Friday, May 31, 2013

Index Card a Day 3 ~ Week 1: Zebra

Here you see my response to the ICAD3 prompt for day one: "zebra."

I've got my index cards ready and a list of prompts from Daisy Yellow art blog.
It's going to be so much fun!

Today's prompt is zebra and ironically I discovered a red pen with a zebra print clip
in my pen cup at my work desk at school.
I created a collage of my pen from magazine paper
then made a background from scraps of paper from my journal fodder box. 
The zebra printed paper in the background is actually a greeting card I saved
for occasions just like this one.

The printed text rectangle came from my old hardback book I paint and glue in

The quote from Hansen about inking not thinking was a result of a Bing search
for a suitable quote to accompany my zebra pen collage.
 I wanted a quote that would tie together 'zebra' and the pen and be succinct. Bingo!

Mark Victor Hansen is the founder and co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. 
 I interpret the quote as meaning "don't keep your thoughts to yourself, write then down."

  I say "draw your thoughts; paint them and collage them and share them!"

~Cheryl Gee is a school librarian and mixed media artist who adores the challenge of designing an index card a day.  Sometimes she even decorates two!

~Linked at Artsyville's Glue It Tuesdays. 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Glue It: Blue-Sky Scenario

For this week's Glue It Tuesday at Artsyville!

Here you see my sky blue photos of the recent days 
cut from magazines
collaged over pages in an old hardback book I use just for this purpose.

The inspiration came from the phrase "blue-sky scenario." 

Sounds promising, no?

Buttery yellow and pristine white acrylic paints were painted over the pages for the background. 

Two plastic French curves were traced for the large swirl shapes in the background.  

Finally I outlined everything in a blue pastel crayon. My very own blue-sky scenario at last. 

~Cheryl Gee is getting excited about the Index Card a Day art challenge starting June 1 at Daisy Yellow.  Are you?

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Share the Link Love: Oklahoma Tornado Tragedy

photo source Wikipedia

The time has come to share with you my love for links connected
with this week's tragic tornado that leveled Moore, Oklahoma,
where we lived when we were just starting out as a family.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Memories of Moore, Oklahoma

My amazingly creative son and I in the 80's at our beautiful first home in Moore, Oklahoma.

Yesterday a historically vast tornado devastated Moore, Oklahoma.
Whether or not our first family home of three years is still standing there
is a mystery I intend to solve.
Tornado news is shown here.  Please pray for those there creating order out of utter chaos.

~Cheryl Gee is a school librarian and mixed media artist. She has lived,  taught and created art happily in Oklahoma, Hawaii and today in North Texas near Dallas, where her son also lives, teaches and creates.  Her life as a bride and then the mother of an amazingly creative son began in Moore, Oklahoma. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Sticker Face: Creative Repurposing

It was just another Monday until I saw this.
Somebody creative, probably an 8 or 9 year old, absolutely made my day
by repurposing four white mailing stickers and placing them into a smiley sticker face
on the paper towel dispenser in the
boys and girls rest room area.
Way to go kid!  What do you have planned for next Monday?
~Cheryl Gee is a school librarian and mixed media artist with a penchant for the unexpected and the extraordinary. 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Share the Link Love: Counting, Painting, Showing, Swapping, Glittering

It's time to share favorite websites I'm enjoying lately: 
 iHanna counts sunshine, books, stories and such as nutritions in some creative snapshots.
Jessica Sporn paints and journals as she reflects on happiness and sadness in her life.
 The Artful Parent shows 500 fun artsy things for kids to do.
I'm using the term "kid" loosely here because the activities are for any age.
Tracey Fletcher King swapped postcards this year for Liberate Your Art.
 i Gotta Create! shares a glittering personality printable.  I love this!
~Cheryl Gee created the zebra lamp and lime background on a 3" x 5" index card for Daisy Yellow's Index Card a Day.  She hopes you'll pick up some index cards right away and get ready for some 3" x 5" creativity very soon.  

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Share the Link Love: If I Could Change the World

 You'll think my link love is really something good! 

Tammy at Daisy Yellow
is on a mission to spread the word about some amazing places to visit online,
and I'm totally with her!  

Regina Lord at Creative Kismet paints paper blessing banners.

Kristi and Creative Kristi loves the number three.  
Kristi writes about three of the best blogs (in her opinion of course) to learn about blogging, three of the best books to improve your blog, and three articles about blogging and the law.

At How About Orange designer Jessica Jones decorates with wallpaper she designed.

Are you a Possibilitarian?
 I am after reading the blog of artist and author Kelly Rae Roberts.
She has creativity on her mind and in her phone here

~Cheryl Gee created the drama masks above on a 3" x 5" index card using an image from Bing and colored pencils  on a hot summer day listening to one of her favorite songs: