Spring at Last, copyright Elaine Luther 2016

Spring at Last, copyright Elaine Luther 2016

Finally! Things are green and flowering and people in Chicagoland are pouring out onto the sidewalks, with the pent up energy that only being cooped up for a long, cold winter can produce.

Hygge is this difficult to translate Danish word that I’m told means, “the camaraderie that comes from suffering through a long winter together.”

When I’m scrapping the ice off of my windshield, and I ask myself why I live here, I tell myself, “hygge, hygee,” as I scrape.

The spring equivalent of hygge is this flowering of the people as we shed layers and layers of clothing and rediscover our sandals and toes.

I hope it’s gorgeous where you are too, and you’re receiving as many dandelion bouquets as I am!

There’s also a spring of productivity in my art studio, where I’m working on another Our Lady and another Medal That You Wouldn’t Want to Earn. (photos soon, almost done!)

Well, here’s a sneak peak:

Metallic Paint vs. Silver Leaf, copyright Elaine Luther 2016

Metallic Paint vs. Silver Leaf, copyright Elaine Luther 2016

The silver leafed clothespin will be the saint in the newest Our Lady sculpture.

In my office and photo studio, I’m hard at work creating eCourses based on my live-in-person courses.

The very first one is a mini-Course on how to make a set Kirigami Prayer Flags! The photo shoot is done and I’m doing the layout now. I’m very excited to bring my original projects and teaching to a wider audience.

What kind of class would you like to take? I would LOVE to hear about it in the comments!

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