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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 …

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The Thriving Christian Artist Conference | I am a speaker!

  I am excited to tell you that I will be one of the speakers for The Thriving Christian Artist Conference this March 5-6, 2021. This is usually a live event but Matt Tommey is making this available as an incredible virtual event! I will be talking about defining your success, what that looks like, how to walk it out and how to make sure that you are using your gifts to not only have a thriving business but a …

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Creatively Made Business Begins on Monday! Final Early Registration Pricing

  The next session of Creatively Made Business will begin on February 15th and you can still get the early registration pricing! On the 15th at 6am MT the price will go to $595!   For all of the dreamers, creators, and builders out there…this is for you! Come into our studio and take a seat because we are about to share everything we have learned to build a strong, sustainable and scaleable business. Ready to change your life and …

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One-On-One Business Consulting | Now Available

While we were writing, creating and filming our online business course, Creatively Made Business, there were many things that needed to be put on hold to accomplish such a huge project and one-on-one consulting was one of them. Now that the course is about to begin its third session (yippee) I have the breathing room to open up a small amount of consults each month. One-on-one business consults is one of my favorite ways to connect with business owners and …

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Early Registration JUST Opened for Creatively Made Business

  Early registration JUST opened for the next session of Creatively Made Business that will begin on February 15, 2021.   For all of the dreamers, creators, and builders out there…this is for you! Come into our studio and take a seat because we are about to share everything we have learned to build a strong, sustainable and scaleable business. Ready to change your life and business?     How could your life and business be transformed by straight forward …

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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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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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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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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 Eight | Your Brand with Sandy Shaw

    Welcome to season two of The Jeanne Oliver Podcast. In this episode I am is talking with brand strategist, website designer and founder of BrandifyHQ, Sandy Shaw. So often we have a beautiful product, service or experience but we feel stuck why we are not able to connect to the customers that we know our product is made for. If you want to get clear about your product, your customers and to make sure that what you put …

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13th Year In Business Anniversary Sale! | 40% Off One Course!

    Thirteen years ago I had a one, five and seven year old and once they were in bed each night I would create until the early hours in the morning. I look back now on those nights and know that those hours to myself to create and finding time no matter the exhaustion the next day was what brought my creativity back to life. It all started with home, gathering, making handmade journals, and altered letters and frames. …

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Creating Intention in Your Home Office

    | Blackwing pencils | Ash Candle | Pottery | Big Idea Book |   Most of us are working from home more than we have in the past. For others maybe you have always worked from home (like us) but you are noticing that your working space does not have the care put into it that you pour into other areas of your home. I am definitely impacted by my surroundings and when my space feels cluttered, haphazard …

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Top 6 Technology and Social Media Tips | For Creating Balance in Home and Business

  When you are a stay at home mom, homeschooler and entrepreneur with a home office… your worlds start to collide. There are days that without everything right here at home I know I wouldn’t be able to do all that we get accomplished. Then there are the days when everything coming at me can be a little too much. The most frequently asked questions that I receive are about how I get so much done, how our family works …