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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I’m teaching art journaling/creative sketchbooking right now – I’ve wanted to teach it for a long time but for some reason it was a hard sell. I finally got someone to take me up on it and the students are loving it! My class is called #Sketchbook...read more
Creative Sketchbook Practice Leads to Self-Discovery I have this creative sketchbook/art journal practice, this page, above is from a few years ago. I was making all these container forms with the paint. “Huh, what’s that about, I wonder?” I decided...read more
I’ve been making Balance & Tension sculptures since about the summer of 2015, and they have hung in trees at an artist in residency, in libraries and in a gallery. Now a large group of them, about 25, are installed at the Forest Park Public Library in Forest...read more
Back in the summer of 2015 I had an artist residency at the <strong>Uphill Art Farm</strong> in West Virginia, but it can be difficult to get away. That’s got me thinking about ways to bring the best aspects of a residency home. Most of us can get...read more
Back in May of 2015, I posted about my “local photo safari” to a cemetery, where I took this photo of an oddly creepy, though slightly endearing headstone: Whatever your art form, taking photos as a creative practice is an excellent partner to it. Any...read more
Have you ever been listening to a podcast or a speech and someone says something exactly as you have thought it, only clearer than you ever thought to say it? Quilter Sherri Lynn Wood did that for me in an interview on the While She Naps podcast. She said, “I...read more
A recurring theme in “how to be successful” books, including, The Success Principles by Jack Canfield, is to pause to celebrate your successes, and this idea of a success notebook, where you write down your successes. The reasons for this are so that you...read more
This piece, with its miniature teapot and creamer, is currently in the Reunion I show at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. This is the first time it’s been in a show and not in a glass case! This series didn’t originate, but did advance a lot while...read more
Ideas can drag us down. Objects can drag us down. I’m talking about UFO, Unfinished Objects, the bane of all craftspeople and artists. They can make us feel like “I can’t start that new project until I finish my UFOs.” or “I can’t...read more
Have you discovered podcasts? I was thinking recently that podcasts are the new blogs, the new thing that people are excited about, where lots of interesting ideas are being discussed. I listen to podcasts in the car and when I’m working out — and now that...read more