(Another) Mother's Day Gift Idea

STILL Need a gift idea for Mother's Day? Its not too late! What about a (My) House of Cards (shown below). Instead of making a scrapbook or photo albulm that will end up dusty on a shelf, create a sculpture of photos for everyone to see.

You can use any combination of art, paper, and photography, but the book's DVD and tear-out printed sheets includes lots and lots of options from my print library, too, including frogs and mermaids and camper vans.

To learn how to make your very own House of Cards or for other Mother's Day gifts and crafts, check out Heather Ross Prints here. 

(The instructions for (My) House of Cards is available in Heather Ross PRINTS on pages 56-59.)


How To Catch a Frog, Final Dates!

How To Catch A Frog Book Tour:

Come say hello and pick up a signed limited edition art print, we're giving them away with every book purchased at a book tour event. Support your local bookseller!

May 10th, 1:00pm: San Francisco, CA at Book Passage (Ferry Building Location)

May 12th, 7:30pm: Portland, OR at Powell's City of Books (Burnside St Location)

May 13th, 7:30pm: Denver, CO at Tattered Cover (Colfax Ave Location)

May 14th, 7:00pm: Austin, TX at Book People

May 15th, 7:00pm: Wayzata, MN at The Bookcase

May 17th, 2:00pm: Chicago, IL at Book Cellar (Hosted by the Sulzer Library)

May 22nd, 7:00pm: New York City, NY at Powerhouse Arena


Far Far Away Give Away!

Who are the princesses show above?

With the release of Far Far Away and How to Catch a Frog approaching, we want to give everyone the chance to win some swag. If you can guess all 6 princesses correctly, you will be entered into a drawing for:

- Far Far Away Collectors Pack

- Signed Copy of How to Catch a Frog

- Signed Art Print


The Give Away is now closed. The winner is: Allie Calvert




Creativebug's Building a Creative Brand Series, re-release!

If you missed it the first time, here's your chance to watch and participate in this great series...



Photoshop for Fabric Designers Workshop, with Heather Ross in New york City

November 8th, 11am-4pm

Photoshop Crash Course, $100 (only open to Workshop Participants)

November 9th-11th, 10am-4pm

Photoshop For Fabric Designers, $675 ($450 due upon registration)

In this workshop participants will learn how to create a repeating design based on their own illustrations or open source artwork. Heather will lead the class through each step in her process, from inspiration (inlcuding her favorite places in New York City to shop for ideas) and planning a succesful design, through drawing with a stylus and tablet using Photoshop Channels and building and testing repeats using a large format printer. Color for fabric design will also be discussed. Students will create a single finished design and a large test print on paper.

We are also thrilled to announce very special guest Laura Jaquinto, Creative Art and Merchandising Director at Windham Fabrics, will be with us on our final day to review student work and explain what she looks for when signing new fabric designers, as well as her view of the retail fabric landscape, and what a successful collection includes.

This class will be taught on our 27” iMacs with Adobe Creative Suite. For the first time, we will also be providing wacom tablets for all the participants. Students will just need to bring their own sketching tools and ideas for fabric their designs. 

A very basic knowledge of Photoshop will be needed to take full advantage of this class. You will need to be familiar with the selection and drawing tools (pencil, brush, and eraser) as well as the copy and paste commands.  If you have never used Photoshop before or would like some practice with it prior to our workshop, we recommend that you join us for our Photoshop Crash Course on November 8th.

Fee does not include accomodations, which must be booked by participants. The workshop takes place in Chelsea, near 23rd street at 6th Avenue. Our favorite nearby hotel is the Chelsea Lodge, which is lovely and reasonable, and a short walk from the workshop. 

register here.

and PS, can we brag a little? The image above is of Rae Hoekstra, of Made by Rae. She took our Photoshop Workshop a few years ago, and now she's designing for Cloud Nine Fabrics. We love her newest collection, Lotus Pond, out this Spring! We could not be more proud of her.....