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December 1, 2010


December 1, 2010

Words of Wisdom

"And the tree was happy."

{Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree}

white twig chandelier tutorial   knit crochet love   Bottles Full of Light
Funky Junk:
White twig
chandelier tutorial.


That's Totally hOT!

Knit Crochet Love.

  Design Mom: {DIY} Bottles Full of Light.

Christine Alvarado Guest Curator
"Christine is very interested in art." "She excelled again in her artwork." These were handwritten notes my mom jotted down on the pages of my baby book regarding my ...


Christine Alvarado
  tribal swan boys   Du Buh Du Designs

Groundbreaking Puppetry from South Africa.


Le Fresne's Castle with Rowan DeVoe: Tribal Swan Boys.


Du Buh Du Designs:
Caer and Aengus.


Jenny Adams Hernandez Jenny Adams Hernandez Guest Curator
I love the idea of "folk art" because it's so forgiving and the emphasis is on the usefulness and handmade character of the art. I would consider myself a Folk Artisan. I love creating three-dimensional work and my medium ...
bridgette Guerzon Mills   elizabeth holcombe   magpie ethel
The Polka Dot Pixie: A couple of years ago my sister-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer for the 2nd time. While staying with her, I learned something about the power of creating that I'll never forget.   Elizabeth Holcombe:
Down-to-earth and incredibly witty, Elizabeth Holcombe's sense of humor shines through. Her studio is so cheerful, no wonder her creations reflect such a happy, playful spirit.
  Magpie Ethel: I grin from ear to ear every time I read Laurie's blog. Her fun personality shines through her words and creations. She's definitely a person who knows how to celebrate life.

For the Love of ...   Art Dolls
owl stuffies tutorial   felted puppets   Knitted Owl Plushie
Hammer & The Read:
Owl Stuffies Tutorial.
  That Artist Woman:
Felted Puppets Tutorial.
  Cut Out + Keep:
Knitted Owl Plushie.

For the Love of ...   Artwear
ruffly skirt tutorial   no sew scarf tutorial   crayon apron tutorial
The Frugal Girl:
Ruffly skirt Tutorial.
  Mary Janes & Galoshes: No Sew Scarf Tutorial.   Prudent Baby:
Crayon Apron Tutorial.

  Titles to Remember Book Reviews


rubber stamped ornament tutorial   The Farm Chicks   The Farm Chicks
Sweet Tweet Rubber Stamped Ornament Tutorial
by Cynthia Shaffer

Stamped Metal Jewelry
by Lisa Niven Kelly
{Interweave Press}


Creative Bloom
by Jennifer Swift
{North Light Books}


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

  Pay It Forward
Lynna Goldhar Smith   Cynthia E. Anderson   Pay It Forward with Melody Nunez
Lynna Goldhar Smith
When I set off down the road of life, I was not ...

Cynthia E. Anderson
I was always one of these people that never could ...


A very special Pay it Forward tip from artist, writer, and blogger, Melody M. Nuñez.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to

The Place to Be   The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
The Farm Chicks   Arugula Salad with pomegranate and roasted squash   CRESCENDOh Palette
The Farm Chicks Antiques Show
Complete events listing here
  cannelle et vanille:
Sweet Potato and Crabapple Clafoutis.
  Palate-Inspired Palette: sweet potato, sugar, eggs, vanilla bean, cinnamon, crabapples, almond flour.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

vintage linen market bag

french linen stockings

abushelandapeck: Vintage Linen Market Bag.

gardenromance: french linen and lace stockings.

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