CatchingSummer

Anastasia Kierst & Eternal Summers Press

Dallas, Texas · 225 Sales

CatchingSummer

Anastasia Kierst & Eternal Summers Press

Dallas, Texas 225 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   NEW: Custom parody pet portraits, GIANT yarn, and Imagination Vacation Great Smoky Mountains Children's Book
We refund shipping overages. Sometimes when you buy multiple items on Etsy the actual cost of shipping is less than the calculated cost. When this happens we'll be sure to refund the difference!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 7, 2017

NEW: Custom parody pet portraits, GIANT yarn, and Imagination Vacation Great Smoky Mountains Children's Book
We refund shipping overages. Sometimes when you buy multiple items on Etsy the actual cost of shipping is less than the calculated cost. When this happens we'll be sure to refund the difference!

Anastasia K

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Anastasia K

Custom Order Purse Hooks for Cassandra
$63.00
Custom House Portrait
$100.00
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Updates

Check out our festival appearances this summer! We'll be seeing up at events all along Colorado's Front Range.

About

I often answered with, "Indiana Jones," when asked asked what I wanted to be when I grew up.

My family is very adventurous and our family vacations could be classified as expeditions. One weekend we might search for Anasazi cliff dwellings in southern Utah and a few weeks later we were off to Wyoming to hunt fossil fish on a windy cliff face. We traveled as much as we possibly could and by the time I was 10, I'd fallen in a medieval storm drain in Germany, explored backcountry geyser basins in Yellowstone and tagged along on a stegosaurus dig with the state paleontologist. My mom is an artist and my dad a geologist. Both the science and art rubbed off on me. I loved learning and reading but school never seemed to be the best place to learn when there was an entire world out there waiting...

Small wonder then that I ended up teaching! In the beginning I tried to encourage my students to learn about the wonders of the world around them. I taught elementary art and felt it was a great way to explore science. So many times, I would share a concept or experience and hear, "Miss, I saw that on TV!" I quickly realized that I'd been extremely fortunate to have parents that turned vacations into learning adventures. The lessons I learned on family vacations were vibrant and real and they stuck, as did a love of learning.

In 2009, I illustrated Hummingbird Heaven for a family friend and on finishing, thought, "Wow, that was a lot of work - next time I better be the author too!" Imagination Vacation Yellowstone quickly followed. When I gave a copy to the school librarian she told me I wouldn't be teaching much longer, that I had other things to do. I laughed, but eventually she was right. She also told me that I had better open an Etsy shop.

After 7 years teaching in Dallas I decided it was time to move on. With the support of my awesome husband and co-adventurer, Jeff, I turned in my notice. I started my own publishing business, Eternal Summers Press LLC and set up shop in a spare room with a nice view of the bird feeder. My two grey feline coworkers stop in from time to time. I now have five titles with other illustrated products on the way.

But summers, as always, are for adventure.

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  • Anastasia K

    Owner

    I'm a Wyoming Native and spent most of my childhood and college years in the Rocky Mountains. I soak up inspiration while traveling. In addition to writing and illustrating, I have worked as a graphic designer and a children’s art teacher.

Production partners

  • Book Printer

    Shenzhen, China

    I've verified that my printer meets Etsy's Ethical Expectations through emails and Skype calls with my contact, Karen Xiao and also through online reviews and the caliber of their other clients. Together we create beautiful books for kids!

  • Playing Card Printer

    Shenzhen, China

    I've verified that this printer meets Etsy's Ethical Expectations through emails and Skype calls with my contact, Aimme and also through online reviews and the caliber of their other clients. They do a great job printing my cards as well!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 7, 2017
Welcome to Catching Summer! Specializing in children's books and games that captivate and educate!
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All items listed by Catching Summer on this site are copyrighted by Anastasia Kierst and/or licensors.

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We refund shipping overages. Sometimes when you buy multiple items on Etsy the actual cost of shipping is less than the calculated cost. When this happens we'll be sure to refund the difference! Orders ship standard USPS rate unless you choose otherwise.
Refunds and Exchanges
Catching Summer has a no returns policy on custom items and international orders. If your purchase is lost or arrives damaged or missing items, please contact me within a week. Most shipments are insured, but please allow us to file a claim if needed. Filing a claim yourself may result in complications.