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.
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The Back Story on The Perfect Tweet Here is the tweet, which someone else declared perfect: I whipped up an award for The Perfect Tweet, because medals and awards are a thing that I do. Variations on a Theme I also tried the award out with a skeleton, purchased just...read more
Somebody needed to do it, and for some reason, I decided it would be me who made an easy to use list of all the Free Little Art Galleries in the United States and Canada. I may add Europe and the rest of the world, but first I have to get through California! Lots and...read more
Micro Gallery News and Cause for Celebration We're currently building (that's a royal we, so far all I've done is shop, kind family members are doing the sawing and routing) an outdoor version of the Angelica Kauffman Gallery! It will be on display October-November...read more
Wondering where you can find a micro gallery near you? Here's a list of the American micro galleries that I've been able to find so far. List of Micro Galleries in the United States Small Albany Gallery in New York https://www.instagram.com/smallbanygallery Nicholas...read more
How did this one get started? I can't quite remember, but the very first one was a show called, "The Hall of Presidents," with four postage stamps, each with a different president's head on it, in the main part of the mint tin, and in the lid, a single, larger stamp...read more
August Group Show at the Micro Gallery This show opened on August 4, 2021 and features two U.K. artists: Lisa Cole and Susan Plover, and U.S. artists Elaine Luther and R. Romero. The red ribbon in the photo above is from the ribbon cutting to open the show. In “Drawn...read more
Learn to outline your course—the process is the same whether it’s for a weekend workshop, an online course, or multi-week class. It’s like having your experienced teacher friend come over for coffee and giving you the crash course you need in how to outline your...read more
Make your own flags inspired by Tibetan Prayer Flags, which are hung outdoors, and as they blow on the breeze, blessings are spread to the whole community. This project is easy and fun! This 33 page tutorial has 114 photographs, clear, step-by-step instructions and...read more
I attended the Zoom Symposium in Milwaukee, WI in 2016, I think it was. I wrote this essay in response. Craft and the Nature of Work Those of us in Craft-with-a Capital-C care about how it is made (or we used to, this is in flux somewhat). There was lots of...read more
This year I became an artist whose work has been shown internationally, which is a cool thing! First my quilt, Blood and Fire was added as a "block" to the Covid 19 Quilt, a project of Tal Fitzpatrick and Kate Just, both of Australia. That project lives on Instagram,...read more