2019 New Year Update

Cat and Toby Fairy Sleep  My creative muse takes me on another journey….

The year 2018 feels a blank now but I did stretch my wings, on a creative ride for six months.   I attended a day conference in October, sharing both writing and a portfolio of some artwork.  Professional feedback is important.

My NaNo novel needs another rewrite and may contain more than one story line which confuses the reader.  Success in finishing a manuscript is only the beginning.  Then comes the lengthy revision process to mold all those words into a compelling story.  I have temporarily shelved this novel and in 2019, continue with another story and some short memoir vignettes.

My art received high praise.  However, I am more artist than illustrator.  Think of it this way, a children’s picture book is usually 32 pages with art work that holds together consistently from beginning to end.  Most of my images could easily stand alone as individual paintings. In 2019, I have started a larger painting based on some of my ideas from last year.  I am pulled to paint like rain to plant growth.

You may remember, I applied for an art residency last June. What happened?  I received notification in December that I was not accepted.  The odds were 70 out of 1000, so I was one of many.   The application process was lengthy and I benefited from organizing my thoughts.  I have no regrets.

Last year has become 2019.  I hope it is a prosperous and adventurous year for all.

Best wishes, 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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2 Responses to 2019 New Year Update

  1. marilynscottwaters says:

    I love your paintings! Wishing you a super creative year. Hugs, Marilyn

  2. Thanks, Marilyn. You are a valued friend.

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