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November 2010

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.
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puppetry
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.

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

Stamped Metal Jewelry
by Lisa Niven Kelly
{Interweave Press}

 

Creative Bloom
by Jennifer Swift
{North Light Books}

{NEW Ideas Every Friday}   DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

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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
mailbox@crescendoh.com.

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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November 30, 2010

 

November 30, 2010

Words of Wisdom

"I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people."

{Vincent van Gogh}

plush alphabet tutorial   alphabet stamps   custom alphabet pillows
Chez Beeper Bebe:
Plush Alphabet Tutorial.

 

That's Totally hOT!

NEW! Best Life Alphabet
clear stamps.

  hilarycosgrove for Etsy: Custom alphabet pillows.
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Mikodesign Blog
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
  Frida's Casa Azul   Du Buh Du Designs

Mikodesign Blog: Creative ideas for a girl's Frida-themed party.

 

Cant make it to Frida's Casa Azul? Here's the next best thing.

 

Du Buh Du Designs:
In celebration of El Dia de Los Muertos.

 

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   a cottage industry   paper wreath
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.   A Cottage Industry: Tracey Buxton's awesome blog blends honesty with domestic artistry. She is someone I fiercely admire, especially how she reminds readers to treasure every day as a gift.   The Pleasures of Homemaking: Manuela shows how to create a gorgeously warm & welcoming home, always mindful of staying within a budget & using creativity to make the ordinary extraordinary.

For the Love of ...   Paper
wavy paper edge tutorial   paper ornament tutorial   envelope tutorial
My Paper Art:
Wavy paper lace
edges tutorial.
  Funsize Creations: Christmas paper
ornament tutorial.
  The Pink Pouch:
An Envelope Tutorial.

For the Love of ...   Art Jewelry
washer jewelry tutorial   fabric necklace   upcycled jewelry tutorial
Beach Petals:
Washer Jewelry Tutorial.
  Flamingo Toes:
Anthropologie-Inspired Akela Necklace.
  Olive Bites Blog:
Upcycled Jewelry Tutorial.

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

Stamped Metal Jewelry
by Lisa Niven Kelly
{Interweave Press}

 

Creative Bloom
by Jennifer Swift
{North Light Books}

{NEW Ideas Every Friday}   DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

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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
mailbox@crescendoh.com.

The Place to Be   The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
The Farm Chicks   vanilla roasted pears   CRESCENDOh Palate Palette
The Farm Chicks Antiques Show
Complete events listing here
.
  Smitten Kitchen:
Vanilla Roasted Pears.
  Palate-Inspired Palette: Vanilla beans, pears, sugar, lemon juice, butter.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

treehouse28

doily snowflake kit

treehouse28: Two side top.

fieldandsea: {DIY} Doily Snowflake Kit.

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November 29, 2010

 

November 29, 2010

Words of Wisdom

"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."

{Roald Dahl}

Rebecca Sower   button love   Ali Edwards
Rebecca Sower:
Barn roof found.

 

That's Totally hOT!

Button Love.

  Ali Edwards: Creative Advent Action Cards.
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Change the Thought
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
  obsolete   Du Buh Du Designs

Change the Thought: I never tire of seeing this brilliant poster.

 

Obsolete: The latest phenomenal pieces by automata artist Tom Haney ...
click on images and movie clips
for more details.

 

Du Buh Du Designs:
The Gypsy Caravan.

 

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   Ambitions Design   Creative Chaos
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.   Ambitions Design: Dani is creative and spirited. Her passion for art and her courage shine through in person, in print, and work.   Creative Chaos: I've had the pleasure of meeting Karin in person and her optimistic nature & warm heart shine through her blog as in real life..

For the Love of ...   Knitting
bluebird knitting pattern tutorial   Knitted Coffee Cozy   knitted rabbit
Natural Suburbia: Bluebird Knitting Pattern Tutorial.   Keeping Things Simple: Knitted coffee cup cozy.   MamaMoontime: How to make a knitted rabbit.

For the Love of ...   Art Quilting
Plain and simple   upcycled fiber coasters tutorial   Mastering the Milieu
Plain and Simple: A beautiful story for anyone who quilts.   Alisa Burke: Upcycled fiber coasters tutorial.   Cynthia Shaffer:
Mastering the Milieu.

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

Stamped Metal Jewelry
by Lisa Niven Kelly
{Interweave Press}

 

Creative Bloom
by Jennifer Swift
{North Light Books}

{NEW Ideas Every Friday}   DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
CRESCENDOh readers share their personal "Art Saves" stories
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  Pay It Forward
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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
mailbox@crescendoh.com.

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
.
  Dishing Up Delights:
Arugula Salad with Pomegranate and Roasted Acorn Squash.
  Palate-Inspired Palette: Arugula, Pomegranate and Roasted Squash.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

Tinkerbell Ballet Flats

knitted cupcake tea cosy

Spirocreations: Handmade leather
Tinkerbell ballet flats made to order.

Handlittleme: Knitted cupcake tea cosy.

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November 28, 2010

Jenny Doh

November 28, 2010

Jenny Doh, MSW Editor-in-Chief


"Never confuse the size of your paycheck
with the size of your talent.
"

{Marlon Brando}

handkerchief roses tutorial   altered tin and book tutorial   shoe redo
Eco Proper: Handkerchief Roses Tutorial.
 

That's Totally hOT!

Shona Cole:
Altered tin and book tutorial.

  Grosgrain Fabulous: Shoe Redo Tutorial.

sunflowers 131
Mindy Lacefield Guest Curator
When I think about my creative journey, I look back and realize that each step was a process and growing experience so that I'd be ready ...

 

Mindy Lacefield
  her painted word   Tim's Sally

These poems inspire
and speak to mer.

 

The eyes have it!

 

Tim's Sally: A good day.

 
 

 
Bridgette Guerzon Mills Bridgette Guerzon Mills Guest Curator
"I'm ready to draw now." I say to my older sister as I plop down on the carpet next to her. "Are you?" I ask her. I tip my tattered box of crayons onto the floor with my small 6-year-old hands. My sister nods and reaches out in front of her. "What color do you want?" I ask ...
bridgette Guerzon Mills   Karin Bartimole   Donna Drozda
My roots.   Karin Bartimole shares her unique art journaling process in this video.   Donna Drozda is a teacher and artist whose work is spiritual and earthy in nature. Her blog posts help artists to stay attuned to the inner voice connect to the natural cycles of the world.
 


Crafty Chica
Belinda Spiwak Guest Curator
When I was asked to be a guest curator, I was severely honored. However, I was at a loss as to what to write about in terms of art ...
Belinda Spiwak
  Trish Bee   how to dye paper towels

Crafty Chica.

 

Trish Bee's Art-Venture.

 

Crazy Art Girl's Musings: How to dye paper towels.

 
 

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Pay It Forward with Susan Tuttle   MoMeMa   Debbie Donnelly
A Pay It Forward idea from artist and author Susan Tuttle.
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  MoMeMa
My name is MoMeMa, a full time preschool teacher ...
  Debbie Donnelly
I was an abused child in all senses of the word ...

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rubber stamped ornament tutorial   The Farm Chicks   The Artistic Mother
Sweet Tweet Rubber Stamped Ornament Tutorial
by Cynthia Shaffer
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
 

The Farm Chicks Christmas
by Serena Thompson
{Hearst Books}

 

The Artistic Mother
by Shona Cole
{North Light Books}

{NEW Ideas Every Friday}   DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

The Place to Be   Links from our Readers
Submit your favorite links to mailbox@crescendoh.com.
KC Willis Studio Retreats   scrabble christmas ornaments   beer bottle xylophone
KC Willis Studio Retreats
Complete events listing here
.
  My Sweet Svannah:
{DIY} Christmas
Ornaments Tutorial.
  Inhabitat: {DIY}
Beer Bottle Xylophone.

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Shona Cole Art Video
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November 27, 2010

Jenny Doh

November 27, 2010

Jenny Doh, MSW Editor-in-Chief


"Someone's sitting in the shade today
because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
"

{Warren Buffett}

rope necklace   flower bib necklace   friendship necklace diy
Katori: {DIY} Anthropologie-inspired Coils Necklace.
 

That's Totally hOT!

Etsy: Cotton flower bib statement necklace by AutumnArt

  Honestly ... WTF: {DIY} Friendship Necklace.

wirrow
Mindy Lacefield Guest Curator
When I think about my creative journey, I look back and realize that each step was a process and growing experience so that I'd be ready ...

 

Mindy Lacefield
  linotte   Tim's Sally

Wirrow's dark side is inspiring
and so so edgy. Love the tension he creates.

 

I love the stitched characters so much.

 

Tim's Sally: A good day.

 
 

 
Bridgette Guerzon Mills Bridgette Guerzon Mills Guest Curator
"I'm ready to draw now." I say to my older sister as I plop down on the carpet next to her. "Are you?" I ask her. I tip my tattered box of crayons onto the floor with my small 6-year-old hands. My sister nods and reaches out in front of her. "What color do you want?" I ask ...
bridgette Guerzon Mills   Shayla Perreault Newcomb   Mary Ann Wakely
My roots.   Shayla Perreault Newcomb is a painter of trees and powerful landscapes. Here she shares a video tutorial for her oil painting technique.   Mary Ann Wakely, a prolific mixed media artist shares how to keep your creative ideas and energy fueling your work by organizing it into a handy "art-operations manual."
 


Melanie Testa
Belinda Spiwak Guest Curator
When I was asked to be a guest curator, I was severely honored. However, I was at a loss as to what to write about in terms of art ...
Belinda Spiwak
  Atomic War Bride   how to dye paper towels

Melanie Testa.

 

Atomic War Bride.

 

Crazy Art Girl's Musings: How to dye paper towels.

 
 

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Pay It Forward with Susan Tuttle   MoMeMa   Debbie Donnelly
A Pay It Forward idea from artist and author Susan Tuttle.
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  MoMeMa
My name is MoMeMa, a full time preschool teacher ...
  Debbie Donnelly
I was an abused child in all senses of the word ...

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

The Farm Chicks Christmas
by Serena Thompson
{Hearst Books}

  Giveaway #12:
The Farm Chicks Christmas
+ Lovelies
Deadline for entries: 11/27/10, 5:00 PM (PST)
{NEW Ideas Every Friday}   DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

The Place to Be   Links from our Readers
Submit your favorite links to mailbox@crescendoh.com.
KC Willis Studio Retreats   freezer paper stencils   Monogram notecard tutorial
KC Willis Studio Retreats
Complete events listing here
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  Nerdette: Freezer paper stencils tutorial.   Papernstitch: Monogram Notecard Tutorial.

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Shona Cole Art Video
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November 26, 2010

Jenny Doh

November 26, 2010

Jenny Doh, MSW Editor-in-Chief


"Once you get over the first hill, there is always a new,
higher one lurking, of course.
"

{Esa-Pekka Salonen}

Hanukkah star garland tutorial   rosy little things   twisted felt garland tutorial
Hanukkah Star
Garland Tutorial.

 

That's Totally hOT!

Yes. I have decided to reject frumpy and embrace fit.
See you at The Lab.

  The Purl Bee: Twisted felt garland tutorial.

wendy wagner
Mindy Lacefield Guest Curator
When I think about my creative journey, I look back and realize that each step was a process and growing experience so that I'd be ready ...

 

Mindy Lacefield
  manu baeyens   Tim's Sally

Wendy Wagner: The most whimsical painter who also has a love for dogs ... Wendy's works makes me love art all over again.

 

Manu's work is freeing and brave. The brushwork is spontaneous and with much emotion.

 

Tim's Sally: A good day.

 
 

 
Bridgette Guerzon Mills Bridgette Guerzon Mills Guest Curator
"I'm ready to draw now." I say to my older sister as I plop down on the carpet next to her. "Are you?" I ask her. I tip my tattered box of crayons onto the floor with my small 6-year-old hands. My sister nods and reaches out in front of her. "What color do you want?" I ask ...
bridgette Guerzon Mills   Kesha Bruce   Deanna Wood
My roots.   Kesha Bruce's mixed media work is as thought-provoking as it is beautiful. She shares the trials and tribulations of
being an artist.
  Deanna Wood is an artist who works in both book form and encaustics. She shares how the creative process is often about answering questions, problem solving, and overcoming obstacles.
 


Creative Rebel Gal
Belinda Spiwak Guest Curator
When I was asked to be a guest curator, I was severely honored. However, I was at a loss as to what to write about in terms of art ...
Belinda Spiwak
  Jane Wynn   how to dye paper towels

Creative Rebel Gal.

 

Jane Wynn.

 

Crazy Art Girl's Musings: How to dye paper towels.

 
 

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Pay It Forward with Susan Tuttle   MoMeMa   Debbie Donnelly
A Pay It Forward idea from artist and author Susan Tuttle.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
mailbox@crescendoh.com.
  MoMeMa
My name is MoMeMa, a full time preschool teacher ...
  Debbie Donnelly
I was an abused child in all senses of the word ...

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

The Farm Chicks Christmas
by Serena Thompson
{Hearst Books}

  Giveaway #12:
The Farm Chicks Christmas
+ Lovelies
Deadline for entries: 11/27/10, 5:00 PM (PST)
{NEW Ideas Every Friday}   DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

The Place to Be   Links from our Readers
Submit your favorite links to mailbox@crescendoh.com.
KC Willis Studio Retreats   quilt hoop bow holder tutorial   Hair Bow Holder Tutorial
KC Willis Studio Retreats
Complete events listing here
.
  Quilt hoop bow
holder tutorial.
  Depict This!
Vintage Hair Bow
Holder Tutorial.

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Shona Cole Art Video
A technique video from Alumni Curator Shona Cole.

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November 25, 2010

Jenny Doh

November 25, 2010

Jenny Doh, MSW Editor-in-Chief


"We can only be said to be alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
"

{Thornton Wilder}

chalkboard necklace   guerilla chorus   tea bag tutorial
Alexa Westerfield: Chalkboard Necklace.
 

That's Totally hOT!

Guerilla chorus.

  Judy Coates Perez: Printing on tea bags tutorial.

Christina Romeo
Mindy Lacefield Guest Curator
When I think about my creative journey, I look back and realize that each step was a process and growing experience so that I'd be ready ...

 

Mindy Lacefield
  ghost patrol   Tim's Sally

Have loved Christina's work for years now. The stitching, textures, and paint delight my eyes.

 

Ghost patrol's drawings and illustrations are filled with
innocence and if you
pay attention ... a little trickery!

 

Tim's Sally: A good day.

 
 

 
Bridgette Guerzon Mills Bridgette Guerzon Mills Guest Curator
"I'm ready to draw now." I say to my older sister as I plop down on the carpet next to her. "Are you?" I ask her. I tip my tattered box of crayons onto the floor with my small 6-year-old hands. My sister nods and reaches out in front of her. "What color do you want?" I ask ...
bridgette Guerzon Mills   tracy helgeson   Jeane Myers
My roots.   Tracy Helgeson: I have long loved Tracy's oil paintings and her blog is a great read to see what goes on behind the scenes of an artist, a mother, and raiser of hens!   Jean Myers' mixed media paintings move me and reading about her process encourages one to be brave and always keep pushing your work.
 


altered book lover
Belinda Spiwak Guest Curator
When I was asked to be a guest curator, I was severely honored. However, I was at a loss as to what to write about in terms of art ...
Belinda Spiwak
  Jane Salley   how to dye paper towels

Altered book lover.

 

Jane Salley.

 

Crazy Art Girl's Musings: How to dye paper towels.

 
 

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Pay It Forward with Susan Tuttle   MoMeMa   Debbie Donnelly
A Pay It Forward idea from artist and author Susan Tuttle.
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mailbox@crescendoh.com.
  MoMeMa
My name is MoMeMa, a full time preschool teacher ...
  Debbie Donnelly
I was an abused child in all senses of the word ...

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rubber stamping   The Farm Chicks   The Farm Chicks
Little Miss Mason Tags
by Rachel Emilie Jackson
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
 

The Farm Chicks Christmas
by Serena Thompson
{Hearst Books}

  Giveaway #12:
The Farm Chicks Christmas
+ Lovelies
Deadline for entries: 11/27/10, 5:00 PM (PST)
{NEW Ideas Every Friday}   DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

The Place to Be   Links from our Readers
Submit your favorite links to mailbox@crescendoh.com.
KC Willis Studio Retreats   stitched hearts tutorial   painted leaves tutorial
KC Willis Studio Retreats
Complete events listing here
.
  Lynn Krawczyk: Stitched hearts tutorial.   Lovely Design:
Painted leaves tutorial.

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November 24, 2010

Jenny Doh

November 24, 2010

Jenny Doh, MSW Editor-in-Chief


"I am thankful for laughter,
except when milk comes out of my nose.
"

{Woody Allen}

emma lamb   Charlotte Lyons   Dottie Angel
Emma Lamb: Garland made of a deck of cards.
 

That's Totally hOT!

Hastings Cottage Ornaments Kit by Charlotte Lyons.

  Dottie Angel: Jam Jar Cosies & Jackets tutorial.

Dilka the Bear
Mindy Lacefield Guest Curator
When I think about my creative journey, I look back and realize that each step was a process and growing experience so that I'd be ready ...

 

Mindy Lacefield
  boopsiedaisy   Tim's Sally

Dilka the Bear's
surreal portraits bring about dreams of a fantasy land.

 

I am a collector of Missy's cotton-candy -filled world of dolls. They make me very happy and are filled with love.

 

Tim's Sally: A good day.

 
 

 
Bridgette Guerzon Mills Bridgette Guerzon Mills Guest Curator
"I'm ready to draw now." I say to my older sister as I plop down on the carpet next to her. "Are you?" I ask her. I tip my tattered box of crayons onto the floor with my small 6-year-old hands. My sister nods and reaches out in front of her. "What color do you want?" I ask ...
bridgette Guerzon Mills   Donna Watson   Leslie Avon Miller
My roots.   Donna Watson's artwork and blog posts always leave me feeling inspired and enriched.   Leslie Avon Miller: I think we can all relate to feeling distracted when in the midst of creativity. Here she shares tips on creating unique papers.
 


enchanged art
Belinda Spiwak Guest Curator
When I was asked to be a guest curator, I was severely honored. However, I was at a loss as to what to write about in terms of art ...
Belinda Spiwak
  bulles dorees   how to dye paper towels

Enchanted Art:
Batik Silk and Cotton.

 

Bulles dorees.

 

Crazy Art Girl's Musings: How to dye paper towels.

 
 

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I was an abused child in all senses of the word ...

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Jenny Doh

November 23, 2010

Jenny Doh, MSW Editor-in-Chief


"Truth is like the sun.
You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away
"

{Elvis Presley}

Monogram Mugs   Meg Allan Cole   becky shander
Design Mom: {DIY} Monogram Mugs Tutorial.
 

That's Totally hOT!

{DIY} Holiday Moss Tablescapes by Meg Allan Cole for Craft:

  Becky Shander: Holiday Ornament Tutorial.

Jessi Halliday
Mindy Lacefield Guest Curator
When I think about my creative journey, I look back and realize that each step was a process and growing experience so that I'd be ready ...

 

Mindy Lacefield
  Kat Hannah   Tim's Sally

Jessi Halliday: Jessi's dolls make my heart pitter patter. Exquisite craftsmanship and
such uniqueness!

 

KatHannah: I love Kat's sleepy paintings that evoke a certain
mystery and whimsy.

 

Tim's Sally: A good day.

 
 

 
Bridgette Guerzon Mills Bridgette Guerzon Mills Guest Curator
"I'm ready to draw now." I say to my older sister as I plop down on the carpet next to her. "Are you?" I ask her. I tip my tattered box of crayons onto the floor with my small 6-year-old hands. My sister nods and reaches out in front of her. "What color do you want?" I ask ...
bridgette Guerzon Mills   melanie brown   patricia anders
My roots.   Melanie Brown is an inspiring artist, teacher and mother whose son has been in the studio with her since he was a baby. Involving your children in your creative process can open a whole new world.   Patricia Anders is such a talented artist with a huge imagination that awes me every time. She is always pushing the limits.
 


Kelli Nina Perkins
Belinda Spiwak Guest Curator
When I was asked to be a guest curator, I was severely honored. However, I was at a loss as to what to write about in terms of art ...
Belinda Spiwak
  barbe saint john   how to dye paper towels

Kelli Nina Perkins: Joy Bringers.

 

Barbe Saint John.

 

Crazy Art Girl's Musings: How to dye paper towels.

 
 

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A Pay It Forward idea from artist and author Susan Tuttle.
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My name is MoMeMa, a full time preschool teacher ...
  Debbie Donnelly
I was an abused child in all senses of the word ...

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  Giveaway #12:
The Farm Chicks Christmas
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KC Willis Studio Retreats   gnome ornament tutorial   baby's first doll
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November 22, 2010

Jenny Doh

November 22, 2010

Jenny Doh, MSW Editor-in-Chief


"Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity
that emerges as the crowning reward of art.
"

{Frederic Chopin}

tie tutorial   rosy little things   doily necklace diy
Alma Stoller: How to make a tie tutorial.
 

That's Totally hOT!

Alicia Paulson: Ornament Patterns.

  Bluebird: {DIY}
Doily Necklace.

Amy Huddleston
Mindy Lacefield Guest Curator
When I think about my creative journey, I look back and realize that each step was a process and growing experience so that I'd be ready ...

 

Mindy Lacefield
  linotte   Tim's Sally

Amy Huddleston: Amazing use of contrast and layering of color.

 

Linotte: I adore her wildly
cute illustrations!

 

Tim's Sally: A good day.

 
 

 
Bridgette Guerzon Mills Bridgette Guerzon Mills Guest Curator
"I'm ready to draw now." I say to my older sister as I plop down on the carpet next to her. "Are you?" I ask her. I tip my tattered box of crayons onto the floor with my small 6-year-old hands. My sister nods and reaches out in front of her. "What color do you want?" I ask ...
bridgette Guerzon Mills   cathy cullis   apifera farms
My roots.   Cathy Cullis combines paint, ink, and stitches to create the most beautiful, poetic creations.   Katherine Dunn's paintings & illustrations are pure joy for my eyes and spirit. This post has great insight into trusting and respecting one's creative process.
 


madabella
Belinda Spiwak Guest Curator
When I was asked to be a guest curator, I was severely honored. However, I was at a loss as to what to write about in terms of art ...
Belinda Spiwak
  muppin   how to dye paper towels

Of an Altered Journey: Without art, where would I be?

 

Cheryl Sleboda: Aim Small.

 

Crazy Art Girl's Musings: How to dye paper towels.

 
 

Pay It Forward
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Pay It Forward with Susan Tuttle   MoMeMa   Debbie Donnelly
A Pay It Forward idea from artist and author Susan Tuttle.
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  MoMeMa
My name is MoMeMa, a full time preschool teacher ...
  Debbie Donnelly
I was an abused child in all senses of the word ...

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rubber stamping   The Farm Chicks   The Farm Chicks
Little Miss Mason Tags
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The Farm Chicks Christmas
by Serena Thompson
{Hearst Books}

  Giveaway #12:
The Farm Chicks Christmas
+ Lovelies
Deadline for entries: 11/27/10, 5:00 PM (PST)
{NEW Ideas Every Friday}   DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

The Place to Be   Links from our Readers
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KC Willis Studio Retreats   doll house rug tutorial   table runner tutorial
KC Willis Studio Retreats
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  The Lettered Cottage: Christmas Ornaments.   My Blessed Life: Table Runner Tutorial.

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