First of all, Lindsey is an anxious and quirky individual who grew up in Kansas, loves science and has a passion for reading, art, and gaming that began in childhood.
From Harry Potter to Stephen King, Lindsey immersed herself into these fictional worlds because they were an escape from her awkward life while growing up. Nintendo was and is her favorite gaming console.
Naturally anxious, Lindsey often sketched pictures of Disney characters in her trapper keeper (yes, she’s THAT old), but soon she branched out to something more difficult for her: painting.
Painting does NOT come naturally for Lindsey, but she does it anyway because it makes her less angsty.
Her paintings hardly ever turn out how she intended, but that is a part of it: learning to be okay with how things are and realizing she can’t control everything.
When she isn’t painting away her anxiety, Lindsey LOVES playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild on her Nintendo Switch. In fact, she is currently on her second play-through and about to tackle the DLC.
After several amazing years of educating students as a MS Science teacher, Lindsey decided to return to school and is anxiously working towards her PhD in Developmental Psychology (can we fast forward to 2023 already please?!).
These sudden life changes caused loads of anxiety, which led Lindsey to create Angsty By Nature. Living with anxiety has always been a reality for Lindsey, so she learned to escape her angst through drawing and painting.
When she paints, all thoughts and anxieties melt away and she can focus and ground herself in the present moment. And now she wants to share her art and passion with other angsty people! Check out Lindsey’s first blog post about “Tackling Anxiety One Painting At A Time”.