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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 …

Is It You?

I bet you thought I forgot? I almost did:-) The winner of the Studying Under the Masters III giveaway is… michelletempletonart commented: February 23, 2015 at 4:16 pm (Edit) I am inspired by all the artists and makers who are balancing motherhood with their creative practice. I’m already registered for this and really looking forward to it!   Congratulations! Please email us at jeanneoliverdesigns@gmail.com and we will get your goodies out to you. **The winnings must be claimed by March …

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Guess Who Is Teaching a One Day Denver Workshop?

You girls close to Denver are just about to make your summer WAY more fun! This August I am hosting one of my closest friends and artist extraordinaire for a one day workshop in Denver! Join Danielle Donaldson in one of the most inspiring spaces and learn how to make the cover image of her new book Creative Girl: Mixed Media Techniques for an Artful Life. This class has not been taught any place else and you will not only …

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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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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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You+Me+Art=Next Weekend?

For all of you that have been asking for a local Colorado art class I am excited to share this! I will be teaching at the Vintage Whites Market on January 10, 2015. Join me for one day as we bring your stories to life through sketching, charcoal, acrylic paints, vintage book covers and words. We will create multiple pieces of art through creative exercises using charcoal, mark making and paint. We will be bringing your treasures, collections and words …

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I Am Teaching At The Vintage Whites Market {this is for you Colorado girls}

For all of you that have been asking for a local Colorado art class I am excited to share this! I will be teaching at the Vintage Whites Market on January 10, 2015. Join me for one day as we bring your stories to life through sketching, charcoal, acrylic paints, vintage book covers and words. We will create multiple pieces of art through creative exercises using charcoal, mark making and paint. We will be bringing your treasures, collections and words …

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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 First The Living Studio {Lake Como}

I am back from the first The Living Studio and I am feeling tired, blessed and changed. I am also a little sick but that will pass:-) I had dreamed of traveling with other creative people to beautiful and interesting places near and far. My desire was to get out of our comfort zone and create not just in a studio but out where life is really lived I wanted to see people capturing their experiences with their art supplies …

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Join Me In California {a few spots left}

I just got back from teaching in Italy and I can’t wait to tell you all about it and share some photos with you too! Being able to bring The Living Studio to life in Italy was a dream come true and I can’t wait to offer this experience in other parts of the country and world. I am hoping to get an Italy post up by Wednesday. I wanted to let you know that I will be in California …

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An Artsy Weekend {with me}

While my children are still younger I only travel to teach four times a year. It is a real treat for me to teach in person and not only online (which I love, love, love). I love getting to know each woman, creating with her and connecting in a way that is only possible at a retreat. I will be teaching for TWO DAYS in Draper, Utah this June! We will be “painting” with Stabilo marks all pencils, creating vintage …

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Intimate Art Class With Katie Kendrick {be my guest}

****class update**** The class is now full.  If you would like to be on the wait list please email me jeanneoli@hotmail.com ****** {all art is property of Katie Kendrick} I have had a hard time keeping this exciting news to myself. Within this past year I have been introduced to the mixed media artist Katie Kendrick. I love her style and I can relate to many of her creative processes. I only read her blog a few months ago and …

Affaire At Tiffany’s

  I am so excited to tell you about an event that I will be teaching at in May, 2012! Registration begins November 6 and you will NOT want to miss it! I hope to see you there. ******************************************************************     Kim Caldwell of Artistic Bliss Designs commemorates her 5th year of hosting exciting themed art events on the gorgeous Southern California West Coast with another blissful retreat, An Affaire at Tiffany’s. The famed Hollywood film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, just on the heels of its 50th Anniversary couldn’t be …

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Local Class {Mixed Media}

I wanted to let you know that I will be teaching a mixed media class on August 14 in Colorado Springs. It will be a three hour class with everything provided and you will go home with a completed piece on canvas. I will be teaching how to make my girls and even if you have never painted before I promise that I always give step by step instructions and make it easy to follow along. If you are interested …

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Art Night at The Barn

I have not been posting lately. Heck…I haven’t been cleaning, cooking, doing laundry, reading, seeing friends, playing with my children…. I was sick for 10 days!  10 DAYS!!! I still have a cold and cough hanging on but because I can actually get out of bed I am not feeling sick anymore. If you have ever wondered what your house would look like if you were not able to pick it up for 10 days…let me tell you that it …

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Art Night at The Barn

I am so excited to be offering a LOCAL art class. I am hoping that this will be the first of many that I can offer in Castle Rock and the surrounding areas. Grab a girlfriend and meet me at The Barn {yes, my favorite vintage shopping place} for a fun night making art and learning new mixed media tips. If you are local you can pay at The Barn or email me at Jeanneoli@hotmail.com to pay by Paypal.

Silver Bella

  (One of the Bella's box of pretties) A year ago I read beautiful accounts across the blog world talking about Silver Bella and the creative experience they had. The photos were gorgeous and it sounded like the most incredible party of glittery fun! I signed up as soon as registration opened more than 10 months ago.   (Gorgeous vintage items from Heather of Speckled Egg) I came with little idea what this would REALLY all be like. Keep in …

Silver Bella Sneak Peek Part II

It is 1 am and I am trying to wrap up some last minute projects for Silver Bella. I have tomorrow to finish and get packed. Thursday morning (early) I will head out for my 10 hour drive to Omaha….what was I thinking??? Airplane….ship my items…..think rationally….. I signed up for an art swap months ago.  MONTHS. Do you want to know when I started this lovely project that requires me to make 13…….two days ago. That's right….procrastination. I make …

Silver Bella Sneak Peek Part I

I am really excited to attend Silver Bella this year. This will be my first time and I am looking forward to the art swap I am a part of, the workshops and meeting so many talented girls. I will also be selling at vendor night. I will have all of the things in my shop and I will also have some new items.  I didn't make as many things as I had hoped to but I am loving what …

Brave Girls Camp

This is a hard post to write because there is so much in my heart that I will never be able to express to you. I got home Saturday evening and every time I talk about the week I get tears in my eyes. It was just amazing. I will try to tell you little bits and pieces throughout the week and hope you get a GLIMPSE into the beauty of Brave Girls. I flew in Tuesday evening and met …

Silver Bella

Last year I remember reading blog after blog talking about the amazing time they had at Silver Bella.  I looked at all the incredible art they created and envied the time they had with other creative women.  I can't explain how I feel when I am around other creative women…it truly nourishes my soul.  This year I was not going to miss this amazing opportunity.  I sat at my computer….7:55….7:58…..7:59….8:00…..register!  My husband looked at me a little crazy because I almost …