New Work: Collaboration with Unknown Quilters

New Work: Collaboration with Unknown Quilters

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...
KALLAX + Container Store = See Through Storage

KALLAX + Container Store = See Through Storage

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...
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...