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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, March 28, 2017

...OUR NEXT EVENT...SAVE THE DATE!


 It's time to save the date for a very special event...

Our "Spring Soiree" with TRUE LILY
in Canandaigua, NY
hosted by me and Nancy Wiley!
WOO HOO!!!

Friday, May 5th - 4pm-7pm
Saturday, May 6th - 10am-4pm
...coinciding with the wine walk!

We'll be doing an artful shopping pop-up -- 
that's free and open to the public -- 
AND an BRUNCH & Chat (more info on that below)

 We've done several events and appearances over the years with Nancy, and each one has been quite special...

Nancy has amazing talent and style, and we like working together to celebrate the 
style of artists we admire...
 
 Attending will be Sue Parker, Letty Worley, Jody Battaglia, Jocelyn O'Gorman, Cheryl Kuhn & 
Valerie Weberpal

These artists -- and more -- will prepare a group of art and handmade to present to attendees for their browsing and shopping pleasure....
Expect some special creations.

 ...while the shopping event is FREE, there is a fee associated with the limited space BRUNCH and Entrepreneurs' chat with Jen O'Connor


Reserve here for your brunch and seat at the lovely "Simply Crepes" restaurant -- just doors away from "True Lily".  

Your fee will include a full brunch of fresh crepes, scrambled eggs, applewood bacon, hand-cut fried red potatoes, chilled grilled veggies, fresh fruit and sweet vanilla cream as well as a chat with Jen and a presentation on turning your passion into your economy and the journey to Artful Entrepreneurship. 

SPACE IS LIMITED...
and your SEAT MUST BE BOOKED in advance... 
11:30am -1pm
(use coupon code NANCY at checkout so that shipping is not charged on your order) 

...and of course the shopping event is free and open to the public...
Thanks in advance to Nancy for the opportunity to work together...

Hope to see you there on Friday & Saturday -- 
May 5th & 6th!
xo Jen





Tuesday, March 21, 2017

oh my...The Little Mischiefs are HERE!


 Oh my....this is just such a treat...such an honor...to welcome Eileen Lam of Dolly Treasures to the Featured Artists of Earth Angels Studios...

Ever since my dear friend Rosanna De Bellis introduced me to the world of Blythe and the many artists who contribute their photography to that world, I have been smitten with the artistry of Eileen Lam....

 ....if you don't already follow her on Facebook or Instagram @DollyTreasures...please do!   
You're in for a true treat...she has 66,000+ followers and shares images almost daily of the exploits of her band pf Blythe dolls she calls "The Little Mischiefs"...

Here's a peek at me -- photos by Eileen -- at her home and studio when I was there with Ilaria Giostrella and Rosanna De Bellis several weeks ago for a visit and to document her story and style....
 
It was a special day...
one of sharing, and laughter and friendship...
 

And we were also able to do a little business too...Eileen graciously agreed to let me offer her books on my site... 
as a source for them in the States...
THANKS Eileen, it is an honor.

 ...and here's her second book...
I hope all of you can enjoy a browse of Eileen's charming photos...catch her on Facebook and Instagram....and do consider her books...each and every one of her adorable images makes me smile.

xxoo Jen


Thursday, March 16, 2017

...when everything around you is beautiful...

When everything around me is beautiful, 
I feel inspired...elated...
...and grateful to appreciate art and handmade...
Can you tell how happy I was to finally be able to visit Basia Zarzyck's glorious shop?!
 
I feel so grateful to have been able to experience the magic that is Basia Zarzycka's own on my recent business trip to London...

Her shop in Sloane Square is like no other...a decorated wonderland that showcases her inimitable style...here are just a few images of the magic...






...and I am happy to have such an artful, creative spirit as a friend and I adore that she supports and encourages the Earth Angels Artists...here she is with Letty Worley -- Basia adores Letty's bear purses...
 Basia...
Her shop is an extension of her style and beauty...

Here is a link:
http://www.basiashop.com/

If you are in London, it is a must go...
a must see...
a must appreciate...
a must adore...

Here are some more images of some favorite nooks and beautiful things...


 Thank you Basia...
for being you...
for creating...
for sharing your talent and style...
You are a wonder.

PLEASE FOLLOW BASIA on Facebook and Instagram
@basia_zarzycka

xo Jen

Thursday, March 9, 2017

...gotta love LOOP! I NEED MORE TIME TO KNIT!!!

I really wish I had more time to knit...
I really do....and a visit to LOOP in the Islington section of London made me fell that all the more...
 On my way to a photo shoot at the studio of artist friend Julie Arkell I walked by the shop in Camden Passage...it is incredible. I had heard of it over the years and knew that Julie taught there off and on...

WOW

Two steps in the door and I was in a swoon...
Yarn...Yarn everywhere and no time to knit!!!
We really had a great time...browsing the patterns and wool...the wool...the WOOL!!!
(BTW follow me on Instagram if you like visual peeks at my adventures  @jensearthangels)

I was with artist Letty Worley and amazing friend and style-setter, Rosanna De Bellis...
and we had a blast browsing...and yes, a little SHOPPING too!

 I loved every nook and corner...
 Buttons galore!
 I also picked up this book....
and hope to visit more of the shops featured when I am in London next year...
If you are in London...it is well worth a visit...it's close to the Angel Tube Station...

Have fun!
Here's their Website:
http://www.loopknittingshop.com/
 
xo Jen









Thursday, March 2, 2017

Peek at Hugglet's Winter BearFest...Letty in London!!!

It was an amazing teat to be able to share the art and artistry of Earth Angels' artists 
at the Hugglet's Winter Bear Fest... 


Letty Worley was our featured artist and she made the trip with me to showcase her art...
 
 
We got to see some old and very dear friends... xoxoxo to Paula Strethill-Smith...
 
Ingrid Schmid....
 love you Ingrid and I have missed you so!
 


...and glamourous, Basia Zarzycka and her dear mother....
 
 ...and we had some surprise visitors too...
my Darcy Blythe Doll and wee Eliza the Mouse....



We made some new friends too...and we cannot wait to go back next year....

Some peeks of the show, the display and some great teds and soft sculpture toys that are posting to the site...







A huge thanks to all who made our participation possible and to all the wonderful new customers who fell in love with our offerings...much appreciation for your enthusiasm and support!


xxoo Jen
 
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