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July 1, 2010

July 1, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

Many thanks to all the nice feedback about some of the changes we have made on our home page, including our The Place to Be department, which features inspired retreats, locales, workshops and gatherings from across the nation. Also new is the Studio CRESCENDOh department, where we bring you quality tutorials, projects, and creative ideas every single week. Please continue sending us feedback on anything that's on your mind at mailbox@crescendoh.com.

   
Learn to make
sidewalk chalk.

 

That's Totally hOT!
If you wanna dye, you gotta get Rit.

  Transform glass canisters with chalkboard paint.

Alisa Burke Guest Curator
When faced with the task of writing my art saves story, I have to be honest I was a little stumped, I wasn't really sure that art had saved me ...

   

Fabulous hand painted shoes by Lyric Kinard.

 

Colorful and creative art journals.

 

Painted parasol.

 
 

 
Karen Michel Guest Curator
Art saved me at an early age. I knew art as a vessel that allowed me to transport myself to another place, lose myself in my imagination, and return back to this world with proof of where I had been ...
   
Kiki Smith at the Brooklyn museum. Love her!   Swoon! If you have never seen her work,
take a peek here.
  I love all her birds, but these guys are extra special.
 


Christine Chitnis Guest Curator
Growing up in the beautiful state of Michigan, my childhood was spent running wild and free, skipping Petoskey stones on Torch Lake, scrambling up the slopes of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, and kayaking along the slow streams of the Grass River Nature Preserve ...
   

I love every single one of her projects, especially this flower-filled basket.

 

Even my chickens deserve a fancy, colorful home.

 

Nothing says summer like
strawberry shortcake.

 
 

 
Sarah Hodsdon Guest Curator
It seems that every project starts with a something that needs a definition of sorts. A question to be answered ... even if that question is something as simple as, "Will this glue work on metal?" ...
   
What if we stopped looking at the "cast-offs"
as landfill waste ...
  Lynne Bruning.   Lynne's videos.
 

 

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Suspended cuteness in bottles.
TUTORIALS • PROJECTS • CREATIVE IDEAS
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Siegfried
DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS
 

 
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CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
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Silver Bella
The 5th annual wondrous winter event by Teresa McFayden.
Complete events listing here.
  Yaxaira McNear-Echeverria
In the wake of night
when the world sleeps ...
  Monica Mouet
When you go to an arts high school, it's sometimes ...
 

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June 30, 2010

June 30, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

In today's Titles to Remember, we review The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp, an amazing dancer and choreographer who cautions against waiting for inspiration to hit before getting to work. For her, it's about developing discipline and habits ... like putting her dance shoes on and getting into the studio every day in order to make it happen ... even when she doesn't feel like it. And once she gets started, she inevitably starts to feel like it. So ... could it be that feelings follow behaviors?

   
Jolis Paons made this dress with phonebook pages.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Essentials paper flowers by Prima.

  Li Xiaofeng of Hong Kong creates attire with porcelain pieces.

Alisa Burke Guest Curator
When faced with the task of writing my art saves story, I have to be honest I was a little stumped, I wasn't really sure that art had saved me ...

   

Nature-inspired gift cards.

 

I love Jane LaFazio's sketchbook.

 

Save the arts please.

 
 

 
Karen Michel Guest Curator
Art saved me at an early age. I knew art as a vessel that allowed me to transport myself to another place, lose myself in my imagination, and return back to this world with proof of where I had been ...
   
I love all the wonderful creations these two sisters create from repurposed materials. Check out their photostream.   Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity. Listen and love!   Some of the work we are doing with my husband's Haiti Relief Fund.
 


Christine Chitnis Guest Curator
Growing up in the beautiful state of Michigan, my childhood was spent running wild and free, skipping Petoskey stones on Torch Lake, scrambling up the slopes of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, and kayaking along the slow streams of the Grass River Nature Preserve ...
   

I am dying to try
this baked granola.

 

They Draw and Cook: Fabulous recipes illustrated by talented artists. The perfect combo!

 

Nothing says summer like
strawberry shortcake.

 
 

 
Sarah Hodsdon Guest Curator
It seems that every project starts with a something that needs a definition of sorts. A question to be answered ... even if that question is something as simple as, "Will this glue work on metal?" ...
   
What if we stopped looking at the "cast-offs"
as landfill waste ...
  Jane Perkins. I first saw an article of her work here.   Jane Perkins ...
in her own words.
 

 

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Dress ornaments by Becky Shander.
TUTORIALS • PROJECTS • CREATIVE IDEAS
The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp (Simon & Schuster).
DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS
 

 
The Place to Be Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Silver Bella
The 5th annual wondrous winter event by Teresa McFayden.
Complete events listing here.
  Yaxaira McNear-Echeverria
In the wake of night
when the world sleeps ...
  Monica Mouet
When you go to an arts high school, it's sometimes ...
 

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June 29, 2010

June 29, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

I love playing the cello. Been playing since I was in 5th grade. I have a feeling that I'd love eating a slice of Elissa's cello cake. And the idea of sculpting a cello from discards the way Isaac of Equiweld has done completely inspires me. Whether you play, bake, sculpt, quilt, dye, paint or organize, know this: we all have something to contribute creatively. We have the power to inspire.

   
Elissa's lovely cello cake.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Yarn cutter pendant by Clover.

  A cello made of "discards" by Isaac of Equiweld.

Alisa Burke Guest Curator
When faced with the task of writing my art saves story, I have to be honest I was a little stumped, I wasn't really sure that art had saved me ...

   

Use paper scraps to
make a pillow box.

 

Shibori inspiration.

 

Redefine creativity.

 
 

 
Karen Michel Guest Curator
Art saved me at an early age. I knew art as a vessel that allowed me to transport myself to another place, lose myself in my imagination, and return back to this world with proof of where I had been ...
   
Coney Island mermaid parade. A sort of Mardi Gras in Brooklyn. Some of my photos from one of my favorite summer events.   I love all of Jude Hill's work.   Ann Wood. I could stare at her work all day. Would love to be a fly on the wall in her studio!
 


Christine Chitnis Guest Curator
Growing up in the beautiful state of Michigan, my childhood was spent running wild and free, skipping Petoskey stones on Torch Lake, scrambling up the slopes of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, and kayaking along the slow streams of the Grass River Nature Preserve ...
   

Elvie Studio: Inspiration Monday.

 

Jeanine Caron. Her gorgeous photography has me
wanting to visit Iceland.

 

I am expecting a baby boy, due November 1, so I am endlessly searching the Web for
nursery inspiration!

 
 

 
Sarah Hodsdon Guest Curator
It seems that every project starts with a something that needs a definition of sorts. A question to be answered ... even if that question is something as simple as, "Will this glue work on metal?" ...
   
What if we stopped looking at the "cast-offs"
as landfill waste ...
  The Heidelberg Project.   The video.
 

 

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CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
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Silver Bella
The 5th annual wondrous winter event by Teresa McFayden.
Complete events listing here.
  Yaxaira McNear-Echeverria
In the wake of night
when the world sleeps ...
  Monica Mouet
When you go to an arts high school, it's sometimes ...
 

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June 28, 2010

June 28, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

With the help of Alisa, Karen, Christine, and Sarah, we will be delivering to you a week that spills over with creativity. Also, we welcome Yaxaira and Monica - young ladies who have just finished 8th grade - who help us launch our first-ever Readers Share: Youth Week.

We are thrilled that you have joined us. Thank you.

   
Float an edible flower in your tea by using sugar cubes.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Learn to knit this cuff through this NEW kit + video.

  Brendan Jamison's oh-so-sweet creations.

Alisa Burke Guest Curator
When faced with the task of writing my art saves story, I have to be honest I was a little stumped, I wasn't really sure that art had saved me ...

   

The glossy project.

 

I am in love with the
quilts of Gees Bend.

 

The evolution of an idea.

 
 

 
Karen Michel Guest Curator
Art saved me at an early age. I knew art as a vessel that allowed me to transport myself to another place, lose myself in my imagination, and return back to this world with proof of where I had been ...
   
Starting things off by sharing one of my
paint recipes.
  Favianna Rodriguez. Such an inspiring woman and artist with a mission to
change the world.
  I love Keri Smith and how she inspires to
rethink our thinking.
 


Christine Chitnis Guest Curator
Growing up in the beautiful state of Michigan, my childhood was spent running wild and free, skipping Petoskey stones on Torch Lake, scrambling up the slopes of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, and kayaking along the slow streams of the Grass River Nature Preserve ...
   

Pia Jane Bijkerk. What a gorgeous window display!

 

Dominique Browning. A lifestyle philosophy I can really get behind.

 

My favorite escape:
Squam Art Workshops.

 
 

 
Sarah Hodsdon Guest Curator
It seems that every project starts with a something that needs a definition of sorts. A question to be answered ... even if that question is something as simple as, "Will this glue work on metal?" ...
   
Detroit literacy coalition.   Stand by me.   Playing for change.
 

 

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The Place to Be Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
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Silver Bella
The 5th annual wondrous winter event by Teresa McFayden.
Complete events listing here.
  Yaxaira McNear-Echeverria
In the wake of night
when the world sleeps ...
  Monica Mouet
When you go to an arts high school, it's sometimes ...
 

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June 27, 2010

June 27, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

In Readers Share, Josette Burgess shares a glimpse of a life that was riddled with darkness that descends upon lives through alcoholism. Indeed, the cards that life dealt her were rough. But she survived. And she realizes that of all the therapies out there, the process of creating has been the most effective treatment available.

So ... here's to rubber stamps, scrapbooks, collages, altered wooden spoons and cupcakes in jars ... the best and most effective ways for us to best handle the cards we're dealt.

   
The cutest wooden spoon family by Fine Little Day.
 

That's Totally hOT!
They're here!

  Cupcakes in a jar
by Cakies.

Chrysti Hydeck Guest Curator
Perhaps the most powerful, universal thing I have learned in my lifetime is this: you cannot necessarily change what it is that happens to you. Nor can you choose what disorders, diseases, or health problems plague you ...

   

Go on, finish it.

 

Goodbye drab, hello fab.
Get noticed.

 

Organize your studio.
You know you want to.

 
 

 
Michelle Shefveland Guest Curator
Art saves. Yes it does. It also celebrates. And heals. Not in ways always imagined, but in beautiful ways nonetheless ...
   
Up-cycle your old books into something amazing.   Amazing fabric/thread collages.   Whimsical
mixed-media collage.
 


Becky Shander Guest Curator
Back in high school, and from a tiny corner of my bedroom during an especially difficult time, I found a way to escape. I found art ... I found solace ...
   

Just Jingle: Meet Genevieve.

 

Absolutely everything.

 

Can little things make a difference.

 
 

 
Melissa Phillips Guest Curator
My preferred medium is paper. To me it is like candy ... and just as irresistible as fabric. I wouldn't know how to create without it, and wouldn't want to. It brings in the charm, feel, character, and even memories that I love to be associated with ...
   
Dear Diary ...   Detailed treasures
found here.
  Like a dream come true.
 

 


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Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Lorri Lennox
My life without art is
totally unimaginable ...
  Josette Burgess
I'm 63 and retired. As a child I was never encouraged ...
  Becky Garrison
I have always been
a "crafter" ...
 

 

 
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.


'Work of Art' Premier Review -
Entertainment Weekly

Why there's no art without architecture -
Jonathan Jones on Art Blog

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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June 26, 2010

June 26, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

There are so many wonderful stories that continue to get sent to us for our Readers Share department. Do you have a story that you'd like to share? You can either fill out the template here or simply send us an email with your story to artsaves@crescendoh.com.

   
Beautiful bouquet made of doorknobs.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Adorable ornaments
using these stamps.

  OMG.
Lace fencing.

Chrysti Hydeck Guest Curator
Perhaps the most powerful, universal thing I have learned in my lifetime is this: you cannot necessarily change what it is that happens to you. Nor can you choose what disorders, diseases, or health problems plague you ...

   

Wallflower no more.

 

Self-portraits just got easier.

 

My work made folks curious.
It made folks feel.

 
 

 
Michelle Shefveland Guest Curator
Art saves. Yes it does. It also celebrates. And heals. Not in ways always imagined, but in beautiful ways nonetheless ...
   
Up-cycle your old books into something amazing.   Expressive mixed-media portrait character studies.   Fairy tale, romanticized female paintings.
 


Becky Shander Guest Curator
Back in high school, and from a tiny corner of my bedroom during an especially difficult time, I found a way to escape. I found art ... I found solace ...
   

Chrissy Gardner:
Happy Mother's Day.

 

All I did was listen: From my terrain to yours, with love.

 

Bird at the beach.

 
 

 
Melissa Phillips Guest Curator
My preferred medium is paper. To me it is like candy ... and just as irresistible as fabric. I wouldn't know how to create without it, and wouldn't want to. It brings in the charm, feel, character, and even memories that I love to be associated with ...
   
Dear Diary ...   Lovely little bits and bobs.   Home baked goodness.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Lorri Lennox
My life without art is
totally unimaginable ...
  Josette Burgess
I'm 63 and retired. As a child I was never encouraged ...
  Becky Garrison
I have always been
a "crafter" ...
 

 

 
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.


'Work of Art' Premier Review -
Entertainment Weekly

Why there's no art without architecture -
Jonathan Jones on Art Blog

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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June 25, 2010

June 25, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

In today's Title to Remember, we read of a story titled Plain and Simple by Sue Bender, who discovers the value of slowing down and being part of a community. Discoveries made as she studies the intriguing lifestyle of the Amish.

Slowing down and being part of a community. Sounds good, doesn't it?

   
Mafiosagrrl teaches ow to embroider braids. Very cool.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Coloriser Heat Tool.

  Hand quilting tutorial by Zakka Art.

Chrysti Hydeck Guest Curator
Perhaps the most powerful, universal thing I have learned in my lifetime is this: you cannot necessarily change what it is that happens to you. Nor can you choose what disorders, diseases, or health problems plague you ...

   

Fashion meets creative
re-use + art.

 

Save a dumpster,
create your own canvas.

 

100+ ways to re-use your old sweaters.

 
 

 
Michelle Shefveland Guest Curator
Art saves. Yes it does. It also celebrates. And heals. Not in ways always imagined, but in beautiful ways nonetheless ...
   
Up-cycle your old books into something amazing.   Mesmerizing, abstract motion blur imagery.   A year of nature art and human nature.
 


Becky Shander Guest Curator
Back in high school, and from a tiny corner of my bedroom during an especially difficult time, I found a way to escape. I found art ... I found solace ...
   

Create ... Breathe: Party favors.

 

Turn up the sound: 1000 hugs.

 

Free bird.

 
 

 
Melissa Phillips Guest Curator
My preferred medium is paper. To me it is like candy ... and just as irresistible as fabric. I wouldn't know how to create without it, and wouldn't want to. It brings in the charm, feel, character, and even memories that I love to be associated with ...
   
Dear Diary ...   Small but oh, so mighty.   Easy, sweet gift tags.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Lorri Lennox
My life without art is
totally unimaginable ...
  Josette Burgess
I'm 63 and retired. As a child I was never encouraged ...
  Becky Garrison
I have always been
a "crafter" ...
 

 

 
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.


'Work of Art' Premier Review -
Entertainment Weekly

Why there's no art without architecture -
Jonathan Jones on Art Blog

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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June 24, 2010

June 24, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

A ruffle. A doodle. A cut. A written word. What inspires you to create? Take a cue from the sites shared by our Guest Curators and try something new today.

   
An altered tintype
by Lynn Davis.

 

That's Totally hOT!
It drills, sands, cuts, and polishes. What more could you ask for?

  Sophie Blackall makes making fun, fun.

Chrysti Hydeck Guest Curator
Perhaps the most powerful, universal thing I have learned in my lifetime is this: you cannot necessarily change what it is that happens to you. Nor can you choose what disorders, diseases, or health problems plague you ...

   

Cut it out.

 

5 (happy little) things you didn't know about Bob Ross.

 

Sometimes you just have to get down and dirty.

 
 

 
Michelle Shefveland Guest Curator
Art saves. Yes it does. It also celebrates. And heals. Not in ways always imagined, but in beautiful ways nonetheless ...
   
Up-cycle your old books into something amazing.   Fanciful doodled word art/imagery.   The ultimate in
lettering art.
 


Becky Shander Guest Curator
Back in high school, and from a tiny corner of my bedroom during an especially difficult time, I found a way to escape. I found art ... I found solace ...
   

Create ... Breathe: Happy May Day.

 

When you write, you are not alone.

 

Recycled sweaters and such.

 
 

 
Melissa Phillips Guest Curator
My preferred medium is paper. To me it is like candy ... and just as irresistible as fabric. I wouldn't know how to create without it, and wouldn't want to. It brings in the charm, feel, character, and even memories that I love to be associated with ...
   
Dear Diary ...   Ruffled adoration.   A treat for your taste buds.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Lorri Lennox
My life without art is
totally unimaginable ...
  Josette Burgess
I'm 63 and retired. As a child I was never encouraged ...
  Becky Garrison
I have always been
a "crafter" ...
 

 

In the Know

  Editor's Letter
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.


'Work of Art' Premier Review -
Entertainment Weekly

Why there's no art without architecture -
Jonathan Jones on Art Blog

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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June 23, 2010

June 23, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

Today's the third day of summer. Celebrate the change in season with a hot project, like a singed fabric flower pin, wood-burning portraiture, or faux batik background paper. Join our Guest Curators as they lead the way to these and other inspiring ideas.

   
How to singe fabric to make a pretty flower pin.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Squam in September.
The place to feed your soul.
Registration is now open.

  Rickrack Redux by Primrose Design.

Chrysti Hydeck Guest Curator
Perhaps the most powerful, universal thing I have learned in my lifetime is this: you cannot necessarily change what it is that happens to you. Nor can you choose what disorders, diseases, or health problems plague you ...

   

Because bookshelves don't need to be boring.

 

I get lost in these photo stories.

 

2 minutes 'til you have a
faux batik background.

 
 

 
Michelle Shefveland Guest Curator
Art saves. Yes it does. It also celebrates. And heals. Not in ways always imagined, but in beautiful ways nonetheless ...
   
Up-cycle your old books into something amazing.   Soulful wood-burning portraiture.   Mini album eye candy.
 


Becky Shander Guest Curator
Back in high school, and from a tiny corner of my bedroom during an especially difficult time, I found a way to escape. I found art ... I found solace ...
   

Jeanne's paper roses tutorial.

 

Ella's Edge: Your true colors
shining through.

 

Not your average cookie cutter.

 
 

 
Melissa Phillips Guest Curator
My preferred medium is paper. To me it is like candy ... and just as irresistible as fabric. I wouldn't know how to create without it, and wouldn't want to. It brings in the charm, feel, character, and even memories that I love to be associated with ...
   
Dear Diary ...   Little girls and lovely things.   Posh frippery.
 

 


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Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Lorri Lennox
My life without art is
totally unimaginable ...
  Josette Burgess
I'm 63 and retired. As a child I was never encouraged ...
  Becky Garrison
I have always been
a "crafter" ...
 

 

 
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.


'Work of Art' Premier Review -
Entertainment Weekly

Why there's no art without architecture -
Jonathan Jones on Art Blog

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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June 22, 2010

June 22, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

Guest Curator Chrysti Hydeck explains that though we cannot change the actions of others, we CAN change our we react, respond and deal with what life deals to us. In the midst of chaos, we can choose calm. In the midst of unfairness, we can elect justice. In the midst of fear, we can embrace faith. In the midst of darkness, we can illuminate our path with love. We choose.

   
Knitted crown & ring takes "make believe" to
another level.

 

That's Totally hOT!
An itty bitty iron for those
itty bitty wrinkles.

  Lovely summer flower tutorial by annekata.

Chrysti Hydeck Guest Curator
Perhaps the most powerful, universal thing I have learned in my lifetime is this: you cannot necessarily change what it is that happens to you. Nor can you choose what disorders, diseases, or health problems plague you ...

   

I want to walk right into his dreamscapes.

 

The ultimate toy camera
guide + tutorials.

 

Everyone needs a love list.

 
 

 
Michelle Shefveland Guest Curator
Art saves. Yes it does. It also celebrates. And heals. Not in ways always imagined, but in beautiful ways nonetheless ...
   
Up-cycle your old books into something amazing.   Dreamy images that make me want to have another wedding!   Heavenly photo stories with soulful journaling.
 


Becky Shander Guest Curator
Back in high school, and from a tiny corner of my bedroom during an especially difficult time, I found a way to escape. I found art ... I found solace ...
   

Elvie Studio: Inspiration Monday.

 

Red Tape: Hammered.

 

Inspired by Blue.

 
 

 
Melissa Phillips Guest Curator
My preferred medium is paper. To me it is like candy ... and just as irresistible as fabric. I wouldn't know how to create without it, and wouldn't want to. It brings in the charm, feel, character, and even memories that I love to be associated with ...
   
Dear Diary ...   The little kraft envelope all dressed up.   You pretty little thing.
 

 


Archives


Archives

 

 
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Archives
   
Lorri Lennox
My life without art is
totally unimaginable ...
  Josette Burgess
I'm 63 and retired. As a child I was never encouraged ...
  Becky Garrison
I have always been
a "crafter" ...
 

 

 
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.


'Work of Art' Premier Review -
Entertainment Weekly

Why there's no art without architecture -
Jonathan Jones on Art Blog

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

Simply enter your e-mail address below to sign up and stay up-to-date with Jenny and all facets of CRESCENDOh.

 

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