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Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver and Love You Forever In 2001, Maria Shriver wrote in O, The Oprah Magazine: “I have yet to read this book through without crying. It says so much about the circle of life, youth, parenting, and our responsibility for our parents as we grow older. The message is so simple yet so profound. Love You Forever is…

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Most Iconic Book Cover

From Publishers’ Weekly ‘Love You Forever’ Named Most Iconic Canadian Cover By Leigh Anne Williams | Aug 22, 2013 The cover of Robert Munsch’s sentimental favorite Love You Forever, first published in 1986 by Firefly Books, has been chosen as Canada’s most iconic book cover in a contest launched by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, on its books…

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Hollywood

Check out this YouTube video of Oscar-winner Emma Stone answering 73 questions. While you seriously need to watch the whole thing since she’s sweet and quick and smart as all get out, the crazy-fun thing happens just after 7:47… Emma rocks!

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Count Down

Next Saturday, February 7th, 5 to 8 p.m. 2015 is the opening reception of my show at Archway Gallery called Love You Forever and Beyond… The Children’s Book Art of Sheila McGraw. Who knew? Planning an art show is a lot like a wedding: the invitations, save the date email blasts, the pro’s and cons of “the…

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The Collections

*Warning! Shameless-self-promotion alert!* The Chronicle spawned a litter of baby-papers (tabloids) and my local published this article about my paint-slinging ways and the upcoming show… Click HERE to check it out. First: There was the entire set of finished color illustrations purchased by the Buhler family of Winnipeg and the grouping of preliminary drawings sold…

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Save the Date

ARCHWAY GALLERY PRESENTS: LOVE YOU FOREVER AND BEYOND… The Children’s Book Art of Sheila McGraw An exhibition of original art and prints of illustrations by Sheila McGraw. Show runs from February 7th to March 5th, 2015. To preview a selection of the art offered at the show view Upcoming Art Show blog posts Exhibition Opening Reception…

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Preview

On view February 7th through March 5th, at Archway Gallery, Houston TX THE FULL COLLECTION OF ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE BESTSELLER I PROMISE I’LL FIND YOU Twelve colorful and lush illustrations that comprise the full collection from bestseller I Promise I’ll Find You, a reassuring and loving story of a mother’s quest for a lost child….

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Christmas in the Gallery

At Archway now, a festive (red and green!) study of a Hibiscus blossom, 10 x 12 inches, pencil on paper. The gallery’s mandate this month was for us paint-slingers to create small affordable pieces that the local populace could snap up as a treasured gift for a treasured person. So I’m taking a short break from debating self…

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Archway Gallery

Archway Gallery 2305 Dunlavy, in the Montrose area of Houston.     Shameless self-promotion alert!… My solo show will be in February 2015 and will feature original art and giclee prints from my children’s book art past and present.

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Hi! I'm Sheila McGraw. Welcome, and thank you for visiting. I began my career toiling in the “sequin-mines” of advertising and fashion houses as an illustrator and copywriter. Then, in 1986, Firefly Books approached me to illustrate a little book titled, Love You Forever.

Welcome hyper-typers and paint-slingers to my blog about writing, illustrating, and publishing books for kids and adults; art, crafting, and whatever else tickles my fancy.

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