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.

New members, please visit our Please to meet you thread to help us get to know you better.

Thanks for being a part of our community.

Latest Activity

the wasp replied to the wasp's discussion Sammy's Urn Project, April 2014 Do over in Thirty Days of Creating
"Everytime I edit a post it throws in extra characters which make the breaks show up!?!"
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the wasp replied to the wasp's discussion Sammy's Urn Project, April 2014 Do over in Thirty Days of Creating
"Hopefully soon I can sit down with my husband's laptop and show everyone my new spaces for my futur…"
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the wasp replied to the wasp's discussion Sammy's Urn Project, April 2014 Do over in Thirty Days of Creating
"Thanks, Dan!"
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the wasp replied to DJ's discussion DJs April 2014 in Thirty Days of Creating
"Dear DJ, Much love and hugs to you, Sammy"
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the wasp replied to E-J's discussion E-J's Artspring! April/May in Thirty Days of Creating
"Dear E-J, When your kids kids are young, a lot of the creating you are doing is with them. Don't b…"
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the wasp replied to Diane O's discussion Diane's April 2014 TDOC - Two goals in Thirty Days of Creating
"Dear Diane, Finding and concentrating on things your body still can do well helps when you are dea…"
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the wasp replied to Joanna Bennett's discussion Joanna's Showing Up in Thirty Days of Creating
"These are great, Joanna! My favorite is the one with "enough" written on it. I really like the colo…"
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the wasp replied to Lotus L Vele's discussion Lotus' April '14 in Thirty Days of Creating
"Very nice quilt patterns Lotus! I love Hawaiian quilts the best... I love all quilts. There is just…"
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Dan James replied to the wasp's discussion Sammy's Urn Project, April 2014 Do over in Thirty Days of Creating
"Sammy, let me play around with my partner's iPad this evening and get back to you. Shouldn't be a p…"
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the wasp replied to Dan James's discussion Dan's Daily Creating - April '14 and beyond... in Thirty Days of Creating
"Dear Dan, Love your swap! The haiku have a mysterious and dreamy quality to them like your other w…"
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the wasp replied to Anne Westlund's discussion Endless Loop of Creativity in Thirty Days of Creating
"Wow, Anne, too bad! TMJ sucks.. I've had it for years. They usually don't give pain meds for it. I…"
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the wasp replied to Ahrabella Heabe Lewis's discussion Ahrabella Heabe's -Appreciating April in Thirty Days of Creating
"Dear Ahrabella, Great news your getting into that exhibition! Wonderful work on that film soup an…"
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the wasp replied to the wasp's discussion Sammy's Urn Project, April 2014 Do over in Thirty Days of Creating
"I guess in this new format all of my paragraphs are taken out since I am using my iPad. It is alway…"
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the wasp posted a discussion in Thirty Days of Creating
Sammy's Urn Project, April 2014 Do over
My thread was lost in the switch over, but Dan found the intro for me... I haven't been able to wor…
2 hours ago
Dan James replied to Dan James's discussion Welcoming New Members
"I could add that as a question when people first sign up. Something like, What are you hoping to fi…"
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Donald Fulmer replied to Dan James's discussion Welcoming New Members
"Maybe on their profile, you can add a simple "questionnaire" - Something like  How Can CCS help you…"
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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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25 Replies · Reply by Dan James 3 hours ago

Pleased to meet you...

A thread for new members to say hello and introduce themselves... (and for older members to welcome the new...) If you've joined CCS recently, let us know how and why you create, and what you've been working on lately... We're looking forward to meeting you...

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2014 DE-CLUTTERING !!!!

Let's do this together! Throw it OUT. The extra magazines. The extra clothes. The unread books. What IS in that box you keep tripping over in the garage...? What are you keeping that figurine for? OR, maybe your clutter is mental...and it's something that's holding you back from your DREAMS ! That passing comment that your parent made when you were twelve. That relative who discouraged you from making art. That regret that keeps nagging... Or, maybe your schedule needs de-cluttering:…

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