Angel Instructors


~ About Jenny & Aaron ~

Jenny Holiday and Aaron Nieradka have been living the artful life together for nearly two decades. They are most well known for their brand, Everyday is a Holiday, which showcases their love for classic sweets and bakeries, vintage holiday decorations, and timeless collectibles. Their artistic aim is to create artwork that Celebrates Everyday.
Their work has appeared in many national and international magazines such as Country Living, Country Home, Woman’s Day Decorating Ideas, Design New Jersey, Romantic Homes, Somerset Life, Somerset Studio, Art Journaling Magazine, Little Thing Magazine, Where Women Cook and The New York Times Magazine.
They have been instructors at many national venues including Silver Bella in Omaha, Nebraska; The Creative Connection in St. Paul Minnesota; Art Opera in Red Bank, New Jersey; Art is…You in Stamford, Connecticut and Memphis Tennessee; and Artistic Affaire in Los Angeles, California.
Their first book, Mixed Media Masterpieces with Jenny & Aaron, from Page Street/Macmillan publishing, is now available everywhere books are sold.
You can follow along with their daily colorful and art filled adventures on Instagram @jennyeveryday, or follow Everyday is a Holiday on Facebook.
They live on the Jersey Shore with their two chihuahuas, Carlos & Lieutenant Dan.


~ About Lisa ~

Making things has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, serving as my childhood playground and friend.  From sculpting in polymer, metal clay and onto paper clay, jewlery making, woodworking,  to soldering, you name it, I’ve experimented with it.  After many years as a professional muralist, I delved into the creative world of Mixed Media.  Initially with an emphasis on utilizing found objects.  It intrigues me to see the potential in something that has lost it’s value or purpose. Now, I only paint, Teach and sculpt, selling my work online and at various shows throughout the western US.  I love to re-imagine vintage dolls,  utilizing paint, fabric, metal, clay, & whatever strikes my fancy…creating fun characters…as if the playmates of my imagination come to life. Still the same little girl inside creating pieces that evoke memories of childhood and hopefully, pieces that make you smile.


~ About Lesa ~

  It seems as long as I can remember, creating was as natural to me as breathing. From making doll clothes out of yarn and Kleenex,to concocting something absolutely inedible in my grandmother’s kitchen, it just had to be done! Always enjoying every moment of it.
I’ve lived my whole life in the Kansas City Missouri area. My sweet husband of thirty six years and I have two wonderfully talented daughters. We’ve been blessed with four amazing grandchildren and one on the way!
For more years than I can count, I’ve enjoyed creating designs for patterns in needlework with the Need’l Love Company. This also included wearing a few hats from photo styling, working trade shows,prop shopping,and always having a great time along the way! This led to creating pieces for reproduction with the Bethany Lowe Company which was also wonderful fun. In both these endeavors, and doing many a “craft show”, it’s always been an added blessing to meet many incredibly talented people who have become very dear friends.
I’ve never really considered myself as a real ” teacher”, just someone who loves people and getting to share ideas and dreams.

karenhillmanbiopic~ About Karen ~

Karen Paige Hillman is a photographer/artist from central Florida. Her artistry encompasses a wide range including hand painted black and white portraits, a greeting card line, and her one of a kind Vintage Finery.

In addition, Karen is also a gourmet cook who has completed countless cooking courses and is fascinated with farm to table cuisine and elegant entertaining.

Karen opens her art studio offering creative classes and workshops, and she also hosts special artist events around the country.

Visit Karen’s website and blog,

jennifergrenkobiopic~ About Jennifer ~

  Jennifer is a sweetheart sassy retro kitten who has a mad love for all things kitsch and 1950’s.

Some of Jennifer’s fondest memories are of searching the local dimestore with her”grade-mother” mom for cute, kitschy lunch table decorations in the 70’s. As a child Jennifer learned to stitch by hand sewing doll clothes made from her grandmothers scrap materials.

Jennifer collects vintage Christmas decorations and is most inspired by the quaint homeade Christmas decorations created during the mid-century, “Made in Japan” era.

Please visit her blog at

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