Welcome to CCS

Our community is built around the Enablist ethos, a warm fusion between Artist and Enable.

An Enablist's role is simple and threefold - 

1. Create. Showing up regularly to explore the ideas and projects that set you alight and matter most to you. 

2. Share. Sharing your work with others so they're inspired not just by the art itself, but your example of being an active, thriving artist.

3. Encourage. Being part of a creative community and actively supporting others in creating and sharing their important work.

To help you in each of these three areas, use the tabs named Create, Share and Encourage at the top of any page.

If you need help, ask a question using the Help tab at the top, and be sure to check out the How to use CCS guide too.

Thanks for being a part of our community.

Latest Activity

Larry D. Keenan replied to Larry D. Keenan's discussion Creating with the Masters in CREATING WITH THE MASTERS
"I agree with you Cherry, his lines do dance across the page.  Don't get me wrong though, I apprecia…"
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Cherry Jeffs replied to Larry D. Keenan's discussion Creating with the Masters in CREATING WITH THE MASTERS
"Nice going with the contours, Larry. I'm a big fan of Matisse's drawings as well. His lines dance a…"
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Cherry Jeffs replied to Larry D. Keenan's discussion Creating with the Masters in CREATING WITH THE MASTERS
"Blimey, doesn't say much for the education of the gallery owner if he/she doesn't recognize a Modig…"
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E-J replied to Dan James's discussion [ABCY] Three Super Simple Words To Boost Your Focus, Gratitude And Happiness
"What's working well for me? - Carrying a minimal sketching kit in my bag with me wherever I go: sma…"
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Diane O replied to Diane O's discussion Diane's April 2014 TDOC - Two goals in Thirty Days of Creating
"Yes! It's called an Ice Cream Banana because it is said to have the flavor and consistency of vanil…"
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Diane O replied to Diane O's discussion Diane's April 2014 TDOC - Two goals in Thirty Days of Creating
"It was my fault this time, so I learned the hard way. Someone wanted to buy this piece and I mentio…"
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Donald Fulmer replied to Donald Fulmer's discussion Daily Haiku - or ????? in 365 Project
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E-J replied to DJ's discussion Amazing April ATCs of 2014 Post Photos Here! in ATC Swap
"Yay, another ATC has found its home! So glad you liked and appreciated it, Malinda!"
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Malinda Neisess Brymer replied to DJ's discussion Amazing April ATCs of 2014 Post Photos Here! in ATC Swap
"And finally, ALSO received last week from all the way across the pond!  ;-] Emma-Jane's card which…"
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Dan James replied to Lotus L Vele's discussion Lotus' April '14 in Thirty Days of Creating
"Create on unstoppable artist! "
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Dan James replied to Diane O's discussion Diane's April 2014 TDOC - Two goals in Thirty Days of Creating
"Why do people who buy your work always seem to want to change it?! I really don't get why someone w…"
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Dan James replied to Diane O's discussion Diane's April 2014 TDOC - Two goals in Thirty Days of Creating
"What an astonishing plant Diane, wow! Brilliant capture too, with the bee in mid flight... Do you g…"
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Dan James replied to Dan James's discussion [ABCY] Three Super Simple Words To Boost Your Focus, Gratitude And Happiness
"Exactly. If you're not taking care of yourself, you're not able to be all you can for others..."
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Dan James replied to Grace's discussion Grace's Self Portraits...... in Self Portraits
"Oh, I don't think I got that Grace. Can't see it in my Inbox.  Sounds like you had an amazing time.…"
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Lotus L Vele replied to Lotus L Vele's discussion Lotus' April '14 in Thirty Days of Creating
"I soooo didn't like how thin my journal came out, so I ended up adding six more signatures!  Now it…"
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Diane O replied to Diane O's discussion Diane's April 2014 TDOC - Two goals in Thirty Days of Creating
"April 23 and 24 - The person wanting to buy this painting asked to have an excerpt from a poem writ…"
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Discussion Forum

[ABCY] Three Super Simple Words To Boost Your Focus, Gratitude And Happiness

[photography by dan james] Over the years I've read and experimented with many coaching tools and exercises. The ones that work best, are the simplest and most memorable, and don't require a hefty instruction manual to carry out. This is one of those. It's so simple, all you need to remember is three words, conveniently all beginning with the same letter - What's. Working. Well. Put them together - What's working well? Ask this question, then write down all that comes to you. That's it. Don't…

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32 Replies · Reply by E-J 5 hours ago

Positive Energy Station... (For when you need a little boost of positivity...)

This thread is a place where anyone who feels they need a boost of positive energy can ask for it. Whether you have an exhibition coming up, or are going through a difficult period with offline relationships, or suffering from poor health, this is the place to let us know, so we can all rally round and boost you up... In short, a little corner of CCS where you can come and say "Please think of me, I need some positive thoughts and energy right now..." Thanks to Ev for this fantastic idea for a…

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63 Replies · Reply by Diane O 9 hours ago

Help, How To, Suggestions and Requests...

Technology and the internet are amazing in how they enable people from all over the world to connect and share. But if that technology gets in the way of the communication, it's frustrating for all.  I'd like for talking and sharing on CCS to be as easy and natural as sitting with a friend for a chat over a drink and a slice of cake. In other words, for the technology behind the site to be virtually invisible, so we get on with what a community of artists does - create, share and encourage...…

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24 Replies · Reply by Dan James 13 hours ago

How To Use CCS - The Basics

CCS has been (re)designed to be easier to use than ever before.  The Main page is always the place to begin, as it shows all the core elements of CCS, and is ordered by latest activity, so the places and items your fellows CCS members have been talking and sharing most recently are always the most visible. When you come to CCS, I recommend you always come to the Main page first. Here's a guide to the sections on the Main page 1. Account Bar. More on that below.  2. Tabs. Main navigation for…

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