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Let Us Make With Sheila Atchley | Early Registration Just Opened

One of my dearest friends in the world is my beautiful friend Sheila Atchley. In my life, she is trusted and true and one of the wisest people I know. She is a straight talker, deep thinker and creative soul that longs for truth and beautiful conversation. It is with deep joy that I share that we are offering Sheila’s first online course, Let Us Make! Let Us Make! An artful, playful exploration of creation, purpose, theology, and story, as …

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Semi-Annual 50% Off Sale | Art + Lifestyle Online Workshops

We only do this twice a year and this will not happen again until January 2018! For the next 48 hours we are having our Semi Annual 50% off Online Class Sale! No coupon is needed! This is the perfect time to stock up on all of those online classes that you have been dreaming about taking. We have so many courses that are on sale for the first time! Our creative network has some of the most incredible artists …

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France | Where Beauty Is The Function

  Jet lag is still my sidekick as I try to settle back into day-to-day life after France. These extra days of adjusting are also good for my heart and mind as I process once again the beautiful opportunity of travel. As I download photos, unpack my suitcase, wash too many loads of laundry, unwrap French treasures, and put away art supplies I am given the gift of remembering, honoring and reflecting on this time away.       I …

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Animal Antics With Tracy Verdugo Begins On Monday!

Tracy Verdugo’s Animal Antics will begin on Monday! Tracy has inspired thousands to step out of their comfort zone and to walk them through the creative process with ease. She has even inspired one of my favorite authors Elizabeth Gilbert! I love that! Tracy cut back on her travel schedule as she focused on her body as she was healing through cancer. We love that Tracy is taking this much needed time to heal and that she is allowing more …

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Dina Wakley Ordered Chaos | Early Registration Just Opened

I have a huge treat that I am announcing today! Dina Wakley will be teaching on our creative network and her course Ordered Chaos JUST opened for early registration! If you had a chance to take the FREE Living Studio online video with Dina you get just a taste of how fun, easy to follow and colorful her art is.  You can’t leave time with Dina and not want to have your hands covered in creativity! If you did not have a chance …

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Gathering Beauty| A Study in Still Life Painting Early Registration

We have been hoping for a course just like this for awhile. We are so lucky to have Wendy Brightibill sharing her gifts again with us and this time she is teaching Gathering Beauty | A Study in Still Life Painting.   A peek into Gathering Beauty by Wendy Brightbill… With Spring right around the corner, I am looking forward to the longer days and new life. I often feel a surge of creativity around this time of the year. …

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For All Your Colorado Girls | I Am Teaching At The Vintage Whites Market

For all of you that have been asking for more local Colorado art classes I am excited to share this! I will be teaching at the Vintage Whites Market on April 1, 2017. $110 includes admission to The Vintage Whites Market, a three hour workshop and all supplies included. I can’t wait to create with you! You may transfer your registration to another person but this workshop is non-refundable. You can register below…

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A Color Narrative with Danielle Donaldson | Last 24 Hours To Get The Early Registration Price!

You have 24 hours left to get the early registration price of $32 for Danielle Donaldson’s newest online course A Color Narrative! Guys! It is so stunning and the watercolor geodes had me all weepy they are so beautiful! A Color Narrative is a one week online course (4+ hours of content) with lifetime access. The early registration price is $32. Color tells stories and shares emotion in ways words can’t. In our time together, I’ll help you discover the …

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Sneak Peek Into Week One of Wild Awakening | Painting Big With Expressive Freedom

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We have been busy in the studio getting week one of Wild Awakening | Painting Big With Expressive Freedom ready to launch on Tuesday, January 24th! This is my first online course of 2017 and it is all about getting out of your comfort zone but having fun in the process.  I hear all of the time from people that they pass the large canvases in the art supply store and think about …

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Radiant Watercolor Portraits | Last 24 Hours To Get The Early Registration Price

  We have the most gorgeous watercolor portraits online course beginning NEXT month! You have 24 hours left to get the early registration price of $28 for Radiant Watercolor Portraits with Christie Drahnak. Simple tools and extraordinary techniques to create stunning portraits. “Watercolor is a swim in the metaphysics of life… a mirror of one’s own character. Let it be unpredictable and colorful.” – anonymous Come and watch the course trailer… About the course from Christie Drahnak… In Radiant Watercolor …

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Q & A All About Business, Home and Family | We Want To Hear Your Questions!

We get so many emails each day asking about our home/land/studio/business/family and we haven’t done a blog Q&A for a long time and thought NOW is the perfect time! What questions do you have? It can be about anything (almost anything:-))! You can ask it in the comments of this post or email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com. Next week I will do a video answer all of the questions! I can’t wait to hear from you!

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Last Minute Gifts From Jeanne Oliver Designs | Tomorrow Is The Last Shipping Day

  We have been busy getting art bags and the new Living Studio Toolbox Studios shipped and out the door. Everything single thing is out of the studio and on the way to you guys! Thank you! That was crazy and amazing. It has just made us so much more excited about what is coming in 2017. Tomorrow is the last day to order anything from our shop and then we are closing up shop until 2017! If you order …

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Studio Christmas Tour

I had hoped to get the studio simply decorated for Christmas in time for our Holiday House Walk Tour earlier this week but that just didn’t happen so we are sharing it now. We are loving this space so much and what it means for me but also Kelly and the kids. This is where I create, have meeting with our creative team members, meet with clients, read, study, tinker, have cocktails or coffee with Kelly and hang out with …

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Mondays Aren’t So Bad! | Two Brand New Courses Starting on Monday

I know how to make your Monday morning so much better! We have two awesome online classes beginning early on Monday morning and each are so full of good stuff that it can only make your Monday feel like…well, a Friday:-) Back in February I was having dinner with a few good friends in California and I couldn’t keep my eyes off one of my friend’s necklaces! It was exquisite, interesting and a work of art. It had been wrapped …

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Come With Me To Italy in 2017! {get away, connect with your gifts, go on an adventure}

Cobblestone walkways, candlelight dinners with pasta that melts in your mouth, hikes to castle ruins with Lake Como and the prealps as your backdrop, dips in the pool, rides around Lake Como in a vintage motor boat, the smell of Jasmine as you walk throughout the village, the best espresso of your life as you take a break in the afternoon and watch the locals, late afternoon showers that cool the village down and the breeze blows through your apartment …

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Paint Your Town | Mixed Media Urban Landscapes EARLY REGISTRATION

I have been working on a very special project for awhile now and I am so excited to tell you about it. When I came up with the idea of The Living Studio it was based upon the idea and belief that the whole world should be our studio. I have taken people to Italy and France and soon The Danube to create art BUT if we only wait for special big trips then we miss out on growing our …

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Studying Under The Masters For KIDS! {registration is open}

For children, art isn’t about rules and critiques. Art for kids is about expression and creating and fun! Creating art with kids is like opening the most fantastic Pandora ’s Box of possibilities. You never know how they will express themselves through art. Going back years and years to some of the most beloved Masters of art is a great way to intrigue children about different forms of art, different styles and different mediums. When young people used to aspire …

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If Adventure, Creating and Travel Speak To You {I have something for you}

Sometimes we get to be wild explorers and travel far away, other times we can connect with other creatives not far from home and at other times we have the joy of hunkering down right where we live and creating among our day to day life.  Each one of these are life giving and creative building travels. I love that my travels have allowed me to build beautiful new friendships, sketch among stained glass windows and old wooden pews, sip …

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Letting Go: An Exploration of Abstract Painting {registration has just opened}

I couldn’t wait until morning to announce that we have just opened up registration for Letting Go: An Exploration of Abstract Painting with Wendy Brightbill! I have admired Wendy’s work for years and I am so honored that she will be teaching on our site and especially love that she will be focusing on abstracts! In this course, we will listen to our intuition to create expressive abstract paintings. We will explore mediums and techniques that lend themselves to letting …

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Free Envelope Hand Lettering Video!

Come on over to our creative network for our newest FREE VIDEO! One of the best parts of having our own network is that we get to offer free courses, series and videos! We just added a Free Envelope Hand Lettering Video by Jen Wagner! If you are interested in learning more about hand lettering you can check out these two classes on our site: Intro To Hand Lettering and a brand new class starting soon… Advanced Hand Lettering (Don’t …

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Last Days To Get $1000 off!

******The ship has offered us $1000 off until the end of April!  If you have been on the fence about coming on The Living Studio Along the Seine I wanted to give you a reminder about the discount. The retreat is filling up and I want you to get this discount if you are wanting to join us (the price is already reflected on the prices below).  The price will go up on May 1st!.  If you have ANY questions …

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Who Doesn’t Love To Get Mail?

One of my favorite things is to send cards and of course to receive them! I am so happy to announce that we have our notecards back in the shop. In a world with email and text messages I am still a lover of paper. How about you? Hopefully, this will help you get your paper fix too!

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The Living Studio Friday Prompt

Welcome to the Living Studio Friday Prompt! Each Friday you will get an art quote and a printable prompt that hopefully will get you motivated to get your supplies out over the weekend and throughout the week. We will share supply links, inspiring artist stories and art that goes along with the prompt. I am only able to teach at 1-2 Living Studio retreats a year and not everyone is able to join me for an in person workshop. I …