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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 …

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2016 Is Off To A Creative Bang! {Come and Celebrate and Enter the Art Supply Giveaway}

******THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED****** The winner of the $350 Dick Blick gift card is… flutterbyebarn commented: January 12, 2016 at 11:14 am (Edit) I’m taking Reflections: Paint your story. I’m scared and I’m ecstatic!!! I’ve done all kinds of art since I can remember, here and there. I have NEVER journaled. ? I am at such a point at my life where I can’t believe I was bold enough to think I had a story to tell. But I …

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The Living Studio Friday Prompt

Welcome to the first Living Studio Friday Prompt of 2016! 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 …

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The Living Studio Friday Prompt

We have so many fun and amazing things planned for the Living Studio but one thing we wanted to start ASAP was a weekly 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 …

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The Last Day For Christmas Delivery! {the shop will be closed for a few weeks}

Good Morning! We wanted to let you know that TODAY is the last day to order from our online shop for Christmas delivery. The shop will be closed for a few weeks to enjoy the holidays and for a much needed rest. We will be back in 2016 with a brand new art journaling course beginning January 18th and the announcement of fun things to come! We would love to wrap up something special for you or someone you love! …

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The Living Studio Friday Prompt

We have so many fun and amazing things planned for the Living Studio but one thing we wanted to start ASAP was a weekly 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 …

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Let’s Start 2016 In The Most Creative Way!

It is hard to believe that 2015 is coming to a close. I love looking back over this past year and seeing all of the ways we created together! I am excited to create with you again in 2016 with a brand new art journaling course Reflections: Paint Your Story. Join me for a two week art journaling online course all about unraveling your own story and creating authentic art that only you can tell. I have five incredible guest …

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The Living Studio Friday Prompt

We have so many fun and amazing things planned for the Living Studio but one thing we wanted to start ASAP was a weekly 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 …

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The Living Studio Friday Prompt! {brand new and sooo fun}

We have so many fun and amazing things planned for the Living Studio but one thing we wanted to start ASAP was a weekly 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 …

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Brand New Prints In The Shop

We are thrilled to announce that we have added a ton of never before offered prints in the shop! Come and take a peek… You can find these all in our Etsy shop and our website for your convenience. We have gallery wrapped canvas prints coming soon! Look for that announcement in early September. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask and thank you for looking!

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Intro To Hand Lettering | Registration is Open

I am constantly surrounded by the most creative people and it is my biggest joy and honor to have them teach on our creative network! Many of you will probably remember Jen Wagner from our popular Becoming free series in January. You knew she could sing and write and now you will see more of her gifts! I am excited to announce that Jen will be teaching  Intro To Hand Lettering and registration has JUST opened! Just like most of …

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Registration Just Opened For Scribble Art {Jeanne Oliver Creative Network}

Good Morning! I am beyond thrilled to announce that Scribble Art is coming to our creative network! Julie Johnson is one of the most creative, generous and humble artists I know and I am so honored that she will be launching her first online course on the Jeanne Oliver Creative Network! What is Scribble Art? For me it was the journey of letting go and becoming loose in my art. I will share my story of drawing and how I …

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Pattern Play Early Registration Price Ends Today!

Good Morning! Just a reminder that TODAY is the last day to get the early registration price for the new course Pattern Play: Create Your Own Professional Patterns in Photoshop with Ease.  This course is being taught by surface artist Bari J. Here is a peek into the content… Learn how to easily create patterns in Photoshop using a variety of methods from an industry professional. You’ll learn about different ways to create repeats, how to create artwork from within …

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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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You+Me+Art=Next Weekend?

For all of you that have been asking for a local Colorado art class I am excited to share this! I will be teaching at the Vintage Whites Market on January 10, 2015. Join me for one day as we bring your stories to life through sketching, charcoal, acrylic paints, vintage book covers and words. We will create multiple pieces of art through creative exercises using charcoal, mark making and paint. We will be bringing your treasures, collections and words …

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Small Paintings Now Available {just for you}

I have a large pile of paintings that I will be slowly listing. Tonight I wanted to make available a small collection of paintings I have completed on vintage book covers. Each painting is 7 3/4″ x 5″ and painted on vintage Readers’ Digest book covers. Each will come titled, signed and packaged to give (or keep). If you are interested in a painting please email me at jeanneoliverdesigns@gmail.com and I will send you a paypal invoice. [Please note that …

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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 …

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New Sculpting Course Open For Registration! {create your own holiday gifts this year}

I am thrilled to announce that Stephanie Lee will be teaching Hand Formed | Simple Sculpting {sculpting with plaster and clay} beginning NEXT month! This is the perfect time to create special gifts that really mean something special for the holidays. Stephanie is creating a course that will teach you the basics and beyond and you will walk away with multiple sculptures for yourself or others. {The images below are just peeks into the kinds of projects being created. More …

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Let’s Celebrate Soul.Full With an Art Supply Giveway {who doesn’t love new supplies?}

You can still get the early registration price for the brand new online art course Soul.Full {pretty little ways to bring more SOUL into the day! To celebrate the new course you know how I love a good art supply giveaway! Artist Kelly Barton will be leading this one week instantly available course. Think color, exploring, doodling, painting, creating for yourself and others! Here is a peek into Soul.Full {pretty little ways to bring more SOUL into the day}. soul.full. …

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Life Book 2015 {Teacher line up, blog hop and giveaway}

Good morning! I have some exciting news this morning and I hope you will be excited too and want to join me. I am one of 25 teachers that will teaching in Life Book 2015! This is an online art course that gives you new art technique and inspiration videos each month for a whole year. So many of the artists teaching are women I know personally or women I admire for their creativity. It is an honor to be …