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

Friday, 14 September 2012

Quickie hello

Sorry that I've not posted here all week but I'm hurtling toward various deadlines.....demonstration samples, creating with pre-production sets of my new stamps, magazine projects and drawing new stamp images (whew!) so I haven't had much spare time for blogging. I'm also really behind with emails, so if you are waiting for a reply from me, I will get back to you as soon as I can.
I've had a few moments where I needed David's help this week. I casually went to open the garage to get some spare ink pads out on Tuesday but was met with an up and over door that would neither up, nor over! After half an hour of puzzling, pushing and pulling, peering through the little side window in the vain hope of either figuring out what was wrong or actually climbing through (some hope!) I had to give in and ask a neighbour for help. After a bit more puzzling, he managed to crowbar the door enough to free it and discovered that a nail had loosened, dropped down and was catching. Such a small obstacle but the door might as well have been welded shut! Lucky that I have friendly neighbours but I do hate having to ask for help.
Later the same day I went to use my printer - again casually! Nothing doing, the machine wouldn't even switch on. I didn't have time to investigate this one, but am hoping it's only a fuse...no idea where the spares are, so will have to buy some.
Yesterday was really cold here, so I had the heating on a couple of times. It didn't seem to be getting much warmer though. Thankfully, one of the things that David made me do when he was ill, was to bleed the radiators...he made me do several things that I normally had nothing to do with so that I'd know how to do them. So, I tried to recall what tool I'd used on them and, more importantly, where it was. My brain went blank so I shouted for David to help me. Then I remembered that it was a pair of long nosed pliers but had no idea where they were. I thought I'd be searching for an age but I opened a drawer and they were right there - thank you David. So, job done and the radiators are nice and hot again now.
Well, I'd better crack on. I have to finish more samples for tomorrow's demonstration at Astbury Meadows garden centre in Congleton then get everything packed into my little case - I affectionately call it my Tardis as I can fit so much in there. I'll be spritzing inks, blending inks, working with liquid pearls and stamping, so I can guarantee that I'll have very colourful fingers by the time I come home. Hope to see some of you there.
Right, coffee break over, back to work. Have a good weekend everyone.


Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

I dread to think how many of those small jobs i'd need help with these days. I'm so not a practical person. Glad you were resourceful enough (with some help lol) to sort each one out. Enjoy your demo day. Pxx

Joanne said...

Busy girl. Glad you got your little 'glips' sorted.I know for a fact I would just give up as my neighbours don't exist. Good luck with the deadlines, we will get a catch up one day......
Hugs Joanne xx

Redanne said...

Hi Lindsay, well they do say that things come in threes and you have certainly had yours this last couple of days! Hope you get the printer sorted soon. If I can get to you through the crowds at Port Sunlight I will say hello. Have a good weekend. Crafty hugs, Anne x