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wife. mum of 5. maker of stuff. scribbler.
Interests: music, collage, illustration, cooking, photography, mixed media, book making, napkin mod podging, babushka & kokeshi, childrens art, stitching paper, altered kids clothes, graphics & apple mac's
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In our last week of Lilla Rogers Bootcamp we were asked to draw our favourite drink. Not ever tasting coffee, only sipped tea once [at age 40!] and being a non-drinker, my most consumed beverage is soda water [sparkling water].... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at messy Miss Kate
I've recently been invited by my beautiful friend Mardi to participate in a blog hop amongst creatives. Mardi is such a beautiful soul & we clicked instantly when we met when we were both teaching in Port Lincoln a few... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at messy Miss Kate
Recently, I had a wall art assignment with a nautical theme, to do. I drew so many little things from whales, boats, fish, lighthouses, deep sea divers, submarines, water plants to mermaids. Many of which are actually fave subjects of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at messy Miss Kate
I'm doing a bootcamp for artists - how awesome is that? This week we worked on an editorial piece on mediatation for people who don't meditate. These type of illustrations might appear in a lifestyle magazine or in the health... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at messy Miss Kate
Hello! I've been working away on lots of arty & illustrative pieces this year, some painted, some digital, some a mix of both. Some I can share & others I can't because I have made my very first lot of... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at messy Miss Kate
So I had big plans this year to get started on some painting commissions, start sending my illustration work out to clients, completely de-clutter the house, spend more with the kids going to the park most days, fit in some... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at messy Miss Kate
Looks absolutely gorgeous Mel, love it! Great job!
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I'm undertaking a bit more study this year, alot less than last but enough to keep me practicing regularly. It'll be the last year at home with my little boy by my side full time this year, so I'm soaking... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at messy Miss Kate
Ok so its been a while since I posted a Living to 100 post but the break without that extra pressure has been good for me. I'm discovering more & more about who I am as I get older [maybe... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at messy Miss Kate
Interupting my overseas holiday posts to bring you a little post on my handbag shopping treats! Not really being a clothes person [always disatisfied with how everything fits/looks], handbags & bags in general, are my thing. Ok and stationery &... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at messy Miss Kate
Hurry hurry, last chance tp register! Find out more here! Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at messy Miss Kate
Thank you Chris. So glad you felt transported for a little bit. It truly was magical. You should go!!!! xox
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Its a little hard to write to this post without getting super emotional. I guess thats why I've been putting it off. Our week in the snow was the absolute stand out of my holiday and I've been thinking about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at messy Miss Kate
Awesome news! Awesome news! Awesome news! Awesome news! Really happy for such a great start to the year Janelle! xoxo
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Ye Ol' London Town, what a magnificent city. [Snap of the city taken from the London Eye] We arrived on a Monday around lunchtime, excited but tired & weary from the long flight. We had pre-booked & pre-paid from Australia,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at messy Miss Kate
Oh hello there my poor neglected blog, sorry, I've just been away for a bit. I did have good intentions to be updating you with all the details but with such a full on holiday I just had to live... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at messy Miss Kate
Well I'm starting the clock right now! For 48 hours only I'm having a little Christmas giveaway & then I'm closing up my Art shop until the beginning of February! With every PRINT or GREETING CARD SET sold, I'm giving... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2013 at messy Miss Kate
Over the last few months I've been gathering a few supplies to make a simple & junky type travel album for our upcoming holiday. I love the idea of starting with something plain, adding a few interest points then scribbling... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at messy Miss Kate
HI Jackie, Not sure what happened there. So sorry about that. I'm still receiving other emails. Anyway, I've just emailed you. Look forward to hearing from you. Kate xo
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2013 on Blythe: Kenner Blythe for sale at messy Miss Kate
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She is indeed Zara. You can email me at kate [dot] mason @ katemason [dot] com [dot] au if you want to ask any questions or chat about it. I haven't had time to advertise her properly yet.
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2013 on Blythe: Kenner Blythe for sale at messy Miss Kate
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Well its that time of year again when the weeks zing by & before we know it we are in the last weeks of the school year & the kids are bringing home bucket loads of cards with Christmas chocolates... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2013 at messy Miss Kate
There has been discussion going on in my family for several years about taking a holiday together. That is my parents, my two single brothers [Brother #2 & Brother #4], my sister [Jane #3], her husband, their 3 children +... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at messy Miss Kate
The last few weeks have flown by and here I am at the end of my course with Lilla Rogers - and I've hardly blogged! Its pretty intense working on commercial type briefs all within a few days, every week... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at messy Miss Kate
Its the last week of my course with Lilla Rogers Studio School & I have been working so hard on all my projects. I have so much to share & of course so little time. But I thought I would... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at messy Miss Kate
Oh Janelle, firstly WOW, you are so level headed & brave. Have to commend you for making such a huge decision, it must have been very difficult. But I hope you know the world does need you, so whenever you are ready, inspired & recharged, please make sure you put some more 'Janelle' out into the world. Huge hugs & much love dear friend. Can't wait to catch up on the phone soon, I'll just get my course finished & then I'll recharge myself for a few days & then lets chat away! Kate xo
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2013 on It's time... at The Janelle Wind Collection
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