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...jen o'connor's...Artful Adventures & Daily Inspirations
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.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
...had to share a peek at these amazing, huge and just arrived
mixed-media folk art paintings from Laurie Meseroll.
They are large and truly wonderful...
we had to get the whole crew involved to photo them!
This is the largest collection of large pieces I have had to date...
in all the time I have worked with Laurie...
and only two times before have I had such grandly scaled pieces...
I am smitten and had to share.
Thanks Laurie for these beauties...cannot wait to share them with the folks who can see them in person at the Atlanta Country Living Fair....
they are so much more exceptional in person!
Monday, September 29, 2014
I am so tickled...
Hello Monday...and what a wonderful week you will be.
I am so very proud to share this news...
Letty Worley...my wonderful friend and uber talented soft sculpture artist of EarthAngelsStudios.com is featured in the
newest issue of Where Women Create: Business...and can we say..
Total wow...here's just a peek...you need to get the mag for the complete story on how Letty...how she started, failed, started again and how with determination and effort, she has persevered and
truly come into her own with her art and inimitable style.
It all happened because Jo Packham, Letty and myself had a quiet breakfast in Texas this spring when we were guests of Holly Kuhn at the grand opening of her new "Old Glory" store in Burton during Round Top's Spring Antiques Week.
Letty had a chance to tell Jo her story, and Jo knew that this was a story that had to be told to her readers.
Hello happy timing and networking and wonderful women who share.
Hello to imagination and style...Letty you have got them both!
Hello to celebrating the small joys of the everyday...Letty you have taught so many of us that a cupcake can keep you going
even when the going gets pretty darn tough!
Hello to hard work and late nights, long hours and much effort...
it's so wonderful when these are rewarded.
Hello week...you are going to be a busy one...hope you're rootin' for me...
the list of to-dos is about a mile long.
Hello to 8th grader's history project all over the table.
Hello pumpkin spice EVERYTHING!
Hello to all of you and what are you up to this week...
leave some hellos in the comments section...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
My oh my, the Southern Edition of
The Country Living Fair will soon be here...
...so save the date, and sure hope you can join us in Stone Mountain, GA for this fabulous Atlanta event...
October 24, 25 & 26th
It's a great opportunity to see the pages of the magazine come to life
...and you can catch some of our favorite
Earth Angels Artists doing fab demos and chats
in our Earth Angels LIVE! Tent...
More details on the events page of the site...
tickets available for purchase at the
Hope to see you there!
Monday, September 22, 2014
What an amazing week...it's FALL...
kinda snuck up on me...
...and while we rolled from summer to the new autumn season...
we were to Columbus and back with a 26' U-Haul truck packed to the roof with art and handmade and so many fabulous things...
The event was spectacular...and thanks to Country Living Magazine and the the fabulous staff of Stella Show Management for making it a possibility.
They have a very hard job, and they do it well.
Here's a peek at some Fair moments, displays and the folks who made it possible... Hello to my Fair Ladies....
Nic & Letty...
And thanks to Bob - her Dad - our Earth Angels Friend
for the help with the TRUCK!!!
And here are some peeks around the tent...
And a special thanks to these gals for the
extra help with the pounds of paperwork!!!
...and by way of Jocelyn...thanks KEVIN for the help!!! ...and the COFFEE!!!
Hello to all who attended the fair and sure hope you loved it as much as we did...we cannot wait for our next big event...See us in Atlanta!!!
Hello to catching up...around the house and of course, with correspondence the business and you!
Hello new inventory...so many fab things to post.
Hello to my much appreciated staff...
thanks for all the extra hours and extra effort.
Hello new week...I am ready for you! The list of to dos is a mile long but the change of seasons has me motivated...
And hello Chery...what a treat it was to have you there on Friday...
and to Melody and Marie too...glad you could be there on Saturday.
Hope to see some of you again in Atlanta...I am off to start to unpack some more from Columbus and repack and reorganize for my next trip....
Have a super week!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
...she never ceases to amaze me.
Jennifer Lanne paints the most wonderful of florals...laden with color and texture they are drenched with her inimitable style.
A new crop has arrived for fall and the Fairs and
I am having a hard time choosing a favorite...
Here are some that I truly adore, I could look at any of them forever...
AND even sweeter, there are SALE and PROMO pricing
on many of these new and happy works...
like these darling 6x6s which are on sale for $68...DETAILS HERE
And we know I cannot resist a bit of sparkle!
I adore the dusting of glitter on these new 8x8 original paintings...
Thanks to Jennifer for this incredible grouping...so many more are on the site.
To see more and for full shopping details ...CLICK HERE!
Monday, September 15, 2014
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...
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