Sanderson, Ruth

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"I’ve been a professional illustrator since 1975, with over 80 published children’s books, in addition to having illustrated book covers, fantasy art, collector’s plates, animation concept art, and product design. I enjoy teaching writing and illustrating for children in a summer graduate program at Hollins University, in Roanoke, VA. I am a long-time member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and am currently a New England Illustrator Coordinator."

"The archetypal characters and the symbolism that one finds in fairy tales contain truths that are universal and can be as meaningful for children today as they have been for centuries past. So many of them are “rites of passage stories”, where the hero(child) leaves home to seek adventure or to go on an impossible quest, learning in the process how to become independent and to form new relationships outside of parental influence. In The Twelve Dancing Princesses, the three magical woods that the princesses pass through are symbolic to me of their rite of passage into adulthood."

"I grew up in the small town of Monson, Massachusetts. I lived there from the time I was born in 1951 until I was 18 and went away to college in 1969. When I was growing up in Monson, my favorite place to play was the woods. I spent many happy hours with my friends at “Cat Rock,” which was a beautiful spot in the woods not far from our house on Main Street. My imagination came to life there, and I believed there were magical creatures living in the tangled underbrush that I might catch a glimpse of if I were very, very lucky. I still believe that, I must confess."

"Besides the woods, my other favorite place was the library. I was a shy child and books were a way to identify with characters that were brave and got to do exciting things. One of my treasured possessions was a battered copy of Grimm’s Fairytales that once belonged to my father. I read the stories over and over."

"My love for stories and especially horse stories fed into another passion – drawing. From the time paper and pencils were available I drew the object of my dreams – the horse. I even conducted a Saturday morning art class in 4th grade and attempted to teach my friends how to draw horses as well."



Christmas Doorway

Christmas Doorway

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Racing Butterflies Max Color

Racing Butterflies Max Color

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Supersized Christmas Mailbox

Supersized Christmas Mailbox

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Supersized Christmas Mailbox Max Color

Supersized Christmas Mailbox Max Color

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Angel Sanderson

Angel Sanderson

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Arabian Sunset

Arabian Sunset

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Ariel

Ariel

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Asleep By The Sea

Asleep By The Sea

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Asleep On The Farm

Asleep On The Farm

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Asleep On the Moor

Asleep On the Moor

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Beatrice And The Kitten

Beatrice And The Kitten

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Black Stallion

Black Stallion

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Butterfly Fantasy

Butterfly Fantasy

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Cat Tea Party

Cat Tea Party

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Christmas Mailbox

Christmas Mailbox

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Christmas Mailbox CE

Christmas Mailbox CE

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Christmas Mouse

Christmas Mouse

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Cinderella on the Stairs

Cinderella on the Stairs

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Cinderella's Coach

Cinderella's Coach

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Cosy Christmas Cat

Cosy Christmas Cat

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Dragon Serenade

Dragon Serenade

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Dream Unicorn

Dream Unicorn

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Faerie Melody

Faerie Melody

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Frolicking Foals

Frolicking Foals

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Golden Wood

Golden Wood

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Golden Wood SAS

Golden Wood SAS

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Goldilocks and The Three Bears

Goldilocks and The Three Bears

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Goldilocks Sanderson

Goldilocks Sanderson

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He Looked Like a Peddler

He Looked Like a Peddler

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Home is Where the Cat Is RS

Home is Where the Cat Is RS

Finished Design Size 450 W by 307H (18 W X 12-1/4 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 89 Colors)...
Hush Little Horsie

Hush Little Horsie

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Mary and Her Little Lamb

Mary and Her Little Lamb

Finished Design Size 400W by 337 H (16 W X 13-3/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) 90 colors Copyright Ruth...

Mary and Lamb

Mary and Lamb

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Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas to All

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Mini Butterfly Fantasy

Mini Butterfly Fantasy

Finished Design Size 298 W by 214 H (11-7/8 W X 8-1/2 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 88...
Mini Cat Tea Party

Mini Cat Tea Party

Finished Design Size 270 W by 324 H (10-3/4 W X 12-7/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) (colors used 88) Copyright...