Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Linear: Daily Paper Prompt

My "Linear Architecture" Index Card Art
for Daisy Yellow's Daily Paper Prompts 
My "Linear Lady Legs" Index Card Art

Wordless Wednesday: Art Journal Workshop



 ~Cheryl Gee loves words,  especially positive ones. She challenges herself to express positivity through her photographs wordlessly on Wednesdays.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Flowers: Daily Paper Prompt

 A print of the sole of my sandal with black ink on an index card
in response to the prompt "flower" at Daisy Yellow Daily Paper Prompts.
I was once called a "floral person" by
 someone who sat by me at scrapbooking class.
Perhaps my stack of flowery paper and embellishments was the tipped off,
but it was never that obvious to me. 
I confess:
I think flowers are so classically beautiful
and lots of fun to collage, draw and paint.
The following pieces are
my tributes to flowers:
 Same sandal print as above, now with colored pencil.
My "Yellow" Index Card Art
A tribute to the yellow hibiscus

My "Collage with Pink"
Magazine paper cut in thin strips and applied to an index card with a flower because I like it
My "Texas Jewel" paper collage
My "Sunflowers" drawing
colored pencils on an index card
~Cheryl Gee is a librarian and mixed media artist who is okay with being a "floral person."

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Drips: Daily Paper Prompts, Etc.

Daily paper prompts from
keep me in
index card a day heaven.
Here you  see my
"drips" index card art.
For this composition I looked through
my art journal fodder boxes
where I keep intriguing scraps of paper of all sorts.
You just never know what's going to be handy! That's called being creative. 
I found some small rectangles cut from a Hawaiian calendar
and a rust red greeting card.
I cut the greeting card into the size of an index card
then arranged and glued
the calendar pieces all over the red card in an interesting pattern. 
 I always prefer a clear glue stick for collaging.
Then the dripping began!
Not my forte, however if the prompt says "drip"
who am I to question the
genius of Daisy Yellow?
I sat at my art table and watered down some acrylic paints
in white, sage green and light blue.
I sopped up as much watery paint on a paint brush as I could
then tapped the drippy brush
 on the edge of the card horizontally and vertically. 
It took some coaxing for the paint to go down the card,
but tapping the card on the table helped somewhat.
I dripped here also:
This index card above was my response to a  drip prompt for Daily Paper Prompts from last summer.
I took a photograph of flamingos cut from a magazine
and dripped thin streams of
yellow and purple acrylic paint over the image. 
 It reminds me a time when every art piece I made
had to look the best it possibly could,
in a very
controlled way. 
I lost some inhibition about my art around that time
that every thing I created
had to look just so
 Artistic freedom! 
I strolled upon a place where paint was allowed to drip, 
as seen in the image directly below, 
at Richland College in Dallas
last fall
when I
attended this creepy zombie play
 Dried, dripped paint was spotted on a porch of the college art building:
It was such a beautiful mess that I used it as my blog's header background for a while,
except I flipped it to be horizontal.
Here's some more dripped paint on the same college art porch:
Cool looking, don't you agree? Totally haphazard paint splatters.
~Cheryl Gee has two art tables and plenty of art supplies mostly paper, magazines, paint, colored pencils, rubber stamps and books (never underestimate the power of art books).  Whenever Cheryl paints she puts down long strips of wax paper to protect her art tables. 
~This creativity is shared at Artsyville's Glue It Tuesday.   

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Share the Link Love: My 5 Most Popular Posts

My Mondrian-inspired owl drawn in colored pencils on an index card.
 Daisy Yellow is on a mission to provide a fun forum where
creatives like us can show some love for meaningful online links on Fridays.
Crafty Pod is currently hosting
"Share the Link Love." 

Windows Cut In Paper: Daily Paper Prompt

My "Heart Window"
Index Card Art
Here you see my heart-shaped window cut into an index card.
Through the window you see some swirly marbled paper glued underneath.
That swirly marbled paper was in my journal fodder box
and was created by
an artist in residence at my former school in Oklahoma City. 
That artist-in-residence was awesome!
 I wish I knew how to link for you this image to his work as an artist.
Other windows I've cut in paper:
A friendly lizard is leaning out a window cut into a magazine photograph of a car.  
Index Card Art
My "Junk Mail"
Index Card Art
Here you see junk mail piled up in layers under a file folder that has windows cut in it;
the file folder was then cut into rectangular strips then rearranged out of order.
~Cheryl Gee looks out a window and sees a great big blue Texas sky. 
~This creativity is shared at Artsyville's Glue It Tuesday. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Shhh Statue

Seen in a school music classroom.
Does this Queen of Quiet evoke serenity or the heebee jeebees?
Thank you
for Wordless Wednesday
You're so creative!
~Cheryl Gee is a librarian who would rather make art with her fingers than a shhhhh sign.  

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Blogiversary and Giveaway!

  "Concentric Circles" 
My cut paper collage, ICAD2
Get a blogiversary countdown code for your blog here. 
One year ago
The Stylish Studio
was born:
On that day I showed you  the creative way
the school district where I teach
used a Roy Lichtenstein inspired theme
to launch the school year with this artsy brochure

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Rainbow: Daily Paper Prompts

My "Rainbow, Painted"
Acrylic Paint on an Index Card
may be over for another year,
but for those of us
in the index card a day (or whenever possible) groove
there is
Daisy Yellow's
to keep us artistic company!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Share the Link Love: Five Favorite Tutorials

My "Dance Floor" Index Card Art
A mixed bag of creative tutorials from me to you:
Wreaths via Michele Made Me
 Wreath ornaments made from toilet paper rolls; what a concept!