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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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An Artist in Florence | With Melissa McArdle

In 2018 I knew that 2019 was going to be the last year I led overseas art workshops for the foreseeable future. As much as I loved gathering, teaching and traveling it was the most deep knowing that it was time and I had complete peace about my decision. Then 2020 changed all of our worlds and I was not only grateful that I didn’t have scheduled trips to cancel but it also was a reminder how much I had …

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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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Start Where You Are With What You Have | The Art of Gathering

  Over the past 13 + years we have gathered others through live workshops here in the United States and abroad. Whether we have been leading a group making art along the Seine, taking a bike ride through the vineyards of Austria, baking croissants in Paris or opening the doors to our own home, land and studio…gathering has been at the heart of our business and life. We started workshops very simply in local shops and by moving furniture around …

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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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Instant Access | Gathered Inspiration Boards with Jeanne Oliver

I am a gatherer. I gather vintage papers, photographs, leftover bits of my own work, words from magazines, color palettes that inspire, foraged finds and composition ideas wherever I can find them. I often use these gathered pieces in my new works but first they often find themselves layered on my studio wall. With simple artist’s tape I begin layering all of the little bits of beauty that I have found. This is how I document ideas, new classes, the …

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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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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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Guest Baskets | Loving on those that stay with you

    Opening our doors and loving on those in our lives is such a sweet gift. The more I gather the more I learn how important it is and that so many just want to be invited. Invited into community, authentic relationship, and the joy that comes from that. The holidays are right around the corner and one thing we do in our home for company is to place a guest basket in the room where they are staying. …

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Eco-Friendly Christmas Wrapping

    Wrapping up gifts for those that I love is half of the fun of giving. I love to wrap gifts in vintage French linens but you could also use yardage of any fabric you have on hand or use other 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 use throughout the year. 1. I …

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Shop The Look | Late Summer Gathering

  Last week I shared my late summer gathering post inspired by friend Courtney’s brand new book, Inspired Gatherings.  Everything used in the photos was pulled from our cabinets and foraged on our land but I have been collecting pieces for years. One of the most common questions I get is regarding where I find some of the staples I share in my entertaining or home posts. When possible I love to share my favorite shops and also suggestions for …

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Late Summer Gathering | Inspired by Nature

In a world where gathering may look a little differently and definitely a little smaller,  it is still one of the things our hearts and lives need the most. We are made for each other, community and connection and we are now being given a new opportunity to figure out new ways to use our gifts to bless those around us. When many things have come to a halt there are still graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, first days of school, milestones …

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Top Ten For Making a Home Unique and Cozy

  I believe spaces should be used well, beauty should not be saved just for company and home should reflect the hearts that live there and not just the trends we see around us. I am not a designer but putting home together has been my heart for as long as I can remember. Once I became a wife and mother I had to make a choice to either have my perfect space or create a space that was perfect …

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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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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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Come and Get Your Free Course | Art of Home

We have members from all over the world and like never before we see each other and can relate on a whole new level. I wish it wouldn’t have taken this pandemic but I am thankful for all of the ways I am seeing people reach out, encourage, give what they can and to spread joy.  While we are all spending more time at home on lockdown we wanted to make sure you have some creating to do. Each week …

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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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All Home Online Courses On Sale | Just In Time For The Holidays

Thanksgiving is almost here and for many this is the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. The day after Thanksgiving we go as a family to get our tree and each year the decorations get simpler and the meaning of the holiday becomes more known. We open our home more than every before and we are learning that gathering others is one of the sweetest ways to love others around us. We would like to offer you 40% off …

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Guest Basket | Your Guests Will Feel Loved On!

    Opening our doors and loving on those in our lives is such a sweet gift. The more I gather the more I learn how important it is and that so many just want to be invited. Invited into community and authentic relationship and the joy that comes from that. The holidays are right around the corner and one thing we do in our home for company is to place a guest basket in the room where they are …

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City Farmhouse | California and Montauk Collection (swoon)

It is not often that you have an up-close and intimate look at the journey of a person, business and brand. We often watch things from afar and wonder what brought them to a place or we stand in awe of what they have accomplished without knowing the backstory. Thirteen years ago I lived in the same neighborhood as Jen O’Brien of City Farmhouse. This is the time when blogging was huge and we were both getting our feet wet …