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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, November 30, 2010

California Here We Come!

We are packing our bags and heading to Orange County, CA later this week and we sure hope to see you there!

DO JOIN US FOR festive shopping, to meet the artists and to see what's new at...

Our 5th Annual
"heART of winter" - WEST
at "The Paula Shop"

with special partner ”PARIS TO THE MOON”


Friday, 12/3 from 3pm-7pm
Saturday, 12/4 from 11am-2pm

Hosted at "The Paula Shop"
139 West 1st Street
Tustin, California...in Orange County

Featured Earth Angels’ artists include:
Debbee Thibault
Jennifer Lanne
Laurie Meseroll
Melody Doyel
Lynsey Walters
Leslie McCabe
Nicol Sayre
Dara DiMagno
Krys Kirkpatrick
Valerie Weberpal
Cheryl Kuhn
...among others whose work will be presented in this fabulous setting for festive shopping and the savvy browsers’ enjoyment.

Visit the fab site for The Paula Shop...click this link...for more info on our wonderful retail host and their avant garde clothing and home offerings via Paula Home. LOOK AT THIS PLACE! I cannot wait!







And visit the events page for more info...

Cannot wait to see all of you out there...I love going to visit California and I am thrilled we will be making our 4th trip in 3 years to see our great customer friends and gal pals in Orange County...

xxoo Jen
Earth Angels

Monday, November 29, 2010

...did you get yours?


Snail Mail still rocks...

We sent oodles of postcards and so has Phyllis...

Hope to see you this weekend in Tustin, CA.

xxoo Jen
FOR EVENT DETAILS...CLICK THIS LINK

Friday, November 26, 2010

An excuse to be festive...


Jo Packham, yet again, gave us an excuse to be festive!

We just wrapped a photo shoot for her new book, "Celebrations", set to be published by Lark in 2011.


I was lucky enough to have a wonderful group of gal pals who didn't mind the camera capturing the spirit of the gathering...

A big thanks to the wonderful gals who helped out, supermodels all of them!







Thanks to each and every one of you party girls who made this possible:
Kerry D.
Jamie M.
Jane G. - the Birthday Girl
Lillian A.
Diana Card...
Julie D.
Lisa G.
Kathy H.

And a BIG thanks to Kathy N.-- who helped to style the shoot and prep the food and my cousin, Laurie B. who helped direct the shoot...

You are all fabulous party girls...and I loved sharing the afternoon with you...and the excuse to dress up and celebrate the magic we can find in the everyday...

xxoo Jen
Earth Angels

Thursday, November 25, 2010

May you gobble til you wobble...


HAPPY TURKEY DAY!

My friend Ro is famous for using this line..."May you gobble 'til you wobble", and I cannot help but think of it when sending out my Thanksgiving greetings. So here's to her and all my great friends, my family and shared traditions. I treasure them all.

THANKS THANKS THANKS too - for all of you out there, for reading me, those of you in blogland, on facebook, on our email lists, those who venture to our events...thanks for following Earth Angels and sharing in the artful spirit...

xxoo enjoy your day and everything in it...
Jen O'Connor
Earth Angels

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

WINNERS and thanks to all!

THANKS FOR CHECKING IN ON THE FIRST BLOG CONTEST...

First of all...to those of you who entered and didn't win...we will automatically enter you next time around as long as you email when the contest posts (early January)...no guessing needed!!!

We had a fab response to this contest and we will do it again soon so stay tuned!

As for the winners for this CONTEST:

#1 Karen Sedlak
#2 Elizabeth Edwards
#3 Deborah Baumann


Please gals, email me to get your $50 gift certificate.

xxoo and thanks to all who entered!!

Jen
Earth Angels

Sunday, November 21, 2010

SEE YOU IN TUSTIN 12/3 & 12/4...and an ART SNEAK PEEK!

WHEW!
...we just finished mailing the postcards for our upcoming event in Tustin, CA at "The Paula Shop" with "Paris to the Moon"...2,500 of them! (If you didn't get yours via snail mail...let me know.)

We sure hope you can join us if you are in the area...I know it will be a great chance to step out, meet the artists and enjoy shopping for the handmade and the exceptional this season...(see our sneak peek below...keep scrolling...)

AND we are utterly thrilled to be making the trip once again to Orange County, CA to see our many friends there...and to make some new ones.

Thanks to hostess Phyllis at "The Paula Shop" for the invitation to co-host and event and thanks too to Darren of "Paris to the Moon" for adding his style and holiday offerings to the festivities...just look at what Darren can do! Magic...we love working with him!



Full details for the event are on the events page of the website...Here's the link to the events page...

ANd here's a peek at some of the art and displays we have in the works...email for details...MANY Earth Angels Artists will attend and or be represented with a display of their original art...
Debbee Thibault, Jennifer Lanne, Laurie Meseroll, Nicol Sayre, Melody Elizabeth Doyel, Lynsey Wlaters, Leslie McCabe, Dara DiMagno, Valerie Weberpal, Cheryl Kuhn and Krys Kirkpatrick...among others...


















SO SEE YOU HERE --- SOON!!!


xxoo Jen O'Connor
Earth Angels

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Can you blame me?



Can you all tell I am smitten with Krys Kirkpatrick and her designs? Can you blame me?

Krys is uber talented and her spirit is among the most bright I have experienced. She is grounded, thoughtful, and totally dedicated to making art that can get into the hearts and homes of those that encounter it. On top of that, she is an adventuresome soul.


She works in ink and watercolor and visits whimsical scenes with a childlike curiosity for the way the world seems when you believe in magic.

Original watercolors can be hosted on board, in wee frames made from recycled cardboard or on newspaper encrusted wood frames.


The are delightful and dare I say irresistible when they start at $22.
These folks in Atlanta felt the same way!


Perfect to give or keep at that price...more can be seen on her page...click her for the link...and email me at Jen@earthangelstoys.com if you'd like to be on the notification list for new creations as they arrive from her studio.

Many thanks Krys for sharing all that you are with Earth Angels friends and customers...you are a treasure and I am thrilled that we have rekindled our business relationship and friendship.


You can meet Krys at the "heART of winter" - WEST in Tustin, CA at "The Paula Shop" where she will be among the featured artists. Catch her Friday, December 3 & Saturday, December 4...details are on our site's events page.


So, Can you all tell I am smitten? Can you blame me?

xxoo Jen O'Connor
Earth Angels
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