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Building a Creatively Made Business LIVE Workshop | We Are Giving Away ONE Spot!

    THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED The winner of the one spot to my Building a Creatively Made Business LIVE workshop is… DECEMBER 5, 2017REPLY  Melinda Dennis When I was little I dreamed of being a singer. I was raised in a house always always swirling with song. I’d dress up with my older sister, so carefully put the album on the record player and twirl my mother’s scarf in a circle singing to Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire. …

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How About a $500 Shop Giveaway | Art + Necessities

  THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winner of the $500 gift certificate to our shop is… Joy Lamberti Oh my gosh … it would have to be the French Vintage Collection … how amazing to use these beauties in my mixed media art! Your website is more than incredible for all of us, and the generous giveaways and opportunities, well, I know I speak for everyone … we couldn’t have asked for a nicer way to celebrate! Thank you! We …

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Our First Live Business Workshop | Registration Is Open

We have built our creative business over the past 10 years. We started with a small Etsy shop, manufactured our own soft goods for many years, created an online network with art + lifestyle workshops (wait until you see our new site launching next month!), sell original art + prints, a keynote speaker at large business and women’s workshops around the US, teach live art workshops in the US and abroad, collaborate with artists from all over the world and …

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Look What We Found | A Few London and Caroline Art Bags

***Look What We Found a Few More of*** Welcome to our art bags the Caroline Art Bag and London Art Bag!  They are stunning! Each bag is made from four different vintage fabrics including vintage French linen! They are so dreamy! Our art bags were inspired by my The Living Studio series and retreats and the idea of not just creating in our studios but out in the world and creating around what inspires us. The Caroline and London art bags …

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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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The London and Caroline Art Bags Are Now Available | Just in Time for Christmas Delivery

Welcome to our art bag! We have just released the Caroline Art Bag and London Art Bag!  They are stunning! Each bag is made from four different vintage fabrics include vintage French linen! They are so dreamy! Our art bags were inspired by my The Living Studio series and retreats and the idea of not just creating in our studios but out in the world and creating around what inspires us. The Caroline and London art bags are made from …

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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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New Bags Are In The Shop!

Happy Saturday! We have been getting so many emails asking us to please make some of the bags available that are currently only being offered in our studio. How could we say no?! We have stocked the shop with tons of new bags. They are selling so quickly so don’t wait long! Thank you for loving our bags!  It truly means so much to us!

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Feel Home: Creating a Timeless Feeling Home

I know that one of your favorite courses that we offer on our creative network is anything with home! Being creative and creating a comfortable and beautiful space is at the heart of many of us (and even more desire to know how). But where do we begin? How do we make decisions that truly reflect our heart, style, lifestyle and budget? How do design spaces today that we will be happy with tomorrow? I am honored to share that …

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The Big Picture Free Video | Honoring your gifts, finding balance and living a creative life that you love

Being a wife, mom, friend, business owner, household manager, school juggler and creative are some of the hats I wear. I know you are the same and probably more. I also know that if I am not intentional with my marriage, children, schooling, business, creative time etc. than I miss out on opportunities of being present in each of these areas. I am not saying it is easy but it is very much worth it. Being intentional and seeing the …

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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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Studio Video Under Construction {first look at our new studio}

Hello Everyone! Our new doors just went in the new studio today and I thought it was the perfect time to give you a first look at our under construction studio! Hopefully, we will be painting the walls this weekend and the cedar planks will go up on the ceiling next week. We are getting there but still soooo much work to do! Thanks so much for looking and cheering us on!

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The Everyday Artist {some of our favorite supplies}

When I create I only want to be surrounded by my most trusted and favorite tools and only the tools that help me to express myself. Too many supplies can get in the way, distract and even help you procrastinate (like any of us need any help with that one). Each time we offer you a new supply it is because it is tried and true in my own studio. I wouldn’t offer you anything less. I wanted to share …

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How To Launch Your Own Product {Haven Conference}

Home. That word holds everything for me and it is no surprise that time and time again HOME has brought me to new places with my friends, family, creativity and business. We have created our business out of our home, have filmed more classes than I can count from our home, have packaged and shipped thousands and thousands of product over the years from our home and I have found that HOME is one of my strongest love languages. My …

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The Living Studio Along the Seine River Cruise

Ever since I have been a little girl I have been a lover of history, architecture, art and I have ALWAYS known…I would travel. I am greatly driven by my desire to learn, explore and to discover more of this world. My family makes choices all of the time that will make it possible for us to travel more and to have less of other things. We want to collect adventures and memories and not just things. I have an …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | The Big Picture

Whether you are dreaming about a business, in the midst of growing one or you have years in the trenches and you are ready for what is next…you need to have the big picture before you. The big picture will change throughout the years but knowing why you are working and what you are working for will change everything. In the beginning maybe you are just wanting to make enough to pay for ballet lessons, maybe your goal is to …

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Apron and Bag Sale {but only for 24 hours}

Good Morning! For the next 24 hours our vintage fabric bags and French linen aprons are on sale. This is a sale that doesn’t happen often so grab yours if you love beautiful vintage fabrics like we do. Come on over to the SHOP.

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Who Doesn’t Love To Get Mail?

One of my favorite things is to send cards and of course to receive them! I am so happy to announce that we have our notecards back in the shop. In a world with email and text messages I am still a lover of paper. How about you? Hopefully, this will help you get your paper fix too!

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Part Two: 39 Acres and a Whole Lot of Uncomfortable

  This is part two of a twenty part story but I promise to only make it three parts. I am kind like that. If you would like to read Part One you can read it HERE.   (the photos are from house #2 and the house I am writing about in this post)   Part Two: 39 Acres and a Whole Lot of Uncomfortable When we didn’t get the first house I knew with everything in me that it …

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The Piper Art Bag is Back in Stock!

Welcome to the Piper Art Bag! This bag was inspired by my The Living Studio series and retreats and the idea of not just creating in our studios but out in the world and creating around what inspires us. This art bag is made from brown linen, lined with cream ticking, has an adjustable strap, a large zippered pocket, cell phone pocket, an outside pocket for a ruler or larger paintbrushes, an open pocket for pencils etc., a buttoned pocket, …

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Elements of Clay {with Alissa Millsap}

One of my favorite creatives and hearts is Alissa Millsap and we are about to get so lucky because she is teaching the brand new Elements of Clay! Do you have childhood memories of making mud pies or building sandcastles? Maybe you loved creating something out of playdoh, wishing you could keep them forever? In Elements of clay, I will be showing you several projects using air-dry paper clay. No kiln needed! Each project is inspired by nature, as well …

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Watercolor Magic Is Coming {Danielle Donaldson’s Newest Online Art Course}

I am honored to announce that artist Danielle Donaldson will be bringing her watercolor magic back to the Jeanne Oliver Creative Network with her newest online course All Creatures Lovely and Small! Ellies, pups and bunnies, oh my! One whole week of online creative goodness! We will start off our week with a good dose of danielle-ish color theory. This isn’t your everyday color-wheel stuff. As a matter of fact, it is kind of the opposite. You’ll learn how to …