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, 27 April 2014

A day with the stars!

Back again....just like the buses....nothing for ages and then two in quick succession! Just a few more photos to share before Fargo starts in an hour or so. I've been planting some seedlings in the garden, potting on some tomato plants, tidying the area at the back of the conservatory (which Tara insists is her personal loo despite my efforts to dissuade her with chicken wire, sticks and pepper!), reseeding some patchy areas of the lawn and planting some Geraniums and Bellis to brighten things up.
I went into the garden at around 4.30pm and came back in thinking it would be about 6pm - only to find it was 7.30pm! Crikey! Time flies when you're having fun!
Speaking of having fun, Heather and I spent the morning at Madam Tussaud's in Blackpool on Tuesday. One of Heather's long time friends is an artist there and he arranged a private visit for us. We had a great time with some behind the scenes glimpses at what goes into making and maintaining the wax figures.
I especially enjoyed the photo opps though! Here goes......
 .....rock climbing with Bear Grylls. We thought this figure was one of the best ones.  And giving one of my heroes a cuddle.......
 ....in case you can't tell - it's David Attenborough! Not one of the best figures I'm afraid, but I couldn't pass up the chance to pose with Sir David!
Love this photo though......
 .....on the winner's podium with Mo Farah. It's really interesting to see the sizes of the figures. They are all life size and some are much smaller than you imagine. Others are taller than you'd expected, like.....
 ....the King of Pop himself who I really imagined to be much more diminutive than he was. I don't think much of my efforts to emulate the moves!
There were also some fun "heads through holes" scenes....I had to try every single one of course! This is me as Lady Gaga......
 .....wish I really had a waist like that!
And posing on the throne whilst trying (and failing) to look regal!
 Another heads through holes scene. This one was a bit grisly! The really tiny figure is of Madame Tussaud herself.
 Of course, as I'm one of the official puppeteers at Church, I couldn't miss the chance to perform with Sooty and Sweep.......
 ....I loved them when I was a child. Sweep was my favourite with his mischievous antics and squeaky voice (which I was convinced I could understand), Sooty was okay but Sue was a real drip!!!
Finally, someone very tall.......
.....think my expression says it all! And there's Alan Carr behind me - better watch myself with those two lively characters!
Right, just time to grab a bite to eat and a coffee before Fargo starts, so I will sign off for now. If you'd like to see more photos of our day at the wax works, just check out Heather's blog.
I have more tales and pictures to share in my next post, so do call back again soon!

3 comments:

Diane said...

Fab fun photo's Linsay, but not sure were your other hand is in the last one ...........:)

hugs Diane xx

Paul Browning said...

I've never been to Madame Tussauds even though I've passed by it many times. Lucky to have a special viewing all to yourselves. Looks like tremendous fun. Love the Bear Grylls photo lol. I'd happily hug him instead of David Attenbrough. Pxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Definitely looks like fun! Er! What were you threatening Sooty with? My claim to fame was actually meeting Sooty and Harry Corbett when I was in Sunday school - I had collected the most money for my Sunny Smile pictures and had to hand over the whole chapel collection! Oh! Happy Days! Hugs, Chrisx