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

Sunday, 11 November 2012

11:11:11

Today has great significance for me and my sister Heather. Not only is it Remembrance day, but it is the first anniversary of the death of our dad. 
This morning I went to the usual Sunday Church service where I placed a flower from David's memorial rose on the case which contains the memorial book. Each day the pages of the book are turned to show the names of those who died on that date and so dad's name was there in beautiful calligraphy.
I can't believe that it's really a year ago. The service was very moving especially as one of the hymns was "Be still my soul" which was one of the pieces of music that I chose for David's funeral.
After the service I went outside and met up with Heather for the Remembrance service in the village square. There were hundreds of people crowded around the Cenotaph, quite a sight in our little village, but a sign of the great community spirit. The two minutes silence was very moving...thoughts of David, dad and also our uncle David, who we never met, but who was killed in WWII. You can watch some of the service here: http://youtu.be/jUtI4ELW8RM. The two minutes silence was very moving...thoughts of David, dad and also our uncle David, who we never met, but who was killed in WWII.

So, it's been a thoughtful day. One to reflect on love and loss and bringing people together in peace.

8 comments:

Hazel (Didos) said...

Sending You Huge Hugs, Hazelxox

Artyjen said...

Heavens it's a tricky day in so many ways for so many people! I had to switch channels at one point, just too too emotional..I can't do it!!
Sending hugs
xoxo Sioux

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

A day full of strong emotions for you. Sounds like it was comforting to have the community around you today. I was sat on the sofa at the time and just shut my eyes and thought of the bravery gone on before me. Pxx

misteejay said...

A very emotional day.

Thinking of you
Toni xx

Carol Yates said...

A very emotional day, 'Be still my soul' is a beautiful hymn.
Hugs
Carolx

maz said...

A very difficult day for you and Heather. Bless you both.
Love & thoughts
Maria x

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