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

As we begin 2021 we want to offer a simple way to gather others that want to start the New Year with intention. With the division of this past year, financial uncertainty for many, and the reality of so many unknowns, I know that this time instead of feeling hopeful for the new year and what’s to come may feel more like the in-between. The waiting period. There were so many unexpected moments in my own life and business this …

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The Jeanne Oliver Podcast Episode Thirty Two | A House God is Building with Meshali Mitchell

    In this episode, I am talking with world-renowned photographer Meshali Mitchell. Meshali first caught my attention with the 1886 Texas farmhouse she is bringing back to life, her words of encouragement and hope that she lavishly shares and her portrait photography. Each time I came across her feed it stopped me in my tracks for the life that was coming from her words and actions. Her heart for Jesus and others is palpable.       Arkansas native, …

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

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

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

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

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Be Your Own Santa!

    It can be so easy to shop for those we have the same in common with but sometimes there are others that we love so much but shopping for them is just plain hard. You want to do something nice for someone you care about but you also want to give them something they will LOVE and USE! If you have a creative in your life (or someone that WANTS to learn to create) give them a JO …

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The Jeanne Oliver Podcast Episode Thirty One | A Colorful Life with Sabrina Ward Harrison

    In this episode I am talking with artist and author Sabrina Ward Harrison. Sabrina is a poet, truth spiller, color collector, gentle guide, artist in many forms, and seer of beauty all around. During this episode we talk about Sabrina’s early years and being seen, her creative process, her well recognized hand lettering and how that was born, and what she thinks is the super power of creatives during this difficult time.     Sabrina Ward Harrison is …

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A Moment of Quiet

| Matches  |  Notepad  |  Mug  | Sage  | Blanket | “It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready” said Sarah Kay, poet and teller of the hard truth of the cold end of the year.  Do you feel that?  Like time is running out before you’ve had time to check the time?  I’ve found that during this season, finding time for myself, time to breath, is maybe more important than ever.  But I’ve also found that carving …

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The Highest Praise and Support For Our Teachers!

  Each year we have the privilege to collaborate with so many talented and hard working artists! This year we had 24 guest artists on our creative network and two guest artists in my studio! We would never have the variety of online courses on our network without the talent of so many different creatives! I want to take a moment to thank each of them again and to also share with you what they are doing right now. It …

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Paint Splattered Gift Wrapping

Today I wanted to share another gift wrapping idea. This won’t come as a surprise to you but I threw some paint on mine:-) I got the boxes, ribbons, bells and animal ornaments from Target and then with three different paintbrush sizes I splattered white craft paint onto the packages. I think wrapping for our family is almost as much fun as finding the gift. Whatever is easy, affordable and fun is the perfect way to wrap all of your …

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Rhythms + Rituals | A New FREE Series

As we make our way closer to 2021 we want to offer a simple way to gather others that want to start the New Year with intention. With the division of this past year, financial uncertainty for many, and the reality of so many unknowns, I know that this time instead of feeling hopeful for the new year and what’s to come may feel more like the in-between. The waiting period. There were so many unexpected moments in my own …

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Christmas Stove Top Potpourri

  With simple ingredients (that you most likely already have on hand) you can create an easy and amazing smelling stove top potpourri. Try adding sage, thyme, coriander or other herbs and spices that you love too. Don’t save this idea just for the holidays.  Change the scents throughout the year.      

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Guest Baskets | Loving on those that stay with you

    Opening our doors and loving on those in our lives is such a sweet gift. The more I gather the more I learn how important it is and that so many just want to be invited. Invited into community, authentic relationship, and the joy that comes from that. The holidays are right around the corner and one thing we do in our home for company is to place a guest basket in the room where they are staying. …

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The Jeanne Oliver Podcast Episode Thirty | In the Studio with Ardith Goodwin

    In this episode Jeanne is talking with fine artist Ardith Goodwin. Ardith’s distinct style, work that seems to contain fragments of lines and color much like stained glass and the authentic way she connects with her collectors and students online has set her apart. During this episode they talk about the impact of COVID on the art world, the balance between art and business, how daily rhythms and rituals impact the work and walking out new projects during …

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Last Days for Holiday Delivery

We have loved wrapping up so many special artisan products from our shop for you! Just a reminder that tomorrow night (December 8th @ 10pm MT) is the last day we can guarantee Christmas delivery. Each item will come beautifully wrapped and ready to give (or keep for yourself).   Give the gift of creativity!     Give my book, The Painted Art Journal! Shop all of our gallery wrapped canvases HERE   Shop our artist supplies + necessities HERE …

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Holiday Housewalk 2020 | The Foraged Home

  I don’t know where your heart is right now with preparing for the holidays. Does it feel too much, like a burden, are you excited, did you decorate weeks ago, is this time of the year bringing you joy and excitement for a new year? Are you somewhere in-between? Almost our whole family got sick with Covid last month and even though our symptoms were mild it took us weeks to feel back to normal. I was worried that …

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Hot Toddy Kits | Easy Gift Giving

  We are surrounded by some pretty incredible neighbors but with all of the acreage between our homes, you have to go out of your way to connect and to see one another. That is probably why we are all out here and I would guess that most of us out here like having that privacy. Can you say introverts unite?  Each year we put together these hot toddy kits and our neighbors LOVE them! This has now become a …

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Give the Gift of Creativity! | You Can Gift ANY Course

  You have been asking how to gift an online course that you love or that you think someone else will love! Thank you for letting us know that we needed to make this easier! You can now gift ANY course on our site and they don’t even have to have an account with us! We are so excited to make this available! You can even choose when they receive it! Gift giving made easy and meaningful!       …

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Eco-Friendly Christmas Wrapping

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

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Holiday Shopping Guide 2020 | Support Small Businesses

I have watched with awe and pure respect as so many small business owners have worked harder than ever this year to save, sustain or grow their businesses. Each birthday gift I purchase, teacher we want to thank, or Christmas gift I wrap each year…it is with great intention to try to support another small business in the process. This year this simple act is more important than ever before! I do not want to see a world without the …

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The Jeanne Oliver Podcast Episode Twenty Nine | At Home with the Nester

    In this episode, I am talking with Myquillyn Smith. She is a lover of all things home, her mantra is “it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful” and she loves to help others live well in their homes too. I can’t forget that she is also a Wall Street Journal and New Your Times best selling author. Her press is long and her heart is totally about helping other home makers connect with the space they …

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Instant Access | Land + Sky with Rebecca Sower

Have you ever met a creative that seems to make like others seems to breath? The kind of deep ease of creating that welcomes others around them to draw closer and remind them that creating is for them too. That is what I instantly think of when I think of Rebecca Sower. I have known of Rebecca and her work since the beginning of my own reentry into creating and she naturally grows and changes as the years go by …

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Home For The Holidays | Get Your Free Course

  One of our most popular online courses is Creatively Made Home | Home for the Holidays. This three-part course is all about the heart of home and how to make the holidays all about the people you love. During this time of year, we usually offer Home For The Holidays at a discount but this year is so different and home means more than ever so… This year we want to give it away for FREE over the next …

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The Leave of Absence | A Late Fall Cocktail

    This fall cocktail was created by our team member Diane Reeves! Here is a recipe for a slightly citrus-y and a little cider-y drink to help you have a mini escape, a “leave of absence”. We all have cause for a little furlough in our schedules, the need for a moment of calm, and I find the mixing of a cocktail to be a perfect little respite. And for the Fall season, the flavors in this drink emulate …

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Instant Access | Uniquely You Abstracts with Tammy Staab

There is something so dreamy about abstracts and the unexpected stories they tell. The biggest hurdle in abstracts is starting with play but knowing when to get intentional with your marks and compositions. Tammy Staab has a brand new course on our creative network and with her brilliant guidance you will learn about composition, color palettes, when to play and when to calm your piece down with intention. Tammy’s work is inspired by her proximity to the ocean and her …

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The Christmas Collective | Get Your Free Ticket

Since everyone is putting up their Christmas trees early we might as well get our hearts ready too! Melissa AuClair has created a FREE holiday series with so much inspiration and encouragement for this time! It begins today! I am so honored to be included and to share a little bit about how we decorate for Christmas but more about the power of opening up our homes to others. It may look way different this year but that is just …