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KateMason
Australia
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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HI Monica, thanks for visiting! Yes I use Photoshop mostly. I scan in my drawings & paintings using an Epson V700 scanner & then edit & compose my work in Photoshop. I dabble in Illustrator but I LOVE Photoshop best. Sometimes I'll paint or draw a finished piece which doesn't need digital editing so I just scan & then I'm ready to share the image online or make prints. As for courses, I am self taught in PS but I have heard lots of people recommend Lynda [dot] com for PS & Ai courses. Also Skillshare [dot] com. I have signed up for a few courses through them for various bits & pieces. I hope that helps! All the very best to you in your creative journey! Kate xo
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Thank you so much for popping in to say hello Kim & thank you so very much for your vote. Wishing you all the best with your art & design! Kate xo
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In just a few hours, the voting closes for the Global Talent Search Semi-Final. I have an amazing & surprising wash of calm over me & completely ready for whatever my future holds. Should I not progress any further I'll... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at messy Miss Kate
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Remember how I told you I amazingly won myself a top 50 spot in Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search? Well the Semi final entries are now in the public gallery ready for your vote! Eek! Is it just me that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at messy Miss Kate
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A few weeks back I entered the Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search. A competition for artists/illustrators to be 'her next big thing', winning amazing prizes including 2 years representation with Lilla's agency [she gets very cool art/illustration jobs for her... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at messy Miss Kate
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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