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Brand New and Instant Access! Abstract Color and Composition with Cherie Wilson

How about a beautiful surprise to enjoy over the weekend? Cherie Wilson is back on our creative network with a brand new and INSTANTLY available online course all about Abstract Color and Composition. During her last online course so many of the students had questions about composition so she made a whole course for you! What? Serious! So, no waiting and you can start watching right away! Thank you so much Cherie! You are amazing and you love your students …

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Early Registration Open! Mixed Media Directions | A Path to Artful Discovery with Rae Missigman

Rae Missigman is the artist that keeps pushing the boundaries of creativity and she has the heart of a teacher. This is such an incredible combination and what always has students going away wanting more. Lucky us that Rae is back with more!  She is bringing our creative network a brand new course that focuses on words and your creative process. It is guaranteed to be colorful fun! Rae’s course, Mixed Media Directions | A Path to Artful Discovery is opening today for …

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Early Registration Open! Sacred Vestments | Expressive Portraits and Figures with Kate Thompson

The inspiring and prolific Kate Thompson is back on our creative network with a brand new course!  It is an honor to have had Kate share her techniques and gifts with us over the years and to love the students on our site so lavishly. Kate will be traveling with me May of 2019 for my last The Living Studio abroad (at least for the foreseeable future) because of our joint love of history, imagery, vintage papers and use of …

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Brand New and Instant Access! Animals | Inspired to Sketch and Paint with Cathy Walters

How about a brand new art class, on a Friday, all about animals and with INSTANT ACCESS! You may have seen her work in Pottery Barn, Wayfair, Land of Nod and more…come and read more about a new and instant access animals course with Cathy Walters. This course will make you smile and love creating! Cathy is not only a well known and loved artist but she has been our family and business photographer for the past 10 years. Her photos …

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Early Registration Open | Art and Nature in Colored Pencil with Kelly Hoernig

Kelly Hoernig is back with another creative adventure using colored pencils. Kelly is an expert in the field of colored pencil art and she has spent years teaching and practicing with this medium. Kelly is also a teacher that lavishes her students with instruction, encouragement and knowledge. It is such an honor to have Kelly back on our creative network! Kelly’s course, Art & Nature in Color Pencil is opening today for Early Registration. Early registration has just opened for Art & Nature in …

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Quirky Characters with Lucy Cooke begins on Monday!

Quirky Characters with Lucy Cooke goes live on Monday!  Learn how to fall in love with drawing again! With simple materials, transform lines that are interesting, wonky, elegant, and scribbly, into quirky characters that will make you smile!   Quirky Characters with Lucy Cooke! 3.75+ hours of course content, lifetime* access and a registration price of $48. From Lucy Cooke… Let’s travel the road of creativity, as we learn how to fall in love with drawing again! With simple materials, …

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Early Registration Open | The Art of Alcohol Ink with Noelle Mena

Creative people have so many areas of their lives where they walk out their creativity. Some of you are gardeners, cooks, sweet gatherers of people, painters, and sculptures. The list could go on and on. One of the strongest members of our creative team is Noelle Mena. She has worked beside us for almost two years now and her impact on our network is priceless. So, in the day she builds and designs and when she is off the clock she …

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Art As Allegory with Stephanie Lee begins tomorrow!

One more sleep until Stephanie Lee‘s newest online art course on our creative network! I have collaborated with Stephanie so many times and each time what she offers is honoring of her gifts and those that will gather. Want to take a peek at the content and what she is offering? Art As Allegory with Stephanie Lee begins tomorrow! Four hours of course content, lifetime* access and a registration price of $48. From Stephanie Lee… Rekindle the power and joy of …

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CreativeGIRL: Storybooks and Studious Girls Has Just Launched!

Good Morning and Happy New Year! We are celebrating 2015 with the launch of artist Danielle Donaldson’s brand new class CreativeGIRL: Storybooks and Studious Girls!  Danielle had one of the most popular and loved watercolor and mixed media classes of 2014 on the Jeanne Oliver Creative Network and we are thrilled to have her teaching this year too. It’s time to work small and dream BIG! We’ll start off our week with by building a watercolor storybook from scratch – …

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Weekly Wrap Up

This was our first official week of summer but it still felt busy. We are enjoying the pool being open, getting projects done and I even had my first appointment with a personal trainer. This weekend we will be painting our kitchen cabinets with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and I am excited and nervous! I am hoping I will have some good photos to show you next week. We just finished the final week of Building a Creatively Made Business …

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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, …

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Who Are They Studying Under?

Good morning! I am so thrilled about your excitement over Studying Under The Masters {becoming an apprentice}! For those of you that have registered (and those of you that may be hearing about it for the first time) I wanted to share WHO the teachers will be studying under. First of all I want to say that having these eight incredible artists join me on this creative journey is humbling. I adore each of these women for their creativity and …

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What Makes It Special For You? {i bet it is the little things}

It was November 2001, days before Thanksgiving and only a few days before my sister’s wedding. Family had flown in from all over the country and we were hosting Thanksgiving dinner in our first little home in Ft. Collins. Jack was just a little over 1 year old and this would be the first Thanksgiving meal I had ever prepared for more than just us. I was excited about having my aunts and uncles in our home and blessing them …

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The 411 {all the details about the teen bedroom makeover}

I wanted to tell you real quick that for the next 24 hours we are offering Jennifer Rizzo’s Santos Cage Dolls e-course for only $10 (you have access to the videos for 6 months) . Fall is the perfect time to get back into creating and Jen’s Santos dolls are incredible and even perfect for decor and gift giving. I learned so much about using clay and breaking down the face into shapes. Jen is an amazing teacher and you …

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Jennifer Rizzo Designs

Each week I will be featuring one of the teachers in my brand new class Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays}! This class will begin October 15th. {last week I featured Andrea Fowler of Keeping It Cozy} This course will be all about loving on your family, friends and home during the holidays. It is also about focusing on what is really important, how to handle the stress and how to create authentic moments with the ones you love. …

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Week Two Sneak Peeks {The Journey of Letting Go}

Before we all head into the weekend I wanted to give you a sneak peek into week two of The Journey of Letting Go {creating beauty from ashes}. I have to be honest that I wasn’t sure I wanted to do this course. Truly. I didn’t really want to talk about this stuff. It is easy to talk about your homes, your gifts and art supplies. This felt different. Harder. I also didn’t want it to feel heavy or sad. …

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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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Creativity Takes Courage {Interview With Pamela DuMont}

Our April interview in our new video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now! ******* For those of you that are new to the blog then I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. Two months ago we expanded our creative network to offer free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. …

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Blah, Blah, Blah and Other Ramblings

I feel like I am still getting into the groove of the new year. The past two years I have gone HERE to connect and focus my creativity and business. It starts today and I am kicking myself for not going. I had forgotten that January and February can be hard to put it nicely. I didn’t sign up because I really, really, really want to go to the NYC version. Tickets sell out FAST so I better be on …

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Time To Make Some Art and Build Those Dreams {Registration is now open}

It has been a year since our last art e-course…. Creatively Made {rediscovering the beauty of your gifts}. I am so excited to have a new art course that will begin April 8, 2013. I hope you will join me making lots of art in The Journey of Letting Go {Creating beauty from ashes}! Just as in the Creatively Made course this will be a discussion and art course. Art will be our companion as we discuss the journey of letting …

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The Beauty of France {Sneak Peek}

  I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. We took the children to the Littleton Historical Museum and they made apple cider, saw the animals, ate pumpkin pie, took a wagon ride and picked out their pumpkins to carve. I can’t wait to show you the photos because it is like stepping back in time when you step on the land of this 1860s farm. The rest of the weekend we were busy getting the new site …

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Modern Antiquity {sneak peek}

Are you getting more excited with each sneak peek I post? I know I am! I love all the emails I am getting from all of you that are so eager for Creatively Made Home (CMH) to begin! I have shared a peek into the “farm to table” style of Kimberly Taylor HERE. I have shared a peek into the “do it yourself ” style of Jennifer Rizzo HERE. Today I get to share just a glimpse into the projects …

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Play House With Me {and we have a giveaway}

Today is the official launch of Creatively Made Home! So many awesome, fun, beautiful projects and videos are underway and I thought it was about time that we celebrated all of the goodness coming out of our next e-course! I am hooked on e-courses because… *The connection I get to have with all of you *The ease of the videos and the convenience of watching them whenever and wherever you want *The live chats *Watching creative women connect with other …

You Ask {I Spill}

First off I want to thank you for your overwhelming response to our new collection. When you put so much of yourself into something and then it is loved by others……that is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world. Thank you! There is still time to enter our $500 giveaway package. Go HERE to find out all the details! ************ Follow this link to my last You Ask {I spill}. Now onto your questions. Bess asked… That little …