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

SusanJOY Hosken replied to Donald Fulmer's discussion Daily Haiku - or ????? in 365 Project
" egg hunt in garden so much fun looking and looking and a neat handful found xxsusanJOY"
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the wasp replied to Donald Fulmer's discussion Daily Haiku - or ????? in 365 Project
"Dear Lotus, Thank you for the encouragement! I will try getting an app for his phone and see what…"
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Anne Westlund replied to Anne Westlund's discussion Endless Loop of Creativity in Thirty Days of Creating
"(image heavy) These turned out nicely, but I'm afraid the glitter will gum up the works at the Post…"
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Donald Fulmer replied to Donald Fulmer's discussion Daily Haiku - or ????? in 365 Project
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the wasp replied to Dan James's discussion Pleased to meet you...
"Dear Clemente, You will feel right at home here with Dan and Ahrabella's Thirty Days of Creating d…"
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the wasp replied to Dan James's discussion Pleased to meet you...
"Dear Julia, I have a particular fascination with illustrations and text in art and I am trying to…"
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the wasp replied to Dan James's discussion Pleased to meet you...
"Dear Barbara, I would love to hear your story about how your doll is coming along and about your j…"
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Anne Westlund replied to Anne Westlund's discussion Endless Loop of Creativity in Thirty Days of Creating
"Thanks, Sammy!!  I'll try not to get too grumpy.  :)"
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the wasp replied to Anne Westlund's discussion Endless Loop of Creativity in Thirty Days of Creating
"Yeah, Anne, best to save the pill until the antibiotics are through. I hope you don't get too grump…"
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the wasp replied to Dan James's discussion Welcoming New Members
"I agree with Donald on all that he said. The new thread, Pleased to meet you, is looking very good!…"
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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, Doing my art makes me a much more confident person. I feel like I have some control in…"
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Lotus L Vele replied to Donald Fulmer's discussion Daily Haiku - or ????? in 365 Project
"Exactly! I think that's the biggest obstacle to creativity! "It's just not good enough to share". T…"
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Lotus L Vele replied to Donald Fulmer's discussion Daily Haiku - or ????? in 365 Project
"aw! Mahalo Don! I appreciate your kind words. :) "
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Donald Fulmer replied to Lotus L Vele's discussion Lotus' Poetry in Poets
"Lotus, I love the one with the image of the lady with the red lips. Doesn't mention coffee, but its…"
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Donald Fulmer replied to Lotus L Vele's discussion Lotus' Poetry in Poets
"I hope this last one is true ~ I could use some sanity :) The first one certainly is true, and very…"
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Lotus L Vele replied to Lotus L Vele's discussion Lotus' April '14 in Thirty Days of Creating
"Just a random picture of the paintings on my wall. I want to finish the portrait of my children, bu…"
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Discussion Forum

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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28 Replies · Reply by the wasp 22 hours ago

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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59 Replies · Reply by the wasp yesterday

[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 on Saturday

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 on Friday

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