Author Archives: Wings of Wonder

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: 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: Following the muse, Linda Ruddy

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See me on Instagram at:   Lindaruddycreates This is my  first blog post since WordPress made all their changes.  Technology challenged…..

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Paris: Another view of Notre-Dame

May 2019 – Luckily I visited Paris last year, May and June 2019.  We had a few days of rain, but mostly perfect weather.  Walked, used Metro, and explored the unwinding spiral of arrondissements which organize Paris into twenty administrative … Continue reading


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Paris: Notre-Dame

Some details…Notre-Dame is a medieval Catholic Cathedral.  It is located in the center of Paris on an island in the Seine River, the Ile de la Cite, in the 4th Arrondissement.  I remember learning about the flying buttresses, structural supports, … Continue reading

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Mentioning Babies

I usually don’t put family photos on my blog…but since I have a new grandchild, a baby boy, grandchild number 7, I thought I’d post this picture of me as a baby.  I’m the one with the full head of dark … Continue reading

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What a Strange Year…

Pandemic 2020 – Hope you are all safe, keeping fear in its proper place, trusting that you will survive…we are on a journey into the unknown. I looked for photos that reflect other journeys into the vast, sometimes tangled, sometimes … Continue reading

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Umbrella Sky Project

I’ve been doing some research on this shopping mall that I visited in Paris last year.  My sisters and I had actually gone to visit the Madeleine Church located in the 8th Arrondissement. Light rain misted down on us. On … Continue reading

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A Little Magic from Paris

This was the center walkway between many shops in Paris.  Can’t remember the mall name or which district it was in.   Loved the whimsy!!!

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Hello, I’m still here…

 Hello WordPress fans!  Hope you are all in a peaceful and productive place.  This year, 2019, has been memorable for me.  I’ve been busy writing, painting, adventuring.  Several work opportunities have come my way.  I see three of my grandchildren … Continue reading

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2019 New Year Update

  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 … Continue reading

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Sculpture Inspired by My Art

Following my creative muse, I’ve taken some ceramic classes over the past several years.  Working in clay reminds me of play and I have had fun making small figurines.   The one above was directly inspired by my painting Daughters of the … Continue reading

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