Sketch Play

Since my Post this morning was a disaster, I thought I would try again.  For a very long time, art has been my inspiration and my motivation to dig deeper, to reach further, and to grow beyond my boundaries.   The joyful sketches I have shared this month represent only one chapter of a much longer book.   Paintings from the nineties were serious, introspective, and more gut-wrenching to produce.   Those phases culminated in several solo shows, the second titled A Flight to Freedom: An Art Tale about Rebirth.    I thought this was my magnum opus…but my ideas have started to flow again and the future is unknown.  A Flight to Freedom integrated 200 pages of journal writing and drawings, a story with seven movements, large and small-scale paintings and more.  This show was huge for me.  Now, back to the subject of this Post: these playful sketches inspired by other artists.  I was searching for the magic in myself, the play, the joy, the spontaneity, something that I had lost.  I didn’t have it in 2002 when I produced  Flight but I think I have found it now.  More to follow….


About Wings of Wonder

Linda Ruddy is a creative and she works in a variety of materials including pencils, paints, paper, porcelain and fabric. Her current projects involve hand-sewn bookbinding, children's book illustrating, and writing. In 2010, two of her paintings were published in the Saddleback College literary magazine, The Wall. In the past, she has received recognition for painting and doll making. Linda lives in California with her husband and family pet. Her new blog can be found Please visit often to see how the site develops. Following the muse, Linda Ruddy
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One Response to Sketch Play

  1. What wonderful sketches! I love how the colors are so vibrant and happy. Today was a bit of rough day and these brought a much needed smile to my face. Thank you. 🙂

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