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Brett Whiteley {sneak peek into week four}

Good Morning! Just a quick post to give you a glimpse into week four of Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}. This week artist Robin Fingher will be studying under the works of Brett Whitely. Come and join us for a fascinating look into the world of this renowned Australian artist. *** If you are interested in joining us for the newest Masters class we would love to have you! The course is a six week course but the …

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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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Max Beckmann {sneak peek into week three}

We have been having the most fun the past two weeks in the new Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}! Week one and two we were immersed in the works and practice of Van Gogh and Picasso. This week I am giddy to dive into week three with one of my favorite artists teaching under the works of Max Beckmann. Join Gillian Lee Smith as she explores the self-portraits of German artist Max Beckman. Here is a peek into …

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The New Studying Under The Masters Has Started {sneak peek of week one}

Good Morning! I am thrilled to tell you that week one has just launched of the brand new Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}! This first week is all about Van Gogh and it is so much fun. I wanted to give you a sneak peek into some of the videos and art that we will be creating as we study under Van Gogh. If you are not signed up yet you still have time. This six week online …

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Soul.Full {pretty little ways to bring more SOUL into the day}

This is turning out to be one of the most creative falls we have ever had on the Jeanne Oliver Creative Network! I believe we have some of the most unique and beautiful online courses out there and I am so proud to tell you that artist Kelly Barton will be teaching this November. Here is a peek into Soul.Full {pretty little ways to bring more SOUL into the day}. soul.full. ( pretty little ways to bring more SOUL into …

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Join Me In California {a few spots left}

I just got back from teaching in Italy and I can’t wait to tell you all about it and share some photos with you too! Being able to bring The Living Studio to life in Italy was a dream come true and I can’t wait to offer this experience in other parts of the country and world. I am hoping to get an Italy post up by Wednesday. I wanted to let you know that I will be in California …

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Plaster and Wax 101 {Last Days For Early Registration and a Giveaway}

I love how wax transforms your art and takes your creativity to a whole new level. While I was in Mexico last fall I had the privilege of meeting, creating and becoming friends with Kathie Vezzani. I loved watching her create and the freedom she had with color as she painted. I asked her to come and teach on my site before the retreat was over and I am so excited her course is now less than a month away! …

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Creativity Takes Courage {interview with Danielle Donaldson}

Our first 2014 interview in our video series, Creativity Takes Courage, 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. A year 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. The …

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Week Three Sneak Peek {Portraits, Watercolors and Paper Clay}

  I meant to get you all sneak peeks of week three of my art class on Friday. Obviously, that didn’t happen:-) Better late than never?? This week we are playing with ink, watercolors, paper clay, paints and charcoals (maybe some pastels are included too). Here is a peek… I am loving creating with everyone! There is still time to join us. You have access for one full year from the date of payment. I would love to have you …

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The Journey of Letting Go {My Brand New Art Course and a Giveaway}

The Journey of Letting Go {Creating Beauty from Ashes} begins April 8th! This is a brand new four week e-course. I am so excited to get all messy again with all of you! We will play with… *Backgrounds *Coptic Binding *Journaling *Journaling Prompts *Art Technique Prompts *Watercolors *Clay *Mixed Media Girls *Faces *Digital Art *Pastels *Charcoal *Collage *Art With a Dremel and so much more! I love to connect with women through art and I am so excited about the …

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Summer of Art {won’t you join me?}

(photo taken by my rock star, photographer friend Tiffany Kirchner-Dixon) I have left this summer wide open. I wanted to make sure that we had time to do more hiking (our favorite family activity), work on the house, work in the yard, read books with the kids and MAKE ART!!! Really, really, really make art. Sometimes the business of business is…well….business! I am giddy just thinking of the paint and messy hands in my future. If your heart flutters a …

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Finding the Lovely {Final Week}

This is the final Friday of “Finding the Lovely”. Kimberly and I have loved seeing your images and having you play along. I hope I continue to take as many photos with my phone and try to capture more of the day to day sweet and funny moments. Here are some of my captures from this week. Head on over to Kimberly’s blog to see what she captured this week and to link up with your own images. ************************************************ I …

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My Art Studio {Where I Lose Track Of Time}

Until two years ago my art studio was down in our unfinished basement. I had plenty of room but the lack of good light and the chill during the winter made it less than desirable. I would find myself not wanting to work on art.  I would go a few weeks without creating and then get frustrated with myself for my lack of motivation. If you have been following my blog for awhile you know the rest of the story. …

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Don’t Be Ditchin’ Class {Last Day To Register}

I can’t believe that today is really here. Today is the first day of my e-course Creatively Made! I am so excited for all the people that are signed up and I hope it is an amazing four weeks for all of us. I love the texts and emails coming from friends reminding me how I have talked about doing this class for almost 2 years. What amazing friends and family I have that have supported and encouraged me. So …

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New Art

We are busy getting all of your orders out and trying to make sure they make it under your Christmas trees. We didn’t plan on launching the month of December…but because we did we are really trying to make that deadline for all of you that have ordered for yourself and other special people in your life. We have been so focused on the clothing and bags that I haven’t taken any time to show you the new prints that …

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E-Course and Art Supply Giveaway

I meant to include all of this in yesterday’s post but snow day got the best of me! To celebrate the launch of my E-Course I want to do a giveaway of 5 spaces to the course and one of those winners will also win over $200 in art supplies to use in the class! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. For additional chances to win you can: * Blog about the …

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Creatively Made {and a new video too}

I am excited to officially launch my new e-course! Thank you to everyone that has already signed up. I wanted to make a quick video to tell you a little bit more about the course and also to let you know what art techniques I will be teaching. Enjoy the video and more will be coming (pause the music at the bottom first).   This is the perfect way to start the new year and also the course would make …

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A Girls Weekend Giveaway {Yes, I am totally serious}

When was the last time that you took a little weekend away with your girlfriends? {If it has been awhile…keep reading because this post is gonna GET GOOD!!!} As my children are getting older I have been able to enjoy that luxury more than when they were babies. There were MANY years that I was lucky to get away for one day every six months!!!    HAHA…you know it is true! I am heading to Illinois in three short weeks …

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NaDa Farm Sale {I will be teaching three classes this fall}

In the spring I had a wonderful time teaching a mixed media art class at the NaDa Farm Sale. This October 7 & 8th I will be teaching again! I am so excited to tell you that I am teaching THREE classes! On Friday night I will be teaching (along side Jennifer Rizzo) the class, “Avenues to an Artful Business”. There is such joy in simply creating, but there is something so fulfilling about being able share it with others …

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Local Class {Mixed Media}

I wanted to let you know that I will be teaching a mixed media class on August 14 in Colorado Springs. It will be a three hour class with everything provided and you will go home with a completed piece on canvas. I will be teaching how to make my girls and even if you have never painted before I promise that I always give step by step instructions and make it easy to follow along. If you are interested …

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Teaching {pure joy}

When I was little I used to go all around the neighborhood and round up other children to play school with me. It is no surprise to me how much I have loved teaching my own children. What has been so much fun and unexpected is all the incredible opportunities I have had over the past 1 1/2 years to teach other women. I love talking and connecting with women from all over and creating together. While I was in …

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Amazing art supply giveaway (helping you show up)

Some of the main questions I receive are questions about my art supplies and supply sources. I know it can be hard to order or buy things from all over the place. I order from Dick Blick.  I also shop at Michaels, Hobby Lobby and Archivers. I use vintage items from Goodwill, garage sales and flea markets. I also order vintage items from ebay and Etsy. For a person just starting out in mixed media art it can probably feel …