Monday, June 30, 2014

Camera: Index Card Art

"I walk. I look.
I see. I stop.
I photograph."
~Leon Levinstein, 1955,
a master of classic black and white
candid American street photography
"Eye Candy Toy Camera"
{stationery and beauty product packaging assemblage;
quite a fun Friday night project}
"iPhone Case"
an index art collage

 {created from my 2013 index card art!}

~Cheryl Gee uses her iPhone camera daily.  It's awesome!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Definitions: Index Card Art

 An alphabetical array of definitions I've illustrated on index cards:
"Brocade" definition
index card art

"Cute" definition
index card art

"Paisley" definition
index card art
~Cheryl Gee recommends bookmarking  Fun Definitions  in your Daily Reads folder.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Alphabet: Index Card a Day

"H is for Helvetica."
~Cheryl Gee knows that if your Plan A doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters. Stay creative alphabetically!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Zendalas: Index Card Art

"All colors
are friends of their neighbors
and lovers of their opposites."
~Marc Chagall, French painter and stained glass artist,
on color and the color wheel
"Color Wheel Zendala" on a 3"x5" index card
for Daisy Yellow's
Index Card a Day Creative Challenge
{A Zendala is
 mandala }
"Ivy Circle Zendala"
Index Card Art
"Zoomed In Zendala"
Index Card Art
~Cheryl Gee has an unwavering curiosity for the creative. Especially fond of paper as her main art medium, she challenges herself learn to draw and Zentangle is the perfect solution.  In Zentangle anything is possible and no experience is necessary.  

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Nail Polish: Index Card & Wordless Wednesday

"The only time a woman is helpless
is when
her nail polish is drying.
Other than that, watch out!
~Someone well polished
"Polish Pattern/Pattern Polish"
index card art
for ICAD 2014.
I used my own patterned painted paper for the background and the bottles.
"Nail Polish"
index card art
I used circles and rounded square shapes
cut from magazines to
represent nail polish bottles
as seen looking down into the bottle.
One of my favorite collages!
~Cheryl Gee adores nail polish and her current favorite is Sterling Silver by Revlon.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Galaxy: Index Card Art

"Many wonderful things
have happened to me in my life,
but the two best are
my family and 3rd Rock."
~John Lithgow
who played Dick Solomon,
 High Commander and head of an
extraterrestrial expedition to Earth
to study human society on the TV show
"3rd Rock from the Sun". 
"3rd Rock from the Sun"
index card art for
Daisy Yellow's
Index Card a Day creative prompt
I made a black and white copy of the cast of the TV show from Bing.
{photo via}
then I colored the image with colored pencils.
 I added my own
painted patterned paper for the background and the planets.
 Other TV actor tributes
I created on index cards:
~Cheryl Gee has fond memories of watching TV shows.  She hopes they never go out of style.   

Monday, June 23, 2014

Puzzle: ICAD

"The art of simplicity
is a
puzzle of complexity."
~Douglas Horton
My index card art
Title: "Real Ladies Solve Every Puzzle"
{Materials used:}
*blank 3"x5" index card for the foundation of the collage
*a 3"x5" colorful rectangle cut from my art table brush "wipe out" paper
*puzzle pieces from a 24 piece puzzle
*ultra fine permanent marker and glue stick
*lady and butterfly images cut from the magazine "Dallas Modern Luxury"
~Cheryl Gee loves to solve puzzles of all types and levels of complexity. 

Circus Tent: Index Card Art Creative Challenge

"Time is a circus...
Always packing up and moving away."
~Ben Hecht
"Circus Tent"
embellished beach umbrella
paper collage on a 3"x5" index card is above
for one of my favorite summer creative challenges.
You should definitely check it out!
Here I used a scene from a Target brochure from my mail.
The scene was a beach umbrella.
 I was inspired! I love repurposing junk mail this way!
  I positioned a picture of a lady from the same brochure to appear to be strolling by the umbrella.
Next I added the sky and sand from decorative paper for the background.
Last I created a tiny cute circus tent to match the prompt "circus tent". 
Ta da!
                                                 tent flags against a stamped, starry sky
for ICAD 2013 is above.
To create the look I cut paper from my journal fodder boxes
into flag shapes.
Then I swagged the flags against a scantily painted sky
on an index card.
Lastly I stamped the stamps heavily over everything until I couldn't stamp any further.
A favorite of mine!
~Cheryl Gee pursues the creativity in repurposing junk mail.  After that she recycles it.  

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Yellow: ICAD & Happy Summer Solstice!

"How wonderful
yellow is.
It stands for the sun."
~Vincent Van Gogh
"Old Gold"
index card art
{magazine paper collage of a blue sky and
a paintbrush dripping golden yellow paint
onto an ancient structure}
Sunshine yellow,
one of my favorite colors and
the right color
to celebrate the first day of summer:
other "yellow"  
index card art, ICAD 2012
{stationery collage with definition}
title: "Yellow Hibiscus"
My first
"yellow"index card art, ICAD 2013
{magazine paper collage of summery images in yellow hues}
title: "Sunny/Better Life"
~Cheryl Gee is on the pursuit of creativity and a relaxing weekend.  She wishes you a happy, creative summer!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Hello My Name Is: ICAD 2014

I love you.
Won't you tell me your name."
"Hello My Name Is"
index card art
{Materials used:}
*Target brochure/junk mail for the lady photo
*Name tag printed on a 3"x5" index card
My collage is positioned over a set of Prismacolor colored pencils for dramatic effect!
~Cheryl Gee vows to keep an eye out for junk mail with artistic possibilities.