Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence… One Percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration…the desire to keep going etc.etc.   What is your dream and how hard are you working towards that dream?  Going through boxes of old papers, I recently ran across my goal list from 1975.  I wrote that I wanted to learn how to draw and paint and another goal was to take English horse riding lessons.  I did sign up for ten lessons and it was much more difficult than I thought.  I finished the series, even after a couple of falls, but that ended my riding career.

The goal of drawing and painting, I’m still working on.  Over time, I’ve created a visual diary of my life using art as my voice.  The watercolors I’ve shared are my most recent chapter, a more playful chapter.    

I also wanted to be a writer, but I’ll talk more later on that goal.  I am amazed at what I have saved:  boxes of greeting cards, quotes, letters, notebooks, books, and more books. 

Several years ago I reached information overload and experienced a sort of paralysis of the mind.  That’s when my pendulum began to shift in the other direction.  Instead of accumulating, I’ve been on a mission to de-clutter, unburden, and free up my environment and my mind.  I still have much to do, but my creativity and ideas are beginning to flow. 





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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