Golly's Folly: Behind the Art

It all started with a doodle--literally. Initially this project was supposed to be a single illustration of a character now named Golly, but then the whole idea of writing and illustrating a children’s book was born.

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Golly's Folly: Behind the Story

Happy Monday! We want to thank you for your gracious response to our pre-order launch last week! As promised, here is part one of the three part series of behind the scenes videos. Watch "Part One: Behind the Story" below.


About the Authors

Eleazar Ruiz

Eleazar was born and raised in the Dominican Republic where he discovered his love for creative arts and vibrant colors. In addition to creative arts, Eleazar has deep interest in theology, so he attended Bible college in 2010 to pursue a bachelor in theological studies.

He has seven years of experience working simultaneously in the worlds of freelance, in-house teams, and design firms. In his professional career, he has done everything from leading design teams to being the only in-house designer, including art directing for a group of sixteen churches with an online audience of millions, a publishing company, and a record label.

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Bekah Ruiz

Bekah studied elementary education at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. She spent half of her life in Dallas, Texas and half in Portland, Oregon and has spent her career in various academic settings such as elementary schools, colleges, and a library. She loves the sun, all things silly, and teaching a bright-eyed learner! Bekah’s ideal Saturday would involve a lot of coffee and friends.

Eleazar and his wife Bekah met at Bible college. He and Bekah currently reside in greater Seattle, Washington.


Pre-Order Today To Receive These Free Bonus Items

The 30 page digital Golly's Folly workbook ($12.99 retail price)
Three coloring pages

MY PICTURE BOOK DEBUT

Patrol Books is pleased to announce our newest venture: a children’s book called Golly’s Folly: The Prince Who Wanted It All. For the last three years, Eleazar Ruiz, Bekah Ruiz (an equipped educator), and Rommel Ruiz (a distinguished designer and commercial artist), have been working on a very special project.

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Art Challenge 1

"Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect."
Vince Lombardi

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Starting Fresh

After a long time of not having an official presence or even an active home on the web, I find today to be a great day to start fresh. I’ve spent a good couple of years focusing on family, career, personal projects, learning new skill sets and evolving on a personal level. So the time has come to share some exciting news with you.

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