I know I'm hopeless, but I can't actually work out how to link this to Sharon's blog! I can go into it but can't find the actual blog address....Sharon, if you read this, please can you email it to me or leave it in a comment? Anyway, for now, check out "Doodles" in my followers box and that will take you there - honestly, I think I am having a stupid moment! Lindsay
- Lindsay Mason
- I'm a freelance artist, designer and demonstrator and have been involved in arts and craft my whole life in one way or another. I design stamps for top British company Personal Impressions, under the "Lindsay Mason Designs" brand, as well as papers, templates and other crafting products. I'm a certified Ranger Educator and my first book,"Stamping", was published in 2009. I also design regular projects for Crafts Beautiful magazine and have made guest appearances from time to time on QVC. I've recently joined You Tube under the name of LindsayMason1000 where I'm posting short technique videos and you can buy my paintings and hand crafted pieces from my Etsy shop. My work takes me all around the country demonstrating stamping, papercrafts and general inkiness! When I'm not working, I love gardening, church & community activities, nature watching, journalling, music and theatre and just relaxing at home. Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, 29 January 2010
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Hazel, I can relate far more to your workroom with the dodgy drawer! In case anyone hasn't seen the pictures on various blogs, WOYWW means "What's on Your Worktable Wednesday" (I hope that's right anyway!) so, a bit of fun for everyone to share their mess with the world!
As you can see, I had been making a Grungepaper flower, which proved trickier than it should have done as I discovered I had no paper clips! I had one bulldog clip and David provided his fingers and thumbs to hold the other elements for me as they set!
I have promised to do a post about advice for anyone thinking about designing rubber stamps because it is probably the thing I get asked about the most in emails and when I am chatting to people. I have been a little delayed in doing it, but it will definitely be my next post!
Anyway, hope my shockingly messy "workfloor" has made some of you feel less guilty about your own untidy work areas! Lindsay
Sunday, 24 January 2010
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
We finally called into a garden centre which has all the usual things plus a miniature railway and lots of vintage signs as you can see. I think we were the only people there this afternoon, which just added to the atmosphere of a silent fairyland.
This picture could well inspire me to create something distressy and arty! Very Tim Holtz don't you think?!
Saturday, 2 January 2010
In the afternoon we went to my sister's for a birthday meal (thank goodness for taxis!) from the local Chinese takeaway, which has become something of a tradition in the last few years. Little Mia (Heather's new kitty) provided plenty of entertainment...this is her posing in a tissue box with her very own little glass of water beside her...cute or what?! Christmas day started a little later than normal this time as, instead of getting us up at 6.30am as he usually does, my dad actually "overslept" and I was the first one up at 8 o'clock! We always have a quiet day, opening gifts in the morning and then getting the Christmas meal ready for about 3pm. This year we had the extra company of Tara, mum and dad's new pussycat, so she kept us entertained with her antics! We had a large chicken, as opposed to turkey, this time, and I was doing all the cooking - I know.....scary thought! When I opened the oven to do the first basting, Tara came tearing into the kitchen before standing stock still whilst staring at the bird as if to say "Look at the size of that!". It was then that we discovered that she is a roast chicken junkie! Here she is in a close up that makes her feet look enormous! She is a little madam with the attutude of a rather snooty hotel guest who looks down on all the staff! She is also a bit of a biter, but is getting more used to being stroked although she still will not sit on anyone's lap and has yet to purr! As with all rescue pets though, who knows what has befallen them in their previous homes so patience is the key. Have to say that, after a week in her company, I am missing her now that I'm back home.
We had more of the community spirit during the week as other people got stuck in the ice and snow - it was lovely to see everyone helping each other and it definitely gave a more true feeling of Christmas than everyone staying in their own homes and keeping themselves to themselves. After it had all cleared up we had snow again overnight, so here we go again!
So, after a week off, I am now back home and I'll be getting back into work tomorrow with new designs to draw (would you believe I am designing Christmas things already....aaarrgh!) samples to make with new products and a workshop to prepare for next weekend. At least I am mainly working from home this week apart from a trip down to Suffolk, so will be staying cosy.
I've added my latest demonstration and workshop dates to the blog now, and will give more details about each nearer the time as well as updating with new ones. February is mainly taken up with the big trade show of the year which is always one of my favourite events and a chance to catch up with everyone.
"Am I going to get any Christmas cards?"
And finally, I couldn't resist sharing this picture that was in the free newspaper today within a round up of local news stories from the past decade. This was the 2007 story of Trevor, the Turkey chick who had deformed feet and was unable to walk. A local animal veterinarian specialist hospital decided to help him out and made him some rather trendy shoes! Happily, he was able to manage very well wearing them and was then given a home for life by one of the hospital's business partners!
Good old Trevor.....one turkey who made it through Christmas!