Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Turkey Stuffed and Fluffed: Semi-Wordless Wednesday

When you  work at a creative place like I do
 sometimes you get a bag full of silly craft stuff like shown above 
with the instructions
 "Build a Turkey" and win a prize. 
One thing though: you can only add one item!
 
I've been creative before creative was cool, so naturally I'm all over this!
 
My 1st place turkey!
 
For my one added item I selected a discarded children's library Thanksgiving book. 
Clever, yes?
 
Here's how I fluffed a turkey from the stuff in the bag:
 
From construction paper in the bag of craft stuff
I cut out a head, feet, and wings.
 I glued the turkey head to a popsicle stick
and stuck it down into the spine of the book.
 
I folded the center pages of the book
 in a protruding manner for a turkey body,
and used the trimmed off page edges to make loopy feathers for the back.
 
I glued on tail feathers
cut from the book jacket
and added pom-poms everywhere it looked good,
and it looked good all over! 
 
Lots of pom-poms!
 
~Cheryl Gee is on the pursuit of creativity and hopes to find some on the road this Thanksgiving holiday.  Happy Thanksgiving to the nicest followers ever!
 
~p.s.  Her prize for creating a first place turkey at work from a bag of stuff?  A "leave work early coupon".  Awesome! More time for creativity!
 
~This creativity is shared at Artsyville's Glue It Tuesday. 



Sunday, November 24, 2013

Chandelier: Daily Paper Prompts

My index card art
"Chandelier Red";
a cut paper collage over acrylic paint
 
 
&
 
Also my index card art:
"Chandelier Henna"
 
It's a cut paper collage
using a magazine photograph
of a henna tattooed feminine hand
for the layers of the chandelier
with a  Zentangle for the hanger.
 
~Cheryl Gee lives in North Texas and works as a school librarian and plays as an artist, writer, photographer and blogger.
 
~This creativity was shared at Artsyville's Glue It Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Anime Artist at Work: Wordless Wednesday

 
~Cheryl Gee is on the pursuit of creativity and happened upon some in the form of this kid artist at work with her phone and sketch pad.
 
 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Dictionary Love: Daily Paper Prompts

Here's some artsy love from me
for a discarded dictionary page
with the improbably guide word Fridays
 
Above you see my "Once Upon a Midnight" mixed media collage tribute to Edgar Allan Poe.
 
Materials used:
a page from child's board book coated with gesso
Mod Podge
acrylic paints
colored tissue paper torn to shreds
dictionary page
photocopies of a Poe portrait, ravens and a memorable line from the poem "The Raven."
 
&
 
 
One of my first tries at index card art:
the definition of cute.
 
 
~Cheryl Gee has been a fan of dictionaries, Edgar Allan Poe, cupcakes and eating something cute since always.
 
~This mixed media creativity was shared at Daisy Yellow and Artysville's Glue It Tuesdays. 


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Off the Grid: Daily Paper Prompt

My index card art,
a cut paper collage for
Daisy Yellow Daily Paper Prompt 'Grid'.
 

 grid: n. a framework of crisscrossed or parallel bars
~American Heritage Dictionary
 


~Cheryl Gee shared her weekend project at Daisy Yellow and Artsyville's Glue It Tuesday.  The shapes are cut from her treasured collection of Home Companion Magagine by Mary Englebreit.  

Friday, November 8, 2013

Field Day Chalk Mural: The Moments #6

Crime Scene or Children's Chalk Mural?
 
My imperfect photo for today was taken on a rainy day
and doesn't convey the actual scenario whatsoever!
 
The front porch of our school was transformed
into a Keith Haring inspired chalk mural
of several active human forms
by children for our annual field day.
 
Field day translates into games on the lawn and getting sprayed with water hoses! 
Despite the rain the chalk mural was fantastic!
 
The moment I took this camera photo I was concentrating
on not first and foremost
making sure
 I didn't capture the student's face
because of privacy laws in schools.
 
~Cheryl Gee is hugely into field day chalk murals, not so much the games on the lawn and getting sprayed with water hoses. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

I Want Candy! Daily Paper Prompt: Round

My Index Cart Art
"Candy Roundness"
 
Round shapes were created by tracing around a plastic eraser.
I colored or patterned in the shapes with colored pencils,
cut the index card apart,
then reassembled it on black cardstock. 
 For the final touch I spread colored glitter glue over it all.
 
 
More of my round art:
 
Torn magazine paper and a round sticker of a Pennsylvania Dutch design on an index card.
 
More of my candy art:
"I Come from the Land of Candy"
My cut paper collage of a girl with a sweet face.
 
~Cheryl Gee shared this candy roundness index card art at Daisy Yellow's Daily Paper Prompts and
Glue It Tuesday at Artsyville!
 


Friday, November 1, 2013

If You Mustache: The Moments # 5

Oh how we love pumpkin season.
 You did know this gourd-ish squash has its own season, right?
Winter, Spring, Summer, Pumpkin....
We anxiously anticipate it every year.
~Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer, October 2010
If you must ask: Yes, this is my imperfect camera photo! 
Note to self: school florescent lights are tricky,
especially if you are in a hurry to take a photograph like I was here.
This is a phone camera photo of stickers on a classroom door window.

 I liked this cute pumpkin man with a mustache at my school!
 
 
~Cheryl Gee suggests you  join the fun of The Moments  by posting daily an imperfect photo with a quotation or accompanying story.