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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, September 23, 2018

...do you believe in MAGIC? I do...peek at the new issue and see why...

...I was with the kids at NY Comic-Con when we spotted her artwork...we talked about Where Women Create...and next thing I knew I was standing with Letty outside her London store in the snow last February waiting to do a photo shoot.

Fast forward to this month and the new issue of Where Women Work...and there she is...on the cover....
Miraphora Mina of the House of MinaLima design studio and retail experience...

I am so grateful that that small conversation led to my first published magazine cover.

Thanks to all who made the journey possible....most of all to Miraphora Mina for sharing her talent with us all...

...and WOO HOO...do NOT miss this one...it's packed with fab stories, tips and wonderfulness for all working creatives...


xo Jen

Sunday, September 9, 2018

COUNTRY LIVING FAIR THIS WEEK...AND A BLYTHE MEET UP!!!

Will we see you???
Sure hope so... 

the COUNTRY LIVING FAIR IS THIS WEEK in COLUMBUS, OH!

 

Hope we catch you in our tent....
it's a fab chance to shop for the season, meet the artists
AND
SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL...
Becca Whitcomb will host a 
BLYTHE MEET UP 
on Saturday, 9/15 at NOON...


SO CATCH 
THE ART GIRLS' ROADSHOW!!!


xo Jen

Saturday, September 1, 2018

...just cooked up! TAKE NOTE a SPECIAL EDITION of Where Women Cook

...I am thrilled!

There's a Special Edition for FALL from Jo Packham and her editorial staff...


Take a peek at these images from their recent newsletter...
sooo honored and thrilled to be included in their seasonal picks!  
FALL & HARVEST paintings FEATURED...


 A total YUM of a concept and congrats to all included...

Don't miss celebrating the joys of the season...in print!


xxoo Jen



Tuesday, May 29, 2018

CONGRATS TO VAL... I am thrilled

I am totally thrilled to see Val's creative space in print...and 10 pages!!  
A total WOW...
What a treat to see "The Crib" featured in the latest Where Women Create magazine... 
A huge thanks to Jo Packham for the opportunity to celebrate Val's style and share her business story in my column "The Business of the Studio"...

You can read more about the mag and take a bigger peek HERE on the 



And you can see Val's uber cute and totally fab, re-purposed creations HERE....

CONGRATS VAL!  So happy to share this great news of your accomplishment and I am thrilled and honored to have worked on this with you!
xo Jen
 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

NEW ISSUES

...have you READ THEM YET???
 Jo's new issues are out... 
Thanks to Jo and her writers and contributor for all they do to inspire me everyday....

...the FAIR IS COMING SOON...BLYTHE MEET UP!!!

 
Hi All -- 

BIG NEWS!!!
 
We're getting ready for the RHINEBECK FAIR on JUNE 1-3 where Earth Angels Studios is the largest vendor with a fab booth filled with art, handmade and vintage style!

~~~AND~~~ 

TAKE NOTE...
THERE WILL BE A BLYTHE MEET UP 
ON SAT, 6/2 at NOON in our pavilion!!!! 

Thanks in advance to Heidi Corley Barto 
(AND RICKY!!!) for hosting!!!



So if you are planning on going...
it's time to buy your advance, discounted 
tickets and come see us! 

 tix also available at the gate...
And here's some info from the FAIR website -- 
you'll see we're listed as special guests!

Fair hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
(Early Bird ticket holders can enter at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday). 
Rain or Shine
Presented by Country Living Magazine, the event offers visitors the opportunity to fully experience the “Country Living” lifestyle and meet the editors of Country Living. More than 200 vendors will gather at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.

This event features GREAT SHOPPING, including antiques, artisans, art, furniture, upcycled and handcrafted goods, home d├ęcor and more. Featured vendors in 2017 included Adams Fairacre Farms, Earth Angels Studios, Beekman 1802 Mercantile,  Findings at Summerhouse, Gathered Comforts, Hudson Valley Seed Company, Rough and Tumble Vintage, Stash Style, and South Porch Antiques.

 ...AND BLYTHE!!!


 Hope to see you there! Special guests Sue Parker, Diane Sammarco, Chrisite Ruiz, Heidi Corley Barto, Ricky, Danielle Kugler, Lisa Pisani and more Earth Angels artists and friends!

xo Jen


Thursday, March 15, 2018

time for the Annual Birthday Sale...

Yep...those of you who read my BLOG 
always hear about it first...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

...a peek at a magcial place...celebrating the atelier of Rosanna De Bellis...

Rosanna De Bellis has her own magic...she knows how to celebrate everyday in the beauty she finds in small moments and in the handmade things she treasures....
I have known and admired her for so many years, it's my honor to call her my friend...but she's really more than that...she's a soul sister who shares so much of my journey with my family and my business...and shares her own...
I am grateful to know her everyday....

Thanks to you Rosanna, for this amazing peek at your craft room and atelier...you are an inspiration!
 
Your style and festive nature bring joy to so many...

Thanks too go to Jo Packham of Where Women Create magazine for the opportunity to include Rosanna in the latest issue of the magazine....

 Rosanna has some very special projects underway... and you'll be hearing more about them soon!

 She's invited Earth Angels artists and friends to her hometown of Mantova, Italy for an event next year --
 that's sure to be a celebration full of artful style!!!

 
And she's working on a very special BOOK featuring artists, personalities and inspiring souls who celebrate everyday...

 Please be sure you are following Rosanna on INSTAGRAM as @rosannadebellis
 
Here is a link to her joyful and lovely feed....CLICK HERE TO SEE IT....

Thanks Rosanna for sharing your style and adding beauty and whimsy to our everyday!

xo Jen







Thursday, February 22, 2018

...a dolls' dressmaker...peek into her world

I totally adore Hilary Wagstaff and all that she creates...
 ...so what a true treat for me to dedicate my column to her in the latest issue of Where Women Create  
that's JUST hit the newsstands...
 Hilary has a 
finely tuned personal style... 
the clothing she creates for Blythe dolls shows that she's at the top of her craft -- with an aesthetic that makes her creations clearly identifiable as her art.  
Her story and style were a natural match for my 
"Business of the Studio" column...
 
...her wee fashions send me...
tiny embroidered details, finely fitting frocks.... but above all that...Hilary has a wonderful story of her business and how it happened...
how fab that she's shared her story!

A huge thanks to Editor in Chief, Jo Packham of Where Women Create for the opportunity to celebrate Hilary and her Moshi Moshi Studio 


 A peek at her studio space shows her empirical nature and her dedication to order, a love of vintage fineries,
and a nod to texture...

I was thrilled to be invited to photograph her studio space last year in Penarth, Wales.

 You can follow Hilary via her facebook page...HERE
and....you'll find a link 
to her etsy page there...
 she's on Instagram as @hilarywagstaff

Thanks Hilary for sharing your story and style! Your creations are fabulous, your business journey noteworthy and I am so grateful to know you through the wonderful Blythe community!

 xo Jen

Friday, February 16, 2018

London event next week...SUPER EXCITED....

...hi all...

I'll be heading to London next week ... 
I am super excited to once again participate in the fab HUGGLET's WINTER BEAR FEST...

along with special guest and featured artist


 


AND
AND AND
!!!

...I'll also be doing several photo shoots for Jo Packham's Where Women Create magazines...STAY TUNED for just a few peeks and intel about these exciting shoots... be sure to follow me on instagram at @jensearthangels


Will I see you in London again??? 
So many friends there that I am super excited to see...
Hope so!! 


 Stay tuned for more peeks!
xo Jen

Saturday, February 10, 2018

paying the bills with your passion...part III..take note of you're a creativpreneur!

Some of you have been following my column in Where Women Create: BUSINESS
 called...
"Turning Your Passion into Your Paycheck"
If so -- TAKE NOTE -- Part III has just dropped onto the newsstands and it's packed with tips and tools for MARKETING YOUR HANDMADE BUSINESS...

...many of you don't know that my formal training is in Urban Planning -- yep -- even have the Masters and the Professional License (AICP) -- 
but that may not seem to match with what I do everyday with Earth Angels Studios...



But it does! It does!  Why??? 
My specialization in Planning is in small business economic development... that means, I know how to help business grow through garnering sales, how they market and how they position themselves within the economy as makers and manufacturers...

So now -- instead of working with food and fashion liked I used to in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn when I lived in Queens -- I work with handmade and have since I started my dabbling in 1994 as a hobby business...

I went full time into Earth Angels in 2000 when I had my first kiddo and have not looked back.... Soooo it' really nice for me to have the opportunity to come full-circle and share my business development know-how in this four part series called 

"Paying the Bills with Your Passion"

(you can catch the prior columns -- Parts I & II --
 in the July and October issues...)
 
A big thanks to Editor in Chief, Jo Packham, for the opportunity to share my experience and know-how in this column...

It's been a joy for me to work on these articles to encourage artful entrepreneurship.




You can order copies of the magazine HERE

And thanks to all for your support of my work at Earth Angels...

xo Jen

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Dolly Treasures! A total wow and congrats to Eileen Lam!!!

The new issue of Where Women Create BUSINESS is out and I am totally thrilled to share the news of talented Eileen Lam's feature...



 Eileen's artistry is noteworthy...she photos her beloved Blythe dolls in the most charming of settings and streetscapes!

She's built a beautiful business -- and published two books -- of her photographs...
I was honored to photo her at work and share her story in a feature I produced...





Thanks to you Eileen, for sharing your style and talent...your work brings me such joy and it was an honor to share it!

And thanks to Jo Packham for the opportunity to celebrate Eileen and her work!

AND do follow Eileen on Instagram at 
@dollytreasures
or on Facebook!
 
xxoo and enjoy a browse of her images... 
they are a hoot!
Jen
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