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February 12, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
heart cake tutorial

Saturday, February 12, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus when the limo breaks down.

{Oprah Winfrey}
CRESCENDOh: Staccato

Bump Smitten:
DIY Heart Cake Tutorial.

L to R: 1. Out of the Crayon Box. 2. Craftster. 3. Kevin and Amanda.

lisa jurist
Rachel Whetzel Guest Curator
Hello. My Name is Rachel. I am an artist. Just three years ago, I never would have told you that. I was always the little girl ...

Rachel Whetzel
  The Cart Before the Horse   OneYearArtJournal

Lisa Jurist:
Lisa is an artist who took part in Seth's DisCo. I fell in love with her style the moment I saw her creations.


Seth Apter:
Community is such a huge thing to art. Finding one that is ENCOURAING is amazing. I try to take part in something every year that involves sharing with other people on a group-like project, like Seth's Discintegration Collaboration.


I host art Journal Prompts at A Year in the Life of an Art Journal twice a month.


Lynn Krawczyk Lynn Krawczyk Guest Curator
I'm a firm believer that everything in this life happens for a reason. It's not always easy to see it when you are in the midst of it, particularly if an event is a less than pleasant experience, but when the dust settles and youire able to sit back, you can see the purpose like a blaring neon sign. And then everything makes perfect sense ...
lynn krawczyk   jared flood   connie hozvicka
Lynn Krawczyk:
Loving the imperfect print.
  Jared Flood:
Jared's approach to the art of knitting is reverent, modern, clean. His work combines functional with impressive artistry.
  Connie Hozvicka:
Connie's writing is raw, real. Her blog is like a dream, so inspiring.

For the Love of ... GreenChic  
t-shirt baby book   sweetheart wreath tutorial   upcycled sweater and burlap jar wraps
Generation T:
T-shirt Baby Book tutorial by Megan Nicolay.
  Vickie Howell:
Shopping Bag Sweetheart Wreath Tutorial.
  Sweet Country Life:
Upcycled Sweater and Burlap Jar Wraps Tutorial.

For the Love of ... Flowers  
knitted daisy   paper rosebud tutorial   crocheted flowers tutorial
fluff and fuzz knitting:
Daisy Knitting Pattern.
  Count Your Blessings:
Paper Rosebud Tutorial.
  Homespun with Heart by Danielle Flanders:
Faux-chet crocheted flower tutorial.

Titles to Remember Book Reviews

Crescendoh   Inspired to Sew   inspired to sew giveaway
Embellished Jars with Letters
by Becky Shander
  Inspired to Sew
by Bari J Ackerman
{Stash Books}
  Inspired to Sew
Enter by 2/12/11, 5PM PST

Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories

  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Jamieson Haverkampf   wine glass lampshades   World Monuments Fund
Jamieson Haverkampf
Through my last 40 years of ups and downs, the thread that ...
DIY Wine Glass Lampshades.
  World Monuments Fund: Saving the world's most treasured places.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to

The Good Coach


Lesley Riley

Janet Jones

This Week :: You Already Know This
Thoughts from internationally known artist,
instructor, author and creativity coach:
Lesley Riley
An Interview with :: Janet Jones
A look into her "Mirage" and "Out of Context" compositions.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
encausticamp   raspberry tea cakes   CRESCENDOh Palette
Instructors: Crystal Neubauer, Bridgette Guerzon Mills,
Jan Harris, Michelle Belto,
Judy Wise & Patricia Baldwin
July 13-17• Salem, OR

Complete events listing here
  Yummy Supper:
Raspberry Tea Cakes.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

crocheted ring

fringe element bracelet

lunaticart: crocheted ring.

markaplan: fringe elements bracelets.

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