I adore drawing, painting, coloring, and creating new things. I had to laugh while looking at my desk this morning at work: This is not all that unusual.
It’s not my “job” to decorate my office but I enjoy it- and get such satisfaction at seeing the positive responses I get from co-workers that appreciate it being a more cheerful place. We have 9 new employees, so my boss asked me to create a puzzle with their names on the pieces with the phrase “You fit right in”. Then she wanted me to incorporate something for the ice cream “social” she is throwing since we have so many newcomers combined with the fact that we have ALL been putting in an obscene amount over overtime.
I have an art supply stash at work and have been dying to use my colored paints, just watercolors mind you but I’m an art supply FREAK and was excited at the notion of pulling these babies out finally. So, I started making the puzzle, which was easy enough. Then I made a template for ice cream cones; sugar and regular.
Next, I cut out two different simple ice cream templates and colored them all different colors. On some, I drew on chocolate chips and other swirls with Sharpie Markers before painting.
Here’s the final board:
This is now in our break room. I love how it turned out. Took me two nights to finish but I think it was worth it. I am usually the one (along with my boss Debbie) to create boards in our department by theme. I’ve decided I will start to put pictures here as a way to remember all that I’ve done but also to give others an idea if you’re looking for a way to celebrate at your work. Our ice-cream social IS amazing every time. We use a sign-up sheet and everyone brings in an item for the event. Including but not limited to ice cream, various type of cones, cherries, chocolate sauce, butterscotch sauce, cool whip, spray cool whip, M&M’s, nuts, etc. I’d like to share this link from Pinterest for a wonderful idea for a “Fruit Salad – in an ice cream cone” because not everyone want’s to partake in eating unhealthy, (even every once and a while) so here is a solution for those who are lactose intolerant, or more health conscious. We will incorporate this fruit salad cone this year for the first time. This is a fun way to celebrate an accomplishment, newcomers, someone’s Birthday, rev up office morale, celebrate summer, or even just an excuse to eat copious amounts of ice cream, LOL! Have fun!