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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, April 27, 2015

hello Heidi...Hello Monday...

...hello Monday posts are something I have been doing for some time now linking up with my friend Lisa Leonard and her fab-u-lous blog...feel free to leave your BLOG link in a comment...
how about some hellos...
 
Hello Monday...
we're on our way back from the Fair in Nashville...
many, many miles to go...
But pretty things to share keep me going.
 
Hello road trip. 
Hello hard work.
Hello to a week that will most assuredly be insane...
but let's forget all that and instead...say...instead....
 
"Hello", to Heidi...
 
I've worked with the fab creator of Steiner Bears since 1999 or 2000...that's a long time and a ton of teds...and you know what??? 
I still adore everything she makes...
she has a fab look and a sure sense of texture and style. 
and I just had to share some images.

Hello faded and lovely blues and hand dyed mohair in hues galore...

 Hello happy pinks and old things...
 Hello little lady with a perfect bow!
 Hello sweet piles of old toys and teds...they make me happy.

 Hello sassy, seafaring style...

 Hello Heidi HELLO!!! And thanks for sharing your talent in these charming new teds...I don't think I can pick a favorite! They really are all so wonderful....

Hello week... Hello Monday...hope it's a great week coming at you...more soon from me when the dust from the show settles...
 

xxoo Jen

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Earth Angels LIVE! Demo Schedule...CATCH US!

Some of you will be at the Fair this week...if you are...
DO NOT MISS
Earth Angels LIVE!
That's our artists presenting LIVE in our booth...demos, chats and more...

 Here's the DETAILED SCHEDULE
for Earth Angels LIVE!...


Friday, Saturday & Sunday – Chats

12:30pm  - Chat Time…

…what’s Torquay Pottery?
Why is this vintage folk art collectible so hot NOW…
Meet experts on Torquay Pottery… Kathy Collins, Brenda & Ian Kimber, Jen O'Connor and other enthusiasts, authorities and members of NATS (The North American Torquay Society)

3:30 PM – Chat Time
…can I sell it?

How ready are you & your craft for the handmade marketplace…
Bring your craft or art to show & tell with handmade industry expert, Jen O'Connor, Founder & Owner of Earth Angels Studios and get immediate feedback on the sales potential of your creation and business tips



Friday & Saturday

11am


Mixed-Media Painter Laurie Meseroll -
Using mixed media painting techniques and traditional folk art themes

Heirloom Teddy Bear Maker Letty Worley -
Using vintage fabrics and found objects to create collector toys and Edwardian accessories


2 pm

 Soft Sculpture Artist & Illustrator Nicole Bowen of “NecessaryExcess" - Adapting drawn ideas into softies using repurposed and recycled fabrics and wool roving


Floral Designer & Paper Artist Jocelyn O’Gorman of “The Painted Fern” -
Creating seasonal decorations and paper follies with vintage ephemera and found trims


3 pm
Author, Painter & Dollmaker Nancy Wiley -
Exploring classic stroyland themes in self-published books & demonstarting dollmaking

Textile Artist, Valerie Weberpal -
Creating clothing and pillow dolls from up-cycled and found wools and fabrics


Sunday
11am
Up-cycling maven Sue Parker of "Skippy Doodle Desings" - Crafting seasonal paper ornaments and follies with found, recycled and vintage goods.


Soft Sculpture Artist & Author Jody Battaglia of "Fun Town" -  Bringing storybook characters to life from felt & signing her new book


1pm

Floral Designer & Paper Artist Jocelyn O’Gorman of “The Painted Fern” -  
Creating seasonal decorations and paper follies with vintage ephemera and found trims


Mixed-Media Painter Laurie Meseroll -
Using mixed media painting techniques and traditional folk art themes

3pm

Soft Sculpture Artist & Author Jody Battaglia of 
"Fun Town" - Bringing storybook characters to life from felt & signing her new book
AND
Textile Artist, Valerie Weberpal
Creating clothing and pillow dolls from up-cycled and found wools and fabrics


HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!
xxoo Jen

Monday, April 20, 2015

HELLO Monday.... HELLO COUNTRY LIVING FAIR!!! ...we're in TN...hope you can join us!

Hello Monday!
...hello Monday posts are something I have been doing for some time now linking up with my friend Lisa Leonard and her fab-u-lous blog...
feel free to leave your BLOG link in a comment...how about some hellos...
 
...this week it's HELLO FROM TENNESSEE!!!!!


Hello readers and fans of Country Living Magazine....
we're going to be the largest vendor at 
inaugural Tennessee Country Living Fair! THIS WEEK...
This is BIG!!!

Hello to details on the website's events page....CLICK HERE....

Hello maps and more info on the Stella Show Management page....CLICK HERE....

 Hello to lots of work this week with great friends, talented artists and special pottery pals visiting from far and wide!

Hello to the miles of highway...I am driving with Sue Parker and Nancy Wiley...hello ROAD TRIP!

Hello to all of you...and hope I see you there...

HELLO TN! I am glad to be back...

Hello to sharing what we do...
see the Earth Angels LIVE! Demo Schedule below...

xxoo Jen



Earth Angels LIVE! Demo Schedule...CATCH THE ART GIRLS' ROADSHOW!!!


Friday, Saturday & Sunday – Chats

12:30  - Chat Time…
…what’s Torquay pottery?
Why is this vintage folk art collectible so hot NOW…
Meet experts on Torquay Pottery… Kathy Collins, Brenda & Ian Kimber, Jen O'Connor and other enthusiasts, authorities and members of NATS (The North American Torquay Society)

3:30 PM – Chat Time
…can I sell it?
How ready are you & your craft for the handmade marketplace…
Bring your craft or art to show & tell with handmade industry expert, Jen O'Connor, Founder & Owner of Earth Angels Studios and get immediate feedback on the sales potential of your creation and business tips


Friday & Saturday

11am – Demos

Mixed-Media Painter Laurie Meseroll...Using mixed media painting techniques and traditional folk art themes


Heirloom Teddy Bear Maker Letty Worley...Using vintage fabrics and found objects to create collector toys and Edwardian accessories



2:00pm - Demos

 Soft Sculpture Artist & Illustrator Nicole Bowen of “NecessaryExcess"...Adapting drawn ideas into softies using repurposed and recycled fabrics and wool roving

Floral Designer & Paper Artist Jocelyn O’Gorman of “The Painted Fern”...Creating seasonal decorations and paper follies with vintage ephemera and found trims


3:00 pm - Demos

Author, Painter & Dollmaker Nancy Wiley...Exploring classic stroyland themes in self-published books & demonstarting dollmaking with fabric and paint

Textile Artist, Valerie Weberpal...Creating clothing and pillow dolls from up-cycled and found wools and fabrics


Sunday

11am

Up-cycling maven Sue Parker of "Skippy Doodle Designs"...Crafting seasonal paper ornaments and follies with found, recycled and vintage goods.


Soft Sculpture Artist & Author Jody Battaglia of "Fun Town"...Bringing storybook characters to life from felt & signing her new book "Welcome to FunTown"

1pm

Floral Designer & Paper Artist Jocelyn O’Gorman of “The Painted Fern”...Creating seasonal decorations and paper follies with vintage ephemera and found trims


Mixed-Media Painter Laurie Meseroll...Using mixed media painting techniques and traditional folk art theme.

3pm

Soft Sculpture Artist & Author Jody Battaglia of "Fun Town"...Bringing storybook characters to life from felt & signing her new book "Welcome to FunTown"

Textile Artist, Valerie Weberpal...Creating clothing and pillow dolls from up-cycled and found wools and fabrics

Thursday, April 16, 2015

magic for the walls

Laurie Meseroll paints with a certain magic....
 In her inimitable style, landscapes and ladies become folly and fascination.
 
Her latest are among my favorites. 
Ever. 
 
And it seems I say that each time a new grouping 
of her original mixed-media work arrives...
but the truth is...

She just keeps getting better and better.

Treat yourself to a peek at her new arrivals...

xxoo Jen






Monday, April 13, 2015

hello from Canada....hello Monday Hello!!!


 
 
...hello Monday posts are something I have been doing for some time now linking up with my friend Lisa Leonard and her fab-u-lous blog...feel free to leave your BLOG link in a comment...

how about some hellos...

Hello spring...spring colors, spring weather...spring winds...
it all feels like a great sigh after this winter...
 
Hello Monday...I work with so many talented people it makes me catch my breath. And I cannot confess just how happy I am 
to be working with Ingrid Schmid of Canada once again....

...hello to the look of age...I just turned 46 so perhaps all the fine lines and age spots make me treasure vintage things all the more...
 
Here's a peek at Ingrid's latest...she inspires me with her sense of texture and style...and her love of old things....more details are on her page of the site...

Hello pink, hello soft...hello all things yound

hello new things that are old...had a great antiquing run down to Lafayette...hello VINTAGE LOOT!  The new season just makes me want to redecorate...

Hello new cabinet, where will I put you...
hello to moving furniture around...again!

 hello longer evenings... I love that it's light past 7pm...

 ...sigh...so glad this nicer weather is here...
I feel like a new person...
Hello Monday
hello all of you...have a super one, whatever you are up to this week!
 xxoo Jen

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

SEE YOU SOON! We'll be in Nashville 4/24, 4/25, & 4/26 - WOO HOO

Hi all and please save the dates to join us for the 
inaugural Tennessee Country Living Fair!

Details on the website's events page....CLICK HERE....

Tickets, maps and more info on the Stella Show Management page....CLICK HERE....

Hope to see you there! xxoo Jen




Earth Angels LIVE! Demo Schedule...CATCH THE ART GIRLS' ROADSHOW!!!


Friday, Saturday & Sunday – Chats

12:30  - Chat Time…
…what’s Torquay pottery?
Why is this vintage folk art collectible so hot NOW…
Meet experts on Torquay Pottery… Kathy Collins, Brenda & Ian Kimber, Jen O'Connor and other enthusiasts, authorities and members of NATS (The North American Torquay Society)

3:30 PM – Chat Time
…can I sell it?
How ready are you & your craft for the handmade marketplace…
Bring your craft or art to show & tell with handmade industry expert, Jen O'Connor, Founder & Owner of Earth Angels Studios and get immediate feedback on the sales potential of your creation and business tips


Friday & Saturday

11am – Demos

Mixed-Media Painter Laurie Meseroll...Using mixed media painting techniques and traditional folk art themes


Heirloom Teddy Bear Maker Letty Worley...Using vintage fabrics and found objects to create collector toys and Edwardian accessories



2:00pm - Demos

 Soft Sculpture Artist & Illustrator Nicole Bowen of “NecessaryExcess"...Adapting drawn ideas into softies using repurposed and recycled fabrics and wool roving

Floral Designer & Paper Artist Jocelyn O’Gorman of “The Painted Fern”...Creating seasonal decorations and paper follies with vintage ephemera and found trims


3:00 pm - Demos

Author, Painter & Dollmaker Nancy Wiley...Exploring classic stroyland themes in self-published books & demonstarting dollmaking with fabric and paint

Textile Artist, Valerie Weberpal...Creating clothing and pillow dolls from up-cycled and found wools and fabrics


Sunday

11am

Up-cycling maven Sue Parker of "Skippy Doodle Designs"...Crafting seasonal paper ornaments and follies with found, recycled and vintage goods.


Soft Sculpture Artist & Author Jody Battaglia of "Fun Town"...Bringing storybook characters to life from felt & signing her new book "Welcome to FunTown"

1pm

Floral Designer & Paper Artist Jocelyn O’Gorman of “The Painted Fern”...Creating seasonal decorations and paper follies with vintage ephemera and found trims


Mixed-Media Painter Laurie Meseroll...Using mixed media painting techniques and traditional folk art theme.

3pm

Soft Sculpture Artist & Author Jody Battaglia of "Fun Town"...Bringing storybook characters to life from felt & signing her new book "Welcome to FunTown"

Textile Artist, Valerie Weberpal...Creating clothing and pillow dolls from up-cycled and found wools and fabrics

Monday, April 6, 2015

hello Monday and HELLO FUNTOWN!

 ...hello Monday posts are something I have been doing for some time now linking up with my friend Lisa Leonard and her fab-u-lous blog...feel free to leave your BLOG link in a comment...
how about some hellos...
I don't think there's ever been a single thing that my talented friend Jody Battaglia has created that has not made me smile...
I love her sense of whimsy, her sharp mind, her quick wit...and the talent she has to bring those ideas from her mind to her hands in mohair and felt.

 I was thrilled she could attend the gallery event in Sanford, FL last month for the first time. She and her work were so well-received! I love to see people "get" what Jody does...

And to have her book there to promote...well it was magic!
(did you get your copy yet??? details here...)

She was able to create some of the characters from her book to share with our customers and her collectors who attended the show....
and a few other one of a kind cuties to share... 
I don't think I can pick a fave...can you???

Hello fab new creations from talented friends...
 Hello to posting new lovelies on the site...
these artists keep me motivated and inspired!
 Hello to keeping the sunnyside up!
 Hello to Miss Tiny Bubbles...she is LOL cute to the max!
Thanks to Jody for sharing these amazing new creations with us...
they are all just posted to her pages on the site....

hello new week...and hello to all of you.

too busy here for words...someday I might catch up...someday...someday.

hello to a good book to read at night...I finally finished "Gone Girl"...
anyone have any suggestions??? 

Hello to new sneakers...the winter trashed the kids' and mine...gotta get to those stores...I think sneaker shopping is the worst! Nothing fits!

 Hello to BEET HUMMUS!!! Yep! The recipe is in the March issue of 
"Where Women Cook" in Shelly Kennedy's article that I shot 
and it is AMAZING!!!! Have made it 3x this past month...

Hello to "The Office" on Netflix and anything on Netflix...me and the kids are re-watching it since I never seem to catch a show when everyone else does!?!

HELLO SPRING...are you here for real????
 
Hello to all of you and have a super week...

xxoo Jen
 
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