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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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I was recently invited to participate in a chalk painting workshop in the beautiful Barossa Valley. I drove out to Angaston on a lovely Saturday afternoon to Brocante on the Barossa. Today I'm happy to share my chalk painting workshop... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Messy Miss Kate
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Last week I made two new designs for very different markets. The first was a cowgirl/ wild west themed baby apparel main fabric & a couple of coordinates. The next was for the home decor market and it was inspired... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Messy Miss Kate
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Well I'm back studying at Lilla Rogers Studio School this week, undertaking Part A & B again, and at the same time. Nothing like a huge week at home & two assignments to complete to get the heart pumping. This... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Messy Miss Kate
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I'm super excited to announce that I've been accepted to have a little pop-up stall at the Flinders Street Christmas Grand Bazaar Market in conjunction with ETSY Adelaide! Its a very rare event for me to get out & do... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Messy Miss Kate
Thank you so much for visiting Debra! xo
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This week, Lilla Rogers announced the winner of the Global Talent Search. While I had been sending subliminal messages to Lilla to pick the wild card [ me! ] unfortunately on this occasion, it wasn't meant to be. Lovely Tara... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Messy Miss Kate
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Sometimes life throws you amazingly good curve balls which send you on unexpected journeys. A few weeks back I almost fell off my chair when I found myself selected for the top 50 in the 'Global Talent Search' for an... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Messy Miss Kate
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 Sep 12, 2014 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