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April 4, 2010

April 4, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

"'How does one become a butterfly,' she asked pensively.
You must want to fly so much that you are
willing to give up being a caterpillar."

And so it goes in Hope for the Flowers, a book by Trina Paulus, that I was introduced to by Melody Ross and Kathy Wilkins at Brave Girl Camp. It's so true, isn't it? Sometimes, in order to become that, we gotta let go of this. That's the nature of becoming. Happy Easter.

A great project for the family by All Buttoned Up.

That's Totally hOT!
A little goes a L O N G way.

  Thanks to Tumbling Blocks, honeycomb smocking never looked so good (or achievable).
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 ...

Intriguing photographs.


A colorful, delicious, wholesome lunch.


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 do lots of giveaways
on my blog.
  ***breathe, you are home***
Wish studio.
  Repurposing daily-Disney.

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 ...

This is a great food blog out of NYC full of delicious recipes that simplify the complicated. And best of all, she uses LOTS of photos. I love visual cues as I am cooking.


A fab site for information on all things photo-related in southern California. You can get information on
workshops, new shows, and inspirational artists here.


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.   Artful letters to strangers.   Dyeing fabric the natural way is very satisfying.





Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
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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