west elm holiday pop up mini paintings

Grateful to be in west elm for the holidays. Partnering with west elm with proceeds to benefit St. Jude’s Research Hospital. These mini’s will be a special price for the west elm event. To see more from my store go to https://squareup.com/market/eileen-tomson

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I invited a cowboy for dinner and fed him a pineapple


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Curried Pineapple Fig Salsa

This past weekend I was invited to share my notecards with a very talented jewelry designer named Susan McVicker for a Spring Time Trunk Show at a special friend’s house. Our work really complimented each other!

art @ stephanie's

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Snap out of It!

I have not meant to be silent for so long, I thought when I got laid off from my job, I would have all the time to write my blog, instead I am creating artwork and trying tirelessly to market it! When you don’t get a paycheck, your life is so up and down trying to make ends meet! Do you ever just feel overwhelmed, spending so many hours at your desk just producing, producing, producing. The hours fly by, the weeks, the months. I feel remiss in saying that often I get in a funk when so many challenges are thrown at me. But then, I have to pull myself up, and as Cher would say in the movie “Moonstruck”,

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Have you ever watched “Undercover Boss”? I cry at each show, many have health issues,
large families to support, and work so hard.  Thankfully, and most importantly, I have my health, and a roof over my head!

Thank you to all that support me with your kindness and thumbs up. In the past 6 months, I feel so much gratitude for having the ability to be a creative person, I love being an artist! When I scroll through my photos on my computer, I have much to be proud of and need not be so hard on myself. Right now, I am most excited of my work with West Elm. They have been so supportive of my art, and stationery products! Here are some of the photos that I would like to share of my past Pop Up Valentine Event at West Elm. Whenever you feel frustrated with yourself, take a deep breath, say to yourself “snap out of it”, keep perservering in your goals, know that loved ones around you want the best for you- and…go for it! Much love, eileen

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A New Year: “Be True to Yourself and You Will Never Fall”

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Starting my 2014 year with working on designs for stationery notecards and gift tags

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I have been silent for awhile, it has been three months this week that I was laid off from my graphic design job. You would think with all the extra hours, I would be posting blogs on a weekly basis. Those hours were spent catching up on rest, getting rid of stuff that clutters your house, your mind, and spending time with friends that were missed. Being a creative person, one needs to replenish the creative spirit. One of the ways I started doing this in the New Year was being around creative like minded people. When I was in Los Angeles I was so excited to attend a calligraphy workshop by the talented Lauren E. from Blue Eye Brown Eye. The workshop was held at one of my favorite blogger’s studio, DesignLoveFest in the downtown Art District. Bri’s upstairs studio is an a wonderful building full of creative artists that compliment each other. The space is called

The Unique Space

1275 E 6th St

Los Angeles, CA 90021

Neighborhoods: Arts District, Downtown

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The Calligraphy Workshop

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http://theuniquespace.com

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sonja-rasula-the-unique-space-creative-workspace-tour-198301

http://www.coolhunting.com/culture/the-unique-space-la.php