Month In The Life: Kate Mason from Messy Miss Kate

Today we talk to Kate Mason from Messy Miss Kate about her adventures in October as part of my Month In The Life series.

Kate is a self taught artist living in Adelaide, Australia.  Her beautiful mixed media work features soulful girly characters, little houses, quirky apartments, country villages, birdies, flowers & tea cups. Kate is now expanding her arty loves to include surface pattern design, using both her mixed media imagery & digital scribbles. She is also a classmate of mine on Lilla Roger’s Make Art That Sells Course and produced the most amazing map of her home town just last week! Go check it out on her blog.

You can find out more about Kate on her website and her shop or stay in touch via Instagram and Twitter

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Over to you Kate, tell us how October went for you:

“I’m a happily married, work-from-home mum of 5 little humans. My 4 girls are at school & I have just my little boy at home. We share have a lovely, busy, crazy, creative life together.  I currently do corporate graphics part time from home (in little pockets of free minutes I can find, here & there) to help pay the bills & I enjoy this but my real passion is making my own arty messes. I’m a self taught artist/illustrator looking to freelance a little further than just my ETSY shop, over the next few years. I mostly do mixed media on canvas (painting & collage) & sell my originals & prints but this year I’ve been taking lots of valuable courses to expand my skills & learn about art licensing. Much of what I have been doing this month has been centred around my creative studies & my own little business activities”


3rd: I spent some time tweaking things on my blog, a mini makeover…
6th: Just as the month started, the school holidays were coming to a close.  I did manage to spend some lovely time with the kids in our home painting studio making some arty messes.
8th: cleared off off my desk & got my drawing pencils out ready to start 2 new courses!
16th: An order arrived from with some of my greeting card designs. Need to find time to upload these card sets to shop.
18th: I joined Icebergs to create mood boards for commercial projects & course projects. I love it!
20th: I’ve been drawing lots of birds this month for various assignments & personal projects too, finding inspiration everywhere!
21st: Have been packaging up some orders for notecards, part of the general business goings on here that I need to make time for.
26th: One of my assignments was creating camping themed artwork for childrens apparel, tons of fun!
31st: At the end of the month and a few weeks into my course its time to tidy up my desk – looks like a bomb has hit!


You can find out more about Kate on her website and her shop or stay in touch via Instagram and Twitter

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Thanks so much to Kate for joining in with the Month In The Life series and sharing an insight into your creative world, it’s been great doing MATS with you and seeing your amazing work for each brief. You can read all the Month In The Life posts featuring loads of other artists, designers and makers > here <

If you are a creative person, whether you draw, shoot, write or make, and you’d like to share a month in your life with my blog readers then I’d love to feature you and your work. Just leave a comment below or drop me an email >here< and I’ll get back to you with full details of how to take part.


One Response to Month In The Life: Kate Mason from Messy Miss Kate

  1. Kate Mason November 11, 2013 at 4:05 am #

    Thank you so much for having me this month Sam! And for the very generous write up, you made me sound like a superstar! Love reading through these features on your blog. And I must say its been such a pleasure studying alongside you & being inspired by your amazing work. K xo

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