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I Love Art, Adore the Handmade and Treasure the Vintage. I am the Fun Mom, the Silly Friend and the Writer who wants to make more room for beauty in the everyday.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Time to Celebrate Jeanine...she's in Where Women Create & having a PARTY!

I could not be any more honored than to dedicate my "Business of the Studio" column in  the new issue of Where Women Create magazine to my friend, fellow artful entrepreneur and mentor, Jeanine Taylor...

Through the years Jeanine has taught me 
-- and so many of us engaged in the art world
 -- so very much.  
I am truly grateful to know Jeanine and celebrate the acknowledgement in print of her creative business approach, tenure in he art word and her downright hard work...she deserves much praise for all she has done to cultivate and share her know how...

Thanks to Jo Packham, Editor in Chief of
for featuring Jeanine.
 
Here's the media release from 
Jeanine's gallery in Sanford, FL below...
 
Perhaps you're in the area and you can join our special pals Jeanine and Mary Shaw -- the gallery manager -- to help them to celebrate on August 6th... 
While I cannot make it, I celebrate Jeanine and all she does everyday!

And I cannot wait to make the trip once again to Sanford...you'll catch the Art Girls' RoadShow at the JT Folk Art Gallery next March...details HERE...



xxoo Jen


Event:  National Publication Release Party
 
Date: Saturday, August 6 from 1-3 p.m.  Magazine signing, champagne toast and refreshments
 
Location: Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, 211 E. 1st St., Sanford, FL
 
Local Gallery Owner, Jeanine Taylor featured in National Magazine: Where Women Create, Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women
 
After 19 years of artful entrepreneurship, gallery owner and southern folk art expert Jeanine Taylor is getting the national attention she deserves.  Taylor will be featured in the fall 2016 issue of Where Women Create in a six page article entitled “The Business of the Studio”. Published by Stampington & Company, the magazine covers inspiring stories of women who have carved out entrepreneurial roles for themselves in creative fields. The article was curated and photographed by Jen O’Connor, who visits the gallery annually with her traveling show of artists under the name Earth Angels Studios.
 
Since 1994, Stampington & Company has been a leading source of creative inspiration around the world, producing over 30 bestselling publications for a subscriber base of more than 50,000 readers.  Editor in Chief, Jo Packham was especially impressed with Taylor’s journey from a Fortune 500 company sales rep to visionary gallery owner.
 
“I’ve had several Stampington magazines available in my gallery for years.  They provide visual doses of creativity and inspiration to me, my staff and my customers,” Taylor explains.  “I’m so appreciative of this opportunity and honor from Jo Packham.  She provides a forum for courageous, imaginative women to share their success and I’m proud to be included.”
 
To celebrate this national recognition, Jeanine Taylor Folk Art will host a magazine signing and release party on Saturday, August 6 from 1 to 3pm. Copies of the magazine will be available for purchase and refreshments will be served. This is a free event. 211 E. 1st Street, Sanford, FL 32771. Phone 407-323-2774 for further information.

 
Contact the gallery for additional information, at 407-323-2774 or info@jtfolkart.com.
 
 



Friday, July 15, 2016

let's kick up our heels about this...WELCOME Finding Home Farms

This is clearly something to kick up our heels about...
 Earth Angels Studios is utterly thrilled to welcome Laura & Dana Putnam to our 
family of featured artists...

They are an amazing couple with a richly textured (and oh so fragrant) story to share...
 I got to know them so much better when I photographed their maple syrup production space and interviewed them for my column in "Where Women Create" magazine last fall...
and I am so grateful.
 Their feature ran in the February edition of Where Women Create magazine...

...there's just so much to Finding Home Farms...

So stay tuned for more info on their Maple Syrup...
...and how cool!! 
 They will be joining us at the  
FALL COUNTRY LIVING FAIRS to do tastings and a demo on the kitchen stage with this fabulous stuff!
 They also have a line of truly amazing soy candles...
clean and long burning, all-natural ingredients, 
and essential oils...

I have been looking for a candle line for sometime...many of you know about my documented obsession with smell and the warm touch of a candle burning in my kitchen...
and I have been missing carrying candles...
 So I am thrilled to be able to present their 
six signature scents...
and more are in the works for fall and holiday too!
 

Thanks again to Laura and Dana for their willingness to work with me, I know that as we put our heads and hearts into this, good things will surround 
all of us, as well as those who can encounter 
their amazing brand and all it encompasses...
To read more about them, read Laura's BLOG click here...

 To shop their candles, click here...

more soon on Finding Home Farms!
xo Jen


Friday, July 8, 2016

...another EVENT...SAVE the DATE!! Sunday, 7/31

  • ...it's time to save the date for another great event in New Jersey with Earth Angels and the Art Girls' RoadShow! 

    SUNDAY, July 31, 2016 

    HOLIDAY FOLK ART & TOYS Artist Showcase 

    Celebrating the artistry of Debbee Thibault, Letty Worley, as well as Wee Forest Folk, Jody Battaglia and More...as well as Vintage LOOT!

  • Expect a wonderful array of handmade and vintage goodies and art from Earth Angels' artists and the amazing inventory of toys and decorations of JOE & SHARON.... 

    A SPECIAL TIE IN THE THE CELEBRATIONS OF THE GOLDEN GLOW CONVENTION BEING HELD IN RYE, NY JUST BEFORE THIS EVENT!!! EMAIL FOR DETAILS... LETTY WORLEY TO ATTEND!

    Hosted UPSTAIRS at renown 

    Lafayette Mill Antiques Center 


    12 Morris Farm Road (Just off Route 15), Lafayette, NJ

    Keep an eye on the BLOG and be sure you are on our mailing list to get event details...
    Visit Sign of the Thymes Antiques to meet the hosts of this Art Girls’s RoadShow event and peek at their incredible old toys and holiday items.

    See www.MillAntiques.com for more details and directions to the event!

    HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!
    xo Jen

Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Birthday and SALE with code FIREWORKS16

...time for our annual FIREWORKS sale...
 and we're letting our BLOG readers know first!

Checkout with code FIREWORKS16 now through 7/5 and we'll take 16% OFF your order

Woo hoo and Happy Birthday America!
....
Happy Summer xxoo Jen



Sunday, June 26, 2016

COLOR! and story...Pratt Creek Art's in the Summer issue of C&B

A big and colorful congrats to Angela Moulton...

I am thrilled to announce a lovely feature on this talented painter 
and Earth Angels Featured Artist in the latest SUMMER issue of 
Cottages & Bungalows magazine

Thanks to Jickie Torres, Editor in Chief of Cottages & Bungalows Magazine for including Angela in the new issue...and for helping to share her style and story...
 
Color just leaps from Angela's Pratt Creek Art original oil paintings...


Most are sized at 4x4 - 6x6 inces -- some are larger -- 
each one is a marvel to me...
 Most are priced from $50-$75 and in keeping with the artist's philosophy to keep original art affordable...

 You can see more of Angela's paintings HERE
thanks again to the editors and artists for working with me and Earth Angels to bring more color and art and style to the world

xo Jen


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

...peek at the Fair...

I love the Rhinebeck Country Living Fair...
It's such a treat to have such a major event close to home. So while I still have to drive that big old 26' truck loaded with art and handmade...and all our props, I get to come home to my family each night.

I posted extensively to Instagram & Facebook during the Fair, but here are some more images that really share the festive nature of our events, and the energy of the artists!

 For the first time we welcomed Laura & Dana Putnam of "Finding Home Farms" and wow, what a treat it was to have them among the crew!
We've just started selling their all natural, soy candles... but more on that SOON!
 And look at these dynamic duos...
Sue and Sophie!
 ...Kathy & Letty...
 Teresa & Avery!

Thanks to Kathy & Lyn from NATS...they made the trip from Boston to host the NATS CHATS and tell more folks about our beloved Torquay - Antique Devon Art Pottery...

 And some of our lineup shots...



 ...and then the girls get silly...
Letty gets to earable art award ...
 Chelle gets the handmade  in action award...
 Teresa is definitely ready to run off with this painting...she loves MUDCAKES!!!
 Sophie always looks so pretty...
 ...and here she is FIRST TIMER SHERRY!!!
wow was it fun to have her along...



Thanks to all who made such a wonderful event possible...the folks at Stella Show Management who are the most amazing and prepared of hosts -- especially Jeanne & Michele!  The wonderful Country Living Staff -- especially Editor in Chief, Rachel who loves to shop the Earth Angels Tent...and of course the amazing Betty-Lyn who makes it all happen!

 ...and lastly some peeks around the tent...














If you have not been the this Fair, mark your calendars for next year...the date is already in the works! SAVE JUNE 2, 3 & 4th!

A million thanks and see you next time!
xo Jen

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