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, 5 January 2013

Birthday memories

Today would have been David's birthday so I started the morning in the way that we always began either of our birthdays, by playing Mario Lanza singing "our song" - Because.
David adored Mario Lanza and, before he was taken ill, he had a beautiful tenor voice himself, so I have lots of memories of being serenaded whilst in a bear hug. "Because" was the most special song of all though.
No matter what else was going on, we always made a point of spending our birthdays together and David's always marked the last day of my Christmas break before getting back into work. 
The sky was beautiful this morning....
.....so I grabbed my camera and immortalised the moment.
I have so many wonderful memories of how we'd spend this day. We usually went out for a drive and visited a peaceful spot or just spent a quiet evening in together watching whatever big film we'd treated ourselves to at Christmas. I always made a point of saying that I'd cook David a lovely meal and he'd go along with the idea before telling me to get out of the kitchen and preparing the food himself! No matter how I tried I would never be able to cook anything as well as David could.
This morning Heather came round and we called at the garden centre for something that her hubby is creating. We had just stepped inside when the song "You'll never walk alone" started up. It was a song that David loved as well as being one that we chose for our dad's funeral, so it was very poignant.
I've just spent the rest of the day quietly, and placed a single rose and a candle in the garden.
Happy birthday David and thank you for all the precious memories. 


Artyjen said...

Those special memories bring comfort;)
xoxo Sioux

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Sounds a beautiful way to celebrate David's memory. Pxxxxx

SusieJ said...

Love the way you've spent the day..a truly fitting tribute to David who was obviously a very special man.
"You'll Never Walk Alone" always makes me cry...but sometimes tears are what we need.

Gez said...

Beautiful memories Lindsay, thank you for sharing xxx Thinking of you today too, hope it all goes well & wishing I was nearer xxx

jacqui said...

Such special memories Lindsay but then you were such a special couple. I'm sure that your David was there in spirit and watching with amusement what you were concocting in the kitchen! It would have been my Grandads birthday also on 5th January ......... He actually was a very similar personality to David, such a gentleman. Hugs jacqui xx

Lynnda's Blog said...

Happy you were able to to spend the day thinking about David in such a lovely way. Send you a huge HUG though. Be well. Hope to see you soon.