The Official Launch of The Living Studio {and a huge giveaway too}

I have been waiting to do an official launch of the new The Living Studio | City Art Walks Around The World retreats and online classes!

This is almost two years in the making and it is beyond fun to finally see it coming together.

I was waiting until I could do a huge giveaway and to also give you a hint at what will be coming in the new year.

My heart behind The Living Studio is that we will all learn to explore and create wherever we live.

I hope to inspire people to step out of the comfort of their studios and out into the world and boldly create based upon the beauty all around them.

The Living Studio combines my love of travel, creating and connecting with other creatives.

I don’t know how many times over the years I had walked past a person sketching in an art museum, painting in the gardens, practicing their watercolors in the mountains or writing at a cafe and I have stopped a moment to envy them.

They were doing it!

They HAD to be creative.

It is a practice and a preparedness that motivates you to create your studio wherever you go.

With practice and always having your tools with you…you live your creativity and the world becomes your studio.

To celebrate The Living Studio I am giving some of my favorite go to tools for creating a portable studio.

These are the tool I use that encourage creating at the coffee shop, in the car, at the park or in the mountains.

I suggest having a portable set in your car so you have no excuse not to create on the go.

When you practice like this I promise you that you will start seeing your art grow in new and exciting ways.

{one lucky winner will get everything seen here and a bit more}


{pretty yummy}

I have two amazing The Living Studio collaboration retreats coming up in 2015.

In February we will be creating together in Savannah, Georgia.

Join me in October in Normandy, France.

We will be ending our trip in Paris and I have more coming about that too!

What else is coming for The Living Studio in 2015?

Coming this January The Living Studio will also become a free online series!

This brand new series will highlight a different artist and include technique videos to help you expand your creativity and to encourage making the town you live in your studio.

More information will be coming soon and you can sign up for this FREE series and be ready for the first artist and videos that will launch in January.

**We will even be expanding The Living Studio to have an Art and Necessity Collection**

This will be collections of art supplies put together by artists you trust and admire.

Let’s get back to the giveaway and celebrating new things to come!

What I am giving away:

*One portable art studio set {valued at over $200}

*One $200 Dick Blick gift card

* One package of every class on my creative network {valued at over $790}

One lucky winner will get an art package valued at over $1,000!

How you can enter for the huge art giveaway!!!

To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on THIS post letting us know a place you would love me to host a Living Studio retreat or an artist that you would like to see in the free online series.

For additional chances at the giveaways you can…

* Facebook about the giveaway, the two retreats coming up and the new online series

* Pin this post and/or retreats to Pinterest

* Talk about the giveaway and/or new retreats on Instagram and use the hashtag #thelivingstudio

* Blog about the new retreats and new online series

* Share this post on Twitter

 Each time you share about the sale or this post please come back and let us know.

Thank you for sharing the new course!

{the winner will be announced next Thursday}

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  1. Michelle Eberhart

    It would be amazing if you could come to a retreat in Northern California. So many options, from the coastal areas near Big Sur, to Mendocino, or even somewhere in the Napa Valley.

  2. gcgirl07

    Charleston SC is always a favorite for me…lots of beautiful scenery to sketch/paint and good food to eat :0). Key West would also be a fun spot. LOVE the yummy supplies you are offering a chance to win, thanks so much!

  3. Janene

    I agree that Northern California would be a great place for a retreat. Everything good is within hours. San Francisco is exciting and colorful. The Sierras, the foothill Gold Country, the Delta waterways, the farmlands, vineyards, and lots of great people.

  4. Gretchen

    Oh Jeanne!! What an exciting 2015, not just for you but all of us as well!!! I am thrilled about the online Living Studio and can NOT wait for that to begin. What an ahhh-mazing giveaway!! Oh, I am drooling over the travel kit of art supply goodness!! I NEED THAT! I would love to have a ready to go stash in my car. I truly want to start playing outside of my studio and this would be just the way to get started!! Well my fingers are crossed and so are my toes. Good Luck to everyone!!

  5. sandyderryberry

    Wishing you would bring a Living Reteat class to Chattanooga Tennessee! I’m not sure she teaches, but I would love to see Erin Fitzhugh Gregory in the teacher line up…she’s wonderful!

  6. Lisa

    I am still trying to think of how I can attend your retreat in France. Where there is a will, there is a way! haha! I would love a Living Studio in Boston but anywhere you go would be awesome. Pinning and posting to FB.

  7. Lisa Tompkins

    Mackinac Island, Michigan is such a beautiful place to relax and sketch all the scenery.

  8. Teresa Swanson

    Someone is going to be one very lucky person. How generous you are, Jeanne! I would have to say the coast of Central California is one of my most favorite places to visit. Anywhere from Morro Bay all the way to Carmel and Monterey are some of the most beautiful coastal areas, which leaves quite an area to choose from to have a retreat. Also, Pacific Beach, near Monterey with the pines, and the Monarch butterflies who are attracted to that as, being the main attraction when they are migrating to lay their eggs. (You have to do an online search to find when the butterflies are migrating). They even have a parade when the children especially love it at that time of year as they can put on costumes with butterfly wings. And the weather is always glorious on the coast. It would be a beautiful place for an art retreat!

  9. kim

    What a fabulous giveaway! I would be over the moon if I were chosen to win all these lovely goodies! A Living Studio retreat in Nashville, TN would be an amazing experience! Thank you for your generosity!

  10. Becky Buice

    I would love to see an artist retreat in my precious Canton, Georgia. We have beautiful antebellum mansions, mill shacks and breathtaking gravestones just awaiting a brush and canvas.

  11. Karlene Boss

    I agree with some of the other ladies. California is a beautiful state with miles if gorgeous coastlines and beaches galore. Thank you for your wonderful, generous spirit.

  12. Karen Disljenkovic

    How about the Southwest? Tuscan or Flagstaff? Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, etc.

  13. Mary C. Nasser

    Would love for you to come to the Midwest! I live in St. Louis! But even Chicago would be great!
    Thank you for the chance to win this amazing giveaway.

  14. Ellen Goodloe

    Richmond, VA has lots of history and texture. Perfect for walkabout arting!

  15. Wendy

    I think you should go to Prince Edward Island, Canada! The red sand, lupins, Green Gables! But honestly, anywhere would be amazing.

  16. Ellen Goodloe

    Facebook shared 🙂 Lovely website/photos, lovely art offerings, and lovely giveaway!!

  17. staci torgerson

    I’d love for you to host at the beautiful Lake Martin, Alexander City, AL just 60 miles from Birmingham, AL and 145 miles from Atlanta GA. It’s gorgeous and serene.

  18. Heidi hines

    This is amazing!!! You are SO inspiring and talented I have learned so much from u. I have been sketching a couple times a day and even now when we all sit down and watch t.v . I think it was the best advice you have ever have to me is stop the emails and Facebook and concentrate more on drawing when u can and I have gotten so much better on my sketches of faces. Thank u. I’m so blessed that I finally got to meet u and I hope I can go on the Georgia trip.

  19. Elaine Neidig

    This is totally awesome! My dream one day is to attend a retreat in Italy but I think if I could pick a place in the States it would be New Orleans.

  20. paulafava

    First … I must say … after attending the first Living Studio in Bellagio, Italy this past Summer … I encourage EVERYOne to Run, NOT Walk to your nearest sign up with Jeanne!!! A truly remarkable experience. Second … I WOULD LOVE to Host you here in Northern California Jeanne … so much here to collaborate on. And lastly … I would LOVE to see Orly Avineri as one of your future instructors.

  21. Melanie

    A retreat in the oldest city, St. Augustine, Fl would not only be fun but also so convenient and affordable to me! How I wish I could join you in Savannah and Normandy! This giveaway is so generous! Thanks for a chance!

  22. Lisa Ingram

    Okay, I have just entered the world of Instagram in order to tell my friends about The Living Studio. 🙂

  23. Anna

    I’d love a living studio in New Orleans. It’s a unique and beautiful city and close enough that I could attend!

  24. Lorrayne Berthold

    California has so many gorgeous places to paint in, Ojai in particular has so much character in the buildings and the oranges and strawberry fields around the area.

  25. ursula wollenberg

    A retreat in the ozarks, on Tablerock lake. I would be the happiest girl around if I were to win. Shared on twitter and pinterest.

  26. Sarah L.

    I second the New Orleans trip, beautiful city!
    Thank you so much for the shot at this amazing giveaway!!

  27. Charlotte

    Jeanne you should definitely come to Seattle to do your living studio.. There are so many inspirations for art all around…the puget sound, the the Olympic mountains, great architecture (I say that with a bias cause I am an architect), great parks, beautiful spots in the cascades just a short distance from downtown, lots of art, inspiring places influenced by the coast Salish natives, great food and of course great coffee. So much more than I can list… LOVE to see you do one here in Seattle!!!

  28. Andrea_B.

    WOW! Fabulous giveaway and exciting stuff coming our way… thank you. I would love something in the Bozeman, MT area.

  29. Renee Plains

    Jeanne please come to Scottsdale AZ. The flora and fauna of the Sonoran desert is beautiful and I know your amazing generous spirit would be able to share it in a very special way.

  30. Charlotte

    You should check out Dawn Emerson who a wonderful artist out of Bend Oregon but who teaches workshops every year in Seattle and elsewhere. She is a great teacher – sweet with amazing energy. She works mainly with pastels.

  31. sewfreshsewcleanC

    Austin, Texas is beyond lovely. So is Evergreen, Colorado. Both are within driving distance for me. Shared on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. (Char Struble on FB, lilmissdogooder on Pinterest, @agirladogablog on Twitter)

  32. Darby

    What a fabulous giveaway and love the idea of The Living Studio. I think the California coast sounds like a fabulous place.

  33. Aileen

    On the West Coast – Half Moon Bay, CA. Just about a 30 minute drive south of San Francisco.

    1. reddoglady

      Hi aileen i lived in half moon bay from 1995 – 2000 loved every minute there we lived a few blicks from the beach

  34. carlanda williamson

    I would love for you to host one in the portland, oregon area. It is so beautiful there, and easy for me to fly into from vegas. And my best friend lives there, so we could both attend. I am sharing on facebook for an extra chance. What a great giveaway. ThanK you jeanne.

  35. Renee

    Hi Jeanne! I’m looking forward to a possible San Francisco date! Also really trying to find a way to join you in France!

  36. Angelika Westermann

    Oh what a mindblowing giveaway! Thank you so much for this opportunity. I would love to see Pam Carriker in the new series. And your retreat in Normandy sounds like a dream come true!
    Cheers, Angelika

  37. Vickie Myers

    Come to San Antonio, Texas or Austin, Texas! The give away looks amazing! Thanks for the opportunity to win this kit.

  38. Jodene Shaw

    O, how I want to win this! 😉 Where should you hold a living studio? how about Jackson, Wyoming? Not too far from home, but beautiful. OR St. Augustine Florida! {But really, Savannah is such a lovely choice}.

  39. Anita Kalinowski

    What a generous giveaway, love it!
    For a location I suggest small towns and villages of bucks County, PA. New Hope is one of them; true inspiration for artists 🙂

  40. Maria Longoria

    You should definitely come to Washington! Beautiful scenery everywhere!!’ Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. donna joy

    awesome giveaway! tx hill country is a nice area-not in the full heat of summer though 🙂 or new orleans~

  42. Emily Young

    What a fabulous giveaway!!! I think the Living Studio trips are absolutely amazing and I hope I’m able to make it to one soon!! I think Charleston would be a pretty city, someone else mentioned Prince Edward Island which I think would also be beautiful or I would love one in the English countryside somewhere! I think that one would be my top pick! 🙂

  43. Jen Ueno

    A beautiful place to hold living studio would be Sanibel & Captiva Islands in Florida — the natural scenery is beautiful — or Sedona, Arizona is another fave. And for the free online series, would love to see a lesson from Jane Davenport.

  44. Lisa Sarvak Heaney

    Newport Beach… Come to the Mini Ranch Jeanne we will have a ball! 🙂

  45. Veronica

    It would be FABULOUS if you could hold a Living Studio retreat in SOUTH AFRICA! What about a retreat in the African bush?!!????

  46. Glenna

    Hi Jeanne, How about coming to visit Beautiful British Columbia and hold a living studio in Vancouver! It’s an incredible city 🙂 Thanks for such a stunning giveaway – WOW!

  47. Karen Lewis

    This is a great idea and your giveaway is very generous. I would love to see Emily Jeffords, Erin Fitzhugh Gregory or Rebecca Kinkead in the online series.

  48. Lisa Crail

    Have you thought about Australia! On the Sunshine Coast would be ideal – near the ocean…

  49. Angie Gursche

    North Vancouver, BC Canada would be a very nice place to come and teach. And for those of us who will miss winning your awesome travel art kit, as only one person can win, would it be possible to post a list of what supplies are in the kit?

  50. Anja Auer

    Hi Jeanne,thank you so much for this incredible generous giveaway! How about doing a living Studio in a beautiful little country, named The Netherlands?;-) So many nice places around there. My favourite place would be Bergen.

  51. Elizabeth

    Savannah sounded great to me, but the dates conflicted with my families scheduling. Some else mentioned Mackinac Island Michigan…a wonderful place for this type of gathering. How about a large city? As for an artist, Pam Garrison would be a great idea.

  52. blueyedscrapper

    WOW!! Sounds awesome!! Wish I could go—that being said, I believe there should be class here in the Laurentians, Quebec, Canada. We get many tourists here, from the US, and they love it—it is so beautiful. It’s about 1.5 hours from Montreal. If you were to bring a class here, I would be there with bells on!!!!
    I am excited to learn from these fab ladies—and the giveaway?? WOW!!! Jaw-dropping!!!!

  53. Kim

    Jeanne, a fun place to do a retreat would be Tuscany or Hawaii. This giveaway would be a dream come true for me. Thank you for offering such a generous gift! I would like to see Misty Mawn teach.
    Oh and I already tweeted you link.

  54. cmscanlon

    I woul love for you to come to Maine. No one ever comes this far north, i’d love to help you with the details. Thanks for offering such a great giveaway!

  55. Kim Elliott

    I would love to see you host a class at the North Carolina Museum of Art. The outdoor art path is not only stunning in itself, but the sculptures that line the pathway are amazing (bonus: Rodin’s sculpture garden is here too.) Oxygen for the artist’s heart!

  56. KimL

    I would love to see you travel to the Amalfi Coast. It is so beautiful you can not help but be inspired

  57. susy

    Come to Westchester NY. There are a few cute towns and some awesome parks. Tarrytown, Peekskill, Cold Spring and Beacon are awesome. Yonkers has Untemeyer Gardens a gorgeous park that was part of a bigger estate on the 1920’s.

  58. Michel Fletcher

    I would love you to come to Amsterdam, Florence, Berlin, Barcelona, Nice, Venice…list goes on:)

  59. Evelyn Hayes

    I would love to go to a retreat somewhere beautiful and a view of the ocean. To me it really doesn’t matter where it is as long as I can get to go and meet you and learn art from you! You are so talented and love your classes. Florida sounds amazing to me, though.

  60. Patti butchwell

    Would love to welcome you to Columbus, ohio! We are a growing city with a lot to offer. Thank you for the opportunity to win this amazing kit!!!

  61. Tracy McCarthy

    How about Bass Lake, outside of Yosemite in Central California? Gorgeous place to get creative energy!

  62. Suzen

    How about Lenox, Mass in the Berkshire mountains? There’s a world class spa/resort there, lots of natural beauty and a tremendous influx of culture.

  63. Tori Dawson

    I love this living studio course. I’m already saving up so I can one day visit one of these beautiful places. I think it would be awesome to have a class in Seattle. You can hike in the mountains in the morning and hang out at the beach in the afternoon. I also think Washington DC or Boston Massachusetts would be cool. There is so much history and historical buildings there.

  64. Brandi Evans

    What a fabulous giveaway! Somewhere along Lake MIchigan would be wonderful! I know of a fabulous bed and breakfast looking off a bluff.

  65. Peggy Mcdevitt

    What a fantastic package, thank you so much for the chance to win. I already signed up. I appreciate you and what you stand for, thank you so much. How about columbus Ohio to host a class.

  66. coco.nut

    I’d love it if you came to Poland, but I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to afford the retreat anyway… 🙁

    in your free art series I’d like to see Alisa Burke or Juliette Crane, or Veronica Funk, or Dion Dior or all of them 🙂

    and thank you very much for the opportunity to win! I’d love to win the kit – I get constatntly frustrated by the fact that many interesting art supplies you can easily purchase (in the USA), are not available in Poland…

  67. Becky J

    Because of many years of family vacations at the Outer Banks, NC I would love to see one there- or here in my woodsy area in Western PA 🙂 I promise to spoil you rotten Jeanne if you want to come here to stay 🙂 I would enjoy seeing Rebecca Sower share her art with us….wow- my heart is racing at the possibility of winning-haha…Thanks so much for your generosity and a blessed Thanksgiving to all!! xoxo

  68. TraceyP

    Come to Canada!!! Toronto (or a cute suburb) would be a great venue for your workshops – I would help you to arrange! Thanks for the generous chance to win – you are awesome!

  69. Mary ann

    I lovely space is the wine country around Temecula CA., So close the desert and the sea, lots of inspiration to be found.

  70. Lynda W.

    Come to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and while you’re there, the artist Susan Black would be a great person to talk to!

  71. janetg

    Wow! what a fabulous give away!! And the living studios is ss such a great idea. i wish you would come to the midwest-to Missouri–it’s not a place most people choose–there are more exotic places, but there is beauty and interest everywhere if you look for it! Looking forward to the free online class in January!

  72. Diva Kreszl

    Your most kind and generous offer is beyond enticing, I have already signed up and am so looking forward to this series! I have had the opportunity to travel to one retreat in my lifetime but traveling in itself can be costly, oh how I wish there were more local opportunities to participate locally her at the Jersey Shore Area.

  73. chasity

    Your art retreat in France is going to be AMAZING!
    How exciting is that?!?

    I would be thrilled to see a retreat in Kansas City~
    I would get to go to that one, for sure!


    I just love that quote you used by Walt Whitman.
    What a great way to live each day.

    Hope your day is filled with blessings, dear girl.

  74. chasity

    and I am soo soo SO excited for the free course that is coming up.
    what a blessing that is going to be for so many.

    thank you for following your heart call on that one.
    love you to the moon.

  75. laura

    I think one would be perfect at my lodge!!!! No place I know more peaceful with spectacular sunrise and sunsets!!

  76. Angela Barribeau

    I tweeted, shared on Facebook and pinned on Pinterest! What an amazing giveaway, totally trying to figure out what all is in your kit, because I rarely win anything and I will want to put together my own kit if I don’t win! LOL 😉

  77. Robyn Hirvela

    I would LOVE for you to come to Houston, TX! My Muse Group would loves your work. I have shared many techniques that I learned from you with them! And, I have introduced them to art supplies that I discovered while taking your classes. I going to share on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram now!!! This is awesome Jeanne! Thank You!!!

  78. Nancy Steffen

    I would so love for you to bring your retreat to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina! I don’t live there, but it’s my favorite place, and my husband and I go there a lot! You can be sure I’d be there to take your classes :)!

  79. Heidi hines

    ThiS is an amazing giving by the talented Jeanne!! The best advice she gave me is practice, practice,practice!! Because I wanted to learn how to do faces. So I try to do that when my kids are watching tv and a lot less Facebook. Your class are SO inspiring and helpful and full of love and fun. Thank u for being u!!!

  80. Tamara Mulkey

    It has been so very long since I have drawn. I have a degree that I have let rust. This would be a great opportunity and tool to help me remember. Thanks.

  81. Sonya B.

    I would love to win this for my 17 yr. old daughter who is very interested in art and I know she would just love this! Thank You and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  82. Paula Ridley

    I would love to be part of this giveaway! Thanks for putting it together ! As far as what artists I’d like you to feature in The Living Studio, Mary Ann Moss, Pamela Garrison, Danny Gregory, and Alena Hennessey would be awesome people to see in the free online class. Crossing my fingers…

  83. Diana waite

    You should do a retreat in Jackson hole, Wyoming. It is a magical place brimming with inspiration.

  84. Paula Lewis

    (and you have a nice website) Victoria, BC is a lovely city, full of great sites.

  85. Marsha McElroy

    Congratulations on this achievement! I’d love to see you at Seabrook Island, south of Charleston, SC.

  86. Melanie Dorsey

    I live on the west central coast of Florida in Clearwater. So, I vote you host a Living Studio retreat here! Life on the water is the best life. Pelicans dive for fish in the Gulf of Mexico as I float on my back, hair splayed out like seaweed, Seagulls steal snacks from unsuspecting tourists. Along the private beaches where I run and walk, Cormorant congregate to discuss the ebb and flow of the tide and just past the swim line, pods of dolphin dance! And it’s a lucky day when you spy a fever of rays jumping from the waves! Kayaking or paddle boarding the Inter-coastal, you’ll see “Bird Island” where all manner of fish and fowl reside including a pilot whale who once surprised me as I paddled near him.

    The artist I’d like to see in the free online series is Junelle Jacobsen as I enjoy her whimsical watercolors.

  87. Eve Munson

    Santa Fe would be a perfect place for a retreat–exquisite scenery, endless wonderful restaurants, and many, many excellent galleries and museums for inspiration!

  88. Amy Jupin

    I think you should have a retreat at Seaside or Watercolor, FL. It’s beautiful!

  89. Anna Starner

    Central PA has beautiful countryside and great sights. Great place to do a retreat and go antiquing. Wonderful give away.

  90. Jennifer Brownlee

    I live in Pine Mountain, GA. Callaway Gardens is beautifully landscaped and home to beautiful birds and butterflies. I love walking on the paths and finding hidden streams and stone structures. My excuse for not creating when I’m out and about is because I have small children. I like the idea of having a tool case. Then I can atleast charcoal sketch something inspiring. It’s all about consistency right!? I would LOVE to participate in the Savannah retreat! The smoky mountains.. pigeon forge would be a great location as well. Thank you for being an inspirational leader Jeanne!

  91. Carmen Leigh

    What a wonderful gift!!! I would love to have a retreat in New Orleans, so much beautiful architecture and history! The closest thing to Paris that I have found in the U.S.! Also, love the spookiness! 🙂

  92. Heather

    What a wonderful idea! Please consider coming to New Mexico! Somewhere outside Santa Fe or Taos would be fabulous and in the artistic tradition of the state.

  93. susangoodell

    I would love to see the Living Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico during the balloon festival, which happens in October. How inspiring would that be?

  94. Dawn

    Door County Wisconsin would be a great place for a retreat. Especially in the fall.
    Thanks for offering this give away. I work on art outside in my yard but would love to venture in to a public space.
    But I’m kind of afraid what people might say about my art? Insecurity I suppose. Anyway I’d love to win one of the prizes.
    They all sound wonderful. Thanks for all you do. I appreciate it all.
    Kindness matters, Dawn Dutton

  95. Amber K

    I would love to do something like this in Arizona, all the beautiful and interesting red rock formations look very inspiring!

  96. Leslie

    Oh my! My head is spinning with all the grand suggestions for places to visit and create. And … you are so generous — thank you! What about Prague? I’ve never been there but have heard it’s incredible — stone bridges, art galleries — all the old world touches that inspire. And I also have to agree with the suggestion for a retreat on the Central Coast of California. Cambria is delightful. Walks along the beach with sea otters entertaining and performing for your attention — truly a treat.

  97. mell

    Wot a great give away. I would love you to come the UK as most teachers miss us and go to Europe 🙁

  98. eperez205

    I would to see an offering in Prague for abroad here in the states it would be hard to choose, every state has something great to offer. Thanks for such a great giveaway

  99. Elissa Fletcher

    Echo Robyn Hirvela – I am in a muse group with her…..we would LOVE for you to come to “our neck of the woods” – literally — and share creative time with nature as our muse 🙂 !!!

  100. Paula Garcia

    A retreat in San Diego would be amazing!! I attended your first Meet The Master art class and I learned to like artists that I had only given a passing glance to previously. Any artist you pick will be an amazing experience and an opportunity to grow.

  101. JoAleks

    Online Living Studio – that’s awesome!!! And the place… Berlin, Germany- it would be greta to have you so close to the place I live…:>

  102. Holly

    WOW! Thank you for the great news, and the generous opportunity! I am looking forward to the January sessions, and hearing how the Normandy and Savannah sessions go! 🙂 I know you have been to the East Coast, so how about Boston/Cape Cod area in New England? Then I might actually be able to participate live and in person!!! 🙂 So many historic and scenic places in the area too…

  103. Tania Nain

    I would love to see junelle Jacobsen as one of the teachers. Just like you she has an intoxicating, contagious love for life and God.
    Even though I know it would be next to no chance of you ever teaching here in South Africa, Cape Town it is a exiting thought though :”)

  104. Jennifer U

    Two places I’d love to join one of your retreats… being in Pacific NW or British Columbia area (I’m impartial to my home area and the beautiful trees and light :). Globally, Scotland. It’s a magical place and would be an incredible retreat by the sea and through history. Thanks for the chance to win those amazing goodies! Keep up all the good work. Jennifer Kay

  105. spyarchive

    No matter how often I hear about decluttering, I can’t help but make an exception for art supplies! I’d love to see this happen in Chicago (but maybe when it gets a little warmer).

  106. Tonya

    I’d like you to come to Fort Worth tx! And I’d LOVE to see an online class with Katie Rodgers of Paperfashion

  107. Jill pitzer

    I’d love to come to your hometown or have you come to mine, Edmond, Oklahoma. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  108. Leilani Rector

    I know I’m supposed to say something about where I live, and the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee are glorious, but I would love to see you do a Living Studio on the Coast of Oregon. God lives there, I am convinced.

  109. Tracy Faulkner

    I’d love for one of your future retreats to be held in Seaside Florida. It’s the most beautiful, inspiring place ever. I think Junelle Jacobsen would be the perfect artist for such an inspirational retreat.

  110. Nicki

    Ooh, so many of these places sound wonderful! I’m all for the Pacific coast, whether it be in CA or Oregon, or even Mexico or Costa Rica!

  111. K Brasfeild

    How about Katherine Dunn? She seems an expert at making art out of ordinary life, wherever she finds herself?!:) -k.

  112. Shelley Rose

    Oh my goodness…how wonderful it would be to win such a fantastic prize! Thank you so much for the opportunity! I’m off to Las Vegas next week to watch my 9-year old play baseball…and you got me thinking…so I’m going to make my own little travel art kit to take with me…have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!

  113. johnkd

    I would love for you to visit us here in the Midwest. My hometown in NW Missouri has an Abbey and a Convent. Both very peaceful. The rolling hills and farm life would make a beautiful class setting!

  114. Lisa

    Kauai, Hawaii is the perfect place to have a retreat. It is so gorgeous along the Na Pali coast. It is so lush and serene. Kauai is such a great place to nuture and develop your artistic soul. There are botanical gardens, beautiful beaches, and parks. An art retreat there would be so incredibly inspirational and a dream come true.

  115. Charlotte

    Okay, so another shameless plug for doing your Living Studio in Seattle. A great location would be Sleeping Lady Resort about an hour outside of Seattle. Its in a beautiful setting in the Cascade Mountains with great amenities and its close to Seattle. Of course there are lots of choices in Seattle itself. Another great option would be Ilsandwood on Bainbridge Island. It too is in a beautiful setting and just a quick a ferry ride into Seattle. Hoping you come to Seattle 🙂

  116. Donna

    Traverse City or Charlevoix Michigan. If I didn’t have an infant I would so love the Savannah studio! I think the whole idea is beautiful and
    I hope your living studio continue long enough so I can cross it off its new spot on my bucket list. <3

  117. Jennifer

    You should host a retreat in Ireland! I don’t live there, but visit each year to see my in-laws. Check out Kinsale! Love!

  118. Sharon DuBois

    What an awesome give away! Would love to see you come to one of our Southern California cities. Los Angeles, Santa Ana, San Diego or anywhere along the coast.

  119. Mary W

    Wow, what a giveaway, I am so excited, thank you for all you do! It would be great if you can come to the east coast, New York City, museums, etc. I am just a few hours away and have never been to a museum there can you believe it? Looking forward to see where you will go and what you will be doing next!

  120. Sheila Earhart

    I would like you to do an Art Retreat in/near Denver! I finally left Portland to move back home to Denver (you’ll remember be always commenting/emailing you about missing Denver & my brother living in Castle Rock, yada yada…). Well, I’m finally here & I’m ready! Go for it Jeanne!
    Sheila from Denver
    (Formerly of Portland, OR & now happily back home). 😉

  121. Emerald1

    Oh, a Living Retreat in Western Washington! There are so many lovely towns with great accommodations on the water with tons of nature for inspiration. Thank you for this opportunity! Fun!

  122. Melissa Burford

    Although I no longer live near there, I could concur that Mendocino, CA is amazing and would be a perfect retreat spot. Thanks for a chance to win any of the very generous prizes!

  123. Stephanie Schütze

    Oh my this is so great! Congrats to the Living Studio! I would LOVE to see you in Germany! I will come wherever you will have a retreat in Germany! I Love your art and would love to create with your tipps and instructions. And your prizes are so generous!

  124. Darla Deiparine

    Being on a retreat with Jeanne Oliiver would be fantastic in any setting! My suggestion because I live in snowbound upper midwest country November through March making travel plans “iffy” is to have a Retreat time in April through October.. As far as type of art materials I would like to learn more about doing art with pastel pencils and sticks.. I would like to learn more about Renoir. I like a diversity of artist presenting classes I especiall likey the unknow; those who do not give frequent classes eg. Robin F.

  125. serena

    oh Jeanne, I am constantly blown away by your creativity and your generosity. I’ve said it before, but I’d go anywhere with you if I could. You know what city I recommend right??? I mean it’s a no brainer 🙂 The NW loves you girl. New Orleans would be a hoot too!

  126. lynda dunham-watkins

    I would love to see a retreat at Abiquiu, N.Mex. What a treat that would be to explore the region. I just returned from Paris where I saw many works by Van Gogh and wanted to tell you that your course featuring this artist made my visit with him so much more meaningful. Thank you. And would love to win this give away!

  127. Noelle Mena

    Woman, I will get back up to Nashville & actually we will be in Franklin, right below Nash, where the foothills are beautiful! When I have my Art Retreat home opened, would love for you to come teach! Nash is the new it city. People think it is all just country music, but it is far from it. You are so very generous and you bless me through your art, words & teachings. The Living Studio is going to be a way for you to share & bless others on such a more intimate way. I am sooooo excited for you!

  128. Noelle Mena

    I pinned it!
    I shared on Facebook!
    I tweeted it!
    I Flipped it! (Flipboard app is awesome and I have 3 magazines there)
    and I commented above.
    Woot. Just Woot. It’s a pleasure to share no matter what. ??

  129. katie

    new orleans is an amazing city with history and architecture and art.
    plus lots of great music and food and drink.

  130. katie

    i pinned post to three of my boards.
    good luck with it all!
    would love to be able to join you one day.
    best, katie

  131. Debra Brown

    I would love to have you come to Chcago! That would be awesome!
    The Midwest gets left out of so many of the art retreats! What if you were able to feature Rebecca Crowell or Lisa Pressman? I would love to learn their techniques with cold wax and oil. Thank you!

  132. Casey

    Somewhere in the Midwest: Sylvan Lake in South Dakota, White Bear Lake in Minnesota, Branson, MO. Handicap accessible would be great! I imagine Salt Lake City is due to tje Olympics in recent years. Good luck everyone!

  133. Bonnie

    Hi Jeanne, you’ve inspired me to really take my art studio out into the community i live in…once the commitment was made it was sweet how things transpired. I was gifted with yearlong membership at a local botanical garden…i’ve begun a weekly art date…things are feeling magical through this heART connection and many little art dreams seem to be coming alive…i’ve made the art committment through connecting fully with your classes to be doing something each and every day and to be living wholly sustainably through my art in another 10 years….the work is more a joy each day as i am living inspired by this connection… i pinned and will facebook as well…wish i could win this fab pkg as it would be a boon in the art journey i am on:) thanks for all your lovely classes:)

  134. Bonnie

    i also put this up on FB. really looking forward to all that you are sharing. hoping one day i will be part of one of your outings:)

  135. Beth P

    Although perhaps not one of the most beautiful places on the planet, Harrisville, NH can hold it’s own and I would love to see you come here, the place where I currently call home. I think the town could use a really good dose of the living studio as many, far too many, seem to live rather introverted existences here. I know there is beauty here through it’s marvelous old New England town feel as well as natural beauty of lakes and wetlands all around. The historical, the newer and Mother Nature all wrapped up together.
    I have also FB and tweeted. I will be blogging about it tomorrow (Saturday 11/22) on my blog http://elisabetpollock[dot]blogspot[dot]com
    In the meantime, thank you so much for your beautiful heart and amazing creativity that you share with us all so freely!
    Hugs and many thanks,
    Beth P

  136. Patricia LaCroix

    Hi Jeanne :)) I shared this on Twitter, and I would LOVE it if you came to New England!
    Thank you for the chance to win this amazing prize, and for all of the spectacular content in Studying Under the Masters (which I am STILL working through almost 12 months later!).Lots of Peace and Blessings to you <3

  137. kampysgirl

    Thank you so much for this opportunity Jeanne! I think I should like you to visit closer to where I live, upstate New York. Maybe the Adirondack Mountains or down by n person! xo

  138. Kay Burnett

    Columbus, GA – FT. BENNING, GA! Our military community would love to see you! So many of us are connected to the military in some way. For us, my husband maintains the simulators our soldiers train on before shipping out (and I have cousings who married into the military). I think this would be a wonderful opportunity for you (not just us!) to share your art with our military families – what an inspiration! Thanks for offering the free classes and sharing your experiences

  139. Tracey Fletcher King

    I would love to be part of the giveaway… And I shared of on Facebook as well… I would love you to come and teach in Australia… A long way I know but it is stunning… So many things to inspire

  140. Lisa Wright

    Cornwall would give you every spark of magic you need to make the perfect retreat – it’s steeped in history and mystery with King Arthur’s birthplace, dramatic coastlines, surf, hidden river valleys and stories around every corner!

  141. Amy Duncan

    This sounds amazing! I cannot wait. Please come to the Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania, Virginia area. 🙂

  142. Colleayn Klaibourne

    I think it would be great to have one in Minnesota, close to Red Wing, MN. Also, I would love to see Alisa Burke, Dion Dior and Tracey Fletcher King do a free online class. Any of these would be GREAT to win! Thanks for the opportunity.

  143. sue

    Come to Minnesota where beauty surrounds us. In the Fall when the mosquitoes aren’t quite so plentiful would be a plus. Great giveaway!!

  144. Leeanne Horne

    Hi Jeanne. My suggestion is Maleny, a small town near Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. Popular with artists for its rolling green hills and the beautiful Glasshouse Mountains. You might even see some Aussie wildlife!

  145. bevlangby

    Omg what a giveaway thanks Jeanne …I would like to nominate Mystele of Community Thrive…or Judy Wise thanks again…

  146. justaddwatersilly

    I’d love it if you did a retreat in Victoria, BC, Canada. It’s beautiful here in the spring an summer. Thank you for entering me into the giveaway. Crossing my fingers! (email is thejaemac at shaw dot ca

  147. arlsmomLynda

    I nominate the beautiful mountains in Washington for a class…surrounded by all the tall trees, clean air, and green of Washington! Thank you for the chance to win!

  148. Irene

    Wow, I would love to see you in Palos Verdes Estates, CA or a nearby beach town and nominate Misty Mawn. Thanks!

  149. Lissa

    Come to NJ,! I would. Love to see Dion Dior, tamara la Porte, ady alamanza, suzi blu, Traci Bautista, Cathy bleateau pretty much anyone would be great

  150. Tautchia Coleman

    What an amazingly generous giveaway!!! I would love to see the retreat come tho the St. Louis, MO area! It would be wonderful to see Pam Garrison on the free online series 🙂

  151. Annette Tyrrell

    Jeanne- You just bless me! (Do not pick this one- I have plenty of supplies)……

  152. Aligna Bluhm

    Well how about iowa!:) I wish I could go to all these other places to be apart of your classes & oh the fun of creating with y’all would be a dream??

  153. Mary Carroll

    Pick me! I have invited several friends to join you here and also shared on my FB page. I will share on Pinterest and Twitter. I want those supplies! 🙂 I took an art class this weekend at The Rock and Im hooked. Do a class at The Rock. 🙂 Ill open the coffee shop. 🙂

  154. Marjorie Cooper

    Please come to Hamilton Ontario Canada!! We are the waterfall capital of the world!!!! We have so many canvases for creatives to work from!

  155. Stella Ley

    You’ve outdone yourself again! We’d welcome you with open arms anytime at Wacky Nut Farm -Bainbridge

  156. Tammy

    St. Louis mo would love to take part in a living studio! AND may I suggest a talented artist/teacher from St. Louis… Her name is Kate and she creates beautiful art that has uplifting messages, too. Her art site is called Art Nosherie. She lives in North Carolina but grew up in the Midwest. Very talented young lady.

  157. Sheila Atchley

    I would love to see a Living Studio at Blackberry Farm, in the Smokies. Or in Gatlinburg, TN where we can travel the foothills and coves and sketch all the beautiful old churches. Um…I’d be happy to help teach. ????

  158. Charlotte

    I meant to share a link for Sleeping Lady Resort in my post last week. I think it would be a great spot/ home base for a living studio in the Seattle area. It has a rich history and art on site as well as being in a beautiful setting. If you don’t end up doing a living studio there it is still worth a visit… check it out at If you do end up coming to the Seattle area for a Living Studio and want help from an architect, designer, and aspiring artist I’d be happy to help. (Hoping to someday be able to call myself an artist) Love your designs, your art and most of all your great teaching!! Hope to attend one of your living studio’s someday!! 🙂

  159. Katie Miller

    Dear Jeanne,
    I think it would be fantastic to do a retreat for military loved ones or veterans, specifically wounded warriors at one of the hospitals or on a base and this is because art and creativity is freeing and healing. I’m not sure this type of retreat would be possible…or if it would be a retreat?
    For me, the less unnatural stimulation that is flooding my senses, the easier it is for me to be creative…so anywhere next to the water, I’ve always wanted to see Prince Edward Island where Anne of Green Gables was filmed. Ireland and New Zealand would also be amazing!
    I’m excited to explore more of your website and make time for creative pursuits 🙂
    ~ Katie

  160. abigail

    what an awesome idea!! i think whitefish, montana is an incredible place…near glacier natl. park!! it’s considered ‘the last best place’ (with an intl. airport 20 min. away).
    also, last year i went to ubud, bali and it was so amazing….another paradise!!!

  161. Carla B

    I would love for you to host an art retreat in Vancouver, BC. It is such a beautiful area with many gorgeous islands to explore nearby. There is a very artsy feel to the city, and friendly people to boot! 🙂

  162. Karla Fore

    I took my first painting class with my college aged daughter at a local community college and I was so surprised that I could paint! I feel like it opened up a side of me that layed dormant.

    Banff, Canada would be lovely!

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