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March 2010

April 1, 2010

April 1, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

It's April. The month where its showers promise flowers in May. A month when we explore concepts of re-birth and metamorphosis, as we realize again and again, that we are always becoming. Thankfully so. Here's to April ... as we allow ourselves to get showered and perhaps drenched by the rain ... and we courageously embrace all that we have been and are becoming.

   
Michelle Wie not only golfs, she draws.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Silver Bella 2010.

  All I want for Easter is this bunny by Tim's Sally.
 
Susan Tuttle Guest Curator
In my pre-teen years things changed for me. I shed my unique, tomboyish, free-spirited creative persona and began to feel like less inside and out — not good enough, pretty enough, or smart enough ...
   

I *heart* this felted jewelry project.

 

The art of breakfast.

 

Exploring the concept of wabi sabi.

 
 

 
Shona Cole Guest Curator
October 1, 2005: For the first time in my life I am still. For a full 20 minutes. No kids, no questions, no noise except the hum of the MRI machine. Nothing to do but reflect. Reflect on how I came to be in here ...
   
I post my mixed-media idea tutorials on my blog.   Layers and texture by Audrey Hernandez.   Shelley Kommers - My favorite collage artist. Fun and thoughtful.
 


Kelly Snelling Guest Curator
Way, way back, up against the very back wall of my mind, behind the piles of laundry, kids’ snacks, unreturned library books, and marriage vows, sits the part of me from childhood that believed I am invincible ...
   

Alexandra Hedberg's curious characters, super heroes, loud color. Enough said.

 

A fabulous selection of projects to do with children of all ages.

 

If you could choose your own path, would you?

 
 

 
Colette Copeland Guest Curator
A few years ago I found myself at a crossroads faced with a major decision. My day job as a magazine journalist was eliminated in a series of sudden cuts and left me in shock and a little lost ...
   
Try to do something different every day.   Red and white.   Dreamy dreams from across the sea.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Tammy Kushnir
Finding oneself can be a lifelong and painful experience ...
  Tina Amaro
As a little girl, I always turned to art to comfort me, to keep me company ...
  Jennifer Wolsey
What does a great life look like? I've been asking myself that question ...
 

 

 
Awareness of the World is one of CRESCENDOh’s most treasured values. It is a value integral to developing respect and compassion for others. In the Know provides links to interesting articles that help us discover the world around us.


Google Searches for a Foreign Policy -
The New York Times

Apple Adds 2 Publishers to Its Store for E-Books -
The New York Times

Using Arts and Crafts to Open Minds -
JoongAng Daily

A Rare Spirit, A Rarer Eye - The New York Times
On Language With Ben Zimmer -
The New York Times

Amazon Threatens Publishers as Apple Looms - The New York Times
Old and New Media Coexisting Nicely, Thank You - The New York Times
Go Green with Children's Art Projects - Suite101.com
Can You Hear Me Now? - QuinnCreative
Google’s Computing Power Refines Translation Tool - The New York Times
New York Isn’t Silicon Valley. That’s Why They Like It. - The New York Times
Lesson Learned: Don't Make Waves - QuinnCreative
Facebook is Getting Older Without Getting Old - The New York Times
Building a Better Teacher - The New York Times
Get To The Point First - Webnet IT
A Family Label, Ungarbled - The New York Times
Talk to Me. I'll Turn Off My Phone. - The New York Times
Articles of Faith - The New York Times
A Look at the 'Skiff' E-Reader - Folio.com
'You've got to find what you love'
- Steve Jobs speech

The Protocol Society - The New York Times
Xerox's New Chief Tries to Redefine Its Culture - The New York Times

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March 31, 2010

March 31, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

Many thanks to everyone for the tremendous feedback regarding our premier issue of our Editor's Letter - our eNewsletter. We're so glad you liked it. In a few more weeks, we'll be archiving our Editor's letters on our home page. But in order to get them the day that they come out, you'll need to subscribe here.

   
A fun egg decorating tutorial by Erika Knits.
 
 

That's Totally hOT!
Happiness.

  And with the eggs I don't decorate, I think I'll mix up to make this walnut cake.
 
Susan Tuttle Guest Curator
In my pre-teen years things changed for me. I shed my unique, tomboyish, free-spirited creative persona and began to feel like less inside and out — not good enough, pretty enough, or smart enough ...
   

An artist's home on wheels.

 

Fabric-covered flower pots.

 

Exploring the concept of wabi sabi.

 
 

 
Shona Cole Guest Curator
October 1, 2005: For the first time in my life I am still. For a full 20 minutes. No kids, no questions, no noise except the hum of the MRI machine. Nothing to do but reflect. Reflect on how I came to be in here ...
   
I post about my life as a mother on my blog.   Sweet mother, crisp clear vision. Blue Bird Baby.   An artist/mama's soul.
 


Kelly Snelling Guest Curator
Way, way back, up against the very back wall of my mind, behind the piles of laundry, kids’ snacks, unreturned library books, and marriage vows, sits the part of me from childhood that believed I am invincible ...
   

Aris Moore's creatures and animals stand in or us all in cool colors and warm relationships.

 

Flickr page of Art Nahpro (aka Paul Jackson). Collage, photography, painting, video, mail art, rubber stamps. He makes it ALL look effortless and constantly takes my breath away with his work.

 

If you could choose your own path, would you?

 
 

 
Colette Copeland Guest Curator
A few years ago I found myself at a crossroads faced with a major decision. My day job as a magazine journalist was eliminated in a series of sudden cuts and left me in shock and a little lost ...
   
Try to do something different every day.   Eye candy from France.   You don't need to know French to be inspired.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Tammy Kushnir
Finding oneself can be a lifelong and painful experience ...
  Tina Amaro
As a little girl, I always turned to art to comfort me, to keep me company ...
  Jennifer Wolsey
What does a great life look like? I've been asking myself that question ...
 

 

 
Awareness of the World is one of CRESCENDOh’s most treasured values. It is a value integral to developing respect and compassion for others. In the Know provides links to interesting articles that help us discover the world around us.


Using Arts and Crafts to Open Minds -
JoongAng Daily

A Rare Spirit, A Rarer Eye - The New York Times
On Language With Ben Zimmer -
The New York Times

Amazon Threatens Publishers as Apple Looms - The New York Times
Old and New Media Coexisting Nicely, Thank You - The New York Times
Go Green with Children's Art Projects - Suite101.com
Can You Hear Me Now? - QuinnCreative
Google’s Computing Power Refines Translation Tool - The New York Times
New York Isn’t Silicon Valley. That’s Why They Like It. - The New York Times
Lesson Learned: Don't Make Waves - QuinnCreative
Facebook is Getting Older Without Getting Old - The New York Times
Building a Better Teacher - The New York Times
Get To The Point First - Webnet IT
A Family Label, Ungarbled - The New York Times
Talk to Me. I'll Turn Off My Phone. - The New York Times
Articles of Faith - The New York Times
A Look at the 'Skiff' E-Reader - Folio.com
'You've got to find what you love'
- Steve Jobs speech

The Protocol Society - The New York Times
Xerox's New Chief Tries to Redefine Its Culture - The New York Times

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March 30, 2010

March 30, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

This week, we're honored to have Susan Tuttle share not only her story and links, but also a musical performance on CRESCENDOhTV. Makes me realize that art, whether visual or performance, is made complete when it is shared. This concept about sharing one's art is also explored in Exhibition 36, a fabulous book authored by Susan, featured in today's Titles to Remember. How about you? Are you ready to share? If so, drop us a line at mailbox@crescendoh.com.

   
Oh, Miss Clara.
 

That's Totally hOT!
So fun, so clever.

  A shoe of paper by Violise Lunn that I long to wear.
 
Susan Tuttle Guest Curator
In my pre-teen years things changed for me. I shed my unique, tomboyish, free-spirited creative persona and began to feel like less inside and out — not good enough, pretty enough, or smart enough ...
   

Escape to a magical, make-believe digital world.

 

Make your own succulent terrarium.

 

Exploring the concept of wabi sabi.

 
 

 
Shona Cole Guest Curator
October 1, 2005: For the first time in my life I am still. For a full 20 minutes. No kids, no questions, no noise except the hum of the MRI machine. Nothing to do but reflect. Reflect on how I came to be in here ...
   
I post poem/photo pairings on my blog.   Visions & poetic words of home and a life well lived.   A beautiful soul, an artistic vision.
Madelyn Mulvaney of
Persisting Stars.
 


Kelly Snelling Guest Curator
Way, way back, up against the very back wall of my mind, behind the piles of laundry, kids’ snacks, unreturned library books, and marriage vows, sits the part of me from childhood that believed I am invincible ...
   

A fabulous round-up of artistic crafts to make with the kids (or just for you).

 

She makes me believe that the way I do things is exactly perfect because she follows her own drummer and is a huge success just the way she is. Perfection.

 

If you could choose your own path, would you?

 
 

 
Colette Copeland Guest Curator
A few years ago I found myself at a crossroads faced with a major decision. My day job as a magazine journalist was eliminated in a series of sudden cuts and left me in shock and a little lost ...
   
Try to do something different every day.   Photography saves ... by a single mom with finance in Afghanistan.   Art saves kids too.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Tammy Kushnir
Finding oneself can be a lifelong and painful experience ...
  Tina Amaro
As a little girl, I always turned to art to comfort me, to keep me company ...
  Jennifer Wolsey
What does a great life look like? I've been asking myself that question ...
 

 

 
Awareness of the World is one of CRESCENDOh’s most treasured values. It is a value integral to developing respect and compassion for others. In the Know provides links to interesting articles that help us discover the world around us.


Using Arts and Crafts to Open Minds -
JoongAng Daily

A Rare Spirit, A Rarer Eye - The New York Times
On Language With Ben Zimmer -
The New York Times

Amazon Threatens Publishers as Apple Looms - The New York Times
Old and New Media Coexisting Nicely, Thank You - The New York Times
Go Green with Children's Art Projects - Suite101.com
Can You Hear Me Now? - QuinnCreative
Google’s Computing Power Refines Translation Tool - The New York Times
New York Isn’t Silicon Valley. That’s Why They Like It. - The New York Times
Lesson Learned: Don't Make Waves - QuinnCreative
Facebook is Getting Older Without Getting Old - The New York Times
Building a Better Teacher - The New York Times
Get To The Point First - Webnet IT
A Family Label, Ungarbled - The New York Times
Talk to Me. I'll Turn Off My Phone. - The New York Times
Articles of Faith - The New York Times
A Look at the 'Skiff' E-Reader - Folio.com
'You've got to find what you love'
- Steve Jobs speech

The Protocol Society - The New York Times
Xerox's New Chief Tries to Redefine Its Culture - The New York Times

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March 29, 2010

March 29, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

What do George Clooney, vintage buttons, Rit dye, and senior citizens have in common? Find out by subscribing to our Editor's Letter found here - our monthly eNewsletter that will premier next week.

   
Really dig the classic techniques with a twist by Thomas Meyer.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Adhesive gets a creative makeover courtesy of Martha Stewart.

  Way-cool mini bunting tutorial by Lisa from Australia.
 
Susan Tuttle Guest Curator
In my pre-teen years things changed for me. I shed my unique, tomboyish, free-spirited creative persona and began to feel like less inside and out — not good enough, pretty enough, or smart enough ...
   

There is beauty in the end.

 

Dreamy TtV (through the
viewfinder) photographs.

 

Exploring the concept of wabi sabi.

 
 

 
Shona Cole Guest Curator
October 1, 2005: For the first time in my life I am still. For a full 20 minutes. No kids, no questions, no noise except the hum of the MRI machine. Nothing to do but reflect. Reflect on how I came to be in here ...
   
I post lots of my photos on my blog.   Life as fine art, balance, tenacity, dedication – Featured in my book: Shannon Mucha.   Seeing the beauty
in the details of life –
Meredith Winn.
 


Kelly Snelling Guest Curator
Way, way back, up against the very back wall of my mind, behind the piles of laundry, kids’ snacks, unreturned library books, and marriage vows, sits the part of me from childhood that believed I am invincible ...
   

His work completely blows me away. To me, his portraits are gorgeous, slightly antiseptic, and haunting. I can't look at them enough right now.

 

Her icon series of self portraits makes my heart race. I really dig the use of color in her skin tones. It's something I've been working with for a couple years. She inspires me.

 

If you could choose your own path, would you?

 
 

 
Colette Copeland Guest Curator
A few years ago I found myself at a crossroads faced with a major decision. My day job as a magazine journalist was eliminated in a series of sudden cuts and left me in shock and a little lost ...
   
Try to do something different every day.   Easy and beautiful paper flower tutorial.   Writing letters is an art.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Tammy Kushnir
Finding oneself can be a lifelong and painful experience ...
  Tina Amaro
As a little girl, I always turned to art to comfort me, to keep me company ...
  Jennifer Wolsey
What does a great life look like? I've been asking myself that question ...
 

 

 
Awareness of the World is one of CRESCENDOh’s most treasured values. It is a value integral to developing respect and compassion for others. In the Know provides links to interesting articles that help us discover the world around us.


Using Arts and Crafts to Open Minds -
JoongAng Daily

A Rare Spirit, A Rarer Eye - The New York Times
On Language With Ben Zimmer -
The New York Times

Amazon Threatens Publishers as Apple Looms - The New York Times
Old and New Media Coexisting Nicely, Thank You - The New York Times
Go Green with Children's Art Projects - Suite101.com
Can You Hear Me Now? - QuinnCreative
Google’s Computing Power Refines Translation Tool - The New York Times
New York Isn’t Silicon Valley. That’s Why They Like It. - The New York Times
Lesson Learned: Don't Make Waves - QuinnCreative
Facebook is Getting Older Without Getting Old - The New York Times
Building a Better Teacher - The New York Times
Get To The Point First - Webnet IT
A Family Label, Ungarbled - The New York Times
Talk to Me. I'll Turn Off My Phone. - The New York Times
Articles of Faith - The New York Times
A Look at the 'Skiff' E-Reader - Folio.com
'You've got to find what you love'
- Steve Jobs speech

The Protocol Society - The New York Times
Xerox's New Chief Tries to Redefine Its Culture - The New York Times

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March 28, 2010

March 28, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

Many thanks to Christine, Amy, Natasha, and Colette for sharing links and stories that have inspired us, taught us, inspired us, and opened our eyes to the reality of others. And many thanks to Karan, Connie and Giato for reaching out and sharing their incredible stories. Would you like to be a Guest Curator? Then email us at curators@crescendoh.com. Would you like to be part of the Readers Share department? Then email us at artsaves@crescendoh.com. Happy Sunday. :)

   
An eBook of hearts by Pia not to be missed.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Custom silhouette necklaces by Lucky Me Beads.

  Great little tutorial to add a ruffle to your tank.
 
Christine Mason Miller Guest Curator
In 2004, I was working with a major craft company as a consultant. They were looking to tap into a younger market with their craft products (paints, glazes, stamps — you name it, they had it) and I was researching the crafting movement at the time ...
   

This is one of those ideas I so wish I had thought of ...

 

Dear Amy Krouse Rosenthal,
I think you are the super coolest.

 

What matters.

 
 

 
Amy Hanna Guest Curator
I wish I had known that art was an option when I was younger — I craved to be lost in something my whole young adult life but never quite knew what that was. My search led me on a ton of adventures filled with traveling and exploring. The only thing I lacked was my own personal confidence ...
   
A beautiful memory.   I love Dilana's story. I couldn't wait to see what she would do every week on Rockstar Supernova. Art truly saved her.   We as women need to find ways to help each other overcome these horrible acts that go on.
 


Natasha Burns Guest Curator
I come from a family of dressmakers, shoemakers, quilters, musicians, knitters, fashion designers, and textile designers. How could I ever have grown up to do anything other than something art related ...
   

Easy and sweet flower frame.

 

Beautiful illustration and design work.

 

Being a better "me."

 
 

 
Colette George Guest Curator
Art has been a powerful ally, not only in my vocation but in my life — a reliable vehicle to hope, forgiveness, and community. I often begin working through a situation within my imagination ...
   
Make a spiritual gift.   Saturated colors, luscious, opulent, tattered, layered, and oh-so-lavish. Gorgeous! And they're nice people too.   There are so many magical things on this site. Besure to see violise lunn's useless beauty paper shoes. Over the top incredible.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Karan Simoni
I have always loved art and crafting ...
  Connie Ashley Akers
As I think back over my life art has saved me ...
  Gia Sprague
I, like a few other artists that I've read about ...
 

 

 
Awareness of the World is one of CRESCENDOh’s most treasured values. It is a value integral to developing respect and compassion for others. In the Know provides links to interesting articles that help us discover the world around us.


Using Arts and Crafts to Open Minds -
JoongAng Daily

A Rare Spirit, A Rarer Eye - The New York Times
On Language With Ben Zimmer -
The New York Times

Amazon Threatens Publishers as Apple Looms - The New York Times
Old and New Media Coexisting Nicely, Thank You - The New York Times
Go Green with Children's Art Projects - Suite101.com
Can You Hear Me Now? - QuinnCreative
Google’s Computing Power Refines Translation Tool - The New York Times
New York Isn’t Silicon Valley. That’s Why They Like It. - The New York Times
Lesson Learned: Don't Make Waves - QuinnCreative
Facebook is Getting Older Without Getting Old - The New York Times
Building a Better Teacher - The New York Times
Get To The Point First - Webnet IT
A Family Label, Ungarbled - The New York Times
Talk to Me. I'll Turn Off My Phone. - The New York Times
Articles of Faith - The New York Times
A Look at the 'Skiff' E-Reader - Folio.com
'You've got to find what you love'
- Steve Jobs speech

The Protocol Society - The New York Times
Xerox's New Chief Tries to Redefine Its Culture - The New York Times

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March 27, 2010

March 27, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

We are so excited that our very first Editor's Letter - CRESCENDOh's monthly eNewsletter will be sent out next week. No matter how much you visit our site, you won't receive our Editor's Letter unless you subscribe here. Hope you'll subscribe and join the fun - it'll be filled with creative tips, optimistic insights, and ideas on how to pay it forward. Quality content, elegant organization.

   
Check out this pretty paper garland. Easy peasy.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Art jewelry by Danita.

  Introducing ...
Anna Fleberg.
 
Christine Mason Miller Guest Curator
In 2004, I was working with a major craft company as a consultant. They were looking to tap into a younger market with their craft products (paints, glazes, stamps — you name it, they had it) and I was researching the crafting movement at the time ...
   

Creative entrepreneurial tools from Artizen Coaching.

 

Women from around the world sharing their stories ... and they need yours!

 

What matters.

 
 

 
Amy Hanna Guest Curator
I wish I had known that art was an option when I was younger — I craved to be lost in something my whole young adult life but never quite knew what that was. My search led me on a ton of adventures filled with traveling and exploring. The only thing I lacked was my own personal confidence ...
   
A beautiful memory.   Nice work.   I love this artist's work ... especially this deer!
 


Natasha Burns Guest Curator
I come from a family of dressmakers, shoemakers, quilters, musicians, knitters, fashion designers, and textile designers. How could I ever have grown up to do anything other than something art related ...
   

What to do with hundreds of yards of selvedge!

 

Fun way to add some "pretty"
to an outfit.

 

Being a better "me."

 
 

 
Colette George Guest Curator
Art has been a powerful ally, not only in my vocation but in my life — a reliable vehicle to hope, forgiveness, and community. I often begin working through a situation within my imagination ...
   
Make a spiritual gift.   Direct to you from Poland. Stunning still life architectural vignettes
in decor.
  Martha Beck is incredibly intelligent, down-to-earth and so unafraid to be herself, learning
as she goes.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Karan Simoni
I have always loved art and crafting ...
  Connie Ashley Akers
As I think back over my life art has saved me ...
  Gia Sprague
I, like a few other artists that I've read about ...
 

 

 
Awareness of the World is one of CRESCENDOh’s most treasured values. It is a value integral to developing respect and compassion for others. In the Know provides links to interesting articles that help us discover the world around us.


Using Arts and Crafts to Open Minds -
JoongAng Daily

A Rare Spirit, A Rarer Eye - The New York Times
On Language With Ben Zimmer -
The New York Times

Amazon Threatens Publishers as Apple Looms - The New York Times
Old and New Media Coexisting Nicely, Thank You - The New York Times
Go Green with Children's Art Projects - Suite101.com
Can You Hear Me Now? - QuinnCreative
Google’s Computing Power Refines Translation Tool - The New York Times
New York Isn’t Silicon Valley. That’s Why They Like It. - The New York Times
Lesson Learned: Don't Make Waves - QuinnCreative
Facebook is Getting Older Without Getting Old - The New York Times
Building a Better Teacher - The New York Times
Get To The Point First - Webnet IT
A Family Label, Ungarbled - The New York Times
Talk to Me. I'll Turn Off My Phone. - The New York Times
Articles of Faith - The New York Times
A Look at the 'Skiff' E-Reader - Folio.com
'You've got to find what you love'
- Steve Jobs speech

The Protocol Society - The New York Times
Xerox's New Chief Tries to Redefine Its Culture - The New York Times

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March 26, 2010

March 26, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

Today, Amy Hanna points us to Dan Phillips' tremendous efforts to bring affordable and earth-friendly homes in Texas. SO inspiring. Speaking of Amy, our Titles To Remember Book Review department highlights her book titled Rejuvenated Jewels. For a chance to win a free copy, you'll want to check out my blog to throw your hat in for a giveaway of the book, made possible through the support of Quarry Books.

   
One of my favorite compositions by Priscilla.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Masterfully mismatched.

  Hannah's experiments with garden remnants.
 
Christine Mason Miller Guest Curator
In 2004, I was working with a major craft company as a consultant. They were looking to tap into a younger market with their craft products (paints, glazes, stamps — you name it, they had it) and I was researching the crafting movement at the time ...
   

Ooh-la-la ... hunting for
supplies in Paris.

 

If I lived in Vancouver, I'd join their Letter Writing Club.
I might even be President.

 

What matters.

 
 

 
Amy Hanna Guest Curator
I wish I had known that art was an option when I was younger — I craved to be lost in something my whole young adult life but never quite knew what that was. My search led me on a ton of adventures filled with traveling and exploring. The only thing I lacked was my own personal confidence ...
   
A beautiful memory.   Dan Phillips has an amazing vision and I love what he is doing to help others.   Talk about living
an artful life.
 


Natasha Burns Guest Curator
I come from a family of dressmakers, shoemakers, quilters, musicians, knitters, fashion designers, and textile designers. How could I ever have grown up to do anything other than something art related ...
   

Exquisite detail,
amazing to look at.

 

Needle felting fun!

 

Being a better "me."

 
 

 
Colette George Guest Curator
Art has been a powerful ally, not only in my vocation but in my life — a reliable vehicle to hope, forgiveness, and community. I often begin working through a situation within my imagination ...
   
Make a spiritual gift.   Lush and loving, curl up, enjoy. In a word: breathtaking.   Rebecca Purcell's work, in many ways hits me right where I live. Edgy. Thought provoking. Challenging to some. Love her sensibility.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Karan Simoni
I have always loved art and crafting ...
  Connie Ashley Akers
As I think back over my life art has saved me ...
  Gia Sprague
I, like a few other artists that I've read about ...
 

 

 
Awareness of the World is one of CRESCENDOh’s most treasured values. It is a value integral to developing respect and compassion for others. In the Know provides links to interesting articles that help us discover the world around us.


Using Arts and Crafts to Open Minds -
JoongAng Daily

A Rare Spirit, A Rarer Eye - The New York Times
On Language With Ben Zimmer -
The New York Times

Amazon Threatens Publishers as Apple Looms - The New York Times
Old and New Media Coexisting Nicely, Thank You - The New York Times
Go Green with Children's Art Projects - Suite101.com
Can You Hear Me Now? - QuinnCreative
Google’s Computing Power Refines Translation Tool - The New York Times
New York Isn’t Silicon Valley. That’s Why They Like It. - The New York Times
Lesson Learned: Don't Make Waves - QuinnCreative
Facebook is Getting Older Without Getting Old - The New York Times
Building a Better Teacher - The New York Times
Get To The Point First - Webnet IT
A Family Label, Ungarbled - The New York Times
Talk to Me. I'll Turn Off My Phone. - The New York Times
Articles of Faith - The New York Times
A Look at the 'Skiff' E-Reader - Folio.com
'You've got to find what you love'
- Steve Jobs speech

The Protocol Society - The New York Times
Xerox's New Chief Tries to Redefine Its Culture - The New York Times

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March 25, 2010

March 25, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

I've always loved mission statements. Whether for home or for work, I think it's important to know why you're doing what you're doing. Because once that's in focus, it's easy to discern what's important and what's not. And that makes it easy to know when to say yes, and when to say no. Today, Christine Mason Miller points us to a source that helps us develop an artist's statement. Check it out. And once you develop yours, I hope you'll share with me what you come up with by sending me an email to mailbox@crescendoh.com.

   
Really clever project that upcycles catalogues.
 

That's Totally hOT!
You say Moleskin.
She says Moleskine.
I say Mole SKEE-AH-NEE.

  Cutest little ceramic bunnies by ART MIND.
 
Christine Mason Miller Guest Curator
In 2004, I was working with a major craft company as a consultant. They were looking to tap into a younger market with their craft products (paints, glazes, stamps — you name it, they had it) and I was researching the crafting movement at the time ...
   

Dispelling the Starving Artist myth.

 

Start with your statement.

 

What matters.

 
 

 
Amy Hanna Guest Curator
I wish I had known that art was an option when I was younger — I craved to be lost in something my whole young adult life but never quite knew what that was. My search led me on a ton of adventures filled with traveling and exploring. The only thing I lacked was my own personal confidence ...
   
A beautiful memory.   Super cool jewelry designer.   What an amazing couple. So much talent.
 


Natasha Burns Guest Curator
I come from a family of dressmakers, shoemakers, quilters, musicians, knitters, fashion designers, and textile designers. How could I ever have grown up to do anything other than something art related ...
   

Beautiful, fun and flitty
flirty paper flowers.

 

Vintage doll making made super easy, with amazing results.

 

Being a better "me."

 
 

 
Colette George Guest Curator
Art has been a powerful ally, not only in my vocation but in my life — a reliable vehicle to hope, forgiveness, and community. I often begin working through a situation within my imagination ...
   
Make a spiritual gift.   Fun and creative inspiration.   See yourself Sainted!
 

 


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A Rare Spirit, A Rarer Eye - The New York Times
On Language With Ben Zimmer -
The New York Times

Amazon Threatens Publishers as Apple Looms - The New York Times
Old and New Media Coexisting Nicely, Thank You - The New York Times
Go Green with Children's Art Projects - Suite101.com
Can You Hear Me Now? - QuinnCreative
Google’s Computing Power Refines Translation Tool - The New York Times
New York Isn’t Silicon Valley. That’s Why They Like It. - The New York Times
Lesson Learned: Don't Make Waves - QuinnCreative
Facebook is Getting Older Without Getting Old - The New York Times
Building a Better Teacher - The New York Times
Get To The Point First - Webnet IT
A Family Label, Ungarbled - The New York Times
Talk to Me. I'll Turn Off My Phone. - The New York Times
Articles of Faith - The New York Times
A Look at the 'Skiff' E-Reader - Folio.com
'You've got to find what you love'
- Steve Jobs speech

The Protocol Society - The New York Times
Xerox's New Chief Tries to Redefine Its Culture - The New York Times

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March 24, 2010

March 24, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

stationary vs. stationery

who vs. whom

monospacing vs. proportional spacing

Check out the quick and easy grammar and punctuation lessons on our Proof Positive Widget here. Do you have a Proof Positive lesson you'd like for us to add? Shoot us an email at mailbox@crescendoh.com.

   
Really dig these pillows that Amanda upcycled from vintage blankets.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Claudine's Studio Paints
& Mediums

  And if you're in the mood for L O N G pillow, check
this one out.
 
Christine Mason Miller Guest Curator
In 2004, I was working with a major craft company as a consultant. They were looking to tap into a younger market with their craft products (paints, glazes, stamps — you name it, they had it) and I was researching the crafting movement at the time ...
   

I'd like to live here.

 

A writing retreat from the
Comfort Queen Jennifer Louden.

 

What matters.

 
 

 
Amy Hanna Guest Curator
I wish I had known that art was an option when I was younger — I craved to be lost in something my whole young adult life but never quite knew what that was. My search led me on a ton of adventures filled with traveling and exploring. The only thing I lacked was my own personal confidence ...
   
A beautiful memory.   He is the real deal. Living a truly authentic and artistic life. I love the way he makes jewelry move.   Her artwork makes me giggle inside. Love her.
 


Natasha Burns Guest Curator
I come from a family of dressmakers, shoemakers, quilters, musicians, knitters, fashion designers, and textile designers. How could I ever have grown up to do anything other than something art related ...
   

Don't throw out those pants and boxy cardigans.

 

Whimsical sweetness galore!

 

Being a better "me."

 
 

 
Colette George Guest Curator
Art has been a powerful ally, not only in my vocation but in my life — a reliable vehicle to hope, forgiveness, and community. I often begin working through a situation within my imagination ...
   
Sea of mercy.   Wonderful French artist creating meticulous and powerful works from paper.   These books heal and teach. Period. A book for
every situation.
 

 


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Karan Simoni
I have always loved art and crafting ...
  Connie Ashley Akers
As I think back over my life art has saved me ...
  Gia Sprague
I, like a few other artists that I've read about ...
 

 

 
Awareness of the World is one of CRESCENDOh’s most treasured values. It is a value integral to developing respect and compassion for others. In the Know provides links to interesting articles that help us discover the world around us.


A Rare Spirit, A Rarer Eye - The New York Times
On Language With Ben Zimmer -
The New York Times

Amazon Threatens Publishers as Apple Looms - The New York Times
Old and New Media Coexisting Nicely, Thank You - The New York Times
Go Green with Children's Art Projects - Suite101.com
Can You Hear Me Now? - QuinnCreative
Google’s Computing Power Refines Translation Tool - The New York Times
New York Isn’t Silicon Valley. That’s Why They Like It. - The New York Times
Lesson Learned: Don't Make Waves - QuinnCreative
Facebook is Getting Older Without Getting Old - The New York Times
Building a Better Teacher - The New York Times
Get To The Point First - Webnet IT
A Family Label, Ungarbled - The New York Times
Talk to Me. I'll Turn Off My Phone. - The New York Times
Articles of Faith - The New York Times
A Look at the 'Skiff' E-Reader - Folio.com
'You've got to find what you love'
- Steve Jobs speech

The Protocol Society - The New York Times
Xerox's New Chief Tries to Redefine Its Culture - The New York Times

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March 23, 2010

March 23, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

How is it that the month of March is almost coming to a close? It's officially spring ... time to put away our sweaters ... and perhaps time to go outdoors to gather elements from nature to use in our creative projects. We'd love to hear about the inspired discoveries you are making this time of year. If you'd like your work to be featured on CRESCENDOh.com, shoot us an email with a link to your work at submissions@crescendoh.com.

   
Beautifully collected and organized.
 

That's Totally hOT!
She sings.

  Delicate stains from eucalyptus leaves.
 
Christine Mason Miller Guest Curator
In 2004, I was working with a major craft company as a consultant. They were looking to tap into a younger market with their craft products (paints, glazes, stamps — you name it, they had it) and I was researching the crafting movement at the time ...
   

A passion for beautiful snail mail.

 

Carolyn is inspiration embodied.

 

What matters.

 
 

 
Amy Hanna Guest Curator
I wish I had known that art was an option when I was younger — I craved to be lost in something my whole young adult life but never quite knew what that was. My search led me on a ton of adventures filled with traveling and exploring. The only thing I lacked was my own personal confidence ...
   
A beautiful memory.   This gal's artwork is smoking cool to me. Love her soulfulness so
deep rich.
  Love this site full of inspiration.
 


Natasha Burns Guest Curator
I come from a family of dressmakers, shoemakers, quilters, musicians, knitters, fashion designers, and textile designers. How could I ever have grown up to do anything other than something art related ...
   

Amazing what you can do with vintage sewing pattern paper.

 

Meaningful and real relationships over the Internet and through blogging.

 

Being a better "me."

 
 

 
Colette George Guest Curator
Art has been a powerful ally, not only in my vocation but in my life — a reliable vehicle to hope, forgiveness, and community. I often begin working through a situation within my imagination ...
   
Make a spiritual gift.   These chocolates are more than a sweetness to the tongue, they are a pleasure for the soul.   Spare and intentional.
It resonates.
 

 


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Karan Simoni
I have always loved art and crafting ...
  Connie Ashley Akers
As I think back over my life art has saved me ...
  Gia Sprague
I, like a few other artists that I've read about ...
 

 

 
Awareness of the World is one of CRESCENDOh’s most treasured values. It is a value integral to developing respect and compassion for others. In the Know provides links to interesting articles that help us discover the world around us.


Amazon Threatens Publishers as Apple Looms - The New York Times
Old and New Media Coexisting Nicely, Thank You - The New York Times
Go Green with Children's Art Projects - Suite101.com
Can You Hear Me Now? - QuinnCreative
Google’s Computing Power Refines Translation Tool - The New York Times
New York Isn’t Silicon Valley. That’s Why They Like It. - The New York Times
Lesson Learned: Don't Make Waves - QuinnCreative
Facebook is Getting Older Without Getting Old - The New York Times
Building a Better Teacher - The New York Times
Get To The Point First - Webnet IT
A Family Label, Ungarbled - The New York Times
Talk to Me. I'll Turn Off My Phone. - The New York Times
Articles of Faith - The New York Times
A Look at the 'Skiff' E-Reader - Folio.com
'You've got to find what you love'
- Steve Jobs speech

The Protocol Society - The New York Times
Xerox's New Chief Tries to Redefine Its Culture - The New York Times

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