Lindsey Bugbee, DIY Artist
Name: Lindsey Bugbee
Occupation: Owner, The Postman’s Knock
Place of Residence: Boulder, Colo.
Background and Personal History: Growing up in rural Kansas taught Lindsey that creativity keeps life interesting. When it rained, she’d go out in the sand/dirt driveway with a stick and scratch out an entire home floor plan, complete with Victorian-style couch and canopy bed. She drew on the walls of the century-old house her family lived in, much to her mother’s consternation. However, it wasn’t all in vain, as Lindsey retained her affinity for creativity and art as she grew up.
Lindsey attended college at the University of Kansas, where she earned a degree in English. During her time at KU, she had an editorial internship at Mother Earth News, where she learned garden tips and gained valuable blogging experience. Naturally, the bulk of her blogs as an intern concerned creative ways to save money while still managing to maintain lovely surroundings.
After college, Lindsey moved to Boulder, Colo., to be closer to her family in Colby, Kan. For a year, she worked for a software company in Boulder, but she couldn’t help but wonder what she could do with her artistic talents. After months of working on The Postman’s Knock, Lindsey’s design company offering readymade and custom calligraphy, graphic design, and art, Lindsey handed in her notice at her “day job” and began pursuing her dream. The Postman’s Knock continues to thrive, and Lindsey loves doing, well, what she loves — along with a healthy dose of DIY on the side!
Past Projects: Lindsey’s work has appeared in 435 South Magazine of Kansas City, and she has collaborated with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Chicago and the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Chicago by donating artwork for fundraising purposes. Lindsey also has a soft spot for Community Chickens, and creates chicken artwork for Community Chickens special occasions.
Other Fun Facts: Lindsey is kept on track by her other half, a Mechanical Engineering PhD candidate at CU-Boulder. He runs the technical side of things, like website design! When the two aren’t working on The Postman’s Knock, they love trying out Boulder/Denver restaurants and trying to make their garden successful. Their ultimate goal is to successfully grow aji amarillo peppers (and if anyone has any tips, Lindsey would love to hear from you).
More Places to Find Lindsey on the Web:
You can follow Lindsey’s blog at www.ThePostmansKnock.com/blog. She’d also love to see you on her Etsy store: www.Etsy.com/shop/thepostmansknock. Don’t forget to check out her Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/thepostmansknock! Lindsey is also a champion pinner … if you love Pinterest, come see her pins: www.Pinterest.com/lindsbug/.