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A Brand New Free Art Video with Pam Carriker | Face Mapping

  We have just added a brand new FREE ART LESSON to our creative network!  Today we have released Face Mapping with Pam Carriker. This is a two part video (yes, both are included!) What better way to practice drawing and painting faces than by using the face you see reflecting back from you every day. By using your photo as a reference for mapping details, shading and highlights, a bit of you will shine through each drawing, even if you aren’t …

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My Brand New Stencils Are Here | Come Watch the Technique Video

Have you wanted to create portraits in your work or art journals? Have you wanted the process to feel easy, fun and even relaxing? Maybe you just want some new inspiration and some new lines to get you started? I am so excited to tell you about my brand new stencils from Stencil Girl Products and how this new tool can say YES to each of the questions above. Last year I was approached by Mary Beth Shaw of Stencil …

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Truth in Advance with Stephanie Lee | A Free Inspiration Video

I recently asked Stephanie Lee to be a part of the free Rhythms + Rituals | Finding Intentional Stillness During The In-Between. When her video came in and I was watching it for the first time, I had tears streaming down my face. Her gift of art, words and expressing emotion in whatever she does is one of her many gifts. Her video became a highlight of the whole course and the private messages I received about the impact her …

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My Current Watercolor Palettes | Get the names and links

  A few weeks ago in the JO Creative Community (I would love to have you join the free FB group)I shared the art supplies currently on my cart.  The stars of the show were my two watercolor palettes that are a custom combination of half pans from Ocean Paper and Wildthorne. I had so many requests wanting to know exactly what colors were in the palettes that I made a short video and then labeled each color for you. …

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Be Your Own Santa!

    It can be so easy to shop for those we have the same in common with but sometimes there are others that we love so much but shopping for them is just plain hard. You want to do something nice for someone you care about but you also want to give them something they will LOVE and USE! If you have a creative in your life (or someone that WANTS to learn to create) give them a JO …

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A Moment of Quiet

| Matches  |  Notepad  |  Mug  | Sage  | Blanket | “It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready” said Sarah Kay, poet and teller of the hard truth of the cold end of the year.  Do you feel that?  Like time is running out before you’ve had time to check the time?  I’ve found that during this season, finding time for myself, time to breath, is maybe more important than ever.  But I’ve also found that carving …

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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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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 …