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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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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

...please save the date for 
our NEXT EVENT...it's coming soon!

 We're heading to Wilton, CT on 
Fri, 12/8 & Sat, 12/9 
with Jennifer Byrne Paganelli and her Annual Sis-Boom Holiday Open House
This one will be special for many reasons...we'll be raising funds for relief in Puerto Rico...
 
...and this is the LAST SHOW EVER 
at Jennifer's home in CT...
 
Stay tuned for more news
and SAVE THE DATES! 
Special guests: me and EarthAngelsStudios.com, Susan Pozarycki Parker of Skippy Doodle Designs and Christie Ruiz of Christie's Quilting Boutique...
 Hope to see you there...

 xo Jen


Friday, November 24, 2017

YES there is a SALE this weekend!!!

SHOP SMALL this holiday season!

 ...and YES there is a BIG SALE UNTIL MONDAY>>> keep reading!
so we ask for your continued support of handmade as you enjoy the holidays.
 

(sorry no WFF or layaways)

Please enjoy all we have to be thankful for this season 
and many thanks from me to you!



 
 
 
xo Jen

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

I am a Grateful Girl...Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours...

Here's wishing you a day full of goodness and gratitude.
...this is my favorite holiday...no pressure, no presents....
and I don't even like turkey...
But I love just being together.
I am a grateful girl, blessed with a family and appreciative for all my friends and the many people in my life I have met through my artful business...
including you.
 
Best wishes to you and yours for a Happy Thanksgiving. For those of you in a time of challenge, I offer prayers for peace...
 
xxoo Jen

Friday, November 17, 2017

...this is Blythe

...some of you know her already...
 
 ...some of you are new to her presence...she seems to be everywhere these days!
...this is Blythe...she's so much fun to photo...so alluring...so captivating...



I met her the first time at age 4...yes, I had the original when I was little...
and I am still captivated by her.

She is a dream to photo...
and the clothes are just the cutest!

We've begun to sell customs with many thanks to Ilaria and Cecilia!!!!

...and accessories and Letty's Party Pets and Teddy Treats...
and it's been a wonderful ride!


These are peeks at some of the many images I have shared to Instagram this year... you can see more at 



...and there are oodles of amazing posts to Instagram from those who have surrendered to Blythe as their muse...

AND...If you don't already follow 
@dollytreasures  -- please do -- and more on Eileen Lam soon! And you can peek at her Blythe books here...



xxoo to my soul sister, 
Rosanna De Bellis, for re-kindling 
 my relationship with her with the generous gift of my green-haired girl...Darcy...

so...this is Blythe...she's so much fun to photo...so alluring...so captivating...but even better...the artful -- and oh so playful -- community that surrounds her is amazing... more peeks on some of my fave peeps in the Blythe World soon!

xxoo Jen

Monday, November 6, 2017

...if you're a fellow artful entreprenuer...or want to be one...

...if you're a fellow artful entrepreneur...
or want to be one...
I hope you'll consider giving my column a read.

Jo Packham has another absolutely stellar magazine --  Where Women Create: BUSINESS 

...and I could not be more proud to be included...

Part II of my column 
"Paying Your Bills with Your Passion" 
is out on the journey of to artful entrepreneurship...

I hope you'll consider picking up a copy of the latest issue and reading it...
(find it on my site or Jo's site if it's not at your local newsstand or sold out in Michael's, Lowes, AC Moore, Hobby Lobby, etc)


Thanks to all of you for your encouragement to share my experience in the filed of handmade and my expertise in small business development...

Working on the column is pure joy for me...as is working with the many artists I have be fortunate to manage, coach, do business with over the years...


xo Jen



Thursday, November 2, 2017

HAPPY COLOR = Goldfish Marmalade

...oh this is happy stuff...
 ...we've been able to add 
creator of Goldfish Marmalade designs - to our stable of featured artists....
and I could not be more thrilled and truly honored to be working with her!
 ...each one has the most fetching of color palettes...
and is beautifully made...
 Kimberly's talent is sure and bright...and she is a wonderfully fun person, too!  Hopefully some of you met her when she joined our crew at the Country Living Fair 
in OHIO 6 weeks ago...
Pop over to her page on the site to take in all her deliciously colorful works on wood... her wonderful prints start at just $18...and with our current coupon for 15% off (use FALL15 at checkout this month) that's a lot of style and happy color for the price....

...more on Kimberly soon!
xxoo Jen

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