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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Click HERE to download a one-page school visits page (see it below), and click HERE for even more details (fundraising ideas, sessions). Please email me - 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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