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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.





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

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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