B is for Blog and Birthday and a Birthday Giveaway!


It’s our blog birthday!  And, we are celebrating by saying thank you with our first Giveaway.  Please comment at the end of this post and we will choose a winner this Tuesday, February 23,  to receive a birthday present from us: a signed 9×9 framed print from our Noah’s Ark Two of a Kind collection, a one-of-a-kind gift for a little one you know and love.  (photo at end of post)


At this time last year, we started this blog so that we could connect more easily with all the moms and grandmoms (and dads and grandads) who were buying products from our baby collections.  And now we have over 1,000 new friends (that we know of).  It is so much fun to hear from a new mom who can’t wait to start entering her baby’s milestones in one of our baby books, or to hear from a grandfather who is helping his daughter decorate a room for a grandbaby-to-be.  Okay, okay, you’re right … we also use the blog to brag about Neville, our new rescue pup, who is the newest baby around our house, although in dog years, he is already a first grader.


We have enjoyed sharing new Cathy Heck products with you, while at the same time giving you a little glimspe into the amusing life in the studio. We like to show you our inspiration, and we love to hear about yours.  We are especially proud when our studio tales inspire a budding new artist to stretch her wings and fly.  We have also taken great pleasure in sharing some of our favorite finds in Austin and Berkeley, and hope you will be able to enjoy some of our local discoveries.  If you know of others we should try, tell us.  We’ll try to visit, especially if it involves the tasting of food!


This year brought the launch of our new site, Cathy Heck Nursery Art, from which anyone can help to create baby’s first artwork. The site is interactive.  It is so much fun to spell a baby’s new name with a group of canvases, choosing from cute characters and coordinating patterns, The canvases are archival giclée prints which we print right here in our Austin studio.  And, recently, we added the opportunity to order all of the designs printed on archival fine art paper, framed or unframed.  Go see!


Another fun milestone for this year was the creation of a beautiful new baby book collection for C.R. Gibson.  It is called Noah’s Ark Welcome Home, and it really does feel like a big warm welcome-home hug.  The products will be hitting the stores this month.  You will see much more about this adorable collection soon, but here is a sneak peek.


So, happy new blogosphere year to all of our new (and old) friends and please keep in touch.  We love to hear about the projects that you are creating using Cathy Heck products.  Send us your stories and pictures.
And don’t forget to comment at the end of this post so that you can win your Cathy Heck Studio Blog Birthday present.  See a photo below before we tie a birthday bow around it.


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