February 27, 2009

I am one lucky bride-to-be!  Mom and I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Jade McCully yesterday.  I won’t lie, I have been drooling over her wedding photography for months now.  Aside from being a fellow SCAD grad, she has a modern and creative take on wedding photos…an “artist’s artist” if you will…She is a true gem and the kind of person I would allow total creative freedom to without so much as a drop of worry.  She feels like an old friend, and I’m sure her personality will make my introverted groom a little more comfortable on one of the most nerve-wracking days of his life.  Anyhoo…here’s a sampling of her work…but do check out her website,




All images © copyright Jade McCully Photography and may not be reproduced without permission from the artist.

Thank you Jade for a swell lunch and all the resources…I soooooo cannot wait to work with you!  (oh and thank you too Mom !-)

busy busy!

February 26, 2009

Run run run!  Some days months just fly by like whirlwinds.  Is it really already almost the end of February? Three pet portraits in the works, 1/2 a pen and ink, and this painting just waiting for some finishing touches.   Mama-bear made an unexpected trip to Savannah yesterday, so might as well throw some wedding planning into the mix while we’re at it.   Oh and I’ve been packaging up Fountain Notes for the lovely ShopSCAD.


If you’re local to Savannah, and have yet to visit ShopSCAD, you’re really missing out!

Well, off to the races!  Have a lovely day, and thanks for stopping by!

I’m no therapist but…

February 25, 2009

What do you do when your best friend is going through a rough spell and you live 5 states away?  Make her a bully doll…that’s what.    I guess you could liken it to one of these…although this one is stuffed with beans (hey it’s the best I could do at 11pm last night)…I fully expect her to document the demise of this doll, whether she beats it with a stick, throws rocks at it, or rips his eyes off.  (Trust me…he deserves it)


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So off to the post office I go!  Oh and I’ve got a foodie print going all the way to Arizona!  Yay!  Be sure to get yours before they’re all gone!

this and that…

February 23, 2009

Had a lovely weekend to paint.  2 furry babies in the works…


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Oh and Miss Maggie over at BopBopDesigns gave me a little nod on her blog. Thanks Maggie for spreading the word about my work!

Happy Monday all!

oh what a surprise…

February 21, 2009

So as many of you are aware, I have a line of Savannah greeting cards, sold throughout the little galleries in our area, and of course over in TheInkLab. Each box of notes is carefully sorted and packaged by hand, right down to the little black satin bow.  I’m meticulous about this process, and often recount envelopes and cards just to make sure I didn’t miss one…we’ll boy did I get a surprise yesterday!  See the following email:


I just found a message in a box of your Savannah notecards that I purchased at the SCAD store last fall and thought it might have been meant for you.  One of the cards was written on, “Hi Sweetie, here is a check.  Your idea of the “desk” was perfect.  Have a great week.  Much love, hugs & kisses, Gran.”  The message indicates that a check was enclosed but there was none.  Anyway, I was just wondering as I have never bought a box of notecards before that had a “used” note in it!!  (I’ve enjoyed sending these cards and even purchased a box for my sister who has a daughter enrolled at SCAD.)



PS  I have the card if you would like it!

Ha!  I almost fell out of my chair when I read that email.  How this note (and I do believe it was from my Gran to me) found its way into a new package of cards is beyond me.  Those of you who have visited the studio, know how organized I keep the inventory.  Alas, it makes for a great story, and many thanks to Lori for her good humor about the situation.

Happy Saturday everyone!


February 20, 2009

in paperwork that is…icky icky poo!  I spent yesterday slaving over my tax organizer, throwing papers around the studio, and making one royal mess…


Thankfully Cima was so kind as to serve me vodka and take me out for a most wonderful meal at Alligator Soul…(ps…for all you Savannah Foodies…Cima has keeps the best dining blog and dining reviews in Savannah…check her out!)

In other news…my  new shop has seen some love on the treasury circuit.  I’m always honored to see someone has chosen my work to be surrounded by so many other fabulous items.


To find out more about these items…CLICK!

Oh and special thanks to GarageInc for including Miss Caty in your lovely spring themed treasury.


Find out more about these little gems…CLICK!

Whew!  I’m off to drop of the tax organizer…and to celebrate my freedom from receipts and mathematics, I’ll be painting up a storm this weekend.  Three pet portraits and then some…so if you should call, and I neglect to answer…know that I am in a state of pure bliss, and mean no offense.

***Sale Sale Sale***

February 17, 2009

Spruce up your kitchen with some funky Foodie Prints!  Save $20 off the usual price, AND help keep an artist from getting a “real job” during these tough economic times!  It’s a win win situation! Oh and these are the last EVER to be produced on canvas, so get your greedy little hands on this limited edition…quick quick…Clickity Click Click!


right on target…

February 16, 2009

Maybe I’m speaking too soon…but sometimes things seem to align just right.  I’ve only got two coats of oil wash, but already the color is just as I had planned.


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In other news, talented artista and web promo maven,  Robin Lynne, has got me all wrapped up in a new site.  Made By Hand. BY ME, is a free place to promote your wares and network with other artists.  The site even offers a “spotlight” feature similar to etsy’s treasury concept, except that I don’t have to do math for three hours to find out when one will become available.  It’s a fresh site on the scene, with real potential to grow.  If you’re looking to reach a broader market and like free promo, CHECK IT OUT!

P.S.  here’s my profile…CLICK!


February 14, 2009

A Happy St. Valentine’s Day to you all!  This year I didn’t have time to illustrate a “Vayda-tine” but I did manage whip out the old x-acto and some scrap paper. Please take no offense, should you not receive one…I only made 3…maybe next year I’ll get back on the band-wagon…


I’ve been on a real peacock kick lately…thinking maybe it would make a good motif for our wedding…hmmm

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some progress…

February 13, 2009


…and a some decisions…

all artwork ©2009 Heather L. Young