About Me

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: ljm.design1@virginmedia.com

Saturday, 31 December 2011

Goodbye 2011

Hello all. With just about 45 minutes left of 2011 I must say that we will be very glad to say goodbye to what has been a year that's been memorable for all the wrong reasons. I hope that some of you have had a happier one, though most people we know seem to have also had a bad year one way or another.
So, time to dust off the sadnesses, difficulties and annoyances and usher in a fresh start that we can only hope will bring better things for us all. We'll be starting 2012 by going outside to view the fireworks (not ours!) and raising a small glass. I have always disliked New Year and usually find it rather depressing, but am looking forward to this one.
Hope everyone had a good Christmas - ours was quite strange with all the recent events and changes, but we had a lovely quiet time.
With all the recent sadness I did forget to tell you that there was a happy moment when we were moving....thanks to some positive thoughts sent my way, and despite my having previously searched in the exact same place, my Art Journal reappeared much to my absolute delight and relief! I will certainly have plenty to add to it now.
You'll have seen that we have knocked the Rant Blog on the head. I had so much to have a good moan about, but just never seemed to have time to sit and type it all out. Oh well, please feel free to have a grumble on here anyway if the urge strikes you!
Okay then, about half an hour before the clock strikes twelve, so I will sign off with good wishes to you all from both of us.


Glennis said...

Happy New Year to you Lindsay, I think this year just has to be an improvement, what with all the disasters we have had here in NZ

SusieJ said...

Happy New Year Lindsay.
Like you we are hoping that 2012 will be a better year for us as a family.
Hugs xx

Joanne said...

Just back home. A very,very happy New Year to you and David. This year WILL be the best you have both had for ages. Happiness is the order of the year and I've put a sign up on your gate saying 'no misery, sadness or nastyness allowed through this gate'. Time for laughter, success and friendship only.
Great big hugs
Joanne and Terry xxxx

Artyjen said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year too!
xoxo Sioux

pearshapedcrafting said...

Hurray!, so glad your journal turned up! Happy New Year to you both and I also believe that this year is going to be a good one! Hope to get back to blogging soon! Chrisx