I come from a long family history of travelers, explorers, artists, writers, and teachers in whose footsteps I too have followed. Sandwiched between two incredibly creative and genius parents and two brilliantly talented daughters, each of whom have found their own niche in art and writing, I didn’t really have a chance. I tried to box it in and contain it for too many years, but eventually my frame could contain it no longer. Call it destiny. Call it God’s calling. Whatever it is, I can no more deny the creative yearnings of my soul than waylay the sun.
I have been a teacher for over 27 years. Seeing the dawn of understanding and the discovery of their own creativity and intelligences in the eyes of children fills my heart with untold joy. Seeing their smile of enthusiasm and self-confidence as they grow in these areas, gives me a deep fulfillment. Yes, I know now it is the specific path that God has rolled out before me. Personally, I’ve been writing and illustrating four books, one inspirational, one adult mystery, one juvenile, and one epic poetry. I have a fair amount of wanderlust and enjoy exploring the world and its cultures. When I have the chance, you’ll find me walking, bicycling, hiking, rafting, kayaking, exploring, gardening, or just quietly observing, listening, and of course, making art. My passions for painting, inspirational writing, poetry and photography are themselves inspired by all of these things.
Note: Photo of children in Linnie's art studio class is at least 10 years old so as to protect the students.
Linnie Aikens Lindsay is an artist from Santa Barbara of 40 years, relocated to St. George, UT. She teaches art at a local academy and also teaches privately through her own business, HeART Haven Studios in Utah.