Ruthie Redden

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Artist, illustrator & maker of things
Location Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland
Introduction I am Ruthie, a pictorial storyteller, artist & illustrator, maker of things & Mother of 3. Home is nestled amongst the beautiful heather strewn hills & ancient woodlands of South West Scotland. . . . My work is woven with folklore & fantasy, magic & Mother Nature. I create original paintings, prints, cards, animal sculptures & Faeries. On my blog you will discover snippets of my days~ my country ways & creative days, inspirations & work.
Interests Art, design, illustration, faeries, folklore, myth, magic, Celtic, costume, churches, churchyards, folklore, gothic, architecture, green men, old embroidery, mythical monsters, medieval, stained glass, Tudor, wooden carvings, photography, crafts, sewing, costume, walking, reading, writing, Tolkien, Brian Froud, Jessie M King, Mucha, Pre-Raphaelites, gardening, camping, sleeping under the stars, woodland walks, beach combing, blue pottery, recycling, mythology, faeries, legends, medieval, fantasy, miniatures, calligraphy, symbolism, Arthurian legend, illuminated manuscripts, art nouveau, Rossetti, Arthur Rackham, ballet, wide open spaces, trees, rocking horses, ancient buildings, textiles, drawing, painting, Scotland, oh & so much more . . .
Favorite Movies Labyrinth, Legend, The Dark Crystal, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Secret of Kells, Willow, Brave, Avatar, Where the Wild Things are, Alice in Wonderland, Coraline, Narnia, Corpse Bride, Harry Potter, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Secret of Roan Innish, Edward Scissorhands, Boewulf, Legend of the Guardians, Promethius, Signs, Alien Freida
Favorite Music Loreena McKennit, Kate Bush, Martyn Bennett, Bellevue Rendezvous, Mumford & Sons, Sinéad O'Connor, Lindsey Stirling, Laura Marling, Jethro Tull, Cat Stevens, Lhasa De Sela, Natalie Merchant, Michael McGoldrick, Sheila Chandra, Lisa Hannigan, Celtic Woman, Faithless, Medieval Babes
Favorite Books Tolkein, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Witch Light, The name of the wind, The Wood Wife, The golden compass, Brida~ Paulo Coelho, Precious Bane, My Family and other animals, The time travelers wife, The Country Child, The Lion the witch and the wardrobe, Mythago wood, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, Seal morning, The crystal cave, Merlin, Cider with Rosie, The borrowers, the historian, Jayne Eyre, A discovery of witches, Ingo, The tide knot, Good Faeries, The davinci code.