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Are You Leveraging What Makes You Unique? | Creatively Made Business Begins in 5 Days!

  With a $200 camcorder we created our first online art course and made over $35,000 by the time the course started.   That was eight years ago and it changed everything with our business and put us on a new path with our creativity. I almost missed it though!   When I had that first idea for my own online art course I kept wondering “what do I have to offer that is different?” and “what sets me apart?” …

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Early Registration Just Opened | The Bookmaker with Roxanne Evans Stout

Are you a collector of vintage bits and ephemera? Do you see beauty in the little things and have treasures stored up but not sure what to do with them? I am completely ok with just having these sacred little collections but I also love when I can take different pieces and bring them to life in new ways. Roxanne Evans Stout is back with her third bookmaking course on our creative network and this time she is lavishing us …

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Early Registration Open | Everyone is an Artist with Jan McCarthy

Often we don’t approach our creating with an open and playful heart. By the time we get into our creative space there may be a million words, frustrations, worry or even hopes for our limited time in this sacred space. I love when an artist takes the hands of other creatives and encourages the kind of creativity that we all long for…open and free. No rules or expectations. A kindness over ourselves and the work that is precious within us. …

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Top Ten For Making a Home Unique and Cozy

  I believe spaces should be used well, beauty should not be saved just for company and home should reflect the hearts that live there and not just the trends we see around us. I am not a designer but putting home together has been my heart for as long as I can remember. Once I became a wife and mother I had to make a choice to either have my perfect space or create a space that was perfect …

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Fall Tablescapes Past and Present

  I love that I have had the opportunity to be a part of many home tours over the years because our real holidays do not get documented. When you have company over, you are rotating what goes in the oven and you are talking with your favorite people and there is little time for picture taking. I do love preparing for the gathering though. It is a part of my creativity and simple tablescapes are so fun to do. …

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Are You Losing Sales? | Get my 7 time-proven tips to boost your sales!

Are you sharing your work on Instagram, Facebook, your blog and even Pinterest and not seeing any engagement? Do you have a beautiful product, service or experience that you KNOW will impact others and make their lives better? Do you just not know how to get the word out and how to help others see what you already believe about what you have to offer? I have created a free guide to get you started and to help you have …

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New Free Art Video | Travel Journal Supplies with Lorraine Bell

  We have just added another free video to our creative network! Today we have released Travel Journal Supplies with Lorraine Bell. This free video is taken from Lorraine’s course An Illustrated Journey. This free video gives you a taste of the course, An Illustrated Journey, and we hope you will join us for the full class! This video is free but you still need to be logged into your account on jeanneoliver.com to access the video. If you have …

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LAST HOURS 40% Off One Course | Back To School Sale

      This year has not been predictable so we want to be unpredictable too! For the next 24 hours we are having our first ever back to school sale! Take 40% off one online course* and use code: CREATIVE       We know school looks different this year and we hope this sale allows you to connect with your creativity, find rest among the chaos, connect with a child or grandchild and to remember how healing art …

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Early Registration Open | Soul Doll Sculpture with Kecia Deveney

The first time I met Kecia Deveney at a creative workshop she was thrifting for vintage dolls, vintage pieces to create assemblage dolls and vintage fabrics. Her creativity is all about seeing the potential of the forgotten. Her heart and head creates whimsy and opens the doors for unimaginable creativity and exploration! You have been asking for more doll making and assemblage courses so I know you are going to love this so much! Early Registration is open for Soul …

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The Front Porch | A Late Summer Cocktail

  An unexpected gift of this season, spending more time at home, has been getting to meet more of our neighbors.  One such new-to-us neighbor spent last summer farming in Europe, and whenever she feels a nostalgic pull back to that most significant of times in her life, St. Germaine liqueur takes her there in her memories.  She introduced us to this floral liqueur in a refreshing drink she made for cocktail hour on our little front porch in downtown …

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Last Chance For 3 Payments! | Creatively Made Business Begins September 14th

  Are you building a business that is aligned with how you want your life to look and feel? ⁣ ⁣ Knowing this answer changes everything. ⁣ ⁣ Building a business that isn’t aligned with your life takes as much time, energy and resources as building one that is. ⁣ ⁣ You’re not just building a business, you’re building a life.⁣   Building our business completely changed our family and life. We’ve done it and so can you.⁣ ⁣ Registration …

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First Ever Back to School Sale | 40% Off One Course

      This year has not been predictable so we want to be unpredictable too! For the next 72 hours we are having our first ever back to school sale! Take 40% off one online course* and use code: CREATIVE   We know school looks different this year and we hope this sale allows you to connect with your creativity, find rest among the chaos, connect with a child or grandchild and to remember how healing art is in …

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Early Registration Open | Painting With Freedom with Melissa Fink

How do you learn to paint intuitively? It takes practice and knowing your tools and how they interact. It means finding freedom in following what your gut tells you to do next and not worrying about the outcome. Melissa Fink embodies this freedom in her marks, brushstrokes, palette and even how she creates a series. It is the sweetest honor to announce that Melissa has created her first ever online course and it is right here for you! Early Registration …

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Both Courses Begin Tomorrow | Fresh Blooms and Made With Love

Tuesday is looking pretty sweet around here! Tomorrow BOTH of these courses will begin and you can dive into your creativity with instant access, downloadable content and lifetime access.     Mary Gregory is back and this time she is sharing all of her secrets in how she creates her gorgeous florals! Mary’s art is carried all over the US and her originals are highly sought after. We are so blessed to have her heart and talents being shared so …

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Early Registration Pricing Ending | Made With Love with Danielle Donaldson

Danielle Donaldson is back on our creative network with a brand new online course made just for you. Danielle is one of the most talented women I know and she is always thinking up the most wonderful ideas and classes for other creatives!  The best part about this new course is that early registration will be open for one month and then the course will GO LIVE! We rarely do this and we knew this summer you would appreciate it …

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Danielle Donaldson has a Giveaway for YOU!

  This giveaway is now closed. @sophie_mikat is the winner of this original art by @danielledonaldsonart. Sophie, please message us with your address and we will get it out to you right away. Congratulations and thank you to everyone that entered! Don’t forget to join Danielle in Made With Love!   In celebration of Danielle Donaldson’s newest online course, Made With Love, she is giving away one of her original apron paintings! We are so excited to offer a GIVEWAY! We …

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Early Registration Pricing Just Opened | Palette Knife Play with Nicki Lang

Maybe it is the color palette, the coast that I love so much that is painted or how a moment is captured with energy and emotion…whatever the reason, I am enamored with the work of Nicki Lang and the works she creates with a palette knife. If you have ever wanted to learn how to break down your favorite places in nature with a technique that is full of texture, marks and color you will not want to miss this …

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The Jeanne Oliver Podcast Episode Twenty Seven | Turning Over the Mic with Kelly and Jeanne Oliver

    This is the final episode of season one of the JO Podcast. On this episode the mic is being turned over to Jeremy Reeves of the Goodvoice Group (episode 14) and he is interviewing Kelly and Jeanne Oliver. Jeremy asked so many thoughtful questions and many things that Kelly and Jeanne are answering for the first time on air. This episode is all about running a business together, day to day schedules, overcoming hardships, what motivates each of …

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Your Last Chance | Early Registration Ending for the Next Session of Creatively Made Business!

  Are you building a business that is aligned with how you want your life to look and feel? ⁣ ⁣ Knowing this answer changes everything. ⁣ ⁣ Building a business that isn’t aligned with your life takes as much time, energy and resources as building one that is. ⁣ ⁣ You’re not just building a business, you’re building a life.⁣   Building our business completely changed our family and life. We’ve done it and so can you.⁣ ⁣ Registration …

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Early Registration Ending | Pen Paint Paper with Julie Hamilton

Color, composition, layers, insane design sense, paint, paper, collage and intentional marks are some of the reasons that I find the work of Julie Hamilton exquisite.  She is able to bring together simple materials in powerful and moving ways that stops me in my tracks. I am not alone. She is a well loved artist and teacher and it is with so much excitement we share that she has created an online course just for us!  Get lost in great …

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48 Hours Only | Early Registration Pricing for Creatively Made Business

  Are you building a business that is aligned with how you want your life to look and feel? ⁣ ⁣ Knowing this answer changes everything. ⁣ ⁣ Building a business that isn’t aligned with your life takes as much time, energy and resources as building one that is. ⁣ ⁣ You’re not just building a business, you’re building a life.⁣   Building our business completely changed our family and life. We’ve done it and so can you.⁣ ⁣ Registration …

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Instant Access Tomorrow | Linocut Bootcamp with Sofie Strasser

Printmaking has been one of those art techniques that has brought me so much joy and gratification in the beauty of the process. When I saw the stunning printmaking and linocut work of Sofie Strasser I was instantly smitten. How she shares her work, the subject matter she choses to create and the emotion that she is able to create through linocut made her the perfect artist to teach our next online workshop!   Instant access tomorrow for Linocut Bootcamp …

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Working from Home Mojo | Creatively Made Business

  Working from home can seem like a dream until you remember that you still have to do a job, be productive and grow a business. Home is comfortable, has distractions and may find you still in bed at 11 am on a Tuesday watching television if you aren’t careful. Our whole business was created, grown and nurtured from home. There is not one way to make it work and many of us build our businesses around family, in carpool …

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Early Registration Pricing Just Opened | Cut Paper Magic with Sharyn Sowell

Join Sharyn Sowell for our first online course all about paper cutting! This beautiful art form can be incorporated into so many different areas of your creativity and the simplicity is absolutely stunning! I have been enamored with the work of Sharyn for awhile now and so thrilled she is sharing her techniques with all of us! Early Registration is open for Cut Paper Magic with Sharyn Sowell. Registration is open for $42 and will go to the full price …

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The Jeanne Oliver Podcast Episode Twenty Six | The Good Daughters Club with Kathi Graves

    On this episode Jeanne is talking with artist and creator of The Good Daughters Club, Kathi Graves. What happens when rolls reverse and you find yourself being the caregiver of a parent, child or spouse? Join us for a raw conversation about walking through caring for a parent and support group that was born from the pain.           Episode Summary On this episode Jeanne is talking with artist and creator of The Good Daughters …

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Come and Checkout All of The Workshops In Our Studio!

We have five workshops in my private studio for 2018 and we love welcoming you to our home, land and studio! If you want to have an art workshop experience I hope you will consider coming to my studio and enjoy how we like to love on others through the details! ***We are happy to set up payment plans for any course. Just ask.*** ONE. Like abstract work and landscapes? Last minute openings for this sold out workshop. Join me …

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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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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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One-Day Art Workshop In Franklin, TN | Registration Open

***THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT*** The official launch date of my new book, The Painted Art Journal, is July 4th and because we were going to already be in Nashville and Franklin, TN at this time we decided to celebrate at our home away from home! We have been shown such overwhelming kindness in Tennessee and we are excited and humbled to tell you that Kim Leggett of City Farmhouse will be hosting my one-day art workshop on June 29th …

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Because You Asked!

Because you asked we really tried! I am now teaching THREE live workshops this year in my studio. We have released all of them so you know exactly what I am teaching over the whole year. I hope by releasing them all that it helps you know which one is for you! I would love to create with you in my studio. Giving yourself the time to gather and create with others is an art changing gift. ***We are happy …

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Book Launch Workshop | The Painted Art Journal

My first book, The Painted Art Journal, is currently on pre-order (yippee) and we are planning so many fun ways to celebrate the official launch! We are going to kick-off the launch with a three-day workshop with some of my favorite ways to tell your personal narrative. Through paint, journal making, printmaking and sculpture we will incorporate our stories into our art. Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on June 21-23, 2018 for a three-day art workshop. Our studio is …

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Pieces of Me Portrait Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

  Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on October 19-20, 2018 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 arrive on Friday …

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I Am Teaching At Donna Downey Studios This March | Two Spots Just Opened Up!

**Two spots have just opened up** Come and join me for my first workshop of 2018! I will be coming back to the Donna Downey Studios and we will have three days to play with portraits! I only travel to teach a few times a year because I love to be home with my family and I also teach in my own studio on our land.  When I travel it is because I KNOW it will be an amazing experience for myself …

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Jeanne Oliver Studio Workshops 2017 | We Have a Few Spots Left

I love that our creative network has allowed us to teach and learn with thousands from all over the world and to gather in the most unusual and incredible way. I know we have all made friends and kindreds because of the power of the internet. I also know that meeting in person is powerful and heart changing too and it allows me to create, teach, connect and love on others in a whole different way. When we built our studio …

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Stephanie Lee Encaustic Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

  Join Stephanie Lee in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on November 10-11, 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.   …

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We Are Opening Up a Second Weekend | Live WILD AWAKENING Workshop In Our Studio!

We have just opened up a second weekend to our sold out workshop Wild Awakening! Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on October 6-7, 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 …

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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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Semi-Annual 50% Off Sale | Art + Lifestyle Online Workshops

We only do this twice a year and this will not happen again until Summer! For the next 48 hours we are having our Semi Annual 50% off Online Class Sale! USE CODE: JO50 This is the perfect time to stock up on all of those online classes that you have been dreaming about taking. We have so many courses that are on sale for the first time!   Our creative network has some of the most incredible artists around …

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

    If you are a member of our creative community and network you know what is coming! If you are not a part of our network THIS is the time to join! When you see the countdown coming that means IT is almost here! THREE days until our semi-annual 50% off online course sale! (the only courses not included in this sale are Underneath | Oil + Cold Wax and Creatively Made Business). Who doesn’t like to have snow …

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

  If you are a member of our creative community and network you know what is coming! If you are not a part of our network THIS is the time to join! When you see the countdown coming that means IT is almost here! FOUR days until our semi-annual 50% off online course sale! (the only courses not included in this sale are Underneath | Oil + Cold Wax and Creatively Made Business). Today Ben and I are kicking off …

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Happy New Year | Let’s Build Together!

  I would just like to encourage you this first day of 2020 to claim whatever “land” you have and to “build” upon it. Whatever you currently have is enough! So often we are in a hurry for what is next that we can forget that where we lay out head right now has potential and promise. If you have an apartment, rent a room in a home, townhome, small home, live in suburbia, or have 100 acres. Name it, honor …

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Ten Things That Defined This Decade In My Life + Business

    1. All of the things that made me weird growing up are now the things that make our life and business. I was the kid making up plays, gathering the neighbors, writing poetry under a tree (no one needs to read those), writing songs, designing clothing and randomly calling the airlines to see how much it would cost to fly to California. Being a creative kid in a small rural town can be hard. Sports were king and …

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New Interview with Jamie Ridler Studios | All About Creativity, business and home!

I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Jamie Ridler of Jamie Ridler Studios. We talked business, creativity and home.  Jamie Ridler: You teach many art classes and also run a beautiful hub rich with inspirational creative classes. In your experience, what’s the greatest hump people have to get over to fully embrace their creative gifts? Jeanne Oliver:  I love that you are asking this because the whole purpose of our creative network is to make it easier for people …

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A Brand New Facebook Creative Community | It Will Be More Beautiful With YOU!

    We just created one place on Facebook for you to share your work from any class or what you are working on yourself, travel, favorite exhibits from around the world, the best live workshop you just attended, the book you are reading you HAVE to share or an article that you know other creatives will want to read too! We hope this a place where all things creative get shared! Come on over and join our Facebook Creative …

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Creatively Made Business | Do You Have Blind Spots?

  This 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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Online Workshop Creatively Made Business | Early Registration Pricing Ending!

*Early registration pricing is ending in 7 days! The price will then go to full price.*     Are you building a business that is aligned with how you want your life to look and feel? ⁣ ⁣ Knowing this answer changes everything. ⁣ ⁣ Building a business that isn’t aligned with your life takes as much time, energy and resources as building one that is. ⁣ ⁣ You’re not just building a business, you’re building a life.⁣   ⁣ …

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The Gift of Gathering | Bre Doucette of Rooms for Rent Blog

  We have had our business for 12 years now and for most of these years I have been able to share home through blogging and also the blogs of others that I admire. Our home and gathering was never the main focus of our business but I believe with my whole heart that because I have such a deep LOVE of home and gathering that the Lord has used that to also bless our business in ways I couldn’t …

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12th Year In Business Anniversary Sale! | 40% Off One Course!

  Twelve years ago I had a one, five and seven year old and once they were in bed each night I would create until the early hours in the morning. I look back now on those nights and know that those hours to myself to create and finding time no matter the exhaustion the next day was what brought my creativity back to life. It all started with home, gathering, making handmade journals, and altered letters and frames. The …

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You Are Not Too Much. Really. | Creatively Made Business

  Being a female artist and business owner has allowed me to walk out interactions that are more raw and exposed than many other professions. I teach and create with a majority of women which means intimate travel, small groups and often very real and open conversations. Through my business consulting and also lifelong relationships with women I hear one thing over and over. Women can feel like we are too much. Whether it is our never-ending ideas, emotions that spill …

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Creatively Made Business | Stop JUST Dreaming

    We can have long lists of dreams and maybe even a 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 was going to make …

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Creatively Made Business | A Brand New ONLINE Business Course!

  Are you building a business that is aligned with how you want your life to look and feel? ⁣ ⁣ Knowing this answer changes everything. ⁣ ⁣ Building a business that isn’t aligned with your life takes as much time, energy and resources as building one that is. ⁣ ⁣ You’re not just building a business, you’re building a life.⁣   ⁣ Building our business completely changed our family and life. We’ve done it and so can you.⁣ ⁣ …

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My Journey In Morocco | Marrakech Part II

  You can find Part One HERE. As soon as I was undressed (down to my underwear because that was what I was told) I put on a robe and was met outside the small changing space and taken down the dark hallway with all lights putting off a soft red glow. At the end of the hallway they opened the door and I walked into a small dark room filled with steam, the scent of eucalyptus, a stone bench …

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My Journey In Morocco | Marrakech Part I

Last summer as we were getting out of the car to head to our town pool I had an email come into my inbox telling me that registration had just opened for my friend Michelle Fletcher’s first big workshop in Morocco. I have been friends with Michelle for many years now. Through art and business, our hearts have been tied together. She made some huge life changes within the past three years and I had been so inspired by her …

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We Just Opened a Second Weekend | Creatively Made Business Live Workshop!

We are so honored that our Creatively Made Business August Workshop sold out in days! We are opening a second workshop that will be September 5th-8th and we can not wait to welcome you to our studio, home, and land! One of the truest truths in my life is that I love talking business and how to leverage what makes you unique to thrive. Gathering women in this way creates incredible community, clarity in businesses and these deeply strong and …

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Meet The Sponsors | Creatively Made Business Palm Springs

I live in a creative world that has predominately been created, supported and sustained by women. I am constantly reminded how much of a powerful impact we have when we work with one another. It has been through these collaborations with other women that I have not only found my way in this creative business but has been able to thrive because of their support system. I always remind people that in life and business…we cannot do it alone. We …

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Registration Closes Tomorrow! | Live Business Workshop Palm Springs

Everything your business needs is everything you have always been! It took me most of my life to let that truth sink in and your business is the same way! Your business needs your gifts, your passions and your story to be set apart! If you are ready to take your business and dreams to the next level then I hope you will join me this coming January for my next live business workshop in Palm Springs, CA! (for those that …

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Where to Sleep, Eat, and Shop In Round Top, Texas

This fall I was in Round Top, Texas during antiques week to teach an art class, speak at an event and for two book signings. I have wanted to come to antiques week for years and with the beautiful invitations from Tara Royer Steele and Holly Kuhn I was eagerly packing my bags and leaving room for vintage treasures. I had so many questions about where we shopped, ate and stayed that I wanted to do a fun post sharing …

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Two Beautiful Gatherings Coming in 2019!

I can not even believe we are at the final months of 2018 and that beautiful plans are already underway for next year.   I have not announced my full schedule for 2019 but I have two events that are open for registration right now! So many of you may have people in your life that want to support your business or art and they would LOVE the opportunity to gift you something special like a workshop. Maybe YOU just …

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Consistency | Your Powerful Tool To Change Anything!

In 2013 I saw that a friend of mine (that had modeled for one of our collections) was sharing the new book from her husband (or maybe fiance) at the time. I quickly ordered the book, The Power of Consistency, by Weldon Long, which was already a New York Times bestseller. I devoured the book and as I did I was highlighting and adding my own notes throughout the whole book.  Wally was writing and sharing so many of the …

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You Are Not Too Much. Really. | Building a Creatively Made Business

  Being a female artist and business owner has allowed me to walk out interactions that are more raw and exposed than many other professions. I teach and create with a majority of women which means intimate travel, small groups and often very real and open conversations. Through my business consulting and also lifelong relationships with women I hear one thing over and over. Women can feel like we are too much. Whether it is our never-ending ideas, emotions that spill …

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Creatively Made Business | Palm Springs Retreat

Everything your business needs is everything you have always been! If you are ready to create a life and business that looks like no one else then it is time to see all of your gifts with fresh eyes. This past March we held our first live business workshop here at our studio and it was more than I could have EVER imagined. The women, the businesses, the dreams, the struggles, the connections and how they left ON FIRE! I …

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One Day Art Workshop in Round Top, Texas | Registration Open

The official launch date of my new book, The Painted Art Journal, was July 4th and we have been celebrating ever since. It has been the most amazing experience to see how you are connecting with the book and the impact it is having on your own story within your art! Your take on the projects is so inspiring! We are so excited to announce that we have some of the sweetest friends in Round Top, Texas and they have asked …

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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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Studio Christmas Tour

I had hoped to get the studio simply decorated for Christmas in time for our Holiday House Walk Tour earlier this week but that just didn’t happen so we are sharing it now. We are loving this space so much and what it means for me but also Kelly and the kids. This is where I create, have meeting with our creative team members, meet with clients, read, study, tinker, have cocktails or coffee with Kelly and hang out with …

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Our Christmas Home Tour from 2015

***THIS POST IS OUR HOLIDAY HOME TOUR FROM 2015** Please come back tomorrow for our Christmas Home Tour for 2016 *** 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 …

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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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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 in our last home. 1. …

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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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Gift Giving Guide 2016

I don’t like to buy something just to buy something! I love when I can find the perfect gift for the people I love BUT sometimes it is hard and I could use some help. Today our creative team has put together some ideas for the girlie girl, the guy in your life and from small businesses you may want to support. Jeanne Oliver’s Guide Guide for the Girlie Girl I love to give gifts that I would like to …

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Studio Christmas Tour

I had hoped to get the studio simply decorated for Christmas in time for our Holiday House Walk Tour earlier this week but that just didn’t happen so we are sharing it now. We are loving this space so much and what it means for me but also Kelly and the kids. This is where I create, have meeting with our creative team members, meet with clients, read, study, tinker, have cocktails or coffee with Kelly and hang out with …

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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 …

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 …

It Smells Like Christmas

  We were invited to a friend's home for dinner last night and we wanted to bring a dessert.  The children and I decided to make an apple crisp.  We peeled, sliced, zested, stirred, dumped and sprinkled.  As the children were stirring the apples with the nutmeg, cinnamon, orange zest, lemon zest, lemon juice, orange juice and sugar they kept on smelling it.  I did tell them to keep their hair out of it……no one wants that.  They both were …

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Studio Christmas Tour

I had hoped to get the studio simply decorated for Christmas in time for our Holiday House Walk Tour earlier this week but that just didn’t happen so we are sharing it now. We are loving this space so much and what it means for me but also Kelly and the kids. This is where I create, have meeting with our creative team members, meet with clients, read, study, tinker, have cocktails or coffee with Kelly and hang out with …

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Our Christmas Home Tour from 2015

***THIS POST IS OUR HOLIDAY HOME TOUR FROM 2015** Please come back tomorrow for our Christmas Home Tour for 2016 *** 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 …

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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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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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Danielle Donaldson has a Giveaway for YOU!

  This giveaway is now closed. @sophie_mikat is the winner of this original art by @danielledonaldsonart. Sophie, please message us with your address and we will get it out to you right away. Congratulations and thank you to everyone that entered! Don’t forget to join Danielle in Made With Love!   In celebration of Danielle Donaldson’s newest online course, Made With Love, she is giving away one of her original apron paintings! We are so excited to offer a GIVEWAY! We …

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Early Registration Pricing Just Opened | Palette Knife Play with Nicki Lang

Maybe it is the color palette, the coast that I love so much that is painted or how a moment is captured with energy and emotion…whatever the reason, I am enamored with the work of Nicki Lang and the works she creates with a palette knife. If you have ever wanted to learn how to break down your favorite places in nature with a technique that is full of texture, marks and color you will not want to miss this …

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Your Last Chance | Early Registration Ending for the Next Session of Creatively Made Business!

  Are you building a business that is aligned with how you want your life to look and feel? ⁣ ⁣ Knowing this answer changes everything. ⁣ ⁣ Building a business that isn’t aligned with your life takes as much time, energy and resources as building one that is. ⁣ ⁣ You’re not just building a business, you’re building a life.⁣   Building our business completely changed our family and life. We’ve done it and so can you.⁣ ⁣ Registration …

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Instant Access Tomorrow | Linocut Bootcamp with Sofie Strasser

Printmaking has been one of those art techniques that has brought me so much joy and gratification in the beauty of the process. When I saw the stunning printmaking and linocut work of Sofie Strasser I was instantly smitten. How she shares her work, the subject matter she choses to create and the emotion that she is able to create through linocut made her the perfect artist to teach our next online workshop!   Instant access tomorrow for Linocut Bootcamp …

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Early Registration Pricing Just Opened | Cut Paper Magic with Sharyn Sowell

Join Sharyn Sowell for our first online course all about paper cutting! This beautiful art form can be incorporated into so many different areas of your creativity and the simplicity is absolutely stunning! I have been enamored with the work of Sharyn for awhile now and so thrilled she is sharing her techniques with all of us! Early Registration is open for Cut Paper Magic with Sharyn Sowell. Registration is open for $42 and will go to the full price …

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Danielle Donaldson is Back with a Brand New Online Course | ER Just Opened!

If you have been taking online art courses with us for awhile then you know what a big deal this is! Danielle Donaldson is back on our creative network with a brand new online course made just for you. Danielle is one of the most talented women I know and she is always thinking up the most wonderful ideas and classes for other creatives!  The best part about this new course is that early registration will be open for one …

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Early Registration Pricing Ending | Fresh Blooms with Mary Gregory

Mary Gregory is a loved teacher and artist on our site and she is back with a brand new course! This time she is taking us step by step through her process for creating floral still life paintings. Join us for this fun workshop that promises to give you tons of inspiration and also beautiful paintings to show for all of your work! If you have always wanted to paint gorgeous florals but didn’t know where to start…this is your …

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Early Registration Ending | Linocut Bootcamp with Sofie Strasser

Printmaking has been one of those art techniques that has brought me so much joy and gratification in the beauty of the process. When I saw the stunning printmaking and linocut work of Sofie Strasser I was instantly smitten. How she shares her work, the subject matter she choses to create and the emotion that she is able to create through linocut made her the perfect artist to teach our next online workshop!   Early Registration is ending for Linocut …

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Early Registration Pricing Just Opened | Pen Paint Paper with Julie Hamilton

Color, composition, layers, insane design sense, paint, paper, collage and intentional marks are some of the reasons that I find the work of Julie Hamilton exquisite.  She is able to bring together simple materials in powerful and moving ways that stops me in my tracks. I am not alone. She is a well loved artist and teacher and it is with so much excitement we share that she has created an online course just for us!  Get lost in great …

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Instant Access on Tuesday | Graceful Muse with Renee Mueller

We are thrilled to announce that the prolific Renee Mueller has create another online course for us and it is stunning! If you have joined Renee before you know she guides well, everything is visually beautiful and you leave the course surrounded by so many unique and gorgeous new works of art! Renee is a treasure in how she teaches and the way she pulls the beauty out of each artist. Any course with Renee is not to be missed. …

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Cups and Mugs with Debbie Miller Begins Tomorrow!

Last year another artist suggested I look at the colorful and whimsical work of Debbie Miller. As I started to follow her work I found that as I came across her work that each piece was joy filled and instantly drew me in. She was taking such common overlooked items but bringing them to life and attention with color, patterns, composition and shadow. It wasn’t long before I was hoping that Debbie would create a special course just for us! …

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Early Registration Pricing ENDING! | These Wild Flowers with Hayley Morgan

Sometimes I don’t know the winding road that I go down when I find a creative that just stops me in my tracks. It is special when it happens and when you just know that there has to be a collaboration in your future. Hayley Morgan instantly was that for me with her honest talk, colorful world, passion for writing and painting and GENUINE heart for others to see themselves. If you have that something in you telling you to …

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Early Registration Pricing Just Opened | Fresh Blooms with Mary Gregory

Mary Gregory is a loved teacher and artist on our site and she is back with a brand new course! This time she is taking us step by step through her process for creating floral still life paintings. Join us for this fun workshop that promises to give you tons of inspiration and also beautiful paintings to show for all of your work! If you have always wanted to paint gorgeous florals but didn’t know where to start…this is your …

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Final Hours | The Sale Ends Tonight at Midnight!

  FINAL HOURS of our semi-annual 50% off online course sale! USE CODE: JO50   We only do this twice a year and this will not happen again until January 2021! Until 11:59 pm MT tonight (Monday, June 22nd) you can buy as many online art + lifestyle courses that you want for 50% off. We have over 170 online courses from over 90 different teachers!   ALL courses are on sale except for those that have just started or …

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24 Hours Left | Semi-Annual 50% Off Online Course Sale!

  24 hours left of our semi-annual 50% off online course sale! USE CODE: JO50   We only do this twice a year and this will not happen again until January 2021! For the next 24 hours you can buy as many online art + lifestyle courses that you want for 50% off. We have over 170 online courses from over 90 different teachers!   ALL courses are on sale except for those that have just started or have not …

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48 Hours Left | 50% Off Online Art + Lifestyle Workshops

  48 hours left of our semi-annual 50% off online course sale! USE CODE: JO50   We only do this twice a year and this will not happen again until January 2021! For the next 48 hours you can buy as many online art + lifestyle courses that you want for 50% off. We have over 170 online courses from over 90 different teachers!   ALL courses are on sale except for those that have just started or have not …

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Semi-Annual 50% Off Sale | Art + Lifestyle Online Courses

  Our semi-annual 50% off online course sale has just begun! USE CODE: JO50   We only do this twice a year and this will not happen again until January 2021! For the next 72 hours you can buy as many online art + lifestyle courses that you want for 50% off. We have over 170 online courses from over 90 different teachers!   ALL courses are on sale except for those that have just started or have not yet …

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Early Registration Pricing Just Opened | Linocut Bootcamp with Sofie Strasser

Printmaking has been one of those art techniques that has brought me so much joy and gratification in the beauty of the process. When I saw the stunning printmaking and linocut work of Sofie Strasser I was instantly smitten. How she shares her work, the subject matter she choses to create and the emotion that she is able to create through linocut made her the perfect artist to teach our next online workshop!   Early Registration is open for Linocut …

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Instant Access | Colorful Joy with Andrea Garvey

It is a pretty sweet thing when the joy of the art matches the joy of the artist. If you have experienced the color, fun, freedom and play of seeing Andrea Garvey work, share her art and connect with her students you know for sure what I am talking about. We are thrilled to announce Andrea’s first online workshop on our creative network and we hope that this special course will be such a place of joy and play for …

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Early Registration Price Ending | Graceful Muse with Renee Mueller

We are thrilled to announce that the prolific Renee Mueller has create another online course for us and it is stunning! If you have joined Renee before you know she guides well, everything is visually beautiful and you leave the course surrounded by so many unique and gorgeous new works of art! Renee is a treasure in how she teaches and the way she pulls the beauty out of each artist. Any course with Renee is not to be missed. …

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Instant Access | Deep Conversations with Connie Solera

Whether through lino carvings, simple sketches or her colorful expressive portrait work…Connie Solera’s art stops me in my tracks for as long as I can remember. It is with great joy that we announce her first online course on our creative network! What an honor to have her work offered on our site and to get to create with her during this time! Instant access for Deep Conversations with Connie Solera. Registration is $62 for this online course with 3.75 hours …

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Early Registration Pricing Ending | Cups and Mugs with Debbie Miller

Last year another artist suggested I look at the colorful and whimsical work of Debbie Miller. As I started to follow her work I found that as I came across her work that each piece was joy filled and instantly drew me in. She was taking such common overlooked items but bringing them to life and attention with color, patterns, composition and shadow. It wasn’t long before I was hoping that Debbie would create a special course just for us! …

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When Art Saved During the Pandemic

  What started as being an impulse to give away one whole course on our site ended up being four whole courses every other week until now during the quarantine.   Over that time we were able to give away over $650,000 in course content and we still can’t believe that number! After each course given away we heard story after story of how art was saving people from depression, loneliness, lack of money, direction and so much more. Your …

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Early Registration Just Opened | These Wild Flowers with Hayley Morgan

Sometimes I don’t know the winding road that I go down when I find a creative that just stops me in my tracks. It is special when it happens and when you just know that there has to be a collaboration in your future. Hayley Morgan instantly was that for me with her honest talk, colorful world, passion for writing and painting and GENUINE heart for others to see themselves. If you have that something in you telling you to …

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A Brand New Free Art Lesson | Stitching Kit + Stitches with Charlotte Lyons

  We have just added a brand new FREE ART LESSON to our creative network!  Today we have released Stitching Kit + Stitches with Charlotte Lyons. This is a free lesson taken from the online course Stitch Your Stash. Learn to look at textiles with new eyes and make something modern to cherish. This free lesson will give you a taste of the course and we hope you will join us for the full class!     The video lesson …

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I kind of love Mother’s Day. I have another reason to remind my mom how much I love her and how much she did for us. Pretty much we are half way decent people because she was a rockstar…stuff like that. I also get to get treated like a queen myself for one magical day! Finding gifts for people I love is one of my favorite things and I have a drawer in my bedroom with little treasures I find …

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Living Room Before and After

We have officially been in this house for one year as of tomorrow. That is so hard for us to believe but when we look back over the past year we can’t believe all we have accomplished in that time (and all the things we still want to do). This home has creatively been so fun! It has allowed us to go a totally different direction with our style and to create a fun space for our family. This home …

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Modern Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

We truly wait until after Thanksgiving to pull out our decorations for Christmas (and we are still pulling them out). We will be adding to our home over the next week but today is a great start! We are all so excited to celebrate the birth of Christ, to get ready for a new year, to intentionally choose how to spend the season and to gather for our favorite traditions. This is our first Christmas in our new home and …

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Our Christmas Home Tour from 2015

***THIS POST IS OUR HOLIDAY HOME TOUR FROM 2015** Please come back tomorrow for our Christmas Home Tour for 2016 *** 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 …

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Our Past and Present Fall Tablescapes | A Fun Look Back

I love that I have had the opportunity to be a part of many home tours over the years because our real holidays do not get documented. When you have company over, you are rotating what goes in the oven and you are talking with your favorite people and there is little time for picture taking. I do love preparing for the gathering though. It is a part of my creativity and simple tablescapes are so fun to do. I …

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Home for the Holidays SALE!

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 50% off discount for the next 48 hours. For the next 48 hours you can get this course for $34 (regularly $68)! This course is no longer live and is INSTANTLY …

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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 in our last home. 1. …

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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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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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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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My Cozy Fall Favorites 2015

Cozy, eclectic, artsy, warm and comfortable are words I would use to describe how I hope our home feels to my family and friends. Cozy is the best word and it instant makes me think of comfy pajamas, my hands wrapped around a huge mug of something hot, a good book, the fireplace going, my favorite record playing, curled up on the couch with a fluffy blanket and sweet faces surrounding me. As soon as the temperatures dip below 80 …

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It’s Life | Episode One

With Kelly working with me full time, we have had a little more time for some new fun projects. One of the things I wanted to start doing is to share a little more behind the scenes in our day to day life. Because I am still in full on book deadline mode we didn’t film as much as I wanted but hopefully next month we will even do more. Welcome to our silly episode one of It’s Life!   …

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We Were Asked to Move Back To DC…

  About five weeks ago we were told (out of the blue) that Kelly’s agency was bringing all field agents back to DC.  This would be a mandatory reassignment. We would have until mid-September to be back in DC to still have a job.  We met in DC and our Jack was born there but we have been in Colorado for the past 16+ years and this has truly been home to us. I had just had a group of 17 …

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I kind of love Mother’s Day. I have another reason to remind my mom how much I love her and how much she did for us. Pretty much we are half way decent people because she was a rockstar…stuff like that. I also get to get treated like a queen myself for one magical day! Finding gifts for people I love is one of my favorite things and I have a drawer in my bedroom with little treasures I find …

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Living Room Before and After

We have officially been in this house for one year as of tomorrow. That is so hard for us to believe but when we look back over the past year we can’t believe all we have accomplished in that time (and all the things we still want to do). This home has creatively been so fun! It has allowed us to go a totally different direction with our style and to create a fun space for our family. This home …

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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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Modern Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

We truly wait until after Thanksgiving to pull out our decorations for Christmas (and we are still pulling them out). We will be adding to our home over the next week but today is a great start! We are all so excited to celebrate the birth of Christ, to get ready for a new year, to intentionally choose how to spend the season and to gather for our favorite traditions. This is our first Christmas in our new home and …

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Home for the Holidays SALE!

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 50% off discount for the next 48 hours. For the next 48 hours you can get this course for $34 (regularly $68)! This course is no longer live and is INSTANTLY …

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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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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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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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Creativity Takes Courage {Cat Bude}

*** For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. My creative network offers 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 owners. You can see the talented list of interviewees over on my creative network under Creativity …

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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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In The Kitchen {Salmon Summer Salad}

One of the things I look forward to each weekend is having more time to prepare a meal. I have the time to make a dessert with the kids, let the pizza dough rise or just put more attention into what we are making. This salmon salad is one of my favorites because all of the layers of flavors. This is the perfect summer meal! Salmon Summer Salad 4 Salmon Filets 4 tbsp Grape Seed Oil 2tbsp Olive Oil 4 …

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Don’t Be Afraid {Grilled Artichoke Hearts}

One of my favorite foods in the world is grilled artichoke hearts. If you have never cooked with them before they can be pretty intimating but I am hoping that by the end of this post you will give them a try. So many people don’t know how to cook them so when we cook them for friends they give us way too much credit for being the most amazing hosts in history. Maybe they just had a few too …

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Kitchen Remodel Phase One {My Computer Desk}

Thank you for your comments about the new shelving.  We love how it opens the space and allows me to share more art and part of my ironstone collection. All of our day to day dishes are still in the cabinets and easier for the kids to reach. Another smaller project that we just recently finished was tearing out the original built in desk in our kitchen and replacing it with a desk that we already had. We tore out …

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Kitchen Remodel Phase One {Open Shelving}

We built our home 11 years ago and we are just getting to things that we thought we would do right away. I am now so grateful that we didn’t make the changes earlier and spend the money for the upgrades earlier because I think I would be wanting to rip them out now. One of the biggest upgrades to our home was the cherry floors we added and the cherry cabinets. The cherry floors have always added so much …

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I Think It Is Time To Bring Cocktail Hour Back…

You may tell me that cocktail hour never went away. Your home has probably been a little more happening than mine I may have to add. I was just telling Kelly that we need to have cocktail hour on the front porch this coming summer. I don’t know if I was more excited about cocktail hour or summer. My number one muse for all things domestic and fabulous is my dear friend Alexis. She makes everything look cooler than anyone …

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Made From Scratch {Gluten Free Carrot Cake}

Like many Americans we have gone gluten free {at least two out of five}. The rest of the family has easily adjusted to our diet. I have been gluten free for the past 11 months.  Hard to believe how quickly that time has gone. You can eat gluten free and still eat very unhealthy. My health journey has led me to find gluten alternatives that have the most health benefit as possible. I am a huge fan of cooking with …

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Inspired {What Katie Ate}

About a month ago my friend Kim shared a website with me that I had never seen. What Katie Ate is a foodie blog by Katie Quinn Davies. From the moment I saw it I was mesmerized. In fact, I wanted to live in the blog and perhaps roll around naked in a few of the recipes. I do not regulary photograph food…but the way she stages and photographs will inspire you no matter what you love to shoot through …

Gluten Free Cheesecake

  Remember my crazy dessert dream and that fabulous "cheesecake" I had while I was in Laguna Beach?? After I tried to order it and it would have cost me $100 I decided to search the good ol' internet for a recipe. Last night I made it and here it is……   I found this recipe and added the cherries because…… everything is better with cherries! Lemon Cheesecake For The Crust 2 cups almonds 1 1/2 cup dates For The …

What’s For Dinner??

I do not feel like cooking in the summer. I leave it to my husband to grill and I add a salad to it. I don't know what it is….but as soon as fall arrives I am wanting to bake and cook more. I want to nest and fluff the whole house. I am wanting to paint right now and create. So..I am getting off track. I tried a new recipe last night and loved it so much I wanted …

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

I do a lot more cooking than baking.  I just don’t take the time to bake enough to really get great at it.  I have so many friends that are phenomenal bakers that they even bless me with cakes on my birthday.  It is sad how much of the cakes I can eat by myself!  I can handle a crisp though!  What really sets this crisp apart from others I have made is the orange zest and the Grand Marnier……yum.  …

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Our Whole 2019 Live Studio Workshop Schedule | Just Announced!

When we bought this home and land three years ago it was for the gathering of creatives and non-creatives alike. We knew it was to be a gathering place and it has fulfilled that desire and promise over and over again. We are so excited to announce our full 2019 studio schedule. For many our studio workshops are a yearly journey and maybe you have been waiting for the right event to make your own trip here. You will create …

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The First Live Workshop of 2019 | Stephanie Ackerman

  Join Stephanie Ackerman in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on April 5-6, 2019 for a two-day art workshop! Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and the space to connect with your ideas and creativity. When you arrive on Friday morning you will be welcomed with mimosas as we find our places and meet …

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Join Me In North Carolina In 5 Weeks | Donna Downey Studios

I will be coming back to the Donna Downey Studios and we will have two days to play with storytelling through our art with fabric dying, journal making, sketching, paint, collage and more. Whether your subject matter is landscapes, portraits, or still life, you will learn how to incorporate a story into your art. This will be the first time I teach this workshop live and I can’t wait to have you join me! I am honored to be teaching …

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Registration Closes Tomorrow! | Live Business Workshop Palm Springs

Everything your business needs is everything you have always been! It took me most of my life to let that truth sink in and your business is the same way! Your business needs your gifts, your passions and your story to be set apart! If you are ready to take your business and dreams to the next level then I hope you will join me this coming January for my next live business workshop in Palm Springs, CA! (for those that …

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Give Thanks! Black Friday in the Shop!

We hope you had the most wonderful Thanksgiving. Whether your day was quiet or you had a house full, our hope is that you remember how much you are loved and how thankful we are for you. For the next three days everything in our online shop is 30% off! Use code GIVETHANKS at checkout. Whether you are looking for art supplies, vintage fabric handbags, jewelry, art or a vintage find…come on over! We will get it wrapped up right …

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20th Anniversary Sale | 40% Off One Online Course

It was a Friday night in Washington, DC in February of 1998. I had worked late and I was supposed to meet up with friends in a local brewery. I saw Kelly come in with a group of people and I instantly said to my friends, “Check out my future husband”. We went on our first date the next week, we were engaged four months later and married 8 months after meeting. It has been hard and beautiful and broken and lifegiving. I had no idea how hard …

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Fall Kitchen 2018 | Seasons of Home Tour

I have been a part of this amazing group of women, bloggers, designers, and entrepreneurs for many years now.  I can think back to all the years of the collaborations, inspiration, encouragement and more that we receive from one another because we are a part of a community. Gathering together not only brings home tours and fun posts but it also allows our communities to expand and grow deeper roots. Whatever role you find yourself in your life I have …

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Early Registration Ending | Draw and See with Rebecca Sower

I can not remember a time during this creative journey that I haven’t admired and deeply respected the work and heart of Rebecca Sower. She is a prolific artist with a wide range of techniques and skills that she is dipping her hands in and the results are always beautiful. I had always hoped that Rebecca and I would have the opportunity to collaborate so it is with great joy I get to announce that Rebecca will be teaching on our …

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Creatively Made Business | Palm Springs Retreat

Everything your business needs is everything you have always been! If you are ready to create a life and business that looks like no one else then it is time to see all of your gifts with fresh eyes. This past March we held our first live business workshop here at our studio and it was more than I could have EVER imagined. The women, the businesses, the dreams, the struggles, the connections and how they left ON FIRE! I …

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Walking Decisions Out and Overcoming Fear | Part Two

You can read part one HERE. We had decided by that first night to take the gift of our new home, land, and studio and see if we could make a go at it without a net. We made this decision in early May and there was no net as of August 1, 2017. As the days of no net quickly approached I could feel the stress, anxiety, and pressure slowly creeping towards me. It wasn’t full and overpowering but …

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Our One Year Milestone and Walking Through Storms | Part One

    Last year on May 4, 2017, I was just wrapping up an all-day workshop in my studio with local teenagers. The teachers and students had just walked onto the bus when I started to walk back down our gravel driveway as I saw Kelly approaching me. He let me know that he had just received some shocking news and my first response (in total me style) was, “Does it have anything to do with money”? I don’t like …

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One Day Art Workshop in Round Top, Texas | Registration Open

The official launch date of my new book, The Painted Art Journal, was July 4th and we have been celebrating ever since. It has been the most amazing experience to see how you are connecting with the book and the impact it is having on your own story within your art! Your take on the projects is so inspiring! We are so excited to announce that we have some of the sweetest friends in Round Top, Texas and they have asked …

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Stephanie Lee Metalsmith Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

Join Stephanie Lee in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on November 2-3, 2018 for a two-day art workshop. Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and filled with inspiration. When you arrive on Friday morning you will be welcomed with mimosas and a light snack as we find our places and meet each other. Most of …

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Shop Sale! | Bags, Jewelry and More

We are getting ready for our next product launch and that means we have just marked down almost everything in our online shop!  We have marked down bags, jewelry and more. Some items have been marked down 50%. No coupon needed! Just come on over and everything is already marked down. We will launch our new products within the next few weeks and we can’t wait to show you the gorgeous artisan products that we have gathered.      

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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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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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One-Day Art Workshop In Franklin, TN | Registration Open

***THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT*** The official launch date of my new book, The Painted Art Journal, is July 4th and because we were going to already be in Nashville and Franklin, TN at this time we decided to celebrate at our home away from home! We have been shown such overwhelming kindness in Tennessee and we are excited and humbled to tell you that Kim Leggett of City Farmhouse will be hosting my one-day art workshop on June 29th …

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Because You Asked!

Because you asked we really tried! I am now teaching THREE live workshops this year in my studio. We have released all of them so you know exactly what I am teaching over the whole year. I hope by releasing them all that it helps you know which one is for you! I would love to create with you in my studio. Giving yourself the time to gather and create with others is an art changing gift. ***We are happy …

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Pieces of Me Portrait Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

  Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on October 19-20, 2018 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 arrive on Friday …

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Love Letters From Trail Makers

How would you like to get encouragement sent right to your inbox for the month of February?   I want to share a sweet gathering (that is free) that I have been asked to be a part of and I love the idea and heart of this offering.     For over a decade, we (Meghan and Jamie) have been pouring our creative hearts into the online world. We each began our journey with the intention of bringing to life our own …

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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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Holiday Housewalk | 2017

I don’t even know how many years I have been able to be apart of Jen Rizzo‘s gorgeous Holiday Housewalk!  Each year it is such an honor. Last year was our first year in this home and we are slowly making it our own. These DIY and Decorating bloggers are incredible! I am just along for the ride and loving every moment of it. To start at the beginning of the tour start HERE. And if you are coming from …

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A Cozy Christmas Bedroom | Creating a Hygge Space

  Welcome to the last blog post before Christmas for the Seasons of Home Holiday Series. It is always so much fun to share our home and to see all of the inspiration from everyone else in the tour. This tour was created by Kristen Whitby or Ella Claire  and the whole heart of the tour is to share simple inspiration as you head into the season of gathering. In this post, we have collaborated with Birch Lane to bring …

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It’s Life | Episode One

With Kelly working with me full time, we have had a little more time for some new fun projects. One of the things I wanted to start doing is to share a little more behind the scenes in our day to day life. Because I am still in full on book deadline mode we didn’t film as much as I wanted but hopefully next month we will even do more. Welcome to our silly episode one of It’s Life!   …

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Life In Season | A Book Review

  Watching friends and peers tap into their deep giftings and then sharing it with the world is very inspiring. I am surrounded by so many men and women that are intentionally showing up in their lives and the impact is far reaching. I am watching friends start non profits, open pottery studios, teach, sell their first paintings, step up to a microphone and speak for the first time, self publishing, publishing…stepping out. It is one of the most beautiful …

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Eek…Only Five More Days!

Only FIVE more days before our newest free series begins! Last year we were blown away by the response to the free series Becoming | The Unfolding of You. This series was all about seeing yourself as Christ sees you and it was heart changing for so many of us. We saw over 6,000 men and women join us from all over the world! This year we had no plans to offer another free series in January because we thought …

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What A Good Woman Does {and other thoughts on the subject}

Sometimes a song is so powerful that as it plays you see a moving picture going through your mind. Maybe you see your own story or maybe you see the story of another. Either way I know that each of us have been in a situation where the air was knocked out of us and in a moment everything changed. Where we began again. Moved on. Did it scared. Felt lost. Wondered how you got here? Had no answers. Longed …

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Exciting Next Few Weeks!

(Image from Gillian Lee Smith) I am rushing around this morning trying to get everything in place so I can leave today for Scotland. This time I am not teaching or working at all. My husband has given me the amazing early birthday gift of studying with artist Gillian Lee Smith.  For the next 10 days I will be painting in a small fishing village and hopefully getting some much needed rest and creative practice time.  My trip will end …

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Bigger Than You {we are almost there}

My dear friend Kimberly Taylor has found her passion outside her gorgeous home and family and it is contagious. I would love for you to hear her heart and consider helping in the final stretch of this amazing opportunity to give. We are ALMOST there!   ******* My name is Kimberly Taylor and I am the founder of The Grow Hope Foundation.  We are a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people around the world improve their circumstances through education and …

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Did you think I forgot?

I wanted to announce the winner of the art supply giveaway and camera bag! Thank you for being excited and sharing the new online art class Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}. If you love to learn about the lives of the artists, the styles they used and techniques that were a part of their work…this course is for you. If you love to try new art with the encouragement and support of other creative members…this is the course …

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How Are You In The Waiting?

There is one place we are all at again and again in our lives. You would think with this much practice we would be so much more graceful handling it and learning from it. No matter your age or where you are at in your life we are constantly in a state of waiting. Waiting to grow up Waiting to leave home Waiting to love someone Waiting to figure out your calling Waiting to find the person to spend your …

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If you know me at all you know this makes me so happy!

It is pretty exciting to me to be asked to combine my love of art with my faith! There are few things that determine my day to day as much as my faith and the creativity that the Lord as placed in me. Those two factors have everything to do with how I make a home, raise my children, run a business, love my friends, open my home and grow my marriage. If you have taken any of my online …

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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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Fall Porch 2017 | Seasons of Home Series

  When we first saw our home and land it was covered in snow but out of my future studio windows I saw this opening in the trees and I immediately imagined lights, a long farm table and a gathering place for family and friends. Over the past year and a half, we have hosted workshop lunches in that gathering place, homecoming dinner, pizza with family and cocktails for more than I can count. With an umbrella of tree branches, soft …

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It’s Life | Episode One

With Kelly working with me full time, we have had a little more time for some new fun projects. One of the things I wanted to start doing is to share a little more behind the scenes in our day to day life. Because I am still in full on book deadline mode we didn’t film as much as I wanted but hopefully next month we will even do more. Welcome to our silly episode one of It’s Life!   …

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I kind of love Mother’s Day. I have another reason to remind my mom how much I love her and how much she did for us. Pretty much we are half way decent people because she was a rockstar…stuff like that. I also get to get treated like a queen myself for one magical day! Finding gifts for people I love is one of my favorite things and I have a drawer in my bedroom with little treasures I find …

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Brand New Mini Course |Instant Abstract + Frame

  It is Friday! That means the weekend and extra time and…   If you have been wanting a gorgeous abstract painting on that perfect wall in your home but don’t want to spend a ton of money you will love my news! When I first saw that Jennifer LeBrun O’Brien had painted her own piece for her gorgeous home and popular DIY and decor blog City Farmhouse (go right now if you haven’t ever checked her out) I asked …

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Living Room Before and After

We have officially been in this house for one year as of tomorrow. That is so hard for us to believe but when we look back over the past year we can’t believe all we have accomplished in that time (and all the things we still want to do). This home has creatively been so fun! It has allowed us to go a totally different direction with our style and to create a fun space for our family. This home …

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Modern Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

We truly wait until after Thanksgiving to pull out our decorations for Christmas (and we are still pulling them out). We will be adding to our home over the next week but today is a great start! We are all so excited to celebrate the birth of Christ, to get ready for a new year, to intentionally choose how to spend the season and to gather for our favorite traditions. This is our first Christmas in our new home and …

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Our Christmas Home Tour from 2015

***THIS POST IS OUR HOLIDAY HOME TOUR FROM 2015** Please come back tomorrow for our Christmas Home Tour for 2016 *** 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 …

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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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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 in our last home. 1. …

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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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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 …

Scouting It Out {With My Sidekick}

  Last week Benjamin and I took a little walk to scout out a location for a family photo shoot I was doing.   Sometimes I don't realize how little time Kelly and I get alone with each of them. When we have that time alone with one of the children I love it.   I think you see more of who they REALLY are when they are alone with you.   I always walk away from times like this …

Miracles Do Exist

I am not one to read the directions or manuals for ANYTHING.  If I can't figure it out…I find someone that can.  I may have only married for this reason.  That and dishes up in really high cabinets.  Moving on…I need a man.  It is sad and pathetic, but I don't want to put furniture together, install software on my computer, figure out the espresso maker for the first time…you see where I am heading.  I am a directions loser.  …

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One Day Art Workshop in Round Top, Texas | Registration Open

The official launch date of my new book, The Painted Art Journal, was July 4th and we have been celebrating ever since. It has been the most amazing experience to see how you are connecting with the book and the impact it is having on your own story within your art! Your take on the projects is so inspiring! We are so excited to announce that we have some of the sweetest friends in Round Top, Texas and they have asked …

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Shop Sale! | Bags, Jewelry and More

We are getting ready for our next product launch and that means we have just marked down almost everything in our online shop!  We have marked down bags, jewelry and more. Some items have been marked down 50%. No coupon needed! Just come on over and everything is already marked down. We will launch our new products within the next few weeks and we can’t wait to show you the gorgeous artisan products that we have gathered.      

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Spring Cleaning | 30% Off Shop Sale

We are getting ready for all of our new spring goodies for the shop and we are doing a little bit of spring cleaning to make room! For the next 48 hours, you can get 30% off any one item in the shop! This is the most perfect time to get one of our art bags! Just use code SPRING30 at checkout! *This sale does not include online courses, workshops or gift cards.

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We ADORE You! | 30% Off Shop Sale

  We are so thankful for our all of the people that make our studio, creative network and shop a success. We absolutely adore you and appreciate each one of you so much! For the next 24 hours, we are offering 30% off any ONE item in our shop! That means art, jewelry, clothing, art supplies, BAGS…any one item! Use code ADOREU at checkout. Happy Valentine’s Day! Jeanne and Kelly *This sale does not apply to online courses

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New In The Shop!

I wanted to let you know that we have added some new artisan pieces to the shop. We are honored that potter Erin Clemmons has created gorgeous custom smudge pots and pendants just for us.  We also have fun leather cuffs that we found while we were in Joshua Tree a few weeks ago and jeweler Jodi Morris created the most beautiful skull necklaces for the shop. We also have three new leather earrings from Found Leather Goods. Come on …

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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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Building a Creatively Made Business LIVE Workshop | We Are Giving Away ONE Spot!

    THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED The winner of the one spot to my Building a Creatively Made Business LIVE workshop is… DECEMBER 5, 2017REPLY  Melinda Dennis When I was little I dreamed of being a singer. I was raised in a house always always swirling with song. I’d dress up with my older sister, so carefully put the album on the record player and twirl my mother’s scarf in a circle singing to Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire. …

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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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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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Look What We Found | A Few London and Caroline Art Bags

***Look What We Found a Few More of*** Welcome to our art bags the Caroline Art Bag and London Art Bag!  They are stunning! Each bag is made from four different vintage fabrics including 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 …

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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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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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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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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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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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Look What We Found | A Few London and Caroline Art Bags

***Look What We Found a Few More of*** Welcome to our art bags the Caroline Art Bag and London Art Bag!  They are stunning! Each bag is made from four different vintage fabrics including 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 …

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I kind of love Mother’s Day. I have another reason to remind my mom how much I love her and how much she did for us. Pretty much we are half way decent people because she was a rockstar…stuff like that. I also get to get treated like a queen myself for one magical day! Finding gifts for people I love is one of my favorite things and I have a drawer in my bedroom with little treasures I find …

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Brand New Mini Course |Instant Abstract + Frame

  It is Friday! That means the weekend and extra time and…   If you have been wanting a gorgeous abstract painting on that perfect wall in your home but don’t want to spend a ton of money you will love my news! When I first saw that Jennifer LeBrun O’Brien had painted her own piece for her gorgeous home and popular DIY and decor blog City Farmhouse (go right now if you haven’t ever checked her out) I asked …

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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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Our Christmas Home Tour from 2015

***THIS POST IS OUR HOLIDAY HOME TOUR FROM 2015** Please come back tomorrow for our Christmas Home Tour for 2016 *** 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 …

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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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Home for the Holidays SALE!

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 50% off discount for the next 48 hours. For the next 48 hours you can get this course for $34 (regularly $68)! This course is no longer live and is INSTANTLY …

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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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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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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Teen Boys and Men {that don’t feel last minute}

If you still have special people on your list and you haven’t been able to find that perfect gift for them I hope this list will help. I LOVE gift idea lists and I am hoping you do too! I wanted to start with the teen boys and men because they are harder for me to shop for (and maybe you feel the same).   1. Clarisonic for men.  Boys like to take care of their skin too and will …

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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 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 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 Friday Prompt! {brand new and sooo fun}

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 Piper Art Bag is Back in Stock!

Welcome to the Piper Art Bag! This bag was inspired by my The Living Studio series and retreats and the idea of not just creating in our studios but out in the world and creating around what inspires us. This art bag is made from brown linen, lined with cream ticking, has an adjustable strap, a large zippered pocket, cell phone pocket, an outside pocket for a ruler or larger paintbrushes, an open pocket for pencils etc., a buttoned pocket, …

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Extra Special Retreats Coming…

I love to travel, explore new parts of the world, try new foods, take in the local culture, take my time in an art museum and find the perfect place to create. Creating art and traveling has helped me to grow as an artist in ways I could have never imaged. Recently, one of my students was talking to a group of women and shared about my workshops. Her words made their way back to me and she later wrote …

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The Living Studio Along the Danube {Prague, Vienna, Budapest and more}

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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Is The World Your Studio? {a glimpse into Savannah}

A few years ago when I came up with the concept behind The Living Studio I had hopes of traveling with women, connecting with different cities and creating outside the studio. My heart’s desire was to encourage women to get out of their comfort zone and to implement daily practicing. I wanted us to become those we had maybe admired for years in the parks, museums, cafes.  To become those that were creating whenever the opportunity arose. As of this …

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Lost and Found: An Art Class Coming To Denver

Good Morning! I have another local art class that I get to share with you and that makes me giddy happy. This allows local girls and even girls from out of town to attend at an amazing price. I am honored to have been asked by Holly Kuhn of Old Glory Antiques to teach at the grand opening of their first Monthly Markets! I will be there on Thursday shopping because most of the coolest things in my home are …

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Just Dreaming About It Won’t Get You There

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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What Will Savannah Look Like? {Q&A}

Good Morning! We have had so many questions coming in about the brand new The Living Studio| Savannah, Georgia that I wanted to just take a moment to answer some questions. Please feel free to also ask questions on this post and I will answer as soon as possible. *Will there be structured classes? Absolutely!  This is a much more relaxed and free form retreat because of all of the exploring and art we make on site but we WILL …

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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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A Still Heart and Loud Laughter {Part Two}

I can often be heard saying that I feel peace in the country and alive in the city. I have had multiple international trips where I have purposely chosen to spend time in both the city and countryside…and the combo is magic! My trip began in Gardenstown, Scotland in a tiny fishing village by the sea. I shared a peek into my time in a previous post. When it was time to say goodbye to the sea and our cab …

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The Living Studio Along the Danube {Prague, Vienna, Budapest and more}

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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Is The World Your Studio? {a glimpse into Savannah}

A few years ago when I came up with the concept behind The Living Studio I had hopes of traveling with women, connecting with different cities and creating outside the studio. My heart’s desire was to encourage women to get out of their comfort zone and to implement daily practicing. I wanted us to become those we had maybe admired for years in the parks, museums, cafes.  To become those that were creating whenever the opportunity arose. As of this …

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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. 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 …

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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 …

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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:-) So, I knew my only choice was to get a good breakfast and pray. That is exactly what we did. The only place I knew I could get a gluten free and protein breakfast was at our …

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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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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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Creating Along The Water {Washington is good for your soul}

I recently returned from teaching at Nurture Your Creative Seed. This was the first retreat of Serena Berry {and I am sure so many more will be coming}. I came in a day early to play with my good friends Lissa and Kim. We ate our way through the city {the best way to see any city} and I always love seeing their sweet faces in person. Lots of laughter binds me to women and both of these ladies have …

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The Living Studio {City Art Walks Around The World}

Last fall as I was walking with Kelly through the Tuileries Gardens I instantly knew what kind of art retreat I wanted to create. I am not the person that dreams of having art retreats or had even been planning to ever create one. There are so many beautiful and amazing art retreats that it didn’t even seem necessary….until now! I wanted to do something different than anyone else I knew. The idea of creating art with you in Paris …

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I Had To Step Away {A Quick Roundup}

{All of the photos in this post are from my recent trip back to Montgomery, Alabama.  We walked through my old college and walked around my grandma’s neighborhood. Always beautiful} Early Friday morning I boarded a plane to Montgomery, Alabama for a memorial service. I was meeting my mom and most of her family to honor the life of my step-grandfather. My grandmother, Jeanne Shaffer, passed away almost 6 years ago and she was really the one that made sure …

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My Cup Runneth Over {the perfect break at the perfect time}

My Grandma Jeanne would look around the room at her large family, raise her glass, smile and then say, “My cup runneth over”. That is all she needed to say. We knew exactly what she meant and we felt the same thing. It was an abundance of heart and love. It was that overflowing abundance that is often very hard to put into words. I find myself saying my grandma’s sweet words more and more. We have been working so …

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Being In The Moment {Instagram, Paris and Normandy}

While I was in Paris and Normandy I found myself reaching for my iPhone more and more. With my camera phone, Instagram, fun filters and editing it is so easy to capture moments and love the results. I find that my kids smile more with the camera phone, I can take photos of myself and friends with ease and I catch the little moments more. I just find that images are captured that truly show us in the moment…and I …

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All Kinds of Good Stuff

It is that time of year again! It is our annual PRINT SALE! This only happens once a year and it is big! All prints are 50% off for this week only. (and this price includes shipping too) Amazing price and a good time to stock up for Christmas, birthday presents and yourself:-) Go HERE to see the prints and all prices have already been adjusted. This is for this week only and we won’t have this sale again until …

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Paris {Day Two}

I thought going to bed with the windows open and listening to the sound of the busy cafes below was pure music…. Waking up to the sound of the street coming alive was even better. As we were getting ready for our day we could hear the streets being swept, carts being rolled out, children going to school and Rue Cler coming alive. As we walked out of our hotel we passed open shops and street vendors ready for their …

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Paris {Day One}

When you touch down in another country you are most likely dealing with exhaustion, excitement and coffee shakes all at the same time. You may also be walking around in a state of tired delusion. That was us the first day. We flew through the night and landed at 8am Paris time. We dropped our bags off at our sweet hotel on Rue Cler and headed out. Kelly had never been to Paris before so our first stop was the …

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Easy Instagram Tips {filters and so much more}

I love my Canon 5D Mark ii. I really do. I have been cheating on it for awhile now though and I am not ashamed. I use the inferior camera on my iphone everyday and I use Instagram to document our days. It is not just the ease of Instagram that has me hooked but all the awesome apps that you can purchase to instantly change your photos. That whole instant thing is pretty fun and convenient. I thought before …

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