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, 2 May 2014

Poignant times

Hello all, I've been busy today with last minute prepping for my trip to the Southport Craft Centre on Lord Street tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the morning workshop and then I'll be demonstrating in the afternoon.
It's been a low key day for me as it's exactly two years since David was taken into hospital after he collapsed at home. The whole of May brings back many poignant memories, so it's a month that I know will be a tough one.
I read an interview with someone who had lost someone very special and he said that "you never get over it, you just get around it.". I think that's it in a nutshell really. Okay days, good days and then suddenly...bam...it can be as raw as it was when everything happened.
I do keep wondering where that two years has gone to though. So much has changed and yet so much has also stayed the same.

Well, a certain furry princess keeps nudging my elbow to let me know that she's hungry, so I had better feed my two little pals. They certainly know how to break through my melancholic moments and they do make me smile


Artfully challenged said...

Keep strong Lindsay, I lost my mother in law and dad just over a year ago and it's terrible but I suppose you just have to cope the best you can.

Yes cats are a great help,I would be lost without my one and your ones sounds like they have a great mum!


Paul Browning said...

Hope you've had a good day at Southport. I didn't even know there was a craft shop there. Must visit one day. Sending hugs for this difficult month, with all your memories, sad times and the happy ones too. Maybe you could produce a private art journal just for you, filled with whatever memories, words or images come to mind during this time. Pxx

Christina Doré said...

After a life time of love two years apart is no time at all - no wonder you are feeling low.
Hope the sun shines and you are able to get outside and continue with your shared vision of creating a lovely garden.

Christina xx

jacqui said...

Big hug Lindsay, thinking about you, Jacqui xx

Lindsay Mason said...

Thank you so much for the thoughtful comments everyone. I've just returned from a memorial service at Church which was filled with people remembering their loved ones - we all lit candles and it was like having a collective hug.
Lindsay x