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About Us

Meet Lindsey

anxious individual

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.

New Journey

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”. 

 

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About Angsty By Nature

Angsty By Nature was born out of a desire and necessity to ease the angst of Lindsey and provide anxiety relief for her tribe. In addition, it is a safe space to be open and honest about their daily struggles with anxiety. 

Some people view anxiety and other mental struggles as “weaknesses” and tend to minimize the suffering of those who battle invisible ailments. However, Angsty By Nature embraces those who struggle with anxiety and inspire angsty folks to use painting as a positive path to anxiety relief.  

Above all, Angsty By Nature is a hub of creativity, passion, and empowering anxious people to be comfortable being themselves. We aim to help those seeking anxiety relief to explore their creative side to ease their angst.

We tackle our anxiety one painting at a time. Therefore, our mission is to use our mental “weaknesses” to drive our passions and help angsty people use creativity to ease their anxiety.

Meet Rick

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Rick is Lindsey’s best friend, husband, personal chef, and also the greatest father in the world. He is supportive of Lindsey’s dreams and encourages her when she is at her most anxious, while also honing his art skills and homeschooling their two kiddos.

When Rick isn’t being a super dad, he is easing his own angst through painting (you will see a lot of his work here as well!).

 

Meet Connor Lee & Penny

These two angsty kiddos are the center of Rick and Lindsey’s world and the driving force behind Angsty By Nature.

Connor Lee (or CL) is 6 years old and was recently diagnosed with autism. But this doesn’t slow him down one bit! He is bright, funny, and his laugh and smile are infectious. Connor Lee loves singing, dancing, and snack time, and deals with anxiety in his own way. 

Penelope is 4 years old and goes by a plethora of nicknames (Penny, Princess PenPen, Secretary Penny, and BooBoo are the most common). She is nurturing and affectionate, and always goes out of her way to be helpful.

 

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