Welcome, I’m Elaine.
I help you reconnect to your creativity through online and in person courses where I create a safe space for you to be successful. Find out more about me.
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Here’s another project from my current class that’s about bringing some light into our drab winters: origami window stars! These range from easy to more difficult, but everyone can manage at least the simplest one. (I don’t enjoy the really complex...read more
I’m teaching a class right now where we’re making candles, luminaria, and sun catchers. It’s February in the Chicago area and we need all the light and color we can get. In this post and the next, I’ll share pictures and links to instructions...read more
Here are some lovely student projects from a recent two hour workshop I taught in needle felting! Want to get started in needle felting? Here’s a good source of tools and supplies:...read more
While men’s clothes are the right choice for me, I enjoyed this article about the joy of pockets that this woman found by wearing them! https://www.thefword.org.uk/2017/01/i-wore-mens-clothes-for-a-month-and-it-changed-my-life If you haven’t seen it, I...read more
This quote comes to us from the very quotable founder of the Swanburn Academy for Poor, Bright Girls, which is sadly, fiction. Agatha Swanburn’s many wise sayings can be heard in the books The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, which are highly recommended!...read more
Make Mistakes of Ambition: Creativity Tip Number Seven If my first novel had been published, any critic would’ve called it a failure. I wrote it in 30 days for National Novel Writing Month. The plot was pointless, the characters were annoying, and cliches...read more
Today’s creativity tip comes to us from art therapist Shelley Klammer. I loved what she wrote here so much that I had to make an image-quote of it! http://intuitivecreativity.typepad.com/expressiveartinspirations/2017/01/spontaneous-art-challenges.html It...read more
I’m thrilled to announce that the solo show of my Balance and Tension Sculptures, including new work, is now open at the Harold Washington Library in downtown Chicago! The work is in the cases in the Popular Library department on the first floor, and...read more
Take risks! Try new things! But start small! Here’s an excellent article on how to achieve goals, such as the goal of trying new things and adding more creativity to your life. https://zenhabits.net/the-ultimate-guide-to-motivation-how-to-achieve-any-goal I...read more
And here’s the podcast where Aimee said that: https://themoth.org/stories/a-work-in-progress What makes you...read more