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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 30, 2014

a little love from Jody...

...I really love love...and I love that Valentine's will be here soon...
and in that whole pink and red and heartful mood
...I am feeling the love for Jody Battaglia's new pieces for us.

They are sweet and petite and full of all her charming details.

 In fact, if you haven't been to Jody's pages on our site in a while you might want to pop over:

We've reorganized them and have some fun offerings.

Jody is one of my favorite artists, I love how she sees the world in her own way. Her little people and critters from her FunTown always make me smile.
 Here's "Benny Bunny"...a one of a kind...

 Jody calls this little cutie pie on her tuffett "Sweet Cheeks"...and she's a ooak too!

...and of course I'd right into "Happy Home"....

Thanks Jody for sharing these with us, it's a wonderful thing to see the world the way you do with such color and whimsy!

xxoo Jen

Monday, January 27, 2014

...just an FYI if you love Debbee and her work...

Though she's closing, talented Debbee Thibault still a few surprises up her sleeve...I am working hard to support her in her final days of her business and to share the latest news from her workshop...
 
The Farewell Mini-Editions - 
STAY TUNED!!! Coming NEXT WEEK
 
There will be a few more Exclusive Editions for Earth Angels
A Santa, a Witch, a Valentine's Special, a Bunny & More!
These are being done in petite edtions of just 10-14 pieces...
AND at special prices to say a fond farewell.

From the Vault - JUST POSTED!!!
click here to SHOP RARE & RETIRED PIECES NOW
several pieces are surfacing as she clears her shelves...
Note this page is being updated weekly so KEEP AN EYE on it!

...and we're offering FREE SHIPPING with code SnowShipFree 'til 2/1 

 
...if you've already ordered with us, Debbee and her crew are working on your piece/s and we will ship them asap...thanks for your patience. Stay tuned for more news from her workshop as she prepares to close the doors
miss working with you already Debbee...xxoo Jen


congrats to you LISA!!! Hello Monday what a beautiful thing!

....hello Monday...and hello to 25% OFF all that Lisa Leonard creates in celebration of her style...keep scrolling for details!!!
I love it when a new week brings me happy news to share...
Hello to those that listen to their heart and find success...
they are an inspiration to me.

Congrats to my friend and talented artist Lisa Leonard for her feature in Where Women Create...and thanks too to the champion of women in business and handmade, Jo Packham for the opportunity to feature 
Lisa in my new column "The Business of the Studio".
I love working with women who put their heart in all they do...


 
How wonderful that Lisa and her story are included among the pages.  You need to read more...she really shares her story on her biz and how she's grown it from a small "on-the-side" business as a working Mom into the amazing design workshop her Lisa Leonard Designs studio is today.

...my heart is full and I am so very grateful that
to work with these talented women....
We do have copies of the magazine for sale...you can order them here....
And peek at my all time faves from Lisa's hands and heart...
we're doing a special 25% off promo for ALL of Lisa's creations on our site...
use LOVELISA25 to take 25% off 
when you order by 2/1




 SOOOO HELLO TO GOOD NEWS!!!

Hello to working hard to make your dreams and passions a reality! 
Way to go Lisa, you inspire us all....

Hello to good stories and sharing good news among friends.

Hello to pretty things, during the dreary winter I like to keep a bit of sparkle and bling close...we just loaded the jewelry accessory pages with new treats, including some from Lisa....

Hello Valentines...2/14 is coming soon...
I can sense the chocolate on the horizon!

Hello to you week, stay sweet for me...we are on a roll here...

Hello to all of you...

xxoo Jen

Thursday, January 23, 2014

PRIMS & Papier Mache...love her style...




...I adore everything that comes from the hands of my talented friend Julie Arkell. She has a singular perception of texture that deserves certain celebration. She marries fabric, thread and paper and -- with her inimitable style -- creates a wonderful array of pieces, creatures and wearables that are treasures.
 
So it's wonderful to share the news that not only has she been featured in the newest issue of PRIMS magazine, but that we have new work to share from Julie...
 
So let me offer a BIG thanks to Stampington for the opportunity to share Julie's artistry in the newest issue of PRIMS (available to order HERE)
 ...this is a snippet of what I love about her work most...the detail, the color and the texture...





You can see more NEW PRESS on Earth Angels Studios, me and our artists



...thanks to Julie for the opportunity to share her creations with our customer friends and her collectors. 
You can peek at Julie's work HERE...

xxoo Jen

Monday, January 20, 2014

Hello Monday...have you met The Painted Fern...

Hello Monday...I love the shiny new week coming at me...it feels like I have tried the new year on for size and we are rolling along together...

Hello to getting lots done, and as a retailer, I am still getting through the aftermath of the holidays and gift season...
but this week there are the happy days of moving forward 
with a new artist included here at Earth Angels...

I've included a peek of her work...but it sold so quickly while we were togeter at The Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, you'll have to wait to her spring offerings arrive to see even more that she does....you can see her page on our site HERE
 prices for her work start at an almost unbelievable $9....

 Trained as a floral designer and living in Georgia, her work has a gentle classic form that sends me. Never overdecorated and stately, her pieces use original ephemera and antique findings as well as found objects, papers and more...
 Hello pretty things...

 Hello to keeping treasures close...
 Hello to the old and worn, I respect you...
Hello new week, there's always room in my heart to make a friend,
so hello to you Jocelyn!

Hello catching up on the weekend's fun...there's ski gear everywhere!

Hello planning...our next event is in Florida in just a few weeks...
hello Sanford and The Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery...here we come!!

Hello to hot cocoa, you are the beverage of choice around here!

Hello to all of you...hope you have a wonderful week...What are you up to???

xxoo Jen

Thursday, January 16, 2014

events coming SOON...save these dates to see us!

Please mark your calendar 
to join us at our upcoming events!

...we'll be in Florida on 2/28 & 3/1
&
in Texas on 3/28-3/30...

Keep an eye on the EVENTS PAGE of the site for more details and info, and be sure you're email is on our mailing list so that you hear about event updates first.

We will be sharing sneak peeks of what the artists will have in store for their appearances.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!
xxoo Jen

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

before the last tinsel settles, take 20% OFF your NEXT ORDER...

I feel like the holidays came and in a BLUR! 
...so we're giving it one last HURRAH 
and a chance for you to
SAVE 20% on your next order before the last of the tinsel and holiday dust settles...

Use code MERRY20 to save 20% SITE-WIDE until 1/31
(sorry, just Debbee Thibault excluded...)

WOO HOO!!!
And we've just posted new items to the site too from Nicol Sayre, Deirdre Friebely, Jennifer Lanne,
Nancy Wiley, Maruca, Laurie Meseroll, 
Lisa Leonard and More!

xxoo Jen

Monday, January 13, 2014

it's the silly little things that make me HAPPY...hello Monday

Hello Monday...this week I think I might actually be a bit caught up from all the holiday festivities and chores and clean up...It only took 2 weeks!!??!!

So there finally seems time to peek back and look at some of the fun 
SO HELLO MONDAY and hello to silly traditions!

 Yes, there are things that we do that are just plain silly...the fact that we do them once a year makes them honored traditions instead of just plain silliness.
I love that....

....hello to my kitchen hutch..it works hard everyday
but it's best roll is backdrop to our annual New Year's Eve paper hat parade....(the silly something we do while we're waiting for the ball to drop?)

we could also call this..."study of Micah in hats"...
why is this guy in all the pics???
 He and Kathy really got things going...



 ...and surprise guest Katie embraced it!

and of course the annual "Prom Shot" of Rory and his good friend...
you know we love you Stina...



...and this year Paetra is MUCH taller...these two girls vie for the tallest girl...
so grateful they both like being so tall...


 ...and now Micah has changed hats once again...
 ...of course there is our semi-pro resident photo-bomber so...
sometimes you don't get the shot you expect...
 ...and sometimes you do!
...it's a Happy New Year....


 Hello Monday.

Hello friends...hope the year feels good so far.

Hello to being a bit caught up, I am sure there is some huge project or magazine deadline I have forgotten if I feel this way....

Hello to being silly, as often as we can...

Hello to skiing every weekend...the fun in the snow makes the cold bearable.

Hello Winter...my, oh my you are really here.

Hello new artist friend Jocelyn O'Gorman of The Painted Fern, and welcome back to 
Deirdre Friebely and her new Olive Abbott Designs...

Hello to you!

Have a super week....whatever you are up to...
xxoo Jen


Saturday, January 11, 2014

...nice...a promo SALE on Mud-Cales

This is unprecedented....A 30% OFF SALE!
ALL of Laurie Meseroll's "Mud-Cakes"
Original Paintings, Prints, Decor & Wearable Art Jewelry

 
Now - Mon, 1/13 & TAKE 30% OFF
when you order with coupon Mudcakes30 at checkout
Why? Laurie has asked us to do a speical promotion to fuel some VERY special projects  for 2014...we couldn't more honored!

CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW AT 30% OFF


***Laurie will attend ALL our winter/spring events!
See her in FL on 2/18 & 3/1 & in Texas on 3/28-3/30.
Visit our EVENTS PAGE for details
Enjoy a browse & congrats Laurie!! 
 
xxoo Jen

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