green abstraction

August 16, 2008

The whole Green series has left me obsessed with the idea of abstraction.  While the the original Foodie Prints focus on color…the Green series has me studying the lines, textures, and shapes of the food more intricately.

Brussel Sprout Veins, ©2008 Heather L. Young

well…here’s your fix for the day…

Cabbage Baby, ©2008 Heather L. Young

Look familiar?  Here’s a look at it’s more sketchy days.

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Disclaimer: The next 5 – 6 days are going to be a bit hectic…so I’m going to blog a bit in advance.  Feel free to comment away…just know that I’ll respond once the dust settles and I get my ducks back in a row.  Thanks for reading!

I’ve had requests for sometime for prints of the Women & Bird series….and I’m proud to say, they’re finally here!  Each print is hand-embellished and signed with love by yours truly!  The paintings were inspired by some fabulous literature, and a quote from each book is featured on the back of the prints.  They are 9×12 inches, printed with archival inks, and ready to hang!  They look great on my mantle, but I’ll be they look better on yours!…So what are you waiting for?  Go shop!

©2008 Heather L. Young

“…I felt a flutter like a bird’s wing beneath my heart.  I was thunderstruck at my love for the life I carried.” —The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant

Vayda’s Treasure

August 12, 2008

As some of you know, I’m currently preparing sell my 2001 Dodge Durango…Nick and I detailed the inside this weekend…during which time we discovered Vayda’s secret stash of rations…

(this is not a happy face)

You see, those girls at FCB love her so much, that every time we go through the drive through, she is presented with one or two fine treats…sometimes she eats them…most times she hides them.  If you know Ms. Vayda at all, you know she is very systematic about where her treats belong.  Click here for a quick reminder.

Needless to say, she wasn’t too thrilled we unearthed her hidden treasures.  She immediately started to take care of business.

The sole green treat was removed and hidden off by itself for safe keeping…the rest, she casually placed near her other most coveted her treasure…her toy box.

She has not consumed too many of these treats, and frankly, I think she would trade the whole lot to be the FCB mascot.  (or to get out of going to the vet today)

Had an all around great weekend…on Saturday, I finally had a chance to check out the Starland Farmer’s Market, and meet Robin Lynne, who happened to have a nice selection of work there.  I purchased my first ever ACEO’s from her, and I love them love them love them!  I can’t wait to get them matted and framed…

I also had a few minutes to work on the Pirate’s House mural…

©2008 Heather L.  Young

Lastly, I woke up this morning to an etsy convo from Ms. Milemarker herself…she noticed that someone else used Lee Lee’s Sweet Tea in a Treasury, and was so kind as to make me aware of it…so far as I know, this is only my second treasury on etsy…be sure to check it out!

and now it’s time to get the heck out of here, and go paint!  Hope you all have a lovely Monday, and thanks for reading 🙂

and so is she…

August 10, 2008

dry…and overlooked by history…

She Held the Key to the Land, a Portrait of Mary Musgrove, ©2008 Heather L. Young

Learn more about her here…click!

she’s finally dry…

August 9, 2008

Caty Greene that is…

Portrait of Caty Greene, ©2008 Heather L. Young

She’s worth reading about..(click!)…especially for all you Savannah folk.

Took me a little longer to pull this one together…it’s hard to put a face to someone who was so overlooked by history…I hope I did her justice.

so many things…

August 8, 2008

happening in the studio right now!  For starters, did you happen to notice the new flikr box on the right?  Well, thanks to a little inspiration from this chickie, I finally got it up and running…I hope to post more shortly, so be sure to check it out once in a while…

In other news, the Pirate’s House mural is coming right along…I think I’ll boycott painting faux wood for a while after this…but now that the bulk of that is taken care of, I can start on the fun things…like pirates and parrots…here’s the latest photo…

©2008 Heather L. Young

On a final note, I have to thank Nick for being so helpful as of late.  When I’m heavily in the mix of creative ventures, I tend to be a little neglectful of things around the house…Nick’s made me dinner the past two nights and cleaned the house so we can have Bek and J over tonight…but best of all…he took it up himself to supply me with a my new best friend…check this out…

this little gem makes toting all my mural supplies that much easier…it also comes loaded with a lazy susan…and comes apart for easy lifting…

the only problem is that “Stanley” on the front…I think it should say “Heather”…not that Stanley is a bad name…it’s just not my name…so in due time, that will be remedied…

ps…for all you crafty lovin’ Savannah folk…be sure to check out tomorrow’s Farmer’s MarketRobin Lynne will have a table there, and you won’t want to miss it!

hugs~

Had my Thursday morning art lesson with a few extra apprentices today.  Joining the girls, were Raymond (an almost eighth grader) and Willy…(who will be entering 6th grade this year.)  Ray and Willy taught me how to distress paper like old documents…see Ray’s notes below…

(click to enlarge)

The possibilities for which this trick could be implemented are endless…and clearly it is of interest to the “cool kids” so, we’ll file it away for safe keeping.  (boys if you’re reading this, it was a true pleasure meeting you, have a wonderful trip)

In other news, things are a bit hectic as of late…aside from weekends away, here’s the line up:

1.  Finish Pirate’s House Mural (note that it is barely started)

2.  Sell old car, buy new one…peachy I tell you!

3.  A few stray pen & inks

4.  Finish building David’s website…(golly gee)

5.  Scan / Prep / Order new prints for Etsy store...(this list is getting long…)

6. Scan Caty and Mary portraits…(been waiting for paint to dry for days)

7.  And open a new Etsy store…

…you get the idea….

Well, off to the races!  Happy Thursday!

There’s nothing quite like fresh paint. There’s just something energizing about putting the first drops of paint on a wall…especially after months of planning…Yesterday at the Pirate’s House was no different. It was my first real “paint day” and it was great to get a feel for the location, the friendly people, and the atmosphere in general. Funny how the start of every mural goes something like “this is the best canvas I have ever worked on”…I’m still pinching myself…

©2008 Heather L. Young, Captain Flint’s Hall, The Pirates House