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.
Welcome to our Craft Blog Hop! We're excited to share a few projects with you today on our hop that - depending on what you have on hand - can be made from materials you have at home. Before we get started, I'd like to introduce you to everyone sharing a creative...read more
Sick of TV? A nice 8-12 hour audio book can help kids pass the time, they can listen while they color or fold laundry. Our family loves audio books and has been enjoying them for years, mostly in the car. I thought I'd share some of our favorites. Your library...read more
Most of us in the U.S. are not officially quarantined, but we are practicing social distancing right now, during the Covid-19 Pandemic, maybe you're looking for ideas on what to do? Journaling and crafts are two terrific activities for when you're stuck at home and...read more
Here's an idea that's been bouncing around for a long time that I finally made. I was planning to cut out the letters on my Silhouette electronic cutter, but darn if an operating system (iOS) update didn't break the Silhouette software. Silhouette does not seem to be...read more
In this quilt top, I've combined found quilt blocks from two different and unknown quilters, into one. My creative constraints for this type of project are: No new quilt blocks (well, okay, I had to make just one block in order to make this work, using squares pre-cut...read more
On the origins of Ruth Asawa’s method for creating her suspended wire sculptures. The Myth There is a myth about Ruth Asawa, the Japanese-American sculptor known for her suspended wire forms. The myth says that she went to Mexico in 1947 (or ‘48) and “a local...read more
What's a creative reuse store? It's a place that keeps good stuff out of landfills. They're often not-for-profits and may specialize in selling home improvement supplies or art and craft supplies that might otherwise end up in the landfill. Many stores offer hands-on...read more
After writing about IKEA hacks for your craft room or studio for the Craft Industry Alliance, I thought I should share my own studio storage solutions. The large KALLAX is tucked into a little alcove in the wall, maybe there used to be a built-in unit of some kind...read more
I have a new guest blog post up for the Craft Industry Alliance on IKEA hacks for your craft room or studio! You can read it here: Beyond the RASKOG: 10 IKEA Hacks for Your Craft Studioread more
Elaine Luther demonstrating a T-shirt printing method in a class. I have taught since 1992, starting when I was a college student myself. I consistently get really high reviews for my teaching and I want to share with you what I’ve learned over the years so that you...read more