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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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Friday, February 16, 2018

London event next week...SUPER EXCITED....

...hi all...

I'll be heading to London next week ... 
I am super excited to once again participate in the fab HUGGLET's WINTER BEAR FEST...

along with special guest and featured artist


 


AND
AND AND
!!!

...I'll also be doing several photo shoots for Jo Packham's Where Women Create magazines...STAY TUNED for just a few peeks and intel about these exciting shoots... be sure to follow me on instagram at @jensearthangels


Will I see you in London again??? 
So many friends there that I am super excited to see...
Hope so!! 


 Stay tuned for more peeks!
xo Jen

Saturday, February 10, 2018

paying the bills with your passion...part III..take note of you're a creativpreneur!

Some of you have been following my column in Where Women Create: BUSINESS
 called...
"Turning Your Passion into Your Paycheck"
If so -- TAKE NOTE -- Part III has just dropped onto the newsstands and it's packed with tips and tools for MARKETING YOUR HANDMADE BUSINESS...

...many of you don't know that my formal training is in Urban Planning -- yep -- even have the Masters and the Professional License (AICP) -- 
but that may not seem to match with what I do everyday with Earth Angels Studios...



But it does! It does!  Why??? 
My specialization in Planning is in small business economic development... that means, I know how to help business grow through garnering sales, how they market and how they position themselves within the economy as makers and manufacturers...

So now -- instead of working with food and fashion liked I used to in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn when I lived in Queens -- I work with handmade and have since I started my dabbling in 1994 as a hobby business...

I went full time into Earth Angels in 2000 when I had my first kiddo and have not looked back.... Soooo it' really nice for me to have the opportunity to come full-circle and share my business development know-how in this four part series called 

"Paying the Bills with Your Passion"

(you can catch the prior columns -- Parts I & II --
 in the July and October issues...)
 
A big thanks to Editor in Chief, Jo Packham, for the opportunity to share my experience and know-how in this column...

It's been a joy for me to work on these articles to encourage artful entrepreneurship.




You can order copies of the magazine HERE

And thanks to all for your support of my work at Earth Angels...

xo Jen

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Dolly Treasures! A total wow and congrats to Eileen Lam!!!

The new issue of Where Women Create BUSINESS is out and I am totally thrilled to share the news of talented Eileen Lam's feature...



 Eileen's artistry is noteworthy...she photos her beloved Blythe dolls in the most charming of settings and streetscapes!

She's built a beautiful business -- and published two books -- of her photographs...
I was honored to photo her at work and share her story in a feature I produced...





Thanks to you Eileen, for sharing your style and talent...your work brings me such joy and it was an honor to share it!

And thanks to Jo Packham for the opportunity to celebrate Eileen and her work!

AND do follow Eileen on Instagram at 
@dollytreasures
or on Facebook!
 
xxoo and enjoy a browse of her images... 
they are a hoot!
Jen

Monday, January 29, 2018

EVENT THIS WEEK -- the 12th Annual "heART of Winter"

Sure hope you can join us for this sweet celebration of handmade for 
Valentine's Day....

We are thrilled to be hosting our 
12th annual event at the adorable, 
new shop of sisters Lisa and Danielle

FRIDAY & SATURDAY
2/2 & 2/3
10-4 each day -- WOO HOO! 
...and we've got so many wonderful treats and surprises planned...

You can expect:

BLYTHE demos at 11am on Friday and 1pm on Saturday...

Show Specials & Sales

Featured artist Sue Parker of Skippy Doodle Designs

Vintage Loot

...and more...


 165 South Plank Rd.
Newburgh, NY

Hope to see you there!
xo Jen


Saturday, January 13, 2018

tell me what you like...can you give me your opinion

...I struggle with what to share here 
and in our email updates...

So can I ask your help? 

What do you want to see and read about?
New arrivals or artist profiles??

My personal and business journeys??
Peeks at our events or news of them coming up???

My editorial work??

It's hard for me to know what content to share on ....I have so much going on and so many irons in the fire and I am not sure what you are looking for
... so tell me!

I appreciate your support and your time is valuable!
Please email me at Jen@EarthAngelsStudios - or - comment here - or - give me some kind of shout out if you are interested in seeing MORE of anything...
reading more about anything...etc!

Likewise, let me know if your BLOG reading has dropped out a bit...and you rely on more visual stimulation like Pinterest or Instagram to feel connected....let me know!
 
In the meantime... here's a peek at some collages that I have been sharing on the email to show what's new on the site as we enter the sweet season of Valentine's and all things PINK and PRETTY!

Hope you can catch us at our next appearance in NEWBURGH, NY at the uber cute and totally fabulous shop SJ VINTAGE 1923...

We'll be doing an artful Pop-Up on Friday and Saturday -- February 2nd & 3rd from 10-4 each day...sure hope you can be there for our 12th Annual
"heART of winter" event with 
Sue Parker and Jen O'Connor 
as special guests of Danielle Kugler and Lisa Pisani...


As ever, thanks for your support and I hope that 2018 is off to a good start for you!
 
xo Jen
 


Sunday, January 7, 2018

...here's what's cookin'! NEW issue of Where Women Cook

There's something wonderful about seeing a kitchen that you love in print... 
....so many memories and dinners shared....
 and a cook that works hard to celebrate everyday by preparing and serving a meal to her family...
 Congrats to Joanne Graney on seeing her kitchen in the new issue of Where Women Cook...
and thanks to Jo Packham for the opportunity to celebrate Joanne's kitchen and cooking style...

...you can see more in the new issue...but here's a peek at some of my fave photos...it was a fun 
AND TASTY
photo shoot!

 The kicky salsa for her chicken is stellar 
(recipe in the issue!)

 ...drenched with color dining room is bright and happy...
 ...her most treasured object/s...her Blue Willow dishes...they were her grandmother's...
 ...happy collected things...
 ...and a sweet ending!
...thanks again to Jo and Joanne for the opportunity to photo and share this in Where Women Cook...
Current and back issues AVAILABLE HERE

Of you can subscribe at WHERE WOMEN COOK 
xo Jen

Monday, January 1, 2018

...BEST YEAR EVER!!!

...here's all our best wishes for
 a bright and beautiful new year...
HAPPY 2018!

And let's celebrate a Handmade Life!

Thanks for all you do for me...
and the featured artists of 

Hope to see you in the NEW YEAR!
WOO HOO!!!
xo Jen


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