I’m Cindy Guentert-Baldo!
I’m a mom of teenagers, an artist and content creator living in the ‘burbs of Denver by way of Napa, CA. I love planning and productivity, watercolor, horror movies and mashed potatoes (all crucial parts of my life).
I’m all about helping people get in touch with both their creative side and their sassy side, with a whole heaping helping of realness along the way.
A few things about me - I'm 41, I'm hella tall (think 6'2"), I'm on my second marriage, I love the shit out of my cat, but I am totally #notacatperson. I'm also chronically ill: I have Polycystic Kidney Disease, a genetic kidney disease that causes your kidneys to fill with cysts. (Imagine that!) My dad died when he was 40 due to PKD and as a result I am fanatical about staying on top of my health.
My mission on these internet streets is to provide humor, community and access to creativity for people who feel like it is out of their reach. And that is mega important to me.
I grew up in Northern CA, eventually settling in the city of Napa. Yay wine! Recently my family had to relocate to the 'burbs of Denver due to my husband Jesse's job, and while it has been an adjustment, we are loving it here!
I work full time for myself, creating videos and podcasts, writing books and doing freelance graphic design and lettering, and creating my own art for sale and licensing. I love speaking on stage (either teaching or pontificating, I'm down with either) and I cannot wait for shit to mellow out so we can do that again... so get vaccinated!
The worth and dignity of every person, Santa, and a thing called love (just listen to the rhythm of my heart).
Being anyone but yourself, toxic positivity, homophobia and the feel of newsprint on your fingers.
In my basement studio, in my kitchen or at the Container Store. (Also, on YouTube falling down different rabbit holes.)
Trying to keep my plants alive, trying to keep my cats alive and trying to keep myself alive with caffeine.
lularich... holy shit.
water, tons of ice
dr. pepper, tons of ice
My Favorite Things
My husband Jesse and my kids Kat and RJ - I absolutely love going through this life with them!
My kitties - Loki (the orange man) and Luci (the non orange man).
Art supplies, especially hand crafted ones! I'm particularly obsessed with hand crafted ceramic painting tools as of late!
My Favorite Things
I love to read, especially fantasy and horror. I am also a voracious re-reader and read The Wheel of Time on the regular.
my current obsession
Painting loose florals - I love to create realistic paintings, but I'm loving the ease of painting loosely!
Food! I love to cook, I love to eat, I love cheese, I love my new kitchen at my new house... it's a whole situation.
Where I stand on the super important stuff... Agree / disagree?
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I stream weekly, post bonus downloads and other things, and have a grand old time.