about linden leaf designs:
Linden Leaf Designs is a collection of cut paper collage artwork and illustration by Boston-based artist Helen Schroeder. Prints, postcards, greeting cards and more of my work is available on Etsy and in several independent retail shops. My work is available for wholesale or consignment, and I am also available for custom work and commissions.
Linden Leaf got its start late in 2008, when I started creating cut paper collages for family members and friends as gifts. I quickly came to love the way that the medium's layers, textures, and patterns could reveal a place's personality.
I love being inspired by the neighborhoods, cities, and communities I call home, and much of my work celebrates my beloved cities of Boston and Minneapolis. I love telling a story with layers of paper, and it's amazing to be able to have customers who feel the same connections to these special places.
I'm originally from the great city of Minneapolis (from the city's Linden Hills neighborhood, hence the name), but have called Boston home since 2006. I graduated from Northeastern University with an interdisciplinary degree in Art For Social Development, a self-designed program synthesizing studio art, human services, and education. After teaching art in the South End/Lower Roxbury neighborhood of Boston for 4 years, I got my masters from Tufts University in Early Childhood Education, and I now teach Kindergarten in the great city of Somerville, MA.
I am wildly passionate about the power of the arts to create change in individuals and communities, and especially in its role in the education of young children. As an artist and educator, I'm crazy lucky to be able to live this passion out every day in all aspects of my life. I love my second city something fierce, and get so much inspiration from my students, my neighborhood, adventures on my bike and in the woods, and just letting the city drift in through my windows.
Thanks for your interest in Linden Leaf Designs! Please contact me if you have any questions or just want to say hi.