Posts by Sheila McGraw
It’s been a slice! Of Love and Pies takes the Literary Titan Award for children’s picture books.￼
A HUGE thank you to the folks at Literary Titan for their unending dedication to books, authors, publishers, and booksellers! And an additional gigantic thank you for bestowing the Literary Titan Book Award for Children’s Picture Books to Of Love and Pies. —Thanks for stopping by!Score your copy of Of Love and Pies Check out more…Read More
Sketchy Characters draws four stars – Literary Titan’s max – in their stunning review!
Marilyn is a young woman who finds herself homeless and jobless in less than 24 hours due to the rain that has just flooded the entire city of Huston. Her friend Fran offers help by letting Marilyn stay at her place while she gets back on her feet again. Before Marilyn arrives at Fran’s, Fran…Read More
Sweet! Of Love and Pies is cooking with all 4 of Literary Titan’s stars!
Of Love and Pies is an engaging picture book written and illustrated by Sheila McGraw. The narrator suggests that every time she says I love you a baker will bake three or five pies. It starts out with pies for breakfast lunch and dinner. Everyone loves having pie whenever they want. Soon there are more…Read More
Figure Drawings and Paintings (Nudes)
Welcome to my gallery. I have always been an avid life-drawing attendee and painter of nudes. Early on, I loved the challenge of capturing, in as little as 30 seconds or as long as two-to-three hours, the form of a live model, whether nude or draped.Read More
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Still Life Paintings
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One helping wasn’t enough for Readers’ Favorite! They served up TWO five-star reviews for Of Love and Pies!
I can’t imagine having too many pies. But, perhaps like everything else, too much of any one thing can become overwhelming. How about too many “I love you’s”? Are the quantities of pies and the number of times someone says “I love you” connected? If so, there would be so many pies in the world…Read More
Sketchy Characters draws a five-star, rave review from Readers’ Favorite!
Sheila McGraw’s Sketchy Characters is a page-turner about a character who has to question the sincerity of everyone around her as she strives desperately to escape the schemes of a serial killer. Jobless, broke, and homeless, Marilyn finds new opportunities to advance her life beyond her wildest dreams, albeit at a great cost. The first…Read More
I Love You Too, I Love You Three Slinging Paint Part 2
Technique After some experimentation with new materials, I fell back on my tried and true method. Using a fine semi-transparent rag paper, which is pretty great all-round for pastels, markers, and colored pencils. First, assembly-line style, I ruled the paper to 125% of the book’s size. (Always work larger than the final print size.) This paper…Read More
The cutting edge! The Literary Titan Book Award for Mystery/Suspense goes to The Knife Thrower’s Wife.
A HUGE thank you to the folks at Literary Titan for their unending dedication to books, authors, publishers, and booksellers! And an additional gigantic thank you for bestowing the Literary Titan Book Award for Mystery-Suspense to The Knife Thrower’s Wife. —Thanks for stopping by!Score your copy of The Knife Thrower’s Wife Check out more Novels…Read More