About Me

Hello and thanks so much for stopping by my blog.  My name is Deb Riddell and I live in the beautiful province of British Columbia in Canada.  My DH (dear hubby in the vernacular of the blogging world) and I live on a small acreage in the southern interior of the province.

I am a self taught mixed media and folk artist and love to create with paper, fabric, paint and inks.  I started out my creative journey as a water colour and decorative painter but over the years discovered a love for primitive folk art which somehow ended up with me becoming a designer of primitive critters and decorations.  It was a very surprising transformation as sewing was never one of my strong points but I love to watch my creations evolve from a doodle on a piece of paper to a finished piece.  The journey is always interesting and very often surprising as they take on their own unique personalities as I create them.

I have now also discovered the wonderful and varied world of mixed media, which has become my newest and latest passion.  The possibilities are truly endless and I am having so much fun playing and combining disparate mediums to create works of art and heart.  With my new found mixed media passion I decided to change the name of my blog from Paxton Valley Folk Art to Deb Riddell Designs which better represents where I am on my creative journey.

I am currently an Education Designer for Therm O Web and  am also on the DecoArt Blogger Outreach program.  I have had several of my creations published in some wonderful crafting magazines such as Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, Craft Stamper Magazine and have been fortunate enough to contribute to two of Eileen Hull's ebooks through Bella Crafts Publishing.

My camera is also never far from my side; Mother Nature in all of her beauty surrounds our home here in B.C. and she is an endless source of inspiration.  I am a neophyte photographer to be sure but playing with my camera and sharing my photos with you is another passion of mine and I hope that you will enjoy what you see.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read 'about me' and I hope that you will follow my little blog.  I appreciate your interest in my work so much and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to drop me a line!  Thanks again for visiting and hope to see you again soon,

Deb Riddell Designs

Past Design Teams

February 2016 - February 2017

June 2016 - December 2017

July 2016 - March 2018

November 2015 - December 2020

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