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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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Sunday, July 31, 2016

What's ALL THE FUSS??? Made in Devon...come see it in Mahwah on 8/12


    Hope you'll consider coming to see 
    what all the fuss is about...

    I've collected this amazing British Ceramic art since I was 18...so I could not be more thrilled to announce that the NATS (North American Torquay Society) -- my much beloved Collectors' Group is hosting their annual convention here in Warwick and in nearby Mahwah, NJ

    There will be a sale and show of 
    "Torquay Pottery"
    on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 1-2:30 pm
    a short and sweet showcase of this pottery

    Fellow Collectors and Recognized Dealers in British Ceramic Art to Attend

    Come and see the huge range of patterns and shapes created in Devon c1860-1960...

    Country Living has profiled Torquay Pottery as "What's Hot in Collecting Vintage" and features the pottery at all of the Country Living Fairs via Earth Angels Studios and their NATS CHATS...

    Saturday, 8/13

    1PM - 2:30 THIS EVENT WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Presented by the North American Torquay Society (NATS) at the Doubletree Hilton MAHWAH, NJ 

    MORE DETAILS ON THE EVENTS PAGE

    • If you want to read more about Torquay Art Pottery and "NATS" (North American Torquay Society) there is a website...

      Entry to the salesroom is free for all NATS members, a nominal donation of $5 to support the Society will be collected at the door for non-members.
       
      If you want more peeks at the Pottery...look at several other BLOG posts I have done with images of the pottery and the wonderful collecting community...
       
      Thanks and hope to see you there...
      Jen
       
       

    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    EVENT THIS WEEKEND...join us in NJ for "Holiday Artists Showcase"...

      ...think about this as Christmas in July!  
      And SOOOO much more...
      Hope you can pop in for a browse of some of the best there is from some of our fave artists...
      Letty Worley
      Jody Battaglia
      Angela Moulton
      Debrina Pratt
      Wee Forest Folk
      DEBBEE THIBAULT, too!    
    • Expect a wonderful array of handmade and vintage goodies and art from Earth Angels' artists and the amazing inventory of toys and decorations of JOE & SHARON.... 

      A SPECIAL TIE IN THE THE CELEBRATIONS OF THE GOLDEN GLOW CONVENTION BEING HELD IN RYE, NY JUST BEFORE THIS EVENT!!! EMAIL FOR DETAILS... LETTY WORLEY TO ATTEND!

      Hosted UPSTAIRS at renown 

      Lafayette Mill Antiques Center 


      12 Morris Farm Road (Just off Route 15), Lafayette, NJ

       
    • Visit Sign of the Thymes Antiques to meet the hosts of this Art Girls’s RoadShow event and peek at their incredible old toys and holiday items.

      See www.MillAntiques.com for more details and directions to the event!
    •  SEE THE EVENTS PAGE FOR MORE INFO!

      HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!
      xo Jen

    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Time to Celebrate Jeanine...she's in Where Women Create & having a PARTY!

    I could not be any more honored than to dedicate my "Business of the Studio" column in  the new issue of Where Women Create magazine to my friend, fellow artful entrepreneur and mentor, Jeanine Taylor...

    Through the years Jeanine has taught me 
    -- and so many of us engaged in the art world
     -- so very much.  
    I am truly grateful to know Jeanine and celebrate the acknowledgement in print of her creative business approach, tenure in he art word and her downright hard work...she deserves much praise for all she has done to cultivate and share her know how...

    Thanks to Jo Packham, Editor in Chief of
    for featuring Jeanine.
     
    Here's the media release from 
    Jeanine's gallery in Sanford, FL below...
     
    Perhaps you're in the area and you can join our special pals Jeanine and Mary Shaw -- the gallery manager -- to help them to celebrate on August 6th... 
    While I cannot make it, I celebrate Jeanine and all she does everyday!

    And I cannot wait to make the trip once again to Sanford...you'll catch the Art Girls' RoadShow at the JT Folk Art Gallery next March...details HERE...



    xxoo Jen


    Event:  National Publication Release Party
     
    Date: Saturday, August 6 from 1-3 p.m.  Magazine signing, champagne toast and refreshments
     
    Location: Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, 211 E. 1st St., Sanford, FL
     
    Local Gallery Owner, Jeanine Taylor featured in National Magazine: Where Women Create, Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women
     
    After 19 years of artful entrepreneurship, gallery owner and southern folk art expert Jeanine Taylor is getting the national attention she deserves.  Taylor will be featured in the fall 2016 issue of Where Women Create in a six page article entitled “The Business of the Studio”. Published by Stampington & Company, the magazine covers inspiring stories of women who have carved out entrepreneurial roles for themselves in creative fields. The article was curated and photographed by Jen O’Connor, who visits the gallery annually with her traveling show of artists under the name Earth Angels Studios.
     
    Since 1994, Stampington & Company has been a leading source of creative inspiration around the world, producing over 30 bestselling publications for a subscriber base of more than 50,000 readers.  Editor in Chief, Jo Packham was especially impressed with Taylor’s journey from a Fortune 500 company sales rep to visionary gallery owner.
     
    “I’ve had several Stampington magazines available in my gallery for years.  They provide visual doses of creativity and inspiration to me, my staff and my customers,” Taylor explains.  “I’m so appreciative of this opportunity and honor from Jo Packham.  She provides a forum for courageous, imaginative women to share their success and I’m proud to be included.”
     
    To celebrate this national recognition, Jeanine Taylor Folk Art will host a magazine signing and release party on Saturday, August 6 from 1 to 3pm. Copies of the magazine will be available for purchase and refreshments will be served. This is a free event. 211 E. 1st Street, Sanford, FL 32771. Phone 407-323-2774 for further information.

     
    Contact the gallery for additional information, at 407-323-2774 or info@jtfolkart.com.
     
     



    Friday, July 15, 2016

    let's kick up our heels about this...WELCOME Finding Home Farms

    This is clearly something to kick up our heels about...
     Earth Angels Studios is utterly thrilled to welcome Laura & Dana Putnam to our 
    family of featured artists...

    They are an amazing couple with a richly textured (and oh so fragrant) story to share...
     I got to know them so much better when I photographed their maple syrup production space and interviewed them for my column in "Where Women Create" magazine last fall...
    and I am so grateful.
     Their feature ran in the February edition of Where Women Create magazine...

    ...there's just so much to Finding Home Farms...

    So stay tuned for more info on their Maple Syrup...
    ...and how cool!! 
     They will be joining us at the  
    FALL COUNTRY LIVING FAIRS to do tastings and a demo on the kitchen stage with this fabulous stuff!
     They also have a line of truly amazing soy candles...
    clean and long burning, all-natural ingredients, 
    and essential oils...

    I have been looking for a candle line for sometime...many of you know about my documented obsession with smell and the warm touch of a candle burning in my kitchen...
    and I have been missing carrying candles...
     So I am thrilled to be able to present their 
    six signature scents...
    and more are in the works for fall and holiday too!
     

    Thanks again to Laura and Dana for their willingness to work with me, I know that as we put our heads and hearts into this, good things will surround 
    all of us, as well as those who can encounter 
    their amazing brand and all it encompasses...
    To read more about them, read Laura's BLOG click here...

     To shop their candles, click here...

    more soon on Finding Home Farms!
    xo Jen


    Friday, July 8, 2016

    ...another EVENT...SAVE the DATE!! Sunday, 7/31

    • ...it's time to save the date for another great event in New Jersey with Earth Angels and the Art Girls' RoadShow! 

      SUNDAY, July 31, 2016 

      HOLIDAY FOLK ART & TOYS Artist Showcase 

      Celebrating the artistry of Debbee Thibault, Letty Worley, as well as Wee Forest Folk, Jody Battaglia and More...as well as Vintage LOOT!

    • Expect a wonderful array of handmade and vintage goodies and art from Earth Angels' artists and the amazing inventory of toys and decorations of JOE & SHARON.... 

      A SPECIAL TIE IN THE THE CELEBRATIONS OF THE GOLDEN GLOW CONVENTION BEING HELD IN RYE, NY JUST BEFORE THIS EVENT!!! EMAIL FOR DETAILS... LETTY WORLEY TO ATTEND!

      Hosted UPSTAIRS at renown 

      Lafayette Mill Antiques Center 


      12 Morris Farm Road (Just off Route 15), Lafayette, NJ

      Keep an eye on the BLOG and be sure you are on our mailing list to get event details...
      Visit Sign of the Thymes Antiques to meet the hosts of this Art Girls’s RoadShow event and peek at their incredible old toys and holiday items.

      See www.MillAntiques.com for more details and directions to the event!

      HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!
      xo Jen

    Friday, July 1, 2016

    Happy Birthday and SALE with code FIREWORKS16

    ...time for our annual FIREWORKS sale...
     and we're letting our BLOG readers know first!

    Checkout with code FIREWORKS16 now through 7/5 and we'll take 16% OFF your order

    Woo hoo and Happy Birthday America!
    ....
    Happy Summer xxoo Jen



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