I can also be reached via http://faithpuleston.blogspot.com/.
I am British but live in Herdecke, a small town in Germany.
I was born in Wales and studied singing, piano, composition and music theatre in London. After completing my finals (Recital Diploma), I moved to Europe to learn German and attend theatre auditions. I sang leading roles in opera throughout Europe until I had to drastically curtail my theatre work to concentrate on being a single parent. My activities include translating, teaching, composing and arranging music, coaching rhetoric and voice, running a barbershop chorus, writing professionally for a schoolbook publisher, writing poems and stories for my own pleasure. I came to painting on a regular basis in 2000 and have worked intensively at it since then.
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It’s ages since I wrote the above lines, and quite a while since I was a regular visitor to Red Bubble. Actually, it’s quite a while since I painted anything worth posting anywhere and I haven’t been writing, either. After an accident to my painting hand and faced with a few other minor medical problems, my motivation dwindled to almost nothing. Now I am trying to get back on track by changing mediums – to watercolor – and grappling with some of the weaknesses in my work which are immediately uncovered when working in this sensitive and unforgiving medium. Maybe there will be something to post soon. I’ll see what I can find!
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Another 22 months passed after writing all that. I’ve tried to catch up in my journal! The desire to promote my painting petered out when I almost stopped the activity altogether. Now I have a couple of projects on the go and will post the results eventually. I’m back on track with my writing (see journal entry) and music is my life companion, my lighthouse in the storm.
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  • Joined: March 2008

Journal

It's never too late....

…to start again, after quite a long break from regular painting activity, / On reflection, I think I wasted a lot of time struggling to carry on doing what had been quite successful for a number of years: abstract or semi-abstract work often featuring fantasy or recognizable creatures. I woke up one day and could no longer paint in that style. I really don’t know what had hit me R…
Posted over 3 years – Leave a comment

How time flies

I can’t believe that it’s nearly 2 years since I visited Red Bubble on a regular basis. I am going to try harder from now on! / I’ve been writing, painting and making music, of course. But less painting, and more writing. I’ve just published an account of the first 18 years of my life on luludotcom. It’s been transfering from PC to PC for donkey’s years, getti…
Posted over 4 years – Leave a comment

Rothko's legacy

Life’s like that! I was out of town for exactly 3 days and it’s as if had never existed in the online art world! It’s a curious world, where the level of attention received is about parallel to the amount of input one manages. Zero input, zero attention! That’s OK, of course. But weird. And here at RB I’ve been even less present than elsewhere because my time has not…
Posted over 6 years – 7 comments

Resolutions

Thanks for calling in. / Someone might notice that I have quitted several groups during the past few days. / It isn’t that the novelty has worn off. I think the groups are a great idea, but I found that I was gradually falling into the AW trap of just catering for RB and the groups and of course, that isn’t the object of the exercise, at least, not for me. / I have left all the groups…
Posted over 6 years – 4 comments