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

the wasp replied to Dan James's discussion Pleased to meet you...
"Sorry, Dan, I didn't make that a very clear sentence. I have seen her Ted Talks and a few interview…"
1 hour ago
Larry D. Keenan posted a discussion in Thirty Days of Creating
GREATING EVERYDAY FOR THE REST OF APRIL THROUGH END OF MAY!
I could wait until May to start my 30 days of creating, but heck I've still got a little more than…
1 hour ago
Larry D. Keenan replied to Larry D. Keenan's discussion Creating with the Masters in CREATING WITH THE MASTERS
"I was away from CCS longer than I had intended!  But we had two visitors staying with us in March a…"
2 hours ago
Dan James replied to Dan James's discussion Pleased to meet you...
"Sammy, just to clarify, Brene Brown has nothing to do with dolls, she's a researcher and writer on…"
2 hours ago
Dan James replied to Dan James's discussion How To Use CCS - The Basics
"How to change the Cover photo on your Profile page.  Your Cover photo is the image you see at the t…"
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Dan James replied to Dan James's discussion Help, How To, Suggestions and Requests...
"Cover photo on your Profile page.  I had a question from a member about the size of the Cover photo…"
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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…"
8 hours ago
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…"
yesterday
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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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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30 Replies · Reply by the wasp 1 hour 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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2 Replies · Reply by Dan James 2 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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12 Replies · Reply by Dan James 3 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

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