Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fugly Pumpkins: Wordless Wednesday

~Cheryl Gee is unaware of where striped, gray, green or bumpy white pumpkins grow, but she knows where to show a photo of them: here, of course.   No words necessary for these oh so fugly life forms! 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Pinwheels for Peace: Symbols of Change

So, it rained on International Day of Peace in North Texas, so
a pinwheel garden bloomed inside the school, thanks to our art teachers.
Pinwheels made by children and teachers with peace-y notes and drawings
are shown above tucked behind green paper to "plant" them along the school interior walls.
"Whirled" Peace; now that is pinwheel humor!
The pinwheel is a universal symbol for change, transformation and transition.
As the wind turns its blades,
we are reminded of the unseen energies hard at work in our lives and in the world.
When messages are attached to the blades of the pinwheel,
the wind sends them into the world with each turn of the pinwheel.
A pinwheel reflects on the idea that in order for World Peace to occur,
we must each focus as individuals on our desire for inner peace and the absence of conflict within.
If we want peace, we must choose it over conflict. 
~Cheryl Gee lives and works in creative places.  She hopes you do too. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Twisty Wrappy Vases: Wordless Wednesday

~Cheryl Gee is on the pursuit of creativity and found it at the grocery store floral department: 
  cylindrical clear glass vases wrapped in knotted, twisted ribbon.
This brings to mind French hair braiding, no? 
Vintage ladies' corsets?  Yes!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Game: Daily Paper Prompts

"Game" is a Daisy Yellow Daily Paper Prompt;
Poster of Caldecott Award Books via American Library Association.
Game Index Card Art, 2012
~Cheryl Gee played the card game "Crazy Eights" with some first graders today.  It was an experience!  

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Better Book Titles: Dan Wilbur is Creative

All these book covers are via Better Book Titles
Do you recognize them?
~Cheryl Gee has read hundreds if not thousands of books. She thought she knew what the books were about until she visited this inspired bit of creativity.
~Real book titles: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day; To Kill a Mockingbird; Moby Dick and The Great Gatsby.


Butterfly Fascination: Wordless Wednesday

~Cheryl Gee is mesmerized by this electric butterfly that pulsates color and pattern.  This bewitching thing of beauty as big as a dinner plate, may have come by way of a Smithsonian catalog,  and lives in a school office where Cheryl is the librarian. Cheryl is on the pursuit of creativity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and encounters much from the realm of the creative. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Faded: Daily Paper Prompts

Faded Waxy
A painted index card wrapped in wax paper splattered with previous painting
is my method to "fade" the design underneath.

Wax paper protects my art table.
I used a scrap of this exact piece of wax paper to wrap a painted index card (above)
for the Daily Paper Prompt "Faded"
Faded Denim Hearts, Daily Paper Prompts 2012
I traced a heart shaped template over and over on an index card,
colored every shape with watercolor pencils,
 then spritzed the index card with water for a "faded" look.
 ~Cheryl Gee shared this creativity at Artsyville's Glue It Tuesday.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Leftovers: Daily Paper Prompts

Leftover paper pieces in purples and greens on an index card for Daisy Yellow's Daily Paper Prompts


Leftover paper scraps on an index card, Daily Paper Prompts 2012
~Cheryl Gee recalls spending much more time searching for and composing the "ingredients" for these paper scrap leftovers on index cards  than she ever would for her own meal leftovers.  Go figure!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Certification: Daily Paper Prompt

It's Official: I Survived August
The Universe certified my creativity in 2012
~Cheryl Gee is participating in Daisy Yellow's Daily Paper Prompts and Index Card a Day.  She's woefully behind but she loves a creative challenge.

~This mixed media on index cards is shared at Artysville's Glue It Tuesday.  

Leaf Etching: Wordless Wednesday

~Cheryl Gee is on the pursuit of creativity and saw some on the front of a college science building in Dallas.