Red Instead is a blog about living a creative and fun life! I also make and sell things in my handmade shop.

Jen Leheny from Red Instead, Designer and Photographer in Canberra, Australiahi I’m Jen Leheny and I’m the owner / designer / photographer at Red Instead, where I blog about living a creative life.

I also enjoy designing and making handbags, bead necklaces, homewares, wall art and more.  I sell these handmade items in my online shop.

Red Instead is located in Tuggeranong, Canberra.
Contact Jen on 0411 224 314 or by email here.

Spanish Pear Tart With Pedro Ximenez Syrup

Spanish Pear Tart with Pedro Ximenez Syrup

This pear tart recipe has a gorgeous Marscapone filling and crumbly almond pastry, amazing tasting pears and then it is topped with a simply lovely syrup.

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How To Draw Fashion Girls Using Stencils

How to draw fashion girls using stencils

Here’s a great tool to help you learn fashion illustration. I’m an adult teaching myself to draw and I don’t mind using tools designed for children.

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Instawalk Around New Acton, Canberra

Instawalk around New Acton, Canberra

Today I went on an Instawalk around the amazing Nishi New Acton area of Canberra, as part of the Human Brochure campaign that I’m involved in. We were lucky enough to have Australia’s only professional Instagrammer, Lauren Bath ( @laurenepbath ) with us and she gave us some tips and insights while we walked. Here are some of my fave photos from the 2 hour walk.

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Promo And Prize At National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

Promo and Prize at National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

Contemporary photographic portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra shapes how we see the most recognisable Australians.

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