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December 3, 2010


December 3, 2010

Words of Wisdom

"There is nothing so strong or safe
in an emergency of life as the simple truth.

{Charles Dickens}

Gilded Jam Jars   altered tin and book tutorial   Gilded Walnut ornament tutorial
Aunt Peaches:
Gilded Jam Jars Tutorial.


That's Totally hOT!

Tims' Sally:
All Dressed Up Original Pendant.

  Miranda Made: Gilded Walnut Ornament Tutorial.

Nathalie Lete
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
  The Hive   Du Buh Du Designs

The multi-talented
artist and designer
Nathalie Lete's Window Display.


The Hive: Brand new community connecting artists and crafters.


Du Buh Du Designs:
A Mad Tea Party.


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   annie eats   just something i made
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.   Annie's Eats: Annie generously shares her favorite recipes with readers and documents her culinary creations so beautifully!   Just Something I Made:
I am always blown away by the generosity of the talented art community. Cathe Holden posts the best tutorials and shares her wonderfully
creative ideas.

For the Love of ... GreenChic  
upcycled T-shirt garland   upcycled holiday ornament   upcycled christmas bows
Every Little Thing:
Upcycled T-shirt
Garland Tutorial.
  Autumn Olive: Upcycled Holiday Ornament Tutorial.   Zakka Life: Upcycled Christmas Bows.

For the Love of ... Hanukkah  
Plain and simple   upcycled fiber coasters tutorial   Mastering the Milieu
Curiously Crafted Creations: Knitted Dreidel Tutorial.   The Pursuite of Happiness: Glittery Stuffed
Dreidel Tutorial.
Clothespin Menorah Tutorial.

  Titles to Remember Book Reviews


rubber stamped card tutorial   The Farm Chicks   The Farm Chicks
Art Saves Card
by Melody M. Nunez

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   Chocolate peppermint crinkle cookies   CRESCENDOh Palette
The Farm Chicks Antiques Show
Complete events listing here
  Bakers Royale:
Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies.
  Palate-Inspired Palette: Semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla, peppermint, flour, sugar, and more.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

mini purse necklace

knitted cupcake tea cosy

kikosattic: Mini purse necklace.

mocknet: Drusy pearl and rhinestones earrings.

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