Welcome to my studio! I’m Lindy. I write, design, and make stuff.
When I was a kid, already deep into trying just about any craft-y thing I could, I used to detest it when my parents’ friends would gush, “Oh, you’re so creative!” I somehow felt like that was not really a compliment— it felt more like they were saying, “Isn’t that cute, she made that herself.” A bit condescending, perhaps? Or maybe that was just my 8-year-old interpretation.
Anyway, fast forward, um, a lot of years, to maybe around 2012. Yes, it took me that long to finally realize the significance of being “creative” (picture me making air quotes): it’s about creating. Being a creator suddenly seems like the most powerful, and simultaneously most humbling, thing I can do.
Looking back over all this creative time, I can see that I’m still doing today what I at least attempted to do when I was little: not just create things, but create connections between things. This includes some intangibles; I remember vividly the moment when I realized how my math classes (which I loved) related to my piano practice (which I loathed at the time).
Among the tangibles I’m working on these days are hand-dying yarns and lingerie-making materials (combining my color palette development work with my knitting and sewing obsessions), and most recently, my Color Stories project on Patreon (a hybrid of fiction writing, color palettes, photography, and graphic design).
And here I am now, trying my best to collect my diverse project history into one single place called Lindy’s Portfolio. I doubt I will ever get it all posted, but it will be a delightful, and (I’m guessing) sometimes surprising stroll down the memory lane of my creative life. Thanks for joining me!