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My final book is a transformative work at Amazon. Some may like it, some may not. Give it. A new take on a fanfiction idea. 

Tammy's newest book at Amazon:   www.amazon.com/dp/B07QMXSYNG    

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Writing: 18 years, 2002-2020.
Sketching: 4 years, 2009-2013.
Finger Painting: 1 year, 2013.
Photography: 5 years, 2013-2018.

Final photo book is "Photo Book 2018" at Amazon, along with the rest of the photography, finger paintings, and Kindle Books. 
This novelette depicts the story of Boone Hill, an idealistic and patriotic farm boy from Kentucky who goes off to fight in war for America. He returns wounded and disillusioned until a visiting nurse enters his life. "Coming Home" meets "Born On The Fourth Of July."

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Thanks to all of you for the Favs, Watches, and Llamas.
Kindle book by Tammy Ruggles: Introduction to Sketching: For Beginners.

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My new Kindle book, "Photo Book 2016" is available at $0 for a limited time if you're a Kindle Unlimited member. It will return to regular price soon. Here is the Amazon link for it: www.amazon.com/dp/B01N2ZT97P
My photo books on Kinde at Amazon: amazon.com/author/tammyruggles
I have about over 200 Kindle books over at Amazon, in the children's, photo/art, non-fiction, and short story genres, if you're looking for something to read on your Kindle device. A list of my books can be found here at my author page link. Feel free to browse: amazon.com/author/tammyruggles

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 24, 2015, 6:47 PM


I like doing scanner art from time to time, but do it sparingly, waiting for just the right subject or composition idea.

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I have around 2500 images now, which includes photos, finger paintings, and old Sharpie sketches. Not trying to compete with anyone but myself, just like creating.
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For editors and publishers browsing my portfolio, I've created a folder of previously published art. Once you click on "Gallery", just scroll toward the bottom of the folder list.
Besides finger painting, I do digital paintings with a mouse and a 47-inch computer monitor. I also do photography with a very simple, one-touch camera. There are uploaded samples here in their individual folders. 
Thank you to the literary and art journal publications that use my finger paintings.
Fortunately some of my art is beginning to appear in literary publications like The Mustard Seed, Art Times Journal, and others. I make note of where some of the paintings are scheduled to appear, so that when publications browse my portfolio, they can see if a picture has already been published or where.
My story was featured in a new art and literary magazine, The Mustard Seed.
I had an art sale on my sidewalk yesterday and sold 2 big canvas finger paintings. I'm so happy. My first 2 sales ever. One was called Ocean, and went to a girl named Willow, and the other was a red barn in a field, and it went to a guy named Dave. Now I can call myself a professional finger painter. I regret that I didn't take pictures of my canvas paintings, but they were just too big to scan. I'll never see those paintings again, but I'm glad they were sold. I also gave a few away to some friends of mine, who really appreciated having them. It was nice hearing why they chose the ones they did, and what they liked about them.
Okay, these sketches I used to do when I could see well enough may look out of place among all these finger paintings, but this is what RP does, slowly robs your vision with time. I lost the ability to do details like this now, but RP has also shaped the way I finger paint, so I won't complain. I did these sketches with a black Sharpie, because I see best in high contrast. I don't do celebrity sketches anymore, and I never made any $ from them. It's nice now to be able to actually sell my finger paintings.
Some people may think that nature and flowers are boring subjects to finger paint, but not to me. To me, nature is always alive, even in the dead of winter, or even as still life. I have mixed feelings about the term "still life". Yes, a flower may be still in a vase or on a table, but you can still find so much life in one, it still seems alive somehow.
No, I don't use references when I finger paint, or draw outlines first. And I really save $ on brushes! One of these days maybe I should upload some black and white sketches I used to do, so you can see the difference in what I did then, and what I do now. Completely different.
My art has found a new dimension, with finger painting. I used to sketch people with a black Sharpie, because I saw best in high contrast. Then my vision worsened with time. Now I realize, instead of trying to sketch the details I can't see anymore, I can paint from imagination and memory, and it doesn't require looking at anything. My fingers do the work; the viewer's eyes do the looking.