Elaine Sandra Abramsonis a multi-talented creator. Like most young children, Elaine fell in love with Walt Disney’s animated characters. She spent hours and hours drawing the characters she saw in the magazines hoping to become a Disney animator when she grew up.
At Kent State University, Elaine filled a hole in her schedule by taking an enameling course. She fell in love with the art and made it her major. Her enamels were in the Cleveland Museum Of Art’s May Shows, Kent State’s national traveling exhibits, and the Cleveland Institute Of Art’s Shaker Square Exhibits.
Combining her knowledge of enameling, sewing, painting, and drawing, Elaine began designing her own characters and children’s soft toys. She sold them to local art galleries. She also became the leading artist at the Sassy Cat; her whimsical papier-mache chartreuse striped cats and blue frogs were used to promote the gallery.
In the early 70's, Elaine created a series of cartoon character wooden wall plaques for children’s rooms. She sold the characters to Craft House. During this period, Elaine also invented Create-A-Puzzle, a three-dimensional puzzle in which the foreground and the background are capable of coming forward or receding at the will of the player..
Elaine is the former director of the Animagic International Animation Apprenticeship Studio School. She created The Creative Entrepreneur Series program for Richland College. Richland College described it as, “A must have program for animators, visual artists, authors, composers, crafts persons, filmmakers, game developers, musicians, photographers, and performing artists.