“Lindy is a rare commodity – articulate, highly creative and imaginative but also grounded and able to blend solutions that reflect commercial realities and business imperatives. She is emotionally intelligent and strategic, able to convey complex concepts with ease to a diverse audience and comfortable in a range of settings. Lindy is also values driven and passionate, imbibing her work with energy, passion and soul. I miss working with her.”

“After some initial discussions on requirements and style for articles in The Owner Builder magazine (TOB 165 June/July 2011), Lindy provided us with a piece that reflected the artistic nature of the home owner beautifully, while still providing the information and detail our readers enjoy. Lindy’s professional approach meant that very little rework was needed, making our layout and editing process much easier.”

“Lindy Schneider is a unique individual – caring, highly intelligent and with a rare ability to look at a marketing situation and come up with original solutions.

Above all, Lindy gives 100% to everything she undertakes. In the course of evolving Blessed Earth over a five-year period, there were several people who put in more than we could ever have asked.

Lindy is one of them and we are eternally grateful to her.”

“Lindy’s contribution to the Soft Loud House Architects website was invaluable – her intrinsic understanding of what our needs were and her easy communication skills made working with her a pleasure.

Lindy’s extensive marketing background was a blessing as she was able to guide us in the right direction as our website developed – the end result being a beautifully written site that reflected the tone, quality and aesthetic of our company.

We will look to Lindy for our future copy writing needs and happily recommend her services.”

“This is a very moving tribute to your friend. I’ve read much great writing in my years as a teacher but nothing has ever moved me to tears – this piece did. It is powerful, profound, affecting and very well constructed. The audio and visual material supplied adds much to the work, although the writing certainly stands alone as very strong work. This piece certainly should have wider distribution than family and friends. It could potentially offer great solace to others who are grieving.”

“Thank you for your significant contribution  to the company over the past 4 years. In all that you did you brought enthusiasm and communications expertise, which produced results in the short/medium term and also created a springboard for the future.

In particular, i want to acknowledge your initiative in the creation and production of LOCAL LIFE. This is now an important and much-valued part of our communication with shareholders, Community Bank customers and the wider population.”

Lindy Schneider is one of our well-known and much loved contributors who has been working with Yarra Valley and Ranges magazine for many, many years.

A highly respected and talented public speaker, Lindy is passionately involved with our regional community on many levels. Her words have been published widely; she’s a natural storyteller and intuitive creative, while having a background that informs her intelligence and understanding of the commercial needs of all her clients.

We love working with Lindy –  she’s hard-working, super reliable, unique in her style, and fun to be with. We are privileged to have her as part of the team.

I have known Lindy, fellow writer and story-gatherer, for a dozen or so years now. She has a unique capacity to see inside a person, to draw out the jewel within, and to paint a picture of it in words. I can’t recommend her enough as a person of depth and artistry.

From this Place

“I read the book from cover to cover in one weekend, absorbed it deeply, shed many tears over the beautiful stories and stunning photos. I have been so deeply moved by the vulnerability, beauty and richness of all the artists. I feel so inspired and connected myself to this place – Warby – the mountains and the river are so beautifully woven into the stories, the images and the essence of heart and home.”

“To be an artist requires honesty, intimacy, vulnerability and courage. All of these qualities are needed for us to come into deep relationship with that which we seek to share. The amazing process of making this book with you, Angela and Lindy, required us to grow in all of these qualities. You’ve helped us to become better artists. Your love and generosity are infectious. Your kindness and generosity seemingly infinite!

All artists need champions in order to flourish. Lindy and Angela, you have been our champions! That is an unbelievable gift. Thank you so much for sharing us with our community and for enabling our love of this place to be seen more completely by the world.” Xxx

“Last night I went to the launch of ‘From This Place’, a pictorial coffee table book about the women artists of the Upper Yarra Valley. With tears in my eyes I gazed at the breathtaking images of these women expressing themselves in unique ways and read their stories and listened to the spoken words and songs at the launch.

These women follow their dreams and explore many levels of life and who they are unfolding to be – often against huge odds…very inspiring and very moving. I feel fortunate to be part of this awesome community.

When I am here I know I belong. Even when I travel, people, animals, forests, rivers of Warburton, I hold you in my heart.”

“This beautiful book – a tribute to 14 female artists of our gorgeous Yarra Valley. The launch of ‘From this Place’ and its accompanying exhibition last Friday was very special to be at. I have been enjoying this book daily since! The stories captured speak of the various journeys of artists, artist identity, balance of work/family and our creative drive. The raw truth shared of their stories: Spoke deeply to me of inner longing. The photographic images offer insight into their worlds and their essence It has become a great source of inspiration and motivation. To dedicate myself to my art, what makes me come ALIVE with excitement and freedom!”

Love your work

“Congratulations Lindy Schneider and Angela Rivas on the launch of your book “From this Place” and the exquisite exhibition of photos from the book. There was such a heartwarming feeling of goodwill and deepest gratitude at the Arts Centre last night. Thank you for inviting me to join you on this journey.”

“Thank you so much for delivering my book today , all my clients loved it and it has even inspired her to get creative again with her water colours, whilst laying back on the basin she looked at the beautiful view out of the window and has said if it rains today she is going to get her paint out! I can’t wait to read it.” xx

“Wonderful heartfelt launch and exhibition…several hours on, have just finished reading your baby from cover to cover…or indeed from head to toe! Significant and inspiring stories complemented by glorious images, penned and photographed by talented artists. Thank you Lindy Schneider and Angela Rivas for fulfilling your vision.” Xx

“Congratulations dearest Lindy and Angela on your inspiring and beautiful book ‘From this Place’ telling the powerful stories of female artists of the Yarra Valley. What an amazing night of artists, photography, music, poetry and community!”

“Launch of a beautiful book about the amazing female artists of the Yarra Valley written by my partner Lindy Schneider and photography by Angela Rivas.  Congratulations to them and all the artists featured.”

“Dear Lindy

To you and all the people involved, congratulations on a VERY successful book launch. The book itself is just wonderful. I bought for me and one for a Christmas present.

Be proud of yourself ,and ,please do an other one…Book that is.

The Valley is so blessed with talents.”

Thank you, Lindy

“My cup of tea went cold…

pouring over your book just now, I was immediately transported to a place I know is nearby but so often just out of reach.”

Thank you for the gift that is a manifestation of who – you and the wonderful women around this place -are.

“As one of the artists featured in this beautiful book, I would love to extend my gratitude for the energy, passion and sensitivity shown by Lindy and Angela and congratulate them on producing such a wonderful book and exhibit. I have no doubt that I would have been the most ‘challenging’ creator that Lindy and Angela had to contend with, questioning whether my story was worthwhile and certainly testing my ‘control freak’ tendencies. I have learnt however that I do have a story to share and perhaps it is time to be confident enough to do so. I need to keep challenging myself. The inspirational stories you have highlighted from fellow creators has encouraged me to embrace and believe in my own world. So thank you for fulfilling your vision.”