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

E-J replied to Dan James's discussion Positive Energy Station... (For when you need a little boost of positivity...)
"I *have* seen "8 Women", Dan, yes. It was quirky ... I'm not so keen on musicals, as a fan of Frenc…"
5 minutes ago
E-J replied to E-J's discussion E-J's Artspring! April/May in Thirty Days of Creating
"Sharing last night's Drink & Draw (#94!!) - choux buns from the supermarket cake counter, drawn in…"
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Dan James replied to Dan James's discussion Help, How To, Suggestions and Requests...
"Great, glad it's working now."
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Malinda Neisess Brymer replied to Dan James's discussion Help, How To, Suggestions and Requests...
"it is working now but before when i would click help and the drop down menu came down and i clicked…"
2 hours ago
Donald Fulmer replied to Donald Fulmer's discussion Daily Haiku - or ????? in 365 Project
"SusanJOY, I really enjoy your haiku. The point of my new blog will be to write. Don't worry about p…"
5 hours ago
Dan James replied to Grace's discussion Grace's Self Portraits...... in Self Portraits
"Grace, this a clever SP, not only an attractive scene itself but managing to get an enigmatic image…"
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Dan James replied to Dan James's discussion [ABCY] Three Super Simple Words To Boost Your Focus, Gratitude And Happiness
"Susan, can you expand on what you mean by "when I highlight my emails"?"
6 hours ago
Dan James replied to Dan James's discussion [ABCY] Three Super Simple Words To Boost Your Focus, Gratitude And Happiness
"I doubt that too Susan! Writing too, has been an absolute core element of my life for decades..."
6 hours ago
Dan James replied to Dan James's discussion [ABCY] Three Super Simple Words To Boost Your Focus, Gratitude And Happiness
"Thanks Susan, I appreciate you saying! I will experiment with different days, sometimes just not go…"
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SusanJOY Hosken replied to Dan James's discussion [ABCY] Three Super Simple Words To Boost Your Focus, Gratitude And Happiness
"Dan, I notice with the new CCS style when I highlight my emails to go to a comment the system doesn…"
7 hours ago
SusanJOY Hosken replied to Dan James's discussion [ABCY] Three Super Simple Words To Boost Your Focus, Gratitude And Happiness
"Dan, I remember your salsa days. now it is family and photography. I doubt you will ever give up ph…"
7 hours ago
SusanJOY Hosken replied to Dan James's discussion [ABCY] Three Super Simple Words To Boost Your Focus, Gratitude And Happiness
"Diane, In my quiet cycle I often need 12, 13 or 14 hours sleep. some days I sleep all day until 6 p…"
7 hours ago
SusanJOY Hosken replied to Dan James's discussion Positive Energy Station... (For when you need a little boost of positivity...)
"EJ, so glad you will be doing coloring and French. I will think of you when I am on the phone lots…"
7 hours ago
SusanJOY Hosken replied to Dan James's discussion [ABCY] Three Super Simple Words To Boost Your Focus, Gratitude And Happiness
"Dan, I'd miss you if you had long black outs. I'm coping OK with your weekends as other people are…"
7 hours ago
Dan James replied to Dan James's discussion [ABCY] Three Super Simple Words To Boost Your Focus, Gratitude And Happiness
"Absolutely on both points. We need to find our own rhythms, and honour them, to be at our best.  Re…"
8 hours ago
Dan James replied to Dan James's discussion Dan's Daily Creating - April '14 and beyond... in Thirty Days of Creating
"Yes, each have their appeal, which is why I'm intrigued to explore using my favourite vintage lense…"
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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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57 Replies · Reply by E-J 5 minutes 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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24 Replies · Reply by Dan James 1 hour 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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29 Replies · Reply by Dan James 6 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 yesterday

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