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April 2010

May 1, 2010

May 1, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

From MINIMALIST to EPIC, I'd like to thank all of our Guest Curators and Readers Share Contributors for courageously sharing their stories with us. And because we are so diverse, we will each gravitate toward different types of art. Some of us will move toward street art by the likes of Banksy, while others toward paper chandeliers or altered sneakers or crocheted clouds. But no matter our differences, I believe what Alumni Curator Suzi Blu said is true ... which is that God loves our art. No matter what.

   
Check out Tracy Porter's lovely snack tray idea.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Rachel Emilie Jackson always gets it right. Find the stamps she used right here.

 

I can't wait to see how this project by Kate turns out.

 

Michelle Ward Guest Curator
The assignment to write my own ART SAVES story stumped me. The tendency might be to go Epic, and chronicle every milestone from birth until this morning, the highs and lows, that got me to where I am as an artist ...

   

Clever envelopes!

 

Try this: paper casting.

 

A journey through grief, where I was carried on the shoulders of readers.

 
 

 
Melody Ross Guest Curator
“I am an artist,” I finally said, well into my thirties ... and it was one of the bravest sentences I would ever speak, one that took years of courage to muster up ...
   
The birth of BRAVE GIRL CAMP ... a dream come true.   I am going to make this
scarf for sure!
  I am loving this
DIY lampshade!
 


Katy Keuter Guest Curator
I think of myself as an artist in progress — by this I mean an artist that is constantly learning and experimenting. I have created with clay, stained glass, sewing, painting, collages, photography, cooking, blogging, and more ...
   

A magazine that I have received forever, now their online projects section is a go-to for me.

 

I love this sneak peek.

 

Becoming a mom.

 
 

 
Sue Bleiweiss Guest Curator
I was one of those kids who just wasn’t interested in playing with dolls. I was always more interested in doing arts and crafts and can remember sitting for hours playing with paper and glue and scraps of yarn left over from my mother’s crochet projects ...
   
A new fabric journal.   Advice for dreamers.   Just dance!
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Wendy Brightbill
I would love to share with you how painting has brought healing into ...
  Kathy Peterson
Ever since I was a small child, I always knew that crafting made me feel ...
  Nancy Lefko
As far back as I can remember, art has always been there for me ...
 

 

 
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.


Junkyard Poet of Whirligigs and Windmills -
The New York Times

Victor Pesce, Painter of Minimalist Still Lifes,
Dies at 71 - The New York Times

News Sites Rethink Anonymous Online Comments - The New York Times
On Language: Social - The New York Times
Doing the iPad Math - The New York Times
Losing It - The New York Times
The End of History (Books) -
The New York Times

Arts not limited by health, age -
ColumbusTelegram.com

A Touch for Funny Bones and Earlobes -
The New York Times

The Sandra Bullock Trade -
The New York Times

In E-Book Era, You Can’t Even Judge a Cover -
The New York Times

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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April 30, 2010

April 30, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

Melody Ross points us to a video that shows what really goes into creating the idea of beauty for big advertisers. Don't get me wrong. I love to primp just as much as the next gal. But if we only work on the outside and never the inside, the primping can become a thing we chase in vain. And it reminds me of a favorite adage: Wherever you go, there you are. No matter the makeup, no matter the shoes, no matter the outer layers, there's no escaping who we are.

   
Mark Schwartz is a master at drawing the kind of heels that I usually like to wear ...
 

That's Totally hOT!
Sterling Hammered Spoon Jewelry. Just in time for Mother's Day.

 

... but I'm starting to warm up to the idea of dreamy flats like these.

 

Michelle Ward Guest Curator
The assignment to write my own ART SAVES story stumped me. The tendency might be to go Epic, and chronicle every milestone from birth until this morning, the highs and lows, that got me to where I am as an artist ...

   

Scott Campbell exhibit
opens this week.

 

One of my faves: David Carson.

 

A journey through grief, where I was carried on the shoulders of readers.

 
 

 
Melody Ross Guest Curator
“I am an artist,” I finally said, well into my thirties ... and it was one of the bravest sentences I would ever speak, one that took years of courage to muster up ...
   
My thoughts on the power of our souls.   Oh wow. Would I love to make something like this!   Digitally creating "beauty" ... but so important to remember what is real and what is not.
 


Katy Keuter Guest Curator
I think of myself as an artist in progress — by this I mean an artist that is constantly learning and experimenting. I have created with clay, stained glass, sewing, painting, collages, photography, cooking, blogging, and more ...
   

Need a black-and-white photo fix? You will find some of the best on Ash's beautiful blog.

 

Regina's blog is bursting.

 

Becoming a mom.

 
 

 
Sue Bleiweiss Guest Curator
I was one of those kids who just wasn’t interested in playing with dolls. I was always more interested in doing arts and crafts and can remember sitting for hours playing with paper and glue and scraps of yarn left over from my mother’s crochet projects ...
   
A new fabric journal.   Signs of spring.   Cool melon slices quit.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Wendy Brightbill
I would love to share with you how painting has brought healing into ...
  Kathy Peterson
Ever since I was a small child, I always knew that crafting made me feel ...
  Nancy Lefko
As far back as I can remember, art has always been there for me ...
 

 

 
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.


Junkyard Poet of Whirligigs and Windmills -
The New York Times

Victor Pesce, Painter of Minimalist Still Lifes,
Dies at 71 - The New York Times

News Sites Rethink Anonymous Online Comments - The New York Times
On Language: Social - The New York Times
Doing the iPad Math - The New York Times
Losing It - The New York Times
The End of History (Books) -
The New York Times

Arts not limited by health, age -
ColumbusTelegram.com

A Touch for Funny Bones and Earlobes -
The New York Times

The Sandra Bullock Trade -
The New York Times

In E-Book Era, You Can’t Even Judge a Cover -
The New York Times

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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April 29, 2010

April 29, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

Michelle Ward points us to a couple of intriguing videos about Banksy. A fascinating British street artist who for years has made his mark in the dark. And the more he remains in the dark, the more we clamor to catch a glimpse of him. There is no denying that his marks make us think. Which makes me think ... it's when my marks cause another to think that I say to myself: How cool is that?

   
A great clipboard gift idea by Courtney.
 

That's Totally hOT!
When you need just a dab of paint.

 

STEP 1: Find beauty.
STEP 2: Embroider beauty.

 

Michelle Ward Guest Curator
The assignment to write my own ART SAVES story stumped me. The tendency might be to go Epic, and chronicle every milestone from birth until this morning, the highs and lows, that got me to where I am as an artist ...

   

Who is Banksy?

 

New Banksy documentary
opening this week.

 

A journey through grief, where I was carried on the shoulders of readers.

 
 

 
Melody Ross Guest Curator
“I am an artist,” I finally said, well into my thirties ... and it was one of the bravest sentences I would ever speak, one that took years of courage to muster up ...
   
How two pairs of wool socks made everything right
in my world.
  I love this mantra ... it completely resonates
with me.
  This is an awesome interview about one of my very favorite design companies ... Papaya!
 


Katy Keuter Guest Curator
I think of myself as an artist in progress — by this I mean an artist that is constantly learning and experimenting. I have created with clay, stained glass, sewing, painting, collages, photography, cooking, blogging, and more ...
   

Treat yourself by making something beautiful and healthy.

 

FREE vintage clip art!
Do I have your attention now? :)

 

Becoming a mom.

 
 

 
Sue Bleiweiss Guest Curator
I was one of those kids who just wasn’t interested in playing with dolls. I was always more interested in doing arts and crafts and can remember sitting for hours playing with paper and glue and scraps of yarn left over from my mother’s crochet projects ...
   
A new fabric journal.   Combining clay and fiber.   It's in the bag.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Wendy Brightbill
I would love to share with you how painting has brought healing into ...
  Kathy Peterson
Ever since I was a small child, I always knew that crafting made me feel ...
  Nancy Lefko
As far back as I can remember, art has always been there for me ...
 

 

 
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.


Junkyard Poet of Whirligigs and Windmills -
The New York Times

Victor Pesce, Painter of Minimalist Still Lifes,
Dies at 71 - The New York Times

News Sites Rethink Anonymous Online Comments - The New York Times
On Language: Social - The New York Times
Doing the iPad Math - The New York Times
Losing It - The New York Times
The End of History (Books) -
The New York Times

Arts not limited by health, age -
ColumbusTelegram.com

A Touch for Funny Bones and Earlobes -
The New York Times

The Sandra Bullock Trade -
The New York Times

In E-Book Era, You Can’t Even Judge a Cover -
The New York Times

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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April 28, 2010

April 28, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

In addition to all the fun we have here on our home page, we have great fun on our Facebook page. Are you on Facebook? Then come along with us! Visit our Facebook page here.

   
After I knit a little scrubbie to do the dishes ...
 

That's Totally hOT!
Sabrina Ward Harrison + Papaya! =

Heaven
  ... I think I'll crochet myself a little rain cloud.
 

Michelle Ward Guest Curator
The assignment to write my own ART SAVES story stumped me. The tendency might be to go Epic, and chronicle every milestone from birth until this morning, the highs and lows, that got me to where I am as an artist ...

   

Utterly inspiring: Jose Parla.

 

Shepard Fairey, spray master.

 

A journey through grief, where I was carried on the shoulders of readers.

 
 

 
Melody Ross Guest Curator
“I am an artist,” I finally said, well into my thirties ... and it was one of the bravest sentences I would ever speak, one that took years of courage to muster up ...
   
How I feel about incorporating trends into your artwork ... in this interview.   On learning how to fly ... this is beautiful soul-food here!   I love great photos. Here are some ideas for how to capture yours!
 


Katy Keuter Guest Curator
I think of myself as an artist in progress — by this I mean an artist that is constantly learning and experimenting. I have created with clay, stained glass, sewing, painting, collages, photography, cooking, blogging, and more ...
   

A teacher posing a
worthy question.

 

A site bursting with projects to do.

 

Becoming a mom.

 
 

 
Sue Bleiweiss Guest Curator
I was one of those kids who just wasn’t interested in playing with dolls. I was always more interested in doing arts and crafts and can remember sitting for hours playing with paper and glue and scraps of yarn left over from my mother’s crochet projects ...
   
A new fabric journal.   Create a gorgeous
table setting.
  Love these pillows.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Wendy Brightbill
I would love to share with you how painting has brought healing into ...
  Kathy Peterson
Ever since I was a small child, I always knew that crafting made me feel ...
  Nancy Lefko
As far back as I can remember, art has always been there for me ...
 

 

 
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.


Junkyard Poet of Whirligigs and Windmills -
The New York Times

Victor Pesce, Painter of Minimalist Still Lifes,
Dies at 71 - The New York Times

News Sites Rethink Anonymous Online Comments - The New York Times
On Language: Social - The New York Times
Doing the iPad Math - The New York Times
Losing It - The New York Times
The End of History (Books) -
The New York Times

Arts not limited by health, age -
ColumbusTelegram.com

A Touch for Funny Bones and Earlobes -
The New York Times

The Sandra Bullock Trade -
The New York Times

In E-Book Era, You Can’t Even Judge a Cover -
The New York Times

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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April 27, 2010

April 27, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

Katy Keuter points us to a blogger from Portugal and also a blogger from Finland. And Katy asks simply, "What language barrier?" Indeed, when it comes to the arts, it's incredible how deeply we can connect in spite of language barriers. So the next time you feel an impasse in communication with someone, stop talking and instead, offer a smile, hug, song, painting, baked pie, or knitted scarf. It may be just the thing to get everyone on the same page.

   
Eva shows us the evolution of the stitched honeycomb. AMAZING.
 

That's Totally hOT!
These inkpads are so special, you'll want to use them every day.

  Love these dots by Sarah.
 

Michelle Ward Guest Curator
The assignment to write my own ART SAVES story stumped me. The tendency might be to go Epic, and chronicle every milestone from birth until this morning, the highs and lows, that got me to where I am as an artist ...

   

Amazing tricks with paper.

 

And another.

 

A journey through grief, where I was carried on the shoulders of readers.

 
 

 
Melody Ross Guest Curator
“I am an artist,” I finally said, well into my thirties ... and it was one of the bravest sentences I would ever speak, one that took years of courage to muster up ...
   
A decision that changed everything for me ... the day I decided to finally fly
out of my cage.
  I love that she couldn't paint the faces, but she
just kept trying.
  This desk is so
artsy fabulous!
 


Katy Keuter Guest Curator
I think of myself as an artist in progress — by this I mean an artist that is constantly learning and experimenting. I have created with clay, stained glass, sewing, painting, collages, photography, cooking, blogging, and more ...
   

My blog connection
to lovely Lisboa.

 

What language barrier?

 

Becoming a mom.

 
 

 
Sue Bleiweiss Guest Curator
I was one of those kids who just wasn’t interested in playing with dolls. I was always more interested in doing arts and crafts and can remember sitting for hours playing with paper and glue and scraps of yarn left over from my mother’s crochet projects ...
   
A new fabric journal.   Talking about
creative discipline.
  Ten guides for creating.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Wendy Brightbill
I would love to share with you how painting has brought healing into ...
  Kathy Peterson
Ever since I was a small child, I always knew that crafting made me feel ...
  Nancy Lefko
As far back as I can remember, art has always been there for me ...
 

 

 
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.


Junkyard Poet of Whirligigs and Windmills -
The New York Times

Victor Pesce, Painter of Minimalist Still Lifes,
Dies at 71 - The New York Times

News Sites Rethink Anonymous Online Comments - The New York Times
On Language: Social - The New York Times
Doing the iPad Math - The New York Times
Losing It - The New York Times
The End of History (Books) -
The New York Times

Arts not limited by health, age -
ColumbusTelegram.com

A Touch for Funny Bones and Earlobes -
The New York Times

The Sandra Bullock Trade -
The New York Times

In E-Book Era, You Can’t Even Judge a Cover -
The New York Times

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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April 26, 2010

April 26, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

Today, Guest Curator Melody Ross points us to a terrific link by Gretchen Rubin, who talks about how contrary to what many "intellectually cool people" think, it takes true courage and intelligence to choose optimism. Be sure to check it out. And the next time a naysayer tries to attack your happiness, be sure to use your strength and fortitude to respond with a smile, offer a compliment, and stay focused on your path as you move onward and upward. :)

   
After I make these oven mits by sixandahalfstitches ...
 

That's Totally hOT!
Shiva Artist's Paintstiks and rubber stamps. So fun.

  ... I'm gonna make this recipe card holder by Anna Maria Horner.
 

Michelle Ward Guest Curator
The assignment to write my own ART SAVES story stumped me. The tendency might be to go Epic, and chronicle every milestone from birth until this morning, the highs and lows, that got me to where I am as an artist ...

   

Learn to needle felt in 4 minutes.

 

Supplies in hand, had to try it.

 

A journey through grief, where I was carried on the shoulders of readers.

 
 

 
Melody Ross Guest Curator
“I am an artist,” I finally said, well into my thirties ... and it was one of the bravest sentences I would ever speak, one that took years of courage to muster up ...
   
Four words with
powerful impact:
YOU WILL FLY AGAIN.
 

I can't get over the funky beauty of this paper chandelier.

  A great video and a great point: stop hating
happy people.
 


Katy Keuter Guest Curator
I think of myself as an artist in progress — by this I mean an artist that is constantly learning and experimenting. I have created with clay, stained glass, sewing, painting, collages, photography, cooking, blogging, and more ...
   

Picture seeing the next three words written in a circle:
mother, artist, teacher.

 

She gives a new meaning to books opening up your imagination.

 

Becoming a mom.

 
 

 
Sue Bleiweiss Guest Curator
I was one of those kids who just wasn’t interested in playing with dolls. I was always more interested in doing arts and crafts and can remember sitting for hours playing with paper and glue and scraps of yarn left over from my mother’s crochet projects ...
   
A new fabric journal.   I'd walk anywhere
in these sneakers.
  Each journey starts.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Wendy Brightbill
I would love to share with you how painting has brought healing into ...
  Kathy Peterson
Ever since I was a small child, I always knew that crafting made me feel ...
  Nancy Lefko
As far back as I can remember, art has always been there for me ...
 

 

 
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.


Junkyard Poet of Whirligigs and Windmills -
The New York Times

Victor Pesce, Painter of Minimalist Still Lifes,
Dies at 71 - The New York Times

News Sites Rethink Anonymous Online Comments - The New York Times
On Language: Social - The New York Times
Doing the iPad Math - The New York Times
Losing It - The New York Times
The End of History (Books) -
The New York Times

Arts not limited by health, age -
ColumbusTelegram.com

A Touch for Funny Bones and Earlobes -
The New York Times

The Sandra Bullock Trade -
The New York Times

In E-Book Era, You Can’t Even Judge a Cover -
The New York Times

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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April 25, 2010

April 25, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

Q: What's the difference between essential clauses and nonessential clauses?

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What a great project to do with the littlest princesses
in your life.

 

That's Totally hOT!
Alter your artwear with Jacquard's Tee Juice.

  Really cute way to transform these clips into something special.
 

Jen Osborn Guest Curator
As much as I love writing about my adventures in art, I have a difficult time writing about my personal life. I have a tendency to keep my inner self private, and safe from harm. I say this so you will understand how deeply I feel ...

   
Leontine Greenberg always makes me want to put all the sewing aside and dive into my Moleskines with a handful of pens.   Erin Orchard. An illustrator who never fails to impress me.   We're all made here.  
 

 
Laura Bray Guest Curator
Yes, motherhood is amazing. There is no job as fulfilling. There is no love greater. There is nothing that will make you more exhausted or make you crazier. As the mother of a 4-year-old little girl, I know the joys and pitfalls of motherhood ...
   
Teaching my daughter
how to sew.
  The best crafty
tutorials out there.
  Get creative in the kitchen.
 


Tonia Davenport Guest Curator
I firmly believe we are all blessed with talents for one sole purpose and that purpose is that they give us the ability to enrich the lives of others ...
   

There are many takes on the pay-it-forward concept. Why not start your own? See an example that
Jen Osborn participated in to get you started.

 

I love Sarah Hodsdon's challenge to you to pay-forward kindness.

 

Start a chain reaction and encourage others to use their talents
to share with others.

 
 

 
Dede Warren Guest Curator
I’ve always been creative, and my earliest memories of art and crafting are of salvaging scraps of fabric from my mother’s sewing projects, and using them to create my own things ...
   
With a little help from friends, I've learned to create the art I'm most comfortable with.   You don't need a lot of room to create your own art space.   Fun and easy spring projects for your
home or studio.
 

 


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is a thank-you on every ...
 

 

 
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.


News Sites Rethink Anonymous Online Comments - The New York Times
On Language: Social - The New York Times
Doing the iPad Math - The New York Times
Losing It - The New York Times
The End of History (Books) -
The New York Times

Arts not limited by health, age -
ColumbusTelegram.com

A Touch for Funny Bones and Earlobes -
The New York Times

The Sandra Bullock Trade -
The New York Times

In E-Book Era, You Can’t Even Judge a Cover -
The New York Times

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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April 24, 2010

April 24, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

Q: How can I get my book reviewed on CRESCENDOh.com?

A: Find the answer to this and may other questions here in our FAQs.

   
Such a clever project by Gillian, using sun printing to create silhouettes.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Dots on towel.

Simply beautiful.

  My pencils have asked me to build them this case.
 

Jen Osborn Guest Curator
As much as I love writing about my adventures in art, I have a difficult time writing about my personal life. I have a tendency to keep my inner self private, and safe from harm. I say this so you will understand how deeply I feel ...

   
Here's a great site with terrific sewing patterns.   Another great site with sewing patterns, like this stitched ravioli.   We're all made here.  
 

 
Laura Bray Guest Curator
Yes, motherhood is amazing. There is no job as fulfilling. There is no love greater. There is nothing that will make you more exhausted or make you crazier. As the mother of a 4-year-old little girl, I know the joys and pitfalls of motherhood ...
   
Teaching my daughter
how to sew.
  Everyday beauty.   On being a housewife.
 


Tonia Davenport Guest Curator
I firmly believe we are all blessed with talents for one sole purpose and that purpose is that they give us the ability to enrich the lives of others ...
   

One way to love yourself is to try something new.

 

Diana Trout shows how to create a heartfelt act of kindness.

 

Some days it's just nice to do something for yourself.

 
 

 
Dede Warren Guest Curator
I’ve always been creative, and my earliest memories of art and crafting are of salvaging scraps of fabric from my mother’s sewing projects, and using them to create my own things ...
   
With a little help from friends, I've learned to create the art I'm most comfortable with.   This great artist has the most magnificent imagination.   When I want to play with fabric, I always visit
this blog first.
 

 


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Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Jodi Rosen
"Would it be okay if I take some photographs during the birth?" asked ...
  Lovey
Where does my story begin of art saving my life ...
  Amy Sperry Faldet
I know as I step there
is a thank-you on every ...
 

 

 
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.


News Sites Rethink Anonymous Online Comments - The New York Times
On Language: Social - The New York Times
Doing the iPad Math - The New York Times
Losing It - The New York Times
The End of History (Books) -
The New York Times

Arts not limited by health, age -
ColumbusTelegram.com

A Touch for Funny Bones and Earlobes -
The New York Times

The Sandra Bullock Trade -
The New York Times

In E-Book Era, You Can’t Even Judge a Cover -
The New York Times

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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April 23, 2010

April 23, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

In just a few more days, our April Editor's Letter (our monthly eNewsletter) will be going out to all of our subscribers. I hope you will subscribe to it here, so you can be among the first to be inspired by our CRESCENDOhCREATES Tip, our Pay it Forward Idea, and other special messages from our creative partners. For those of you who missed our March Editor's Letter, you can find it here, in our archives. (After 3-4 weeks of its release, each Editor's Letter will become archived for future reference.)

   
Mara Skujeniece carves solid foam to create porcelain masterpieces.
Really amazing.

 

That's Totally hOT!
Mod Podge.
Tested. Trusted.

  Check out these ceramic jellyfish by coe&waito.
 

Jen Osborn Guest Curator
As much as I love writing about my adventures in art, I have a difficult time writing about my personal life. I have a tendency to keep my inner self private, and safe from harm. I say this so you will understand how deeply I feel ...

   
I've been blessed with a new friendship with Catherine Witherell. Check out her recent post about PhotoTropedelic.   Julie Haymaker Thompson is another new friend whose art always inspires.   We're all made here.  
 

 
Laura Bray Guest Curator
Yes, motherhood is amazing. There is no job as fulfilling. There is no love greater. There is nothing that will make you more exhausted or make you crazier. As the mother of a 4-year-old little girl, I know the joys and pitfalls of motherhood ...
   
Teaching my daughter
how to sew.
  These moms rock!   Domesticity as art.
 


Tonia Davenport Guest Curator
I firmly believe we are all blessed with talents for one sole purpose and that purpose is that they give us the ability to enrich the lives of others ...
   

I love how generous Lucrecer Braxton is with the sharing of her own honest thoughts on self love.

 

I consider Liz Lamoreux an authority in taking time to love yourself.

 

Loving yourself is the first step.

 
 

 
Dede Warren Guest Curator
I’ve always been creative, and my earliest memories of art and crafting are of salvaging scraps of fabric from my mother’s sewing projects, and using them to create my own things ...
   
With a little help from friends, I've learned to create the art I'm most comfortable with.   Free online classes where you can learn almost anything!   Who says you have to travel to learn great things?
 

 


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Jodi Rosen
"Would it be okay if I take some photographs during the birth?" asked ...
  Lovey
Where does my story begin of art saving my life ...
  Amy Sperry Faldet
I know as I step there
is a thank-you on every ...
 

 

 
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.


News Sites Rethink Anonymous Online Comments - The New York Times
On Language: Social - The New York Times
Doing the iPad Math - The New York Times
Losing It - The New York Times
The End of History (Books) -
The New York Times

Arts not limited by health, age -
ColumbusTelegram.com

A Touch for Funny Bones and Earlobes -
The New York Times

The Sandra Bullock Trade -
The New York Times

In E-Book Era, You Can’t Even Judge a Cover -
The New York Times

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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April 22, 2010

April 22, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

The different stages of beauty that June captures of the flower's life in the link below ... from its beginning, middle, and end, reminds me that life has a cycle. And we can choose to bemoan or celebrate each stage. We choose. It reminds me of Secret O' Life, the song by James Taylor who sings, "The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time."

   
Sandi shows us how to use white paint, lace, and a rubber stamp to transform small terra cotta pots.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Pastels with psychic abilities.

  June shows that at every stage, there is beauty found in flowers.
 

Jen Osborn Guest Curator
As much as I love writing about my adventures in art, I have a difficult time writing about my personal life. I have a tendency to keep my inner self private, and safe from harm. I say this so you will understand how deeply I feel ...

   
I have a soft spot for softies of the unique kind. And Junker Jane's softies always make me smile.   Check out these amazing hats by mischief maker, Eanie Meany.   We're all made here.  
 

 
Laura Bray Guest Curator
Yes, motherhood is amazing. There is no job as fulfilling. There is no love greater. There is nothing that will make you more exhausted or make you crazier. As the mother of a 4-year-old little girl, I know the joys and pitfalls of motherhood ...
   
Teaching my daughter
how to sew.
  Challenge yourself to get creative with your wardrobe.   Go thrifting and get creative with Dottie Angel.
 


Tonia Davenport Guest Curator
I firmly believe we are all blessed with talents for one sole purpose and that purpose is that they give us the ability to enrich the lives of others ...
   

Beautiful thoughts on creating spiritual gifts from Colette George.

 

Hand-cut message of love. (I adore the inspiration on this blog.)

 

Jewelry from the heart can
brighten someone's day.

 
 

 
Dede Warren Guest Curator
I’ve always been creative, and my earliest memories of art and crafting are of salvaging scraps of fabric from my mother’s sewing projects, and using them to create my own things ...
   
With a little help from friends, I've learned to create the art I'm most comfortable with.   One day I hope to take a class with this multi-talented artist.   Visual beauty.
 

 


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Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Jodi Rosen
"Would it be okay if I take some photographs during the birth?" asked ...
  Lovey
Where does my story begin of art saving my life ...
  Amy Sperry Faldet
I know as I step there
is a thank-you on every ...
 

 

 
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.


News Sites Rethink Anonymous Online Comments - The New York Times
On Language: Social - The New York Times
Doing the iPad Math - The New York Times
Losing It - The New York Times
The End of History (Books) -
The New York Times

Arts not limited by health, age -
ColumbusTelegram.com

A Touch for Funny Bones and Earlobes -
The New York Times

The Sandra Bullock Trade -
The New York Times

In E-Book Era, You Can’t Even Judge a Cover -
The New York Times

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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