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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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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....

This is super exciting because in the world of teddy bears and soft sculpture, this is just among the very best of juried shows and well, I am just plain honored to participate...
I will be there with SPECIAL GUEST, feature artist (drumroll please....) LETTY WORLEY..


I have worked with Letty for many years, and I love that she is still pushing herself to create new, fabulous and different designs...there's no resting on the laurels for this talented artist...and 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 for a peek into their look at London stay tuned...
 
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


Friday, November 18, 2016

MERRY MERRY SIS-BOOM Open House -

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE MOST COLORFUL AND FESTIVE SHOPPING EVENT OF THE SEASON

SIS BOOM HOLIDAY STYLE
OPEN HOUSE!!!

DECEMBER 1, 2, & 3, 2016 

Sis Boom HOLIDAY SHOW & OPEN HOUSE

Earth Angels Studios' Very Merry Appearance 

Thurs, Friday & Saturday - 9am-5pm


 

Hosted by Jennifer Paganelli in Wilton,CT 

EARTH ANGELS STUDIOS & Our Art Girls' RoadShow Will Attend as SPECIAL GUESTS

Join us to share in the excitement of the season with special shopping and lots of loot from Skippy Doodle Designs, Jocelyn O’Gorman, Clare Jordan, and The Polka Dot Club, Deirdre Friebely among others…
We'll be there with a fabulous showcase of art and handmande from Earth Angels Studios' featured artists. Appearances by Sue Parker and other
special pals of Earth Angels including 
ANNE BLUETT of Australia!!

Stay tuned for more info! 


 I love working with my friends and Jennifer has a festive and wonderful spirit...

xo and hope to see you there...
Jen



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Do you know Blythe?

  Blythe is a doll that may look familiar to some.  
 
 This doe-eyed lovely was originally made for just one year by Kenner in the US in 1972.  How do I know this....

I HAD BLYTHE WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL AND I LOVED HER THEN!!!!
But in the mid to late 1990s, a well-known fashion photographer, Gina Garan, began to take one of these dolls with her everywhere and photograph her.  Blythe was the subject of many photographic studies. This was of course long-before social media, and when she released a book of her work showing Blythe in all these fun setting, a cult phenomenon was born!    
By 2001 the Japanese company of Takara resuscitated production of Blythe and by 2006 another book on Blythe – redressed and re-fitted in inspiring fashions by quite famous designers came out.

 

The real magic began to happen for two reasons: #1 artists around the world started to customize Blythe – re-sculpting the face, changing wigs, painting eye-chips and making miniature couture fashions for this wonderful little model AND #2 the emergence of visual social media platforms.  So, everything went crazy and this little cult classic of a doll became and indie art phenomenon with BlytheCons and established and fledgling artists turning their attention to Blythe.  
 
Now artists are putting their own twist on Blythe and customizing dolls...changing the face makeup, the hair, carving and re-carving the nose, chin, philtrum and eye sockets...and more! 

 And what's so wonderful is that the new Blythe world has spawned many ancillary hobbies and creatives to create for Blythe...just like our own Earth Angels Letty Worley making Blythe party pets -- because every doll needs a best friend!!!

 
 
If you are interested in a custom Blythe...please email me at jen@EarthAngelsStudios.com and I will send you full details....

We are working with renown artist to accept commissions and will be making this service available as her time allows...
STAY TUNED FOR MORE NEWS 
ON THIS OR EMAIL ME!!!
 
...and thanks to Mademoiselle Cupcake -- aka Rosanna De Bellis my soul sister for bringing the festive world of Blythe to Earth Angels...

xo Jen











Thursday, November 10, 2016

the BIG ANNUAL SALE...starts now FOR YOU!

...as usual we sneak the news of our 
ANNUAL SALE via the BLOG...
SO YES...you get to shop first! WOO HOO!
BE AN EARLY BIRD SHOPPER THIS SEASON 
& GET 30% OFF

Shop NOW through Saturday, 11/12
and use code EARLYBIRD30
at checkout
and we'll take 30% OFF
 your entire order!

...please note WEE FOREST FOLK and Nicol are excluded, 
as are special orders, prior orders and layaways...
(sale officially starts Tomorrow...but you get to shop early since you are a BLOG reader and we thank you for that!!!)

USE coupon code EARLYBIRD30 for 30% OFF
WOW!!!

Just look at all this loot on the site...



Shop NOW to avoid disappointment!
Enjoy and thanks xxoo Jen

Thursday, November 3, 2016

NEXT EVENT SUNDAY, 11/13...at Rose Petal Porch...CATCH US!!!

 ANOTHER GREAT ART GIRLS'
ROADSHOW EVENT COMING SOON!

...our Merry Artists' Showcase at 
Rose Petal Porch in LAFAYETTE, NJ on
Sunday, November 13th
 10am-4pm 
Join us for a holiday celebration of of art, handmade and vintage.
 ...more details on the Events Page...

…featuring Earth Angels’ Studios artists Sue Parker of “Skippy Doodle Designs” & Letty Worley of “Letty’s Bears”,
...among others!
 

This festive and artful shopping day will be hosted by Joyce Meehan 

This will be our 3rd visit to Rose Petal Porch…and we are thrilled to be going back

102 State Route 15, Lafayette, NJ
Be sure you are on our mailing list to get event details as they are announced

See www.RosePetalPorch.com for more details and directions to the event!

Hope to see you there!
xo Jen



Wednesday, November 2, 2016

...a peek at the Fair...thanks Atlanta!

It's always hard to catch up after a major event...
I have boxes, inventory and packing supplies everywhere, not to mention mounds of dirty laundry and correspondence to return...

But I love our events. All made possible by the efforts of so many...
 A peek at the pictures reminds me how very grateful I am to all those who made it possible...
 
thanks Laura and Megan
thanks Lucy
 
thanks Teresa
 
thanks Letty
 
and thanks Sue
 
...and of course...thanks Blythe for being a wonderful shopper and spokesmodel!



...here she is with her fave #CLfairfinds


 
xxoo to all of you for another amazing event

...and keep en eye on the events page for what's next for the Art Girls' RoadShow...we've got an appearance in NJ on Sunday, 13th at 
Rose Petal Porch...
Please join us! 
 
Details for all of our events are HERE

xxoo Jen 
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