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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, social media, small business and data visualization.
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He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ~Roy L. Smith I don't know about you, but my favorite bit about opening Christmas presents was always the Christmas stocking. Great things come in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at serendipity
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~Charles Dickens It is already the end of July. How are your Christmas preparations coming along? Now don't laugh. I am not kidding. Christmas comes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2016 at serendipity
I'm Lindsay. I've been working in the field of content marketing for the past 6 years, primarily developing content for companies such as DemandMedia (, the Plasteel Corporation, Sullivans USA and others. First a little history. My mother owned a retail business and then a catering company, I eventually went... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at LBOStudio Media
2015 by Meredith Woolnough, 93 cm by 93cm “Great art picks up where nature ends.” Marc Chagall I recently came across the work of Meredith Woolnough. There are moments in every artist's career when they see another artist's work and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at serendipity
Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. Maya Angelou I love rainbows, don't you? They are frequently a source of inspiration for my designs. The Rainbow Faith Bracelet I created for As it is made with crystals, it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at serendipity
A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it. – By Frank A. Clark This is a simple, beginner's level baby blanket. It falls in the category of tv knitting, you know, that project... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at serendipity
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.--- Norman Vincent Peale There are only 177 days until Christmas. After years of being the family scrooge, I've decided to follow in my mother's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at serendipity
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. -- Coco Chanel Chanel has been a frequent source of inspiration. In my college days, it was the suit fabrics... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at serendipity
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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