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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.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

...happy VALENTINE'S DAY!

xxoo to all
Hope your day is a sweet one...
...and full of CHOCOLATE
xo Jen

(...some of my fave vintage images from old postcards...)


Monday, February 13, 2017

...there's a sale...just sayin'


it's almost valentine's day...and we've got a treat to share

 
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sweet offerings from Lisa Leonard...silver, pewter & gold
now through 2/17 we're offering all her creations at 20% OFF
with code LOVELISA at checkout
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CLICK HERE TO SHOP JEWELRY NOW
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YES - some are already on sale!!

and thanks for sharing the love of handmade
Jen

Thursday, February 9, 2017

sweet & petite...happy things

I am completely smitten with tiny things...

...so when the parcel of itty bitty fairies arrived from France recently, I couldn't wait to take them out and have a good play...
 
I first saw her work in the kitchen of my dear friend, Rosanna De Bellis @rosannadebellis
 and it was really love at first sight...
 
 I am thrilled we're now able to work together to share Stephanie's style and handmade lovelies...

Each is about 2" tall and prices start at $19...

I especially love when you can see Stephanie's fingerprints in the clay...

 
...these two are my current faves...
can't blame me, 
I'm Irish and GREEN is my fave color...
but they are all uber cute
xxoo and happy day to all with small joys...
sometimes the little things 
have the biggest magic of all
Jen





















Thursday, February 2, 2017

...long OVERDUE!!! A congrats to friends...

It's a true treat to be able to sit down and read any of Jo Packham's magazines...
and when I can do it with a cup of tea and read one cover to cover, well, it's just absolute heaven...
 it makes me think of my friend Jo, and all the incredible women she has connected over the years...

So, once again, thanks Jo for featuring all the incredible women 
 
It's even better when I know the women or have worked on the stories! 

Peek below and see Nikki G & Jaye.
Both are great friends, and it's a true treat to know them, have worked on these features and then, 
to open the mag months later and see their stories and spaces...sigh....

Here's Nikki G. celebrating her entertaining style and Polish heritage in the November issue of 
Where Women Cook...
if you don't have this issue - you need it!




And here's Jaye dishing about how she's fit her lifestyle photography business into her life...
the November issue is one of my faves ever...
you need this one too!



 xxoo to Jo and all the incredible women she celebrates.  I am a grateful girl to know her and be part of the Where Women Create network!

Jen

Thursday, January 26, 2017

...just in for a Happy HEART Day...xx & oos from Fairyland...

...she's done it again...
made pure magic from paper and folly..

 
One is sweeter than the next...
but these are my personal faves...


Catch them all here

xo Jen


Thursday, January 19, 2017

LONDON & LETTY BEARS!

...this is so exciting...

Our first event of the year is in the works 
...and coming up soon...
We'll be off to London in just a few weeks for the renown -- HUGGLET'S WINTER BEAR FEST....

In the world of teddy bears and soft sculpture, this is among the very best of shows and I am simply honored to participate...
I'll be there with SPECIAL GUEST and featured artist,  (drum roll please....) LETTY WORLEY!

I have worked with Letty for many years, and I love that she's still pushing herself to create new, fabulous and different designs...there's no resting on the laurels for this talented artist...

It's a true treat that she'll be able to appear at this event with a special showcase of her work.
If you need sneak peeks or cannot make it to London...email me!

Letty and I will be sure to post to social media about the event...and while where across the pond, we'll be doing several photo shoots for Where Women Create magazine...so stay tuned!

Rumor has it Ilaria Giostrella AND Rosanna De Bellis will be joining us too. Stay tuned for more...
 
xo and thanks in advance to the show promoters and Letty for the opportunity to attend!

Jen

Thursday, January 12, 2017

YIKES! It's 2017!

...it seems like the last few weeks of 
2016 passed in a pure haze...

Two of my kids had birthdays -- HOORAY -- as a retailer the season was a swamp of orders --- HOORAY -- we had a very Merry Christmas -- HOORAY...

 and NOW it seems like January is upon me and I have yet to open the box of candy canes sitting on my desk...and now I am already working on some things for Valentine's.

sigh....
BUT I AM JUST going to jump back into things here on the blog and say HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.
 

I hope it's full of good days and much health for all of you and yours...

And please take a look at what we have planned for the winter and spring...
Hope to catch you at one of our events or appearances...there are a ton of exciting things in work here and I will keep you posted.
 
more soon
xo jen


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