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August 21, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
toilet paper roll prints

Sunday, August 20, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
Some women love only what they can hold in their arms;
others, only what they can't.


{Mignon McLaughlin}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Shannon's Top School
Toilet paper roll prints.

L to R: 1. Dishing the Divine. 2. No144. 3. The Crafty Nest.

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shamanie haneca
Jeanne Oliver Guest Curator
Art has been my companion for as long as I can remember. It has not always shown itself in the same medium but it has been there just the same ...

Jeanne Oliver
  What Katie Ate   jeanne oliver

Shamanie Haneca
Those of you who've followed my blog know hat Dr. Haneca diagnosed me with food allergies over a year ago & completely changed my life. You'll love her blog for food & health related topics but this post is one of my faves. There are always blessings .. even in the midst of pain.

 

What Katie Ate
Love at first site. This blog makes me want to cook all day & get incredibly fat! Not really ... but I do want Katie to cook for me. I cook but not like this & each photo inspires me in my own art. That is why I love this creative world. So much inspiration!

 

Jeanne Oliver
Just show up
{then the magic can happen}.

 

rebecca brooks Rebecca Brooks Guest Curator
I remember distant mornings as a young girl diving backwards in the cool waters of summer. In one fleeting moment I would open my eyes and discover a perfect view. Like some strange bird urgently flapping my arms, suspended lengthwise just below the surface of the pool, I would peer ...
recuerda mi corazon   Judy Wise   lynne hoppe
Recuerda mi Corazon
The service of light.

  Judy Wise
Join me in the brilliant world of Judy Wise where the seduction for HOT wax waits for you in a new online class!
  HeART and Life
Lynne Hoppe's beauty and love of the natural world.

For the Love of ... Mommy&Me  
threading leaves   diy magnetic putty   lava lamps
A Little Learning
Threading leaves.
  instructables
DIY magnetic putty.
  S.L. Smith Photography
Lava Lamps.

For the Love of ... Zakka  
rustic cake toppers   package 101   genius wrap inventions
Emmaline Bride
Rustic Cake Toppers.
  Sally J Shim
Package 101.
  Parcel Post
Genius wrap invntions.

Studio CRESCENDOh
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Titles to Remember Book Reviews
Archives

Crescendoh   Jewelry Lab   one drawing a day
Happy Birthday Dress Card
by Shona Cole
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Jewelry Lab
by Melissa Manley
Available Now for Pre-Order
{Quarry Books}
  One Drawing a Day
by Veronica Lawlor
Available Now for Pre-Order
{Quarry Books}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} INTRIGUING NEW TITLES ON THE HORIZON
Titles to Remember Book Reviews
Archives

painted pages   400 Knitting Stitches   World of Geekcraft
Painted Pages
by Sarah Ahearn Bellemare
{Quarry}
  400 Knitting Stitches
{Potter Craft}
  World of Geekcraft
by Susan Beal
{Chronicle Books}
DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories
Archives

  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Martha Richardson   jam packaging   ACCION International
Keesha McCue
Life here in this world is one that is riddled with challenge ...
 

Eat Drink Chic
DIY homemade jam packaging.

  ACCION International
Helping millions help themselves.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
mailbox@crescendoh.com.

The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Quinn McDonald

Kathryn Clark

Creating a Daily Practice
by writer, author, coach:
Quinn McDonald
Legato Artist
KATHRYN CLARK
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
Artist ASAP   pip and ebby   CRESCENDOh Palette
Artist ASAP
with Lesley Riley
Enroll NOW

  Pip & Ebby
Godiva raspberry
ice cream coffee.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

oliveandpearls

remixedbyjacki

oliveandpearls

remixedbyjacki

Encore on CRESCENDOh
anthony bourdain   Karma Sweet Karma   will you be my bridesmaid
Boendegi, Chicken Feet, and Anthony Bourdain   Karma Sweet Karma   TUTORIAL :: Will You
Be My Bridesmaid

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July 27, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
origami lightbulbs

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
Stop counting crayons, just draw pictures.


{Mark Scharenbroich}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Carnets Parisiens
Origami light bulbs.

L to R: 1. Cinderberry Stitches. 2. Hello Crafty. 3. comme un lait fraise.

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christy tomlinson
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
  paper tape   Balzer Designs

Christy Tomlinson
Behind the art.

 

Just Something I Made
Paper tape.

 

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   rock scissor paper   good on paper
Ordinary Sparkling Moments
  Rock Scissor Paper
  Good On Paper

For the Love of ... Zakka  
scarf bibs   zakka life   crafting fitness
That's Happy
Scarf bibs.
  Zakka Life
Coin purse with yogurt lids.
  Craft Joys
Reversable zakka
pouch tutorial.

For the Love of ... Art Quilting  
sleeping bag pattern   felt flower tutorial   mug rug tutorial
Flossie Teacakes
Three Bears'
sleeping bag pattern.
  Christina Romeo
  Whipup
Mug rug tutorial.

Studio CRESCENDOh
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Crescendoh   Sew Wild   Creative Pilgrimage
Blossoming Hello
by Rachel Emilie Jackson
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
Archives

  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Marcia Beckett   jenga guestbook   Our Hands For Hope
Marcia Beckett
I've always loved art and crafting. As a little girl, I would cut up magazines to make ...
 

Oh Lovely Day
Guestbook alternative.

  Our Hands For Hope
Hope That Covers.
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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   bourbon raspberry preserves   CRESCENDOh Palette
Bloom True with Flora Bowley
2-Day Workshop
in Southern California

October 29th-30th
Enroll NOW

  Lighter and Local
Bourbon Raspberry
Cherry Preserves.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

bow bobby pins

ooii red

TsuraLi
Bow bobby pins.

ZUZII
ooii red.

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 13, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
lace hem shorts tutorial

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen
and thinking what nobody has thought.


{Albert Szent-Gyorgyi}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Mallory Makes Things
Lace hem shorts tutorial.

L to R: 1. Estylo Jewelry. 2.Natalya1905. 3. Pink Parsley.

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Kathy Cano Murillo
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
  creativity portal   raw art journaling

Kathy Cano-Murillo
Kathy sparkles up Phoenix (and the rest of the world) with more energy than anyone I've ever met.

 

Creativity Portal
When Chris Dunmire started the Creativity Portal it was an ambitious newsletter. Now it taps into creative genius all over the world.

 

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   sarah fawcett   brenda thebeau
Jill G Groves
My latest canvas.
  Sarah Fawcett   Brenda Thebeau
eSynergy.

For the Love of ... Zakka  
matchbox guitar   zakka inspired   tooth pillow
Zakka Life
Matchbox Guitar.
  Zakka Inspired
No-zipper pouch tutorial.
  Hop Skip Jump
Tooth pillow.

For the Love of ... Shoes  
pressed flowers sandals   red pink mules   altered shoes
Gabriela Delworth
Pressed flowers sandals.
  OxfordHeaven
Red pink mules.
  Timi's Crafty Corner
Altered shoes using a cropodile.

Studio CRESCENDOh
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Titles to Remember Book Reviews
Archives

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}
{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   wedding bee   Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation
Eden Clare
I guess I could say an idea came as an Epiphany strangely enough on the very day we ...
 

Weddingbee
Mossy initials.

  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   peach muffins   CRESCENDOh Palette
Bloom True with Flora Bowley
2-Day Workshop
in Southern California

October 29th-30th
Enroll NOW

  Miss Lemonie
Peach muffins.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

small fabric bird

kitty cashmere

abigailbrown
Small fabric bird.

chetanddot
Kitty cashmere.

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 28, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
DIY Memory Game

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
In matters of style, swim with the current;
In matters of principle, stand like a rock.


{T. Jefferson}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Dear Lizzy
DIY Memory Game.

L to R: 1. Etsy Labs. 2. StitchHappens7. 3. In Katrina's Kitchen.

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Lori Oles Alumni Guest Curator
As an alumni, I have been thinking for a couple of days how I was going to approach my Art Saves story ...

Lori Oles
  lonnymag   vintage flair

Emma Lamb
Love this.

 

Lonnymag
I am loving online magazines.

 

Vintage Flair
Latest apron.

 

Julee Hermann Julee Hermann Alumni Guest Curator
Teaching art with children is an adventure of discovery ... self-discovery, that is! Exploring every medium is new every time. The thrill of trying something new is rife with tension and suspense ...
heart collective   art saves   traci bautista
Heart Collective
  Suzi Blu
Art Saves Book Giveaway!
  Traci Bautista

For the Love of ... Shoes  
knit converse   stamped shoes   altered shoes
Craft:
Knit Converse
high tops pattern.
  Amarettogirl
Stamped Shoes.
  iSPY DIY
Altered shoes.

For the Love of ... Zakka  
paper candy favors   olifant   shinzi katoh
Zakka Life
Paper candy favors.
  olifant.   Jeeyun
Linen ribbons
by Shinzi Katoh.

Studio CRESCENDOh
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Archives

Crescendoh   makoto's cross stitch super collection   world of geekcraft
Korean Love Gift Bag Tutorial
by Jenny Doh
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Makoto's Cross-Stitch
Super Collection
by Makoto Oozu
{North Light Books}
  World of Geekcraft
by Susan Beal
{Chronicle Books}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

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"Art Saves" Stories
Archives

  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Nic Hohn   wedding topper   iMentor
Nic Hohn
Art has been "there" for me. Like a silent partner or ...
 

urastarhouse
Wedding topper.

  iMentor
Improving the lives of
young people from
underserved communities.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
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The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

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
  poppyseed scones   CRESCENDOh Palette
ART of the paintbOX
All-Day Workshop
with Connie Govea-Stuart

September 10th
Enroll NOW

  Back to her Roots
Whole wheat poppy seed scones.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

colette

paper roses

ColetteC
Textile art on wood panel.

dragonflies
Paper roses.

Encore on CRESCENDOh
producing with a vengeance   altered book   brown paper bag tape tutorial
Productivity.   Leadership.   Brown paper bag tape tutorial.

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June 1, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
Rabbit bag tutorial

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
Do not confine your children to your own learning,
for they were born in another time.


{Chinese Proverb}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Zakka Inspired
Rabbit Bag Tutorial.

L to R: 1. haha. 2. EatGreen. 3. Just Love Cookin'.

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Joy the Baker
Candie Cooper Alumni Guest Curator
My story isn't so much of a story as more things I've stashed away in my creative life suitcase that have helped me ...

Candie Cooper
  JuJu Loves PolkaDots   candy cooper

Joy the Baker

 

JuJu Loves Polka Dots

 

Candie Cooper
Button, button!

 

For the Love of ... Zakka  
Zakka Life   zakka pouches   zakka owl tutorial
Zakka Life
Small Matchbox Tutorial.
  NapkittenPattern
Zakka Pouches.
  Lisa's Craft Blog
Zakka Owl Tutorial.

For the Love of ... Paper  
origami stars   seedling pots   paper flower
Zencrafting
Origami stars.
  homework
Paper towel roll
seedling pots.
  Designs by Night
Paper flower.

Studio CRESCENDOh
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Archives

Crescendoh   The Artist Unique   Inspiritu Jewelry
Love Changes Everything Card
by Rachel Emilie Jackson
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  The Artist Unique
by Carmen Torbus
{North Light Books}
  Inspiritu Jewelry
by Marie French
{North Light Books}
{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
Kelley   I do. Me too.   City of Hope
Kelley
I have no idea where to start
with this one ...
  PrettyParis
I DO.
ME TOO.
  City of Hope
Where the power of
knowledge saves lives.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
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The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Lesley Riley

Erika Simmons

This Week :: The T Word
by author, artist, creativity coach
Lesley Riley
Legato Artist
ERIKA SIMMONS
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
  margarita cupcakes   CRESCENDOh Palette
Rejuvenated Jewels
All-Day Workshop
with Amy Hanna

August 20th
Enroll NOW

  Culinary Adventures
Margarita Cupcakes
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

handmade ceramic button

embroidered ring

hodgepodgearts
Handmade ceramic button.

Waterrose
Embroidered ring.

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April 27, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
Lynn Whipple

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
"Move your hands."


{Lynn Whipple}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Lynn Whipple
Make art.

L to R: 1. Frenchfelt. 2. Smitten Kitchen. 3. Homemade Serenity.

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The Vintage Sister Studio
Kerri Stabile Alumni Guest Curator
It's so good to be back as an alumni curator at crescendoh.com. To quote a song by my favorite singer/songwriter ...

Kerri Stabile
  Beldan Radcliffe   Kerri Stabile

The Vintage Sister Studio
Tracy's combinations of paint and paper and vintage finds
makes me smile.

 

Beldan K. Radcliffe
I first saw Belden's work at a flea market on Martha's Vineyard.
Magical printmaking.

 

Adventures in art & life
Journal sketch & digital alteration.

 

Special Feature :: Twelve by Twelve
Twelve by Twelve
We are proud to host a 4-week special feature spotlighting the authors of Twelve by Twelve. We'll view artwork and essays as presented by these talented art quilters as they rotate in three at a time.
:: This Week, We Welcome ::
Karen Rips   Kristin LaFlamme   Helen Conway
Karen Rips
I don't believe that it is possible to make "excellent" art in ...
  Kristin LaFlamme
The Twelve by Twelve experience has taken me places I never ...
  Helen Conway
When Diane Perin Hock
invited me to join ...

For the Love of ... Zakka  
zakka life   crocheted sheep pattern   cell phone case
Zakka Life
Potholder Eyeglass Case.
  Zakka Inspired
Crocheted sheep pattern.
  HouseofJam
Cute cats cell phone case.

For the Love of ... Felt  
felt flower headbands   felt bunny tutorial   felt keychain
Every Nothing Wonderful
Felt Flower Headbands.
  Purple Petunia
Felt bunny tutorial.
  Love Every Day
Felt Keychain.

Studio CRESCENDOh
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Archives

Crescendoh   Found Letters   Found Faces
Making Faces Puzzle in a Pouch
by Jenny Doh
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Focus: Letters
{Lark Crafts}
  Focus: Found Faces
{Lark Crafts}
{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
Katie Clemens   custom straw tags   The Conservation Fund
Katie Clemons
My art is story. I started journaling in second grade ...
  Postcards and Pretties
Custom straw tags.
  The Conservation Fund
America's Partner in Conservation.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
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The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Shamanie Haneca

Peter Clark

This Week :: Create Health
Self Care

Strategies for gathering materials to master your health.
Dr. Shamanie Haneca
Paperwork
Peter Clark

The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
All-Day Art Journaling Workshop with Pam Garrison   grilled fish   CRESCENDOh Palette
All-Day Art Journaling Workshop
with Pam Garrison

July 9th and 10th
Enroll NOW

  6Bittersweets
Grilled fish in banana leaf.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

fish brooch

fishbone earrings

tressByGomez
Fish brooch.

Chickslab
Fishbone earrings.

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March 14, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
paper shamrocks

Monday, March 14, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
It is awfully important to know what is
and what is not your business.


{Gertrude Stein}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

simple as that
A bouquet of paper shamrocks.

L to R: 1. Meet the Dubiens. 2. My Creative Flavors. 3. FebystanDesigns.

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strathmore
Pam Carriker Alumni Guest Curator
Returning as a guest curator alumni caused me to pause and think, realizing that art does not only save us one time, it continues to do so over the course of our lives ...

pam carriker
  Lesley Riley   Pam Carriker

Strathmore
Free online journaling workshops are being offered by
Strathmore Artist Papers.

 

Lesley Riley
Motivational newsletters to get your Art Career on track.

 

Living Art at the Speed of Life
Journal Pages.

 

Lisa Kaus Lisa Kaus Alumni Guest Curator
In my previous CRESCENDOh article, I spoke of the fact that I was date raped at the age of 16. Here I am, months later, to share with you an update on me, my story, my continued development ...
Lisa Kaus   demdaco   brave girls club
Lisa Kaus Art Studio
Make a Wish.
  Demdaco
New Joyful Nest Collection by me in partnership with Demdaco.
  Bayberry Cove
Shoppers' heaven for all things collectible.

For the Love of ... Art Quilting  
patchwork ball   Gerdiary   flower pillow
ihanna
Patchwork ball tutorial.
  Gerdiary
Hello 2011.
  The Quilted Fish
Sweet Divinity flower pillow tutorial.

For the Love of ... Zakka  
rabbit pouch   chalkboard name tags   bento bag
Zakka Inspired
Rabbit Pouch Tutorial.
  Zakka Life
Chalkboard name tags tutorial.
  zakka nouveau
Bento bag.

Studio CRESCENDOh
Archives
Titles to Remember Book Reviews
Archives

Crescendoh   Twelve by Twelve   Masters Art Quilts
Dyed, Stitched & Stamped
by Cynthia Shaffer
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Twelve by Twelve
The International
Art Quilt Challenge

{Lark Books}
  Masters Art Quilts
by Martha Sileman
{Lark 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
Shannon Mackie   diy bubbles   Action Against Hunger
Shannon Mackie
Writing did not save me, it is saving me - every day ...
  Hostess with the Mostess
DIY Bubbles.
  Action Against Hunger
Providing Innovative Solutions
to World Hunger
Currently Helping Victims of Earthquake in Japan
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
mailbox@crescendoh.com.

The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Shona Cole

Ruth Singer

This Week :: Art With Kids, Part 2
Thoughts from mother, artist and author:
Shona Cole
An Interview with :: Ruth Singer
Unleashing the thrill of repetition.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
vanillery garden   honey pine nut muffins   CRESCENDOh Palette
Vanillery Garden
Online class info & reg
Women and their Unicorn

Complete events listing here
.
  A little bit of everything
Honey pine nut muffins.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

fabric growth chart

colorful bracelets

aewilder
Fabric growth chart.

GreeteH
Colorful World Bracelets.

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January 26, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
smitten mitten

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree
Toward heaven still,
And there's a barrel that I didn't fill
Beside it, and there may be two or three
Apples I didn't pick upon some bough.

{Robert Frost :: Excerpt from "After Apple-Picking"}
 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh

Coco Knits:
Smitten Mitten with FREE downloadable pattern.

L to R: 1. craftstylish
2.
instructables

3.
therikrakstudio.

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danielle fraser
Beth Nicholls Guest Curator
For the past ten years I have been so lucky to have a career which has taken me all over the world - to over 50 countries on every continent - but no matter where I went ...

Beth Nicholls
  kind over matter   beth nicholls

Danielle Fraser:
What delicious dreams are you baking for others to savor?

 

Kind Over Matter:
What is the single most revolutionary thing you can do?

 

Do What You Love
Love What You Do.

 

Susan Weckesser Susan Weckesser Guest Curator
So, what is "art" anyway? When taking a course of art history, or looking up "art" in a dictionary, this is the definition that you might find ...
My Sweet Earth   dale anne potter   amy coon photography
My Sweet Earth:
Colorful Ice.
  Dale Anne Potter:
Painted fusibles.
  Amy Coon Photography:
Lauren at 1.

For the Love of ... Art Quilting  
cotton cocktails   free pieced houses   free pieced words
Cotton Cocktails:
Mini quilt tutorial.
  Tallgrass Prairie Studio:
Free pieced houses.
  quilt dad:
Happy free-pieced words.

For the Love of ... Zakka  
ferris wheel pillow   mozart bottle music   pencil pouch
Twin Fibers:
Ferris Wheel Pillow.
  Zakka Life:
Easy decorative pillows.
  noodlehead
Pencil pouch.

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Stray Sock Sewing, Too
by Daniel
{North Light Books}

 

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by Aranzi Aronzo
{Vertical}

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Heather Bostic
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ilovetocreate
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Books for Africa: Ending the book famine in Africa.
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Thoughts from life and certified creativity coach,
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Quinn McDonald.

An Interview with :: Kristin LaFlamme
A look into her Army Wife art quilt series.

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Free Motion Revolution   iced vovo cake   CRESCENDOh Palette
Free Motion
Revolution

Online Class
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  Raspberri Cupcakes:
Iced VoVo Cake.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

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milk and honey muse dress

designbynihan

LeMuse: Milk and honey muse dress.

designbynihan: cable sweater

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January 21, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
her southern charm

Friday, January 21, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
If you only have a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.

{Abraham Maslow}
 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
staccato

Her Southern Charm:
Valentine Shabby
Puff Hearts Tutorial.

L to R: 1. Valentine Garland by Ally Scraps.
2. Creative Make Believe by Alisa Burke.

3. Natural Suburbia's Valentine Heart Knitting Pattern Tutorial.

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shimmering hearts
Jeannine Peregrine Guest Curator
It's a box of crayons, a stack of construction paper, and a bottle of Elmer's white glue ...

Jeannine Peregrine
  artsyville   four rooms

Tricia Gillispie Scott:
Shimmering Hearts.

 

Emma Tree:
Magical object thinking.

 

four rooms:
What do you see here?

 

Beth Quinn Beth Quinn Guest Curator
Once upon a time there was a girl who was not happy with her life. She worked her normal job as a medical social worker but each day would come home feeling unfulfilled and dissatisfied. She felt stuck - she loved being a mom and she loved her husband, but felt she was not growing ...
beth quinn   decor8   kelly rae roberts
Beth Quinn Designs:
Where she creates jewelry.
  decor8:
Always find awesome colors and inspiration here.
  Kelly Rae Roberts:
This girl inspires me beyond words.

For the Love of ... Zakka  
zakka life   tissue box tutorial   sleepy kitty
Zakka Life:
Clothespin magnets tutorial.
  Pink Penguin:
Reversible Tissue Box
Cover Tutorial.
  chetanddot:
Sleepy Kitty.

For the Love of ... Artwear  
Mondrian Day Dress   seaside stripes dress tutorial   The Diary Dress
Met Museum:
Mondrian Day Dress.
  made:
Seaside stripes
dress tutorial.
  Gibbous fashions:
The Diary Dress.
Sold. :(

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by Charlotte Rivers
{Chronicle Books}

 

Molto Gusto
by Mario Batali
{Harper Collins}

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MissTCalia
I'm not exactly sure where to begin I just know ...
 

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is giving away something cool every day.

 

Your Creative Journey: Silent Auction Benefiting Queensland Flood Victims.
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Quinn McDonald.

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Artist and author of Water Paper Paint.

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The Makerie   easy chocolate mousse   CRESCENDOh Palette
The Makerie
April 7-11, 2011

Boulder, Colorado

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  La Mia Vita Dolce:
Chocolate Chantilly
Easy Chocolate Mousse.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

pencil skirt

lizarietz

stephanieteague: cotton & bamboo high waist pencil skirt.

lizarietz: rings sheath dress.

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January 8, 2011

 

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Words of Wisdom

Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.


{Leo Tolstoy}

paperclip hearts   paperclip necklace   paperclip bookmarks
Winks all around:
Paperclip hearts.

 

That's Totally hOT!

She sells sea shells:
Anthropologie-inspired
paperclip necklace.

  Kristen McAshan:
Paperclip bookmarks.
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Massucco Warner Miller
Marisa Lynch Guest Curator
Art Saves ... you could pretty much say that that phrase was my MO this whole year. After getting laid off, preparing to turn 30, and dealing with a personal creative-funk crisis ...

Marisa Lynch
  Those Tricks   New Dress a Day

Massucco Warner Miller:
I am one of those people when visiting open houses ask to see the closets first. Love this one.

 

Those Tricks:
A find like this that's cheaper than coffee? That's going after my heart right there!

 

New Dress a Day:
Christmas: Before

 

Tammy Gilley Tammy Gilley Alumni Curator
She is the keeper of the tribal history,
the soulful voice of the clan.
Whispering the stories of the ancients
into the ears of the babes ...
Tammy Gilley   Kaffe Fassett   Kate Spain
Tammy Gilley:
Creativity is not tidy!
  anthropologie:
The store that knows how to use a palette. Love their colors, textures, the way they put things together. Their catalog photos fill my inspiration books.
  Kate Spain Designs:
Love her colors, love her fabrics, love the girl!

For the Love of ... Art Quilting
reverse applique quilted coasters   passport organizer   pieced house tutorial
Sew, Mama, Sew!
Reverse applique quilted heart coasters.
  2011 Paygelyra handmade:
Passport organizer tutorial.
  See Katie Sew:
Pieced house tutorial.

For the Love of ... Zakka  
plush hens   sweater owls   fabric scrap earrings
Mad About Pink:
Plush hens pattern.
  Sah Rah:
Sweater Owls.
  tiny apartment crafts:
Little Fabric Scrap Earrings Tutorial.

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Safe at Home
by Shona Cole
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Making Handmade Books
by Alisa Golden
{Lark Crafts}

 

Masters Collage
{Lark Crafts}

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Pamela Cail   ilovetocreate.com   Kiva.org
Pamela Cail
Heart. This powerful word describes me and everything ...
 

ilovetocreate
is giving away something cool every day.

 

Kiva.org: Loans That Change Lives.
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Quinn McDonald
Thoughts from life and certified creativity coach,
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Jason Thompson
Author of Playing with Books
and co-proprietor of Rag & Bone Bindery.

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The Farm Chicks   Fleur de Sel Caramels   CRESCENDOh Palette
Join Serena Thompson
Ki Nassauer, Heather Bullard & Jenny Doh at
The Farm Chicks Antiques Show

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  Barefoot Contessa:
Fleur de Sel Caramels.
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Palette.

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The Cat's Meow

Limited Edition Antler Handbag

HeadFullofFeathers: The Cat's Meow Feather Fascinator.

richincraft: Folie a Deux Limited Edition Antler Handbag.

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