We just arrived home from a week away in Maui.  It was a nice time celebrating Thanksgiving in a beautiful location with our family.  But, it was also strange to be away from home and ALL the family so it kind of felt like a mixed blessing.  If I'm honest I will always choose being home, surrounded by family and friends... 

Speaking of one of those friends. Jeanne Oliver is a dear friend who as most of you know is a very creative soul. 

Here we are in Bellagio the first time she taught with me in 2013... we look like babies! 

Here we are in Bellagio the first time she taught with me in 2013... we look like babies! 

 She is an artist whose journey I have watched for over 5 years now.  We met at a creative retreat in Los Angeles in 2012 where we taught at Kim Caldwell's "Breakfast at Tiffany's event.  There was an instant connection and I'll never forget the laughter...all weekend long!  I knew right then that this wouldn't be the last time we would meet.  Since then she has taught with me in Bellagio, Italy 3 times and launched her first Living Studio in Bellagio as well!  She's opened her home to my family, shared her beautiful town with my daughter (while she was in the middle of the busiest time of her life) and has been a supporter and prayer partner in this new journey of ours to Colorado.  I'm so grateful for her friendship, her wisdom and her creative spirit!

Jeanne has an amazing Creative Network that I've shared about before, but I'm sharing AGAIN!  And here's why...

She has poured her heart and soul into her new website... and it's launching TODAY!


She is such an amazing artist and teacher and her classes are THE best.  But not only does she teach, she has an amazing network of artists that she gathers together on her Online Creative Network.  So you can take classes any time, at your own pace, from artists all over the world on her website.  And now it's going to be EVEN better!  She is launching her new website and you HAVE to go check it out!

Not only will she have all the classes, but she has a SHOP that will have some really exciting things in it!  This is just one of the little sneaks she gave us...


She will also have her blog and lifestyle posts that she collaborates with some of your favorite brand name companies on.  

So go spend some time over on her new website and leave a comment!  She is having some great GIVEAWAYS today so hurry on over to Jeanneoliver.com  and see what she's up to...

You might find some GREAT Christmas presents to finish off your Holiday shopping too!

I'm on my way over to her new site right now and I hope I can grab some things before they are gone!  And I'm going to try to wrestle her into teaching in Bellagio with me again...



Here's my "Gluten Free" friend, a little excited to enjoy PIZZA in Italy!  hahaha  (Sorry Jeanne... had to share this one)