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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Tickled Pink

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Pink is a happy color.

  • In Japan, the color pink has a masculine association. The annual spring blooming of the pink-blossomed cherry trees (the Sakura) is said to represent the young Japanese warriors who fell in battle in the prime of life (the Samurai).
  • The Chinese had not recognized the color pink until they had contact with Western culture and the Chinese word for pink translates as “foreign color.”
  • Marrakesh is another city associated with the color pink. It is sometimes refered to as the “Rose City” because of its salmon-pink colored buildings and the red clay of its terrain.
  • In  Thailand, pink is associated with Tuesday on the Thai Solar Calendar. Anyone may wear pink on Tuesdays, and anyone born on a Tuesday may adopt pink as their color.
  • In England and  Wales, a brief delivered to a barrister by a solicitor is usually tied with pink ribbon. Pink was traditionally the color associated with the defense, while white ribbons may have been used for the prosecution.
  • In football locker rooms, the color pink is used in the opposing team to weaken the players. Locker rooms at Iowa and Colorado State painted pink in the belief that the color made players passive. Now the WAC has a rule that a visiting team’s locker room can not be painted a different color than the home team’s. In other words, it can be pink, black or any color of the rainbow, as long as both locker rooms are the same color.
  • One of the most interesting examples of color effects is Baker-Miller Pink – R:255, G:145, B:175. Also known as “Drunk tank pink,” this color has been used to calm violent prisoners in jails.

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  • First Lady, Mamie Eisenhower, who loved and wore pink so much it became known as “Mamie Pink”.
  • Pastries taste better when they come out of pink boxes or served on pink plates.  Pink makes us crave sugar.
  • Pink is the color of love, the use of the word for the color “pink” was first recorded in the late 17th century.
  • The pink ribbon is the international symbol of breast cancer awareness. Pink was chosen partially because it is so strongly associated with femininity.
  •  Most species of Flamingos are pink in color due to pink pigments from shrimps in their diet.
  • I fell off my PINK cloud with a thud.” ~ elizabeth taylor

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http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57585081/how-design-colors-the-mind/