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Foraged Landscapes with Kristy Kensinger | Early Registration Open

Want to learn to gather your own pigment, make art supplies from scratch and then create landscapes from your foraged finds? If you are lover of nature and the world around you THIS course is what you have been waiting for!   Each teacher on our creative network has been handpicked because I see something so special and unique about what they offer and how they share that journey. When I think back to what first drew me to Kristy Kensinger it …

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My Current Watercolor Palettes | Get the names and links

  A few weeks ago in the JO Creative Community (I would love to have you join the free FB group)I shared the art supplies currently on my cart.  The stars of the show were my two watercolor palettes that are a custom combination of half pans from Ocean Paper and Wildthorne. I had so many requests wanting to know exactly what colors were in the palettes that I made a short video and then labeled each color for you. …

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A Brand New Free Art Video with Jeanne Oliver

  We have just added a brand new FREE ART LESSON to our creative network!  Today we have released Portable Art Studio with Jeanne Oliver. Jeanne Oliver is sharing the ease and intention of creating and using a portable art studio in her day-to-day life. Whether you want to start connecting more with your creativity, you make art regularly or even if you are a working artist…the portable art studio practice is a reminder to be present and create with …

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Last Days for Holiday Delivery

We have loved wrapping up so many special artisan products from our shop for you! Just a reminder that tomorrow night (December 8th @ 10pm MT) is the last day we can guarantee Christmas delivery. Each item will come beautifully wrapped and ready to give (or keep for yourself).   Give the gift of creativity!     Give my book, The Painted Art Journal! Shop all of our gallery wrapped canvases HERE   Shop our artist supplies + necessities HERE …

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The Shop is Restocked!

    We have been busy getting all of your orders out! Thank you so much! I hope you can feel our love and thankfulness for your orders when you receive your thoughtfully wrapped treasures.  We just restocked some of your favorite items so if you missed them the first time we hope you can grab one now.     ⠀ This collection is all about the artist, supporting other artisans and using gorgeous pieces in our creative spaces.    …

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Gifts For Artists | Give The Gift of Creativity

  I love looking for gifts for people I love throughout the year and it is the most fun to share some of our favorite things that we use in our day to day life. I love being surrounded by things that are beautiful and useful. I believe the two can go together and I have gathered some really wonderful gift ideas to give your favorite creative.   1. I don’t know the volume of clothes I have destroyed over …

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We ADORE You! | 30% Off Shop Sale

  We are so thankful for our all of the people that make our studio, creative network and shop a success. We absolutely adore you and appreciate each one of you so much! For the next 24 hours, we are offering 30% off any ONE item in our shop! That means art, jewelry, clothing, art supplies, BAGS…any one item! Use code ADOREU at checkout. Happy Valentine’s Day! Jeanne and Kelly *This sale does not apply to online courses

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Giveaway Time | $300 Art Supply Gift Card!

  ***THE WINNER IS*** Lisa Noneman commented: August 7, 2017 at 7:47 pm I’ve been sharing my art supplies with a young girl who lives in my small town. She works at our library, very shy and reserved and we discovered each other through our love of art. I packed up a tote of all my favorite supplies and gave them to her to use and she comes to me often to show me what she makes. It touches my heart …

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The Quinn Art Bag is Back In Stock!

I just have returned from teaching in Italy (post coming soon and it was AMAZING) and I wanted you to know that the Quinn Art Bag is back in stock! This is my go to bag for art and everyday! This bag was inspired by my The Living Studio series and retreats and the idea of not just creating in our studios but out in the world and creating around what inspires us. This art bag is made from grey …

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Art Supply Giveaway! {Let’s Celebrate the new Portraits Class}

I hope you all had a great weekend! We had our first week back from vacation and Jack started high school within hours of us returning home. Jack has always been home-schooled (except for his weekly enrichment school) and I have to be honest that he adjusted much easier than I did:-) I loved having him home this weekend and I think that weekends will be cherished much more from here on out. Benjamin has been sick since the day …

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What Does Your Monday Look Like? {I know what I will be doing}

This Monday I will be launching my brand new art course The Journey of Letting Go {creating beauty from ashes}. I wanted to give you a peek into what the first week will hold. If you are brand new to mixed media or you have been playing for awhile I hope you will love this four week course. Our first week is focused on exploring mediums, textures, patterns and creating three different journals to record your thoughts and art. Each …

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My Favorite Things of 2012 {Creative Favs}

Today I want to share my Creative Favorites of 2012. To see my Business Favorites of 2012 click HERE. I  love to create and there is always something new or new to me that catches my eye. I love seeing what other artists use too and how they like to use them. Many  of the items on my list have been used for years and they are still my favorite and most used art tools. Some tools are newer to …

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I had to…I couldn’t take it any longer {you should join me}

I am the kind of girl that (unfortunately) doesn’t think about birthday presents until the day before sometimes. I refuse to put up decorations of any kind unless it is for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I wrap my Christmas presents the night before Christmas. I like to celebrate one holiday at a time. I don’t even really like to begin Christmas shopping until after Thanksgiving. I will not put the Christmas tree up earlier than the day after Thanksgiving (I will …

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E-Course and Art Supply Giveaway

I meant to include all of this in yesterday’s post but snow day got the best of me! To celebrate the launch of my E-Course I want to do a giveaway of 5 spaces to the course and one of those winners will also win over $200 in art supplies to use in the class! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. For additional chances to win you can: * Blog about the …

Video {Art Supply Basics}

Hello everyone! I am excited because today I am sharing with you my first video. Let me clarify….I did a really awesome one and the sound was bad. I did a second one and it was OK but the sound was also jacked up. I made a third as the the sun was going down, I was sick of the sound of my own voice and I was already tired of what I was saying and that is the one …