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Lindsay Obermeyer
St. Louis
I am an artist, designer, writer, teacher, entrepreneur.
Interests: all forms of textile arts, medical history, etymology, and data visualization.
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So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us. ~Gaston Bachelard With every hat pattern I've posted, I receive several emails and comments requesting the hat in a different size. Okay, so I have written... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at serendipity
Dress designing . . . is to me not a profession but an art. -- Elsa Schiaparelli I am beyond excited to have found this video by the house of Elsa Schiaparelli. She was a huge influence on my early... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at serendipity
“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ― A.A. Milne I love this quote. It is one Piglet says to Winnie the Pooh and was commonly seen in the Arts and Healthcare room at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Watch... Continue reading
“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt I love how she refers to the starting over process as being that of a phoenix. Lovely. Yes, you lose everything when your brain is traumatized, but by... Continue reading
Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne (Author of Winnie the Pooh) This is a short video about my work with Dr. Amar Dhand... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at serendipity
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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. -- Pablo Picasso June 11th is the 10 year anniversary of my blog. Really?! June 11, 2006. I started my blog to record... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at serendipity
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Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. ~Henry Ward Beecher A friend recently challenged me to feature an artwork a day on Facebook. Well, as I am going through my... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at serendipity
Woman's Work I've been spending the last few days reviewing images of older work to see if my new work makes sense within the continuum. I realized as I was looking that most of my knitted art is not on... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at serendipity
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Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. - Erma Bombeck Since my new diet I have been spending hours in the kitchen testing different recipes, trying to establish what I like and don't like with my new... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at serendipity
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Old age ain't for sissies. - A frequent refrain of my Gam My grandmother also loved to say " Youth is wasted on the young." I always thought the sayings were cute until I started to get older and see... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at serendipity
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We live in a disposable society. It's easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name - we call it recycling. - Neil LaBute I don't know about you, but I have dozens of... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at serendipity
Does artistry always lead to anguish as is custom in much of our Society? I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate this brief talk by Elizabeth Gilbert. In February, I was back in the saddle showing up... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at serendipity
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Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. -- Pamela Vaull Starr Every week I have been glued to the television watching The Voice on NBC. The show gives me such... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at serendipity
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While most of the mandalas I've been making have been for artistic purposes, inclusion in the Social Awaress / Social Networks and Stroke Recovery Project, I love their form, so I designed these easy to crochet dishcloths. I could sew them into my the artwork, but actually I am using... Continue reading
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I often receive requests for my hat patterns to be redesigned for another size head. I am happy to do this from time to time, but I would rather you dear reader gain the skill for yourself, so you may... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at serendipity
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Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844 These quick dishcloths are made using basic double crochet stitches in rounds. The rounds increase gradually to keep... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at serendipity
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The jewel of the sky is the sun, the jewel of the house is the child. – A Chinese saying This baby blanket is a larger version of my dishcloth pattern, same principals, but enlarged. I had loved making the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at serendipity
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I have to show you some of the new work which has been contributed to the project. There are two aspects of the project, the one aspect I call the diagrams. They are a direct data visualization of the data from Dr. Amar Dhand's Social Networks and Stroke Recovery Project.... Continue reading
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I am thrilled to announce that I have recently joined the design team for Walnut Hallow. What exactly does this mean? I get to work with their fabulous products and come up with fun crafty projects with it for their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at serendipity
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She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: "Winter is Dead."-- AA Milne from When We Were Very Young In honor of the much awaited first day of Spring, I decided to make... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at serendipity
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photo from free images.com If saving money is wrong, I don't want to be right! --William Shatner It was drilled into my head at a young age to save money by both of my grandmothers. Grandma grew up during the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2016 at serendipity
Congratulations! Great video. Torn between wanting the heart light or the heart ottoman. Lindsay
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2016 on oh joy it up! at Oh Joy!
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Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless. ~Charles M. Crowe Easter is early this year, landing on Sunday March 27, not in usual April. So if you want to add some crochet fun to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at serendipity
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For each petal on the shamrock This brings a wish your way - Good health, good luck, and happiness For today and every day. ~Author Unknown St. Patrick's day with all it's green, reminds me that spring is just around... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at serendipity