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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'll be having my last market until the Christmas season, THIS WEEKEND @ Flinders Street Market. The 2 day event is called Ink Crush & will host some of Adelaide's finest artists & illustrators. So excited to be a part... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Messy Miss Kate
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Life is moving fast! I have so much I want to record here from the past 6 months. I'll catch up soon. But today I'd like to write about a course I recently undertook through Lilla Rogers Studio School. Hosted... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Messy Miss Kate
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Woo Hoo!!!!! I am so excited! And terrified!!! And excited!!! Did I say that already? Earlier in the year, the lovely Marieke Blokland from The Netherlands told me about her concept for her Art Journalling [European] Summer School and I... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Messy Miss Kate
Hi Julianna, Sure! I’d be happy to have a napkin swap with you! Could we schedule it for sending mid-late April? I have some big deadlines right now I would like to get them out the way choose some lovely napkins for you from my personal collection. How about you email me direct we can swap details? Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Kate xo
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2015 on Arty Things: Napkin Swap! at Messy Miss Kate
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Hi Fiona, I'll be trialling PayPal HERE on my iPhone this weekend. Provided I can get reception and you arrive before my phone battery runs out - YES I'll be taking MasterCard & Visa! Look forward to seeing you there! xo
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So I've been madly preparing for my little pop-up shop happening THIS WEEKEND in Adelaide. It's part of ETSY's collaboration with the local & lovely Flinders Street Market. This is a one-off event for me so if you are in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Messy Miss Kate
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I finished off some new spring artwork this weekend. I've done a few mock ups on party paper goods including plate, napkin & cup. I think I'll put some of this onto greeting cards too & see how they do... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Messy Miss Kate
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Last week I created this 'Sweet Grunge' elements sheet for the scrapbooking market. I think I'll offer it in my shop as both a download & printed sheet soon-ish. I made this piece from hand drawn sketches and then applied... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Messy Miss Kate
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Just a quick pop in to share the button I created for the Print & Pattern Designers Directory page. I thought I would use some pattern making skills, some texture & some of my recent characters. I think I might... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Messy Miss Kate
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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