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July 7, 2010

July 7, 2010

Jenny Doh Editor-in-Chief

"I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration."

:: Frida Kahlo

Distressed Frida.

That's Totally hOT!
Fine pearl reamer by Beadalon.

  When I have my Frida party, I'm gonna make these.

Hope Wallace Karney Guest Curator
The first time I was really touched by art I had just come out of a long, unhappy relationship and had started seeing someone new (who is now my husband). We went on our first trip together as a couple to New Orleans ...


Baby journal.


Spring is near.


My art journaling.


Margie Romney-Aslett Guest Curator
I grew up in a home where art was all around me in many forms. My mother and grandmother were the women who brought Art into my life. As a child, it was my Mother who carted me to piano, violin, ballet and modern dance classes. My Grandmother would cultivate my love for the arts ...
I'm just a girl.   Color inspires me daily here.   Can you say EYE CANDY?

Jenny Barnett Rohrs Guest Curator
It was 1998, and I was still a newlywed and full-time music therapist. Things were NOT going well in my new marriage, however. We'd met, gotten married, and bought a house in a year's time - and it was starting to look like we'd made a big mistake ...

Sally Jean makes the most amazing collages and then encases them in the most meticulous solder.


TurningTurning is the blog of an art therapist and she shares a peek into how she uses art to cope with her job as a hospice therapist & her own personal struggles.


Craft Test Dummies.


Lisa Super Guest Curator
My mother was just 16 years old when she married my dad, who was 18. Three years later I was born, the first of three girls. Growing up with young parents was fun. I can't remember a time when my dad wasn't making something. I remember sitting across from him at a rickety card table ...
Little trifle cups for
odds and ends.
  What a romantic soul this girl is. All things pretty, all the time.   Caution should be used when visiting this site ... it will make you want to make something, despite the time of the night.



Titles to Remember Book Reviews

Embellished Silk Ribbons by Olivia Thomas.
Masters Collage (Lark Books).

The Place to Be
Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
Squam Art Workshops
3rd Annual Visual Arts & Writing retreat. Registration now open.
Complete events listing here.
  Jennifer Maroney
I've been an artist as long as I could hold a pencil ...
  Mieko Hurtado
My journey into the crafting world started when ...



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