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January 3, 2012

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot Archives
felted stone tutorial

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
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I don't resent being a female painter.
I don't exploit it. I paint
.


{Helen Frankenthaler}

 
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Mill Girl
Felted Stone Tutorial.

L to R: 1. DIY gold-dipped glasswear by Honestly, WTF?
2.
Chocolate marshmallows recipe by Poet in the Pantry.
3. Milk bath jars by MommysLittleHelper.

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Nina Bagley
Donna Salazar Guest Curator
Hi, I知 Donna Salazar. I知 a wife, mom, artist, designer, teacher, and kid at heart ...

Alma Stoller
  Jessy Christopher   Donna Salazar

Nina Bagley
Ornamental Garlands.

 

Jessy Christopher
Mixed Media Background Tutorial.

 

Donna Salazar Designs
Art saves.

 

Stephanie Jones Rubiano Céline Navarro Guest Curator
I would have never known I would become a full-time artist. Almost six years ago, I lost my only sister. She was 20. I was 24. She died of cancer.
A tragedy ...
green frog studio   Kelly Purkey   project life inspiration
The Green Frog Studio
Make your
dreams come true.
  Kelly Purkey
I LOVE Kelly's blog. She's like me : a traveller. She always follows her heart and I love that.

  Project Life Inspiration
Marcy is one of those scrappers that you HAVE TO follow. Not only her art is stunning, but she's a beautiful person. I'm going to get started on my first year on Project Life and I love the way she organized things for this project.

For the Love of ... Art Journaling  
paper tape silhouette tutorial   bookpage tape tutorial   soft earrings tutorial
Drawing Near
Paper Tape Silhouette Tutorial.
  Balzer Designs
DIY Bookpage Tape Tutorial.
  Jill Berry
Beach Journal Tutorial.

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Slide Mailer Pendants by Melody M. Nunez   Hand in Hand   mixd media inx
Slide Mailer Pendants
by Melody M. Nuñez
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
 

Hand in Hand
Projects by 20 Mommy Bloggers
by Jenny Doh
Available Now for Pre-Order
{Lark}

 

Mix'd Media Inx by Donna Salazar for Clearsnap

{NEW Ideas Every Friday}   INTRIGUING NEW TITLES
ON THE HORIZON
  THE LATEST & GREATEST ART-MAKING PRODUCTS
Saw It On Amazon   Titles to Remember Book Reviews
Archives

krylon looking glass spray paint   Color for Painters   Water Paper Paint
Krylon Looking Glass spray paint
 

Color for Painters
by Al Gury
{Watson Guptill}

  Water Paper Paint
by Heather Smith Jones
{Quarry}
OUR FAVORITE AMAZON FINDS   DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories
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  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Denise Reed Livingston   personalized plates   The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation
Denise Reed Livingston
I lost my husband and
two boys (ages 6 and 8) to a private plane crash ...
 

AedrielOriginals
Personalized plates.

  The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation
Reaching out, providing help, giving hope.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
mailbox@crescendoh.com.

The Good Coach
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Legato
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The Good Coach

Joe Bagley

A Time to Create
by Artist, Author, Mommy Blogger
Shona Cole
Legato Artist
JOE BAGLEY
Tweeters We Love
stephaniehowell   shutter sisters   modpodgerocks
@sisterdiane
I'm a big craft geek ...
  @ShutterSisters
Global community of women photographers.
  @modpodgerocks
DIY and crafts. I also like the color blue and garden gnomes.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
Archives
The Keys to Publishing   rose cake recipe   CRESCENDOh Palette
NEW ecourse
The Keys to Publishing & Building Creative Momentum
Register NOW.

  i am baker
Rose Cake Recipe.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy
Archives

rustic ceramic houses

felt hearts

orlydesign
Rustic ceramic houses.

gracinhas
Felt hearts

Encore on CRESCENDOh
I am a painter   inkodye   without love, you ain't nothin'
I Am a Painter   Inkodye
  Without love, you ain't nothin'.

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July 31, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
ruffle apron

Sunday, July 31, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
Kindness is our power,
even when fondness is not.


{Samuel Johnson}

 
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Ruffle Apron

L to R: 1. Say Roquefort. 2.rufflesandlinen. 3. Missus C's Reverie.

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the artful parent
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer Guest Curator
I'm not a natural share-er. Oh, I'm delighted to give you paint or food or an hour of time. I'm an excellent listener and always ...

Becky Shander
  ann wood   Balzer Designs

The Artful Parent
Rubber cement and watercolor.

 

Ann Wood
Papier mache tea cups.

 

Balzer Designs
Art Journal Every Day.

 

Melissa Bolton Christine Mason Miller Alumni Guest Curator
I am honored to be back here at crescendoh.com with the story of where things went beyond the end of my original Art Saves story. My story ended in the fall of 2005, which marked the beginning of my foray into mixed-media work ...
ordinary sparkling moments   tara sophia mohr   helene finizio
Ordinary Sparkling Moments
  Tara Sophia Mohr
  Helene Finizio

For the Love of ... Fitness  
dangers of diet coke   stem yoga pants   crafting fitness
Care2
DANGERS
of
Diet Coke
  Nordstrom
Stem yoga pants.
  Crafting Fitness
To-Go

For the Love of ... Art Journaling  
paint chip art journal page   happiness is in the heart   art journal tutorial
Oops, i craft my pants
Paint chip art journal page.
  Birgit Koopsen
Happiness is in the heart.
  Tangie Baxter
Art journal tutorial.

Studio CRESCENDOh
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Titles to Remember Book Reviews
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Crescendoh   Sew Wild   Creative Pilgrimage
Art Saves Beret
by Tracy Schultz
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Sew Wild
by Alisa Burke
Available Now for Pre-Order
{Interweave}
  Creative Pilgrimage
by Jenny Doh
Available Now for Pre-Order
{Quarry}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} INTRIGUING NEW TITLES ON THE HORIZON
Titles to Remember Book Reviews
Archives

jewelry design challenge   jewelry design challenge   World of Geekcraft
Signature Styles
by Jenny Doh
Review by Beth Livesay
{Lark Crafts}
  Water Paper Paint
by Heather Smith Jones
{Quarry}
  World of Geekcraft
by Susan Beal
Review by Andrew Mouet
{Chronicle Books}
DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories
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  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Marcia Beckett   bride's legs   Our Hands For Hope
Marcia Beckett
I've always loved art and crafting. As a little girl, I would cut up magazines to make ...
 

HoneyCase2
Bride's legs.

  Our Hands For Hope
Hope That Covers.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
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The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Shona Cole

Ruth Singer

Getting Messy
by artist and author of The Artistic Mother:
Shona Cole
Legato Artist
RUTH SINGER
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
flora bowley   peach collins   CRESCENDOh Palette
Bloom True with Flora Bowley
2-Day Workshop
in Southern California

October 29th-30th
Enroll NOW

  SippitySup
Peach Collins.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

white gauze shrug

mohop shoes

larimeloom
White gauze shrug.

mohop
mohop shoes.

Encore on CRESCENDOh
how to fold an origami star   tortoise that could   flight 79
TUTORIAL :: How to fold an
origami star.
  UNCLASSIFIABLE :: Tortoise
that could.
  LOL :: Flight 79.

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July 10, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
Flora Bowley

Sunday, July 10, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
Things are only impossible until they're not.


{Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation}

 
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Bloom True with Flora Bowley
2-Day Workshop in
Southern California

L to R: 1. Knittingparadise. 2. Samantha McNesby. 3. Kokken 69.

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sidewalk chalk
Anna-Marie Still Alumni Guest Curator
ART SAVES seems so much more personal to me than it did just a mere 15 months ago when I wrote my first ART SAVES story ...

anna marie still
  antarctica   anna marie still

Amazing depth and texture.

 

Art in nature.

 

Evoking Art Every Day
Open & releasing.

 

mindy tsonas Mindy Tsonas Alumni Guest Curator
Hello. It's such a wonderful treat to be a guest curator once again here at CRESCENDOh.com. I often find myself stopping by, just like you, in search of a little something to fill my creative well ...
wish studio   unfolding your<a href="http://www.unfoldingyourlifevision.com/" target="_blank"><img src="file:///Jenny-HD/Users/jennydoh/Library/Application%20Support/Adobe/Contribute%20CS4/en_US/Sites/Site4AssetsTemp/1_000.jpg" alt="craftsanity" width="140" height="140" style="border: 7px solid #808080;" /></a> life vision   wishstudio
Wish Studio
I've been making these for friends as little gifts. Great to throw in your beach
bag to catch inspiration
on the go!
  Unfolding Your Life Vision
This fun collage kit will help you create your way to a clearer life vision!
  Wishstudio
This is where creativity & self-discovery meet. Help us celebrate the coming launch of our new Art & Creativity Co-op coming to Newburyport, MA!

For the Love of ... Art Journaling  
simple mom   house on the hill   art journal tutorial
Simple Mom
What to do with old cards and letters.
  Time Out Creative Art Journaling
House on the hill.
  Little Big Tirl
Art journal tutorial.

For the Love of ... Handbags  
magnetic chalkboard tutorial   living life creatively   notebook tote tutorial
Sweet Treats & Good Eats
Magnetic chalkboard tutorial.
  Living Life Creatively
Turn a T into a bag.
  Punk Projects
Notebook tote tutorial.

Studio CRESCENDOh
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Titles to Remember Book Reviews
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Crescendoh   Everything Alice   noah scalin
Paper Flowers
by Becky Shander
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Everything Alice
by Hannah Read-Baldry & Christine Leech
{North Light Books}
  365: A Daily Creativity Journal
by Noah Scalin
{Voyager Press}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories
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  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Sunshine Barlowe Lewis   dove bird tray   Equality Now
Sunshine Barlowe Lewis
My name is Sunshine, and yes, that is my real name (I get asked that at least once a day). Though my parents deliberated ...
 

MarciG
Dove bird tray.

  Equality Now
Working to end violence
and discrimination against
women and girls.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
mailbox@crescendoh.com.

The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Shona Cole

Flora Bowley

Satisfying Your Inner Artist When You're Busy
by artist and author of The Artistic Mother:
Shona Cole
Legato Artist
LYNN WHIPPLE
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
  cookin canuck   CRESCENDOh Palette
ART of the paintbOX
All-Day Workshop
with Connie Govea-Stuart

September 10th
Enroll NOW

  Cookin' Canuck
Blueberry swirl ice cream pie with hazelnut crust recipe.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

number stamps

linen fabric bin

hugfishandorange
Cute spool number set hand carved stamps.

Hoganfe
Linen fabric bin.

Encore on CRESCENDOh
we the people   decide   anyone else but you
We the (Rockin') People.   Decide.   Anyone else but you.

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April 6, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
happiness

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
If you don't have any shadows you're not in the light
.


{Lady Gaga}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Happiness le blog by Gedane
Pochoir Tetra.

L to R: 1. Print Pattern. 2. My Cakies. 3. andiespecialtysweets.

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moonlight and hares
Kathryn Antyr Alumni Guest Curator
One day a few months ago, I opened my art journal and designed a peace treaty. Art continues to play a huge role in ...

Kathryn Antyr
  lamb candy   kathryn antyr

Moonlight and Hares
Pinch, punch, rabbits!
And some hares.

 

Lamb Candy
Accessories for all you
magic-makers.

 

Collage Diva
Kathryn's journey as she
reclaims her health.

 

For the Love of ... Artwear  
shoe makeover   leather bow cuff tutorial   studio waterstone
Hope Studios
Shoe makeover.
  I Still Love You
DIY Leather Bow Cuff Tutorial.
  Studio Waterstone
Birth of an eco-friendly handbag.

For the Love of ... (Art) Journaling  
ihanna   ania maria   Donna Downey
iHanna
Alter a book into an art journal tutorial.
  Ania-Maria
Complicated.
  Donna Downey
Stamps and texture.

For the Love of ... Art Quilting  
herringbone block tutorial   the pink couch   mug rug tutorial
Bijou Lovely
Herringbone Block Tutorial.
  The Pink Couch
Art Quilt.
  msmcporkchopquilts
Mug rut tutorial.

Studio CRESCENDOh
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Titles to Remember Book Reviews
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Crescendoh   The Cuter Book   paper captain
Upcycled & Embellished
Metal Cans
by Melody Nuñez
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  The Cuter Book
by Aranzi Aronzo
{Vertical}
  Paper Captain
{Universe}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories
Archives

  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Tippy Stockton   rustic wedding centerpieces   International Rescue Committee
Tippy Stockton
I just read Beth Quinn's story. I've met and love her dearly ...
  Once Wed
Rustic Wedding Centerpieces.
  International Rescue Committee
From Harm to Home.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
mailbox@crescendoh.com.

The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Shamanie Haneca

Jane Waggoner Deschner

This Week :: Create Health
Gathering Your Materials

Strategies for gathering materials to master your health.
Dr. Shamanie Haneca
Creating in the Vernacular
Jane Waggoner Deschner

The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
Donna Downey   thai shrimp scallop curry   CRESCENDOh Palette
Donna Downey's
Inspired Artists Workshop

May 11-14, 2011
Charlotte, NC

Complete events listing here
.
  Susi Kochen
Thai shrimp scallop curry.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

rainbow blanket

rainbow pillow

rocketandbear
Rainbow blanket.

dedeetsyshop
Rainbow pillow.

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March 8, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
needlebook tutorial

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
Only the gentle are ever really strong.


{James Dean}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Simply Vintage Girl
How to make a
needlebook tutorial.

L to R: 1. A Little Zaftig. 2. Lovely Morning. 3. accomonthread.

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cake journal
Serena Thompson Guest Curator
I grew up simply, and with no television or electricity, so being creative was what I did for fun ...

Serena Thompson
  maie dae   The Farm Chicks

Cake Journal
I could have my knitting basket and eat it too!

 

Maie Dae
These images are dreamy.

 

The Farm Chicks
Mini Donut Cupcakes.

 

Jennifer Swift Jennifer Swift Guest Curator
I've written this story several times over the last few days. How much to share, how much to reveal has always been a problem for me. I want to tell you how dark and dreary my life gets when I feel depressed. How everything bright dims and how I withdraw from everyone around me ...
bird from a wire   iHanna   raining sheep
Bird from a Wire
Everyone has a
choice to make.
  iHanna
Love this how-to for a photo inspiration journal.
  Raining Sheep
Home never
looked so good.

For the Love of ... Home  
enamel painted vases   dry erase calendar wall art   homemade chalk board paint
Sugar and Charm
Enamel-painted vases.
  Cottage Hill
Dry erase calendar
wall art tutorial.
  The Idea Room
Homemade chalk board paint tutorial.

For the Love of ... Art Journaling  
Riddhi Desai   sketchbook project   roben marie smith
Riddhi Desai
Handmade notebooks.
  On the Surface
Sketchbook project.
  Roben-Marie Smith
Life is Red.

Studio CRESCENDOh
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Crescendoh   Kathy Cano-Murillo   Crescendoh Giveaway
Art Saves Tote
by Cynthia Shaffer
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing
by Kathy Cano-Murillo
{Grand Central Publishing}
  Giveaway #17:
Books by Kathy Cano-Murillo + Glitter & more!
Enter by 3/12/11 5PM (PST)
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories
Archives

  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Karen Kahle   junghwa   Amazon Conservation Association
Karen Kahle
Art has always been
where I reside ...
  junghwa
Linen drawstring pouches.
  Amazon Conservation Association
Working to Protect Biodiversity.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
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The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Shona Cole

Lynne Perrella

This Week :: Introducing Art to Your Children
Thoughts from mother, artist and author:
Shona Cole
An Interview with :: Lynne Perrella
Lover of color. Teacher of discoveries.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
The Farm Chicks   endive salad   CRESCENDOh Palette
The Farm Chicks
Antiques Show

June 4 & 5, 2011
Spokane, WA

Complete events listing here
.
  My Little Expat Kitchen
Endive salad with apples, walnuts and roquefort cheese with raspberry vinaigrette.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

bunny doll

minu

kooandpoppet
Cute bunny.

minu
Cutie with claws.

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March 2, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
Yarn Flowers

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.


{Voltaire}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

A Subtle Revelry
Yarn Flowers Tutorial.

L to R: 1. Chico's Kitchen. 2. presentandcorrect. 3. Honestly WTF.

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hearts and scars
Linda Woods Guest Curator
Sometimes I think it's funny how I rarely hear people ask plumbers or mechanics about the moment they knew that's what they were ...

Linda Woods
  life without novacaine   Visual Chronicles

Hearts and Scars
Red.

 

Life Without Novacaine
Tasty illustration.

 

Visual Chronicles
Disrespected, yo.

 

Carol Spinski Carol Spinski Guest Curator
As I sat by my mom's hospice bed that day holding tight to her hands, I watched every last breath that she took. In those final hours, I was overwhelmed with the sense of pride I felt to call this gracious woman ...
raised in cotton   The Lettered Cottage   brave girls club
Raised in Cotton
Surround yourself with creative friends.
  The Lettered Cottage
A Few os Layla's
Favorite Tutorials.
  Debbie Dusenberry's Curious Sofa
Yarn-wrapped tree.

For the Love of ... Art Jewelry  
shrink plastic rings   walnut heart necklace   braided linen wrap bracelet
Planet June
Shrink Plastic Rings.
  Foam Magazine
DIY Walnut Heart Necklace.
  Make Bracelets!
Braided Irish Linen Wrap Bracelet Tutorial.

For the Love of ... Art Journaling  
journal girl   alisa burke   daisy yellow
Journal Girl
Sunday in the studio.
  Craftiness is Not Optional
Evolution of a sketchbook.
  daisy yellow
Creative experiments.

Studio CRESCENDOh
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Crescendoh   Pam Carriker   Pam Carriker
Hearts in Jars
by Becky Shander
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Art at the Speed of Life
by Pam Carriker
{Interweave}
 

A Chance to Win!
A copy of Pam Carriker's
Art at the Speed of Life & More!
Enter by 3/5/11 5PM (PST)

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

Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories
Archives

  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Sheryl Putnam   rosette garter   Kids In Need Foundation
Sheryl Putnam
My husband and I left our
home we loved ...
  SweetlyFallen
Shabby Chic Rosette Garter.
  Kids In Need Foundation
Ensuring that every child is prepared to learn and succeed.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
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The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Shona Cole

Tammy Smith

This Week :: Doing What You Love
Thoughts from mother, artist and author:
Shona Cole
An Interview with :: Tammy Smith
A fascinating exploration of tattered vestiges.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
be inspired   pancetta and egg salad   CRESCENDOh Palette
Inspired Artist Workshop
May 11-14, 2011
Charlotte, NC

Complete events listing here
.
  Sweet Paul
Pancetta and Egg Salad.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

crocheted bib necklace

petals collar

acommonthread
Crocheted bib necklace.

SecondWindVintage
Vintage fanciful petals collar.

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February 15, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
heart and hand tutorial

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die,
for the harder I work the more I live.

{George Bernard Shaw}
 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Ulla Milbrath:
Heart and Hand Tutorial.

L to R: 1. Beccacc. 2. Hungry Hippie. 3. Naughty Secretary Club.

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elsie flannigan
Megan Hunt Guest Curator
I feel like I never "became" an artist any more than I became a daughter or an American or a lover of fashion or a hater of casseroles ...

Megan Hunt
  fabric rosettes   princess lasertron

Elsie Flannigan's A Beautiful Mess:
Elsie inspires me to integrate fabric swatches into my journaling.

 

Oh So Happy Together:
Thy this easy technique for making fabric rosettes! I can see these as hair clips, or pins for your purse,
or even creating a bib necklace
with lots of them!

 

Princess Lasertron:
Photos from one of my recent bridal orders: fancy embroidery, crystals,
and vintage pearls!

 

Cari Kraft Cari Kraft Guest Curator
I never really thought about what my ART SAVES story would be until Jenny asked me to participate. For me, art has always been a part of my life. My family was very conscientious about using everything we had effectively. Not so much by choice as out of necessity ...
Cari Kraft   sally jean alexander   cathe holden
Cari Kraft:
What should we make today?
  Sally Jean Alexander:
The first time I saw Sally Jean's ad in the back of a Mary Engelbreit magazine, my first thought was "I love that color blue!"
  Cathe Holden
I have recently discovered Cathe's blog and I felt instantly at home. Trust me, you'll feel the same way too!

For the Love of ... Knitting  
resurrection fern   high waisted knit shorts   how to knit a flower
Resurrection Fern:
Tutorial to knit and felt a bangle bracelet.
  Barbro Anderson:
High waisted knit shorts.
  KnitQuiltSew:
How to Knit a Flower.

For the Love of ... Art Journaling  
journal revolution   heather foust   Julie Balzer
Journal Revolution:
by Linda Woods
& Karen Dinino.
  Heather Foust:
My Life is Full of Colors.
  Julie Balzer:
Creating a Background.

Studio CRESCENDOh
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Crescendoh   bead on a wire   Make Your Own Misfits
Embellished Jars with Letters
by Becky Shander
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Bead on a Wire
by Sharilyn Miller
{North Light Books}
  Make Your Own Misfits
by Fumie Kamijo & Rosie Short
{Cico Books}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories
Archives

  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Gayle Bodine   freeform pearl waterfall necklace   Animal Place
Gayle Bodine
I have used art as an elixir for depression since I was ...
  dbvictoria:
Freeform freshwater pearl waterfall necklace.
Perfect for the bride.
  Animal Place:
Compassion for all life.
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The Good Coach
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Legato
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Lesley Riley

Meg Allan Cole

This Week :: Your Most Important Art Supply
Thoughts from internationally known artist,
instructor, author and creativity coach:
Lesley Riley
An Interview with :: Meg Allan Cole
DIY maven. Clothing designer. Actress.
Activist. Blogger. Lover of Life.
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lisa engelbrecht   crumpets with blueberry butter   CRESCENDOh Palette
Shimmer & Sparkle!
All-Day Workshop with
Lisa Engelbrecht
March 5, 2011
Santa Ana, CA

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  Kokken 69:
Crumpets with
Blueberry Butter.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

yarn bowl

flower necklace

MadeOfClay: Yarn Bowl.

taylorseclectic: He Loves Me Flower Necklace.

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January 11, 2011

 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Words of Wisdom

It's so hard when it doesn't come easy.

{The Dixie Chicks}

wise craft   The Makerie   gilded votive cups tutorial
Wise Craft:
Sweater cozies for candle holders tutorial.

 

That's Totally hOT!

The Makerie :: A Creative Retreat
April 7-10, 2011
Boulder, Colorado

  One Pearl Button:
Faux Gilded Votive
Cups Tutorial.
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maya donenfeld
Betz White Guest Curator
I feel fortunate to have grown up in a crafty, "We could make that" kind of household ...

Betz White
  daisy janie   Betz White

Maya Donenfeld:
Maya makes a simply beautiful
cuff with recycled leather.

 

Daisy Janie:
I'm not handy in the kitchen, but I can make this! Delicious, easy and healthy.

 

Betz White:
This is a favorite post in which I ponder drawing without intention.

 

Amelia Critchlow Amelia Critchlow Guest Curator
During an intense period of post-natal depression and solo parenting in my twenties, I had a dream telling me to return to the study of art. I had studied it at school and continued to dabble as an adult. This dream didn't leave me for five years ...
Amelia Critchlow   Susannah Conway   color me kate
Amelia Critchlow:
What I learnt at art school.
  Susannah Conway:
I love that Susannah picked up the camera and used images and words to
weave and create a
more healed self.
  Color Me Katie:
I find totally inspiring as again she takes art and its possibilities to new heights. Love art as an "exchange" and interactive relationship with others.

For the Love of ... Mommy&Me  
dodecahedron star lantern tutorial   paper star craft tutorial   snow drift candle holders
Mom's Crafty Space:
Dodechedron Star
Lantern Tutorial.
  The Enchanted Tree:
Paper Star Craft Tutorial.
  Living with Lindsay:
DIY Snow Drift
Candle Holders.

For the Love of ... Art Journaling  
Balzer Designs   Nancie Rowe Janitz   winter art journal
Balzer Designs
Start with a Strong Image Art Journaling Tutorial.
  Nancie Rowe Janitz:
Digital Art
Journaling Tutorial.
  A Beautiful Mess:
Winter Art Journal DIY.

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Safe at Home
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TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
 

Inspired Remnants,
Curious Dreams
by Kerin Gale
{North Light Books}

 

Creative Bloom
by Jennifer Swift
{North Light Books}

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This Week :: Throwing Your Life Away
Thoughts from life and certified creativity coach,
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Quinn McDonald.

An Interview with :: Peter Clark
Paper collage artist and author of Paperwork.

The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
Donna Downey's Inspired Event   joylicious   CRESCENDOh Palette
Join Alisa Burke, Suzi Blu, Tracie Lampe, Lolly Chessie, Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, Becky Nunn, and Jenny Doh at:
Donna Downey's Inspired Event

May 2011: Concord, NC

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  Joylicious:
How to Cook Eggs:
Part 1.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

bear ring

white cloud in concrete

creativeaccidents: bear ring.

DrCraze: White cloud in concrete.

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