Jen O'Brien

Only One Day Left of 50% Off Sale!

  TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY of our semi-annual 50% off online course sale! The sale ends June 9th at midnight MT. USE CODE: JO50   We only do this twice a year and this will not happen again until January 2025!   You can buy as many online art + lifestyle courses that you […]
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FINAL DAYS | Semi-Annual 50% Off Sale EVERY Course Included

  FINAL DAYS of our semi-annual 50% off online course sale! USE CODE: JO50   We only do this twice a year and this will not happen again until January 2025!   You can buy as many online art + lifestyle courses that you want for 50% off. We have over 150 online courses from […]
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June 2024 Beauty Round-Up | Inspired by the work of Faye Toogood

I am constantly in awe of the beauty that is all around me if I have my eyes open to it. Sometimes I find it having all three children together and hearing them laughing in the other room, reading a long awaited book with sounds all around me so different from my day to day […]
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Semi-Annual 50% Off Sale Begins Now | EVERY Course Included No Limits

  Our semi-annual 50% off online course sale has just begun! USE CODE: JO50   We only do this twice a year and this will not happen again until January 2025!   You can buy as many online art + lifestyle courses that you want for 50% off. We have over 150 online courses from […]
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1 More Day Until Our Semi-Annual 50% Off Sale | EVERY Course Included and NO Limits!

We moved every single thing in our home except the baby grand piano. THAT was not in our wheelhouse or muscles! These men were amazing and never complained once about moving this piano all the way up the hill. The day that the piano was being moved in I was also unpacking some of my […]
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2 Days Until our Semi-Annual 50% off Sale | EVERY Course Included!

This move has been so different than any other move we have had! We bought our mid century home late December 2023 and we have had time to move slowly into the new space. We found ourselves doing weekly trips with boxes until we unintentionally moved the whole house by ourselves. The last week of […]
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3 Days Until Our Semi-Annual 50% Off Sale | EVERY Course is Included!

Each year one of our favorite ways to celebrate and prepare for this semi-annual sale is to create countdown images. We have so much fun as a family coming up with new ideas to photograph. This year we thought it was only fitting to share a little peek into our huge decision to sell our […]
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When Your Memories Start to Fade

    | My mom is the little blonde second from the left. One more was added to the family when my mom was in high school |   We have all had those experiences waiting for the memories to fade. In fact, people will tell you that the memory will fade someday. People will […]
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May 2024 Beauty Round-Up | Beauty Found

I am constantly in awe of the beauty that is all around me if I have my eyes open to it. Sometimes I find it in the tension of transition (thank you Craig Cooney for articulating it so well). This will be more of what I share soon as our business is shifting, our home […]
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Paper + Portraits | Early Registration Pricing Ending

Join me for another live Zoom art workshop. This session is all about portrait printmaking. In this online workshop you will create multiple quick portraits that will be your inspiration for your linoprint. I will share my process for create loose and abstract portraits, how to create beautiful and rich color washes to bring a […]
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An Artist in Bellagio, Italy | Make the Whole World your Studio

Welcome to An Artist In series. In this series a different artist, that is intimate in different parts of the world, will share their insider tips for where to eat, stay, see the best art, sketch the best views, rest at their favorite cafes and more. You will be able to go out and adventure […]
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Navigli Antique Market | Antique Market in Milan

When we are staying in Bellagio we love to take the train from Lake Como to Milan for the Navigli Antique Market. On the last Sunday of every month over 400 vendors line the banks of Naviglio Grande (the oldest canal in Milan) and you will find everything from vintage linens, gorgeous mid century furniture, […]
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48 Hours in Venice | Top Tips

  While we were in Italy last summer, we had a little over 48 hours in Venice. There are many faces to this ancient city you can visit again and again and keep discovering new beauty. I would like to offer some suggestions that may help to take a step back in time and see […]
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Traveling Well | Tips for Extended Adventures with your Family

Traveling as a family has given us the incredible gift of adventure, lasting memories, time to bond in new ways, and seeing the world together with fresh eyes. While shorter trips are relatively straightforward to plan, embarking on an extended journey requires a little more thoughtfulness and preparation. Last summer we had a five week […]
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Travel Musts Shopping Guide | Part Two

      I have wanted to travel since I was a little girl. I would call up the airlines and ask them how much to fly from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angles, California (or a million other places). I am so sorry to every single person that spent all of that time on the […]
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Travel Musts Shopping Guide | Part One

  I have wanted to travel since I was a little girl. I would call up the airlines and ask them how much to fly from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angles, California (or a million other places). I am so sorry to every single person that spent all of that time on the phone with […]
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Paper + Portraits | A Live Zoom Art Workshop

Join me for another live Zoom art workshop. This session is all about portrait printmaking. In this online workshop you will create multiple quick portraits that will be your inspiration for your linoprint. I will share my process for create loose and abstract portraits, how to create beautiful and rich color washes to bring a […]
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Inspired By | May 2024

We are. on our way home from Nashville and our time with Jack and Maddy. We packed up Maddy’s apartment on campus and moved everything into storage for the summer. She only has one semester left. During our quick trip we ate good food, talked for hours, laughed hard, sweat a lot (dang you Southern […]
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Birthday Sale | One Course 40% Off

  This is my birthday week and on May 5th I turn 52! I love birthdays! I love making it extra special for those I love and I will squeeze out all of the goodness I can when it comes to me too. Come celebrate with me and get ONE course that you have been […]
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Birthday Sale | One Online Course 40% Off!

  This is my birthday week and on May 5th I turn 52! I love birthdays! I love making it extra special for those I love and I will squeeze out all of the goodness I can when it comes to me too. Come celebrate with me and get ONE course that you have been […]
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The Art of Gathering | Last Days to Get 50% Off!

  Our APRIL 50% off course special is The Art of Gathering with Jeanne Oliver.     Over the past 16 + 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 […]
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April 2024 Beauty Round-Up | Beauty Found

I am constantly in awe of the beauty that is all around me if I have my eyes open to it. Sometimes I find it in the midst of boxes and memories, the sound of a favorite jazz album, how different spring looks at a new place, memes sent back and forth until we talk, […]
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The Nester Has a Brand New Book! | House Rules: How to Decorate for Every Home, Style and Budget

When we moved into our home we took a workshop and made it our studio, we took the old dining room and added a fireplace to make it a cozy sitting area, turned a home office into our family room and we took the larger living room to become our library and music room. We […]
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Experiments on Paper | Instant Access + Watch the Trailer

          In this two part online workshop you will create multiple abstract works on paper. I share my techniques and methods of creating layers and texture within my work, composition, how to get unstuck and how to finish your work and how to take smaller works to inspire larger works. We […]
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