I Had To Step Away {A Quick Roundup}

{All of the photos in this post are from my recent trip back to Montgomery, Alabama.  We walked through my old college and walked around my grandma’s neighborhood. Always beautiful}

Early Friday morning I boarded a plane to Montgomery, Alabama for a memorial service.

I was meeting my mom and most of her family to honor the life of my step-grandfather.

My grandmother, Jeanne Shaffer, passed away almost 6 years ago and she was really the one that made sure we got together.

I was really looking forward to the time with all of my family.

Some of my favorite memories growing up is with this big family.

My mom is one of five so with her siblings, their spouses and all of their children it was always a very full house.

Full of food. Full of laughter.  Full of crazy.  Full of joy. Full of music.  Full of naps.  Full of sleeping bags.

Full of love!

It was a long and hard weekend but full of laughter and love.

Thank you for all the sweet messages and FB comments about the memorial service.

It was the most incredible service I have ever been to.

I have never seen a service so perfect for the person it was held to honor.


A quick roundup of some of the good things going on….

The Emerson Handbag is BACK IN STOCK!!!

So happy to be able to tell you guys this:-)

Don’t wait long because they sell out really fast.

Did I mention it is made from amazing vintage fabric?

I knew you would want to know that!:-)


For all of you that want to grow your business this year or you are still in the dreaming stages…..

Building a Creatively Made Business {you’ll never know what is possible until you begin} begins February 4th!

That is less than 3 WEEKS AWAY!

I am so excited to be offering this course again.

Did you know that it will be up for an entire year?!

I will even have some new videos because this course because there are some new things that I feel like you need to know:-)

Things change so much with technology and I wanted to make sure that the new information was available for this course.

You can register HERE.

If you want just a sample of the course you can see one video FREE HERE.

You can watch the course trailer below. Please note that the date is for the last course.  This course begins February 4th.

Introduction to Building a Creatively Made Business from Jeanne Oliver on Vimeo.


Also starting up February 4th is our popular art course Creatively Made {rediscovering the beauty of your gifts}.

We will spend four weeks together making art and connecting to why you were given your gifts in the first place!

You can register HERE.

You can also watch one of the course videos for FREE HERE.

The course trailer is below.

This course will be available for one entire year and it begins in less than 3 WEEKS!!!

Creatively Made {rediscovering the beauty of your gifts} from Jeanne Oliver on Vimeo.


The new creative network is growing everyday!

I am already busy scheduling the amazing interviews that will take place on the site each month!

I have a new video interview series called Creativity Takes Courage.

I will interview an artist that I adore each month and everyone on the site can watch the interview.

It is hard to not tell you who the first interview will be with but you will NOT want to miss it!

Get registered to connect, live chats, video interviews, free art and business videos and the option to register for classes!


Next month I am teaching in Seattle with the amazing Mindy Lacefield.

The location is breathtaking, the art will be messy and fun, the time with other creative women will be fulfilling and I would LOVE to see you!

You can read more HERE.

There are only a few spots left.

Where else are you going to find this much color in February?:-)


I will be busy this week working on class samples for THIS incredible art retreat!

I can’t wait!


 I am also happy to tell you that we will have new necklaces, cuffs, bracelets, vintage linens and more coming later THIS month!

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  1. Camilla

    They all sound so interesting. But what does it cost? Can´t find prices anyware, do I need to sign in at ning first??

    1. jeanne Author

      Thank you so much for pointing that out. You can register to the site jeanneoliver.ning.com for free. Once you are registered you can see everything. I will update this blog post with pricing. Creatively Made {rediscovering the beauty of your gifts} is $48 (a four week course and available for one year), Building a Creatively Made Business is $48 ( a three week course and available for one year) and the new course The Journey of Letting Go {Creating Beauty from Ashes} is $48 but will go to $58 on February 1. This course will also be available for one year.

  2. Lori

    I love how much character old buildings have ~ this church is beautiful. Although your time away was not for a happy occasion, when family comes together there are good memories made as well. Sorry for your loss.

  3. lissa

    I’m so sorry for your loss. So glad you were able to go! Prayers for you and your family!

  4. LeAnn (Holifield) Cox

    Jeanne–AMAZING! I am so excited for you–and that you are living your dream! Beautiful pics of Huntingdon!!! Miss it!!!

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