Welcome to my blog! I’m Linda Ledbetter, and I do mixed media art and photography.
I always wanted to be an artist. I doodled in the margins of my penmanship lesson pages in grade school. I drew a lot of cats and houses and stars. I didn’t draw anything very well, though. When I was about ten years old, I took a summer painting class in the park. After the first lesson, the teacher told my mom that I was the messiest child she’d ever seen.
Not much has changed there. Ask my guy, he’ll tell you.
My first camera was a big, blue, plastic Polaroid, a gift from my Aunt Eileen and Uncle Bill. It took blurry black-and-whites with thick borders, and I loved it.
Years later, I still don’t draw very well, but I’ve learned to play with inks and paints and stamps and stencils and just about everything else the craft industry produces. In the process of becoming a full-on product junkie, I’ve actually created some stuff I like… all while continuing to make gigantic messes in the spare bedroom-turned-studio upstairs.
A couple of years ago, I bought my first “real” camera, an Olympus E-M5, and boy, was THAT a life changer!
This blog serves as a journal of my journey from beginner to… well, slightly more advanced beginner in the visual arts realm. I appreciate your taking the time to visit me here, and hope you find something to inspire you!
I live in Boise, Idaho, and when I’m not making messes I run the fresh juice and espresso bar at our local Co-op. I share my home with Scott, who’s a fantastic sushi chef, three sweet and sleepy cats, two African water frogs, and a silly pot-bellied pig named Violet who makes me laugh every day.