This page is dedicated to my parents, Robert and Diane Stracka.
No matter what the circumstances, they always made sure I had the art supplies I needed. They taught me how to nurture my Creative Spirit.
Robert – March 9, 1934 – July 10, 2015
Diane – May 13, 1934 – September 21, 2015
Creating Art is a Passion!
The Creative Spirit has always been with me.
When I was in the fourth grade, I began making art. From then on, I knew that I was an Artist. Initially, I was attracted to fiber arts. Mom taught me how to sew, and I began making all of my clothes. I taught myself how to embroider and I learned how to macramé. I sold my first piece of art when I was in eighth grade. I had a booth at an art fair at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois.
In 1976 I went to Illinois State University and majored in Fine Art, my concentration was in Fibers. I learned how weave, spin yarn and make felt. I still love to weave and make felt. I am also enamored with silk ribbon embroidery, coiled basketry, fine beadwork and mixed metals jewelry.
Making art has helped me to keep my mind open and realize that anything is possible. It cleared the way for me to reconnect with my Guides, the animals and myself on a deep and soulful level.
The beauty of making art is the anticipation and excitement of what’s going to happen next. I have always seen my art in my mind’s eye and if I get “stuck”, I ask the question, “What needs to happen next?” or “What is the rest of the story?” and quickly I “see” the options. I love that my art tells me the story of itself and that I am able to express myself through it. I love the gifts of creativity and intuition that I feel when I am making art.
To view and purchase my artwork go to Lynn Schuster Designs.
Sievers School of Fiber Arts
I have been teaching weaving, coiled basketry and beadwork at Sievers School of Fiber Arts on Washington Island, Wisconsin since 1981. I love to teach! I especially love to experience others as they open up to their Creative Spirits! Art enhances all things!
To learn more about the school go to http://sieversschool.com
“Creativity is more important than knowledge”