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August 11, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
plaster letters

Thursday, August 11, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
A truth that's told with bad intent
beats all the lies you can invent.


{William Blake}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Poppytalk
Plaster letters.

L to R: 1. BetsyLife. 2. DirtyLush. 3. Clips n Cuts.

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canelle et vanille
Joanna Figueroa Alumni Guest Curator
Art Saves. It sure does. The first time I thought about this idea for Jenny sometime last year I went immediately back into the story of my life ...

joanna figueroa
  camille roskelley   fig tree quilts

cannelle et vanille
I never know whether I want to look or eat what I see here!

 

Camille Roskelley
Camille is one of my favorite people and one of my favorite quilters.

 

Fig Tree Quilts
Some of our newest products.

 

Kathy Cano-Murillo Kathy Cano-Murillo Alumni Guest Curator
When I last curated for Art Saves, I was just coming off of the grief of losing my dad to cancer. I couldn't think of him without breaking down in tears. Art was my way of dealing with the emotions ...
Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing   Fifi Flowers   las hermanitas
Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing

  Fifi Flowers
This artist reads a book and if she loves it, she'll create a painting based on a scene. Genius! She also has a book review sister site.
  Las Hermanitas
This Mexican-inspired design blog celebrates women-owned businesses, art, and style.

For the Love of ... Minimalism  
painted bottles with simple patterns   tape pins   see you there
Creative Jewish Mom
Painted bottles
with simple patterns.
  Pilli Pilli
Tape pins.
  See You There!
Toilet paper roll wreath.

For the Love of ... Paper  
mobile homes   handmade paper bunting   paste paper tutorial
jikits
Mobile homes.
  Pepper Design Blog
Handmade paper bunting.
  Paper Kitty
Paste paper tutorial.

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Crescendoh   field guide   Lark Books
Mini Art Quilts
by Becky Shander
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  A Field Guide to Fabric Design
by Kim Kight
Available Now for Pre-Order
{C&T Publishing}
  Stash Happy Felt
by Amanda Carestio
Available Now for Pre-Order
{Lark Books}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} INTRIGUING NEW TITLES ON THE HORIZON
Titles to Remember Book Reviews
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drawn in   jewelry design challenge   World of Geekcraft
Drawn In
by Julia Rothman
{Quarry}
  Visual Quick Tips Crochet
by Cecily Keim & Kim P. Werker
{Wiley Publishing}
  Inspired to Sew
by Bari J.
{Stash Books}
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  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
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Martha Richardson   the charity wedding   Doctors Without Borders
Cheryl
I have always done arts, crafts, created, played with materials to make things, whatever you call it. I was sexually abused ...
 

The Charity Wedding

  Doctors Without Borders
Providing emergency medical care.
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The Good Coach
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Legato
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Quinn McDonald

Lynne Perrella

Creating a Daily Practice
by writer, author, coach:
Quinn McDonald
Legato Artist
LYNNE PERRELLA
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
create health   Two Tarts   CRESCENDOh Palette
Create Health
Online Workshop

by Dr. Shamanie Haneca
Enroll NOW

  Two Tarts
Blueberry and Mascarpone Crepes.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

strapless wool dress

silk night gown

Altarclothing
Strapless wool dress.

VeraVague
Silk night gown.

Encore on CRESCENDOh
the love we make   art persists   altered composition book
TUTORIAL :: The Love We Make   Art Persists.   TUTORIAL :: Altered
Composition Book.

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July 20, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
Alisa Burke

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.


{G. K. Chesterton}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Alisa Burke
Large paintings with text.

L to R: 1. okapiknits. 2. Urban Outfitters. 3. Salty Seattle.

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patina moon
Becky Shander Alumni Guest Curator
Art means almost everything to me; it always has. During darker moments art has always been there for me, at the ready to soothe ...

Becky Shander
  soul aperture   becky shander

Patina Moon
Creating art with tea bags.

 

A Luscious Journey
Being me.

 

Becky Shander
Altered oatmeal box.

 

Melissa Bolton Melissa Bolton Alumni Guest Curator
I am so excited to have been asked to return as alumnus Guest Curator here at CRESCENDOh. Last time I shared the story of how I came to be an online boutique owner. I am still the proud proprietress of Adored Before. Since then, some things have evolved ...
antique lace   custom wallpaper   easy organization
Melissa Bolton
Antique lace.
  Tea Rose Home
Ruffled tee.
  The Original Scrapbox
Easy organization.

For the Love of ... Minimalism  
the twinery   tokketok   everything leb
The Twinery
U + ME card.
  tokketok
Painted wrap.
  Everything LEB
Painted box.

For the Love of ... Crochet  
resurection fern   chicrochet   bugs and fishes
Resurrection Fern
Crocheted mushroom tutorial.
  ChiCrochet
Caton Cowl Pattern.
  All About Ami
Cup Cozy Tutorial.

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Crescendoh   jewelry design challenge   sewn by hand
Rubber Stamped
Fabric Tags Tutorial
by Jenny Doh
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Jewelry Design Challenge
by Linda Kopp
{Lark Books}
  Sewn by Hand
by Susan Wasinger
{Lark Books}
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  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
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Glenda Hoagland   floral fascinator   MediSend International
Glenda Hoagland
I am in the middle of one of the most important times of my life and art has been ...
 

How Sweet Treats
Floral Fascinator Tutorial.

  MediSend International
Sending hope. Saving Lives.
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The Good Coach
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Shona Cole

tabitha moses

Pathway to Improvement
by artist and author of The Artistic Mother:
Shona Cole
Legato Artist
TABITHA MOSES
With human hair, Tabitha creates
powerful objects to be contemplated.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
flora bowley   i am baker   CRESCENDOh Palette
Bloom True with Flora Bowley
2-Day Workshop
in Southern California

October 29th-30th
Enroll NOW

  i am baker
Desserts for the deserving.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

animal hands

colors charm

burnedfurniture
Monogrammed spoons.

EtsyMetal
Colors charm.

Encore on CRESCENDOh
free motion quilt tutorial   porous borders   free motion stitching tutorial
Free motion stitched dotted love.   Porous borders.   The love you make.

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July 11, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
purl bee

Monday, July 11, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
Creative minds have always been known
to survive any kind of bad training.


{Anna Freud}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Purl Bee
Two-color embroidery.

L to R: 1. Sew Many Ways. 2. Brooklynrehab. 3. Kitchen Wench.

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Patti Digh
Quinn McDonald Alumni Guest Curator
Over the past weeks, I�ve had several conversations with people who have seen pages of my book ...

quinn mcdonald
  studio mailbox   raw art journaling

Patti Digh
This artist knows a lot about working deeply and making meaning. This post is about intentions and patterns
in our lives.

 

Studio Mailbox
On the repetition of creativity: T.J. Goerlitz shows us what it takes to keep digging till you get what you want.

 

NEW! Raw Art Journaling
Making Meaning, Making Art.

 

jill geraghty groves Jill Geraghty-Groves Alumni Guest Curator
What an honor it is to be asked to come back as a follow up on Crescendoh! The one thing that stands out in my mind that I have learned over the past year is that, no matter what plans you may have for your life, life has its own ideas as to what and when things will happen ...
jill geraghty groves   rachel greig   misty mawn
Jill G Groves
My latest canvas.
  Rachel Greig
Darkroom Door.
  Misty Mawn
Unfurling.

For the Love of ... Cross Stitch  
fat quarterly   the haby goddess   cross stitch plate tutorial
Fat Quarterly
Cross Stitching on Linen.
  The Haby Goddess
First time Cross Stitchers.
  Simply Bettie
Cross Stitch Plate Tutorial.

For the Love of ... Minimalism  
ruffly belt   manila mailing envelope   cupcake liner flower toppers
100 Layer Cake
Ruffly belt.
  Small Adventure
Manila mailing envelope.
  Baby Lifestyles
Cupcake liner flower toppers.

Studio CRESCENDOh
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Crescendoh   art at the speed of life   noah scalin
Paper Flowers
by Becky Shander
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Art at the Speed of Life
by Pam Carriker
{Interweave Press}
  Real Life Journals
by Gwen Diehn
{Lark Books}
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  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
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Sunshine Barlowe Lewis   diy photobooth   Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation
Eden Clare
I guess I could say an idea came as an Epiphany strangely enough on the very day we ...
 

The Average Bride
DIY Photobooth.

  Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation
Furthering the pioneering work
of Alvin Ailey.
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The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Shona Cole

tabitha moses

Satisfying Your Inner Artist When You're Busy
by artist and author of The Artistic Mother:
Shona Cole
Legato Artist
TABITHA MOSES
With human hair, Tabitha creates
powerful objects to be contemplated.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
flora bowley   whole wheat banana pancakes   CRESCENDOh Palette
Bloom True with Flora Bowley
2-Day Workshop
in Southern California

October 29th-30th
Enroll NOW

  Liv Life
Whole wheat banana pancakes.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

whale

hedgehogs

Kklaus
Whale.

Bambaks
Hedgehogs.

Encore on CRESCENDOh
still married   fat quarter defined   don't be an ass
Still married.   Fat quarter defined.   Don't be an ass tutorial.

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June 21, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
toilet paper origami

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
In the depth of winter I finally learned that
there was in me an invincible summer.


{Albert Camus}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Origami Resource Center
Toilet paper origami.

L to R: 1. DashingEtc. 2. Martha. 3. Pip & Ebby.

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spoon poetry tutorial
Tracie Lyn Huskamp Alumni Guest Curator
Art inspires the imagination and captures the heart. It is part of our everyday lives, surrounding us even in the most ...

Jodi Ohl
  Jill K. Berry   red door studio

Kelli Nina Perkins
Spoon poetry tutorial.

 

Jill K. Berry
Happy Map and Haiku.

 

The Red Door Studio
Life and Art Collide.

 

linda tieu Linda Tieu Alumni Guest Curator
I went back to read over my first ART SAVES story and thought about how taking the time to reflect and understand oneself truly leads to internal balance, healing, and many other great things ...
Linda Tieu   ali edwards   well wishes
Back to Paper
Notes to Myself.
  Ali Edwards
13 Everyday life
journaling prompts.
  Well Wishes
Art for all.

For the Love of ... Minimalism  
our little box   stamped clothespins   gift bags
Our Little Box
Gift Wrapping.
  Supply-A-Holics
Stamped Clothespins.
  The Party Studio
Gift Bags.

For the Love of ... Paper  
corner punches   paper doily   egg carton boats
Lisa Storms
Corner punches.
  Lorajean's Magazine
How to make a doily.
  House Revivals
Egg carton boats.

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Crescendoh   learn to tat   papertoy monsters
Bloom Canvas
by Becky Shander
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Learn to Tat
by Janette Baker
{American School of Needlework}
  Papertoy Monsters

{Workman Publishing}
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  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Lolita Nogan   bunny wedding cake topper   Convoy of Hope
Lolita R. Nogan
My story begins when a little girl is introduced to an ever ending supply of ...
 

PlanetFur
Bunny wedding cake topper.

  Convoy of Hope
A driving passion to feed the world.
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The Good Coach
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Legato
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Lesley Riley

Flora Bowley

This Week :: Don't Just Think—DO!
by author, artist, creativity coach
Lesley Riley
Legato Artist
FLORA BOWLEY
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
  simple moist almond cake   CRESCENDOh Palette
ART of the paintbOX
All-Day Workshop
with Connie Govea-Stuart

September 10th
Enroll NOW

  The Runaway Spoon
Simple Moist Almond Cake.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

embroidered notebooks

book page crane mobile

Pilosale
Embroidered notebooks.

SpareBedroomStudio
Book page crane mobile.

Encore on CRESCENDOh
rachel emilie jackson   altered book   sweet silence
Romantic Botanicals
Petals and Script
  Altered Book   Sweet Silence

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June 15, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
Crafting Fitness

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once,
but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.


{Bruce Lee}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Crafting Fitness
To-Go!
DVD + Kit

L to R: 1. ShishLOOKdesign. 2. Mixed and Stitched. 3. Alisa Burke.

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kristen roach
Jodi Ohl Alumni Guest Curator
Last year at this time I had the honor of sharing my Art Saves story, which shed some light as to how I ...

Jodi Ohl
  Lorraine Reynolds   jodi ohl

Craft Leftovers
Kristen Roach is always
clever and crafty.

 

Glimmering Prize
Embedded in layers upon layer, Lorraine Reynolds infuses just the right touch of mystery.

 

Jodi Ohl
Dunwoody art festival 2011.

 

la la ortiz La La Ortiz Alumni Guest Curator
I feel so honored to be back on CRESCENDOh. Thank you Jenny Doh for inviting me back! Last time I was here I was able to share a little bit of my journey into the art world ...
la la ortiz   clayville california   international polymer clay association
La La Redwood Coast Creative ARts' Photostream
  Clayville California.   International Polymer
Clay Association

For the Love of ... Green Chic  
upcycled   upcycled cup cozy   upcycled cans
Olive Bites Blog
Upcycled Clay Tile Board.
  Every Nothing Wonderful
Upcycled Cup Cozy.
  Jazzica
Upcycled cans.

For the Love of ... Minimalism  
cabbage rose cuff   custom linen love note   embellished paper clips
Altered Book
Inspired to Partake.
  inklore
Custom linen love note.
  La Casa Degli Antuche
Embellished paper clips.

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Crescendoh   decorate   Transfer Artist Paper
Altered Skirt Bag
by Shona Cole
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Decorate
by Holly Becker &
Joanna Copestick
{Chronicle Books}
  Create with Transfer Artist Paper
by Lesley Riley
{C&T Publishing}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

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  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
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Carrie Clayden   DIY felt heart tutorial   Fisher House Foundation
Seema Saraf
I came to the United States from India 4 years ago ...
 

Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
DIY felt heart favor tutorial.

  Fisher House Foundation
Helping Military Families.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
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The Good Coach
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Lesley Riley

Flora Bowley

This Week :: Don't Just Think—DO!
by author, artist, creativity coach
Lesley Riley
Legato Artist
FLORA BOWLEY
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
  curried green lentil soup   CRESCENDOh Palette
ART of the paintbOX
All-Day Workshop
with Connie Govea-Stuart

September 10th
Enroll NOW

  The Cilantropist
Curried Green Lentil Soup.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

feathered necklace

eye test necklace

catrabbitplush
Feathered necklace.

TillyBloom
Eye Test Necklace.

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June 7, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
aluminum can planters

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
A teacher should have maximal authority
and minimal power.


{Thomas Szasz}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

The Wind and the Sail
Aluminum Can Planters Tutorial.

L to R: 1. eighteen25. 2. Sudrishta. 3. Gourmantine's Blog.

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fig & me
Serena Stubson Guest Curator
All my life I have done something creative, whether that be drawing, cooking, or trying to sew. To be honest, I find it pretty amazing ...

Candie Cooper
  yarn wreaths   what a sweet life

Fig & Me
Incredible works of art! We are so lucky to own two of these
amazing dolls..

 

Handmade in Manitoba
Yarn wreaths.

 

What a Sweet Life
From a bag of scraps to this!

 

Sue Bleiweiss Melody M. Nuñez Alumni Guest Curator
ART SAVES is a powerful sentiment, and it rings so true for me. I shared how art has helped me in my first Art Saves story — today I'll share how I’m using art to help improve the lives of others ...
melody nunez   kitten creates   Jo Hamilton Art
Melody M. Nuñez
Upcycled & embellished metal cans.
  KittenCreates
These hand-dyed ribbons inspired my most recent Design Team project-
they're luscious!
  Jo Hamilton Art
Amazing crocheted portraits-yes, crocheted!

For the Love of ... Minimalism  
Lovely Morning   little birdie secrets   The Sweetest Occasion
Lovely Morning
Deja's kraft paper
gocco'd invites .
  Little Birdie Secrets
Love notes.
  The Sweetest Occasion
DIY Embroidery Hoop Cake Stand.

For the Love of ... GreenChic  
tshirt yarn   denim vest tutorial   decorative glass jar tutorial
Wonderstrange
Upcycled T-Shirt Yarn.
  Crooked Antenna
Upcycled Denim
Vest Tutorial.
  Alexandra Rose Boutique
Upcycled Decorative Glass Jar Tutorial.

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Crescendoh   The Artist Unique   The Artful Bird
Love Postcard
by Rachel Emilie Jackson
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Stamped Metal Jewelry
by Lisa Niven Kelly
{Interweave}
  The Artful Bird
by Abigail Patner Glassenberg
{Interweave}
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  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
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Carrie Clayden   I DO   Freedom from Hunger
Carrie Clayden
Hi, My name is Carrie Clayden and I am an artist ...
  creativebyheart:
I DO.
  Freedom from Hunger
Health. Self-reliance. Dignity.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
mailbox@crescendoh.com.

The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Lesley Riley

Janet Jones

This Week :: Don't Just Think—DO!
by author, artist, creativity coach
Lesley Riley
Legato Artist
JANET JONES
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
  roast snapper   CRESCENDOh Palette
Rejuvenated Jewels
All-Day Workshop
with Amy Hanna

August 20th
Enroll NOW

  No Recipes
Roast Snapper
with Spring Vegetables.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

mixed book page pendant light

little black bird journal

Zipper8Lighting
Artichoke Mixed Book Page Pendant Light.

ThreeTreesBindery
Little black bird journal.

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