Talents come in many shapes, forms and fashions. One may be talented in things such as dancing, singing, writing or painting but finding something that is pleasing to the soul and gives one a sense of accomplishment is hard to find. Painting for Linda Kinney is her talent. She didn’t grow up knowing it was, it developed from a single experience. From 1959 to 1976 Linda lived in Alaska. She married and had three children. In 1976 her and her family moved to Seagraves, Texas and has lived in the Lubbock area ever since. At Seagraves they settled in and became part of the community. Linda decided to take an art class. She enjoyed the class and went home afterwards and started painting. The talent to paint was there but she hadn’t realized it until taking the class. Painting she believed was her God given talent. Linda had done many things while raising her family prior to finding her gift for painting. She designed custom wedding attire, pageant dresses, made wedding cakes and catered weddings to help raise her children. In 1995 Linda’s husband went to Africa. When he left she decided it was time to get out into the workplace. She took on a job in 2000 at Texas Tech University. There she helped with support for all non-academic programs. From 1995 to 2012 Linda didn’t paint at all. She left her job at Texas Tech and then started Linda’s Creations in 2012. She loved painting and she was glad to get back to something that she felt God had blessed her with. Linda researched how to make prints of her art. To make the duplication process more efficient she began using a Dallas based company Coupralux Dicle’e Studio and Gallery. The company’s print duplication process gave her the flexibility to have her work on a CD she could use to apply her prints to mouse pads, scripture art and use on her wine bottle art. Customers could have variation on items available with Linda’s art and Linda could share her work in many forms. Since her first art lesson in Seagraves Linda’s art has evolved. She now paints pet portraits and works with her customers to bring beauty to a blank canvas by painting the gifts God has bestowed.