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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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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sis Boom Barbara

Painter and Earth Angels' artist Barbara Strawser was the special guest at Jennifer Paganelli's festive, and ever so colorful, SIS BOOM open house this weekend.

Rosie and Kathy made the trip to Wilton, CT with me to visit with Jennifer and Barbara... And we each got to bring home some textile treats along with a car load of glorious new paintings to share with Barbara's collectors and enthusiasts.

Here's Barbara's display on the greeted all of Jen's guests...

As ever, Barbara's work is rich in story and sweet memory. She paints in realm where flowers continually bloom and angels abound. Her layering of gentle water colors and temperas find their magic in old -- and often decorated -- frames.

Kathy loved this sweet and gentle's in an antique Belgian metal frame...

...these make me want flowers everyday...
...and I love the face on her young one here...
Thanks to you Barbara for the last year of working together. I am so cheered we've grown to share a wonderful friendship among us -- with Rosie and Kathy too. We adore you and your beautiful creations.

Jennifer, many thanks to you and much love for making it all possible!
Please visit my gal pal Danielle's BLOG to see more fab image of the event...she is a gem (and her blog is always inspiring!)

Email Jennifer Paganelli for your invite to the next Sis-Boom open house and we'll see you there!
xxoo Jen O'Connor
Earth Angels

PS More of Barbara's work can be seen on-line or email me at to receive images of the 25 new pieces that we have to share...


Kristal said...

These are so happy and carefree. Makes me smile just looking at Barbara's art.

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey thee,
so fun
i love danielle, and Jennifer
so fun!!!

katydid said...

Another wonderful day spent w/ such talented ladies! Thanks for letting me share in it!!xo

katydid said...

A special afternoon, spent w/ such wonderful and talented ladies! Thanks for including me!! xo

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