How to be an Excellent Teacher of Your Art or Craft

How to be an Excellent Teacher of Your Art or Craft

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...
How to Finally Focus and Write Your Blog Posts!

How to Finally Focus and Write Your Blog Posts!

If you ever struggle with getting your blog posts written for your artist website, I’m here to help with actionable steps that really work! Idea capture The first step is the idea.  You need a system to capture ideas as they come to you.  This can be as simple...
Resting as Part of the Creative Process

Resting as Part of the Creative Process

“I started seeing it as a rest instead of a slump,” said a podcast guest on the Get Paid Podcast (which you should totally listen to). She added that that idea made it finite and also made it seem more positive. I loved that so much I stopped whatever I...
How to Outline Your Course

How to Outline Your Course

I was asked to write up how to outline your course, so I did! Here’s an ebooklet for you! It’s 25 pages with 6 pages of worksheets and for a limited time, it’s pay what you want! You choose the price, with free as one of the options! It covers way...
How Art Journaling Can Boost Your Creativity

How Art Journaling Can Boost Your Creativity

Recently someone I met at a conference wrote to me and said, look I’ve started drawing again. I encouraged her to keep it up and also to try art journaling. Then a couple of days later, I recommended to an artist in a group that she start art journaling. She...

The View Through the Windshield – Recent Photos

One of the downsides of social media is that one’s voice is diluted and divided. In my earlier days of blogging, that was my only platform, so everything went there. Now, I might have conversations about art on twitter, share my photo series on Instagram, and...
When Karma Kicks You in the Ass

When Karma Kicks You in the Ass

In early 2018, I gave a speech at an academic art conference called Studio Rules! (it was a good speech) about how to use limits, constraints and boundaries to help you create art consistently. I was quoted in Professional Artist Magazine in June of 2018 in an article...
Book: Feminist Cross-Stitch

Book: Feminist Cross-Stitch

You may already know Stephanie Rohr from her lively Instagram account, or her activism during the DMC design contest, that offered no monetary prize, until Rohr, and others drew attention to the issue. The book, out this month, includes 40 patterns and some basic...