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February 2014

March 1, 2014

studio crescendoh

But it wasn't a dream. It was a place. And you and you and you ... and you were there.

{Wizard of Oz}

dreams

10 Things ... art walk, tomatoes with coconut sugar, RSVPs and six other things on my mind.

9 Things you probably didn't know about dreaming: Fascinating stuff. I love it when I remember my dreams and am always trying to find out more about them.

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becky shander
Lisa M. Pace Guest Curator
For as long as I can remember art has been a part of my life. The earliest arty recollection I have is around the age of three years old . . .
Lisa Pace
  resin crafts   lisa pace

Becky Shander
You are going to ask yourself "Now why didn't I think of this?"

 

Resin Crafts
I love funky jewelry and
this blog keeps me amazed.

 

Lisa Pace
I thought I was going to have to throw it away then inspiration hit and BAM. I had an awesome necklace.

 

esther pere   pom pom garland   tabata
My review of a really lovely book
about collage ... authored by our Guest Curator herself, Lisa Pace
  Studio Crescendo: Awesome art workshops in the New Year   I LOVE Tabata training. Here's a short article that can bring you up to speed about it.

Stuff I've bought and liked and/or
Stuff I'd like to buy and think I'll like. :)
nutmeg grinder   seeing out loud   pilot g tec
Nutmeg Grinder
You'll never buy ground
nutmeg ever again.
  Tripod
For your iPhone. I use this almost every day.
  Pilot G-Tec
When I find a pen I like, I get em by the boxes. Like this one. GREAT pen.
 
The Place to Be

 

real food.
not too much.
mostly plants.

 

real food.
not too much.
mostly plants.

 

alena hennessy   paleo cake   tea eggs
Painting Bold as Love
A 2-Day Workshop
with Alena Hennessy
March 29-30, 2014
Enrollment now open.
  Paleo Chocolate Cake
It's the only thing I really bake.
  messy witchen
Tea Eggs. So beautiful. I must try.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

polka dot screen printed bag

geometric print

aQuietCuriosity
Geometric Aztec Triangle Necklace
FlyingPalmStudio
Geometric Print
 
         
         

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February 28, 2014

studio crescendoh

But it wasn't a dream. It was a place. And you and you and you ... and you were there.

{Wizard of Oz}

dreams

10 Things ... art walk, tomatoes with coconut sugar, RSVPs and six other things on my mind.

9 Things you probably didn't know about dreaming: Fascinating stuff. I love it when I remember my dreams and am always trying to find out more about them.

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danita art
Lisa M. Pace Guest Curator
For as long as I can remember art has been a part of my life. The earliest arty recollection I have is around the age of three years old . . .
Lisa Pace
  mixed media tutorials   lisa pace

Danita Art
Are you a handmade doll maker or lover of dolls? If so, you will want to fill your shelves with these cuties.

 

Mixed Media Tutorials
If I could paint portraits I would want to paint them just like these.

 

Lisa Pace
I thought I was going to have to throw it away then inspiration hit and BAM. I had an awesome necklace.

 

esther pere   pom pom garland   tabata
My review of a really lovely book
about collage ... authored by our Guest Curator herself, Lisa Pace
  Studio Crescendo: Awesome art workshops in the New Year   I LOVE Tabata training. Here's a short article that can bring you up to speed about it.

Stuff I've bought and liked and/or
Stuff I'd like to buy and think I'll like. :)
nutmeg grinder   seeing out loud   pilot g tec
Nutmeg Grinder
You'll never buy ground
nutmeg ever again.
  Tripod
For your iPhone. I use this almost every day.
  Pilot G-Tec
When I find a pen I like, I get em by the boxes. Like this one. GREAT pen.
 
The Place to Be

 

real food.
not too much.
mostly plants.

 

real food.
not too much.
mostly plants.

 

alena hennessy   paleo cake   tea eggs
Painting Bold as Love
A 2-Day Workshop
with Alena Hennessy
March 29-30, 2014
Enrollment now open.
  Paleo Chocolate Cake
It's the only thing I really bake.
  messy witchen
Tea Eggs. So beautiful. I must try.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

polka dot screen printed bag

geometric print

aQuietCuriosity
Geometric Aztec Triangle Necklace
FlyingPalmStudio
Geometric Print
 
         
         

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February 27, 2014

studio crescendoh

But it wasn't a dream. It was a place. And you and you and you ... and you were there.

{Wizard of Oz}

dreams

10 Things ... art walk, tomatoes with coconut sugar, RSVPs and six other things on my mind.

9 Things you probably didn't know about dreaming: Fascinating stuff. I love it when I remember my dreams and am always trying to find out more about them.

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early morning thoughts
Lisa M. Pace Guest Curator
For as long as I can remember art has been a part of my life. The earliest arty recollection I have is around the age of three years old . . .
Lisa Pace
  velvet strawberries   lisa pace

Early Morning Thoughts
Amazing textile and mixed media pieces, you will find inspiration on every page.

 

Velvet Strawberries
Everything here is sweet, soft,
elegant and beautiful.

 

Lisa Pace
I thought I was going to have to throw it away then inspiration hit and BAM. I had an awesome necklace.

 

esther pere   pom pom garland   tabata
My review of a really lovely book
about collage ... authored by our Guest Curator herself, Lisa Pace
  Studio Crescendo: Awesome art workshops in the New Year   I LOVE Tabata training. Here's a short article that can bring you up to speed about it.

Stuff I've bought and liked and/or
Stuff I'd like to buy and think I'll like. :)
nutmeg grinder   seeing out loud   pilot g tec
Nutmeg Grinder
You'll never buy ground
nutmeg ever again.
  Tripod
For your iPhone. I use this almost every day.
  Pilot G-Tec
When I find a pen I like, I get em by the boxes. Like this one. GREAT pen.
 
The Place to Be

 

real food.
not too much.
mostly plants.

 

real food.
not too much.
mostly plants.

 

alena hennessy   paleo cake   tea eggs
Painting Bold as Love
A 2-Day Workshop
with Alena Hennessy
March 29-30, 2014
Enrollment now open.
  Paleo Chocolate Cake
It's the only thing I really bake.
  messy witchen
Tea Eggs. So beautiful. I must try.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

polka dot screen printed bag

geometric print

aQuietCuriosity
Geometric Aztec Triangle Necklace
FlyingPalmStudio
Geometric Print
 
         
         

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February 26, 2014

studio crescendoh

But it wasn't a dream. It was a place. And you and you and you ... and you were there.

{Wizard of Oz}

dreams

10 Things ... art walk, tomatoes with coconut sugar, RSVPs and six other things on my mind.

9 Things you probably didn't know about dreaming: Fascinating stuff. I love it when I remember my dreams and am always trying to find out more about them.

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House Wren Studio
Lisa M. Pace Guest Curator
For as long as I can remember art has been a part of my life. The earliest arty recollection I have is around the age of three years old . . .
Lisa Pace
  rosa and josies   lisa pace

House Wren Studio
Beautiful and timeless is what I think of each time I visit this blog. It's like sitting down with a friend enjoying a warm cup of coffee.

 

Rosa & Josie's
Handmade jewelry that is so unique and intriguing it leaves me speechless.

 

Lisa Pace
I thought I was going to have to throw it away then inspiration hit and BAM. I had an awesome necklace.

 

esther pere   pom pom garland   tabata
My review of a really lovely book
about collage ... authored by our Guest Curator herself, Lisa Pace
  Studio Crescendo: Awesome art workshops in the New Year   I LOVE Tabata training. Here's a short article that can bring you up to speed about it.

Stuff I've bought and liked and/or
Stuff I'd like to buy and think I'll like. :)
nutmeg grinder   seeing out loud   pilot g tec
Nutmeg Grinder
You'll never buy ground
nutmeg ever again.
  Tripod
For your iPhone. I use this almost every day.
  Pilot G-Tec
When I find a pen I like, I get em by the boxes. Like this one. GREAT pen.
 
The Place to Be

 

real food.
not too much.
mostly plants.

 

real food.
not too much.
mostly plants.

 

alena hennessy   paleo cake   tea eggs
Painting Bold as Love
A 2-Day Workshop
with Alena Hennessy
March 29-30, 2014
Enrollment now open.
  Paleo Chocolate Cake
It's the only thing I really bake.
  messy witchen
Tea Eggs. So beautiful. I must try.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

polka dot screen printed bag

geometric print

aQuietCuriosity
Geometric Aztec Triangle Necklace
FlyingPalmStudio
Geometric Print
 
         
         

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Febriaru 25, 2014

studio crescendoh

But it wasn't a dream. It was a place. And you and you and you ... and you were there.

{Wizard of Oz}

dreams

10 Things ... art walk, tomatoes with coconut sugar, RSVPs and six other things on my mind.

9 Things you probably didn't know about dreaming: Fascinating stuff. I love it when I remember my dreams and am always trying to find out more about them.

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mister finch
Lisa M. Pace Guest Curator
For as long as I can remember art has been a part of my life. The earliest arty recollection I have is around the age of three years old . . .
Lisa Pace
  dj pettitt   lisa pace

Mister Finch
The most amazing and inspiring fairy tale creatures I've ever seen and most all are created from recycled vintage textiles, GASP!

 

DJ Pettitt
Mixed media journals using my favorite things ... textiles, embroidery, acrylics and buttons.

 

Lisa Pace
I thought I was going to have to throw it away then inspiration hit and BAM. I had an awesome necklace.

 

esther pere   pom pom garland   tabata
My review of a really lovely book
about collage ... authored by our Guest Curator herself, Lisa Pace
  Studio Crescendo: Awesome art workshops in the New Year   I LOVE Tabata training. Here's a short article that can bring you up to speed about it.

Stuff I've bought and liked and/or
Stuff I'd like to buy and think I'll like. :)
nutmeg grinder   seeing out loud   pilot g tec
Nutmeg Grinder
You'll never buy ground
nutmeg ever again.
  Tripod
For your iPhone. I use this almost every day.
  Pilot G-Tec
When I find a pen I like, I get em by the boxes. Like this one. GREAT pen.
 
The Place to Be

 

real food.
not too much.
mostly plants.

 

real food.
not too much.
mostly plants.

 

alena hennessy   paleo cake   tea eggs
Painting Bold as Love
A 2-Day Workshop
with Alena Hennessy
March 29-30, 2014
Enrollment now open.
  Paleo Chocolate Cake
It's the only thing I really bake.
  messy witchen
Tea Eggs. So beautiful. I must try.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

polka dot screen printed bag

geometric print

aQuietCuriosity
Geometric Aztec Triangle Necklace
FlyingPalmStudio
Geometric Print
 
         
         

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February 24, 2014

studio crescendoh

Figures are the most shocking things in the world.
The prettiest little squiggles of black looked at in the right light and yet consider the blow they can give you upon the heart.

{H.G. Wells}

oriental art supply

10 Things ... art walk, tomatoes with coconut sugar, RSVPs and six other things on my mind.

Oriental Art Supply: The place where I buy all my supplies for brush calligraphy. Awesome

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danielle donaldson
Lisa M. Pace Guest Curator
For as long as I can remember art has been a part of my life. The earliest arty recollection I have is around the age of three years old . . .
Lisa Pace
  jenny everyday   lisa pace

Danielle Donaldson
Whimsical and delightful art of beautiful girls painted with watercolors and accented with inks and doodles.

 

Everyday is a Holiday
How to paint a scallop border.

 

Lisa Pace
I thought I was going to have to throw it away then inspiration hit and BAM. I had an awesome necklace.

 

esther pere   pom pom garland   tabata
My review of a really lovely book
about collage ... authored by our Guest Curator herself, Lisa Pace
  Studio Crescendo: Awesome art workshops in the New Year   I LOVE Tabata training. Here's a short article that can bring you up to speed about it.

Stuff I've bought and liked and/or
Stuff I'd like to buy and think I'll like. :)
nutmeg grinder   seeing out loud   pilot g tec
Nutmeg Grinder
You'll never buy ground
nutmeg ever again.
  Tripod
For your iPhone. I use this almost every day.
  Pilot G-Tec
When I find a pen I like, I get em by the boxes. Like this one. GREAT pen.
 
The Place to Be

 

real food.
not too much.
mostly plants.

 

real food.
not too much.
mostly plants.

 

alena hennessy   paleo cake   tea eggs
Painting Bold as Love
A 2-Day Workshop
with Alena Hennessy
March 29-30, 2014
Enrollment now open.
  Paleo Chocolate Cake
It's the only thing I really bake.
  messy witchen
Tea Eggs. So beautiful. I must try.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

polka dot screen printed bag

geometric print

aQuietCuriosity
Geometric Aztec Triangle Necklace
FlyingPalmStudio
Geometric Print
 
         
         

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February 14, 2014

italy


You can give without loving,
but you cannot love without giving.



mary beth shaw

An unforgettable adventure in Italy with Pam Garrison and Amy Hanna. Enrollment now open.

I See Boat People: Available for public viewing at The Santora in Santa Ana!

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Jenny Doh   studio crescendoh   huffington
The Power of complete Breakdowns.   Studio Crescendoh: Awesome art workshops in the New Year.
  Photos Challenge the way we see Blackness.

Stuff I've bought and liked and/or
Stuff I'd like to buy and think I'll like. :)
art of instruction   parallel pens   sakura crayons
The Art of Instruction: The book I turn to when I need a boost of inspiration. It's so beautiful.
  Pilot Parallel Pen, 6.0mm nib. Truly one of my very favorite pens ever. I use it almost every day.   Sakura crayon rolling thickly
It's a crayon that's thick and glides on sorta kinda chalky and not so waxy. You gotta try it to really understand it. I love em. You're welcome.
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The Place to Be

 

 

real food.
not too much.
mostly plants.

  real food.
not too much.
mostly plants.
studio crescendoh   baked beet chips recipe   red quinoa pancakes recipe
Painting by Heart
A Workshop for Beginners
with Jenny Doh
One-Day Workshop on
February 15th
OR
February 17th
Enrollment now open.
  Love Lola
Baked Beet Chips Recipe
  The Kitchen McCabe
Red Quinoa Pancakes Recipe

OMG! The Best of Etsy

bags with crocheted heart

mason jars

yourwishcake
Bags with crocheted heart.
theshabbychicwedding
Mason Jar Centerpieces
 
         
         

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February 10, 2014

wardrobe

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.

{Claude Monet}

the santora building

Altered Madonnas

I See Boat People: Available for public viewing at The Santora in Santa Ana!

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the selby
Tracie Hanson Guest Curator
As an artist, I'm a very late bloomer. I'm nearly 53 and have been painting for a scant four years. All my life however, ...
Tracie Hanson
  wildly inspired   my blooming life

The Selby
Check out this artist's
colorful studio!

 

Effy Wild
Every week, you'll be "wildly inspired" by these free art journal tutorials, but start here.

 

My Blooming Life
A six-minute video romp
through my art journal.

 

esther pere   pom pom garland   esther pere
An interesting article about Esther Pere's views on
Sex and Sexuality.
  Studio Crescendo: Awesome art workshops in the New Year   And here's Esther Pere's TED talk about the difference between
love and desire.

Stuff I've bought and liked and/or
Stuff I'd like to buy and think I'll like. :)
sharpener   seeing out loud   snowflake stamp
Sharpener
I use this sharpener to sharpen my chalk. Works great.
  Seeing Out Loud
Collected columns of Jerry Saltz. GREAT read.
  Fold-Over Elastic
This is EXACTLY what I used for that tututorial up there. Good stuff. :)
 
The Place to Be

 

real food.
not too much.
mostly plants.

 

real food.
not too much.
mostly plants.

 

studio crescendoh   cucumber canapes   fennel arugula and feta salad
Painting by Heart
A Workshop for Beginners
with Jenny Doh
One-Day Workshop on
February 15th
OR
February 17th
Enrollment now open.
  Strawberry Plum
Pickeled Fennel
  emilie & lea's secrets
Fennel, Arugula and Feta salad Recipe

OMG! The Best of Etsy

polka dot screen printed bag

nautical striped bag

MilkhausDesign
Polka Dot Screen-Printed Bag
ikabags
Nautical Striped Bag
 
         
         

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February 9, 2014

wardrobe

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.

{Claude Monet}

mary beth shaw

10 Tips for Building a Wardrobe
Do you love it?
Will you wear it?
Only get it if it's a Yes and a Yes.

Color Blending: With Mary Beth Shaw!

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mango smoothie
Tracie Hanson Guest Curator
As an artist, I'm a very late bloomer. I'm nearly 53 and have been painting for a scant four years. All my life however, ...
Tracie Hanson
  keepsakes   my blooming life

Foodie Crush
Make one of these.

 

Von Pappe II
Then make one of these!

 

My Blooming Life
A six-minute video romp
through my art journal.

 

esther pere   pom pom garland   esther pere
An interesting article about Esther Pere's views on
Sex and Sexuality.
  Studio Crescendo: Awesome art workshops in the New Year   And here's Esther Pere's TED talk about the difference between
love and desire.

Stuff I've bought and liked and/or
Stuff I'd like to buy and think I'll like. :)
sharpener   seeing out loud   snowflake stamp
Sharpener
I use this sharpener to sharpen my chalk. Works great.
  Seeing Out Loud
Collected columns of Jerry Saltz. GREAT read.
  Fold-Over Elastic
This is EXACTLY what I used for that tututorial up there. Good stuff. :)
 
The Place to Be

 

real food.
not too much.
mostly plants.

 

real food.
not too much.
mostly plants.

 

studio crescendoh   cucumber canapes   fennel arugula and feta salad
Painting by Heart
A Workshop for Beginners
with Jenny Doh
One-Day Workshop on
February 15th
OR
February 17th
Enrollment now open.
  Strawberry Plum
Pickeled Fennel
  emilie & lea's secrets
Fennel, Arugula and Feta salad Recipe

OMG! The Best of Etsy

polka dot screen printed bag

nautical striped bag

MilkhausDesign
Polka Dot Screen-Printed Bag
ikabags
Nautical Striped Bag
 
         
         

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February 8, 2014

wardrobe

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.

{C.S. Lewis}

susan tuttle

10 Tips for Building a Wardrobe
Do you love it?
Will you wear it?
Only get it if it's a Yes and a Yes.

Susan Tuttle: She's hosting an EPIC Self-Lovefest Book Giveaway!

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coloring mandalas
Tracie Hanson Guest Curator
As an artist, I'm a very late bloomer. I'm nearly 53 and have been painting for a scant four years. All my life however, ...
Tracie Hanson
  Elizabeth Halt   my blooming life

Coloring Mandalas
So make your own.

 

Elizabeth Halt
We NEED Beauty.

 

My Blooming Life
A six-minute video romp
through my art journal.

 

esther pere   pom pom garland   esther pere
An interesting article about Esther Pere's views on
Sex and Sexuality.
  Studio Crescendo: Awesome art workshops in the New Year   And here's Esther Pere's TED talk about the difference between
love and desire.

Stuff I've bought and liked and/or
Stuff I'd like to buy and think I'll like. :)
sharpener   seeing out loud   snowflake stamp
Sharpener
I use this sharpener to sharpen my chalk. Works great.
  Seeing Out Loud
Collected columns of Jerry Saltz. GREAT read.
  Fold-Over Elastic
This is EXACTLY what I used for that tututorial up there. Good stuff. :)
 
The Place to Be

 

real food.
not too much.
mostly plants.

 

real food.
not too much.
mostly plants.

 

studio crescendoh   cucumber canapes   fennel arugula and feta salad
Painting by Heart
A Workshop for Beginners
with Jenny Doh
One-Day Workshop on
February 15th
OR
February 17th
Enrollment now open.
  Strawberry Plum
Pickeled Fennel
  emilie & lea's secrets
Fennel, Arugula and Feta salad Recipe

OMG! The Best of Etsy

polka dot screen printed bag

nautical striped bag

MilkhausDesign
Polka Dot Screen-Printed Bag
ikabags
Nautical Striped Bag
 
         
         

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