My Story

Thoughtful, eclectic, nostalgic or whatever little folly brings us joy.

photo credit: Katherine Salvatori Portraits

Mindy Schumacher is from Rockford, Illinois where she shares a studio with her magical, miraculous daughter, GG. She lives out her fascination with the rhythm of patterns in her creative practice and is fulfilling a childhood dream of sharing her passions, through the privilege of teaching both printmaking and piano.

When Mindy studied Philosophy of Art in graduate school, she hadn’t anticipated working as an artist later on. That happened quite by chance.

Having dabbled in reduction linocut printing in college, she sought a way to cross pollinate some of her varied interests, namely, printmaking, pattern making and graphic design into a handmade practice. Seeking to craft her surroundings by hand, she was drawn to the slow, thoughtful and antiquated processes of traditional hand block printing for textiles. In a remarkable way, she fell in love with the medium itself and it became a vehicle for expression. Many of her designs are for handmade clothing, accessories and home decor.

Nearly twenty years since learning to print with linoleum, Mindy has established herself within the printmaking community as an artist and designer. She is a proud member of the Speedball Network of Professional Artists and of the People of Print. Her work has been featured in print in Midwest Living Magazine and she is a featured artist with The Crafter’s Box.