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The Creative Side Hustle | 10 Places to Sell From Etsy to Art Markets

I get asked all of the time how I started our business. I started on ETSY and markets! Everything has grown from there! That is why I am so excited to share this! If you have a beautiful idea but you don’t know where to offer it I hope you will check this out!   My good friend, Andrea Garvey, has just released her Creative Side Hustle course, “10 places to sell from Etsy to Art Markets”. She will guide …

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Heading to Round Top, Texas | My Favorites

  I have been enjoying the spring and fall antiques shows in Round Top, Texas for the past five years. This show has been going on for fifty years so I am definitely a newbie! I have also been blessed to have book signings, teach a live art workshop and also speak at The Gathering in Round Top. I have so many sweet memories with family and friends and I hope to continue going year after year.  Each time I …

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An Artist Studio | With Jeanne Oliver

    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! I will kick off the series and then each month a different artist will welcome us into their …

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The Jeanne Oliver Podcast Episode Forty Two | Motherhood and Creativity with Miriam Schulman

    In this episode, Jeanne is talking with artist, author, and mentor Miriam Schulman. Her podcast, The Inspiration Place, is on the top 1% of all podcasts globally and is listened to in over 40 countries. In this episode, Miriam talks about the positive impact that motherhood has had on her as a woman, an artist and business owner.     Miriam Schulman is an artist, author and founder of The Inspiration Place and The Artists Incubator Coaching Program where she helps artists …

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One-On-One Consulting | Sessions Open For 2022

One-on-one business consults is one of my favorite ways to connect with business owners! I have watched businesses be transformed during this time together. Whether you want to meet face-to-face or live on zoom we have options for both. I know what it is like to just need another opinion, to brainstorm new ideas or to have someone with experience help make a plan to move forward with confidence. I understand how it feels to be in the trenches of …

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The Art of Gathering | A Live Business Workshop

Over the past 14 + years we have gathered others through live workshops here in the United States and abroad. Whether we have been leading a group making art along the Seine, taking a bike ride through the vineyards of Austria, baking croissants in Paris or opening the doors to our own home, land and studio…gathering has been at the heart of our business and life. We started workshops very simply in local shops and by moving furniture around in …

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Live Workshops Here in the United States | Fall 2021

The live workshops here at our home, land and studio ended a few months ago, so I have rounded up a list of live workshops here in the United States if you are deeply desiring creating with others.   There is so much magic in coming together in community! If you are able to gather with others I hope you will find a workshop that is perfect for you!   *Please note that we asked our community for live workshops …

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Meet Our Sponsors | Creatively Made Business

  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 have been able to thrive because of their support system. I always remind people that in life and business…we cannot do it alone. …

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An Artist in Florence | With Melissa McArdle

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 …

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The Art of Gathering | Instant Access

Over the past 13 + years we have gathered others through live workshops here in the United States and abroad. Whether we have been leading a group making art along the Seine, taking a bike ride through the vineyards of Austria, baking croissants in Paris or opening the doors to our own home, land and studio…gathering has been at the heart of our business and life. We started workshops very simply in local shops and by moving furniture around in …

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The Atelier with Marian Parsons | Registration Open

The eye of the creative is one of the most beautiful gifts to ourselves and others. I have been an admirer and now a friend of Marian Parsons (Miss Mustard Seed) for many years. Whether she is designing a home, refurnishing furniture or painting a landscape…how she SEES the world and then shares it is one of her most beautiful gifts. I am so honored to share with you that Marian has created her first online art course for our …

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The Art of Gathering | Creating Live Workshops

Over the past 13 + years we have gathered others through live workshops here in the United States and abroad. Whether we have been leading a group making art along the Seine, taking a bike ride through the vineyards of Austria, baking croissants in Paris or opening the doors to our own home, land and studio…gathering has been at the heart of our business and life. We started workshops very simply in local shops and by moving furniture around in …

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Come to our LAST live Creatively Made Business Workshop | A Few Spots Left!

Gathering other small business owners together to create community, clarify their message and leave with a plan has been one of the highlights of my life. The women, the businesses, the dreams, the struggles, the connections and how they left ON FIRE! I have watched them each show up in their businesses in powerful ways since the workshops and registration is now open for the last live Creatively Made Business workshop.   Will you join us? Registration is now open and …

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Proof of Life | Journal Entry No. 04

Proof of Life Journal Entry No. 04 Welcome to the Proof of Life journal entry series. Writing more in general, and specifically with you, is something I hope to continue throughout the year. Like many of you, life has become clearer over the past year and there are many things I have dropped along the way that I deeply desire to pick back up. In turn, there are things I never want to pick up again. From the very beginning, …

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The Roundup | Beauty Found on the Internet this Week!

I am constantly in awe of the beauty that is there if you have your eyes open to it. Sometimes it will be the little things like the sweet change of season happening here in Colorado, the smell of the plants at the nursery this time of year when everyone is beyond ready to play in the garden, the piano being played in our home, an unexpected gift from a friend and even beauty found on the internet given by …

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Creativity Calling | The Lovely Life with Trina McNeilly

    I was recently interviewed by my friend Trina McNeilly (author of the amazing book LaLa Lovely) for her podcast The Lovely Life and the podcast episode was just released!       Episode Notes In this week’s episode of the Lovely Life, Trina hangs out with Jeanne Oliver- painter, podcaster and creative connoisseur. Jeanne shares her journey through discovering her creativity and finding ways to share that with other people. She has created an online platform that provides …

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French Picnic Baskets | Shopping Guide

    Thank you for the beautiful response to the French Picnic Basket video! I loved all of the comments, emails and private messages about the video and also your memories of being at one of our live workshops and enjoying the picnic yourself. Knowing how much beauty means to you always inspires me to never be ashamed that I love things a certain way and it is one of the ways I show how much I care about you …

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Start Where You Are With What You Have | The Art of Gathering

  Over the past 13 + years we have gathered others through live workshops here in the United States and abroad. Whether we have been leading a group making art along the Seine, taking a bike ride through the vineyards of Austria, baking croissants in Paris or opening the doors to our own home, land and studio…gathering has been at the heart of our business and life. We started workshops very simply in local shops and by moving furniture around …

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How We Started Live Workshops | The Art of Gathering

This post was originally shared on May 29, 2013. I never want you to look at where we are now with our business, art or live workshop etc. and not see where we started. I am the biggest believer in starting where we are with what we have! I KNOW that has been the “secret” to growing my gifts, art, and business and it the “secret” to growing yours!     This post was originally shared on May 29, 2013. …

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To Make | A Macramé Workshop begins on Friday!

Simple tools and supplies that turn into something extraordinary is really the sweetest gift of being a maker. Seeing what can be instead of what is!  As we have built this network it has always been my dream to bring in artists of all kinds. This year I am so excited for the new kinds of art, lifestyle and business workshops that we will have the joy of offering. Offering more in the fiber arts is a dream come true. …

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Make the Ordinary Beautiful | Watch the Video

  Join me in this next video where I talk about little ways to bring beauty to the ordinary in a live workshop.   I am loving hearing from you in the comments and all of your excitement and feedback about our previous videos about our French Picnic Baskets and our Live Workshop Checklists.     Over the past 13 + years we have gathered others through live workshops here in the United States and abroad. Whether we have been …

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Live Workshop Checklists | Video + Ebook

  Have you ever been to a restaurant and the ambiance was perfection, the candle on the table was flickering, the music was just right, the waiter suggested the best bottle of wine and the food was so good that you savored each bite? Have you ever then gone back to that same restaurant expectant of a special evening and everything from start to finish felt off and as if you had stepped into a different space than your previous …

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The Jeanne Oliver Podcast Episode Thirty Eight | Leading your Team with Kristina Pfeil

    In this episode Jeanne is talking with human resources expert Kristina M. Pfeil. They are talking about hiring, firing, leading well, how to recover from mistakes and how to encourage your team. Whether you lead a team of one or 100 you will walk away with new ideas how to lead with more confidence.     Kristina M. Pfeil, MBA is a 30-year HR professional based in Seattle, Washington. While she makes a living in the business world, …

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Instant Access | Gathered Inspiration Boards with Jeanne Oliver

I am a gatherer. I gather vintage papers, photographs, leftover bits of my own work, words from magazines, color palettes that inspire, foraged finds and composition ideas wherever I can find them. I often use these gathered pieces in my new works but first they often find themselves layered on my studio wall. With simple artist’s tape I begin layering all of the little bits of beauty that I have found. This is how I document ideas, new classes, the …