrapping paper at Target today, the fireplace is on and the weather is finally embracing my love of sweaters! November and December is such a sweet time to intentionally make space in your heart and home to welcome others into your space. I …

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Last 24 Hours to Get the Early Registration Price for Modern Bohemian Jewelry and Feel Home!

I know that one of your favorite courses that we offer on our creative network is anything with home! Being creative and creating a comfortable and beautiful space is at the heart of many of us (and even more desire to know how). But where do we begin? How do we make decisions that truly reflect our heart, style, lifestyle and budget? How do design spaces today that we will be happy with tomorrow? I am honored to share that …

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Modern Farmhouse Fall Porch

I have had the best time sharing our home dressed up for fall! I have felt so honored to be included in Ella Claire’s Farmhouse Holiday Series and each week I have been blow away by the beauty and warmth that the other bloggers bring to their homes. This week it is all about sharing your porch for fall but we have a pretty small front porch in this home SO we wanted to show you our deck dressed up …

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A Free Chalkboard Art Video!

Good Morning! We are busy around here finishing up all of the videos for Paint Your Town | Mixed Media Urban Landscapes that will begin next week. Stay tuned for some sneak peeks that are coming very soon!  I hope you will be joining me.   You can watch the course trailer HERE. I wanted to let you know that we have just added a free Chalkboard Art video (you know how we like to give you those!).  Come on over …

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Fall Tablescape | Into the Woods We Go

This post is sponsored by AllModern Fall begs for gathering and I think the most beautiful and inviting spaces can be created outside. We have been having the most fun creating cozy spaces and “rooms” throughout our land and today I am sharing our newest space for the Farmhouse Holiday Series hosted by Ella Claire. I wish I could take you along on all of the trails that we have created off of this space and throughout all of our …

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Apple Picking + Apple Crisp

We looked at our property and purchased it in the middle of winter and it was completely covered in snow. Over the past seven months of living here we have watched the land change through the seasons and we have had sweet surprises along the way. One of our best surprises so far are some apples trees on the land! Come and check out our first harvest! We have been sharing with the neighbors, the horses and enjoying them ourselves …

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Our Family Room | The Jack of All Trades Room

Our home is very open and has a modern floor plan but our family room is tucked away perfectly just for us. From our kitchen you go up a few steps and you are in this cozy room that has become our movie, game, school and friend hangout space. This room was the first room I put together in this home because with all of the hard work of moving we just needed a space to sit and relax and …

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Fall Kitchen and Recipe Tour 2016 | Mini Home Video Too

Welcome to our first home tour in our new home! Thank you for joining me for the Farmhouse Holiday Series. Come back each week over the next few months and get peeks into our home dressed up for Fall and Christmas.  Our hope is that this series will be glimpses into our homes during the holidays, and that we will be sharing inspiration for simple cozy spaces. We went on a crazy home journey within the past year and you …

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Our Fall Home

***All week we will be sharing some of our recent and past fall decor** This is our first fall on our new land and in our home and we are loving all of the surprises. Want to know the surprise we are loving the most right now? We have a huge apple tree! We had no idea because we bought our land and home in the middle of winter. I have always wanted an apple tree and this home has …

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Fall Favorites | Celina Baldwin

This is our last fall favorites post but we will continue fun fall inspiration up to Thanksgiving. Today Celina Baldwin is sharing her fall favs. Celina is the newest member of our creative team and she is handling our branding and admin work. She is a breath of fresh air and is a miracle worker helping us get organized and staying on top of deadlines. We already can’t live without her! Serious! 1. I actually got mine at the Toms …

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Salt + Light | Registration Has Just Opened for Our FREE January Study!

I am so excited to announce that registration is open for our next FREE study that will begin on January 4th! This will be our third year that we start off the New Year with a free study all about growing in our faith. This year is Salt + Light | Impact The World Right Where You Are. Join 18 men and women for a 4 week free online study about Salt + Light: Impact the World Right Where You …

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Last 24 Hours to Get the Early Registration Price for Modern Bohemian Jewelry and Feel Home!

I know that one of your favorite courses that we offer on our creative network is anything with home! Being creative and creating a comfortable and beautiful space is at the heart of many of us (and even more desire to know how). But where do we begin? How do we make decisions that truly reflect our heart, style, lifestyle and budget? How do design spaces today that we will be happy with tomorrow? I am honored to share that …

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Modern Farmhouse Fall Porch

I have had the best time sharing our home dressed up for fall! I have felt so honored to be included in Ella Claire’s Farmhouse Holiday Series and each week I have been blow away by the beauty and warmth that the other bloggers bring to their homes. This week it is all about sharing your porch for fall but we have a pretty small front porch in this home SO we wanted to show you our deck dressed up …

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Apple Picking + Apple Crisp

We looked at our property and purchased it in the middle of winter and it was completely covered in snow. Over the past seven months of living here we have watched the land change through the seasons and we have had sweet surprises along the way. One of our best surprises so far are some apples trees on the land! Come and check out our first harvest! We have been sharing with the neighbors, the horses and enjoying them ourselves …

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Our Family Room | The Jack of All Trades Room

Our home is very open and has a modern floor plan but our family room is tucked away perfectly just for us. From our kitchen you go up a few steps and you are in this cozy room that has become our movie, game, school and friend hangout space. This room was the first room I put together in this home because with all of the hard work of moving we just needed a space to sit and relax and …

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Fall Kitchen and Recipe Tour 2016 | Mini Home Video Too

Welcome to our first home tour in our new home! Thank you for joining me for the Farmhouse Holiday Series. Come back each week over the next few months and get peeks into our home dressed up for Fall and Christmas.  Our hope is that this series will be glimpses into our homes during the holidays, and that we will be sharing inspiration for simple cozy spaces. We went on a crazy home journey within the past year and you …

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The Big Picture Free Video | Honoring your gifts, finding balance and living a creative life that you love

Being a wife, mom, friend, business owner, household manager, school juggler and creative are some of the hats I wear. I know you are the same and probably more. I also know that if I am not intentional with my marriage, children, schooling, business, creative time etc. than I miss out on opportunities of being present in each of these areas. I am not saying it is easy but it is very much worth it. Being intentional and seeing the …

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Part One: House One and the Day I Lost my Heart and Mind

(The photos in this post are of house one and the house I am writing about in this post) This is part one of a twenty part story but I promise to only make it three parts. I am kind like that.   Part One: House One and the Day I Lost my Heart and Mind   It was a regular day. That means I was procrastinating the real work I needed to do and I was looking at Realtor.com …

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Holiday Housewalk 2015

How do you say goodbye to a home and bring in the holidays for the last time at an address? The past few weeks have brought such a storm of mixed emotions and now the reality that we are moving from the only home our children have known. We love it pretty simple around here for the holidays and this year will be the biggest exhale of all. The sweetest way to honor a home that we have loved so …

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Thanksgiving Tablescape Tour {cozy and fun}

Shades of Blue Interiors | Jeanne Oliver Designs | Zevyjoy | Liz Marie Blog | Julie Blanner ****** What is not to love about a holiday all about family, friends, good food and just being together!? When my friend Bre of Rooms For Rent asked me to be a part of her Thanksgiving Tablescape Tour I jumped on the opportunity. Before I put the table together I thought about how could I make our table a little different this time, …

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Art of Home | Modern Simple Living Begins Tomorrow!

 Tomorrow the online course the Art of Home | Modern Simple Living will begin! We would love to have you join us as we celebrate home and simple ways to create an artisan lifestyle. Here is a peek into week one…the Art of Farm To Table. (Keep in mind that this is only week one! What an fun and rich course this will be)      I grew up with a large garden, morning cereal often had fresh berries from …

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Where Do I Begin? {if I love decorating, diy, cooking and homemaking}

There are so many awesome online courses out there and sometimes it can be hard to know which one to choose! I know that your time and money is so important and that is why I wanted to make finding the RIGHT online course easier for you. The first step we did was create an online digital catalog that would allow you to look at most of our courses all at once and in a beautiful format.     The …

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Top 6 Social Media Tips For Creating Balance {For Home and Business}

(These photos have nothing to do with the post but what fun is a post without photos? I thought you would understand.) When you are a stay at home mom, homeschooler and entrepreneur with a home office… your worlds start to collide. There are days that without everything right here at home I know I wouldn’t be able to do all that we get accomplished. Then there are the days when everything coming at me can be a little too …

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Art Across The Alphabet

I wanted to share with you a book that I have loved and enjoyed with all three of my children. It is fun for the kids and easy for me to put the projects together. When each of my children have been around three years old we have worked our way through the book Art Across The Alphabet. You can find the white letters at Lakeshore Learning or probably any teacher store. If you have the time you can also …

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Pumpkin Spice Latte | Fall is Here

It is November 1st and that is the beginning of the holidays in my book. I have already started planning with our family what they want to do for Thanksgiving, I may have bought a ton of wrapping paper at Target today, the fireplace is on and the weather is finally embracing my love of sweaters! November and December is such a sweet time to intentionally make space in your heart and home to welcome others into your space. I …

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Fall Tablescape | Into the Woods We Go

This post is sponsored by AllModern Fall begs for gathering and I think the most beautiful and inviting spaces can be created outside. We have been having the most fun creating cozy spaces and “rooms” throughout our land and today I am sharing our newest space for the Farmhouse Holiday Series hosted by Ella Claire. I wish I could take you along on all of the trails that we have created off of this space and throughout all of our …

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Apple Picking + Apple Crisp

We looked at our property and purchased it in the middle of winter and it was completely covered in snow. Over the past seven months of living here we have watched the land change through the seasons and we have had sweet surprises along the way. One of our best surprises so far are some apples trees on the land! Come and check out our first harvest! We have been sharing with the neighbors, the horses and enjoying them ourselves …

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Fall Kitchen and Recipe Tour 2016 | Mini Home Video Too

Welcome to our first home tour in our new home! Thank you for joining me for the Farmhouse Holiday Series. Come back each week over the next few months and get peeks into our home dressed up for Fall and Christmas.  Our hope is that this series will be glimpses into our homes during the holidays, and that we will be sharing inspiration for simple cozy spaces. We went on a crazy home journey within the past year and you …

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It’s The Weekend! | Strawberry Basil Whiskey Smash

 It’s finally the weekend and instead of getting outside and enjoying the balmy spring Colorado weather, we’re bracing ourselves for the year’s biggest snow storm. But that doesn’t mean we can’t bring spring inside with a perfectly sweet & super yummy cocktail! Whether you’re sunbathing outside or hiding from the snow inside, enjoy a fresh taste of spring! Jen Thank you for joining us for the new series It’s The Weekend! This series will be hosted by Jeanne Oliver and …

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Art of Home Launch and a Celebration Giveaway!

I MAY be a few days late for this! It was my intention to open the giveaway the day Art of Home | Modern Simple Living began and then we have been so crazy busy with the new courses that I didn’t make it over here! THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED Better late than never and this is such a good giveaway! I asked each of the teachers of Art of Home to share some of their favorite things that …

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Art of Home | Modern Simple Living Begins Tomorrow!

 Tomorrow the online course the Art of Home | Modern Simple Living will begin! We would love to have you join us as we celebrate home and simple ways to create an artisan lifestyle. Here is a peek into week one…the Art of Farm To Table. (Keep in mind that this is only week one! What an fun and rich course this will be)      I grew up with a large garden, morning cereal often had fresh berries from …

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Is It Really Almost Time?

Is it getting a bit cooler at nights where you are living?  I can feel the little changes that are everywhere and they are telling me that fall is coming.  It is always hard to say goodbye to summer but fall will always have my heart. Fall is when the house gets cozy, yummy foods are on the stove, my favorite boots are pulled out and people I love are around my table more.  Even though school is back in …

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Top 6 Social Media Tips For Creating Balance {For Home and Business}

(These photos have nothing to do with the post but what fun is a post without photos? I thought you would understand.) When you are a stay at home mom, homeschooler and entrepreneur with a home office… your worlds start to collide. There are days that without everything right here at home I know I wouldn’t be able to do all that we get accomplished. Then there are the days when everything coming at me can be a little too …

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Step by Step Kitchen Cabinet Painting With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

One of the questions I get asked the most is regarding how I painted our kitchen cabinets and what do I think of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I have waited until now to share my opinion because I thought we needed to really live with the cabinets to see how they wore with daily use and to give me time to give an honest opinion. Before we start let me be honest that if I had contacted many people to …

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2014 Holiday House Walk

{If you like the images on our mantle you can print them out HERE. We are all crazy for them and love how whimsical they are! Alice, I think you are the bees knees.} I am so glad you have stopped by and I can’t wait to welcome you into our home. I have loved home, making home and loving on the people I love for as long as I can remember. The older I get the more I know…truly …

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Rosemary Gin Fizz {bottoms up}

Sometimes you have the week that calls for mid week cocktails. Did anyone else realize that it isn’t even midweek? I am clinking my glasses with all of you and if you need a cocktail too… {This recipe is found in one of my very favorite cookbooks}

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Want To Get Your Heart Into The Holidays? {This year make it simple and meaningful}

One of my most popular online course is Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays}. This three week course is all about the heart of home and how to make the holidays all about the people you love. I wanted to offer this beautiful and rich course at a discount for the next 72 hours. For the next 72 hours you can get this course for $29!  This is 50% off! *There will be 65 videos.  30 project videos and …

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Pumpkin Pancakes {and apple cider syrup}

I am pretty much addicted to anything pumpkin so when fall comes around we turn to some of our pumpkin favorites. I shared this video and recipe in Creatively Made Home {Home for the Holidays} and wanted to share it with you today! We hope you love them as much as we do. *****The winner of the Soul.Full art supply giveaway is Jen commented: October 17, 2014 at 3:59 pm (Edit) I put soul into my writing, my sketches, my …

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Butternut Squash and Sausage Soup {my most favorite soup I have ever made}

Fall = soup. End of story. Now that the weather is finally cooling off a bit my inner home loving, nesting heart comes out in full force. One of my favorite cookbooks that I reach for again and again is Against All Grain. I like to follow recipes but I rarely stick to them. I like to tweak the recipes and make them my own.  I think that is the best part about cooking or enjoying anything…you figure out what …

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JO Gift Cards and Store Credit Now Available!

If you have not finished your Christmas shopping I PROMISE you will love what we just finished creating! Have I told you how much we love our new site and all we can offer you now?   We just finished adding digital gift certificates and store credit to the shop. The store credit can be added right to your account on jeanneoliver.com and you can even email gift cards to your friends and family to use on our site.   …

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An Art Bag and Art Gift Certificate Giveaway | Celebrating A Brand New Course On Our New Site

  ***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*** The winners of the art bags and the art gift certificates are… Sara Torbett What an amazing giveaway! My most favorite place to wander is my farm. I am a stay-at-home mama to three little ones so my travels aren’t as far as I may dream about. Instead, my motto is to find the rosy in the routine. I love to slip outside with my Nikon in the cool of the morning and then …

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How About a $500 Shop Giveaway | Art + Necessities

  THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winner of the $500 gift certificate to our shop is… Joy Lamberti Oh my gosh … it would have to be the French Vintage Collection … how amazing to use these beauties in my mixed media art! Your website is more than incredible for all of us, and the generous giveaways and opportunities, well, I know I speak for everyone … we couldn’t have asked for a nicer way to celebrate! Thank you! We …

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The Celebrating Continues | 40% Off One Online Course Today Only

      We are so overwhelmed in the best way with all of the sweet responses to the site! We will continue on making it better and better and we hope it will become your favorite place for online art + lifestyle courses. We have announced all 10 winners of the complete online packages! We announced 4 winners on Instagram, 3 on Facebook and three on the blog post below. Congrats to all of the winners and thank you …

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Book of Trees Begins On Monday!

***Class begins on Monday*** We are so thrilled to announce that author and mixed media and collage art professor Roxanne Evans Stout is offering her newest online course on our creative network! No matter what season it is right now in your neck of the woods you will not want to miss Book of Trees! Handmade books, stitching, stamp making, collage and more. Here is the first peek into the video content…   Book of Trees In this class, we …

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Our First Live Business Workshop | Registration Is Open

We have built our creative business over the past 10 years. We started with a small Etsy shop, manufactured our own soft goods for many years, created an online network with art + lifestyle workshops (wait until you see our new site launching next month!), sell original art + prints, a keynote speaker at large business and women’s workshops around the US, teach live art workshops in the US and abroad, collaborate with artists from all over the world and …

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Book of Trees | 24 Hours Left Early Registration

***24 Hours Left For The Early Registration Price of $28*** We are so thrilled to announce that author and mixed media and collage art professor Roxanne Evans Stout is offering her newest online course on our creative network!  No matter what season it is right now in your neck of the woods you will not want to miss Book of Trees! Handmade books, stitching, stamp making, collage and more.   Book of Trees In this class, we will delve wholeheartedly into …

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Time to Gather + Rest

One of the sweetest creative gifts I have given myself is to honor my gifts with practice and also the times I have gathered with other creatives and honed my skills, took the time away and made my creativity a priority. I often don’t realize how fast we are moving or how much we are pushing each day until I schedule breaks, creating and time with friends. I would love to invite you to the last two workshops in our …

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Women of Advent with Sheila Atchley | Early Registration Just Opened

  We have a sweet surprise today! Sheila Atchley had such a desire to create something extra special for us this holiday season and she has brought to life The Women of Advent.   If the holiday season leaves you feeling a little scattered, you have come to the gathering-place. Come join a community of scattered-gathered hearts. Let’s slow down this season. “Unfulfilled and fulfilled promise are related to each other, as are dawn and sunrise. Both are promise, and …

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Auction For Hurricane Harvey Relief | I Am Offering An Original Painting

  If you are anything like me it seems like there is one thing after another lately. It is easy to wonder what can we do when there is so much that needs to be done. I can struggle with these same thoughts but then I remember with deep knowing that little actions from many bring about big change, help, comfort etc. So, we are going to come together as a small group and make a small action knowing that …

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That One Time Our Home Was In a Commerical

Do you guys remember back in September when a production crew was in our house and backyard? We had people in our home and lights all over our backyard and our neighbors were wondering what the heck was going on! We were packing up the car to head out on our three week East Coast adventure and I didn’t even have much time to just enjoy watching the crew film. This was also right in the middle of all the …

It’s Just Another Music Monday {If We’re Honest}

I love music. Music is always playing around here, we break out into song at any given time and we have been known to make up a rap or two. I didn’t say it was pretty. Music is such a huge part of my life (and I am always sharing music I love anyways) that I thought I would sneak in some music posts from time to time. Not too long ago I was watching a friend go through a …

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This Girl Has Joy!

This girl is my skipping, twirling, back flip, humming, singing, smiling kid. She is the kind of kid that can get in trouble and within 5 minutes she will be in your lap kissing and hugging on you. She hugs, kisses, loves and compliments so much each day. {Except when it comes to her younger brother. THAT is a whole different post} She is my only girl and she is this incredible blend of girly girl and athlete. She likes …

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I Want To Try Something a Little Different {and I need your help}

Hello! I wanted to do something a little different and I will need your help. Jennifer Rizzo and I want to do a recorded interview style video where we take turns answering your questions about business and following your passions. I am heading out of town today to teach at an art retreat on Bainbridge Island but I will be back later this week and hope to get this interview up next week! What I need from you… *Please leave …

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Garden Inspiration {Summer, I am ready for you}

I don’t know about you guys but I am just ready for warm evenings, days at the pool, dinner outside and for my yard to be finally green again. Can I hear an Amen? When you still have possibilities of snow and your yard is begging for a little TLC the best cure is Pinterest. Here is a little garden inspiration to hold us all over! {Source} {source} {source} {source} {source} {source} {source} {source} {source} For more garden inspiration I …

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Just a Peek {and all of the giveaway winners too}

I am so excited that today is finally here! There has been so much excitement around Danielle Donaldson’s new online watercolor course that begins today. The best part about her class is that this one week class is instantly available today. Here is a peek into all of the beautiful projects in Creative Girl: The Land of Light and Shadows… Come and join in on all of the creative fun! This is a one week class with everything instantly available …

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Our Stories Have Worth {Hope Spoken}

It has been a week since I came home from Hope Spoken and I still feel like I haven’t had enough time or enough silence to really process the whole thing. I went to support my friend Shannan, hear her speak and spend time with other friends. When I wrote Danielle recently about the weekend I was honest that I had mediocre expectations. I am sure that is what every person putting together an event loves to hear:-) {Don’t worry…I …

Prepare Your Heart

I had intended on sharing some house updates and the crazy photos of our renovation. That WAS the plan. This morning as I was lying in bed, slowly trying to wake up and reading the news of the day I saw this quote on Toby Mac’s FB wall. “I want the presence of God Himself, or I don’t want anything at all to do with religion… I want all that God has or I don’t want any.” ? A.W. Tozer …

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These Girls Are On Fire!

It is best thing EVER to see people you adore creating beauty for themselves and others. I have known Becky for five years and I have watched her go from blogging to making art to creating a whole business around creative cuffs! I have a few of her cuffs myself and we bought a special one for our Maddy for Christmas this year. Old leather belts, hand stamped metal and words that mean something to your heart…what is not to …

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The Stone Collective {What Do You Have To Offer?}

  The Stone Collective is a community making much of Jesus as we create art, photography, prose, poems or music that commemorate the wonderful things God does in our life. Based on the passage in 1 Samuel [7:12]-14, each month we will collect Ebenezer Stones as a regularly practice in the art of worship via our creativity.   Want to join in on The Stone Collective?   Create your own Stone and link up to LIVE IT OUT! Blog. #TheStoneCollective   …

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Do You Celebrate? {or just move on}

A very good friend of mine just recently finished writing her first book. It was months of writing, projects, photographs and edits. After everything had been submitted to the editor I know her whole household let out a sigh of relief. So many things were falling a part in other ways to get a project like a book completed.  What was next?  What needed to get done? I recognized myself in my friend right away and almost yelled, “STOP!”.  I …

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Speak Life {Be THAT person at THAT time}

This week in Studying Under The Masters {becoming an apprentice} I asked the students to take the time to write/call/tell someone that has inspired them…thank you. My main point was to make sure you take the time to tell the artists that inspire you how much their work means to you. There is freedom in sharing but it also helps the other artists to remember that their work has meaning and touches the lives of others. It doesn’t stop there …

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Life Around Here {and the Anthro Gift Card Winner}

Thank you to everyone that took the time to answer the questions on the survey.  It only confirmed all the things I already knew but that is really good too.  I will share the results soon.  I have to say that you are all some of the nicest women!  I have rarely ever had people leave mean comments and even in the survey when you could have been 100% anonymous…you were beautiful and kind.  Thank you! Before I get rambling …

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The Beauty Files {Evening Skincare Routine}

I think the evening routine is the most important. It is worth it to take the time to wash off all the junk of the day and give your skin time to breath and recover over night. I never, never, never sleep in makeup. Ever. I don’t care how tired I am…I always take the time to at least wash my face before bed. My skin is definitely getting drier so between making sure I drink enough water and the …

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The Beauty Files {Daily Makeup}

I meant to get this post up sooner and I’m sorry that it took me a few extra days. Today I wanted to follow-up with Daily Makeup after I shared my morning skincare routine. I don’t really wear a lot of makeup and anytime we are home I don’t wear any. If I have to quickly run out of the house I will touch up with my blemish stick and mascara and call it good. I don’t know if everyone …

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Fall Favorites | Celina Baldwin

This is our last fall favorites post but we will continue fun fall inspiration up to Thanksgiving. Today Celina Baldwin is sharing her fall favs. Celina is the newest member of our creative team and she is handling our branding and admin work. She is a breath of fresh air and is a miracle worker helping us get organized and staying on top of deadlines. We already can’t live without her! Serious! 1. I actually got mine at the Toms …

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Fall Favorites | Jen Wagner

Happy Saturday! We are back with more fall favorites and today they are shared by Jen Wagner. Jen is a member of our creative team and she is responsible for our logos, graphics, hand lettering, website and so much more! We kind of love her. A lot!  She makes us look good! Jen also have awesome taste so check out her favorites.     There’s something about fall that just stops me in my tracks and forces me to breathe in …

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Fall Favorites | Jeanne Oliver

I always love seeing what other people are drawn to and what products they are loving. For the next three days we will be sharing some of our fall favorites and we would love to hear what you are loving too! 1. I have ordered more handmade earrings from Malary Brett than I can count. Each pair is beautifully made and packaged. Gift material for sure but also a sweet gift for yourself. 2. I just received my copy of …

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Gather | A Holiday Tea

  I am loving sharing fall inspiration this past week and we will keep sharing through Thanksgiving. I am peeking ahead for today because I have been fortunate to be included in the Farmhouse Holiday Series and today we are sharing our kitchens dressed up for the holidays and also sharing a favorite recipe. Leading up to Thanksgiving and into Christmas the house just FEELS cozier. I love the extra textures, the smells, the baking and preparing. I love the …

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How To Create Inviting Outdoor Spaces This Fall

  What is not to love about a holiday all about family, friends, good food and just being together!? If you live where it is warm enough to still entertain outside I highly recommend it this Thanksgiving. Being outside is unexpected for dinner parties and it really brings new energy into your gatherings. I wanted to share how to bring our own fall tablescape together by using as an example of a tablescape I designed last fall in our last …

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Pumpkin Spice Latte | Fall is Here

It is November 1st and that is the beginning of the holidays in my book. I have already started planning with our family what they want to do for Thanksgiving, I may have bought a ton of wrapping paper at Target today, the fireplace is on and the weather is finally embracing my love of sweaters! November and December is such a sweet time to intentionally make space in your heart and home to welcome others into your space. I …

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Modern Farmhouse Bedroom {Simple + Christmas}

The weather is getting cooler and I can’t help but want to fluff our home, bring out the comfy blankets, put music on and have something simple and yummy on the stove. The holidays are around the corner and I like to keep things simple but cozy and welcoming. I want more than anything for family and friends to feel loved when they are in our home. I love simple and natural in our decorating and I love to add …

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Last 24 Hours to Get the Early Registration Price for Modern Bohemian Jewelry and Feel Home!

I know that one of your favorite courses that we offer on our creative network is anything with home! Being creative and creating a comfortable and beautiful space is at the heart of many of us (and even more desire to know how). But where do we begin? How do we make decisions that truly reflect our heart, style, lifestyle and budget? How do design spaces today that we will be happy with tomorrow? I am honored to share that …

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Modern Farmhouse Fall Porch

I have had the best time sharing our home dressed up for fall! I have felt so honored to be included in Ella Claire’s Farmhouse Holiday Series and each week I have been blow away by the beauty and warmth that the other bloggers bring to their homes. This week it is all about sharing your porch for fall but we have a pretty small front porch in this home SO we wanted to show you our deck dressed up …

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A Free Chalkboard Art Video!

Good Morning! We are busy around here finishing up all of the videos for Paint Your Town | Mixed Media Urban Landscapes that will begin next week. Stay tuned for some sneak peeks that are coming very soon!  I hope you will be joining me.   You can watch the course trailer HERE. I wanted to let you know that we have just added a free Chalkboard Art video (you know how we like to give you those!).  Come on over …

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Fall Tablescape | Into the Woods We Go

This post is sponsored by AllModern Fall begs for gathering and I think the most beautiful and inviting spaces can be created outside. We have been having the most fun creating cozy spaces and “rooms” throughout our land and today I am sharing our newest space for the Farmhouse Holiday Series hosted by Ella Claire. I wish I could take you along on all of the trails that we have created off of this space and throughout all of our …

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Apple Picking + Apple Crisp

We looked at our property and purchased it in the middle of winter and it was completely covered in snow. Over the past seven months of living here we have watched the land change through the seasons and we have had sweet surprises along the way. One of our best surprises so far are some apples trees on the land! Come and check out our first harvest! We have been sharing with the neighbors, the horses and enjoying them ourselves …

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Our Family Room | The Jack of All Trades Room

Our home is very open and has a modern floor plan but our family room is tucked away perfectly just for us. From our kitchen you go up a few steps and you are in this cozy room that has become our movie, game, school and friend hangout space. This room was the first room I put together in this home because with all of the hard work of moving we just needed a space to sit and relax and …

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Finding Fall Home Tour 2016

This is our first fall on our new land and in our home and we are loving all of the surprises. Want to know the surprise we are loving the most right now? We have a huge apple tree! We had no idea because we bought our land and home in the middle of winter. I have always wanted an apple tree and this home has THREE! We have already made apple crisp and we are making another one today. …

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Fall Kitchen and Recipe Tour 2016 | Mini Home Video Too

Welcome to our first home tour in our new home! Thank you for joining me for the Farmhouse Holiday Series. Come back each week over the next few months and get peeks into our home dressed up for Fall and Christmas.  Our hope is that this series will be glimpses into our homes during the holidays, and that we will be sharing inspiration for simple cozy spaces. We went on a crazy home journey within the past year and you …

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Old Glory Antique Show {and time with the Fancy Farmgirl}

(all of the photos were taken by my phone in tons of sunlight..sorry) I live in Colorado as most of you know. We are known for our beautiful mountains, incredible weather, occasional wildfires, Tebowing and hiking. Not known for amazing shows. When my friends in the PNW are all heading out to the Farm Chicks show I am just a tad jealous. When my midwest friends all pile into a car to shop at the Country Living Fair I mope …

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You Can’t Do Everything {I can attest to this}

  {image is mine} I love this quote. Today is proves very much true. I sometimes can be delusional that I can juggle a million things. The truth is I can’t. When I try I usually prove that all I accomplish is to do everything half way. When you really put yourself into something everything else falls to the wayside….at least for me. Today we just launched our new course. My office is a disaster, the laundry could be climbed, …

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Lover Of Words

As we are putting the final touches on the new course I wanted to share some of the quotes that we will be sharing. I love including words in my art and it is so fun to put these together for the courses. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Enjoy your weekend. And for those of you ready to grow your business or learn how to start…..I will see you on Monday afternoon.

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Positive Gossip

This past January I went to Alt with Kimberly, Mel and Estelle. I wrote about the weekend HERE. The last night of the conference we were all relaxing, talking and having a few drinks before we all went our separate ways the next morning. Around the table with me was Kim, Mel, Estelle, Beefy, Melissa, Courtney and Melissa (I wonder what the popular name was 30 something years ago..hmmmm). Towards the end of the night Kim suggested that we play …

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Finding The Lovely {Week One}

My friend, Kimberly Taylor, and I were looking for a fun way to document the lovely things in our lives for the month of February. Since it is the month of love and and we do LOVE taking photos….this is the idea we came up with. We wanted to be intentional about  looking around us everyday and finding the little things that bring great joy and are just plain ol’…LOVELY! We wanted it to also be easy. We didn’t want …

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Old Roads {and making room for the new ones}

Dinner was on the table at the farm and my children were nowhere to be found. My brother obligingly set off to find them. I also went out to check on their progress of pulling themselves away from the freedom and wonder of the farm….to obey. All three of them were running down the country lane. I rushed back into the house to grab my camera and quickly capture them, the setting sun, the light on the golden cornstalks. It …

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Top Ten List {Dream Girls 2}

{Top Ten List} 1. Beef Bourguignon tastes the best when you are sitting around a table with a dear friend 2. When I heard the theme was hillbilly…I didn’t really have any concept of hillbilly! 3. That being hit on at the Yella Beak by a woman is fine with me at this point in my life. 4. Brainstorming with creative women helps me to come home more inspired and focused than before. 5. 40 women should not solder without …

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All Four Love {Loved Deeply}

Good morning! I hope you have been taking some photos this week. {previous post HERE explains the whole thing} I have to admit that my photo taking was not too impressive this week with the snow storm and all. I am hoping to get outside over the next three weeks and not only take photos inside my home:-) Even though this week was {loved deeply} there are obviously many people missing from these photos. {here are three that make my …

All Four Love

I love to take photographs and you will usually see me lugging a camera around with me wherever I go. My friend Courtney and I thought it would be fun to take photos with a purpose for the month of February. A way to show all the beauty around us through the lens. We named it All Four Love…for the four Fridays that we will be posting the photos. To make it even more fun we wanted to invite all …

Let It Fall

Sunday morning we woke up to a light dusting of snow on the ground. This was a stark contrast to the previous day when I had gone running in 60 degree weather. As the morning went on the snow came down harder and it was changing our little town into a winter wonderland. In the afternoon I met up with my friend Jenny and Shamanie at the only restaurant open on Sunday in downtown Castle Rock (Dream Pastries). As the …

I didn’t forget {I Swear}

…I just got distracted! I carry my camera everywhere. I take photos everyday. Last year I was really good (for awhile) posting photos on my photo blog and then life. just. got. busy. So…..I will TRY to do better. I can not promise. Try. So, I would love for you to join me at the photo blog. I would also love for you to share your link with us if you have a photo blog. {The best part about having …

Round Two

I couldn't help it! I kept on thinking of all the other little things that I knew you guys would love that would be affordable for gift giving. So, here is my second…and LAST…list of favorite things.  Promise. Who am I kidding…I could have another one on Friday. Without further ado…here is round two (a bit shorter..but just as sweet).  1. I know I mentioned Mindy Gledhill last time but this time I am just putting music in general on …

Being Realistic

Have you ever watched Oprah's Favorite Things episode? I am sure you have! I remember when Jack was a baby and rushing home with one of my best friends (along with her baby) so we could watch it. I have to say that 10 years ago the episodes were a little more affordable. I hadn't watched one in years and this year I made sure I did. I have to say that I wouldn't have wanted much on her list …

Over Here Typing

I am one of the guest bloggers that you will find over at the Flea Market Style blog over the next few months. If you are a fan of Flea Market Style Magazine (the first one blew me away) you will want to become a follower of the blog too. Head on over and tell me what vintage find is your favorite to add to photos!  

The Last Glimpse of Fall

All the leaves are gone now. The beautiful colors of fall have now led to our first snow. I was recently asked to take some family photos of our neighbors.   We were lucky enough to catch some of the last colors of fall in this shoot. (He posed himself…how cute is that?? What a little man) What is truly special about this family is that they are two families coming together to create a new one. These photos are …

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Fall Favorites | Jeanne Oliver

I always love seeing what other people are drawn to and what products they are loving. For the next three days we will be sharing some of our fall favorites and we would love to hear what you are loving too! 1. I have ordered more handmade earrings from Malary Brett than I can count. Each pair is beautifully made and packaged. Gift material for sure but also a sweet gift for yourself. 2. I just received my copy of …

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Meet The Newest Member of Our Creative Team!

Good Morning! Not too long ago we let you know we were growing and needing more help in the studio and in the administration of our business. We were lavished with resumes and messages to work with us.  Thank you sooo much for your excitement in collaborating and growing with us. We went through all of your messages and resumes and after much consideration and interviews we found the next member of our creative team! We like to make official …

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New Bags Are In The Shop!

Happy Saturday! We have been getting so many emails asking us to please make some of the bags available that are currently only being offered in our studio. How could we say no?! We have stocked the shop with tons of new bags. They are selling so quickly so don’t wait long! Thank you for loving our bags!  It truly means so much to us!

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Feel Home: Creating a Timeless Feeling Home

I know that one of your favorite courses that we offer on our creative network is anything with home! Being creative and creating a comfortable and beautiful space is at the heart of many of us (and even more desire to know how). But where do we begin? How do we make decisions that truly reflect our heart, style, lifestyle and budget? How do design spaces today that we will be happy with tomorrow? I am honored to share that …

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The Big Picture Free Video | Honoring your gifts, finding balance and living a creative life that you love

Being a wife, mom, friend, business owner, household manager, school juggler and creative are some of the hats I wear. I know you are the same and probably more. I also know that if I am not intentional with my marriage, children, schooling, business, creative time etc. than I miss out on opportunities of being present in each of these areas. I am not saying it is easy but it is very much worth it. Being intentional and seeing the …

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If Adventure, Creating and Travel Speak To You {I have something for you}

Sometimes we get to be wild explorers and travel far away, other times we can connect with other creatives not far from home and at other times we have the joy of hunkering down right where we live and creating among our day to day life.  Each one of these are life giving and creative building travels. I love that my travels have allowed me to build beautiful new friendships, sketch among stained glass windows and old wooden pews, sip …

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Studio Video Under Construction {first look at our new studio}

Hello Everyone! Our new doors just went in the new studio today and I thought it was the perfect time to give you a first look at our under construction studio! Hopefully, we will be painting the walls this weekend and the cedar planks will go up on the ceiling next week. We are getting there but still soooo much work to do! Thanks so much for looking and cheering us on!

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The Everyday Artist {some of our favorite supplies}

When I create I only want to be surrounded by my most trusted and favorite tools and only the tools that help me to express myself. Too many supplies can get in the way, distract and even help you procrastinate (like any of us need any help with that one). Each time we offer you a new supply it is because it is tried and true in my own studio. I wouldn’t offer you anything less. I wanted to share …

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How To Launch Your Own Product {Haven Conference}

Home. That word holds everything for me and it is no surprise that time and time again HOME has brought me to new places with my friends, family, creativity and business. We have created our business out of our home, have filmed more classes than I can count from our home, have packaged and shipped thousands and thousands of product over the years from our home and I have found that HOME is one of my strongest love languages. My …

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The Living Studio Along the Seine River Cruise

Ever since I have been a little girl I have been a lover of history, architecture, art and I have ALWAYS known…I would travel. I am greatly driven by my desire to learn, explore and to discover more of this world. My family makes choices all of the time that will make it possible for us to travel more and to have less of other things. We want to collect adventures and memories and not just things. I have an …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | The Big Picture

Whether you are dreaming about a business, in the midst of growing one or you have years in the trenches and you are ready for what is next…you need to have the big picture before you. The big picture will change throughout the years but knowing why you are working and what you are working for will change everything. In the beginning maybe you are just wanting to make enough to pay for ballet lessons, maybe your goal is to …

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Apron and Bag Sale {but only for 24 hours}

Good Morning! For the next 24 hours our vintage fabric bags and French linen aprons are on sale. This is a sale that doesn’t happen often so grab yours if you love beautiful vintage fabrics like we do. Come on over to the SHOP.

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Who Doesn’t Love To Get Mail?

One of my favorite things is to send cards and of course to receive them! I am so happy to announce that we have our notecards back in the shop. In a world with email and text messages I am still a lover of paper. How about you? Hopefully, this will help you get your paper fix too!

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Part Two: 39 Acres and a Whole Lot of Uncomfortable

  This is part two of a twenty part story but I promise to only make it three parts. I am kind like that. If you would like to read Part One you can read it HERE.   (the photos are from house two and the house I am writing about in this post) Part Two: 39 Acres and a Whole Lot of Uncomfortable When we didn’t get the first house I knew with everything in me that it wasn’t …

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Fall Favorites | Jen Wagner

Happy Saturday! We are back with more fall favorites and today they are shared by Jen Wagner. Jen is a member of our creative team and she is responsible for our logos, graphics, hand lettering, website and so much more! We kind of love her. A lot!  She makes us look good! Jen also have awesome taste so check out her favorites.     There’s something about fall that just stops me in my tracks and forces me to breathe in …

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Fall Favorites | Jeanne Oliver

I always love seeing what other people are drawn to and what products they are loving. For the next three days we will be sharing some of our fall favorites and we would love to hear what you are loving too! 1. I have ordered more handmade earrings from Malary Brett than I can count. Each pair is beautifully made and packaged. Gift material for sure but also a sweet gift for yourself. 2. I just received my copy of …

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Last 24 Hours to Get the Early Registration Price for Modern Bohemian Jewelry and Feel Home!

I know that one of your favorite courses that we offer on our creative network is anything with home! Being creative and creating a comfortable and beautiful space is at the heart of many of us (and even more desire to know how). But where do we begin? How do we make decisions that truly reflect our heart, style, lifestyle and budget? How do design spaces today that we will be happy with tomorrow? I am honored to share that …

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Fall Tablescape | Into the Woods We Go

This post is sponsored by AllModern Fall begs for gathering and I think the most beautiful and inviting spaces can be created outside. We have been having the most fun creating cozy spaces and “rooms” throughout our land and today I am sharing our newest space for the Farmhouse Holiday Series hosted by Ella Claire. I wish I could take you along on all of the trails that we have created off of this space and throughout all of our …

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Our Family Room | The Jack of All Trades Room

Our home is very open and has a modern floor plan but our family room is tucked away perfectly just for us. From our kitchen you go up a few steps and you are in this cozy room that has become our movie, game, school and friend hangout space. This room was the first room I put together in this home because with all of the hard work of moving we just needed a space to sit and relax and …

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Finding Fall Home Tour 2016

This is our first fall on our new land and in our home and we are loving all of the surprises. Want to know the surprise we are loving the most right now? We have a huge apple tree! We had no idea because we bought our land and home in the middle of winter. I have always wanted an apple tree and this home has THREE! We have already made apple crisp and we are making another one today. …

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Fall Kitchen and Recipe Tour 2016 | Mini Home Video Too

Welcome to our first home tour in our new home! Thank you for joining me for the Farmhouse Holiday Series. Come back each week over the next few months and get peeks into our home dressed up for Fall and Christmas.  Our hope is that this series will be glimpses into our homes during the holidays, and that we will be sharing inspiration for simple cozy spaces. We went on a crazy home journey within the past year and you …

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Feel Home: Creating a Timeless Feeling Home

I know that one of your favorite courses that we offer on our creative network is anything with home! Being creative and creating a comfortable and beautiful space is at the heart of many of us (and even more desire to know how). But where do we begin? How do we make decisions that truly reflect our heart, style, lifestyle and budget? How do design spaces today that we will be happy with tomorrow? I am honored to share that …

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The Big Picture Free Video | Honoring your gifts, finding balance and living a creative life that you love

Being a wife, mom, friend, business owner, household manager, school juggler and creative are some of the hats I wear. I know you are the same and probably more. I also know that if I am not intentional with my marriage, children, schooling, business, creative time etc. than I miss out on opportunities of being present in each of these areas. I am not saying it is easy but it is very much worth it. Being intentional and seeing the …

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The Everyday Artist {some of our favorite supplies}

When I create I only want to be surrounded by my most trusted and favorite tools and only the tools that help me to express myself. Too many supplies can get in the way, distract and even help you procrastinate (like any of us need any help with that one). Each time we offer you a new supply it is because it is tried and true in my own studio. I wouldn’t offer you anything less. I wanted to share …

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The Living Studio Along the Seine River Cruise

Ever since I have been a little girl I have been a lover of history, architecture, art and I have ALWAYS known…I would travel. I am greatly driven by my desire to learn, explore and to discover more of this world. My family makes choices all of the time that will make it possible for us to travel more and to have less of other things. We want to collect adventures and memories and not just things. I have an …

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Who Doesn’t Love To Get Mail?

One of my favorite things is to send cards and of course to receive them! I am so happy to announce that we have our notecards back in the shop. In a world with email and text messages I am still a lover of paper. How about you? Hopefully, this will help you get your paper fix too!

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Elements of Clay {with Alissa Millsap}

One of my favorite creatives and hearts is Alissa Millsap and we are about to get so lucky because she is teaching the brand new Elements of Clay! Do you have childhood memories of making mud pies or building sandcastles? Maybe you loved creating something out of playdoh, wishing you could keep them forever? In Elements of clay, I will be showing you several projects using air-dry paper clay. No kiln needed! Each project is inspired by nature, as well …

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Watercolor Magic Is Coming {Danielle Donaldson’s Newest Online Art Course}

I am honored to announce that artist Danielle Donaldson will be bringing her watercolor magic back to the Jeanne Oliver Creative Network with her newest online course All Creatures Lovely and Small! Ellies, pups and bunnies, oh my! One whole week of online creative goodness! We will start off our week with a good dose of danielle-ish color theory. This isn’t your everyday color-wheel stuff. As a matter of fact, it is kind of the opposite. You’ll learn how to …

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Dina Wakley Ordered Chaos | Early Registration Just Opened

I have a huge treat that I am announcing today! Dina Wakley will be teaching on our creative network and her course Ordered Chaos JUST opened for early registration! If you had a chance to take the FREE Living Studio online video with Dina you get just a taste of how fun, easy to follow and colorful her art is.  You can’t leave time with Dina and not want to have your hands covered in creativity! If you did not have a chance …

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Documented Life Project FREE Video 2016 |All About the Gold!

I am so honored to be back as a featured artist with the Documented Life Project 2016. I would like to give a little full discloser that I obviously don’t read instructions and I totally missed my assignment. For real! It is midnight here and I am seeing for the first time that it was suppose to be simple and small. This is awkward. My husband does all of my video edits, uploading etc. so you can imagine his eye rolling just …

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The Living Studio Toolbox Studios | For Sale In The Shop

***SOLD OUT*** More will be coming in the January 2017 My heart behind The Living Studio is that we will all learn to explore and create wherever we live. I hope to inspire people to step out of the comfort of their studios and out into the world and boldly create based upon the beauty all around them. I don’t know how many times over the years I had walked past a person sketching in an art museum, painting in …

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The Living Studio {With Dina Wakley}

We have a new video for the Living Studio Video Series! The free series that is all about your favorite artists sharing how they create wherever they go. Dina Wakley is our guest artist this month and sharing what the Living Studio means to her! Dina will be sharing how to make your own handmade art journal!  Come on over! Here are some of the places you can learn from Dina…   I am a mixed-media artist and teacher. I …

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The Big Picture Free Video | Honoring your gifts, finding balance and living a creative life that you love

Being a wife, mom, friend, business owner, household manager, school juggler and creative are some of the hats I wear. I know you are the same and probably more. I also know that if I am not intentional with my marriage, children, schooling, business, creative time etc. than I miss out on opportunities of being present in each of these areas. I am not saying it is easy but it is very much worth it. Being intentional and seeing the …

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If Adventure, Creating and Travel Speak To You {I have something for you}

Sometimes we get to be wild explorers and travel far away, other times we can connect with other creatives not far from home and at other times we have the joy of hunkering down right where we live and creating among our day to day life.  Each one of these are life giving and creative building travels. I love that my travels have allowed me to build beautiful new friendships, sketch among stained glass windows and old wooden pews, sip …

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A Sold Out Workshop on a Sold Out Ship {one spot just opened}

******ONE spot just opened for this sold out art workshop on this sold out ship****** Ever since I have been a little girl I have been a lover of history, architecture, art and I have ALWAYS known…I would travel. I am greatly driven by my desire to learn, explore and to discover more of this world. My family makes choices all of the time that will make it possible for us to travel more and to have less of other …

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Studio Video Under Construction {first look at our new studio}

Hello Everyone! Our new doors just went in the new studio today and I thought it was the perfect time to give you a first look at our under construction studio! Hopefully, we will be painting the walls this weekend and the cedar planks will go up on the ceiling next week. We are getting there but still soooo much work to do! Thanks so much for looking and cheering us on!

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The Everyday Artist {some of our favorite supplies}

When I create I only want to be surrounded by my most trusted and favorite tools and only the tools that help me to express myself. Too many supplies can get in the way, distract and even help you procrastinate (like any of us need any help with that one). Each time we offer you a new supply it is because it is tried and true in my own studio. I wouldn’t offer you anything less. I wanted to share …

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Last Days To Get $1000 off!

******The ship has offered us $1000 off until the end of April!  If you have been on the fence about coming on The Living Studio Along the Seine I wanted to give you a reminder about the discount. The retreat is filling up and I want you to get this discount if you are wanting to join us (the price is already reflected on the prices below).  The price will go up on May 1st!.  If you have ANY questions …

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The Living Studio Video Series {With Kate Thompson}

We have a new video for the Living Studio Video Series! The free series that is all about your favorite artists sharing how they create wherever they go. Kate Thompson is our guest artist this month and sharing what the Living Studio means to her! Kate will be sharing how to create substrates using plaster, stencils and lace! Here is a little more about Kate and where you can learn from her… I have always been a creative person, studied …

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The Living Studio Along the Seine River Cruise

Ever since I have been a little girl I have been a lover of history, architecture, art and I have ALWAYS known…I would travel. I am greatly driven by my desire to learn, explore and to discover more of this world. My family makes choices all of the time that will make it possible for us to travel more and to have less of other things. We want to collect adventures and memories and not just things. I have an …

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The Living Studio Video Series {With Gillian Lee Smith}

We have a new video for the Living Studio Video Series! The free series that is all about your favorite artists sharing how they create wherever they go. Gillian Lee Smith is our guest artist this month and sharing what the Living Studio means to her! You will NOT want to miss this inspiring and beautiful look into Gillian’s life and practice. Here are some of the places you can learn from Gillian… A Moment in Time Scotland Retreat – …

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The Living Studio Video Series {With Jane Davenport}

We have a new video for the Living Studio Video Series! The free series that is all about your favorite artists sharing how they create wherever they go. The first video of 2016 is with the amazing Jane Davenport! Jane “Danger” Davenport is an internationally recognized and licensed artist, best-selling author, prize-winning photographer and popular workshop instructor. Jane started her creative career as a fashion illustrator and the evidence of her Parisian training lingers in her elongated figures and whimsically …

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The Living Studio Friday Prompt

We have so many fun and amazing things planned for the Living Studio but one thing we wanted to start ASAP was a weekly Friday prompt. Each Friday you will get an art quote and a printable prompt that hopefully will get you motivated to get your supplies out over the weekend and throughout the week. We will share supply links, inspiring artist stories and art that goes along with the prompt. I am only able to teach at 1-2 …

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The Living Studio Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone that shared their excitement over the new Living Studio retreats and the online series coming soon! Thank you for also sharing the two new retreats coming up in 2015. I would love to explore and create with you in Savannah, Georgia or Normandy, France! The winner of The Living Studio giveaway of the portable art studio, all of the courses on my creative network and the $200 Dick Blick gift card is… lynda dunham-watkins commented: November …

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The Official Launch of The Living Studio {and a huge giveaway too}

I have been waiting to do an official launch of the new The Living Studio | City Art Walks Around The World retreats and online classes! This is almost two years in the making and it is beyond fun to finally see it coming together. I was waiting until I could do a huge giveaway and to also give you a hint at what will be coming in the new year. My heart behind The Living Studio is that we …

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The Living Studio Normandy, France {registration is open}

My heart behind The Living Studio is that we will all learn to explore and create wherever we live. I hope to inspire people to step out of the comfort of their studios and out into the world and boldly create based upon the beauty all around them. This unique retreat combines my love of travel and creating and connecting with other women. I don’t know how many times over the years I had walked past a person sketching in …

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The Living Studio Savannah, Georgia {come explore and create with me}

This past summer I was able to launch The Living Studio | City Art Walks Around The World in Bellagio, Italy. It was an incredible collaboration with veteran retreat creator Laura McCollough. My heart behind The Living Studio is that we will all learn to explore and create wherever we live. I hope to inspire people to step out of the comfort of their studios and out into the world and boldly create based upon the beauty all around them. …

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For Such a Time As This {You are included in the adventure}

This morning I went on an early morning jog real quick before I needed to make breakfast for Jack and Maddy. Jack started high school last week (he has homeschooled up until now) and Maddy is starting a new two day a week school program for homeschoolers (that is 30 minutes away). I will still be homeschooling Benjamin this year and he will continue to go to his one day a week enrichment school. I love early morning runs or …

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Catching the California Light {our recent trip to the sand and waves}

We just returned from two weeks in southern California and we are still adjusting to missing our friends and the ocean. Our trip was magical in so many ways and the friends we stayed with lavished us with open arms, good food, laughter and incredible adventures. After our time with friends we stayed a few days with Kelly’s family and then made our way to Santa Ana and Studio Cresendoh. I had two of the best days ever teaching and …

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Seattle {I laugh a lot with you}

**Today is the last day to get 50% off my online classes and to enter for all of the giveaways being offered on THIS post** {Did you know I hate to fly?} Seattle is one of my favorite places in this country. I don’t know if it is the mountains mixed with the green trees and the water or the artsy vibe that is everywhere I go. {A little plane sketching to keep my mind off how much I hate …

Lucky You {Lucky Me}

I just got a call from my friend Laura that is helping me put together The Living Studio {Lake Como}. She had some really awesome news to share and I can’t wait to pass it along to you. The hotel in Bellagio let her know that they had one more room open up and that means that our SOLD OUT retreat now has room for two more! I know there were many of you that were disappointed that the retreat …

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The Living Studio {Lake Como}

**SOLD OUT** Do you remember when I first told you about my idea for The Living Studio {city art walks around the world}? “I wanted each retreat to be one of a kind. Each city has a heartbeat all its own and I wanted to hear it and share it. I wanted the retreat to revolve around the exhibits, some of the best food a city has to offer, finding the perfect cafe, creating art each day inspired by the …

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San Miguel {and lessons learned from my friend}

If you are lucky enough you will find a friend that will deal with desperate phone calls and pleas to fly to Mexico to create art. If you are lucky. I wouldn’t have taken this trip without Alexis.  So glad I don’t know what it would have been like without her. If you have followed my blog you know that I always say that Alexis was the best treasure I ever brought back from France and it is so true. …

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Italy {Bellagio and Off To Florence}

I have loved looking through my Italy Instagram photos for these posts. I didn’t pick up my camera very often and I have to admit that using mainly my phone made me enjoy the moments more. I want to make a book with all of the Italy Instagram photos and I will let you know what company I go with (and how it turns out). We are now on days 5, 6, 7 and 8. You can read about the …

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Italy {Days Three and Four}

I mentioned in my last post that I didn’t sleep the whole night before I was to teach my first class in Bellagio. You can get really tired after teaching for hours anyway…but add no sleep and you can be in trouble fast:-) Not like I have ever told a class to spread modeling paste all over muslim. No, who would ever say muslim and not muslin after a long day. I have no idea! That would be so weird…eeek! …

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Italy {days one and two}

{all photos in this post were taken with my phone camera} Before I share anything I have to start here…. The fedora. I have begged Kelly to wear hats for years. I think he finally just felt sorry for me and how pathetic I look when I beg. It only took going to Italy to convince him to trust me:-) My mom came from Illinois to watch the kids for two weeks. Two. Weeks. She still was smiling when we …

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Italy {Here We Come}

I can’t believe that we are leaving for Italy in five days! It has been my dream for as long as I can remember to travel to Italy and that I get to go to teach art is more than I can process. When I first started my business and I began creating on a regular basis I have said over and over that the Lord answered a prayer of my heart that I didn’t even know I had been …

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Introvert {extrovert}

{all photos from a recent trip with friends to wine country} I used to think I was an extrovert. What I am discovering is that I am an introvert (AKA hermit) and an occasional extrovert (AKA party animal). Every 2-4 months or so I will get together with friends here in the US. Sometimes it is for business (teaching a class etc) and sometimes just for fun. If you read my blog you might think I am extremely social, travel …

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