For his birthday…

September 30, 2008

He wanted cake.  Homemade cake.  A challenge he presented to me with little faith, I tell you!  Now, I’m not one to turn a blind eye to my abilities (or lack there of)…but a decision had to be made.  Do I step up to the plate and overlook my poor track record in the kitchen?  Take a risk and hope that it is edible?  Or call for backup?

Skip on over to my FLICKR page to find out!

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One of my first murals…no big surprise that it’s in my brother’s room back home.

Something about his face needs a little reworking…if I had my way, I would revamp it with something totally mischievous while he’s living it up in Costa Rican paradise…but alas, Dad won’t let me.

Oh and for all you friends and family wondering how baby brosef is faring down in Costa…he’s currently surfing one of the longest breaks in the world in Pavones…nearly 3/4 of a mile long on a good day.

(please note it is not Alan surfing in this video…just a random youtube find to give you an idea of the place he’s currently at)

waiting…

September 28, 2008

some days are filled with it.  Thankfully, this day, I had my trusty sketchbook.

You know I’m bored when I resort to drawing the negative space of fake foliage.

She too, felt my pain.

crafty fall fun

September 27, 2008

Off to the lake for some crafty time with my three favorite apprentices, and the rest of the battalions’ kids.  Some days I really miss being in the classroom with 20 little rug rats running around.  Events like this remind me of those fun-filled days…(and just how much I really do love my dog)

These Boots, part II

September 26, 2008

Just laid the last oil wash on these boots…(“last,” provided I’m careful and don’t erase more than I should)…still haven’t decided which version works best…maybe I’ll let you all decide when the final product is ready…

check out my ratty wash brush…it came in a package of three from the dollar store, and has been doing the trick for at least 3 years.  Brush Diva, I am not.

pondering…

September 24, 2008

my 08 Christmas card.  Of course, Ms. Vayda will be front and center…(click here to see last year’s…)  any ideas?  I’m not opposed to the block print style of of the Vayda Valentine either.

quick sketch:  Vayda looking out her studio window, ©2008 Heather L. Young

some days…

September 23, 2008

I am sooooo indecisive!

Solution = paint two