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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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Last 24 Hours For Early Registration for Tracy Verdugo’s Animal Antics

I wanted to remind you that you have 24 hours left to get the early registration price for Tracy Verdugo’s Animal Antics on our creative network!  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 …

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Tracy Verdugo Has A Brand New Online Course On Our Creative Network! | Early Registration Just Opened

We have the most wonderful surprise for you! Animal Antics with Tracy Verdugo has just opened for early registration! It is such an honor to host a course by Tracy and we can’t wait to share more sneak peeks. “Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions, they pass no criticisms” ~George Eliot I think we can all agree that animals bring a deep richness to the human experience. Whether it’s the healing gift of a warm, purring kitty, …

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Documented Life Project FREE Video 2016 |All About the Gold!

I am so honored to be back as a featured artist with the Documented Life Project 2016. I would like to give a little full discloser that I obviously don’t read instructions and I totally missed my assignment. For real! It is midnight here and I am seeing for the first time that it was suppose to be simple and small. This is awkward. My husband does all of my video edits, uploading etc. so you can imagine his eye rolling just …

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Gorgeous Work Being Created in Paint Your Town!

I would love to take a moment to share the gorgeous work being created in my online course Paint Your Town: Mixed Media Urban Landscapes. It is truly blowing me away! It is never my intention to teach other artists how to create art like me but to take techniques and make them their own.  The artists in this course are doing just that! I am so moved by how they took techniques and prompts and then with connecting with …

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Gorgeous Online Art Courses Coming in September!

I hope you are having a beautiful weekend! We have been creating, watching movies, stealing wild sunflowers from the side of the road and reading.  It has been exactly what we were needing. I wanted to let you know about FOUR courses that are beginning this month.  I don’t ever think we have had such a rich line up in one month.  This is the perfect time of year to dive back into your creativity! Hand-Forged: A Metal and Torch …

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Paint Your Town: Mixed Media Urban Landscapes

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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Early Registration Price Ends Today {Studying Under the Masters for Kids!}

***TODAY is the last day to get the early registration price of $38 for this THREE WEEK online course for kids*** Whether your kids are in school full time or you homeschool your children…THIS online course will be a beautiful source of creating and learning! 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 …

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I Am Teaching In 21 Secrets! { It is available for download now}

I am honored to tell you that I am one of 24 teachers that will be teaching in the online collaboration 21 Secrets Color, Color, Color this coming September! Here is a peek into my part of the course… Limited Palette Play Jeanne Oliver Explore our land with me, gather up fun inspiration and then practice using a limited color palette. Do you ever walk into your studio and feel overwhelmed by all of your supplies? I know that in …

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Field Guide: A Nature Inspired Sketchbook {The Next Live Workshop At Our Studio}

***This event can be purchased as a one or two day workshop*** To purchase Field Guide for Saturday, September 17th, 2016 as a ONE DAY EVENT. To purchase Field Guide for September 16 & 17th, 2016 as a TWO DAY EVENT. Today I had five children and three adults exploring our land. We were gathering flowers, branches and leaves.  The kids were finding the perfect walking sticks.  Every place we turned we found something new.  We then came back to …

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Danielle Donaldson Is Coming To Colorado! {join us in our new studio}

Our new studio is waiting for you and we have opened up a few more spots for our one day watercolor and mixed media workshop with Danielle Donaldson. Come to my home and studio for an art workshop all about lots of light, room to move, color falling off the paper, beauty everywhere you look, good food, lots of laughter and teaching that will grow your art. Danielle is one of the most talented artists and teachers I know. You can’t …

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Our Summer Line Up

For me summer is pool time, catching up on reading, coffee on the back porch, hiking, days in the yard and my art supplies with me wherever I go. The best thing about a summer online course is that you can take moments to learn and then head out into YOUR world to create. Summer is too wonderful to only give yourself creating time in your studio. We have some incredible classes this summer that promise to make this your …

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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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Wild and Free Art Journaling is About to Begin {want a peek?}

Licensed artist Cathy Walters will be leading you in the most colorful, freeing and fun art journaling adventure! Tomorrow Wild and Free Art Journaling will begin! This one week, instantly available course has over 4 hours of content and using Cathy’s techniques and creative processes it will help you become more free and transparent in your art. This online art journaling course is going to be so much fun and I KNOW it will change how you document your day …

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The Living Studio Friday Prompt

We are back with The Living Studio Friday Prompt! Family life mixed in with moving and working on our new studio has been beautiful, busy, tiring, stressful and exciting. We are thrilled to have our art prompts back a few times a month to hopefully inspire and encourage your creativity! To see all of our previous posts please type “Living Studio Prompts” in the search bar and enjoy the previous prompts. *** Welcome to the Living Studio Friday Prompt! Each …

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The Living Studio Video Series {With Kate Thompson}

We have a new video for the Living Studio Video Series! The free series that is all about your favorite artists sharing how they create wherever they go. Kate Thompson is our guest artist this month and sharing what the Living Studio means to her! Kate will be sharing how to create substrates using plaster, stencils and lace! Here is a little more about Kate and where you can learn from her… I have always been a creative person, studied …

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Children of the Wild with Kate Thompson {registration just opened}

I have said this a million times but it is worth stating again!  Our creative network has the most beautiful artists and I believe our courses are rich, affordable and some of the most art altering that are being offered today.   An artist that has been a part of the popular Studying Under The Masters series is now back with her own course and it is stunning!  I am excited to announce that mixed media artist Kate Thompson will …

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New Free Art Journaling Video Just Added!

I was realizing that it has been a bit since we have added a free art video and I thought today was the perfect day to change that. Art Journaling has truly changed my daily practice and I thought that would be the most perfect video to share. I wanted to give you free access to one of the 33 videos from our art journaling course Reflections: Paint Your Story. This video is mix of different mediums and techniques with demonstrations …

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Our First Workshop in Our New Studio {registration is now open}

It is with a grateful heart, a little bit of butterflies and a whole lot of excitement that we are announcing that registration is now open for our first workshop in our new studio! Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on June 24-25, 2016 for a two day art mixed media and art journaling workshop. Our new studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. You will have opportunities during …

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Sneak Peek of Week Two {Reflections: Paint Your Story}

All of my courses come from an authentic place of walking through something, discovery and/or personal growth. One of the biggest lessons I learned creatively in 2015 was that it was time to really tell my story. To hold nothing back and to start letting it spill all over the page. There is art I have never shared and maybe art I will choose not to share. That is your freedom also. Getting your story out and letting it guide …

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Our First Art Journaling Course Begins On Monday! {come and see the sneak peek}

All of my courses come from an authentic place of walking through something, discovery and/or personal growth. One of the biggest lessons I learned creatively in 2015 was that it was time to really tell my story. To hold nothing back and to start letting it spill all over the page. There is art I have never shared and maybe art I will choose not to share. That is your freedom also. Getting your story out and letting it guide …

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Watercolor Magic Is Coming {Danielle Donaldson’s Newest Online Art Course}

I am honored to announce that artist Danielle Donaldson will be bringing her watercolor magic back to the Jeanne Oliver Creative Network with her newest online course All Creatures Lovely and Small! Ellies, pups and bunnies, oh my! One whole week of online creative goodness! We will start off our week with a good dose of danielle-ish color theory. This isn’t your everyday color-wheel stuff. As a matter of fact, it is kind of the opposite. You’ll learn how to …

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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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Creativity Takes Courage {Kelly Barton}

The next Creativity Takes Courage interview begins right now… *** 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 …

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If you like the crunch of leaves underfoot {peek into Woodland Girls}

It is way past my bedtime but I couldn’t go to bed without sharing my brand new art course that begins tomorrow (officially today). Fall is my favorite time of the year because of the crispness in the air, the crunch of the leaves under foot, the bending of the golden grasses and the colors that are changing all around me. Each fall I find a heightened sense of creativity and a pull into my studio unlike any other time …