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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

artful adventurer extraordinaire.....Nicole Bowen!

It seems lately, I have been telling a lot of "Nic stories" and there are many, many from working with this amazingly fun and truly talented lady for so many, many years...

Nicole Bowen...see her work HERE

It's a treat to work with her and her spirit of adventure just may be unparalleled.

 (...ask me about Nic and a plane and a horse costume some time.)


  Who else would wake up at 3am to shuttle Laurie Meseroll to the airport...... and then double-back with nursing-baby and me in the backseat of the rent-a-car to find a flea market at 6am in Pleasanton, CA? 
We were so cold that morning (Oct 2005), that by the time Nicol Sayre and Lori Baker-Corelis found us we'd bought coats and polka dotted petticoats (yes, true....) to warm us. Antiquing is of course a very serious business, one cannot be deterred by frozen toes or popsicle-like fingers... 
Nicky's chartreuse green suede coat circa 1977: $20, memory priceless.
 

Who else would be willingly kidnapped by me on her way to Halloween & Vine to take in the sights of San Francisco (check out the view behind us above 2006), stomach armed with spicy tacos from The Mission?





Here's Nic with her mom Judy at my house back in 2007
...appletinis in hand at our annual Fall Fete.



...here she is during her "Where Women Create" photo shoot...
(see our press pages for stories and features on Nicole)


She's fun to work with...and a true talent...
her designs and creations are among the most festive and her work keeps getting better and better...


so now...let's peek at some of my current, fave creations...
They are just posted to the site....utterly adorably and incredible well made and detailed with folly and her own, very distinct style...








Her new work is just irresistible!

Nicole is petty irresistible too. She is spunky and fun...smart and sincere... 
She juggles her juggle with complete comical aplomb, delving into her art work in search of release, good humor and cheer 
What emerges from her effort is nothing less than all of her festive spirit, her sweet sensibilities, distilled into cupcake-like creations...lush with hand felted details,expressive flourishes and vintage meets anime charm...

Nicole is a constant source of friendship and fun for me. 
I treasure her for this.... 
and I adore how fate, in an act of raw kindness, 
allowed us to meet so many years ago.

It's great for Earth Angels to present Nicole's work, but even better for me to have found a kindred spirit and fellow artful adventurer...Thanks Nic.



xxoo  Jen

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