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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, August 28, 2016

...sweetly magical and oh so mini....French Fairies have arrived...

It's time to share the wonderful new that we have added a new artist to the Earth Angels Studios' featured artist pages...
 
As ever our artists and offerings are always changing to keep it all fresh and wonderful...
 
...and I could not be more thrilled to welcome Stephanie Ponsard!

Stephanie does wonders with polymer clay...visiting holiday and everyday themes like fruits, flowers, favorites sweets, candies and so much more in charming, itty bitty form!


I especially love the bunny fairy below 
with a beloved carrot cake cupcake!


 I love them...
they are even more irresistible.


Her pieces are about 1.5" tall and the detail and expression in these wee works is simply
astounding... 

Please join me in welcoming her and take a peek at her fairy magic on her pages HERE...



 xo and thanks to Stephanie for this new partnership to share her art with our appreciative customers!
xo Jen

Monday, August 22, 2016

LOVE THIS GREAT PRESS...Flights of Fancy & Cake Portraits...

It's a true treat to see another of our 
Earth Angels Studios' featured artists among the pages of Jo Packham's 
"Where Women Create" magazine...
A huge congrats to painter Rebecca Weller 
for the awesome spread of her studio in the August issue of the magazine...
...here's just a peek at the article below... 
you can find the magazine HERE




I am thrilled that Earth Angels 
has new work from Rebecca....
....including the latest pieces in her "Cake Portraits" series and some small works from her 
I am smitten with her work and it's a joy to share it with customers...


You can see them all here on her pages....
thanks to Rebecca for the opportunity to work with her to share her story and style.
xo Jen

Sunday, August 14, 2016

FALL FAIR DATES...save 'em

SAVE THESE DATES FOR 
THE FALL COUNTRY LIVING FAIRS
COLUMBUS, OHIO - September 16, 17 & 18
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - October 21, 22 & 23

 We sure hope to see you there!

These Fairs are the highlight of the fall season for us...and a great chance to share our artful outlook and handmade life...
 Watch for more info here and on the EVENTS PAGE for sneak peeks AND the Earth Angels LIVE! demo schedule...
 We have fun, and hope you'll come see us in person to connect with the artists and shop some of the best there is in the world of handmade...
xxoo Jen

Sunday, August 7, 2016

...overwhelemed by this book...aka I love BIRDS!

...let's take a minute and 
let some congratulations take flight...
 
Angela Moulton has 24 of her paintings included among the pages of this stellar, 
new book by Angus Hyland...

The Book of the Bird...Birds in Art is truly amazing...

I pre-ordered it because of course Angela had shared with me that she would be among the pages, but it far exceeded my expectation...

 ...a description from Amazon
where the book is available...

The Book of the Bird celebrates the bird in art with an elegant, international collection of paintings, illustrations, and photographs, featuring all kinds of birds from the smallest tits and wrens to colourful exotics.

Interspersed though the illustrations are short texts giving background to the pictures and information on bird species. This is the perfect gift for all bird lovers.

 I love birds, I feed a nice group of them everyday  from my back deck as I take my first sips of coffee and check the weather...
 Angela's work seems to capture the magic, the movement, the color and small gestures they make...
 I am smitten with her work, and totally thrilled that the author of the book saw to include it among so many other amazing and storied painters...
 Angela is truly creating the art of our day...
abstract, yet never over-decorated...
...compact in its brushwork, yet lavish...
...and truly drenched in pigment...
We are thrilled to be her exclusive retailer... 

Thanks Angela for sharing your Pratt Creek Art with us and our customers, and many hearty congrats on the achievement of your inclusion in this lovely new book...

xo Jen

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.
     
     



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