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What I learned about Creative Business from Jeanne’s Podcast | By Jeremy Reeves of the Goodvoice Group

  In a letter dated October 22nd, 1882, Vincent Van Gogh said to his brother Theo, “the great doesn’t happen through impulse alone, but is a succession of little things that are brought together.” And maybe we each know this intuitively, that what we achieve is always an amalgam of ideas, efforts, mistakes, and do-overs: little things all threaded together, forming something that if not yet great, is at least approaching greatness. A painting is a collection of all the …

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The Shop is Restocked!

    We have been busy getting all of your orders out! Thank you so much! I hope you can feel our love and thankfulness for your orders when you receive your thoughtfully wrapped treasures.  We just restocked some of your favorite items so if you missed them the first time we hope you can grab one now.     ⠀ This collection is all about the artist, supporting other artisans and using gorgeous pieces in our creative spaces.    …

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Framed Gallery Wrapped Prints | Jeanne Oliver Art for your Home

We have been wanting to take our gallery wrapped prints and make them even more special (and instantly ready to hang) by having them custom framed with poplar wood. We wanted to make art not only more affordable with the prints but to have the attention to detail with the framing that would make you so proud to hang these prints in your homes, studios and offices. For the first time we are offering large prints too that are to …

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The Artist Collection Launches Tomorrow

  The Artist Collection launches tomorrow!   ⠀ This collection is all about the artist, supporting other artisans and using gorgeous pieces in our creative spaces.  The collection is full of studio pottery pieces, new Living Studio Toolbox Art + Necessities Kits, vintage fabric studio bags and paintbrush wraps, artist smocks, bags, watercolor sets, vintage pieces and more. ⠀ This collection is also really special because we were able to collaborate with Mortar and Stone and Wildthorne to offer you …

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When Art Saved During the Pandemic

  What started as being an impulse to give away one whole course on our site ended up being four whole courses every other week until now during the quarantine.   Over that time we were able to give away over $650,000 in course content and we still can’t believe that number! After each course given away we heard story after story of how art was saving people from depression, loneliness, lack of money, direction and so much more. Your …

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How To Paint Your Own Mural Wall | Speed Up Video and Sources

As we were getting ready to film our online business workshop, Creatively Made Business, we wanted the backdrop of the course to feel special and very unique to the course. We hired artist Mollie Garre to design the image that we would use to project, trace and then paint. We had our designer Jen Wagner then mockup the wall using photoshop with the wood wall showing, painted white or black. This was so helpful because it allowed me to visualize …

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I Feel Pretty Oh, So Pretty | Barely There Skincare and Beauty Products

I recently heard someone say we are not all in the same boat but we are all in the same storm! This is such a perfect way to describe what we are all walking through. We run an online business and much of what I do to connect with customers and collaborations is also online. That means during this time I may not be leaving the house much but I still need to get dressed, feel good about how I …

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A Video of What is Inside our Entertaining Cabinets and Favorite Sources!

Last weekend I finally got around to cleaning out our laundry room and organizing our entertaining cabinets. That room had been a dumping ground since Christmas and with workshops (hopefully) starting back up again late June I knew it was time to tackle it. It was fun to share the process in IG stories over the weekend and after it was organized I made a quick video below answering some of the MANY questions that came during my clean out. …

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Two New Prints In The Shop!

    I am so excited to offer two brand new prints from original art created for my book The Painted Art Journal. Class Photo was inspired by a vintage school photo and the original was created with acrylic paint, graphite, charcoal, Stabilo and image transfers. Breathe in the Peace, Blow out the Butterflies was inspired by my childhood… When Jeanne was sick as a little girl her mom would tell her to breath in health and healing and blow …

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Two New Free Art Lessons | Mini Abstracts with Jeanne Oliver

  We have just added 2 FREE ART LESSONS to our creative network!  Today we have released Mini Abstracts with Jeanne Oliver. Have you ever wondered where to even start with a painting, needed guidance in how to begin on a larger piece, or abstracts seem so out of your comfort zone? We will start by playing and loosening up with different mediums, marks and tools. Through just exploring and putting paint to paper we will decide what stays and …

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Eyes Wide Open | Finally Available as a Print!

  I am so excited to offer Eyes Wide Open as a print. This piece means so much to me and was created during a time when I desperately wanted to have my heart and mind open to the world around me, not to turn from things I don’t understand and to see so deeply that we are all connected. This piece was originally created on canvas with acrylic paint, charcoal, ink, graphite, stabilo and vintage ephemera. You can purchase …

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Meet Our Newest Member of Team JO | Diane Reeves

We have the most incredible men and women that are a part of Team JO! They do so much behind and in front of the scenes to serve our customers and to support me. All that we put out into the world would not be possible without these incredible and talented team members.  The newest member of our team is Diane Reeves and you will see her whenever you come to a live workshop at our home and studio, she …

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Semi-Annual 50% Off Sale | Art + Lifestyle Online Workshops

We only do this twice a year and this will not happen again until Summer! For the next 48 hours we are having our Semi Annual 50% off Online Class Sale! USE CODE: JO50 This is the perfect time to stock up on all of those online classes that you have been dreaming about taking. We have so many courses that are on sale for the first time!   Our creative network has some of the most incredible artists around …

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Happy New Year | Let’s Build Together!

  I would just like to encourage you this first day of 2020 to claim whatever “land” you have and to “build” upon it. Whatever you currently have is enough! So often we are in a hurry for what is next that we can forget that where we lay out head right now has potential and promise. If you have an apartment, rent a room in a home, townhome, small home, live in suburbia, or have 100 acres. Name it, honor …

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Ten Things That Defined This Decade In My Life + Business

    1. All of the things that made me weird growing up are now the things that make our life and business. I was the kid making up plays, gathering the neighbors, writing poetry under a tree (no one needs to read those), writing songs, designing clothing and randomly calling the airlines to see how much it would cost to fly to California. Being a creative kid in a small rural town can be hard. Sports were king and …

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Our Whole 2020 Live Studio Workshop Schedule | Just Announced!

When we bought this home and land almost four years ago it was for the gathering of creatives and non-creatives alike. We knew it was to be a gathering place and it has fulfilled that desire and promise over and over again. We are so excited to announce our full 2020 studio schedule. For many our studio workshops are a yearly journey and maybe you have been waiting for the right event to make your own trip here.  Our schedule …

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Gifts For Artists | Give The Gift of Creativity

  I love looking for gifts for people I love throughout the year and it is the most fun to share some of our favorite things that we use in our day to day life. I love being surrounded by things that are beautiful and useful. I believe the two can go together and I have gathered some really wonderful gift ideas to give your favorite creative.   1. I don’t know the volume of clothes I have destroyed over …

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Wrapping Up Your Gifts | French Linen, Feathers, Moroccan Bells and Pine

    Wrapping up gifts for those that I love is half of the fun of giving. This year I am wrapping gifts in vintage French linens but you could also use yardage of any fabric you have on hand or use vintage linens. Vintage napkins are very generous in size and will be large enough for most small to medium sized gifts. I wanted to share my sources for the gift wrap materials I used in our latest Holiday …

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Shop Our Home | Favorites From Our Holiday Home Tour!

  We loved sharing our home dressed up for Christmas and your feedback is always the sweetest.  We always get so many questions about our home, how we decorate and how to create a home that looks modern but feels cozy at the same time. I think creating home is a gradual and beautiful process but I think there are some key elements that bring that cozy and modern feeling together. We have gathered some of our favorite things from …

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2019 Holiday Housewalk

  I have been fortunate enough to be a part of Jen Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk almost as long as I have been blogging. It is the sweetest honor to be asked again to share our home along with so many incredible design and DIY bloggers! I am an artist, business owner and homeschool mom so I am usually capturing our home with my phone. I dusted off the real camera for this post and I can’t wait to check out …

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A Brand New Facebook Creative Community | It Will Be More Beautiful With YOU!

    We just created one place on Facebook for you to share your work from any class or what you are working on yourself, travel, favorite exhibits from around the world, the best live workshop you just attended, the book you are reading you HAVE to share or an article that you know other creatives will want to read too! We hope this a place where all things creative get shared! Come on over and join our Facebook Creative …

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New Free Art Video: Abstract Journaling with Tiffany Goff Smith

We have just added another free video to our creative network! Today we have released Free Art Video: Abstract Journaling  with Tiffany Goff Smith. This free video gives you a taste of the course, Soul Food and we hope you will join us for the full class! Come on over and enjoy the free art video Abstract Journaling. This video is free but you still need to be logged into your account on jeanneoliver.com to access the video. If you have …

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12th Year In Business Anniversary Sale! | 40% Off One Course!

  Twelve 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. The …

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New Course! Stitch Your Stash with Charlotte Lyons

When I travel here in the US or abroad I am always looking for vintage fabrics, small metal tins, vintage papers and bits and bobbles to include in a new creation. For  years I have watched the beautiful and unique ways Charlotte Lyons has used beautiful old elements to create something fresh and modern but now with a story.  Gather your old fabrics because with stamping, stitching and repurposing you are about to create beautiful items to keep or give. …

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My Journey In Morocco | Marrakech Part III

You can read Part One HERE. You can read Part Two HERE. The first full day in a new city usually is full of too much to take in and when you are as far away from home as Africa it means new languages, smells, sounds, textures, colors, social norms, clothing, and even worship. I had a hard time keeping up with the group that first day because I kept on noticing the little things. The tiles, the light against …