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June 1, 2010

June 1, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

Jared Knight shares that at one point in his life, he literally "let go" of his paintings in the canyons of Colorado to allow himself to move on, to move forward. It's easy to hang on to what we know because it feels safe. It's hard to let go because the unknown is downright scary. This parallel can be drawn to Jodi Ohl's story, where she realized that she had been holding on, when she should have been letting go. As each of us face challenges of letting go, let us remember that everything will be OK. Jodi and Jared are living proof of this truth.

   
I'm gonna make a crocheted rock baby. So cute.
 

That's Totally hOT!
European crepe paper.

  And then I'm gonna make a felted rock.

Jodi Ohl Guest Curator
July 21, 2006, was the day that my old life ended and a new one began. It was an outrageously warm summer evening, a Friday night, the kind where everyone gets off of work and kicks off their shoes ...

   

Do we really have to wait for December for this sweet project?

 

We have powers beyond our expectations.

 

Embracing the possible.

 
 

 
Deborah Boschert Guest Curator
I am lucky to have lived in lots of places. When my husband was in the Navy, we moved pretty regularly. Our county is so diverse and interesting. I'm thankful for all the people I've met and adventures I've experienced from Maine to California and lots of places in between. The actual tasks of house hunting, packing, and uprooting are challenging, but ART SAVES me every time ...
   
Landscape art.   An inspiring collaboration of art quilts.   It's summertime! Bring out the bubbles!
 


Diane Cook Guest Curator
My logo symbolizes my life's purpose. The simple act of two girls holding hands. Helping each other along the way, lovingly and genuinely. This purpose has always been buried deep inside my heart ...
   

I love this story.

 

Finding my way.

 

He believes.

 
 

 
Jared Knight Guest Curator
I was graciously asked by Jenny to tell my story about how art can save. Art is the only consistent thing that has ever been in my life. It's like I was born with a brush in my hand and I just never put it down ...
   
I paint.   A good resource for artists.   Shady. Eshghi.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Carol Parks
It started with an empty table. I had stared at that empty table ...
  Janice Bautista
Has my life been changed by the power of art for good ...
  Julie Nutting
They say there are moments in your life that define who you are ...
 

 

 
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.


Apple Edges Into Selling of App Ads -
The New York Times

Debunking the Myths of the Telecommute -
The New York Times

Tensions Rise for Twitter and App Developers -
The New York Times

Rethinking a Gospel of the Web -
The New York Times

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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May 31, 2010

May 31, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

What a week we have in store for you as we welcome Jodi, Deborah, Diane, Jared, Carol, Janice, and Julie. Thank you for joining us. We are so happy that you are here.

   
Staple art by Peter Root.
 

That's Totally hOT!
NEW Art Saves Rubber
by Mixed-Media All-Stars.

  Packing tape art by
Mark Khaisman.

Jodi Ohl Guest Curator
July 21, 2006, was the day that my old life ended and a new one began. It was an outrageously warm summer evening, a Friday night, the kind where everyone gets off of work and kicks off their shoes ...

   

I {heart} Alisa. Sharing her magical Butterfly Wreath.

 

Hauntingly beautiful.

 

Embracing the Possible.

 
 

 
Deborah Boschert Guest Curator
I am lucky to have lived in lots of places. When my husband was in the Navy, we moved pretty regularly. Our county is so diverse and interesting. I'm thankful for all the people I've met and adventures I've experienced from Maine to California and lots of places in between. The actual tasks of house hunting, packing, and uprooting are challenging, but ART SAVES me every time ...
   
Landscape art.   Greatest road trip ever.   Cool people with
great style.
 


Diane Cook Guest Curator
My logo symbolizes my life's purpose. The simple act of two girls holding hands. Helping each other along the way, lovingly and genuinely. This purpose has always been buried deep inside my heart ...
   

Blogging goodness.

 

I cried.

 

He believes.

 
 

 
Jared Knight Guest Curator
I was graciously asked by Jenny to tell my story about how art can save. Art is the only consistent thing that has ever been in my life. It's like I was born with a brush in my hand and I just never put it down ...
   
I paint.   Art Calendar.   Stiv Mackey's
passion for metal.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Carol Parks
It started with an empty table. I had stared at that empty table ...
  Janice Bautista
Has my life been changed by the power of art for good ...
  Julie Nutting
They say there are moments in your life that define who you are ...
 

 

 
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.


Apple Edges Into Selling of App Ads -
The New York Times

Debunking the Myths of the Telecommute -
The New York Times

Tensions Rise for Twitter and App Developers -
The New York Times

Rethinking a Gospel of the Web -
The New York Times

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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May 30, 2010

May 30, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

For most of next week, I will be in New Hampshire at the magical Squam Art Workshop for lots of fiber-related fun. If you want to find out more about this and other creative events around the glove, check out our FREE Listing of Events found here. And if you have an event you'd like for us to include in this listing, please shoot us an email at events@crescendoh.com.

   
A crocheted cozy
for your iPhone.

 

That's Totally hOT!
3-ring binders never looked
so good.

  An easy fleece cozy
for your iPad.

Laura Kaufmann Guest Curator
Art is the perfect antidote to worry. For it is when we are immersed in creating art ... whether it be writing, painting, sewing, singing, knitting, scrap-booking, gardening, photography or all the other myriad of ways to express our creativity ... it is then that we feel safest ...

   

A talented photographer sharing fabulous DIY projects.

 

Pat Castka. Old Friends.
Doll maker extraordinaire.

 

Feeling bleu.

 
 

 
Connie Hozvicka Guest Curator
I have an 8-foot painting of a Goddess that hangs on the wall at the foot of my bed. I purposely placed her there as a daily reminder of why I am here. What my life is about ...
   
Sundays are the days I disconnect and get back to what is really important.   Take a retreat into
silence at home.
  Amuse yourself with the little things.
 


Kelly Warren Guest Curator
I have been blessed with a happy spirit. Sure, everyone has her share of struggles, and I've had mine. My parents have had five marriages and divorces between the two of them, my mother attempted suicide and then a year later did take her own life, and I miscarried twins two days after losing her ...
   

Oh, to be this organized.

 

Gorgeous things to do with water-soluble wax pastels.

 

Making a dream.

 
 

 
Karen Grunberg Guest Curator
When I was little, I hung out with this group of kids who were my parents' friends' children. They were really mean to me and didn't really want me around. So, I've always had this idea that I didn't belong and people didn't like being around me ...
   
Rachel: I feel it is important to use art to not only heal and save your soul, but to help others in doing the same, which is what Kristin does with this endeavor.   Lori: I really enjoyed making these fabric banners. Donna Downey inspired me after her canvas class and I think others were inspired
by my banners.
  Lori: I'm very inspired by Julie Collings and her Artful Thursdays posts and this one in particular.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Coleen Sohn
We all have stories ... what art means to us ...
  Olive Appleby
Who Am I? I am ME. It has taken a lifetime ...
  Niki Jackson
As a child growing up in England, art always ...
 

 

 
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.


Tensions Rise for Twitter and App Developers -
The New York Times

Rethinking a Gospel of the Web -
The New York Times

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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May 29, 2010

May 29, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

Well, it's that time again. It's time to prepare and send our monthly Editor's Letter to all of our subscribers. In order to get this FREE e-newsletter with unique and innovative content, you need to subscribe by going here and entering your email in the subscription box. Our May Editor's Letter will be going out at the end of today so I hope you'll subscribe if you haven't already. Enjoy!

   
INCREDIBLE wire "drawings" by Sonny Rolle.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Decorative hardware by
Canvas Corp.

  AMAZING lamps made of wire by Tammy Smith.

Laura Kaufmann Guest Curator
Art is the perfect antidote to worry. For it is when we are immersed in creating art ... whether it be writing, painting, sewing, singing, knitting, scrap-booking, gardening, photography or all the other myriad of ways to express our creativity ... it is then that we feel safest ...

   

Meet Jade from Bavaria, whose beautiful ethereal style and photographs inspire.

 

Debi Lynn Designs ...
romance with an edge.

 

Grateful.

 
 

 
Connie Hozvicka Guest Curator
I have an 8-foot painting of a Goddess that hangs on the wall at the foot of my bed. I purposely placed her there as a daily reminder of why I am here. What my life is about ...
   
Forget the chores. Weekends are for art-making!   Take your art journal
on a date.
  Let yourself be silly.
 


Kelly Warren Guest Curator
I have been blessed with a happy spirit. Sure, everyone has her share of struggles, and I've had mine. My parents have had five marriages and divorces between the two of them, my mother attempted suicide and then a year later did take her own life, and I miscarried twins two days after losing her ...
   

Buttons! I love buttons!

 

Great use for all those tea boxes.

 

Making a dream.

 
 

 
Karen Grunberg Guest Curator
When I was little, I hung out with this group of kids who were my parents' friends' children. They were really mean to me and didn't really want me around. So, I've always had this idea that I didn't belong and people didn't like being around me ...
   
Christine: A reminder for me to trust in God.   Christine: Melissa's creations and encouraging words always bring a smile to my face and
brightens my day!
  Rachel: I am sharing this because I love how I can create specialty one-of-a-kind items for my home that also have a message or reminder in them for me to live the kind of life I
want to live.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Coleen Sohn
We all have stories ... what art means to us ...
  Olive Appleby
Who Am I? I am ME. It has taken a lifetime ...
  Niki Jackson
As a child growing up in England, art always ...
 

 

 
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.


Tensions Rise for Twitter and App Developers -
The New York Times

Rethinking a Gospel of the Web -
The New York Times

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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May 28, 2010

May 28, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

Guest Curator Kelly Warren's story reminds me that even in the face of extreme pain and challenges, it's our choice to embrace the dark or to embrace the light. It reminds me of one of my favorite films, The Iron Giant, where we learn from the wise young protagonist, Hogarth, that "You are who you choose to be."

It's so true, isn't it? We choose.

   
Teacher's apron tutorial.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Apron of My Eye.

  Henny Penny apron tutorial.

Laura Kaufmann Guest Curator
Art is the perfect antidote to worry. For it is when we are immersed in creating art ... whether it be writing, painting, sewing, singing, knitting, scrap-booking, gardening, photography or all the other myriad of ways to express our creativity ... it is then that we feel safest ...

   

An inspirational blog for beautiful living by Liv, a young
Norwegian woman.

 

Julie ... an artistic and talented photographer in Australia.

 

Soap.
It's a good thing.

 
 

 
Connie Hozvicka Guest Curator
I have an 8-foot painting of a Goddess that hangs on the wall at the foot of my bed. I purposely placed her there as a daily reminder of why I am here. What my life is about ...
   
Fireworks and art?!?!   Dedicate Fridays to self-love and creativity!   My weekend starts with a pair of these.
 


Kelly Warren Guest Curator
I have been blessed with a happy spirit. Sure, everyone has her share of struggles, and I've had mine. My parents have had five marriages and divorces between the two of them, my mother attempted suicide and then a year later did take her own life, and I miscarried twins two days after losing her ...
   

A little something from my favorite mail art creator.

 

And next to mail art, I love quotes!

 

Making a dream.

 
 

 
Karen Grunberg Guest Curator
When I was little, I hung out with this group of kids who were my parents' friends' children. They were really mean to me and didn't really want me around. So, I've always had this idea that I didn't belong and people didn't like being around me ...
   
Shelley: I love the way this photographer thinks outside the box.   Dina: One of my art journal pages using black spray paint and acrylic paint.   Dina: All of kl's vintage projects inspire me but I especially love the antique-auto shadow box.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Coleen Sohn
We all have stories ... what art means to us ...
  Olive Appleby
Who Am I? I am ME. It has taken a lifetime ...
  Niki Jackson
As a child growing up in England, art always ...
 

 

 
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.


Tensions Rise for Twitter and App Developers -
The New York Times

Rethinking a Gospel of the Web -
The New York Times

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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May 27, 2010

May 27, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

When I was little, my mom used to pack me my lunch consisting of rice, seaweed, vegetables, and pieces of fish all within a small stainless steel box that I'd take to school in Korea. We called them BENTOS. How fun it is for me to see the boxes that I grew up with, gain newfound popularity as we gain inspiration from traditional Asian lunch boxes to create more artful and nutritious meals. Because a delicious meal is consumed not just with our mouths but also with our eyes.

   
Scrap the brown bag.
Pack an artful BENTO.

 

That's Totally hOT!
Hand-dyed fabrics by Vicki Welsh.

  Watermelons: The perfect substrate for juicy sculptures.

Laura Kaufmann Guest Curator
Art is the perfect antidote to worry. For it is when we are immersed in creating art ... whether it be writing, painting, sewing, singing, knitting, scrap-booking, gardening, photography or all the other myriad of ways to express our creativity ... it is then that we feel safest ...

   

Mira loves the "shabby-vintage-Hampton-French"
country living style.

 

Ange ... a friend in France whose artistic talent and words of
wisdom will touch you.

 

Lily of the Valley in a shoe.

 
 

 
Connie Hozvicka Guest Curator
I have an 8-foot painting of a Goddess that hangs on the wall at the foot of my bed. I purposely placed her there as a daily reminder of why I am here. What my life is about ...
   
Take a workshop with me and do what you LOVE!   My friend Jessie makes art (and a living) off the things she LOVES most.   Create a career out of your creative
passion and thrive.
 


Kelly Warren Guest Curator
I have been blessed with a happy spirit. Sure, everyone has her share of struggles, and I've had mine. My parents have had five marriages and divorces between the two of them, my mother attempted suicide and then a year later did take her own life, and I miscarried twins two days after losing her ...
   

In honor of my wedding anniversary.

 

Awesome mosaics.

 

Making a dream.

 
 

 
Karen Grunberg Guest Curator
When I was little, I hung out with this group of kids who were my parents' friends' children. They were really mean to me and didn't really want me around. So, I've always had this idea that I didn't belong and people didn't like being around me ...
   
Amy: Working on this set of concentric triangles in varying sizes and in a wonderful and rich palette of colors was both symbolic and philosophic.   Amy: Tammy's mandalas are a source of constant inspiration and amazement.   Shelley: I love creating mini albums and this was my attempt to take the mini album in a different direction.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Coleen Sohn
We all have stories ... what art means to us ...
  Olive Appleby
Who Am I? I am ME. It has taken a lifetime ...
  Niki Jackson
As a child growing up in England, art always ...
 

 

 
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.


Tensions Rise for Twitter and App Developers -
The New York Times

Rethinking a Gospel of the Web -
The New York Times

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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May 26, 2010

May 26, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

Many thanks to Suzi Blu for creating the wonderful video that highlights the amazing launch party that CRESCENDOh hosted just last week. It is the video that is featured on CRESCENDOhTV right here below on our home page. Hope you'll check it out.

   
Check out this guerilla-knitted web on the
streets of NYC.

 

That's Totally hOT!
Victorian Linen Cuff Bracelet
by Deb Hodge.

  Some of the coolest examples of guerilla knitting found here.

Laura Kaufmann Guest Curator
Art is the perfect antidote to worry. For it is when we are immersed in creating art ... whether it be writing, painting, sewing, singing, knitting, scrap-booking, gardening, photography or all the other myriad of ways to express our creativity ... it is then that we feel safest ...
   

Meet Michelle ... a talented artist with a generous spirit.

 

Zita has an eye for all things vintage.

 

Vintage church hats.

 
 

 
Connie Hozvicka Guest Curator
I have an 8-foot painting of a Goddess that hangs on the wall at the foot of my bed. I purposely placed her there as a daily reminder of why I am here. What my life is about ...
   
No turning back. I'm diving head first into my dreams.   A creative woman is a selfish woman. Words to live by!   This interview inspired me to be brave and
follow my heart.
 


Kelly Warren Guest Curator
I have been blessed with a happy spirit. Sure, everyone has her share of struggles, and I've had mine. My parents have had five marriages and divorces between the two of them, my mother attempted suicide and then a year later did take her own life, and I miscarried twins two days after losing her ...
   

Create amazing photos.

 

Photoblocks by the dozen.

 

Making a dream.

 
 

 
Karen Grunberg Guest Curator
When I was little, I hung out with this group of kids who were my parents' friends' children. They were really mean to me and didn't really want me around. So, I've always had this idea that I didn't belong and people didn't like being around me ...
   
Anna: I adore every single detail of this amazing layout.   Wendela: I made a real cute iron clothes hanger.   Wendela: I love Dottie Angel's studio!
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Coleen Sohn
We all have stories ... what art means to us ...
  Olive Appleby
Who Am I? I am ME. It has taken a lifetime ...
  Niki Jackson
As a child growing up in England, art always ...
 

 

 
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.


Tensions Rise for Twitter and App Developers -
The New York Times

Rethinking a Gospel of the Web -
The New York Times

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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May 25, 2010

May 25, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

From toothpicks to colored pencils, dryer sheets to Bingo cards, there is really nothing that cannot be used to help us make our art. I hope that the links you discover on CRESCENDOh help you discover ordinary items in new ways to help you incorporate them into extraordinary creations.

   
Jennifer Maestre's incredible pencil sculptures.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Super cute cards by Bonnie Rose using these stamps.

  San Munro's toothpick art will blow you away.

Laura Kaufmann Guest Curator
Art is the perfect antidote to worry. For it is when we are immersed in creating art ... whether it be writing, painting, sewing, singing, knitting, scrap-booking, gardening, photography or all the other myriad of ways to express our creativity ... it is then that we feel safest ...

   

Mia's beautiful blog from Sweden ... light and airy and full of inspiration.

 

Vale's blog and Web shop from Lucca, Italy is filled with creative ideas and inspiration.

 

For the love of vintage lingerie.

 
 

 
Connie Hozvicka Guest Curator
I have an 8-foot painting of a Goddess that hangs on the wall at the foot of my bed. I purposely placed her there as a daily reminder of why I am here. What my life is about ...
   
Big things come in small packages.   These are the cutest postcards.   I LOVE this little collage tutorial.
 


Kelly Warren Guest Curator
I have been blessed with a happy spirit. Sure, everyone has her share of struggles, and I've had mine. My parents have had five marriages and divorces between the two of them, my mother attempted suicide and then a year later did take her own life, and I miscarried twins two days after losing her ...
   

Repurposing at its finest.

 

Five-minute watercolors. Really!

 

Making a dream.

 
 

 
Karen Grunberg Guest Curator
When I was little, I hung out with this group of kids who were my parents' friends' children. They were really mean to me and didn't really want me around. So, I've always had this idea that I didn't belong and people didn't like being around me ...
   
Larissa: A mixed-media project tutorial that inspires to create a beautiful piece to free your soul.   Larissa: Everything Tara does is stunning and she always amazes me with her sewing skills.   Anna: The night dream.
One of my recent
favorites layouts.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Coleen Sohn
We all have stories ... what art means to us ...
  Olive Appleby
Who Am I? I am ME. It has taken a lifetime ...
  Niki Jackson
As a child growing up in England, art always ...
 

 

 
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.


Tensions Rise for Twitter and App Developers -
The New York Times

Rethinking a Gospel of the Web -
The New York Times

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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May 24, 2010

May 24, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

It's Monday. That means it's time to welcome our new guest curators and Readers Share Contributors: Laura, Connie, Kelly, the Creative Therapy Team, Coleen, Olive, and Niki. Thank you for joining us. We have all worked hard to prepare a very special week for you.

   
Stenciled burlap
corkboard tutorial.

 

That's Totally hOT!
Adorable tags by
The Farm Chicks.

  Stenciled burlap chair cover tutorial.

Laura Kaufmann Guest Curator
Art is the perfect antidote to worry. For it is when we are immersed in creating art ... whether it be writing, painting, sewing, singing, knitting, scrap-booking, gardening, photography or all the other myriad of ways to express our creativity ... it is then that we feel safest ...

   

A beautiful and informative blog, always inspirational.

 

Altered art at its best.

 

Buckets full of inspiration.

 
 

 
Connie Hozvicka Guest Curator
I have an 8-foot painting of a Goddess that hangs on the wall at the foot of my bed. I purposely placed her there as a daily reminder of why I am here. What my life is about ...
   
Are you ready to fall in LOVE?.   These journals make me swoon!   I adore this snippet of art journal history.
 


Kelly Warren Guest Curator
I have been blessed with a happy spirit. Sure, everyone has her share of struggles, and I've had mine. My parents have had five marriages and divorces between the two of them, my mother attempted suicide and then a year later did take her own life, and I miscarried twins two days after losing her ...
   

Fun paper flowers.

 

Fun, simple and kid-friendly.

 

Making a dream.

 
 

 
Karen Grunberg Guest Curator
When I was little, I hung out with this group of kids who were my parents' friends' children. They were really mean to me and didn't really want me around. So, I've always had this idea that I didn't belong and people didn't like being around me ...
   
The creative therapy team shares how art has
saved them with Jenny Doh
as our guest artist.
  Karen: Tree-filled art for 5 Days. 5 Ways challenge and the beginnings of an art journal   Karen: Katie's amazing project gives me chills and reminds me, once again, that art always saves.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Coleen Sohn
We all have stories ... what art means to us ...
  Olive Appleby
Who Am I? I am ME. It has taken a lifetime ...
  Niki Jackson
As a child growing up in England, art always ...
 

 

 
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.


Tensions Rise for Twitter and App Developers -
The New York Times

Rethinking a Gospel of the Web -
The New York Times

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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May 23, 2010

May 23, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

For me, the best part of crafting is being able to create totally unique gifts while experiencing a creative release through the process. In today's Totally hOT box, we take a sneak peek at some fun creations by Jamie from A Forest Frolic ... items that can be made for lots of end-of-the-year gifts for students and teachers. So inspiring and cute.

   
Trish shows us how to make curtains out of burlap.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Adorable tags by Jamie from
A Forest Frolic using
these rubber stamps.

  Beautiful doily illustrations by Mhari McMullan.

Maya Donenfeld Guest Curator
I am an optimist by nature. It's not because I've led a privileged life, nor because it's been one free of plight. Instead, I believe that any challenges have made me appreciate the everyday joys more deeply ...

   

Elsa Mora's new
handmade doll blog.

 

Marisa's work always makes me happy.

 

Enjoy making things?
Here are some ideas.

 
 

 
Heather Kowalski Guest Curator
I clearly remember in my teen years having this feeling of searching for something - or maybe it was more that I was searching for myself ...
   
Love old letters.   Rachel is a constant inspiration.   Such a beautiful and simple wreath.
 


Ruth Rae Guest Curator
I never would have dreamed that one day I would write a book, let alone two! As a child I was forever curious and had a can-do attitude. I could often be found daydreaming under a tree or roaming in a field playing with seedpods talking to crows and weaving baskets from tall grass weeds ...
   

Carolyn has a
special way with color.

 

She has a way of seeing the art of life.

 

My studio.

 
 

 
Jeanne Szewczyk Guest Curator
Art has always been a place for me to go when I want to escape the stress and pressures of everyday life. When working on an art project, my mind makes an instant shift and all my worries slip away; Nirvana takes over and I am at peace ...
   
One of my all-time favorite projects.   This Spring Secrets round robin is amazing.   Printing on fabric has endless possibilities.
 

 


Archives


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Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Sussy Flanigan
As a young girl, I had but a simple knowledge of art ...
  Bonnie Rose Kempenich
Creativity. For me, it's always come easy ...
  Krystin Clark-Goodsell
It happened in 1996. I remember it as clear
as yesterday ...
 

 

 
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.


Tensions Rise for Twitter and App Developers -
The New York Times

Rethinking a Gospel of the Web -
The New York Times

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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