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Building a Creatively Made Business | The Art of Practice

I was volunteering at a local high school enrichment program and I had the students all day.  We were going to start with sketching and then create sculptures based on our sketches. I had my supplies out, sketches taped to the wall and supplies at each of their spaces to begin. As they started filtering into the room I started to notice the mumbling of some of the students. There were words coming past their lips like, “I can’t even …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Say No to Say Yes

When you are building a new business or growing the business you have loved and expanded for awhile it can be hard to know what to give your physical, emotional and financial energy to. You can read all of the books, take the business classes, talk to your peers etc. but when it comes down to it YOU have to make daily decisions that lead you into a creative life for your business. I love that Elizabeth Gilbert states that …

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I Am Speaking | Brave Girl Symposium

  We need some rest every so often from all that’s going on in the world… Wouldn’t it be great to go somewhere where the topics of politics, religion, sexuality, ethnicity and anything else that could be divisive is off limits for just a few days? A place where we can just be together and talk about soul things? Well that’s what Symposium is! Even though you will be in a room with women from all backgrounds, belief systems, and …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | The Art of Practicing

I was volunteering at a local high school enrichment program and I had the students all day.  We were going to start with sketching and then create sculptures based upon our sketches. I had my supplies out, sketches taped to the wall and supplies at each of their spaces to begin. As they started filtering into the room I started to notice the mumbling of some of the students. There were words coming past their lips like, “I can’t even …

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Our First Workshop In Our Studios For 2017 | Be Present Workshop With Jeanne Oliver

***THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT*** Please email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com if you would like to be placed on a wait list if there are any cancellations. Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on May 26-27, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Your Business and the New Year

  A brand new year is the perfect time to re-evaluate your business goals and to take the time to see what changes can be made to make THIS the year where your business and creativity grows like never before. I am sharing 5 tips to get your business off to a beautiful start in the new year…   -Family First The beginning of the year is the perfect time for my family to sit down and re-evaluate our schedule, …

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Q & A All About Business, Home and Family | We Want To Hear Your Questions!

We get so many emails each day asking about our home/land/studio/business/family and we haven’t done a blog Q&A for a long time and thought NOW is the perfect time! What questions do you have? It can be about anything (almost anything:-))! You can ask it in the comments of this post or email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com. Next week I will do a video answer all of the questions! I can’t wait to hear from you!

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Business Consulting and Private Art Instructions Openings for 2017

We are opening up our calendar to start scheduling business consults and private art instruction in 2017. This has been one of the most rewarding aspects of the new studio because it has allowed us to connect in brand new ways. Over the past year I have consulted with businesses owners from all over the world and have helped them make a plan to grow their business, get back on track or get off the ground. Running your own business …

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Big Things Happening! {come and hear our exciting news}

***This giveaway is now closed*** The winner of the art piece is… Bonnie Gardner commented: September 28, 2016 at 9:54 pm (Edit) How fabulous times ten !!! all of this … but I am not surprised one bit. Hard work with an open heart lead by Faith will do it every time. xox Now, me grateful ?? For so much !! Good test results from Mayo Clinic for my husband so I’m dancing on the moon !! ((PS :: I …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Creative Business Consulting

****** When I started out in this amazing world of building a creatively made business I had no idea what I was doing, no one to ask for help and we more often than not went with our gut and hoped for the best. Probably not the best way to figure out a business but it definitely helped us to learn quickly and what direction worked for us. Over the years as I have learned I have tried to share …

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What Questions Do YOU have about Product Launching?

I have been working on preparing my talk at Haven all about Product Launching. The one thing I am missing is YOU! I want to hear from you and what questions you are thinking or struggling with as you try to move your business forward. What questions do you have about product launching?  I will use your input for my talk in Atlanta but I will also answer them here on the blog when I get back. Thank you for …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Celebrate Milestones

My parents had been married a few years when I was born and with only a semester left in college my mom put it on hold to stay home with me.  I was a senior in high school when my mom finished and earned her teaching degree.  She didn’t walk across a stage and the degree came in the mail. I have thought often about what that felt like to open that envelope and see what she had worked for …

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Advanced Hand Lettering Begins Monday {Come and take a peek}

One of our most popular classes last year was Intro To Hand Lettering with Jen Wagner and I am honored to tell you that she is back with a brand new course! *** Join Jen this coming Monday (June 13th)  for Advanced Hand Lettering! Don’t let the name intimidate you!  This is just a new course with more technical instruction and all new projects! I know hundreds used the last class to grow their art, business and more and I …

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If Adventure, Creating and Travel Speak To You {I have something for you}

Sometimes we get to be wild explorers and travel far away, other times we can connect with other creatives not far from home and at other times we have the joy of hunkering down right where we live and creating among our day to day life.  Each one of these are life giving and creative building travels. I love that my travels have allowed me to build beautiful new friendships, sketch among stained glass windows and old wooden pews, sip …

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How To Create An Online Course!

 My friend Stephanie Lee  just interviewed me for her new online course How To Create An Online Course! I am so glad she is offering this course and you guys can even get $10 off the course by using the code OLIVER at checkout. Here is a peek at our conversation… To learn more about this course you can read below. Don’t forget to use OLIVER at checkout to receive $10 off! ************ You’ve put in the work …refining your …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Say No To Say Yes

When you are building a new business or growing the business you have loved and expanded for awhile it can be hard to know what to give your physical, emotional and financial energy to. You can read all of the books, take the business classes, talk to your peers etc. but when it comes down to it YOU have to make daily decisions that lead you into a creative life for your business. I love that Elizabeth Gilbert states that …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Questions and Answers

I sure don’t have all of the answers when it comes to running and building a business but I  do want to be as open as possible about my own creative journey and hope you will all do the same. When I was starting out there were plenty of times when I had women that were farther along in the creative journey hold their own hands out and give me lift. I have also had many women keep their knowledge …

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Exciting Next Few Weeks!

(Image from Gillian Lee Smith) I am rushing around this morning trying to get everything in place so I can leave today for Scotland. This time I am not teaching or working at all. My husband has given me the amazing early birthday gift of studying with artist Gillian Lee Smith.  For the next 10 days I will be painting in a small fishing village and hopefully getting some much needed rest and creative practice time.  My trip will end …

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Getting a Little Tired Of This Face {Editing videos is for the birds}

Some days when I have watched myself for hours on end editing video and I have to realize how crazy my facial expressions are to the rest of the world… I just need a drink. It is Friday and I would like to raise a glass to all the girls out there that are very expressive when you talk. Cheers! May you never have to watch yourself on video like I do:-) The editing is almost over! I hope you …

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Fun Business Q&A Video On The Blog Today!

Good Morning! Thank you to everyone that sent in business questions through my blog, email or business groups. We were not able to answer all of them in the time we had set aside but I hope this is still a good start to things you are dealing with or wondering about. https://jeanneoliver.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=8117&action=editI hope you enjoy this video I did with Jennifer Rizzo and we would love to see you in Building a Creatively Made Business 2.0 that begins in …

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Are You One Of The Many Winners?

Good Morning! I meant to announce all of the winners yesterday but Kelly and I went to a live stream of Leadercast and then home to celebrate three May birthdays at our home. I am announcing the winner of all the goodies we are giving away to celebrate the growth of the jeanneoliver.ning.com creative network! Thank you for celebrating with us! The winners of the 5 complete online course packages (worth over $500 each)… lorimoonstudio commented: May 6, 2014 at …

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Join The Celebration {Huge Online Class Sale and Giveaways}

When we reached 10,000 members on my creative network I wanted to do something really big to celebrate! Once we reached 10,000 members I started asking some of my friends to celebrate with me and they have offered up so many beautiful giveaway products that I am so excited to share. Before I could even do this post we are now almost at 11,000 members that are connecting and taking online classes on jeanneoliver.ning.com! Can you believe this?! This growth …

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How Each Of Us Can Make A Difference {a circle of women helping women}

How often do we see things around us and they seem too big to change? How often have you wanted to do something and you just don’t know where to start? We can sometimes forget that change begins with ONE. We can sometimes forget that our daily choices can make a huge impact in the lives of others. I am so excited to tell you about a beautiful new collaboration project with my dear friend Melody Ross and  Full Circle …

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Be Courageously Foolish {Don’t always be the voice of reason}

{Print handed out by Shannan Martin at Hope Spoken} I love a good adventure. I grew up in Illinois, went to college in Alabama, moved to Colorado, moved to Washington DC and later moved back to Colorado. When I visit any place that I connect with I am instantly on Zillow or Realtor.com looking at property. I have a bit of a gypsy heart and I like that about me. I also work hard, consistently show up to do what …

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Take Your Business To The Next Level {Giveaway Too}

I have a heart for women. I am constantly amazed at the depth, quality, beauty, talent and strength of women. I had promised myself when I first started my business that if I ever figured this whole thing out (and I am still learning) that I would share how I did it. Along the way I have always tried to answer emails, encourage and support other small business owners (and dreamers). I had questions at the beginning and I wish …