“Is the Modern Housewife a Lady of Leisure?”

“Is the Modern Housewife a Lady of Leisure?”

I heard on a podcast (Stuff You Missed in History Class) about a study done by the Department of Home Economics on housework. Yes, the U.S. government used to have a Department of Home Economics! The study report was called, “Is the Modern Housewife a Lady of...
Medal for an Exhausted Empath

Medal for an Exhausted Empath

Do you have a friend with a sympathetic face? Or maybe you’re that person – people instantly feel they can trust you, and they talk your ear off. You wish they’d stop because frankly, it’s exhausting. I have a friend like that, and I made this...
An Award for the Perfect Tweet!

An Award for the Perfect Tweet!

The Back Story on The Perfect Tweet Here is the tweet, which someone else declared perfect: I whipped up an award for The Perfect Tweet, because medals and awards are a thing that I do. Variations on a Theme I also tried the award out with a skeleton, purchased just...
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...