My First Book | Cover and Title Reveal

After all of the outlines, planning, creating, photographing and edits, it is really here and soon it will go out into the world! 

My first book, The Painted Art Journal, is now available for pre-order. I am so excited and a bit nervous as we start to announce it and make it official. I can’t believe after all of the work that it is almost here.

This book came from my own journey of embracing my story and seeing that the stories I have lived are worthy and waiting to be told through art. The ideas in this book were also born during a time of transition in our own family and we were learning how to get out of our comfort zones and to embrace new adventures of our own.

I wanted to give you a peek at the content until Amazon has the “Look Inside” available.

  • 24 projects to use in your art journals and beyond
  • Gorgeous, full-color photography throughout by Cathy Walters
  • All new images, step by step techniques and tips to engage in a creative life
  • This is not just an art technique book (even though it is packed with techniques). I share true glimpses into my art and studio life.
  • Prompts that will get you creating your own narrative
  • Original projects and techniques that will help you break down your own story.
  • Art techniques for all levels

We are getting all of our giveaways and pre-order gifts ready now and more will be coming soon on that. Please keep your receipts from your pre-orders and you can still join in on that when we launch our official book page.

You can currently purchase through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and once the book is out in the world you can purchase from our shop

Some questions you may be wondering:

  • When will the book arrive? The official release date is July 4, 2018, but often the book arrives sooner.
  • Is the content new? Yes, all of the words, photos and projects are new. There will be overlap with techniques that I share as an artist but this format is all new and we are sharing them in a fresh and fun way where you can go back to them again and again.
  • What are the pre-order giveaways? We are still putting that together and we want them to be so special for you and to reflect us so well. We will finalize all of that soon. Keep your receipt!
  • Will you have a launch party or special workshops to celebrate the book? YES! We have some celebrating planned and we hope you will join us. Those dates will be announced within the next few weeks.
  • Am I able to order your book directly from you? At this time please order from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Once the book is officially launched we will also carry it in our shop.
  • I am a retailer and would love to carry your book. Thank you! That means so much. Please contact my publisher North Light Books.


Thank you from the bottom of my heart for cheering me on over the past year. For being excited for us and for believing that I could bring my best to you. Thank you for your private messages, public cheering, and prayers in between. I had no idea how big this would be when I said yes to it and now that it is almost here I know that I made it over the finish line because of LOVE!

If you have any questions about the book please email me at

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  1. Linda Robison

    omgosh it’s beautiful – but I knew it would be. I think I began adoring you when I took your first class, then the next – then the next – and you have an amazing journey to share for sure. I have loved hearing pieces of your story because I could not imagine having such a wonderful husband, beautiful home, great kids and doing what you love – maybe a movie but certainly not real life – didn’t really believe it ever happens – had never seen it and certainly not in my own life (although I could write a book it would be as far from your experience as can be). Can’t wait to hold this treasure in my hands! I was so excited to see you were teaching at Donna Downey’s and would have booked it until I saw it was in March and no way can you plan a vacation flying out of O’Hare Chicago in March lol lol it’s too risky with our ice and snow that time of year. Perhaps you’ll be there again in moderate temps 😉 In the meantime thank you for all the hard work that resulted in this volume that will certainly be a smashing success.

    1. Jeanne Oliver Author

      Linda, thank you so much for taking the time to share all of this. Please know that there is no fairytale here. There is hard work, love, forgiveness, grace, faith and hurt too. I have stories that I do not share but someday I hope to find the words. I do not share parts of my story because I don’t want to but the time is not right. I hope you can come to Donna’s another time and it really means so much to me that you wrote so much of your heart.

  2. Theresa

    Congratulations! Jeanne, you are an endless source of inspiration. I can not wait to have this beautiful book in my hands. May God continue to bless you, so that you may continue to bless others. Just beautiful xxx

  3. Susan

    As a woman at least twice your age, I wanted to say ‘you go girl”. While I am at a different stage of my life, I have been following you for awhile and you have encouraged me to seek out more art in my life. While I am not an artist per say, I have learn to see art in a very different way. Thank you so much for that. I look forward to the book and the new doors it will open, for both of us.

  4. Serena

    I am so so SO proud of you, my friend. Knocking down doors one courageous and brave move after another. love you so much. Can’t wait to have the book in my hands. xoxo

  5. Shirley Almeta Lennon

    Congratulations Jeanne on this great accomplishment. It is so refreshing to see you give glory to God and to encourage all those who do your courses…together with the many ‘extras’ you provide. You deserve this new success. I am one of the beneficiaries of your online courses and so am certain that this first book of yours will be a great addition to any artist’s library.

  6. nini

    Oh WOW! What a beauty. Huuuuuge congratulations from another one of your big fans 🙂
    Keep shining, the world sure needs more light ?

  7. Kathleen Henry

    I just pre-ordered your luscious book. July won’t be here soon enough.
    I am slowly but surely working my way through your classes. I find you truly inspiring and I love your inventive spirit.
    (I have just finished my plaster book and I love it.)
    Thank you in advance for creating a book . . . I will sleep with it under my pillow.

  8. Renee Mueller

    Hi Jeanne,

    Congratulations on your new book! It is so exciting and I’m sincerely happy for you.
    I discovered your beautiful art classes a couple of years ago, and I love how you are so true to your style and how generous you are as a teacher. I know your book will be one of my favorite art books!


  9. Liz Le Dorze

    This is beautiful… and amazing… and inspiring… I am so incredibly proud of you – and yet not at all surprised at your abilities and determination! This is only the beginning of so much more to come!! Big LOVE to you my friend!!! Hard work always pays off!! Peace and blessings!!! Xoxoxo – Liz

  10. kathleen codyrachel

    Looks beautiful! Can’t wait to get your book! Congratulations❤

  11. Sheila Earhart

    Congratulations doesn’t seem good enough. I’m so happy for you! Take a breath when you can and see if you can take it all in. You’re my favorite Artist, my favorite Teacher, and one of my very favorite Women! Thank you for your classes, online and in person, your encouragement, your sense of humor, and of course your candor. I love you and your family and am very grateful to you for all you have done for me, for students and for women everywhere.
    We share our love of art, of people, of vintage everything, of art supplies and our love of galavanting! I can’t wait to get your book! (I can’t find my preorder on Amazon, so I’m buying one here from you). ? Thank you for sharing your “deep” and for listening to mine. Love Always,

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