Monday, April 6, 2015

Happy New Week!

Margie absolutely LOVES having her portrait painted - or drawn - or sketched - or even doodled!

She also loves providing her own frame.  She's creative like that.  A bit picky and bossy, but still quite lovable.


~ Priscilla

Monday, March 30, 2015

Celebrating Pencils Today!

Margarita just loves pencils so much.
She uses them every day, and wears them whenever possible.

What a super great idea for a holiday ~ Hurray!  Today is National Pencil Day!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Little Gnome

I had a doctor's appointment the other day and drew this little gnome on the back of the questionnaire I had to fill out. Looking forward to flower and fern and garden gnome season. Happy Spring!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Done with my book!

Ahhhh. Finally, after a year of work and a couple months of especially intense painting (plus balancing dozens of March-Is-Reading-Month school visits), I am done with the art for the lion book.

Here's my mentor, EB Lewis's favorite spread:

Here's my teen daughter's favorite spread:

Here's a detail from my favorite spread:

Here's the original sketch for that page:

And I am very happy to say that Louie the dog made it into the book:

Now, before I lose any momentum, I'm on to the next project. I have a few more picturebooks in the works, and I've learned so much from sketching and painting this book that I know it'll influence my work on the others. Can't wait to see how they turn out!
 -- Ruth McNally Barshaw

Monday, March 23, 2015

A New Week of Holidays To Celebrate

Ricky already told Corrina that they were weren't real ants, but she knew he was just saying that so she wouldn't have to gobble up any yucky bugs!

Happy Chocolate Covered Raisan Day this week!  (March 24th!)