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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If you know my art, you know I’ve done lots of grief art. Loss in general is a big theme for me. I’ve made pieces about the death of my brother and my daughter. You can see those in the portfolio section, under Medals that You Wouldn’t Want to Earn,...read more
I’m entering a show with the theme of “home” and I have so many works to choose from! As it happens, I’ve recently been making small houses. But let’s go back to the beginning. Here’s my first art piece in the shape of a house, made...read more
I’ve been busy in the studio making mobile versions for the Balance and Tension series. Here’s what they look like, as installed in my studio. Imagine a whole bunch of these installed in a conservatory! This is what it would look like...read more
Have you heard about #the100DayProject? You make one thing every day, usually on a theme. I’m doing Gelli Plate prints of mandalas, mostly, so far, but if I have a busy day I have no problem posting an image from a sketchbook! It’s going well and I’m...read more
Chicago’s Roman Susan Gallery worked with the Rogers Park Historical Society to create the show Property. The historical society released 100 photos with a Creative Commons license for artists to use in art pieces. You can learn about the show, see the 100...read more
Not one, but two people have visited my studio and said, “Tell me about this piece.” “What, that?” I said. “That’s not art, that’s just storage.” I have a lot of spools with text fragments on them that I haven’t...read more
I’ve been enjoying all the great ideas on Shelley Klammer’s blog. One of those ideas is to draw mandalas, here’s what she writes about the value of doing mandalas:...read more
Alright, time to get messy! In Part 1 of this how-to series, we talked about the why and where of collecting for assemblage, or mixed media sculpture. Let’s look at some boxes and then start painting! Not all paint wants to stick to already painted steel. Spray...read more