Starting Up


Bringing art & colour to children's hearts

Bringing art & colour to children's hearts

I am not only a new blogger, but also a new business start up. I decided that blogging may be a good way to help drive things forward – how can you blog about something that isn’t happening? I have lots to do with the new start up, so am trying to keep on my toes.


So, what is it all about? I have just started Red Ted Art – My aim is to bring art & colour to children’s hearts. I make customised and affordable pop art paintings for children’s bedrooms, as well as creating packages (ask me about Arty Party bags) to get the little rascals involved directly!! I have sold a few paintings to friends, but now need to get serious. Current efforts focus on creating my website – – I have drafted it and it is “with the designer”, but it may still be a few weeks before it actually goes live. In the meantime I have this blog and a flickr website to keep everyone up to date. I seem to be spending more time at my computer than actually painting at the moment. But I guess that that is all part of starting something up… Anyway, if you are interested in hearing more about the paintings, let me know!

In the meantime, a little about me – So who am I and what is the brand? I am Maggy Woodley. I am half Austrian, half Spanish, living in the Uk – married to an Englishman. I like to think of myself as an “European”. I have one son – Max. Max is a very lucky boy, as he has a brand named after him. I am very lucky mum, as I have Max (needles to say I am bias). I like making my friends’ birthday cards. In spring I grow tomatoes and other veg (with varying degrees of success). In autumn I make green tomatoe chutney. And I like baking Austrian cookies at Christmas. We have two cuddly little cats (come to think of it, they look a bit like little teddy bears..) and two chickens. So we have fresh eggs every day. Max plays with the cats’ toys and the cats play with Max’s toys. I guess that is just how things are.


Max is my little bear (in case you hadn’t guessed yet). He is little now. But he will be big one day. “Little Bear” therefore didn’t seem quite right for him. So we decided on Red Ted. It sounded a little more grown up. It fits perfectly since he likes his Red Teddy painting the best. So little bear, will be a big bear one day. My very own Red Ted.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Richard on January 5, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Hi Maggy,
    Congratulations on setting up your new business. We wish you every success. Where can we see some pictures of the art you have produced to-date?
    All the very best


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