Hello 

My desire for the creative life has led me to the streets of Paris, the boroughs of New York, the galleries of Berlin and always to the shores of the West Coast. I am inspired by living a simple life, rich in culture. I am drawn to cities where dogs sleep below cafe tables, where books and art grace the walls of homes and where the world slows down for a meal shared with friends.

I've made my home on beautiful Vancouver Island. My studio and home, a hundred-year-old character house, acts as the canvas for every photograph, recipe and dinner party. 

I invite you to read my blog, view my portfolio and please get in touch if you're interested in working together.

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Creative Q&A: Ruthie Lindsey

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Name, Location, Occupation
Ruthie Lindsey
Nashville TN
Decorator, Stylist, Designer
 

Please describe your workspace:
It depends on the day. A lot of times its in my car shopping for clients, or i will set up shop at my favorite coffee shop Barista Parlor. I've learned that I don't work great from home because I get too distracted by a lot of other things that need to be done around my house.
 

What are you working on right now?
This week I am hosting an event for Free People with Beth Kirby of Local Milk in my back yard. We are doing dinner for them and the amazing band 'Sugar and the Hi Lows' are playing a set. I'm so excited about it! I'm also in the middle of a project for Mikky Ekko. I'm decorating his loft

What has been your most rewarding project to date?
Getting to speak at Creative Mornings a few months ago was such an honor and so rewarding. I feel like my purpose in life is to share the message that you can live a really beautiful like in the midst of trauma and brokenness.

Who are you inspired by?
I'm so inspired by my friends here in Nashville. I feel like I am surrounded by the most incredible artistic and inspirational people that inspire me everyday. I learn so much from watching this community grow, work hard, and do really incredible work.

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Has there been a defining moment or turning point when you realized what you wanted to do for a living?
Yes. I didn't know I was creative until a few years ago (I explain that coming to that realization on my website) and after a 10 year relationship ended last year I realized I needed to figure out how to pay my bills so I honestly trusted other peoples words that I was creative and talented and just started offering my services... it's been so humbling to see all the amazing opportunities that have come! I started my business out of necessity but now I feel like I am getting to do what I was created for! I'm so so thankful.


What do you think is the most difficult aspect of your work?
Learning to value my time, I love the work so it's really easy for me to do loads of work for free, but learning to honor my time and my skills and charging accordingly. It's really hard and I pretty much stink at it.

What are you reading at the moment?
I go through seasons where I will devour an insane amount of books in a extremely short amount of time and then other times when I won't pick up a book for months on end. I'm in the latter of the two season right now. My next book to finish will be Pat Conroys last book 'The Death of Santini'. His writing is my favorite!
 

What websites do you visit for inspiration?
Pinterest.
 

What are your simplest daily pleasures?
Spending time with my incredible community.
 

What are your simplest daily pleasures?
Spending time with my incredible community.


Where do you see yourself in ten years?
I have no clue, if I've learned anything this past year or two, is life can change on a dime, and it's great to have goals and ideas for our future but so much of it is out of our hands. I try to remember to just take everyday as a gift and remain open to whatever the future brings.


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