Blessing/Wish Banners Tutorial

Blessing/Wish Banners Tutorial

Make your own flags inspired by Tibetan Prayer Flags, which are hung outdoors, and as they blow on the breeze, blessings are spread to the whole community. This project is easy and fun! This 33 page tutorial has 114 photographs, clear, step-by-step instructions and...
Craft, Leisure & Work

Craft, Leisure & Work

I attended the Zoom Symposium in Milwaukee, WI in 2016, I think it was.  I wrote this essay in response.   Craft and the Nature of Work Those of us in Craft-with-a Capital-C care about how it is made (or we used to, this is in flux somewhat).  There was lots of...
Movies that Made Me: Who Does She Think She Is?

Movies that Made Me: Who Does She Think She Is?

I turned on the radio in my car one day to hear a man going on and on about how much the Indiana Jones movies meant to him, and how it continues to influence his life. Gradually, I discovered that I was listening to National Public Radio’s new interview series, Movies...
New Art in Matchboxes by Elaine Luther

New Art in Matchboxes by Elaine Luther

How the Matchbox Art Came to Be I had both little tiny model railroad people and time cards in my studio.  And a box of 50 empty matchboxes, so naturally, I combined them!  First, I made Salaryman, naturally, he’s got the Monday timecard. Folks encouraged me to...
Summer Project: Weaving Potholder Rugs

Summer Project: Weaving Potholder Rugs

For this summer’s version of Camp Quarantine, we’re doing larger projects that take a bit longer. You may remember from last year’s blog posts that I would put the day’s craft, game, or activity in a trunk we have in the basement, and the young...
New Shows and Features!

New Shows and Features!

A Pandemic Pause During the pandemic, most of the art shows my work was in were online-only, because that’s what was happening, mostly. More recently, shows are returning to in person and I’ve been entering group shows, both here and in the U.K. Why the...