Welcome, I’m Elaine.
I’m an artist and arts writer. I make assemblage sculpture about how much I hate housework and also Medals that You Wouldn’t Want to Earn. Find out more about me.
Sustainable materials in crafts are becoming more common, from bamboo knitting needles and yarn, upcycled sweaters being made into felted flowers and hats to sustainable cotton. Jewelers are increasingly searching for sustainable metals and gems for their product...read more
What fun, after I've interviewed so many artists for articles, the tables were turned, and Gigi Rosenberg interviewed me (and three other artists) for, "Finish Your Non-Deadline Art Projects." You can read it if you're a subscriber to Professional Artist Magazine or...read more
If you're in the business of crafts, you need to be a member of the CIA, the Craft Industry Alliance, for the networking with craftspeople of all categories, industry folks and the terrific resources! Thinking about having enamel pins made, but don't know where to...read more
This year for #the100DayProject, I'm taking photos for my The View through the Windshield series. There's nothing like the need to post a photo on Instagram every single day to keep you on your creative toes, looking for interesting things to photograph. Above is an...read more
For whatever reason, people in Chicago and all over the world are starting to notice how few women have been honored with a public, outdoor statue. I'm starting to see and hear about it everywhere and want to share some of the interesting articles and podcasts I've...read more
Did you know I interview artists for Moore Women Artists? I also write essays and do research pieces about artists who have passed away. You can find my most recent articles on my contributor page: http://moorewomenartists.org/contributor/elaine-luther And the whole...read more
This sculpture, Shrine for a Sippy Cup, is part of my new Little Houses series, the plant inside the sippy cup is artificial bittersweet. It's about the time when your youngest child gets older, leaves that little kid stage and you're totally cool with it, but still...read more
I noticed I take a lot of photos of signs that aren't meant to be funny, but strike me as funny. I wondered what they would look like in a mosaic, so here it is. Couple in there that aren't funny, they snuck in.read more
I've never drawn mandalas before, but tried it out in advance of doing this activity with my students at the healthcare center where I teach. Here's what we did: I printed out this paper, we used the 6" one in gray. We used Micron pens to draw the mandalas and then...read more
This year my art has been out of the studio and on display for a total of 8 months, with two shows overlapping! That's a record for me. The Our Ladies went visiting at the Orland Park Public Library in May, for Mother's Day. The year started with the Balance and...read more