If you know me at all you know this makes me so happy!

It is pretty exciting to me to be asked to combine my love of art with my faith!

There are few things that determine my day to day as much as my faith and the creativity that the Lord as placed in me.

Those two factors have everything to do with how I make a home, raise my children, run a business, love my friends, open my home and grow my marriage.

If you have taken any of my online art classes you know that I believe with my whole heart that our gifts were given to us to bring us joy, bless those around us and to ultimately honor the Lord.

I have been asked to teach art and to talk about my faith next year in Italy!

When Laura asked me to come back just one more year to Lake Como it was so much on her heart to make this retreat more her than ever before.

She wanted a retreat that combined everything she loved about Bellagio and the Lake Como area with her deep love of the Lord.

I am so excited to teach next year alongside the talented Stephanie Ackerman and to share my heart for women, the Lord and the gifts we have been given.

My mind has been spinning non stop thinking of the art, projects and devotions I want to share with you!

I already know that some of our time together will be based around the theme of “For Such a Time as This” and “Be An Adventurer”.

I can promise you that you will leave this retreat not only visually inspired by the beauty of Italy but also knowing more about who YOU are in Christ and where your gifts are wanted and needed.

More information about the art and class descriptions will be coming soon.

Registration opens TOMORROW for this brand new retreat and it will be unlike anything I have taught at to date.

{you can get a glimpse of what a retreat with Laura is like by clicking HERE and HERE}

I bet you want some of the details…

Here is the information straight from Laura!
To read more and to register tomorrow click HERE.
I am excited to be hosting an Art retreat again!  If you followed me this year on FB or IG, you noticed that Jeanne Oliver and I “co-hosted” an art event a few weeks ago in Bellagio.  It was an amazing week and I was honored to combine forces with her in her vision for “The Living Studio” retreats she plans on doing all over the globe!  So I’ve asked her to come back AGAIN and teach for me next summer!!  I have a vision for this Creative Art Retreat that I think will be a blessing to everyone who signs up!  I have two teachers who are super excited to join me and share their journeys and their God given talents with us and I think you will be blessed and inspired by both of them!
Here’s a preview of what the Creative Art Retreat will include:
Bellagio, Italy ~ 7 Nights ~ July 11 – 18, 2015 – $3,499
– 7 nights at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni Apartments or Hotel Florence
– Opening Reception overlooking the gorgeous lake
– Tour of Bellagio, including the history of this region by a local tour guide
– Day trip to a beautiful Monastery from the 7th Century on Lake Como
– 4 Classes in the beautiful event room by 2 amazing Artists!!
– Exploring Lake Como on beautiful vintage boats
– Ferry’s to surprise locations for exploring 
– Tours of famous Villa’s and gardens on the lake
– Cooking Class with hands on instruction and a beautiful meal YOU made!
– All breakfast included in the gorgeous breakfast rooms at either hotel
– Almost all lunches and dinners in gorgeous locations around the lake are included!
– Grand Finale at Mistral – GHVS Michelin Star Restaurant
– Transfer to and from MXP airport is included on a luxury private bus
– Taxi’s and/or Ferry’s to and from dinners and excursions
– Hotel and room taxes included
– Classes and art time in the beautiful event room with a view of Lake Como
– Wonderful products from our SPONSORS
– Free Make-n-Takes
– Handmade “Swag Bags”
– Amazing SURPRISES I can’t reveal yet…but they are AWESOME!
– Plus time to relax by the GHVS pool, or stroll the cobblestone streets
– Live music in the music room each night
– And…an unforgettable experience in Italy you will treasure forever!!
PLEASE NOTE:  I can only take 20 ladies on this Creative Retreat so the spots will fill up fast!
To read more and to register tomorrow click HERE.

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  1. Jeanine LeRoy

    A little off topic, but what kind of watercolour paints are pictured here?

  2. tiffini

    oh friend…my heart is so full for you…i am speechless
    God is so faithful and YOU are so deserving..you inspire me to be better…i love you

  3. graceandivy

    This is wonderful news Jeanne! I’m so happy for you! 🙂 This will be an amazing and life changing experience! Sending you all the best!! xo.

  4. Debbie

    Jeanne, if I’ve never really done any “artwork” would this be something I could use? I have quite a few of your courses but not applied them yet. Lots of changes in my life in the past year haven’t spared me the time but by next year things will be better and I would love to be there with you and share your gifts of faith and talent.

    1. jeanne Author

      This will be art for all levels! I hope you decide to join us. The registration opens in about 30 minutes. We are the week of July 11-18th! Let me know if you have any questions.

  5. Peggy Mcdevitt

    I don’t have the money to participate in this adventure but appreciate your faith, it shows with your posts and classes. Have taken several classes from your site and appreciate you keep the costs low and the content out of this world wonderful. When are you going to posts the bags that we have all been drooling over.

  6. LR

    it’s wonderful to participate in God’s creativity. blessings on this faithful journey.

  7. Sandra

    My Mom paid her deposit for the art retreat. We are both excited that she is going! What an amazing concept, inspired by the LORD.

    1. jeanne Author

      I think any time you can honestly share the most important parts of who you are it is a really good thing. Have a great night.

  8. Paula Cecilia Fava Corcoran

    I continue to be in ‘awe’ of how you live & lead your life with deep authenticity. BRAVO BELLA!!!
    If anyone is sitting ‘on the fence’ … just JUMP … as this will be a hugely transformative experience
    on ALL levels (coming from someone just returned from a magnificent journey in Bellagio with both
    Jeanne & Laura:)). Biggest Love & Gratitude, Paula

    1. jeanne Author

      Paula, thank you so much! I am so grateful that our paths have crossed again and again. You are a treasure and I love that we are deeply connected.

  9. MJ

    Help! I have been trying to put my name on the wait list for the Paris trip and the system won’t let me do it. Can you help?

    1. jeanne Author

      Please contact Laura directly because this is her retreat but I believe the Paris retreat is sold out. It is a small group.

  10. barbarapavlic

    I can’t believe it. This is my neighbor country! Everything on this program speaks to my heart. Thank you for bringing this so close.

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