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

Grace replied to DJ's discussion Amazing April ATCs of 2014 Post Photos Here! in ATC Swap
"Silver point is drawn using very fine rods of silver (and/or gold) metal in a special sized mechani…"
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Grace replied to DJ's discussion Amazing April ATCs of 2014 Post Photos Here! in ATC Swap
"I just returned form a holiday on the west coast of Canada and came home to two lovely treasures in…"
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Grace replied to Grace's discussion Grace's Self Portraits...... in Self Portraits
"I just returned from a fabulous holiday on the west coast of Canada..... and while on Hornby Island…"
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SusanJOY Hosken replied to Donald Fulmer's discussion Daily Haiku - or ????? in 365 Project
"haiku are fun to do I don't do them properly But love the three little lines xxsusanJOY"
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SusanJOY Hosken replied to Donald Fulmer's discussion Daily Haiku - or ????? in 365 Project
"window open cool breeze curtains sway xxsusanJOY"
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Donald Fulmer replied to Donald Fulmer's discussion Daily Haiku - or ????? in 365 Project
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Larry D. Keenan replied to Larry D. Keenan's discussion GREATING EVERYDAY FOR THE REST OF APRIL THROUGH END OF MAY! in Thirty Days of Creating
"Experimental-floating acrylic inks on Yupo, letting it dry and then creating an image using fluid a…"
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Larry D. Keenan replied to Larry D. Keenan's discussion GREATING EVERYDAY FOR THE REST OF APRIL THROUGH END OF MAY! in Thirty Days of Creating
"Yesterday, at the figure workshop, I took several pads of paper and only my mechanical pencil and I…"
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Diane O replied to Dan James's discussion Positive Energy Station... (For when you need a little boost of positivity...)
"The French language sounds so beautiful to my ears! That's why I studied it in college (but did poo…"
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Diane O replied to Dan James's discussion Dan's Daily Creating - April '14 and beyond... in Thirty Days of Creating
"Wow! Striking difference in the bokeh between the two forms! Love the sparkly film result. But some…"
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Diane O replied to Dan James's discussion [ABCY] Three Super Simple Words To Boost Your Focus, Gratitude And Happiness
"Dan, every body has different requirements and life circumstances, so you have to consider that. My…"
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Diane O replied to Dan James's discussion Dan's Daily Creating - April '14 and beyond... in Thirty Days of Creating
"Dan, your little L always makes a wonderful photo subject. The minimalist coloring keeps the focus…"
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Joanna Bennett replied to Ahrabella Heabe Lewis's discussion Ahrabella Heabe's -Appreciating April in Thirty Days of Creating
"Oh my goodness! These are soo very cool!! I am amazed. I keep looking at them over and over and fin…"
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Joanna Bennett replied to the wasp's discussion Sammy's Urn Project, April 2014 Do over in Thirty Days of Creating
"Sammy! How lovely!  I just love the colors in the  above urn."
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Joanna Bennett replied to Joanna Bennett's discussion Joanna's Showing Up in Thirty Days of Creating
"Thanks, DJ and Sammy. I thought I had uploaded The Foam Board Four already. A year ago I started wo…"
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Joanna Bennett replied to Dan James's discussion Positive Energy Station... (For when you need a little boost of positivity...)
"I like what you said, Dan." For me, being an artist, and being a creative person, is not simply abo…"
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Discussion Forum

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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53 Replies · Reply by Diane O 4 hours 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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21 Replies · Reply by Diane O 4 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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21 Replies · Reply by Malinda Neisess Brymer 12 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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3 Replies · Reply by Dan James 23 hours ago

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