Welcome to my NEW BLOG!

Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations is now Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 18 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Charity Auction Art and more...

A group of CHA designers decided to participate in the upcoming kids charity auction at CHA in LA.  We each created a unique piece of art to contribute.  I thought I'd share my piece -

“Streetside Beauty” – A flower vendor’s stand I photographed in San Francisco with Ana Araujo was divided into three sections:  the original photo, a painting done in acrylics, and a dimensional panel created using Makin’s Clay®– The No-Bake Polymer Clay® with painted accents.  The three techniques combine to create this unique canvas highlighting this glimpse of “Streetside Beauty.” 
My Designer Showcase display is complete and packed (that is a nightmare story - have you ever spent 2 weeks creating something and then had to CUT IT UP because of shipping issues?), press kits and business cards ordered, luggage is almost packed.... in just a few days I'll be heading out to LA for CHA.   I will be working with When Creativity Knocks at the Elmer's and Craftwell booths,  and demonstrating at the Designer Craft Studio Monday at 10 AM, and hosting make and take projects at Makin's Clay throughout the show.    I am looking forward to again getting some time to spend with so many people who agree that "art is awesome!"
Theresa Cifali is guest designer on the most recent episode of When Creativity Knocks - See Theresa share with Ana Araujo how she created this beautiful beeswax shadow box (I LOVE that seaweed!) here: http://tinyurl.com/4hu7nwv
The most recent Simple Solution is a review of this year's creative holiday tablescapes at our annual school staff dinner.  http://tinyurl.com/32nwsk5

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy New Year!

WCK's newest episode!   Ana talks with Sandy Parker who created Phenominoes!  http://tinyurl.com/4fvj7b9

I'm in full swing when it comes to preparing for the upcoming CHA event in LA.  Preparing make & take projects, a Designer Showcase display, a Designer Craft Studio project, press kits, a project for the Kids in Need Auction and more.   I may need a U-Haul to get it all there at the last minute!   I will be there with the When Creativity Knocks team taping episodes & hosting events at Craftwell, Elmer's, and more.  I'll also be demonstrating at the Designer Craft Studio Monday morning at 10:00 AM, sharing my "Knot Your Ordinary Scarf" with "ScarfCharms" embellishments, and I'll be presenting make & takes at the Makin's Clay booth at various times throughout the event.  I'm looking forward to getting to see my fellow designers again and meeting lots of new creative people.

Many of the designers from the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop are working on a brand new group - Designer Craft Connection.  We will be working together to bring you even more creative inspiration.  The clickable link will be appearing here soon!