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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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In such cases it is easy to see how the severe pattern imposed by a circular image of this kind compensates the disorder of the psychic state– namely through a the construction of a central point to which everything is related, or by a concentric arrangement of the disordered multiplicity... Continue reading
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When I met with Dr. Dhand regarding his research and my use of it in an art installation. I was faced with this amazing wall of data.which you can see behind me in the photo. As an artist, I loved all the lines. Were those post-it notes really illustrating specific... Continue reading
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The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. -- Albert Einstein I recently started working on a new installation of crocheted mandalas. They are the visualizations of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2015 at serendipity
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All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom. -- Albert Einstien Welcome to my new blog created specifically to chart the growth and... Continue reading
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I think therefore I am - René Descartes Hello! based on responses from a recent Facebook post, I thought I'd write up a short tutorial on how to create a custom chart for filet crochet (or knitting) from a personal... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at serendipity
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I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth While I understand the sentiment,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at serendipity
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Cock your hat- angles are attitudes -- Frank Sinatra I've been having fun this winter making hats for my church ministry to be distributed at local cancer centers. As a a child I had cancer and experienced 2.5 years of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at serendipity
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All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. - Charles M. Schulz My diet has become quite restricted since being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular disease. I'm okay with it, but some things... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at serendipity
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Be the master of your fate, be the captain of your soul, but do not hesitate, should the chance befall your, to be the slave of your heart. -- Robert Brault Valentines Day is my favorite holiday. What's not to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at serendipity
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Hooray!, It's been published. This time last year I was buried in my studio developing 40 spanking new granny square designs for this book by Tracey Lord. All the squares are designed to be be the same guage, so you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at serendipity
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The belly rules the mind. -- Spanish Proverb Hebe Cord is a nylon cord from Sullivan's USA that is great for knitting, knotting, braiding, tatting and crocheting. The fabric it makes feels quite substantial. Thinking about wanting to have a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at serendipity
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I'm very excited and pleased to announce,that this fall I will be teaching a series of textile-based workshops in St. Louis at Kayak coffee. The first class will be Beginning Knitting. Students will learn to cast on and bind off,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at serendipity
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I love knitting small projects in the heat of summer and into early fall in anticipation of the next polar vortex. Small projects are easy to toss in the car for the family road trip and aren't goin going to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at serendipity
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Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. -- Calvin Coolidge I've been designing more projects for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at serendipity
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“Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use the good passport,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at serendipity
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For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail? ~Ralph Waldo Emerson I design projects for Smoothfoam and love working with the product. It's affordable, lightweight, easy to carve, dsand and paint. I used 10... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at serendipity
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When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?" "What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?" "I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?"... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at serendipity
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The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind. ~G.K. Chesterton I'm fine. Next week is my 3 month sruvival anniverary! Woo... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at serendipity
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Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. ~Author Unknown Mom passed away 5 years ago, so Mother' s Day is not about brunch and flowers, but a time to take stock of all my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at serendipity
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llness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use the good passport,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at serendipity
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Well if you have been reading my blog,or what has remained legible of it, you know that I had a stroke in Februrary. The doctors still don't know why as i don't smoke, don't drink much have eaten a low... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at serendipity
“Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use the good passport,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at serendipity
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Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. -- Lewis Grizzard Can you believe Easter is in just over a month? I am seriously craving pretty spring colors after the lousy winter i've eperienced. Be gone... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at serendipity
Books fall open, you fall in. -- David T. W. McCord A friend recently shared this video with me. I had to laugh. Imagine a device that is portable and requires no batteries, but contains the wisdom of the ages!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at serendipity