... in my home studio

... in my home studio

Elaine A. Russell

I need more coffee...

There are so many things I love to do! 
I have tried a little bit of everything over the years... and what I enjoy the most is the creating process. That ah-ha moment when you get a spark of an idea... and can't stop until you get it in motion.

My first love (art-wise) is photography. I became the family photographer at the age of 6 ... and graduated from the NYI of Photography in 1990. Over the years, I have tried my hand at all kinds of art mediums. Not a day goes by without me taking a photo... or working on an art project. You will find all kinds of things here... from needlework, to artwork... to jewelry fabrication.. and more.
I love to work with recycled/ upcycled materials... and an ever increasing number of items in my shop have a re-purposed element to it. I even use recycled materials in my shipping.

I am committed to providing excellent customer service; and am thrilled that in all the years of selling on-line (since 1998) my feedback has been 100% positive.

In 2013 I moved back to my home state of PA. I became a juried member of the PA Wilds and the Route6Artisan Trail, received the TOP6 Artisan Award, and was a featured artist at the ECCOTA Gallery. I was also instrumental in starting an artisan gallery co-op space here in Potter County, PA (as I did in Albuquerque as well), which in turn, won some fabulous awards. As of May 2019, we moved to the Alexandria Virginia area.

From 2013 to 2019, I was the primary care giver for my mom. We have 2 children, a gorgeous granddaughter, and a fabulous pup.

My goal is to become the best human I can be, and to live life in an artful, creative, and caring manner.