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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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Monday, February 23, 2015

hello Monday...we've flown south - EVENT THIS FRI & SAT

...hello Monday posts are something I have been doing for some time now linking up with my friend Lisa Leonard and her fab-u-lous blog...feel free to leave your BLOG link in a comment...
how about some hellos...

Hello Monday...we're heading to 
FLORIDA FOR OUR EVENT THIS WEEKEND!

Hope you can join us in Sanford this 
Friday & Saturday 
for our annual visit to the  
 

February 27th & 28th - 2015 - “heART of winter” - SOUTH


The Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery - 211 East First Street, Sanford, FL


9th Annual Artists Showcase presented by Earth Angels 


Friday, 2/27 from 2pm-9pm AND Saturday, 2/28, 2015 from 10am-4pm
 
...hello Monday!

Hello to packing bags and packing and UN-packing ART!!

Hello all our friends in Sanford...we're on our way!!!

Hello sunshine, here we come!

Hope to see some of you there!

xxoo Jen

Thursday, February 19, 2015

oops on the hours...EVENT NEXT WEEKEND TAKE NOTE

Our first event of 2015 is COMING SOON...
I hope you can join us!


AND PLEASE NOTE....WE MADE AN ERROR...(HEY, NOBODY'S PERFECT)
and printed the WRONG TIMES!!!!
THE CORRECT HOURS FOR THE SHOW ARE:
FRI, 2/27 - 2pm-9pm
SAT, 2/28 - 10am-4pm


special guest artists Jody Battaglia, Laurie Meseroll, Jocelyn O'Gorman, Letty Worley, Nancy Wiley & Nicole Bowen
will present an exclusive showcase of original art...along with a selection of Earth Angels' handmade goods
and show specials from many of our artists

Here are some images from last year taken by gallery manager, the fabulous Mary Shaw...
It really is a fab event at a wonderful venue!







and hope to see you there! xo Jen

Monday, February 16, 2015

hello Monday...hello Fairyland


..hello Monday posts are something I have been doing for some time now linking up with my friend Lisa Leonard and her fab-u-lous blog...feel free to leave your BLOG link in a comment...
how about some hellos...
 
Hello Monday...hello folly and snow and magic....

Artists are divine; their art ads a slice of ethereal wonder to my every day. 
They are blessings, a wee bit of heaven on Earth....and like Debrina Pratt, their art draws our attention to the magic around us.

Debrina captures magic in vintage bottles, concocts fairy love potions and sweet dreams serum. She shows us mermaids riding atop sea birds, fairies at tea with cupcakes, and sea sprites in party hats. She surely knows the magic that every little girl wields in her play and somehow, harnesses this realm.

Hello Monday and thanks to Debrina for the wonderful new collection of work...it's been sooo long since we've had new art....Debrina has been so busy with so many creative projects...we are grateful to her for this fabulous grouping...DETAILS HERE



So hello to magic...
I adore her fairies that peer at us from old bottles and tiny shadowboxes. While Debrina's creations have the lustrous patina of age, they are completely fresh in their bright interpretations.

Debrina uses old photos, altering art and adding millinery flowers, tiny beaded flourishes, Swarovski crystals and wee bits of magic to tell her tales. With a fanciful dose of imagination, her bon bon-like confections beg our appreciation for a gentle and tiny world, filled with sweet sentiments. 
She's captured the magic that surrounds fantasy; 

here are some of my current faves available on the site...




Hello to wonderful new things this wintery season....and the sweetness that Debrina has sent our way....I will be sharing more on the event soon...
Hello and a heartfelt thanks to Debrina for enabling us to offer her captivating work through our gallery on such an exclusive basis.

Sending you lots of love Debrina, I miss you...this pic is from years and years ago but it is a treasure to me...Hello Emily...
xxoo Jen

Friday, February 13, 2015

 ...hope your Valentine's Day is a sweet one...
And let it be known, 
I am in it for the chocolate!

xxoo Jen




Monday, February 9, 2015

hello Monday and hello HOMEGIRL aka...what do cool knee socks have to do wiht all this anyway!?!

..hello Monday posts are something I have been doing for some time now linking up with my friend Lisa Leonard and her fab-u-lous blog...feel free to leave your BLOG link in a comment...
how about some hellos...
 
Hello Monday....you are snowing on me again....
this is getting like a bad habit....the no school thing.

Hello kids at home. 
Yep, that's right...they have not had a full week of school since MID-DECEMBER!!!

Hello snow days...
Hello delayed openings...
Hello soggy boots and mittens everywhere...
 
I think we forget how to do Mondays around here, and lately Mother Nature has really had a bad attitude about the getting up and getting us going...
but not much you can do.

So time for another cuppa and a good read of the latest issue 
 This is the latest from editor in chief...Jo Packham....
and it might be my very favorite issue yet! Really.

...And I was thrilled to be able to feature talented Gina Bishop in my "Business of the Studio" column. Gina and I met years and years ago when she admired my knee socks. Yes, this is a true story. 

Hello happy meetings and hello wonderful socks, I owe you one for bringing Gina into my world. She's smart and spunky and the recent attention on her Homegirl barn sales is well-deserved!!!

Hello calendar, I need to fit in a trip to Hudson, Ohio!!!

 Here's a little peek at some of the pages on Gina...grab the new issue and read all about how she's turned her passion for decor and junking into a business...she has quite the story to tell.
Hello to saying where there's a will, there's a way...Gina has shown us that.

Hello to finding your passion and sharing it.

Hello to you this week...are you snowed in?

xxoo Jen

Thursday, February 5, 2015

...SWEET...TREATS! from Krys...a clearance page to share her original loot

 ...just sharing this sweet news...
we've added a clearance page to the site to feature some of the wonderful work of Krys Kirkpatrick...
at some really fabulous prices...just because...
 take a peek...prices start at $8...really...
and most items are 40-60% OFF...
 ...and enjoy! I adore Krys' work...
so it's even more fun to share it...
xxoo Jen

Monday, February 2, 2015

hello Monday...hello NICE NEWS ON NIC!

...hello Monday posts are something I have been doing for some time now linking up with my friend Lisa Leonard and her fab-u-lous blog...feel free to leave your BLOG link in a comment...
how about some hellos...

Hello Monday....it's a great thing to be able to share nice news on a friend.
Nicole Bowen -- my longtime gal pal and featured Earth Angels' Artist has just been featured in PRIMS....thanks to the editors for allowing me to interview Nicole and photo her work for this piece on her...
 
hello Monday and THANKS NEW WEEK! 
It's great to celebrate Nic and her singularly charming soft-sculpture style...  

It was wonderful to take a more careful look at her work with her guiding me through the process and then sharing that with readers...she is one talented lady with the most festive of imaginations!

hello sweet pink kitty
 here piggy piggy piggy
hello hello hello
 hello sweet cheep
and hello Tux the Cat...one of these little fellas was underneath the tree for Charlotte this past Christmas! She loves him!

hello all you talented, creative souls out there...do you read PRIMS?
please consider browsing through an issue if you don't already... 

hello to good press for good friends...
you can read more of the pieces I have done on our artists or my home, etc...
on the press pages of the site... 

hello to all of you and hope it's a wonderful week for you...

xxoo Jen

 
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