Frugalcrafter Programming Note:)

Howdy friends! I just wanted to let you know for the next couple of weeks I will be releasing videos every other day instead of daily. I have been barely hanging on by my teeth the last couple of months trying to keep up with the daily video schedule, blog posts and behind the scenes work with involves planning workshops, classes and articles and I don’t want to get burnt out. Here is a pic of my desk in the midst of today’s chaos LOL!

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I felt a wash of relief wash over me when I decided to temporarily cut back to 3-4 videos a week. the good news is that I have about 1300 videos in the archive organized into playlists so if you wanted to find some gems in your favorite subject matter you might have missed you can on the playlist page of my you tube channel. I hope you understand and continue to check in often. I’ll have a new Easter craft for you tomorrow and a live painting show on Friday at 12:30 ET but there will be a couple of days a week with no videos, but hey, there are always the archives! Wish me luck on this exciting busy time and I’ll be back tomorrow with something new! Thanks for understanding and happy crafting!

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  1. Good for you! There is no reason to turn your fun into a dogmatic activity that you dread. If cutting videos back to every other day allows you to stay fresh and excited about your art, then go for it! And like you said, you have so many flower watercolor and pastel projects, I could keep busy with those for a year before I really miss the daily broadcast!

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  2. I think that sounds great! I love your videos and I like your blog because you are so trustworthy with your advice, but you’ve got to do what works for you and not get burnt out!

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  3. Lindsay, you are amazing. Good for you for making a decision to take care of yourself.

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  4. I don’t know how you do what you do Lindsay as well as your family. Every other day sounds perfectly fine to me.

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  5. You deserve a break Lindsay. you do so much to help us. thank you. Betty

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  6. Lindsay, you’re doing great! Thank you for the update, busy woman! Tom D.

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  7. I’ve always thought a video a day was a lot of work. Even if you did two a week, I would be happy. Mud season is here and the means spring is not far behind. Enjoy!

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  8. Good for you Lindsay. Finding a good balance is very important.

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  9. Totally understand and am glad you are prioritizing what’s important for you! Love all your videos and you DO have tons of vids I haven’t seen and I like being able to search for a specific topic and have you right there as my personal teacher in my own home! Thank you! Take good care of you.

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  10. I wondered when you would come to your senses!! 😆 Just kidding. It’s an amazing amount of work to do everyday and still have a life. I will, as always, look forward to all your watercolor tutorials and advice.

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  11. We want what’s best for you..love your videos, but totally understand….

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  12. Please do not worry about it. You do enough. Don’t drive yourself nuts. Have fun!

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  13. Big hugs, Lindsay! ♥ Thank you for all the inspiration that you share!! ♡

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  14. Make what changes you need to keep sane and healthy, and we’ll be here whenever you are. Thank you for all you do for us.

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  15. I will miss your daily videos but totally understand how important it is to not become overwhelmed by all of it. I sincerely hope that you realize how much you do for us crafters and that all we really want is for you to be happy and find what works for you and your family.

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  16. We certainly don’t want you to burn yourself out Lindsay so it’s a good thing you are cutting back on your videos. You must take care of yourself first and your loyal fans & followers will always be here for you! You truly are the best! Thanks for all you do!

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  17. Lindsay, I love your instructions and wondered HOW DOES SHE DO ALL THIS?! Glad to hear you will be easing up a bit! Please don’t go away!! Thank you for being YOU! Inspirational and Entertaining!

    Mary Ann Witham

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  18. A video every other day is still a lot! I can’t even imagine how much time making a video takes. Now at least we have the chance to keep up with you, painting and drawing, I mean ….
    Take care of yourself!

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  19. I was concerned about you taking on so much, Lindsay! I truly appreciate all the good tutorials you put out for us to learn from and admire you for all that you do. But I feel a bit better know that you are slowing it down a bit. You have to take care of YOU — and your family, of course! Blessings!

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  20. Hi, Lindsay,
    I don’t know how you keep with the pace…please do whatever works for you. I always appreciate your posts. Thanks for all you do.

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  21. Take *good* care of yourself, Lindsay. Do what you have to do to keep your sanity… or what’s left of it!! (lol) God bless your heart. ❤

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  22. I Will miss your daily videos but I fully understand why you slow down. Have à happy easter!
    /Erika in Sweden

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  23. I do want to wish you luck.  I don’t know how you do it now.. I love your videos and I am not even an artist! I always learn something new and it’s also what I call my “entertainment”. I would much rather watch you than TV!

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  24. I think you need to take some time for you and your family!!! Thanks for all your work!!!

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  25. Congrats to you – I don’t know how you were doing it. Thanks for whatever you can do. I appreciate and enjoy your videos, but you were doing too much. Whatever we get, I am sure everyone will be grateful for.

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  26. Lindsay,
    Enjoy taking a few days off. I’m sure producing videos everyday is time consuming. You have a super busy life with your crafts, kids and everything else you do. Life is too short to be so busy and be so stressed. I do enjoy your vibrant attitude and all the things I learn from you. Take care, have a cup of coffee and enjoy life!

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  27. You totally deserve a break! Enjoy your down time and thank you for everything you do! ❤

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  28. I look forward to your daily videos, but I absolutely understand and you have to take care of yourself, and your family! So, do waht you need to do and I’ll be here rooting for you, watching your live streams, and whatever else you post. And your archives are wonderful resources!! Happy Crafting!!!

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  29. We all understand, Lindsey. Don’t give it another thought. You have a life outside of this. I do hope you’ll keep the painting class on Fridays, but if it doesn’t work out…That’s ok too. Enjoy life!!

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  30. I’m glad that your not going to stop all together….your plate is full and understandable how busy you are with other commitment and you also have a family to take care…enjoy some breathing time for yourself…
    looking forward seeing your videos when you post them…take care…hugs

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  31. I love to look through your archives. I can’t keep up with your daily posts anyway!
    Just keep posting as often as you can, and I’ll keep checking them out!

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  32. Sounds good! Quality in lieu quantity. Don’t know how you have done it all these years. Love your videos. I know I have bought a lot of products based on your great personality and videos. Thanks for all you do!

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  33. Yes Lindsay, definitely take care of yourself and family first. I’ve been thinking you are a superwoman with all you do for us, and wondering how you keep up with everything! I just recently discovered your blog and can’t tell you how grateful I am for all of your time you give. I love all the information you share, it’s fabulous really. And I’m glad to hear about the archives, so I can check that out too. Take care and thanks again! Hugs from me, too!

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  34. Actually Lindsay….everyone day works better for me too. I never want to miss one of your videos and it seems my time gets shorter and shorter so I have (gasp) had to skip a few! This will suit my needs and yours too, so a WIN-WIN!!!!! I suggest you continue to follow every other day after you catch up so you are driven every moment and can enjoy a more relaxed pace! As you said, there are always the archives – a real storehouse treasure!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  35. Boy, my computer decided to choose my words….every OTHER day, not everyone day; and are NOT DRIVEN every moment….guess I should reread before pressing send – LOL!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  36. Love your videos and look forward to them every day but I always wondered how you did it. I understand completely. You have to have some down time. I used to go from daylight to dark but not anymore, age has something to do with that. Need to take care of yourself. Thank you for all you do.

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  37. So grateful for everything you do! You can only give from your abundance, not from your sustenance.

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  38. Well, I guess I can live without our daily meetings!! I hope you slow down and enjoy your family, life and just being YOU!! BUT, I do expect to see you around, and I am sure that I can watch the archives and satisfy my need to see my friend!! God speed and don’t forget us!!!

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  39. I will miss your every day videos, but totally understand that it’s just not a pace that anyone could keep up indefinitely. It will be fun to search your archives for projects and techniques I hadn’t seen yet. Enjoy your newly found free time.

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  40. I always wondered how you did it! I appreciate all the tutorials so definitely slow down so you don’t get burned out! I found you last year so I have plenty of catching up to do! Take care!

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  41. Yay for you!!! I don’t know how you ever did a video every single day. I can’t even keep up and just “watch” a video a day so maybe I won’t feel like I’m behind all the time! LOL! Take care of yourself and your family first. Your followers will enjoy the videos you do at whatever pace they come.

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  42. I understand, you being overly busy with all the details of your business, plus you have a family! Remember, you need to take care of yourself, so that, the whole system works well. You do have quite an archive of videos, we can look at, if we need ” our Lindsay,” when there is not a daily video. Sounds like a good decision to cut back on daily videos. I want you to be able to keep up your cheerfulness and enthusiasm.

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  43. Thank you for the update. Yes, cut back so you can be refreshed, not overloaded. It is easier to create that way.
    🙂

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  44. You are an amazing woman and we would be so sad if you were not your well rested, happy, talented artistic self! You deserve every break, vacation and moment to recharge you can get. Go for it! And have an amazing, sweet spring and summer ♡ With much gratitude for all you share. Anne in CA

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  45. So glad you are taking care of yourself. No one say you haven’t done more than your share in this wonderful you tube world. Thanks so much for all you teach us no matter how much or how little
    You are always a sunshining bright in our crafty world!

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  46. I am grateful for what I learn from you. You do NOT owe me anything. So if it’s one a day, or one a week, I will look forward to it and be thankful. You do what YOU need to do!

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  47. I don’t know how you do it! I have just started making videos finally on my channel and I find it very hard to even get up one video up a week much less 3 – 4! So that has got to bee a strain on you! I totally understand and God bless!

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  48. Please…take it easy!

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  49. Take all the time you need, just don’t quit on us. We still have so much to learn from you. Remember to keep yourself “Uplifted.”

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  50. Lindsay, I don’t know how you do it on a regular basis like you do I love your stuff. Don’t get burned out. We understand. Thanks Lindsay for all you do.

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  51. Two a week is plenty, I can’t keep up as it is, Super girl!

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  52. You give so much of yourself and to be honest I never even realized that you were posting videos once daily. Take care of yourself and your family. I know all about looking back and wishing you had spent more time with them!! I did note a ClubScrap stencil on your desk. They are my go to stencils as I have many of them!! I love whatever you have time to post. Thank you so much.

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  53. Thank you! I am a new subscriber to your channel and I appreciate all of your hard work and effort great tips and tutorials you’re awesome! I was inspired to get back into painting after subscribing to your channel. I do understand though the pressure you’re under, it’s A Lot! Thanks again.
    Lori from New Mexico.

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  54. Very understandable and glad you’re being careful with yourself and your time. Look forward to all that you can do and will be checking in on the archives as well. Thank all that you do for us!

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  55. Does that I mean that I have to learn how to clean my house again? (Na, I’ll keep busy with all your videos that I stockpiled!) Maybe I will have time to try and practice with everything you’ve taught me.

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  56. We all still love you and will continual to watch your videos…I’m so happy for you for taking time for yourself and your family…look forward to the videos you do make and enjoy and learn every one of them…thank you for all you do….hugs to you from Tennessee….

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  57. Thank you for all the time and efforts you put into providing the videos. One to two videos would be sufficient so that you can spend more time with your family.

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  58. Don’t know how you’ve done it all for so long. I couldn’t. Think you’re smart to scale back and the relief you felt once you made the decision is the confirmation that you made a good one. I find it hard to keep up just watching videos, and that is the easy fun part. Thanks for all you do.

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  59. Good for you-don’t overthink it. I am happy to follow you at what ever schedule you want!

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  60. Two thumbs up for protecting your health and being a great role model! There’s nothing more important than health, and we often don’t realize it until we lose it. As you can see, we all support this decision! 😀

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  61. No problem, you need time for you and your family and to do the things that you like. Appreciate all the you do and I agree with others, not sure how you have done it so far? We loyal fans will take whatever you throw our way! I love going into the archives to pick out things and since this is Easter time, enjoy and don’t worry about us, we will be here no matter what.

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  62. I totally understand the much needed break, I will miss the daily videos and will look at your archives on off days. Love your videos , your energy, and ideas. Thanks for giving us your talent and girl power!

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  63. Thank you for all you do for crafters!! You do a great job and I’m a fan.

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  64. You totally need time for you and your fam. I say go for it! I will miss your daily vids but can totally relate. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next!

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  65. Lindsay, Please don’t fret about this. Knowing you, you have been. With all you have on your plate, I don’t know how you’ve done it all for so long. I look at your archived videos all the time, especially if there is a technique I want to do. I pretty much know you have done it before and will show me how. There are days I don’t have time to watch your latest video, so don’t feel bad about not making one everyday! It’ll make it all the more special.

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  66. no worries 🙂 We, the artists all need TIME to be creative, altho I was always impressed with your videos, thinking “how does she keep up with all these”?! A couple of times a week is more than enough, altho I enjoy your video clips 🙂

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  67. We need you
    So take care of yourself
    Cut back and breathe so you prevent burn out. Thanks for all you do

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  68. Can’t say I’m surprised with a family, home etc to look after as well I could never understand how you fit it all in, in the end family and health comes first and none of that will be any good if you did burn yourself out….. Enjoy the slightly more relaxed days. I say slightly cos I’m guessing you will still find something to do but without the pressure on doing a video 🙂 I have loads in your archives to catch up on 🙂

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  69. I never knew how you were able to do the daily videos, on top of running a business, being a wife and mother, and all of the other things you do. Take a break. Be good to yourself or you can’t be good for anyone. We love you, Lindsay! I am glad you made the decision to do what is right for you. We will still all love the videos and paint-alongs that you post, and of course we have the archive with over 1,300 videos. That’s an awesome achievement. I don’t know how you do it. Take care!

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  70. We all want what is best for you, and to be happy:)

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  71. Good for you!! I am amazed at all you do.

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  72. I just appreciate everything you share with us! You are a treasure!

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  73. Your watercolor cosmos video is what inspired me in my journey ….I would much rather have you take care of yourself and post fewer videos than lose your awesomeness to stress and burnout. Because of your enthusiasm and encouragement I will be able to leave a very stressful job and make a living with my artwork. Bless your heart.

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  74. Glad you are doing this, I was not keeping up now I can go back and catch up. Plus, you are amazing and you deserve it!

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  75. You are so motivated, Lindsay – and good for you for setting boundaries. I have always admired your energy level and your site is one of my favorite go-tos for supplies, techniques and, of course, your wonderful instructional painting videos! Great job.

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  76. Good idea to slow down☺️

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  77. Why I think that’s a wonderful idea! Honestly, I don’t know how you do all that you do for us. I love your videos and look forward to them as much for the sense of fun you bring to it as well as the instructive content. So let’s just keep it fun, Girl! Take care and don’t forget to breathe!!!!! Hugs to you

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  78. Good idea Lindsay. I completely understand, you will just be all the better for taking a break. As if doing a video every other day is taking it easy. LOL. I can barely manage one a week!! I needed a break from all the blogging stuff too, and today when I logged on to check everything my laptop died!! Oh my, after talking with the nice people at Apple I gathered that I was doing too much at the same time and the laptop overheated. Take note, if you don’t take a break you will over heat and burn out too!! Take care.

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  79. I have always wondered how you could keep up with all that you do. I will certainly continue to check in to see if you have posted something new. I really appreciate all the projects that you provide us and know that you will continue as much as you can. Thanks.

    Linda D,

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  80. Good for you. Will miss u everyday BUT u have to take of yourself. See in web

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  81. Just a few days ago while “touring” your site, I thought,”How in the world does she find time to do ALL THIS!!!!! Therefore, I’m very glad that you’re cutting back. I have a hard time keeping up with you as it is! : )

    I’m a very happy “newbie”. Thanks for ll you do.

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  82. Only the most creative of us expect too much of ourselves and strive to give it. Take it easy so that your life may be as peaceful and fulfilling as the joy you bring others.

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  83. I can’t keep up with what I want to see and learn…..so you will be easing my guilt, Lindsey. Take time for your family B 4 us….smell the roses or whatever is in the oven. We are happy for whatever you give because you encourage the smallest of talent and imagination! WITH LOVE FROM YOUR UMPTEEN VIEWERS!!!

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  84. Hey Lindsay, I totally understand. I’m surprised you aren’t cutting down to 2 times a week. I appreciate all that you do. Thank you for sharing so much stuff already. Take it easy and have fun whatever you do. ❤ Candy
    candeekissez

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  85. Watching you every time I get a chance and then subscribing to your channel and to your blog, I was beginning to think you didn’t sleep!!! So glad to find out you are really human and need rest too! Enjoy taking it a little bit slower, although I doubt with all your projects you will slow down much. I am a new follower of yours and have been going through all the amazing videos on YouTube. You inspire me and you are amazing!!!! Hugs, Rasz

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  86. Good night! You need to cut back to two or three–even one except that you are too creative to tolerate that. You might consider having a weekly program with several segments, though! If you overwork or overexpose yourself you will just burn out. Then all of us will be sad and we would miss out on all you have to offer! Happy springtime. We all think the world of you and want you to be happy in what you do.

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  87. Take care of yourself first and foremost. I love watching your work and look forward to them always. I have not seen all your archive so there is plenty to keep me going. Besides if there is a video every other day I can spend the days in between recreating your beautiful ideas. I do far too much dreaming and not enough drawing! Thank you.

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  88. I think you need a break maybe a nice holiday somewhere.

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  89. You already do so much, thank you and yes I will keep following you even if all you do is 1 video per month …and have fun!

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  90. Absolutely understand!
    Don’t burn out!!’

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  91. Lindsay, we totally understand. You give so much to all of us, as I know you do to to your family. Sit back and relax! All of your fans will always love and enjoy what you give us, so take time for yourself. Don’t know how you do as much as you do.

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  92. I don’t know how you manage to do all you do. You are amazing. My desk looks like your desk. The more I try to organize the worse it gets, my to do lists have lists. LOL I’m sure everyone understands you need some time.

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  93. I can’t even begin to image how you manage it all. I am so glad that you are taking care of yourself. I love your videos and look forward to them but would much rather you take care! Hugs!

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  94. Just started watercolor painting 4 months ago and came across your YouTube videos and weblog which have helped me tremendously. Thank you so much for being such a wonderful, inspirational teacher. Judging by other comments, your followers all wish you peace and happiness!

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  95. I welcome any video whenever. I’m not in a hurry . Just appreciate whatever or whenever you can. I watercolor solely at present time so that is what I watch most. Thank you so much for offering your expertise and I love how down to earth you are! Debbie Hamilton ….Florida

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  96. I don’t know how you did daily videos to start with. How exhausting to do them, let alone trying to figure out WHAT to do. You are doing the right thing. Bravo for you. Besides, a day off gives your audience time to play with the ideas of your last video. I appreciate all that you do and teach

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