Creative Living with Jamie (episode 266): Interview with Jeanne Oliver
What if good enough was perfect? What if you let yourself learn along the way? That’s what artist and designer Jeanne Oliver did as she rediscovered her creative self. On this week’s podcast, Jeanne shares how she learned to trust her own gifts and stepped into creating an authentic online business with boldness and faith.
Jeanne is married to her dream maker, Kelly, and the mother to three funny and creative kiddos. She home schools her children even though she has tried to get out of it a few times. You can often find her hiking in her state of Colorado, making creative messes in her studio and finding an excuse to have another cup of coffee.
She speaks and teaches all around the country and sometimes she even gets to cross the pond. She was told that she needed to find that one thing but she doesn’t like listening to directions so she embraces many loves and that has given her a sweet mash up of family, art, teaching and design. Connecting with women and sharing that each of us has been creatively made is one of her passions.
Connect with Jeanne Oliver
Creative Network: The Jeanne Oliver Creative Network
Facebook: Jeanne Oliver Designs
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Whether this is the first episode that you’ve listened to or we’ve been hanging out for years, I am so glad that you’re here. I love knowing that we’re hanging out in your studio, folding your laundry or that we’re hanging out while you’re walking your dog or going to work. Wherever you are and however you listen, I want you to know, I cherish you. And if you cherish this show, if it has been a blessing to your creative life, please spread the magic! Take a moment to leave a positive rating or review on iTunes. Share the podcast with your friends! You really can make a difference by shining a light on the show so that it can be found by other creative hearts just like you.
I really enjoyed this podcast and have taken four courses on Jeanne’s network and am contemplating another one. I have struggles for the past twenty years to find that place Jeanne is talking about. I was derailed as a child in everything I wanted to do – university to be a teacher, art school, flower arranging, etc. Now I am 77 years old, have all the time anyone could wish for but I can’t get unstuck. I jump from one project to another, don’t finish many, feel scattered and feel like I don’t really learn any skills because I don’t stick with anything. I continue to dismiss myself as I have been dismissed for most of my life. I have done a lot of inner work, healed a lot but just feel so frustrated with myself for wasting so much time. At my age I can’t afford to – I’ve been saying that for the past twenty years and here i am still floundering around. I have more than enough art supplies, all the time I could wish for. Just frustrated with myself. I have recently moved and have another clean slate/fresh start, here’s hoping I can get through what blocks me. i am thinking about your 7/33 art supply list. Thanks for all you do Jamie, it is so much appreciated by me. As I said before your BTS is the highlight of my mornings on M,W,F.
Leone thank you so much for sharing your struggles and frustrations as I can so relate to them. Also, I am in my 7th decade and wonder when I will stop wasting time and dismissing myself and my creative urgings in place of more ‘urgent and mundane’, tho necessary, tasks.
I’ve been following Jamie a couple of months and find her approach and pondering in the BTS and Art of the Altar class to be a good fit for me. It is a pleasure to watch, listen and absorb her offerings.
Leone and Dorleen, I can totally relate to both your comments as I’m in the same “boat” so to speak ! I just turned 66 on July 23rd and have felt exactly what you both described for many, many years. I think I’ve always felt “lost” as far back as I can remember and that certainally applies to creatively too !!