Linda I know you don't remember me probably but I was one of the people in a few Sims 2 communities that absolutely loved your work. I was in the hospital for a few weeks when one of the digital art books you were featured in came out and my husband bought it for me because he knew I loved your work so much. You have been one of my greatest inspirations and I want to create beautiful pieces like you. You are missed and loved, my friend!!
Its extremely sad to see again, weirdos attacking artists for their expertise in a medium, ESPECIALLY this one being Digital art. I have never seen such pitiful lives attack such a person off the internet. I really hope linda is living happier without the involvement of such nobodies. What you left us with is truly a gift thank you for all your time on here- I hope to see your beautiful creations again <3 ~
Linda has no idea who I am and I don't think anyone will read this but, I'm a very perceptive person and I can make an assumption about what happened to her.
Back in the day I used to be only one more of her fans (I still am but back then I always kept an eye looking forward for her next update) and I saw Linda was way out of this world.
She started to gain a 'celebrity' status which is something most of people dream of, but for her it meant being in the spotlight all the time, getting thousands of messages everyday, thousands of people constantly claiming for her attention and the pressure from her fans to post a new picture on a daily basis. If this wasn't enough, remember she also had to make a living, plus was working hard on her book. Back in the day she used to write about all this in her online journals. She even used to do some vanity google searches (googling your own name) and freaked out at the amount of results she found about herself.
She found a lot of sites where people would post her pictures trying to figure her out, trying to figure her day by day, trying to meddle into her personal life, to be her shadow and to follow her around everywhere. Guys, this is not right. I know her pictures made us fall in love and all but we were demanding too much from her.
Then, the accusations we all know about came and that's where she had it, it was enough. For years I was like: "I miss her, I would totally talk her into digital art again" but after doing a retrospective and seeing the facts, all I can do is to respect her decision of taking control of her own life. She gave us something really beautiful that will remain in our hearts forever but we all misused it. All she wanted to do was to share her vission with us.
I have no idea of what's up with her nowadays and I won't even try to find out, I will respect her privacy and just send her my best vibes, my best wishes, despite the fact that she doesn't even know me. I hope she's doing well. I also want to thank her for making the digital art communities more beautiful, for reminding me that there are good things in this world.
Thank you, Linda.
I had no idea this artist was so popular out in the real world. Before the internet was about "social media" I used to visit her personal web site all the time and marvel at her work. Sometimes she seemed sad, so when the art suddenly stopped I wondered if she'd killed herself. It's nice to know there are other alternatives. Enayla was an inspiration to lil' ol' me.