Red (aka Puddleduck!)

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Occupation Picture Framer; Interior Designer; Artist; Perpetual Student of Life
Location Manning Valley, New South Wales, Australia
Introduction Living a creative life; dancing to the beat of my own drum! I’m an Interior Designer working as a picture framer! I paint with soft pastel & adore mixed media, but most of my work is now made with needle & thread! I love to use antique & vintage linens mixed with Indian sari & Japanese kimono scraps and commercial printed cottons. My favourite motifs are: hearts, birds, the tree of life & landscape images. I am a country girl at heart but I love all the city has to offer! I am always trying something different to add to my repertoire! I’m a bit of a gypsy having moved house often! My intent for this blog is for it to be a record of my puddleduck journey through creativity. I adore that I am meeting some wonderful creative people along the path! A belief that I hold strongly is that we create our own reality and that our lives are permanent Works in Progress! I also believe that everyone is creative in their own way & adore seeing how others express themselves!
Interests Art, Mixed Media Art, Textile Art, Embroidery, Soft Pastel Painting, Photography, Travel, Interior Design, Fashion, Artist's Journals, Collecting, Fu Dogs, Organic Gardening, Permaculture (the concept is perfect!)Highland Cattle, Alpacas, Chickens, Sheep, Real Estate, Architecture, Castles, Retail Therapy, Houses, Home, Good Food, Time spent with Wonderful Friends/Family and sharing all of the above!Oh, and shoes, shoes and shoes!!
Favorite Movies It's Complicated, Eat Pray Love, Dances with Wolves, Braveheart, Wild Hogs...
Favorite Music Bernard Fanning, Paul Kelly, Matchbox 20, Adele, Corrs, Pink, Keith Urban, Powderfinger, Billy Idol, Bob Seger, The Black Keys, Lifehouse, James Blunt, Nickelback, Enrique, Fleetwood Mac
Favorite Books Ask and It Is Given-Esther and Jerry Hicks, 1000 Artist Journal Pages-Dawn DeVries Sokol, Drawn to Stitch-Gwen Hedley, The Found Object in Textile Art-Cas Holmes, Complex Cloth and Art Cloth-Jane Dunnewold, The Woman on the Mountain-Sharyn Munro, Earth from Above-Arthus Bertrand, The Painted Quilt-Linda and Laura Kemshall, Mixed Media Collage-Holly Harrison, .... and hundreds more!