Sunday, April 28, 2013

Test Stress? Creativity is the Answer!

It was assessment of academic readiness in Texas schools last week.

Creativity was exemplary in my school to ease the stress:

Scented lotions are like potions for a brain break.
 The pretty, colorful bottles of lotion were on a classroom table for anyone to sooth away some stress.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Share the Link Love: Hold On!

"White Piece"

My collage of magazine cut out circles on a 3x5" index card.

Hold on! 

I'd love to share these links with you for this week in April.  

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Earth Without Art?

Happy Earth Day

Earth without art is "eh"  

My "Concentric Circles" collage, above, on a 3x5" index card.
The earthy saying, origin unknown, and frames added with free photo editing at PicMonkey.

Glue It: #5 Wh

Here you see my favored photos of the recent days 
cut from magazines
collaged over pages in an old hardback book I use just for this purpose.
Pink, purple and white acrylic paints were painted over the pages for the background. 

I outlined a 3/5" index card 
with a red pastel crayon 
for a spontaneous alternative to outlining each individual photo.

~Cheryl Gee is into spontaneity lately.  Why not, what ever, when again, who knew? 

~This photo collage is shared at Artysville's Glue It Tuesdays and Mary Walker Designs's Show Me What You Got Wednesdays.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Keep Calm and Create On

Keep Calm and Remember

You're Special!

I work with a creative school principal.
 That's so awesome because that has never been the case before.
Last fall Creative School Principal showed this YouTube video at a faculty meeting then challenged us to create our own team versions of the iconic "Keep Calm and Carry On" posters.
The one above is for my team, The Specials, which means PE, Art, Library and Music.

The teams of teachers' posters are framed and hung in the school.
  I'll go visit them all today and think about keeping calm.


In times of trouble such as unfolded this week in Boston, keep calm and remember not only that you're special but that you have special talents.

So keep calm and create or craft, write or paint or read something marvelous this week. 
Remember you are special.

~Cheryl Gee recalls many times of trouble but also knows that it just seems to bring us closer together.

~This creativity is shared at Be Normal Act Different, Serenity Now and Creative Jewish Mom. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Glue It: #4 This Weekend?

Keeping in the Glue It Tuesdays frame of mind
I took to my old hardback book that I

Often when I'm painting I apply leftover paint across double pages in this book for "someday."
"Someday" came this past week when I was in the cutting and gluing mood.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

Glue It: #3 Red Piece

"Red Piece" 

Here you see the summation of my cutting and gluing fun in the hardcover book I paint in, table top photography on a cloudy day, and photo editing in PicMonkey
Such fun! Such challenges!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Creative Goals for April

Share the Link Love: What's Going On?

What's going on is that Tammy at Daisy Yellow Art Blog
created a new art challenge I just can't resist! 
Tammy is on a mission to restore link love.
She invites us to share 5 links weekly for the month of April. 
You're a genius, Tammy!
Here I'm sharing with you some link love from five of my blog followers. 
Next week I'll share more link love from other blog followers, don't you worry!

Love I'm sharing: Language of dreams;  doors you thought were closed may still be open.
That's a provocatively hopeful concept, Em!

 My Photo
Blog: She Who Seeks

Love I'm sharing: More Effin' Snow
One more reason I live in Texas, Debra!

Mary Walker

Blog: Mary Walker Designs

Love I'm sharing: Backyard Space for Art Cottage
I'm so envious! I'm still trying to find kitchen table space for art, Mary!

Deb, Storybeader

Blog: The Storybeader's Journal
Stroll Through Storyland

Love I'm sharing: AlpabeThursday - T is for Text
T is also for a terrific blog follower like you, Deb!

 Rachel SparkFire
Blog: Letters from a Mermaid
Love I'm sharing: Diane W. Preppy Designs + Giveaway
 Cute hair accessories and jewelry, Rachel!

~Cheryl Gee writes about creativity at The Stylish Studio.  She has so much link love to share April might just not be long enough!