October 07, 2013

Club Creative Studio Blog

Welcome to an early version of Club Creative Studio's blog.
We share information about creativity.

An updated version of this blog is found at:

Thank you for visiting, I look forward to your
comments on our blog contributions there.

We look forward to dishing out creative ideas and projects from Club Creative Studio.
                         Veronica Campos-Hallstrom, Bead & Jewelry Artist: Cub Creative Studio

February 10, 2011

NEW POST: A Creative Exercise- Begin Here

Learn a quick method to exercise your creativity growth. This is an "exercise" but there is no "pain" associated with it.

February 08, 2011

Going to Bead...or Bust!

THIS IS A MUST SEE AND A MUST READ!http://www.clubcreativestudio.wordpress.com/

February 06, 2011

The A-B-C's of My Online Emporium

Visit this link to learn more about Club Creative Studio and the blog that shares information about CREATIVITY!


February 02, 2011

Club Creative Studio Showcase of Art- May 2011


CLUB CREATIVE STUDIO ART will be on exhibit at the following location in May 2011.  Mark your calenders to view and purchase great items with hand-made beads incorporated into fun and functional products.  You will also want to make sure to view and donate to the "BRAS For A CAUSE" which I have submitted an very unique art piece to be on display and help raise funds for cancer.

Additional information about me and this event can also be found at : http://www.ccacguild.org   I look forward to seeing you there!

January 30, 2011

Got a Minute?

Time and time again we stop to analyze where our time goes.  Do we waste it away?  Do we need more of it?  How can we get more by making changes and using it differently?  If you have a minute, or two... read on.

There are many "two-minute" tasks that we can do in a day and have the satisfaction of knowing that we were productive in a short amount of time in a day.  You may not think of two minutes as large chunks of time  to do much of anything.  But, learning to identify tasks that do not require too much effort can lead to more time management habits.

By doing small tasks in a day, you do feel productive.  You utilize your time that can easily be wasted otherwise, and the purpose is to handle short actions immediately.  Freeing time can add more time into your day to do what you love.  And I know that I need more time in my day to do what I love- create art.  I have a list of a few suggestions that can be done within a two minute time frame.  Maybe it will help you look at your day and check off simple tasks within it.

Try these time tested tasks:                                                                                         
  • Clean the kitchen sink
  • Write a few thank you notes
  • Change bed sheets
  • Make a Keurig brand beverage
  • Reply to an e-mail
  • Make a journal entry
  • Make a brief phone or text message
  • Load the dishwasher
  • Sweep the floor
  • Water the plants
  • Feed the animals
  • Balance a page in a checkbook
  • Clean out your purse or wallet
  • Make a short errand list
  • Run computer backup program
  • Check air pressure in your car tires
  • Order flowers for a friend
  • Say a prayer
  • Think of the topic of your next blog!

The whole point is to discriminate between actions that are too short to put on a list and ones that are too long to start without becoming side tracked from higher priorities.

January 29, 2011

My Daughter Made a Bad Thing Great

My high school daughter has decided very willingly to make a bad thing great.  She has suffered a knee injury in a sport.  Being very active in several competitive sports like, year-round soccer, cross-country, basketball and even football (she was the kicker this year),  you can see that it is hard to keep someone with this level of drive down.

As it turns out, surgery is needed and that is the "bad" thing.  There are aspects of good to this whole situation however.  Good... that she can be fixed.  Good... that she has a great surgeon.  Good- that she is in good spirits.  What makes this whole ordeal "great" is her attitude.  As soon as she received her brace which she will be wearing for a long while, she immediately asked if it was hers to keep.

The reason for her question was because she had to wear the same type of brace once before and it is honestly intrusive  and ugly.   She looked like a robot wearing it since it practically covered the entire length of her leg.  So, when she heard that she was going to be allowed to keep this brace, her face lit up.  Being her mom, I instantly knew why.

Daughter's artistic additions to her intrusive knee brace.  Bring On The Bling.

My daughter could not wait to get home.  What was the first thing she did?  She reached for her collection of cool stickers.  She was planning on "blinging that baby out"!  Who wouldn't want to show a little more creativity in transforming her "bad" looking brace into something with more personality?  You have certainly seen neon colored casts by now and there are also designs pre-printed on casts as well.  Recall the first thing that people do when they see their friend in an arm cast.  They ask if they can sign it.  Doesn't that make the whole ugly wrapping somehow more appealing and maybe even tolerable?  Use your creativity to make your particular situation more fun and it may just prove to adjust your attitude at the same time.