View Post

An Artist Studio | with Nathifa Sligh

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

View Post

The Jeanne Oliver Podcast Episode Fifty Five | Ignite the World Around You with Jessi Green

  In this episode Jeanne is talking with revivalist, visionary, creative, and author Jessi Green. Jessi’s hope is to show you how to live with passion, really follow Jesus and to ignite the world around you. This conversation talks about how to encourage others to make their day-to-day life an offering.       Jessi was born and raised on Long Island, NY. In 2007 she moved to Manhattan and worked in the nightclub industry as a doorman and nightclub …

View Post

An Artist in Bellagio | with Jeanne Oliver

In 2018 I knew that 2019 was going to be the last year I led overseas art workshops for the foreseeable future. As much as I loved gathering, teaching and traveling it was the most deep knowing that it was time and I had complete peace about my decision. Then 2020 changed all of our worlds and I was not only grateful that I didn’t have scheduled trips to cancel but it also was a reminder how much I had …

View Post

Foraged + Found with Auria Bohn | Registration Open

The artist that sees their own world with inquisitive eyes is so inspiring. The gatherer, the maker, the inventor and the one that takes what is around them and uses that beauty to interpret their own art. This kind of artist is truly Auria Bohn from Tuscany. Whether she is making her own ink, charcoal from grapevines, foraging the hills of Tuscany or getting her hands messy in the studio…her eyes are open to the world around her! It is …

View Post

September Round-Up | Free Beauty Found on the Internet

I am constantly in awe of the beauty that is all around me if I have my eyes open to it. Sometimes I find it weeding my late summer garden, watching my studio filled with women creating, watching our oldest get ready to walk out what is next for him, having a facetime movie night with Maddy while she is at college, first signs of fall on our land, how Kelly loves our children or taking the time to eat …

View Post

Playful Alcohol Ink Abstracts with Nathifa Sligh | Instant Access

We are excited to announce that we have a brand new  MINI COURSE Join Nathifa Sligh for the most fun and colorful alcohol ink course! Nathifa is an incredible teacher and has the most wonderful way of breaking down any process. Whether she is sharing her thoughts on creativity, encouraging those around her or teaching art techniques…her heart is that you MAKE. This course will be two hours or less and focus on specific techniques with a price that we …

View Post

September Course Special | Foraged Landscapes with Kristy Kensigner

This month we offered another free art lesson and it was for Natural Pigment Making from the course Foraged Landscapes with Kristy Kensinger.       For the month of September, you can get Foraged Landscapes for 50% off with the code FORAGED50 at checkout. The natural world allows us to connect to ourselves and our surroundings. Being part of nature has a way of heightening your senses and allowing you to be fully immersed in the present moment. By …

View Post

Free Art Video | Natural Pigment Making with Kristy Kensinger

This is a free art video with Kristy Kensinger taken from her course Foraged Landscapes and includes three lessons videos with 24 minutes of content. Walk through the process of making your own natural pigment acrylics, oils, watercolors, and pastels. We will grind, sift, and mix our own pigments from scratch using recipes as a guide. Simple ingredients such as oil, honey, water, gum arabic, and clove or wintergreen oil are great bases and binders for your pigments giving them …

View Post

Book of Soul with Erin Faith Allen | Instant Access

As I was growing up I dreamed of being an archeologist. I had a deep love of history, stories, and the idea of uncovering what was hidden. It was not until I was a working artist that I found it surprising that so many of the other artists that I admired also had this same dream as a child. I find it beautiful to realize that so many of the artists that I connect with create work with layers, stories …

View Post

Diane Reeves New Gallery Show | Your Family is So Big

Many of you love our team member Diane Reeves from either coming to a live workshop here at our studio, taking her online course Line and Form or watching her An Artist Studio video.  We wanted to share the beautiful news that Diane has a brand new body of work that she will be sharing at Surface Gallery beginning this Friday night. If you are near Colorado Springs you must take the time to see her brilliant new work and …

View Post

Wanderlust 2023 | I am Back as a Guest Teacher!

      Do you want the most powerful tool to help you practice art regularly whilst learning all about supplies and techniques through step-by-step videos? Do you want to finally unlock your full artistic potential? Do you want your art practice to feel truly freeing and joyful, rather than limited and rigid? Do you want to start using the supplies that you’ve collected but never used to their full potential? Do you long for connection with people who share your desire for self-expression? Do you want to get to …

View Post

Back to School 72 Hour Sale | 40% Off One Course

       For the next 72 hours we are having a back to school sale! Take 40% off one online course* and use code: CREATIVE   As the temperatures change and kids/grandkids are heading back to school we hope this sale allows you to connect with your creativity, find rest among the chaos, be present in your space and to remember how healing art is in our day to day life!       Sale Details Code does not …

View Post

Brand New Watercolor, Tempura, Oil and Pigment Sets in the Shop!

We have slowly been adding to our stock of European art supplies from Wallace Seymour. We are the US distributor and we have been so honored to offer you the ancient drawing blocks and custom made pigment cigars. Your response to them has been incredible. I am excited to announce that I have curated eight vintage mineral watercolor sets based upon some of my favorite travel locations. We are now also offering pigment, oil, and tempura sets! The quality is …

View Post

Take a Joyride | Electra Bike Giveaway

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED* I am so happy to announce the winners of the @electra_bicycle and basket/bell from @toteandkarishop! The winners are @ginapierce and @oxfordcomma.etc. Thank you to everyone that entered here on our blog, on Facebook and Instagram. We had the most fun as a team reading your stories! It brought US so much joy!   Joyride Bike Giveaway! Whether it is someone we know personally or someone that reaches out to share privately with me online…many are struggling right now. After one such correspondence …

View Post

Foraged and Found with Auria Bohn | Registration Open

The artist that sees their own world with inquisitive eyes is so inspiring. The gatherer, the maker, the inventor and the one that takes what is around them and uses that beauty to interpret their own art. This kind of artist is truly Auria Bohn from Tuscany. Whether she is making her own ink, charcoal from grapevines, foraging the hills of Tuscany or getting her hands messy in the studio…her eyes are open to the world around her! It is …

View Post

August Round-Up | Free Beauty Found on the Internet

I am constantly in awe of the beauty that is all around me if I have my eyes open to it. Sometimes I find it while driving on country roads, the creativity of a friend, laughter with old friends, the last sentence of a book, making art under oak trees, watching others walk into their purpose, dancing at a wedding, praying in the garden and even ugly crying when we said goodbye to Madolyn at college. Sometimes I even find …

View Post

Middle Makers with Sheila Atchley | Instant Access!

I am thrilled to offer you a course that will feel like you are sitting down with a sweet friend. A course that will speak into your life and remind you of your worth and creative future. If you have found yourself dragging your feet when it comes to your creativity in the midst of a distracted life, I hope you will join the newest course by Sheila Atchley. Think of this course as your outline for honoring beauty and …

View Post

Playful Alcohol Ink Abstracts with Nathifa Sligh | Instant Access

We are excited to announce that we have a brand new  MINI COURSE Join Nathifa Sligh for the most fun and colorful alcohol ink course! Nathifa is an incredible teacher and has the most wonderful way of breaking down any process. Whether she is sharing her thoughts on creativity, encouraging those around her or teaching art techniques…her heart is that you MAKE. This course will be two hours or less and focus on specific techniques with a price that we …

View Post

Free Art Video | Creative Stitching with Melissa Fink

This is a free art video with Melissa Fink taken from her course Beneath the Surface and includes 17 minutes of content. Using art pieces previously created along with different types of threads, you will begin by marking areas you would love to highlight, choose color threads, and begin stitching. It’s that easy! Come and get your free art lesson HERE.     The video lesson is free but you still need to be logged into your account on jeanneoliver.com …

View Post

Book of Soul with Erin Faith Allen | Registration Open

As I was growing up I dreamed of being an archeologist. I had a deep love of history, stories, and the idea of uncovering what was hidden. It was not until I was a working artist that I found it surprising that so many of the other artists that I admired also had this same dream as a child. I find it beautiful to realize that so many of the artists that I connect with create work with layers, stories …

View Post

I Am Teaching In Italy NEXT Fall | Get On The First To Know List

  I have been (impatiently) keeping a beautiful secret. I am so giddy excited to share that I have been invited by Daune of The Cottage Table Experience to teach along side Stephanie Lee next fall in Tuscany. Registration will not open until next month but Daune has opened a First to Know list and if you are on this list you will get registration information before anyone else! I am really excited to be back teaching live overseas workshops …

View Post

An Artist Studio | With Jan McCarthy

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

View Post

Print and Paint with Stephanie Lee | Instant Access

We are excited to announce that we have a brand new offering of MINI COURSES! Each course will be two hours or less and focus on specific techniques with a price that we KNOW  you will LOVE! We want to see you MAKE and CREATE and PLAY! The first artist in this new offering is the well loved and prolific Stephanie Lee! We knew she would be the perfect artist to kick off the mini courses! There will be four …

View Post

July Round-Up | Free Beauty Found on the Internet

I am constantly in awe of the beauty that is all around me if I have my eyes open to it. Sometimes I find it pulling weeds early in the morning when the air is still cool, having morning tea with our oldest, savoring last moments before Maddy heads back to college, having to laugh when my dinner is a flop, voice texts from friends I am missing desperately, paint on my hands and new ideas that come from that. …

View Post

Beach Cottage Chronicles | Alexis Garrett Featured

  For those of you that have been here for awhile you will have heard about my friend and cherished friendship with Alexis Garrett. We met over 13 years ago on a trip to France. I have always teased that she was the most precious treasure I brought back from that adventure. We have traveled the world together ever since, spent time with each other’s family, I laugh harder with her than anyone in the world, create art together, each …