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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, September 15, 2014

hello Monday...hello magic & fairies wings

Artists are divine; their art ads a slice of ethereal wonder to my every day. 
They are blessings, a wee bit of heaven on Earth....and like Debrina Pratt, their art draws our attention to the magic around us.

Debrina captures magic in vintage bottles, concocts fairy love potions and sweet dreams serum. She shows us mermaids riding atop sea birds, fairies at tea with cupcakes, and sea sprites in party hats. She surely knows the magic that every little girl wields in her play and somehow, harnesses this realm.

Hello Monday and thanks to Debrina for the wonderful new collection of work...it's been sooo long since we've had new art....Debrina has been so busy with so many creative projects...we are grateful to her for this fabulous grouping...DETAILS HERE



So hello to magic...
I adore her fairies that peer at us from old bottles and tiny shadowboxes. While Debrina's creations have the lustrous patina of age, they are completely fresh in their bright interpretations.

Debrina uses old photos, altering art and adding millinery flowers, tiny beaded flourishes, Swarovski crystals and wee bits of magic to tell her tales. With a fanciful dose of imagination, her bon bon-like confections beg our appreciation for a gentle and tiny world, filled with sweet sentiments. She's captured the magic that surrounds fantasy; here are some of my current faves available on the site...






Hello to wonderful new things this season....and the sweetness that Debrina has sent our way...

Hello to unpacking from the Fair...I think there is even more work after the event than before!

Hello and thanks to all who made last weekend possible...I will be sharing more on the event soon...
 
Hello and a heartfelt thanks to Debrina for enabling us to offer her captivating work through our gallery on such an exclusive basis.

Sending you lots of love Debrina, I miss you...this pic is from years and years ago but it is a treasure to me...Hello Emily...
xxoo Jen

Friday, September 12, 2014

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xxoo Jen

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hope to see you THIS WEEKEND!

We're on our way to Columbus!
This is quite simply one of my very favorite events.

Catch the art and artistry in our tent and at the artists in action
at Earth Angels LIVE! -- our demo tent...

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!

xxoo Jen


Monday, September 8, 2014

hello Monday...looking back at a wonderful summer...

hello Monday... the kids are back in school and the season are rolling forward.

I love having a good summer to look back on. 
Sweet memories to take out as the schedule speeds up and rolls along to sports, and homework and the school year daily chores.  

Hello Utah and Bryce and Zion...Hello Arizona and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. We loved visiting the National Parks with the kids.We Love the American West...We'd been there 17 years ago camping as newlyweds...
but bringing the kids back was something we've wanted to do for some time.

Here are my fave pics from the trip.  
They are also some of the very few I have...my camera broke mid-trip. Sigh.

 Hello slickrock in Zion...
 Hello 8.5 mile hike up the Narrows in Zion...
 Hello to the cowboys who took us down the North Rim on mules...

Hello to doing the silly vacation-y things you do when you travel...

Hello Cedar Breaks and 1,600 year old Bristlecone Pine...

Hello hoodoos & Bryce...maybe my fave of them all...

And hello Dawn...you know I love you...what a sweet treat to be with you and your family at the end of the vacation... hope to see you soon xoxox

Hello Monday...hope it's a good week for all of you...

I know I will see some of you in OHIO!!!

I cannot believe the FAIR IS THIS WEEK!!

xo Jen

Thursday, September 4, 2014

take note...Nancy Wiley's painting again...

 Nancy Wiley is incredibly talented...
I am so thrilled she is painting again, and we have some incredible original oils  to share with you....

More are coming in late September...so stay tuned...
and do hope you love them as much as I do....


 I am grateful to Nancy for the opportunity to work with her to share them with you...here are some of my very faves among all the wonderful works...
This oil features a sweet girl in a crown...so ethereal and sweet...
 This Red Riding Hood just sends me...I love the drenched colors and expression..
 ...this one was done in her garden....

 And the farm boy is just fabulous...

Nancy has also added some cards to her current offerings...these feature some of her most renowned works, and a peek at her Wonderland book too.
 






 These are available in very, very limited quantities 
and start at just $5 for a box of 6 cards...
 Thanks to all of you for your support of Nancy and her artistry...as many of you know, I know Nancy for more than 15 years as a friend and colleague in the doll world, but it's only in the past year that we have been able to work together via Earth Angels Studios, and for this I am so very grateful...
xxoo Jen

Monday, September 1, 2014

hello Monday...hello September...

...hello Monday and time to take a peek at the week...
there's big doings here getting ready for the start of school, the crush of the impending schedule and the fall events of the Art Girls's RoadShow.


I am sad the summer is over...sigh...it always goes too quickly. But we did fit in the fun and the adventures and the family time, and I am grateful.

So hello to the new season that's afoot!
I am working on the fall events, fall plans, fall...fall...fall.
 
Hello fall events. Catch the details HERE...

Hello to all of you and sure hope to see you when we are in OH, GA & CA...

Hello fall themed ads....

 Hello to looking ahead to cooler days...rich fall colors...holidays and more.


 This is my favorite of the new ads you'll see in some of my fave magazines (Where Women Create, PRIMS, Romantic Homes, 
Cottages & Bungalows, Vintage Holidays and more)....

I love all the coolness after the heat of the past few months.


Hello to you! have a super week

Sure hope I see you some of you when 
we are out there this fall at these big gatherings! 


xxoo Jen

Thursday, August 28, 2014

love this lineup...so much talent

...as I get ready to do yet another show...another event...
I cannot help but look back over some of the hundreds....
yes, hundreds I have done over the years.
I did my first show for Earth Angels in 1994 ...
I had already done so many antique shows with my folks, 
but my very own first show was in '94 with the help of my friend Hillary Brown -- thanks again Hill...and I suppose this is all your fault!

Then in 2002, the year I was pregnant with Charlotte (who was born that December...) I did 36...yes 36 shows and appearances. Hard to believe there were actually that many to do across the country...antique shows, craft shows, convention showrooms, doll & bear shows, showcases, art parties and more...

Sigh...lots of memories...so many wonderful customer friends, so much talent out there to encounter and share, so many incredible handmade things, treasures and adventures for the Art Girls' RoadShow.

Among my fave things in all these shows are the lineup shots we do...
 Here are just a few of my faves. 
Can you recognize any of the events among these pics???


Sanford, Florida....

Minneapolis, Minnesota...

Columbus, Ohio...

Rhinebeck, New York...

 Saratoga, New York...
 
 Petaluma, California...

Saratoga, New York...
 

Lafayette, New Jersey...

Warwick, New York...

 San Luis Obispo, California...
 

Atlanta, Georgia...

Hudson, New York...

 Atlanta, Georgia...

Warwick, New York...

Hope to see you at on of our fall events!
Catch the calendar of appearances HERE!

xxoo Jen

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