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Coloring Book of Portraits

I’m working on a new coloring book. It’s portraits of colorists. Do you like to color? Would you like to be in it? Email me your picture with your favorite animal at shoshanah@topbarbee.com. Working on the cover image now. Zanimal colored it for me.

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Arting and Stuff

1. Decide on a theme. (In this case: Birds in Beards 2: Dead Poets.) 2. Research. Poets? Poems? Birds? 3. Decide on a subject. (In this case: John Burroughs.) 4. Decide on an animal. In this case, a Cardinal (because it is a snow bird, and Burroughs had a poem about snow birds). 5. Sketch… Read more »

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Over sixty cats

Yesterday was the first day of summer vacation. The Zanimal and I spent some happy hours yesterday drawing and painting cats. Here are our efforts:  

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Ten Signs You Might Be on the Artism Spectrum

No, I didn’t spell “autism” wrong. I’m talking about artism. If you relate to any of this list, you are most likely on the artistic spectrum. Ten Signs You Might Be Artistic: You make art. Or you write, or you do music, or you act, or you see your life is some sort of strange… Read more »

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I resemble that person-

I went to have lunch with my daughter at school, and as I was signing in, the secretary said, “Oh, great article on you!” “What?” “In the newspaper.” So, I dropped by the gas station and picked up a copy, and FRONT PAGE! THAT’S ME! I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, The Town of… Read more »

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The Knitting Troll

I’m working on the next coloring book- trolls! They are all based the real troll sculptures in Mount Horeb. Feel free to print this one and color it, or share it with friends.  Side note: Professor Batty came to visit a few months ago, and we went to the Cat and Crow together (the yarn… Read more »

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New Take on the Mad Hatter

Jill won the contest.  “What’s your favorite animal?” I asked Jill. “I am obsessed with Alice in Wonderland, so maybe a Chesire cat, or white rabbit, would be very cool.” I drew Jill as the Mad Hatter:  If you want to win a contest and have your portrait drawn, please join my coloring group, Artsy… Read more »

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The Flamingos, They Will KILL You!

When I started my new coloring group, “Artsy Fartsy Coloring with Shoshanah Marohn,” I kicked it off with a contest. The prize was to have your portrait drawn in a line-drawing style that you could color. Well, Marilyn won, and she requested that I draw her with a flamingo. There’s a story behind the request…. Read more »

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Rooster in the Night

Chickens don’t normally walk at night, but the Giant, Fire-Breathing Rooster is special. The Giant, Fire-Breathing Rooster roams the night, looking for others like him. The Giant, Fire-Breathing Rooster is lonely. Poor Giant, Fire-Breathing Rooster. We wish him well.   *Purchase this on a coffee mug at artpal.com.

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Giant Chickens Across the Globe

This week, the muse was speaking to me in strange ways. I painted six paintings of a giant, fire-breathing Rooster, traveling the world.  I was sick. I get sort of air headed when I’m sick. I think this rooster wants me to tell his story.  So, why did not the Giant, Fire Breathing Rooster burn… Read more »