Having a Ball- Being Creative

21 Feb

Creativity doesn’t have to cost much.  Here is a recent story on how my daughter used her creativity.  It is my “Two Cent” contribution to the new segment you can look forward to reading each Tuesday. I’ll stress low-cost creative ideas, some may be inspirational, some maybe odd, but all will be worth your time to read.  I welcome you to comment and add your “Two Cents” on the topic as well.


For Valentine’s Day, instead of candy, I gave my daughter a new sketch pad and four packages of permanent markers.  I purchased thick markers, thin markers, metallic markers and neon markers.  Who could ask for anything more?  She loved them and could not wait to delve into the experimentation of incorporating each color into her visual rainbow creations.

What would be a great project for her to dedicate her time, talent, and markers to?  Well,  there was no hesitation on her part.  For some time now, she has shared her decorated cards, book covers, mini locker posters, decorated Burger King crowns, painted umbrellas, and other creative items as gifts to her pals at school.  Always appreciated, her efforts have gained a level of respect and granted her awe status on her artful expressions.  This time, she really had a ball…

Artist: M.Hallstrom, 2011

It’s fast becoming prom season for my daughter and this year, she decided not to “wait” for an invitation for a traditional date.  Instead, she decided to take a more creative approach in obtaining her would be date.  She used her markers to transform a plain white baseball into a unique gift and used it to throw out a request.  The decorated baseball turned out to be a colorful and unique one of a kind gift with a message.:  “You are the perfect catch!” written as a compliment to her friend and adding the words: “Do you want to go to prom?”  The question came from left field.

Artist: M.Hallstrom, 2011

I had to take a photos of this gift and share it with you.  It did not cost much and it got her message across with added artistic and original flair…he loved it and he said “yes” to being a prom date.  I am sure she made a lasting impression and all because of her creative spirit.  She is having a ball being creative!  P.S. She has orders to make more for the team members.  Here is one personalized for someone else. It’s a big hit!


11 Responses to “Having a Ball- Being Creative”

  1. clubcreativestudio February 23, 2011 at 2:39 AM #

    I am sure that he will remember that invitation for a long while. Thanks for your comment, I’ll pass it along.

  2. clubcreativestudio February 23, 2011 at 2:37 AM #

    Thank you for your comment. It is easy to blog when you have inspiration right in front of you.

  3. clubcreativestudio February 23, 2011 at 2:36 AM #

    Thanks, Hajra I agree. I am also happy that she can be so expressive on paper as well as in other areas in life.

  4. clubcreativestudio February 23, 2011 at 2:34 AM #

    Melissa, I may be awesome but not too smart… I did not get away cheap. The brand of markers I bought were not inexpensive.

  5. clubcreativestudio February 23, 2011 at 2:31 AM #

    Leona- as a former art teacher, please make sure that she at least puts the date on her creations or on the back of her drawings. Some day she will love to see her progressions. Keep encouraging her creativity!

  6. KR Design February 22, 2011 at 8:27 PM #

    Wow! I love your daughter, that was very creative! I’m glad her date said yes. 🙂

  7. Leona February 22, 2011 at 6:50 PM #

    What a fantastic idea! Fun too! Sounds like your daughter is following you in your footsteps!

    My daughter loves to draw too, is in the advanced art program at school, and her dad, my parents and I are always getting her sketch pads, pencils, you name it for all holidays and birthdays. They are the best thing she could ever ask for.

  8. Jeannette Koczela February 22, 2011 at 4:25 PM #

    What a great way to be creative. I love this story! Thanks for sharing it, Veronica.

  9. Hajra February 22, 2011 at 3:36 PM #

    This is so amazing! Your daughter is very smart and creative. Very innovative!

  10. Melissa February 22, 2011 at 2:45 PM #

    WOW! That is so amazing! I tweeted about this! You are an awesome Mom to give something more meaningful than Candy!


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