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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, October 26, 2012

Sweet! Skippy Doodle Sue in print....

How cool is that...The editors of Victorian Homes magazine have picked Sue's sweet Skippy Doodle Designs pincushions as a featured gift item to make the season merry.  

 Woo hoo for Sue...let's give her a hand!!! And to celebrate, take 20% off ANY of her creations today and tomorrow (October 26 & 27 ONLY) 
with Coupon Code SweetSue at checkout.


Her wonderful pincushions and paper follies are sweet treasures. I have known Sue for a long time and she is an amazing woman with a big heart and a quick wit. It's my honor to work with her and showcase her creations on the site.
She created these one of a kinds with vintage and found goods, and often features fellow Earth Angels' artist Jennifer Paganelli's Sis-Boom textiles...



But my faves are when she showcases a wee vintage glass dog, kitty or dolly...


And she also does wonderful paper follies too...
watch for more as we approach Christmas...

 Congrats Sue on this great press coverage. Your work deserves the attention!  Cannot wait to see what you've come up with for Atlanta!

And here is my current fave...More like this cutie pie are on the site...

Have a Skippy Doodle Day as Sue would say and don't forget that Coupon Code for 20% off on 10/23 & 10/24
 xxoo Jen

Thursday, October 25, 2012

see you at the Fair...

...we'll be here for the next few days...

Hope some of you will be too...we'd all love to meet some of you...
 
 and if you cannot make it, keep a keen eye on facebook...I'll be posting all weekend and you'll be able to peek at the action and new art.

xxoo in advance to all the gals who are making this event possible...our pals at Stella Show Management, the wonderful staff of Country Living Magazine, and all my amazing gal pals and artist friends...

xxoo Jen

Monday, October 22, 2012

Hello Monday...and how do we grow?

Hello Monday...we have an amazing week planned...
Hello to looking at things from a fresh angle. Even if we've done it all before, let's make it better. It might be just as hard, but it might be more fun.
Hello busy week stacking up.. me and Sue and Michelle will be leaving for Atlanta at the crack of dawn on Wednesday...it's a l-o-n-g drive but with two good friends, the miles will roll along...and Sue's famous "so good made me lose the keys to the truck last time" peanut butter cookies don't hurt either.
Hello growth and change -- some days, I am not sure whether I like you or not!  It seems just when I think I have things figured out it, something grows, something changes. Today I like you.

Hello Mom...you are 82! Happy Birthday to you.

Hello Charlotte...you are good at so many things I could never do. I admire you for being you.
 
Hello oodles of cool new things on the site...
I am smitten with these 8x8 artful wall pieces from Sugarboo...
And hello to Laurie's new "Blue Series" too...
Hello to the friends who push me to try something. Think something new, to be brave, and work harder to be me.

Hello Beth...it's amazing to see you as a momma.  Weren't you just a little girl last year. Hello to watching the people I love - all my amazing nieces and nephews -- grow up.

Hello Diana...I love that you visited this week. 
You are the best of coffee company.
 
Hello Halloween silliness...so glad you've started.
 Hello Trunk or Treat...what a cool concept...Hello we crashed a party!


 Hello Lisa...I know you are far away but I am thinking of you....
We've just updated your pages with your new Faith Collection...and your Create Your Own designs too.

Hello to all of you. I hope it's a beautiful week for you....tell me what you are up to...
...and do hope to see some of you in Atlanta.
xxoo Jen

Friday, October 19, 2012

in just ONE WEEK...catch us in Atlanta

Can you believe we're on the road again SOON!
 
Catch the Art Girls' RoadShow in Atlanta next week
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
10/26, 10/27 & 10/28 
We'll be in Stone Mountain Park for the 
3rd Annual Country Living Fair SOUTH
Ticket Sales available HERE

So many of us will make the trip...

You can catch sneak peeks of their work on the Featured Artist pages of the site. Of by clicking on their name above...


 AND this year, we have JO PACKHAM of Where Women Create along for the ride to as our VERY SPECIAL GUEST!  Jo has been invited to present on the Kitchen Stage and we are thrilled she'll be able to join the fun...

And oh my, Ben Ashby of FOLK will be there too. Ben will be there bright and early to co-host and  share coffee from 8:30-10:00 am on Friday and Saturday at our Early Buyers Breakfast...

Remember if you are coming to the Fair,
 breakfast is on us if you are an Early Buyer...

And if you cannot make it, keep a keen eye on your in-box, facebook, the site and this BLOG for updates and peeks...

Thanks and see you all soon!
xxoo Jen

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

elemental fun...treat too

We've got loads of new ELEMENTS JEWELRY in house...
and it's ALL on SALE until midnight tonight...

You asked for it...some of you did not get your orders in, 
so we've extended the ELEMENTS SALE one more day....
take 20% off any order with Coupon Code "Fall20Elements"

Here's a peek at some of my faves...just visit the site for details...










Thanks for popping by and hope you have a super day...
xxoo Jen

Monday, October 15, 2012

Hello Monday...hello hello

Hello new week...we're off to a good start with a nice weekend under our belt and looking ahead to prepping hard for the jaunt to the Country Living Fair...but more on that next time...

Hello to arcane knowledge and oddball family habits. 
It's October, and that's time for our family's annual pilgrimage to the world's largest car show held annually in Hershey, PA...
yes, the chocolate factor ups the ante....


My family loves old cars. All things vintage actually, and old cars never escaped our affections though they are much harder to My first word was "old car" -- ok that's 2 words but I grew up around a sea of vintage autos and conversations about calipers, rotors, bushings and fly wheels were often the norm.  
I just didn't realize that it wasn't the norm for most 8 year old girls to be able to tell the difference from a Model 'A', 'T' and 'B' Fords of the 20s and 30s ...
 
Hello to 3 generations into gathering in the sea of hoods and fenders.
 


 Hello Kissmobile...
 Hello 442...this car literally growls...

 Hello Cute Pick-Up -- I think you need to be green and have the earth Angels Logo on the side to join to "Obsolete Fleet"...


Hello to New York State Applefest....our little Village of 8,000 was over run by 30,000 visitors yesterday for this annual street fair.  

Hello to a difference of opinion...Hello to Micah's shirt....
Thanks Jo...It was perfect, and one for the collection. 
On Halloween he will wear the one that says, "This is my Halloween costume".  Do you all sense his taste for these types of mass gatherings and festivities.


Hello to a matter of taste.  I mentioned we are car enthusiasts.
Can you tell Charlotte's opinion on this car.

Hello to getting it all done...
there's a list in front of me a 1/2 mile long...but one step at a time seems to be the way to get there.

Hello to you new week....and the countdown to the Fair!

 ]Hello to a beautiful new week and beautiful new things on the site....

 Hope it's a great week for all of you.

xxoo Jen

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