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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, 2011 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 …

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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 …