Sunday, January 30, 2011

Random Acts of Creativity

I am often asked, "where do you come up with your ideas?" I always look above. God gifted me with a creativie mind and everything that comes from it belongs to Him. One day, Maiah referred to one of my "spurts" of creativity as being "totally random." Wow! That's so true! I don't get up and decide to make anything in just happens! Like when the box in my basement "started to look like an oven to me," it just comes." But when it does, I act on it!"

These "cardboard meals" are one of my "random acts of creativity." Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Now That's Entertainment!

My 2nd through 5th grade students got a thrill making these "add a voice" studio headphones!
I came up with the idea after viewing We Are The World the 25th Anniversary Video of The Story Behind The Song. In the video, everyone wore headphones. So to create realism and get their "buy in" to learn the song - we would have headphones too! The only difference...we would make ours!
A few simple ingredients made them a cinch to make and you would have thought I purchased each child their very own "working" headphones! It was Over The Top!
I cranked up my portable Bose and we pretended to be in the studio re-creating the music video! It was a priceless experience! Look for these and other creative ideas in my book, Random Acts of Creativity coming soon! Stay tuned...

Friday, January 7, 2011

Looking for something NEW TO DO in 2011?

Have a murder mystery dinner party and invite guests over to watch Ellery Queen!

Remember it from the 70's? It was a WHODUNNIT series with Tim Hutton. I did not watch it back then...heck I was a teenager! But I love it now and Maiah does too! It was my Christmas gift to myself. I discovered it on Amazon and ordered a copy. We watched a portion of the first episode this AM and can't wait to finish it later today!

Ellery, (Tim Hutton) brings you into the action by looking directly into the camera and asking if "you" know who is the murderer before he tells you how he solved it. And what a "cutie pie" Tim Hutton is! I was sad to learn he died at the young age of 45.

If you like lighthearted "figure it out" mysteries without the sex, violence and commercials of today get this series!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Slice of Kleenex?

It took a creative person to come up with this design - a tissue box shaped like a slice of cake and pie! I could hardly resist buying ALL of them! A perfect hostess gift and ideal for someone with a cold or flu. Packaged creatively they can be given for Valentine's Day, Sweetest Day, Birthday's and other special occasions. Shown here on a plate with a fork ink pen, they make an adorable desktop accessory. Now...if I can just figure out how to make the ice cream??? :-)