Where This Artist Finds Inspiration

Julio Vila Prades - La ni_a de la LamparaMy last few Posts may give you a clue where I am presently finding inspiration:  lantern light, Midsummer’s Eve, something magical in the air….and I am working out painting ideas with sketches and drawings.  Before I actually begin painting, I want six to eight drawings worked out and then when I do begin painting I can let my mind become absorbed in the world of colors and mood and light and shadows.

My artistic life has been a zig-zag trail with one of my muses beckoning me to follow down her path for a while before another muse takes her place.   Sometimes, I wish I could stay on a straight path…

BUT, one thing I have learned over the past multi-decades is NOT TO QUESTION my creative process.

Here’s an image for inspiration that is one of my favorite.  I own this image as a greeting card.    By Edward Robert Hughes, may I present Midsummer Eve:

Edward Robert Hughes - Midsummer EveA nd a quote:

“Fancies are like shadows…you can’t cage them,
they’re such wayward, dancing things.”
~L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

My muse is helping me to dance and I want to dance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Find joy today.  LR


About Wings of Wonder

Linda Ruddy is a creative with a diverse range of interests in writing and painting. She currently is revising a middle grade novel, and author and illustrating a picture story book. She is an active member of SCBWI, Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators. Linda has a body of paintings, which form the foundation of her artistic development. This work can be viewed on her website: www.lindaruddyart.com Her recent illustrations are an outgrowth of the style she developed in these paintings. Another passion is sculpture. Linda often uses her figures as models for her art. Linda's blog is eclectic and journeys wherever her muse guides her attention. Her blog address is: www.wingsofwonder.wordpress.com Following the muse, Linda Ruddy
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4 Responses to Where This Artist Finds Inspiration

  1. marilynscottwaters says:

    Linda! Lovely Picture, Lovely Quote and Lovely Spot On Blog post. “The heart wants what the heart wants.” Paint day soon! M

    • Marilyn  – Yes!  a paint day soon would be great.  What about at the Mission or the historic Los Rios District?  Both places are picturesque.  Any other suggestions?  LR

  2. Never doubt your muse. Mine has taught me that she usually knows where she’s going. I’m the one that gets in her way. 😉

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