An Honest Review of a Jeanne Oliver’s Art Workshop
Can you imagine going to a place full of natural light and texture with art supplies spilling over? Or being completely pampered, every detail thought through, feeling welcomed, and ushered into bountiful creativity? How about eating from a lavish buffet of food where every component has been thought about and fussed over?
If Jeanne Oliver’s creative workshop looks fabulous on social media, it’s even better in person.
In this post, I’m going to give you an insider’s view of this one-of-a-kind experience. From the lavender mimosas to the adorable little Italian antique escargot pots that double as paint pots gifted to us by Dreamy Whites Life Style, it’s something to behold.
For forever, I’ve wanted to go to this retreat. For years, I’ve seen pretty vignettes and delicious food on social media displayed in her studio and home. I’ve seen the creative women gathered together, talking, sharing, and looking blissfully happy. And now, I’ve finally gone, and I’m here to tell you, it’s as good as it looks.Let’s dive in.
1. Creative Beauty Spills Over Everywhere
Jeanne’s spaces are artful and thoughtfully curated, from the sun-filled studio to her home that she generously opens to us. The cutlery is silver; the handtowels are Turkish and draped casually over an iron hook, and even the sink and beeswax cubed soap make you perk up and notice. I’m not sure if there’s a plastic piece in there. No, it’s weathered wood, French linen, original handcrafted art and sculpture, flowers, music; the list could never end. Yet, it doesn’t just feel like beauty. It feels like something that nurtures your spirit.
2. Every Detail is Lavishly Taken Care of
As an artist and creative, seeking out creative experiences is essential. And finding our fellow creatives to partner with and learn from is life-giving. As creatives, we want to see what’s around the corner, learn new art techniques, and soak in the beauty. Jeanne Oliver provides this lavishly. It is given generously and thoughtfully through the food and in the studio. In fact, her whole family is in on it. From the first day greeting, where they take your name after you drive through the gate and down the gravel drive, to the way her husband Kelly parks your car for you behind the studio and then leaves you a little card with directions on your dashboard to make sure you know exactly where your meeting for dinner. It’s all in there!
3. Generosity and Abundance are the Themes of this Creative Workshop
Abundance is everywhere, from the bowls overfilling with creative goodies to a constant stream of surprises coming from behind closed doors. Every detail, every care is taken. You experience it through something as simple as the compound butter to go with bakery bread, to walking through the studio doors in the morning greeted by the make your own dried tea bar housed in carved wooden bowls with little wooden scoops. It truly is beauty everywhere. So when Jeanne Oliver says she believes you can use your gifts for good, she’s not kidding.
4. The Whole Family Dotes Over You with Warmth and Care
And I think the most important thing I can never tell you about here on this post or show you in the beautiful photos is the way it feels. How welcoming, how inviting, how intentional the retreat worshop experience is designed. You need not lift a finger or stress about not knowing how to make something. You can just take it all in, absorb what’s being so kindly offered and let yourself be carried away by the experience. It’s so clear that that’s their intention. To fully anticipate your every need before you even know you have it.
5.You Will Want to Come Back Year After Year
It’s a real treat my friends. That’s hard to find in this world and something for which you cannot pay. There is no amount of money or resources that can get you this kind of thoughtfulness from people who care. It’s exceptional, not common. No wonder people come back over and over again. It’s a standard question, “is this your first time?” More often than not, the answer is no. It’s my second or my third, or I try to come every year. Yes, I can see why. Now it’s my turn. Only next year, I’m bringing my daughter so we can share it together.
Jeanne Oliver’s Workshops are so Good I Had to Share
And hey, so you know, I’m not affiliated. I was touched and felt so good coming out of this workshop that I had to share it with you. So if you have a chance to go, I’m pretty sure you know what I’m going to say. GO! And maybe I’ll see you there. For my second time.
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For more information visit Jeannes site HERE.All the best and maybe I’ll see you there!