Oh, the wondrous world of books!

Hello! I love nothing more than motivating kids to look further, explore more, and get passionate about books and learning. I get pumped to speak at adult workshops & conferences, too, sharing rich expertise in bookmaking, fine art, learning styles, and art for brain growth.

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SCHOOL VISITS info ‘ONE PAGE’ - click HERE (or see it below); click HERE for even more details on fundraising and session ideas. Click here for a SCHOOL INFORMATION PACKAGE - there is a reading list, ‘about Ruth’ page, forms for book ordering, bookmarks, and links to ALL the incredible activity guides and kits available (coloring pages, hidden creatures, drawing ideas, writing prompts, team and class games, etc.). Email for anything else - ruthpaints@gmail - or call 720-808-0864. See you soon. Cheers!

Awards Night, IA Young Author's Contest, Midlands Reading Council, IA, March 2018

It was SO fun congratulating the young authors from last night’s Awards event you spoke at, and while they were in the hall waiting afterwards, overhearing talk about YOU!  I think it's safe to say we have some inspired little writers and illustrators.” - Dani Woodman, Glenwood Community School District

Northeast Elementary School Visit, Glenwood, IA - May, 2017

“Ms. Harper's visit widened the eyes of all of the students. Her description of the process of illustration coupled with the message that kids can be or do anything they choose was encouraging, entertaining and fascinating. She was receptive to and respectful of questions from students  and teachers alike. Come back soon!” - Mary Finn, K-2 Special Education Teacher.

STUDENT CONTEST: Winners are at the end. Just LOOOK at all the fabulous art the students made!!! Ghaaah!! The skill and cuteness is overwhelming!! (click the right arrow for tons more)

School Visits One-page -

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