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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 …

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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 …