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Meet Lindsey DelaTorre

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lindsey DelaTorre.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Growing up, I spent a lot of time with a pencil or pen in my hand doodling on whatever I could find. I never considered trying other forms of art or expanding my knowledge in any way until about a year ago, when I discovered calligraphy. Suddenly I had this new obsession that kept me practicing 24/7 and led me to start experimenting with watercolor, line art and any other medium that piqued my interest. I was totally hooked, and I spent every free second I had creating!

After a few months, I started getting requests to work on various projects from friends and strangers, and the idea of L. Taylor Design Co. was born.

Since then, I have been lucky enough to work on so many fun, challenging projects that have allowed me to flex my creativity and try new things. I have expanded from just calligraphy to art prints, graphic design, wedding and event stationery, greeting cards and other paper goods.

Please tell us about your art.
I make a variety of paper goods including event and wedding stationery, art prints and greeting cards. I also offer calligraphy and graphic design services!

I have always gravitated toward simple and minimal designs, but I’ve been experimenting more with color and patterns recently. I enjoy incorporating different mediums and styles in my work depending on my mood that day, and I don’t believe any artist should be cornered into a certain style. I love watching other artists experiment with different techniques and seeing them grow in the process. Hopefully, thats something that people notice and appreciate in my own work as well. The best thing about art is that there are no limitations, you can create anything you want, whenever you want!

What do you think about the conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
I truly believe that it’s a great time to be an artist! We have so many amazing tools at our fingertips to help us connect with people in our own communities and all over the world. Just in the short time of running this business, I have already received so much support from the local community and other artists in this area. Whether you are committing to your work full time or just starting a small side-business like me, I believe there is so much opportunity to learn and grow right now. You just need to be willing to put yourself out there!

I also think the general population is moving more toward shopping small and supporting small businesses. We may have a lot of competition with larger companies, but I believe most people still see the value in handmade items. The best thing someone can do is to consider shopping small before they run to the larger stores, and it may just swing things in a different direction. Luckily, most cities are starting to have more makers markets and collectives that allow artists to work to be more accessible to everyone.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
The best way to view my work is through my Instagram at www.instagram.com/lindseyttaylor_ or on my website at ltaylordesignco.com.

I have also started to participate in more artisan markets and plan to attend more this year, including the Makeshift Maker’s Market in San Luis Obispo! I love being able to showcase my work while meeting so many great people in the process.

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Image Credit:
My sister and I took all of the photos!

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