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Wild Awakening Live Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on September 29-30, 2017 for a two day art workshop. Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and dreaming.   When you …

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Danielle Donaldson Is Coming To Colorado! {join us in our new studio}

Our new studio is waiting for you and we have opened up a few more spots for our one day watercolor and mixed media workshop with Danielle Donaldson. Come to my home and studio for an art workshop all about lots of light, room to move, color falling off the paper, beauty everywhere you look, good food, lots of laughter and teaching that will grow your art. Danielle is one of the most talented artists and teachers I know. You can’t …

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I am teaching at Donna Downey’s Studio in 2017!

I have been waiting patiently to announce that I will be teaching next year at Donna Downey’s studio! I only travel to teach 4 times a year because I love to be home and with my family. When I travel it is because I KNOW it will be an amazing experience for myself and all of the women coming. I am honored to be teaching at Donna’s studio and I would LOVE to create with you! The Details: Product Description …

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The Living Studio Along the Seine River Cruise

Ever since I have been a little girl I have been a lover of history, architecture, art and I have ALWAYS known…I would travel. I am greatly driven by my desire to learn, explore and to discover more of this world. My family makes choices all of the time that will make it possible for us to travel more and to have less of other things. We want to collect adventures and memories and not just things. I have an …

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Our First Workshop in Our New Studio {registration is now open}

It is with a grateful heart, a little bit of butterflies and a whole lot of excitement that we are announcing that registration is now open for our first workshop in our new studio! Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on June 24-25, 2016 for a two day art mixed media and art journaling workshop. Our new studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during …

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When Italy Steals Your Heart {Again}

As I was making my way to my plane at JFK my mind was focused on a sick boy at home, camp details I was missing, empty arms that I wanted to be in and just the tug I feel anytime I leave my family. I had a nine hour plane ride ahead of me with the other teacher and at this point we were basically strangers. By the time I got to my seat Stephanie Ackerman was already there …

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The Living Studio Along the Danube {Prague, Vienna, Budapest and more}

Ever since I have been a little girl I have been a lover of history, architecture, art and I have ALWAYS known…I would travel. I am greatly driven by my desire to learn, explore and to discover more of this world. My family makes choices all of the time that will make it possible for us to travel more and to have less of other things. We want to collect adventures and memories and not just things. I have an …

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A Still Heart and Loud Laughter {part one}

It is such a rare and special treat for me to get away to create art just for me.  No teaching. No responsibilities. Just the joy of being still. {A piece I created while in Scotland from my sketches of Crovie and a vintage photograph of two women from the villages} I prefer to travel with my family so to take this kind of time and money for just me is hard too but so needed. I homeschool our children …

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Is The World Your Studio? {a glimpse into Savannah}

A few years ago when I came up with the concept behind The Living Studio I had hopes of traveling with women, connecting with different cities and creating outside the studio. My heart’s desire was to encourage women to get out of their comfort zone and to implement daily practicing. I wanted us to become those we had maybe admired for years in the parks, museums, cafes.  To become those that were creating whenever the opportunity arose. As of this …

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What Will Savannah Look Like? {Q&A}

Good Morning! We have had so many questions coming in about the brand new The Living Studio| Savannah, Georgia that I wanted to just take a moment to answer some questions. Please feel free to also ask questions on this post and I will answer as soon as possible. *Will there be structured classes? Absolutely!  This is a much more relaxed and free form retreat because of all of the exploring and art we make on site but we WILL …

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The Living Studio Normandy, France {registration is open}

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. This unique retreat combines my love of travel and creating and connecting with other women. I don’t know how many times over the years I had walked past a person sketching in …

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The Living Studio Savannah, Georgia {come explore and create with me}

This past summer I was able to launch The Living Studio | City Art Walks Around The World in Bellagio, Italy. It was an incredible collaboration with veteran retreat creator Laura McCollough. 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. …

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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 …

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Join Me In California {a few spots left}

I just got back from teaching in Italy and I can’t wait to tell you all about it and share some photos with you too! Being able to bring The Living Studio to life in Italy was a dream come true and I can’t wait to offer this experience in other parts of the country and world. I am hoping to get an Italy post up by Wednesday. I wanted to let you know that I will be in California …

Lucky You {Lucky Me}

I just got a call from my friend Laura that is helping me put together The Living Studio {Lake Como}. She had some really awesome news to share and I can’t wait to pass it along to you. The hotel in Bellagio let her know that they had one more room open up and that means that our SOLD OUT retreat now has room for two more! I know there were many of you that were disappointed that the retreat …

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The Living Studio {City Art Walks Around The World}

Last fall as I was walking with Kelly through the Tuileries Gardens I instantly knew what kind of art retreat I wanted to create. I am not the person that dreams of having art retreats or had even been planning to ever create one. There are so many beautiful and amazing art retreats that it didn’t even seem necessary….until now! I wanted to do something different than anyone else I knew. The idea of creating art with you in Paris …

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An Artful Summer {classes and retreats}

We are busy trying to finish up school and most of me wants to just call it good and call it quits. I won’t. I swear. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I am already drooling at the thought of creating art all summer and creating more with my kids. If you want to create with me I want to give you a few options. First, I have our popular Creatively Made {rediscovering the …

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Fashion 411 {you guys really like to send emails}

First of all THANK YOU so much for all of the sweet comments and emails about my leg. It is has really come a long ways these past 10 days! Crazy, crazy accident but so thankful that the Dr was able to get the infection under control. I also think the Lord had a little bit to do with it too:-) Week three of our e-course is underway and I am packing up to head to California. I am getting all …

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New E-Course, Beautiful Retreat and a Little Reminder to Ask {the answer may surprise you}

I am so excited to share a very tiny sneak peek of my new e-course that will begin on April 16th! More information will be coming next week along with a video. I hope you will join me! ***************************************** Last year I had the privilege of taking an art class with Flora Bowley at The Makerie. Last minute I was able to join in on one of the day passes. First of all the retreat is in beautiful Boulder. Secondly, …

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Local Inspiration {The Makerie}

Over the past three years that I have been running my business I have been floored by the creative women out there. I have had the privilege of becoming close friends with many of them. I have met amazing women from all of the United States and around the world…but sometimes we don’t see all the creativity right in front of us. I can get pretty focused with homeschooling the kids, running a house, business etc. and miss out on …