1 Year Blog Anniversary Give-a-way!!!

July 13, 2008

Can you believe it? I’ve been pluggin’ away at this whole blog world now for a good 365 days. I never dreamed when I started this little adventure, that people would actually find interest in the life of a quirky southern artist…let alone that it would introduce me to so many wonderful friends, artists, colleagues, interesting folks, and more. Within one month of starting this little blog, traffic had more than doubled to my website, and has yet to drop since!

I am incredibly grateful to all of you who have subscribed to this blog, shared your comments and well-wishes with me, posted links, and spread the word! It’s been an incredible journey, and the only way I see fit to thank you all…is to have a Blog-A-Versary Give-A-Way!!! I picked the following Foodie Print for two reasons:

1. I’m drinking it for breakfast…(much like Lee Lee used to do)

2. Lee Lee’s Sweet Tea was one of the original Southern Girl’s Cookbook illustrations, that landed me the gig with the fabulous Skirt! Magazine, and sparked my interest in Food Illustration. So there you have it…

Lee Lee’s Sweet Ice Tea, ©2008 Heather L. Young

For more detailed images of this hand-embellished canvas print, please visit my shop…click!

How To Enter:

All you have to do to win is leave me a comment on this post. Each comment will then be assigned a number and randomly selected via this little website. Fair is fair! You’ve got until next Sunday (the 20th) to post your comment…so what are you waiting for? Jump to it!


p.s. H-A-P-P-Y B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y PEGGY! Hope you have a super-fabulous day! We’re looking forward to seeing you next week 🙂

34 Responses to “1 Year Blog Anniversary Give-a-way!!!”

  1. Robin Lynne Says:

    Me first!

    I love a good sweet tea. Matter of factly, we’re having some with dinner tonight. (And by we, I mean me. Joe’s a water-drinker.)

    You won’t mind if I link to your giveaway post from my blog will ya?

  2. yay! thanks Robin…by all means, spread the word! oh and thanks for making note of random.org on your site 🙂

    ps…did you check do the farmer’s market yesterday?

  3. smcmartin Says:

    Had to enter the giveaway! I love that print. In fact I love all foodie prints! 😉

  4. rebekahusry Says:

    Congrats on your Blog-A-Versary dahling! I do believe mine is rapidly approaching as well. You need to help me come up with some fabulous idea. Love you!

  5. thanks gals! oh and bekah, I will definitely come up with something clever….let me get the wheels turnin’!

  6. Congrats on you blog-a-versary!! Nice word too.

    I like sweet tea, … and I can prove it.


    – David

  7. Aunt Jess Says:

    Love your names …. Blog-A-Versary….Friend-A-Versary….I need to get me a “versary” of some sort…hmmmmm…..

  8. Pam Says:

    Happy Blog Anniversary..

  9. thanks for reading everyone!

    David that’s hysterical!…we need to link these on your website!

  10. Happy blogoversary!

  11. Jennifer Says:

    Congratulations!!! I love your work- and your new do is fabulous!!!



  12. Thanks Teena and Jennifer!

    Jennifer…love your shop by the way…and what a cute name! hugs~

  13. Vickie Beyer Says:

    You have no idea how much I love this print! I just used it in a Treasury and was making sure I had favorited you and then thought I’d check out your blog! So here I am. What good fortune!

  14. Johnnie Says:

    Congrats on hanging in there for a year…love your blog
    and I enjoyed visiting your shop. Savannah must be a great place to live…don’t get to visit it as often as I like. The print is beautiful and I would be proud to own it.

    Johnnie… shop located at jonwen45.etsy.com

  15. Thanks so much everybody!

    Vickie, I’m eternally grateful! and what a beautiful treasury 🙂 This is my favorite from your shop:


    it would have also looked grand in your treasury!

    Thanks for stopping by Johnnie! Fun shop 🙂

  16. oh and Summer, it’s good to see you again! The Creative Coast rawks!

  17. Melody Martin Says:

    Just saw your dad and Lee Anne…. he shared this with me! Saw your pen and inks recently too! We think it’s awesome you’re doing well… you know we’ve ALWAYS LOVED your work! Would love the iced tea!

  18. Melody! So great to hear from you! Please send my best to your whole family…maybe we’ll cross paths in Savannah sometime soon 🙂

  19. Skirt! misses you lots, Heather! When we gonna see a cover?

  20. katie Says:

    as a southern girl and tea afficianado, would love to win it!

  21. Amy Says:

    Heather –

    Love your stuff. Will be in Savannah this weekend…where’s your shop? I love sweet tea…love the print! Amy

  22. Jessica! So glad you stopped by! I’ve got some portraiture in the works that might make for a fun cover…I’ll be posting to the blog as soon as the paint dries 🙂 hugs~

    Katie – thanks for stopping by!

    Amy – I work out of my home studio, but you can find my works at Eclectibles on Broughton Street, Shop SCAD, The Tea Room on Broughton and Dimesions Gallery on MLK…oh and Gallery by the Sea at Tybee! Or available by purchase online…

    p.s I’d invite you to my home studio, but I’ll be out of town this weekend 😦

    Thanks so much everybody for showing my work some love!

  23. jennifer bowen Says:

    Thanks for including me Heather – I love the painting and I would like the special recipe.

    Can’t wait to see Caty and Mary!

  24. Cousing Rachel Says:

    Oh Heather! So glad to see this.. you’ve become such a success! Love you!

  25. Cousin Stephani Says:

    Heather this is my favorite of all the Foodie prints! Sign me up!!

  26. Jennifer – I’ll be sure to email you the special recipe…thanks for putting your name it!

    Rach and Steph…thanks soooo much for stopping by! Love you girls…come see me this summer!

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  28. Paul Mazo Says:


    I remember when you were that little kid coming to my office with your mother, sitting in the Home Theater Demo Room and drawing. You’ve come a long way, baby!

    I’m so proud of you and your accomplishments! Way to go…now I have to find a place in my house for you to come over and draw again!

  29. Thanks so much Paul! Great to hear from you, and yes, I remember the “good old days” too…I remember the entire bathroom at your old place had sharpie marker scribbled in random patterns…it was so fascinating! hope to see you soon…hugs~

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  31. Susan Brun Says:

    HI Heather,

    Congratulations on your one year! I’ll drink an iced tea to that…

  32. Thanks so much Susan! Hope you and the fam are doing well! I still miss Cabrini!

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