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

Diane O replied to Ahrabella Heabe Lewis's discussion Ahrabella Heabe's -Appreciating April in Thirty Days of Creating
"Gorgeous images, Ahrabella! You've combined so many visuals that are my favorites... black and whit…"
59 minutes ago
Diane O replied to Dan James's discussion Welcoming New Members
"I think another reason new members don't show up... maybe it's a matter of creating the habit? Sinc…"
1 hour ago
Diane O replied to Dan James's discussion Welcoming New Members
"Great, Dan! Should be interesting to see if that is a spark that will encourage more participation!"
1 hour ago
Diane O replied to Ahrabella Heabe Lewis's discussion Ahrabella Heabe's -Appreciating April in Thirty Days of Creating
"Awesome effects, Ahrabella! Film Soup Psychedelia! Love it."
1 hour ago
Diane O replied to Dan James's discussion Welcoming New Members
"Good ideas, Don and Dan. I'm guessing there are many different reasons people join a creative commu…"
1 hour ago
Diane O replied to Diane O's discussion Diane's April 2014 TDOC - Two goals in Thirty Days of Creating
"Thanks Sammy. I needed that deep-breathing reminder. I've noticed that I have shallow-breathing hab…"
1 hour ago
Diane O replied to DJ's discussion 2014 DE-CLUTTERING !!!!
"Sounds wonderfully productive, Cherry. Seeing the photos as you progress should give you more motiv…"
1 hour ago
E-J replied to Dan James's discussion Positive Energy Station... (For when you need a little boost of positivity...)
"I am stressed. We're going away tomorrow for four nights and I always find preparing for it (and fo…"
1 hour ago
E-J replied to Dan James's discussion Positive Energy Station... (For when you need a little boost of positivity...)
"What a beautiful garden you've cultivated, Chry."
2 hours ago
Lotus L Vele replied to Donald Fulmer's discussion Daily Haiku - or ????? in 365 Project
"That sounds great Dan! I vote a big yes on this idea Don! I would love to see and hear your work ag…"
3 hours ago
Lotus L Vele replied to Lotus L Vele's discussion Lotus' April '14 in Thirty Days of Creating
"Big amen to that Cherry! :D"
3 hours ago
Lotus L Vele replied to Lotus L Vele's discussion Lotus' Poetry in Poets
"I remember seeing some of yours Dan! In fact, I thought of you when I joined the contest! :) As for…"
3 hours ago
Cherry Jeffs replied to DJ's discussion 2014 DE-CLUTTERING !!!!
"Today I finished the winter-spring clothes wardrobe swap and bagged up 1.5 small bin-liners (garbag…"
4 hours ago
Cherry Jeffs replied to Dan James's discussion Process Vs Product - Which is more important in your creative life? (WCT2014 #1)
"Your 'empty camera' idea is really the ultimate expression of enjoying the process, Dan. (It's a re…"
4 hours ago
Cherry Jeffs replied to DJ's discussion 2014 DE-CLUTTERING !!!!
"Me, I'm thinking about that room we have with all the junk in it..."
4 hours ago
Cherry Jeffs replied to Anne Westlund's discussion Endless Loop of Creativity in Thirty Days of Creating
"Poor you, Anne. Sounds awful. Hope you get it sorted."
4 hours ago

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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31 Replies · Reply by Dan James 26 seconds ago

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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859 Replies · Reply by Diane O 1 hour 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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34 Replies · Reply by E-J 2 hours ago

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