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, 25 August 2012

Saturday catch up

Thanks for the comments and emails about my little videos and concern for my bites! I've been laid a bit low today as I didn't get to sleep till after 5.30am due to the most awful heartburn I've ever experienced - not sure if it was caused by one of the tablets, but it was gone by the time I got up thank goodness. That combined with an eye that looks as if I've been punched in the face has made for a less than productive day! Have you ever noticed that the postman always comes late in the day except on a day when you need a bit of a lie in and then they turn up really early with a packet and have to ring the bell? I'm just saying.
No more bites yet though...I spotted two mosquitoes in the bedroom last night and, well, let's just say that with those and the slugs, I will be losing my claim as someone who can never harm a living thing!
Anyway, I have half completed a project that I'll finish tomorrow and I've also made another video, this one using metallic film and alcohol inks. I used the new tripod but I have to confess that the one I'm sharing is about the seventh go! The first take seemed perfect until I checked the camera and realised that I'd somehow managed to turn it off immediately after turning it on! The remaining ones were either me showing things out of shot, forgetting what the simplest of things were called or losing the power of speech completely! So, please ignore the odd hesitation as I tried to engage my brain before opening my mouth!
I've now added a link straight to my You Tube channel that you can find near the top of my sidebar on the left.
I've spent the rest of the day cat napping on the sofa (with my two cats napping nearby of course!) trying to catch up on last night. It's been another rainy day mixed with a few tiny outbreaks of sunshine so I've been looking at the garden in despair again realising that the weeds are winning once more and I'll have to re dig quite a few patches before I can crack on with them. Not today though. Enjoy the rest of the rainy bank holiday everyone.

PS having just got permission from Heather, I'm adding another video clip of us yesterday morning. Thomas is obsessed with stick treats and when Heather comes round he knows that one is coming his way. Thought you might like to see how he reacts! My brother in law always complains that when Heather and I get together we are too noisy and, having watched this back, we can now understand why, so you've been warned! Oh and sorry, but I didn't twig that I was holding the camera sideways and wouldn't be able to rotate the video clip! So, unless I figure that out you'll have to watch it sideways!!! I'll learn.


Diane said...

Fab fun video's Lindsay !! Keep them coming !!

hugs Diane xx

Redanne said...

Hi Lindsay, sorry to hear you had such a bad night and yes our postie does exactly the same as yours! Both videos are great, love the alcohol ink technique but Thomas is just hilarious with those sticks......it made it all the funnier watching it sideways....but you are learning fast, looking forward to the next one already. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Excellent videos - especially the one with Thomas and Heather. That's how mine reacts to a bag of dried catnip lol. So sweet though :) Pxx