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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, September 28, 2015

...welcome aboard to The Petersen Family & Wee Forest Folk

a sweet welcome to Wee Forest Folk...
After admiring their charming -- and oh so tiny work --  for many, many years,
 I am just tickled to announce that Earth Angels Studios is now presenting the mice miniatures of The Petersen Family...

 The company was begun in 1972 by founder, Annette Petersen, and is continued today with the support and talents of her children, Donna & Willy.

I cannot wait to meet them all when I visit their "mouse factory" to photo it for my column in Where Women Create magazine...we'll be meeting and chatting about the business of their studio and how they have maintained their artful business and incredible style for more than four decades...

Each of their pieces is a small joy...
 The attention to detail is just amazing to me...

...above all, their winter-time and Christmas sculpts just send me...
I have a small collection of various handmade and vintage mini Santa Claus pieces tucked among the pottery in a cabinet in my dining room... 
I have a few WFF that I have picked up along the way and I treasure them...

 Here's a peek at this season's goodies for Halloween & Harvest...
I know from chatting with her, Donna Petersen just loves Halloween!

 Here are some peeks at my current faves...

Stay tuned for more to read about The Petersens...
I will share a peek at their workspace soon!

In the meantime, visit their new pages on our site to browse them all... 
We will be participating in the Petersen's special 5/6 promo program for their art  and will always offer free shipping on these Wee Forest Folk pieces... 

xxoo Jen

Monday, September 21, 2015 Mag to savor...Romanitc Vintage

 There's a pretty new magazine in town...ROMANTIC VINTAGE...
have you seen it? 
It's a treat....
...and I am thrilled to have been able to prepare a feature on 
Earth Angels Studios' feature artist, Letty Worley...

Letty is the epitome of "romantic vintage" with the artful heirloom mohair teds and accessories that she creates.  

A million thanks to Editor-in-Chief, Melanie Hickman, 
for including Letty in this inaugural issue. I love the piece!

See a peek at the mag below... but click here to order the magazine now

  Thanks too, goes to the magazine for featuring Earth Angels Studios' artists Debrina Pratt & Jocelyn O'Gorman 
among the "Romantic Bazaar" feature 
where lovelies are picked and showcased...

 We'll be working on a piece for the next issue 

Stay tuned for more good news and great press 
on our Earth Angels Studios artists!

xxoo Jen

Thursday, September 17, 2015

...time for Earth Angels LIVE!, Chats & Lemonade with Letty


Catch the Art Girls RoadShow & our demo tent -- Earth Angels LIVE!--
at the Columbus Country Living Fair...

NOTE there are Demos, Chats, Seminars &
"Lemonade with Letty"...

FRI - 9/18, SAT - 9/19, and SUN - 9/20!

12:30 pm…Chat Time…
What Is Torquay Pottery?

Why is this vintage folk art collectible so hot NOW…
Meet experts on Torquay Pottery…and other enthusiasts, authorities and members of NATS (The North American Torquay Society)

2 pm …sit a spell and sip a cool drink…
“Lemonade with Letty”

Join renown soft-sculpture artist Letty Worley as she shares her artful business journey; how she turned her passion for vintage objects, sewing skills and a penchant for re-using old things into her business in heirloom goods.

3:30 pm…Chat Time…
Can I Sell It?

How ready are you & your craft for the handmade marketplace…Bring your craft or art to show & tell with handmade industry expert, Jen O'Connor, Founder & Owner of Earth Angels Studios and get immediate feedback on the sales potential of your creation and business tips.

On-Going…Artist Demos

…browse the tent and see Earth Angels’ artists at work creating items exclusive merchandise at the Fair…visit with the artists and learn more about their artful style and folk art creations

Earth Angels LIVE!  Formal Demos - 

Friday & Saturday11am
Floral Designer & Paper Artist Jocelyn O’Gorman of “The Painted Fern” -

Creating seasonal decorations and paper follies with vintage ephemera and found trims


Soft Sculpture Artist &  Author Jody Battaglia of
"Fun Town" - Bringing storybook characters to life from felt 

& signing her new book

1 pm

Textile Artist, Valerie Weberpal -
Creating clothing and pillow dolls from up-cycled and found wools and fabrics

Earth Angels LIVE!  Demos - Sunday


Soft Sculpture Artist & Author Jody Battaglia of
"Fun Town" - Bringing storybook characters to life from felt & signing her new book


Up-cycling maven Sue Parker of "Skippy Doodle Designs" - Crafting seasonal paper ornaments and follies with found, recycled and vintage goods.



xo Jen

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

...yep...that time again FREE SHIPPING... the truck is loaded and we're off to Columbus...
 and we sure hope to see you there...
but in the meantime, if you order on line ...
you get to enjoy...
(because we know you can't all pack up and come pick up your fave loot at the Country Living Fair...) 
we're offering 
 ...yep all week long

Just use code
SHIPitPLEASE at checkout...

(click here to see what's new on the site)

...and please note...since most of the artful goodies we sell are now loaded on the truck...
we might be a little delayed in shipping them out to you and so we ask your patience 
while we are at the show.

Allie will be here running things, and shipping what she can, but some things won't be shipping 
until 9/21 when we are back from OHIO!!!  

more soon...and stay tuned for sneak peeks from the FAIR!

xxoo Jen

Sunday, September 13, 2015

at long last...soooo nice to see some new creations from Pat!

It's been quite some time since we had new creations from Pat Murphy...

 So I am really happy to share these sweeties!

Pat is semi-retired and spending time in her garden and with her grand children....

She is still working -- and her work remains amazing and so incredible in the world of heirloom teds. AND it's still as hard as hens' teeth to get!

So we are proud to have some new offerings...and they are truly wonderful.

Here's a peek below and to see more, browse the her pages of the site


She is my personal fave! Look at the face...

 ...oh my a cutie pie and his OWN bear!!!

...she takes the award for the sweetest...

 ...then there is this grand sailor...SWOON!

Thanks Pat for these wonderful pieces...I am so proud to share them.

xxoo Jen

Friday, September 4, 2015

there's a new mag in town....Romantic Vintage...swoon

Here's the info on a new magazine...
it launches today AND includes Earth Angels!

I am completely thrilled that there's a feature article on artist Letty Worley as well as product featurettes celebrating the style of 
Jocelyn O'Gorman of "The Painted Fern"
and Debrina Pratt of "Fairyland"...

So exciting... and thanks to Editor in Chief Melanie Hickman for including us and giving me the opportunity to write and photo for the magazine...
it was fun!

Don't miss being in on this from the first issue!
xxoo Jen
NOTE!!!Individual purchase of print as well as e-magazine versions are available starting Friday, September 4, 2015 by visiting

Here is the official Press Release...
AND I CANNOT WAIT TO GET MY COPY... woo hoo and congrats to all who have made this possible and are included in the inaugural issue!!!

September 3, 2015

Contact Information:
Melanie Hickman, Editor-in-Chief
Romantic Vintage™ Magazine
from Chantilly Publications

New Magazine Launch Announced - Chantilly Publications presents Romantic Vintage™ Magazine!
Indianapolis, IN - We are pleased to announce the launch of our new magazine, Romantic Vintage™, on Friday, September 4, 2015.  The magazine features designer vintage-inspired decor, romantic fashions and vintage style jewelry.  Experience the fun of a Romantic Flea Market or Vintage Inspired Art show ~ featured artists and designers as well as articles on re-styling an antique or vintage piece will also be included from time to time!

Our first issue features designer Debbi Oeltjen of Marionberry Cottage on the cover.  Debbi designs cottage style pillows and tea towels as well as bags.  Joining us is one of the featured artists of Earth Angels Studios, the multi-talented Letty Worley, who shares the inspiration for her soft-sculpture bears, purses and jewelry.  Artist Susan Reader talks about her Return to Ivy & Innocence collection now being reprised with a new Kickstarter Campaign.  Angela Kadingo of Bertha Louise Designs shares her latest fashion designs, decor and vintage-inspired jewelry.

Our first-issue Show Report features the Horton’s of Tipton French Market, held July 10-11, 2015 in Tipton, Indiana.  This French Flea Market is held annually each July and incorporates flowers from their garden center, architectural salvage and items from their year-round Vintage Boutique.

“I wanted to create a one-stop location for collectors and fans of the vintage-inspired lifestyle to see the latest creations from the artists and designers of romantic vintage-inspired home decor, fashions and jewelry, and where they could find these treasures and add them to their collections.  I also wanted to put together an International Romantic Flea Market Directory!” says Melanie Hickman, Editor-in-Chief of the brand new magazine.

Individual purchase of print as well as e-magazine versions are available starting Friday, September 4, 2015 by visiting

Thursday, September 3, 2015

BIG, BIG, BIG, SALE 20% OFF this weekend....woot woot!

20% OFF...WOO HOO!!
yep...all weekend items included
use coupon code LABOR20 at checkout
and shop at 20% off until Monday at midnight

& Enjoy!
xxoo Jen
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