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How to Catch a Frog: And Other Stories of Family, Love, Dysfunction, Survival, and DIY

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Much of Heather Ross's creative work has been inspired by her being born into an eccentric family of artists and idealists in a rural corner of Vermont during the 1970s. According to Heather, that environment was defined by stunning natural beauty, creative and innovative living, and daily lessons in self-reliance. It also included equal parts of general dysfunction, a self-imposed but nearly inescapable poverty, and little exposure to basic life skills.

When, as a twenty-something, Heather complained to her mother about a long list of things she had missed out on and that had compromised her chance of ever leading a “normal” life (immunizations, a healthy respect for authority), her mother waved a hand and replied, “Well, you should thank me, because you have a lot of good stories instead.” How to Catch a Frog is a collection of those stories, plus others that show Ross's eventual route to success as an artist, entrepreneur, and mother, all animated by Ross's delightful illustrations and how-to instructions.

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Heather Ross is the author of the STC Craft titles Weekend Sewing and Heather Ross Prints, a fabric designer, and an illustrator of children's books. She lives in New York City and the Catskills.

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cupcakemacfastlane, October 28, 2014 (view all comments by cupcakemacfastlane)
I have been a huge fan of Heather Ross for awhile, her fabric reminds me of fairy tales. Reading this book gave me a whole different type of respect. She tells funny and interesting stories of her childhood growing up on a large piece of property in Vermont, stories of her roaming the country side looking for the perfect swimming hole, and the heart breaking stories of her relationship with her mother . She tells strange, interesting and some times very disturbing stories of growing up in a dysfunctional family and how she over came that environment by finding what she loved (drawing) and a person to love her and put her first. Through out the book there are interesting vignettes of very real life projectors & skills such as how to build a bird nesting station, how to make fleece pants and of course how to catch frogs. I was luck enough to get a signed print in my book.
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ISBN:
9781617690983
Subtitle:
And Other Stories of Family, Love, Dysfunction, Survival, and DIY
Author:
Ross, Heather
Publisher:
STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140520
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.63 in

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