Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Green & Turquoise: December Rainbow Escape

My index card art for
Daisy Yellow's
December Rainbow Escape.


{Color Combination}
Green and turquoise
 
{Technique}
Pattern
Cut paper collage
 
My rainbow!
 
~Cheryl Gee is a school librarian and mixed media artist who created an index card rainbow.  Happy New Year!


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Yellow & Green: December Rainbow Escape

My index card art for
 
{Color combination}
yellow & green
 
{Technique}
mind map/collaboration turned it into a cartoon!
 
My rainbow so far.
 
~Cheryl Gee consulted her amazing, creative son for some word inspiration for a yellow and green mind map and got some Greenzilla inspiration instead. 
 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Orange & Yellow: December Rainbow Escape

My index card art for
 
{Color combination}
Orange and yellow
 
{Technique}
Found poetry
Old school cut paper collage
 

 I'm creating a rainbow!
 
~Cheryl Gee wishes you a Merry Christmas and hopes that you check out this article about how to write a found poem.  

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Scarlet & Orange: December Rainbow Escape


My index card art
"Scarlet & Orange"
art challenge
December Rainbow Escape.
 
{Color combination}
scarlet and orange:  a warm, happy combination
 
Materials used:
orange and red decorative paper from my vast collection of pretty paper,
an index card painted all over in white, orange and red with acrylic paints,
lettering and doodling with an ultra fine permanent marker.
 
{Technique}
quote
~or rather my impromptu version of the quote~
 
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever."
 
 
I'm building a rainbow with index card art.
 
~Cheryl Gee is contemplating the choice of her word for 2014.  Her word for 2013 was 'enjoy'.  She would enjoy knowing which word you will choice to guide through your thoughts, actions and creations in the new year. 
 

Heart of Texas: Wordless Wednesday

 
 
~Cheryl Gee shared this creativity at the last Glue It Tuesday at Artsyville.  Thank you Aimee!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Magenta & Scarlet: December Rainbow Escape

My Index Card Art
 
{Color Combination}
Magenta & Scarlet
 
{Technique}
List
 
I love a good art challenge and here's one for December:
 
pick a color combination and a technique as you work your way around a rainbow color wheel.
 
Above is my first: magenta and scarlet with a list.
 
The inspiration for this list has been on my bulletin board lately
 
and it came from
 
 
Manifest Your Dreams
 
Thoughts have a profound way of allowing you to see opportunities and take action. 
Positivity and creativity enable us to actualize what we desire.
 
Here's your invitation to imagine something you want.  Something just for you. 
 
1.  Visualize what you want
Imagine your want in great detail.  See it and feel it.
 
2.  Positive mindset
Thinking positively creates positive outcomes. 
 
3.  Practice patience
Manifesting takes time.  Keep visualizing.  Giving up is not an option.
 
4.  Slow down and breathe
Creative imagining happens when you are feeling centered, calm and peaceful. 
 
 
~Cheryl Gee invites you to manifest your dreams and to join in an art challenge of your choice this month.  Action steps!


Monday, December 9, 2013

Kid Leaf Art: Wordless Wednesday

 
~Cheryl Gee is a school  librarian and mixed media artist on the pursuit of creativity. She found this delightfully elfin art displayed in her school.   This "leaf art" was designed by an eight year old artist who painted over some fallen leaves with acrylic paints in warm and cool colors,  printed them on paper, and finished by outlining the leaves and adding leaf veins with oil pastels. Gorgeous and unique!
 
~You are invited to post your Wordless Wednesday creations below!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Saturated Color: Daily Paper Prompts

"Saturated With Red"
My index card art
~3D Candy Cane Frame, text and snowflakes via Picmonkey's free photo editing~
 
Saturated color: 
drenched, immersed, soaked, and liquefied as in
with paint.
 
I'm in a mood to search for colors and shapes, so
paper is my choice of saturation with color today.
 
My canvas is a 3"x5" index card.
 
Source of images: glossy magazines.
 Why red?  Just because. 
 
I've saturated index cards and blank books with paper color before:
 
"Blue Art Materials"

"Yellow Hibiscus"
 
 "White Piece"
 
"Collage with Pink"
 
"Black and White"
 
"Blue Mood"
 
~Cheryl Gee and the rest of North Texas are iced in just now. Thanks, Freak Arctic Blast!  Must make art and hot chocolate with extra creamy whipped cream!  Oh the possibilities!
 
"Dallas Frozen"
 photo via Mike Gee
 
Sheets of Ice Falling
Shops of Legacy
Plano, Texas