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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 …

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Our Whole 2019 Live Studio Workshop Schedule | Just Announced!

When we bought this home and land three 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 2019 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. You will create …

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The First Live Workshop of 2019 | Stephanie Ackerman

  Join Stephanie Ackerman in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on April 5-6, 2019 for a two-day art workshop! Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and the space to connect with your ideas and creativity. When you arrive on Friday morning you will be welcomed with mimosas as we find our places and meet …

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Join Me In North Carolina In 5 Weeks | Donna Downey Studios

I will be coming back to the Donna Downey Studios and we will have two days to play with storytelling through our art with fabric dying, journal making, sketching, paint, collage and more. Whether your subject matter is landscapes, portraits, or still life, you will learn how to incorporate a story into your art. This will be the first time I teach this workshop live and I can’t wait to have you join me! I am honored to be teaching …

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Registration Closes Tomorrow! | Live Business Workshop Palm Springs

Everything your business needs is everything you have always been! It took me most of my life to let that truth sink in and your business is the same way! Your business needs your gifts, your passions and your story to be set apart! If you are ready to take your business and dreams to the next level then I hope you will join me this coming January for my next live business workshop in Palm Springs, CA! (for those that …

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Give Thanks! Black Friday in the Shop!

We hope you had the most wonderful Thanksgiving. Whether your day was quiet or you had a house full, our hope is that you remember how much you are loved and how thankful we are for you. For the next three days everything in our online shop is 30% off! Use code GIVETHANKS at checkout. Whether you are looking for art supplies, vintage fabric handbags, jewelry, art or a vintage find…come on over! We will get it wrapped up right …

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20th Anniversary Sale | 40% Off One Online Course

It was a Friday night in Washington, DC in February of 1998. I had worked late and I was supposed to meet up with friends in a local brewery. I saw Kelly come in with a group of people and I instantly said to my friends, “Check out my future husband”. We went on our first date the next week, we were engaged four months later and married 8 months after meeting. It has been hard and beautiful and broken and lifegiving. I had no idea how hard …

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Fall Kitchen 2018 | Seasons of Home Tour

I have been a part of this amazing group of women, bloggers, designers, and entrepreneurs for many years now.  I can think back to all the years of the collaborations, inspiration, encouragement and more that we receive from one another because we are a part of a community. Gathering together not only brings home tours and fun posts but it also allows our communities to expand and grow deeper roots. Whatever role you find yourself in your life I have …

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Early Registration Ending | Draw and See with Rebecca Sower

I can not remember a time during this creative journey that I haven’t admired and deeply respected the work and heart of Rebecca Sower. She is a prolific artist with a wide range of techniques and skills that she is dipping her hands in and the results are always beautiful. I had always hoped that Rebecca and I would have the opportunity to collaborate so it is with great joy I get to announce that Rebecca will be teaching on our …

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Creatively Made Business | Palm Springs Retreat

Everything your business needs is everything you have always been! If you are ready to create a life and business that looks like no one else then it is time to see all of your gifts with fresh eyes. This past March we held our first live business workshop here at our studio and it was more than I could have EVER imagined. The women, the businesses, the dreams, the struggles, the connections and how they left ON FIRE! I …

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Walking Decisions Out and Overcoming Fear | Part Two

You can read part one HERE. We had decided by that first night to take the gift of our new home, land, and studio and see if we could make a go at it without a net. We made this decision in early May and there was no net as of August 1, 2017. As the days of no net quickly approached I could feel the stress, anxiety, and pressure slowly creeping towards me. It wasn’t full and overpowering but …

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Our One Year Milestone and Walking Through Storms | Part One

    Last year on May 4, 2017, I was just wrapping up an all-day workshop in my studio with local teenagers. The teachers and students had just walked onto the bus when I started to walk back down our gravel driveway as I saw Kelly approaching me. He let me know that he had just received some shocking news and my first response (in total me style) was, “Does it have anything to do with money”? I don’t like …