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The Roundup |Free Beauty Found on the Internet

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 sound of the fountain as I am pulling weeds in the garden, the kids wanting to tell me about their day, an orange and pink sunset, the horses neighing across the road and even beauty found on the internet given by complete strangers. I found so many beautiful little treasures on the …

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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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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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Push Past The Ugly | Beauty is Around the Corner

  *Originally published early in our business but such a good reminder I wanted to share again*     One of the hardest things is pushing past the ugly. When we are doing something new or something out of our comfort zone there is often the ugly/hard that accompanies it. I am the biggest cheerleader of my children to practice, try again and push beyond…it can be harder when it comes to me. Have you ever had a hard patch …

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Three More Stencil Idea Videos

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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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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Last Days for Holiday Delivery

We have loved wrapping up so many special artisan products from our shop for you! Just a reminder that tomorrow night (December 8th @ 10pm MT) is the last day we can guarantee Christmas delivery. Each item will come beautifully wrapped and ready to give (or keep for yourself).   Give the gift of creativity!     Give my book, The Painted Art Journal! Shop all of our gallery wrapped canvases HERE   Shop our artist supplies + necessities HERE …

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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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Are You Believing Any of These 7 Business Myths?

    There’s a new way to run your business!   Mindset and limiting beliefs can have a huge impact on your life and business.   If you want to create a life and business that thrives then it is time to let go of mindsets that are holding you back.   Have you been believing any of these 7 business myths?   These are the top myths that I have had, I hear from business consultants and live business …

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Are You Losing Sales? | Get my 7 time-proven tips to boost your sales!

Are you sharing your work on Instagram, Facebook, your blog and even Pinterest and not seeing any engagement? Do you have a beautiful product, service or experience that you KNOW will impact others and make their lives better? Do you just not know how to get the word out and how to help others see what you already believe about what you have to offer? I have created a free guide to get you started and to help you have …

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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 | Shop Now

    The Artist Collection is now live!   ⠀ 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.     | The Living Studio Toolbox Art + Necessities Kit |     | Framed Gallery Wrapped …

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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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Can you Really Thrive as an Artist Right Now?

  All over the world, artists have been affected by this global pandemic. Some are thriving, many are struggling but most every Christian artist is asking: what is God saying, what does all this mean for me now and how do I move forward in strength during this next season?   Thankfully, God is always speaking and desires that we prosper in every season.     If you’ve been wanting to know how you can prosper as an artist during this …

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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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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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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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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 …