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

Donald Fulmer replied to Dan James's discussion Pleased to meet you...
"Julia  I'm really excited to hear about your love of the interaction and relation between illustrat…"
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DJ replied to Dan James's discussion Dan's Daily Creating - April '14 and beyond... in Thirty Days of Creating
"The door and the tree tops is my fave of these. Wonderful mood achieved in the B/W overlays. Beauti…"
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DJ replied to Dan James's discussion Dan's Daily Creating - April '14 and beyond... in Thirty Days of Creating
"WOW ..."
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Lotus L Vele replied to Donald Fulmer's discussion Daily Haiku - or ????? in 365 Project
"Oh Sammy! Please do encourage him! Maybe you should download the recording app and tell him to play…"
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the wasp replied to Donald Fulmer's discussion Daily Haiku - or ????? in 365 Project
"Fantastic project, Lotus! I'd love to read more of your poetry and I am so glad you found a way to…"
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the wasp replied to Ahrabella Heabe Lewis's discussion Ahrabella's September 2013 ...& Into 2014 Self Portraits in Self Portraits
"Thanks... I really like working in the most permanent media possible like ceramics and metal and ev…"
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the wasp replied to the wasp's discussion We See As Through A Mirror Darkly in Self Portraits
"Thank you very much Anne! The last one is a favorite of mine too. Actually it is a dyptich and I j…"
8 hours ago
Dan James replied to Dan James's discussion [ABCY] Three Super Simple Words To Boost Your Focus, Gratitude And Happiness
"Likewise. Off to blackout too! "
11 hours ago
Dan James replied to Dan James's discussion Welcoming New Members
"Great, glad it resonates with you Diane. The questionnaire idea came from Don, and I wanted to keep…"
11 hours ago
Dan James replied to Dan James's discussion Dan's Daily Creating - April '14 and beyond... in Thirty Days of Creating
"Have a great Easter weekend all, however you choose to spend it.  See you in 48 hours or so... Dan"
11 hours ago
Dan James replied to Dan James's discussion Dan's Daily Creating - April '14 and beyond... in Thirty Days of Creating
"Thank you Sammy. The slow process of figuring out depth of field and that contrast you talk about i…"
11 hours ago
Dan James replied to Dan James's discussion Dan's Daily Creating - April '14 and beyond... in Thirty Days of Creating
"Thanks Diane. Actually as I wrote about in the Process vs Product thread recently, I don't think ab…"
11 hours ago
Diane O replied to Dan James's discussion [ABCY] Three Super Simple Words To Boost Your Focus, Gratitude And Happiness
"Dan, yes, when I allow myself to over-react to minor irritations, that aggravation just spills over…"
11 hours ago
Dan James replied to Dan James's discussion Dan's Daily Creating - April '14 and beyond... in Thirty Days of Creating
"Thanks Ahrabella. I like that first on the more I see it. With the Mir-1V you get three kinds of bo…"
11 hours ago
Diane O replied to Dan James's discussion Welcoming New Members
"Looks good to me, Dan! When you mentioned questionnaire, I was concerned it might be too long which…"
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Dan James replied to Dan James's discussion Dan's Daily Creating - April '14 and beyond... in Thirty Days of Creating
"Thanks Sammy. I spend a lot of time visiting churchyards, as we're in a rural area and there are pl…"
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Discussion Forum

Welcoming New Members

I wanted to ask your advice and help with something if I may? We get a fairly steady trickle of new members joining us on CCS - about one a week on average this year. But aside from the occasional exception like Sammy who joined and got stuck straight in, most members, despite welcome messages from me and others on their page, and a welcome message from me to their Inbox, remain in obscurity, most not even uploading a profile photo.  Something’s not working.  Why join a new community if you’re…

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57 Replies · Reply by Donald Fulmer 1 minute ago

Pleased to meet you...

A thread for new members to say hello and introduce themselves... (and for older members to welcome the new...)   Many of us who join CCS don't know exactly what we're looking for. We just know we're looking.  It helps though to try to get a little more clear on what your hopes and needs are. Because then it's all the more easy for you to meet them, and for them to come looking for you.   With that in mind, which of the following might you be hoping to find here? (You can pick more than one!)…

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25 Replies · Reply by Donald Fulmer 8 minutes ago

[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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9 Replies · Reply by Dan James 11 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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35 Replies · Reply by Diane O 18 hours ago

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