Thursday, February 28, 2013

Giveaway! Hip Hip Hooray!

 What works for me?  Writing about creativity!

  Celebrating My 100th Post 

 What I'm Giving Away

I'm going to stuff a medium flat rate box from the US Postal Service
with creatively fun items from my personal stash like

a $10 Starbucks gift card,

also

handmade by me pom-pom earrings in a particularly pleasing purple


also

beads, decorative paper, ribbon, fabric, stickers,

 rubber stamps, ink pads, ultra fine Sharpie pens and stationery.

  You'll swoon at the sight of it!

 How to Win

Leave a comment below about your favorite way to get your creativity on.
Get a bonus chance to win by following this blog.

Deadline to Enter

Comment here by 9 am Central Standard Time
Saturday, March 9,
and follow this blog for an extra chance to win.

I will use randomizer.org to select a winner.

The winner will be notified by email.
The amazing box of creative fun stuff will be mailed to the address of the winner's preference.

May you find oodles of  fulfillment in your creativity today!

~Cheryl Gee went. She saw. She wrote.  Over and over, like 100 times, she wrote.

~This giveaway announcement is linked at Artsyville, Serenity Now, Be Different Act Normal and Creative Jewish Mom.




Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Enjoy Volunteering



I went. I saw. I volunteered.

For the past two weekends I was in volunteer bliss at two of my favorite,
 albeit once a year, creativity related volunteering gigs.



Visual Arts Scholastic Event

3D Artwork Qualifier
Jasper High School
Plano, Texas

&

Destination Imagination

 Creative Problem Solving Competition
+NExT Region, Instant Challenge Head Appraiser
John Paul II High School
Plano, Texas

Just for You:

My Personal List of

How to Enjoy Volunteering


*inventory your interests: you know you want to!
 
*be open to opportunities:  you're so needed! learn about ways by reading the newspaper and listening to your friends
 
*sign up: get in touch with those who need your help
 
*commit:  decide whether you have the time to give, if so, go for it!
 
*put it on your calendar: pencil it in and refer to *commit
 
*get educated about the organization and how you'll help:  go to training if it is provided
 
*organize what you'll need while volunteering:  simple things can make or break your experience
 
*be forewarned: it's not about you
 
*show up:  in fact, show up early; get a good parking space and fresh coffee
 
*smile: a no-brainer, right?
 
*take care of yourself
 
*anticipate pitfalls: bad weather and last minute complications, oy vay
 
*confusing set up upon arrival:  this happens to me sometimes;
 relax! eventually everything comes together
 
*learn something useful you can use elsewhere:  I do this all the time by taking pics with my iPhone

*blog about it: or journal a page, embroider a pillow, editorialize in the newspaper or carve a stone to inspire and inform others
 
*enjoy! it's my word for the year

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~Cheryl Gee is a school librarian and mixed media artist who has volunteered many, many times and has the T-shirts to prove it.

~This 'Enjoy Volunteering' list from me to you is linked at Mary Walker Designs.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Museum of Simple Things: Photo Inspired Cactus


Here you see my painting in an old hardback book with acrylic paints 

using the photograph in the top left of the page as inspiration

for Museum of Simple Things, an online art journal course. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Pick One, Then PIC One!

Say cheese, Handsome!

 Valentine's Day Photo Opportunity

All you need for this cuteness created by teacher Loretta Bradshaw
is a blank door or wall,
some red and pink paper, and some willing participants.
Pick one of these messages written on sentence strips,
stand your lovely between the I and the U then.... 
Smile pretty!
Snap it!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Famous Fictional Couples

Book Lovers Dimensional Mobile

A Shopper Stopper of a Display!
 Dallas, Texas
 
Everyone has their favorite fictional characters from books, movies and television. 
I'm no exception!
 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentine's Day Lovely Designs


National Heart Month

School Nurse's Clinic

Pink, red and white hand cut-outs in a heart shape with heart health tips:
*limit your screen time * take care of your heart *get a lot of exercise
*eat healthy foods

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Creative Goals for February



Setting daily goals at work is one of my favorite morning tasks.

 Getting coffee is another.

I love the feeling of accomplishment

when I check off those important tasks that keep my work flow flowing!
 
Or, interestingly enough, I wonder:

do I set daily goals because if I don't

I might lose sleep over it?
 
  Losing sleep isn't good for anyone.  Setting goals is good! 

I also make artistic lists for Artsyville's List It Tuesdays.  So fun!