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August 1, 2010

August 1, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

It's a new month. Time to make eggs with yarn, horses with corks, mosaics with marbles, nests with wire and pearls, bracelets with etched metal ... and more. Let's get busy!

   
Great tutorial on how to make recycled yarn eggs.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Spray adhesive by Dritz.

  And here's a set made with thin colorful yarn by Amy Atlas.

Lisa Pavelka Guest Curator
I truly believe that everyone is an artist; they only need discover their canvas(es). That belief wasn't always a part of my mindset. It took nearly half a lifetime to come to that realization. Over the last two decades, I have devoted myself to ...

   

I can't stress enough how important humor is to keeping your artistic edge. This site is just plain fun and cool.

 

I find humor in art an especially great way to become motivated. Bent Objects by Terry Border is a site that is a favorite place to visit when I need a touch of lightness in my day.

 

Get your gear on.

 
 

 
Michelle Legler Guest Curator
This part of my life I keep locked away in a little box in the back of my head. I try not to visit it very often as the memories are still very painful ...
   
Let them eat cake.   Steph and I share a love for pugs and her blog
is always uplifting.
  I absolutely love this gal's sense of humor. I can always find a laugh
when I visit.
 


Sherri Haab Guest Curator
Being creative and making things is like breathing to me. It's what motivates me to jump out of bed in the morning and what keeps me up late at night. As much as I love to sleep, there are never enough hours in the day to work on projects. Art is a constant in my life ...
   

This is my favorite charity/humanitarian service to give to. The assistance is based on the core principles of personal responsibility, community support, self-reliance, and sustainability.

 

Cassy Muronaka has a keen ability to capture the humor and irony from everyday life.

 

Etching & electroforming.

 
 

 
Jan Avellana Guest Curator
What we hunger for perhaps more than anything else is to be known in our full humanness, and yet that is often just what we also fear more than anything else. It is important to tell at least from time to time the secret of who we truly and fully are ...
   
On learning to be fearless.   Luscious mixed-media works of art and jewelry, so darling and rich, you just have to see.   Inspiring interviews with 25 female creative entrepreneurs.
 

 

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Two Exquisite Cards
by Rachel Emilie Jackson.
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS • CREATIVE IDEAS
{Something NEW Every Friday}
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
(HarperCollins)
DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS
 

 
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Visual Poetry: Workshops with Susan Tuttle
Complete events listing here.
  Denise Reed Livingston
Art continues to save me. July 4th, 2010 will mark ...
  Mykle Parker
My camera keeps the men in little white coats away ...
 

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July 31, 2010

July 31, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

I love rubber stamping. And I love when I see other rubber stampers use their imaginations to take us to new levels of creativity. Like stamping with mushrooms, or stamping with string. And of course the kind of stamping that our Design Team member, Rachel Emilie Jackson shows us in Studio CRESCENDOh. This new level of creativity is what I like to call The Art of Stamping.

   
This is what I call
The Art of Stamping.

 

That's Totally hOT!
Texture Stamps by Lisa Pavelka.

  The Art of Stamping ...
continued.

Lisa Pavelka Guest Curator
I truly believe that everyone is an artist; they only need discover their canvas(es). That belief wasn't always a part of my mindset. It took nearly half a lifetime to come to that realization. Over the last two decades, I have devoted myself to ...

   

This is a terrific site full of helpful resources the I highly recommend.

 

Polymer Clay Daily features amazing work from talent the world over as well as educational event info. Check out this blast of bangles.

 

I am continually adding how-to information to my Web site including video tutorials for working with resin, foils, texture stamps, and more.

 
 

 
Michelle Legler Guest Curator
This part of my life I keep locked away in a little box in the back of my head. I try not to visit it very often as the memories are still very painful ...
   
Let them eat cake.   Because I love to decorate, I truly enjoy seeing the newest slipcover that Tamerie has created.   A mixed-media artist from Germany who I have had the great pleasure of exchanging art with.
 


Sherri Haab Guest Curator
Being creative and making things is like breathing to me. It's what motivates me to jump out of bed in the morning and what keeps me up late at night. As much as I love to sleep, there are never enough hours in the day to work on projects. Art is a constant in my life ...
   

Helle Jorgensen crochets jewelry and sculptural items inspired by everything from sea coral to vegetables. She also crochets with plastic. She is talented
with a capital T.

 

Joanne Haywood is a mixed-media jewelry designer; you could spend all day clicking links posted on her blog and links page.

 

Etching & electroforming.

 
 

 
Jan Avellana Guest Curator
What we hunger for perhaps more than anything else is to be known in our full humanness, and yet that is often just what we also fear more than anything else. It is important to tell at least from time to time the secret of who we truly and fully are ...
   
On learning to be fearless.   How to make the coolest fabric garden lantern.   Juicy posts and downloads on the art of
non-conformity.
 

 

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Two Exquisite Cards
by Rachel Emilie Jackson.
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{Something NEW Every Friday}
Socks a la Carte by Jonelle Raffino & Katherine Cade
(North Light Books)
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Visual Poetry: Workshops with Susan Tuttle
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  Denise Reed Livingston
Art continues to save me. July 4th, 2010 will mark ...
  Mykle Parker
My camera keeps the men in little white coats away ...
 

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July 30, 2010

July 30, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

If you've ever thought "Oh, I can't do that, it takes too long," consider this: time's gonna pass whether you do it or not. An hour. A day. A week. A month. A year. At the end of that time, you'll either have completed the task at hand or not. The time's gonna pass whether you do it or not. So why not just do it? Just do it.

   
Wild thing, I think I love you.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Rubber stamps used by Rachel in this week's Studio CRESCENDOh.

  I wuv you this much.

Lisa Pavelka Guest Curator
I truly believe that everyone is an artist; they only need discover their canvas(es). That belief wasn't always a part of my mindset. It took nearly half a lifetime to come to that realization. Over the last two decades, I have devoted myself to ...

   

Through her personal triumph over cancer, Diane Gregoire's Bottles of Hope program has spread world wide and touched tens of thousands of lives.

 

While there are many artists who've elevated the common crayon to a high level of artistry, few have done this better than Jeffrey Robert.

 

Get your gear on.

 
 

 
Michelle Legler Guest Curator
This part of my life I keep locked away in a little box in the back of my head. I try not to visit it very often as the memories are still very painful ...
   
Let them eat cake.   She is always on the go and she is awesome about sharing her adventures
with blogland.
  Wonderful painter and we both share a fondness for gardening and nature.
 


Sherri Haab Guest Curator
Being creative and making things is like breathing to me. It's what motivates me to jump out of bed in the morning and what keeps me up late at night. As much as I love to sleep, there are never enough hours in the day to work on projects. Art is a constant in my life ...
   

I love this cartoon, dark yet cute. Yay for Amy Winfrey! Looks like Nickeloeon picked her up. Watch her original Web series.

 

Jes Maharry Jewelry. Handmade designs combined with precious metals,
stones and fibers.

 

Etching & electroforming.

 
 

 
Jan Avellana Guest Curator
What we hunger for perhaps more than anything else is to be known in our full humanness, and yet that is often just what we also fear more than anything else. It is important to tell at least from time to time the secret of who we truly and fully are ...
   
On learning to be fearless.   A post on gratefulness by resin-jewelry-artsy-blogger, Lynn Krestel.   Jen Lemen shares her thoughts on
following your heart.
 

 

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Two Exquisite Cards
by Rachel Emilie Jackson.
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS • CREATIVE IDEAS
{Something NEW Every Friday}
101 Snappy Fashions by Cathie Filian
(Lark Books)
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Visual Poetry: Workshops with Susan Tuttle
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  Denise Reed Livingston
Art continues to save me. July 4th, 2010 will mark ...
  Mykle Parker
My camera keeps the men in little white coats away ...
 

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July 29, 2010

July 29, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

One thing can lead to another; it doesn't take any sacrifice
Oh, father and mother, and sister and brother
If it feels nice, don't think twice
Shower the people you love with love
Show them the way you feel
Things are gonna work out fine if you only will ...

— James Taylor

   
Treat bag with strips of vintage maps.
Sweet & simple.

 

That's Totally hOT!
Shimmery craft foils.

  Gift wrap ideas by Laura Howard on Bugs and Fishes.

Lisa Pavelka Guest Curator
I truly believe that everyone is an artist; they only need discover their canvas(es). That belief wasn't always a part of my mindset. It took nearly half a lifetime to come to that realization. Over the last two decades, I have devoted myself to ...

   

Jenny Barnett Rohrs' Craft Test Dummies blog is just an all-around great site for creative instruction, product reviews
and inspiration.

 

If you're looking for informative interviews that shed light on the world of professional design and crafting, you can do no better than to chek out Diva Craft Lounge
online radio program.

 

Get your gear on.

 
 

 
Michelle Legler Guest Curator
This part of my life I keep locked away in a little box in the back of my head. I try not to visit it very often as the memories are still very painful ...
   
Let them eat cake.   A gal I call friend and mentor and
eye candy maker.
  A blog from Australia. Love her encouraging words and her sharing of the beautiful place she calls home.
 


Sherri Haab Guest Curator
Being creative and making things is like breathing to me. It's what motivates me to jump out of bed in the morning and what keeps me up late at night. As much as I love to sleep, there are never enough hours in the day to work on projects. Art is a constant in my life ...
   

With so many amazing food blogs, it's hard to feature just one. This blog in particular
has great recipes.

 

Modern Relics jewelry by Alix Bluh. Jewelry with a timeworn
sentimental flair.

 

Etching & electroforming.

 
 

 
Jan Avellana Guest Curator
What we hunger for perhaps more than anything else is to be known in our full humanness, and yet that is often just what we also fear more than anything else. It is important to tell at least from time to time the secret of who we truly and fully are ...
   
On learning to be fearless.   Michelle Abeyta's cheery animal paintings and down-to-earth blog goodness.   Lose yourself as you explore the diverse works of talented mixed-media artist,
Lynne Perrella.
 

 

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Two Aprons & One Pincushion
by Becky Shander.
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS • CREATIVE IDEAS
{Something NEW Every Friday}
Karakuri by Keisuke Saka
(St. Martins Griffin)
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Visual Poetry: Workshops with Susan Tuttle
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Art continues to save me. July 4th, 2010 will mark ...
  Mykle Parker
My camera keeps the men in little white coats away ...
 

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July 28, 2010

July 28, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

Pies in jars. Hands of clay. Houses of paper. Scales of tin. Videos that dare. Just another day on CRESCENDOh. La la la.

   
Pies baked in mason jars by Megan, not Martha.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Zip zip!

  LED garden lights in in mason jars. GREAT idea.

Lisa Pavelka Guest Curator
I truly believe that everyone is an artist; they only need discover their canvas(es). That belief wasn't always a part of my mindset. It took nearly half a lifetime to come to that realization. Over the last two decades, I have devoted myself to ...

   

One of the most talented and generous "cladies" I know is Desiree McCrorey. Check out her tutorial on how to
create clay hands

 

Cool Tool's Metal Clay Academy offers numerous video tutorials that can help anyone get started in metal clay.

 

Get your gear on.

 
 

 
Michelle Legler Guest Curator
This part of my life I keep locked away in a little box in the back of my head. I try not to visit it very often as the memories are still very painful ...
   
Let them eat cake.   I love this girl! Therefore I love her blog.   I love Dori's use of color, color, color! I also love her glass-half-full attitude.
 


Sherri Haab Guest Curator
Being creative and making things is like breathing to me. It's what motivates me to jump out of bed in the morning and what keeps me up late at night. As much as I love to sleep, there are never enough hours in the day to work on projects. Art is a constant in my life ...
   

Featuring jewelry artists, challenges and book reviews.

 

Andrew Thornton's blog is for anyone who loves handmade jewelry, good food, and news from the inner circle of what's happening in the
art jewelry scene.

 

Etching & electroforming.

 
 

 
Jan Avellana Guest Curator
What we hunger for perhaps more than anything else is to be known in our full humanness, and yet that is often just what we also fear more than anything else. It is important to tell at least from time to time the secret of who we truly and fully are ...
   
On learning to be fearless.   Explorations in encaustic.   Start with "dare you" and then enjoy the
rest of these videos.
 

 

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Two Aprons & One Pincushion
by Becky Shander.
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS • CREATIVE IDEAS
{Something NEW Every Friday}
The Complete Book of Polymer Clay by Lisa Pavelka
(The Taunton Press)
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The Place to Be Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
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Visual Poetry: Workshops with Susan Tuttle
Complete events listing here.
  Denise Reed Livingston
Art continues to save me. July 4th, 2010 will mark ...
  Mykle Parker
My camera keeps the men in little white coats away ...
 

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July 27, 2010

July 27, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

It is with courage and vulnerability that Michelle Legler shares her story. It is with grit that she takes all the brokenness that life has handed to her and put them together ... to create mosaics like none other. From even the most broken and discarded, beauty persists. That's the power of art.

   
Awesome egg carton centerpieces.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Just what you need if you need to melt something crafty.

  Very cool egg carton flower light tutorial.

Lisa Pavelka Guest Curator
I truly believe that everyone is an artist; they only need discover their canvas(es). That belief wasn't always a part of my mindset. It took nearly half a lifetime to come to that realization. Over the last two decades, I have devoted myself to ...

   

What can I say?
I'm a slave to the sparkle!.

 

Even if you haven't discovered the joys of polymer clay, visit Eriko Page's Etsy site. Her work is amazing!

 

Get your gear on.

 
 

 
Michelle Legler Guest Curator
This part of my life I keep locked away in a little box in the back of my head. I try not to visit it very often as the memories are still very painful ...
   
Let them eat cake.   Robin is a beautiful soul and I especially LOVE her tribute to her grandmother.   My kindred spirit! Love participating in her Mad Hatter Party each year.
 


Sherri Haab Guest Curator
Being creative and making things is like breathing to me. It's what motivates me to jump out of bed in the morning and what keeps me up late at night. As much as I love to sleep, there are never enough hours in the day to work on projects. Art is a constant in my life ...
   

The most beautiful
dessert tables ever.

 

Wendy Wallin Malinow is one of my favorite illustrators and also a friend. She has a style that is all her own, with award-winning licensed products, books and jewelry.

 

Etching & electroforming.

 
 

 
Jan Avellana Guest Curator
What we hunger for perhaps more than anything else is to be known in our full humanness, and yet that is often just what we also fear more than anything else. It is important to tell at least from time to time the secret of who we truly and fully are ...
   
On learning to be fearless.   Lucid thoughts on
artistic inspiration.
  Thoughts about
shame and worthiness.
 

 

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Two Aprons & One Pincushion
by Becky Shander.
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS • CREATIVE IDEAS
{Something NEW Every Friday}
Felt, Fabric and Fiber Jewelry by Sherri Haab
(Watson-Guptill)
DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS
 

 
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Visual Poetry: Workshops with Susan Tuttle
Complete events listing here.
  Denise Reed Livingston
Art continues to save me. July 4th, 2010 will mark ...
  Mykle Parker
My camera keeps the men in little white coats away ...
 

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July 26, 2010

July 26, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

Lisa, Michelle, Sherri, Jan, Denise, Mykle, and I are gonna offer you nothing short of our very best this week. And it would be an understatement to say that we are thrilled that you've joined us. Thank you, and welcome.

   
I'm totally gonna make these and paste little images on the backs for
wine glass charms.

 

That's Totally hOT!
Steampunk texture stamps. Swoon.

  Super cute recycled fabric wine bags by oldchateau.

Lisa Pavelka Guest Curator
I truly believe that everyone is an artist; they only need discover their canvas(es). That belief wasn't always a part of my mindset. It took nearly half a lifetime to come to that realization. Over the last two decades, I have devoted myself to ...

   

Check out these amazing pods by Lisa Robbins featured on The Daily Art Muse - a wonderland of creative exploration.

 

Polymer Clay Daily features amazing work from talent the world over as well as educational event info. Check out this blast of bangles.

 

Get your gear on.

 
 

 
Michelle Legler Guest Curator
This part of my life I keep locked away in a little box in the back of my head. I try not to visit it very often as the memories are still very painful ...
   
Let them eat cake.   I love to follow Maija's adventures. She is a dear friend to many, including her friend Sandy who made these funny buttons.   I LOVE that she
believes in HOPE.
 


Sherri Haab Guest Curator
Being creative and making things is like breathing to me. It's what motivates me to jump out of bed in the morning and what keeps me up late at night. As much as I love to sleep, there are never enough hours in the day to work on projects. Art is a constant in my life ...
   

Incredible freeform knitting by Prudence Mapstone. Her sense of color will inspire you, even if you don't knit. This tutorial helps explain the freeform process.

 

Cassy Muronaka has a keen ability to capture the humor and irony from everyday life.

 

Etching & electroforming.

 
 

 
Jan Avellana Guest Curator
What we hunger for perhaps more than anything else is to be known in our full humanness, and yet that is often just what we also fear more than anything else. It is important to tell at least from time to time the secret of who we truly and fully are ...
   
On learning to be fearless.   Kelly Rae Roberts talks about the importance of taking our dreams seriously.   Soulful mixed-media artist Crystal Neubauer reflects on the artistic process.
 

 

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Two Aprons & One Pincushion
by Becky Shander.
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS • CREATIVE IDEAS
{Something NEW Every Friday}
101 Snappy Fashions by Cathie Filian
(Lark Books)
DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS
 

 
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Visual Poetry: Workshops with Susan Tuttle
Complete events listing here.
  Denise Reed Livingston
Art continues to save me. July 4th, 2010 will mark ...
  Mykle Parker
My camera keeps the men in little white coats away ...
 

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July 25, 2010

July 25, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

Sundays. Time to fold laundry. Time to plan for the coming week. Time to enjoy table time with the family. Time to finish up assorted loose ends.

Wishing you a Sunday filled with all the beauty and magic that only the simple and mundane in life can bring.

   
Masking tape palm tree tutorial by Tabletop Terrain.
 

That's Totally hOT!
Fiskars knows how to
make a cameo.

  Table reinvented by Craftynest.

Vickie Howell Guest Curator
Crafts have always been a part of my life. Before I was born, my mother would frequently invite all of the kids from the block over to the house for craft sessions By the time I finally came along ...

   

Tiny knitted shoes by Ysolda.

 

Stefanie Japel.

 

Craft. Rock. Love.

 
 

 
Kelli Perkins Guest Curator
I don't remember my life before art. The rushed flurry of activity that passed for my existence inspired only amnesia. Art saved me and cancer made it possible, but it's really about sweetness preserved and a life transformed ...
   
A tempest in a teacup.   Paste paper flag book style.   Who doesn't love
felt fruit salad?
 


Meg Allan Cole Guest Curator
Art has always been the one thing that makes sense to me. It has been my drive, what I am compelled to do, my best friend, the one thing that keeps me going ...
   

"Where the Wild Things Are" inspired Boooooom and We Love You So to team up for a fort contest! This was the coolest thing I've seen in a long time.

 

Tumblr is just an easy and rad way to blog, one of my favorites is Home Sweet Home, which features people's own photographs of their home.

 

Black rooms.

 
 

 
D. Smith Kaich Jones Guest Curator
I have always been a visual thinker. My mother tells a tale of the old days; she and my father would park their car in a closed-for-Sunday shopping center and I, barely able to talk, would walk from store window to store window, enchanted by the displays, the colors and shapes ...
   
Sighs aplenty.   My morning fix.   I love this moment.
 

 

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Two Aprons & One Pincushion
by Becky Shander.
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS • CREATIVE IDEAS
{Something NEW Every Friday}
Bead Chic by Margot Potter
(North Light Books)
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Online Workshops with Suzi Blu
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  Linda Baldock
I've loved art and creativity all of my life ...
  Terri Moore
I have always loved art. When I was a kid ...
 

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Incredible spray paint art.

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July 24, 2010

July 24, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

If you

want

to be

happy,

be.

— Leo Tolstoy

   
Bird cage lantern tutorial by The Bride's Cafe. So sweet.
 

That's Totally hOT!
The kit that Becky Shander used for he NEW projects in
Studio CRESCENDOh.

  Wire bird cage tutorial by Julie Collings.

Vickie Howell Guest Curator
Crafts have always been a part of my life. Before I was born, my mother would frequently invite all of the kids from the block over to the house for craft sessions By the time I finally came along ...

   

Rowan by Amy Butler.

 

Orla Kiely.

 

Craft. Rock. Love.

 
 

 
Kelli Perkins Guest Curator
I don't remember my life before art. The rushed flurry of activity that passed for my existence inspired only amnesia. Art saved me and cancer made it possible, but it's really about sweetness preserved and a life transformed ...
   
A tempest in a teacup.   Make a better letter
(and number).
  Transforming an
antique treasure.
 


Meg Allan Cole Guest Curator
Art has always been the one thing that makes sense to me. It has been my drive, what I am compelled to do, my best friend, the one thing that keeps me going ...
   

I am loving "library decor" and this book paper mache wall from Shop Ruche is a great take on it.

 

Antler mag is another really rad online periodical a stylist friend introduced me to. I especially love the photo story, The Lonely Doll.

 

Our office.

 
 

 
D. Smith Kaich Jones Guest Curator
I have always been a visual thinker. My mother tells a tale of the old days; she and my father would park their car in a closed-for-Sunday shopping center and I, barely able to talk, would walk from store window to store window, enchanted by the displays, the colors and shapes ...
   
Almost.   Food, flowers, beautiful images. Always
happiness here.
  She will save your life, or at least make it better.
 

 

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by Becky Shander.
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Craft Corps by Vickie Howell
Giveaway for this book ends today at 5PM (PST)
(Lark Books)
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July 23, 2010

July 23, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

I love when ordinary items can be used to create art that is truly unexpected. It's when I feel most excited about the boundlessness of what each of us possess: IMAGINATION.

   
The coolest TO DO list ever, as captured by Room 116.
 

That's Totally hOT!
When precision and
permanence matter.

  Check out Rebecca Murtaugh's incredible works using Post-it notes.

Vickie Howell Guest Curator
Crafts have always been a part of my life. Before I was born, my mother would frequently invite all of the kids from the block over to the house for craft sessions By the time I finally came along ...

   

Not just style. BurdaStyle.

 

Ravelry. The place for
knitters & crocheters

 

CraftAPPARENT on PBSParents.

 
 

 
Kelli Perkins Guest Curator
I don't remember my life before art. The rushed flurry of activity that passed for my existence inspired only amnesia. Art saved me and cancer made it possible, but it's really about sweetness preserved and a life transformed ...
   
A tempest in a teacup.   Yes, Virginia, there is a recycling heaven.   Button, button, who's got the button?
 


Meg Allan Cole Guest Curator
Art has always been the one thing that makes sense to me. It has been my drive, what I am compelled to do, my best friend, the one thing that keeps me going ...
   

The Selby is an all-time favorite destination. This photo from Bill Gentle & Fanny Bostrom's kitch is my favorite.

 

Lula mag. It speaks for itself. My fave issue is the one Kirsten Dunst contributed to, revealing behind-the-scenes photos of the visually perfect "Virgin Suicides."

 

Earth Day Green Guide.

 
 

 
D. Smith Kaich Jones Guest Curator
I have always been a visual thinker. My mother tells a tale of the old days; she and my father would park their car in a closed-for-Sunday shopping center and I, barely able to talk, would walk from store window to store window, enchanted by the displays, the colors and shapes ...
   
Embracing Tiger.   Jewelry so personal
it makes me cry.
  With this suitcase, I could travel over the rainbow.
 

 

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