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 Illinois for the NaDa Farm Sale I thought it would be fun to teach a class while I was there….and I was so glad that so many women agreed:-)

We had such a fun time creating art in the horse barn!!!

Thank you to all of the women that came out to create.  I had so much fun and you ALL made the MOST GORGEOUS art!!!

If you are in the Castle Rock area I will be teaching two classes this summer.

It is all in the works and you are going to LOVE it!!  The women at The Barn are so creative and supportive and you are going to love where we are doing the next classes!

If you want to be on the mailing list for the class email me at Jeanneoli@hotmail.com or sign up for The Barn newsletter HERE.

{All photos are courtesy of my amazingly talented friend Traci Thorson…yes, the one with the really hot son:-)  Sorry.  It is true}


I am also proud to tell you that my art is in the newest Somerset Studio Gallery.

I share simple step by step instructions for creating mixed media art.

I love Stampington publications and I am so honored to be included in another one!!

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  1. Paula Parrish

    Hello Jeanne,
    Looks like everyone had a wonderful time at your mixed media art class. Congratulations on being published in the newest Somerset Studio Gallery magazine. Have a fun and creative day!
    Smiles, Paula

  2. Traci

    you are an amazing teacher. i think all the ladies {and girls} so enjoyed you and the class. i enjoyed watching you teach.

  3. amy

    awesome, awesome, jeanne. what a joy to teach what you enjoy so much and just connecting with others! great pictures.

  4. Leah C

    You are an incredibly awesome teacher…so fun & inspiring, Jeanne! And it shows in your teaching how much you love it:) I loved, loved, loved being in your class in the barn and I hope I get the opportunity again someday…pure pleasure!! You’re the best 🙂 And Miss Traci certainly makes magic with that camera of hers, doesn’t she?!

  5. Leah C

    Oh…I forgot to say “Congratulations” on being published in Somerset…you deserve it! Hip Hip Hooray:)

  6. Jen

    Wow Jeanne…looks like such a great class and venue! I wish I was closer. 🙂 I am looking forward to seeing you in Somerset too!! Congrats!!!

  7. KMS

    wow, i am so happy to have found your site. everything is so lovely, so inspiring. thank u! xo.

  8. Sheila R

    I sure enjoyed not only taking your incredibly inspiring class but also hearing your story. It made me realize that I am never too old to truly do what makes my heart sing! I hope that someday, soon I’ll be able to take another one of your classes! Congrats on the publication. Love Traci’s pictures! She truly captures beauty each time she takes a photo!

  9. Connie (akalou)

    Awwww, so love your post. You are an incredibly inspiring person with great energy. I would definitely sign up for a class again even though it is totally out of my element. In fact, I was going to sign up for the Castle Rock one until I found out it was in Colorado and not the state park between Oregon and Grand Detour. Oooops. Will have to check out the magazine. Congrats. AND, do you think it was an accident that Traci captured that Jeanne Oliver bag on the chair? Nice touch. Love love it!
    Connie (akalou)

  10. Jennifer

    Hi Jeanne,
    Congratulations on teaching, and thanks so much for contributing to the summer issue of Somerset Studio Gallery. It was a great pleasure working with you.

    All the best,

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