Welcome, I’m Elaine.
I make art, write about art and teach people how to teach art. I also give speeches, such as Studio Rules! Find out more about me.
I got a question on Instagram about how to decide what to do for your 100 Day Project; here's what I said. It needs to be something you’re willing to do a lot, obviously, and also you want to think about… what counts? Is it a finished project each day for 100 days, or...read more
In August of 2020, Chicago arts not for profit, Cabinet of Curiosities Chicago put out a call for art for "boxes of hope," they'd provide the box, you'd but the art in it. I love putting art in boxes, so I signed up right away and got a box. It's shown above as...read more
If you're in Chicagoland, you can now buy my art in person at The Seed, a new botanical art themed boutique that's just opened in Riverside, Illinois. Owner and artist Shilin (Shi) Hora and I collaborated on some sculptures - she's added her signature seeds to my...read more
So I had this thought, that people who have been in solitary, or have been POWs, had survival techniques to share. So I googled it, and found someone else had already had that idea and they wrote an article:...read more
We don't see enough art projects out in the world that are inspired by the art of women artists, so I decided to create some and find some more. They're on my blog at BeingBold.me. You can find them all here: https://beingbold.me/category/arts-and-crafts-for-kidsread more
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Here's my second outdoor piece in the series, Balance & Tension, which is about juggling all the things in life. I was a little worried that the neighbors might not like it, but the response has been positive and it survived gale force winds! One neighbor wanted to...read more
A local art center put out a call for people to make a quilt square relating to the pandemic for a community quilt. How to express this whole thing/mess in one square? I was stumped. I was going to forget about it, but the organizer texted and in texting back that I...read more
In a normal summer, we'd be outside and at the pool, not so much inside, sewing. But this isn't a normal summer and we're doing Camp Quarantine at our house. My 12 year old daughter made this 12 bandana circle skirt. We used the "instructions" from this book from the...read more