Happy Birthday Lee Anne!

March 5, 2009

What a co-ink-y-dink!  I have spent weeks working on this portrait, to wake up and realize that today, March 5th, it is complete.  Perfect timing, as today is Lee Anne (my little mermaid’s) birthday.  There’s a story here, and for those of you lucky enough to know Lee Anne, you know where it begins.  Lee Anne, my step-mother, has been living with Huntington’s Disease for the past 10 years.  Never heard of Huntington’s Disease?   CLICK HERE.

Lee Anne is such an inspiration to all who meet her.  She fights her battle with an outpouring of love, an endless supply of hope, and a smile so infectious it can light up a room…( it’s hard to miss her trademark ruby red lipstick!)  I can’t think of any better way to wish her a happy birthday, than to unveil her portrait, and to offer it up as a charitable print.  (That is, of course, if you approve Lee)  You can purchase your print by visiting my HeatherLYoung Etsy Shop and know that the proceeds will help find a cure for this debilitating disease.  Spread the word!

mermaidprint

“Riding the Storm Out” ©2009 Heather L. Young

Original measures 20″x8.5″

Acrylic & Oil Wash on Illustration Board

4 Responses to “Happy Birthday Lee Anne!”

  1. mom Says:

    very nice sweetheart and happy birthday to lee anne!

  2. Pam Says:

    Happy Birthday Lee Anne.

    Have a wonderful day..

  3. Robin Lynne Says:

    The painting is beautiful, you giving to charity is beautiful and Lee Anne sounds beautiful too!

    Wonderful job all around 🙂 (The red lips are my favorite!)

  4. dad Says:

    Heather, your gift for the research of Huntington’s is wonderful. Lee Anne is so happy with your work. I am too!

    Love

    Dad


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