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Hi! I’m Lindsay Gardner and I’m an artist, illustrator and author based in Oakland, California. On my blog, I occasionally share news and updates, as well as sketches and insights detailing my process and latest projects. Thanks for following along! For more news and updates, follow along with my newsletter here.

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I first met my Brian Herrick about eight years ago when I volunteered in his art classroom. In addition to being a super inspiring kindergarten through eighth-grade art teacher, Brian makes his own art, often in the wee hours of the morning and night. He proudly works on multiple interests and mediums- illustration, drawing, painting, […]

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I’m excited to announce that today I’m launching an ongoing series called Five Favorite Tools.  Like so many, I spend a great deal of my days thinking about the best way to balance my time, and how to structure my art practice so that I can fire up my creative brain efficiently when I have […]

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    When we moved into our house in 2015, the space that is now my studio was a sunroom annex off of what is now our daughter’s bedroom. As you can see, it was a tad dingy and VERY yellow. After much consideration, we decided to build a dividing wall, which made the bedroom […]

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Several months ago, the wonderful dreamers at Flow Magazine asked me if I’d be interested in illustrating plants for a special house plant guide they were putting together. Clearly, being the pretty plant-loving woman that I am, I accepted with glee. My editor, Alice, sent me a list of 15 plants in their latin names, […]

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Welcome to 2017 (a little belated) ! I thought I’d kick off the year on the blog by thinking back about the end of 2016. My year’s end was full of activity; between holiday prep, many cookie baking sessions with my four year old, and holiday meal planning, I made a bunch of ornaments for lovely […]

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Last December, the lovely Vanessa Dina at Chronicle Books got in touch with me. She asked if I was interested in working on this gem of a project: illustrations for a holiday cookie cookbook with one recipe for each day of the advent calendar. I was two weeks in to having our second daughter. As I remember, […]

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