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The Jeanne Oliver Podcast Episode Seven | Shabby Chic with Rachel Ashwell

    I am talking with Rachel Ashwell, the creator of the iconic brand Shabby Chic. Rachel talks about the huge influences that led to her love of vintage and design, her own journey of living in the US and Britain (and how she lives differently in each), how she honors her creativity and how she knows when she needs to say no to new opportunities. This is an honest and authentic look into the heart and mind of the …

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The Jeanne Oliver Podcast Episode Three | When You Get Creatively Stuck With Kate Thompson

    Have you ever thought that if you were a true creative that you would never get stuck? Have you ever gone to create and can’t believe that nothing is turning out? At all? Have you ever known you were at a creative crossroads but didn’t know what it could look like to reinvent yourself? If you can answer yes to any of the above or you just want to get into the head of a creative you will …

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I Started a Podcast| Episode One is Live!

    So, guess what we just did?  If you have been here for awhile you may remember that for years we did the video interview series Creativity Takes Courage. Gosh, I loved doing that and it was one of the things that was lost while we were growing but one of the things I had wished we had protected better. I am beyond thankful for the push of the launch of Creatively Made Business to bring back a newer …

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New Interview with Jamie Ridler Studios | All About Creativity, business and home!

I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Jamie Ridler of Jamie Ridler Studios. We talked business, creativity and home.  Jamie Ridler: You teach many art classes and also run a beautiful hub rich with inspirational creative classes. In your experience, what’s the greatest hump people have to get over to fully embrace their creative gifts? Jeanne Oliver:  I love that you are asking this because the whole purpose of our creative network is to make it easier for people …

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Love Letters From Trail Makers

How would you like to get encouragement sent right to your inbox for the month of February?   I want to share a sweet gathering (that is free) that I have been asked to be a part of and I love the idea and heart of this offering.     For over a decade, we (Meghan and Jamie) have been pouring our creative hearts into the online world. We each began our journey with the intention of bringing to life our own …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Danielle Burkleo}

*** For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. My creative network offers free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business owners. You can see the talented list of interviewees over on my creative network under Creativity …

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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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Are You Open About Who Inspires You?

I don’t know where it came from. This idea that everything you do must be 100% original and you must pull it out from the depths of your being.  It isn’t really you, good, original, authentic…unless you create something that has never been made or done before. Can we just be real for a moment? We all inspire and encourage one another even if you don’t realize it. We can be inspired by magazines, movies, music, friends, paintings, museums, travel, …