May 31, 2009

After working in the yard all day, Nick decided to have a small daytime fire to burn off a few twigs.  There’s something very soothing about a fire, even a daytime fire.  Vayda does not agree.


She glared at us from the corner of the yard.


She made mean faces…


Speaking of faces, does anyone else see this?

That’s right!  I’m going back to the Pirate’s House for another 23 feet of wall space!  This project really could not have come at a better time.  Life has become so terribly hectic as of late…it will be such a reprieve to pour my soul into a big project, turn the ipod on and the cell phone off, and ignore the madness in the world around me…(much of which, I admit, I created)…Here’s the very first preliminary sketch…I’m already well into revisions…


©2009 Heather L. Young

it’s Coco-Pants!

May 26, 2009

aka mystery pup… Happy Birthday, Ellie!  Hope you love him (yes, Coco-pants is a boy)


©2009 Heather L.  Young, Acrylic & Oil Wash on illustration board

This photo really does him no justice.  I was in such a hurry to get him shipped off to Chicagoland, that I forgot to scan the little man.  Want one?  Get yours for my “friends and family” rate…see here.

new works…

May 25, 2009

are coming soon.  This may or may not make the line up.


Quite a rough sketch at this stage.

still raining…

May 23, 2009

…and  here  I was hoping to show you a photo of the lovely garden we’ve Nick’s been working on.   A good list will have to suffice.

1. Red Bell Pepper

2. Green Bell Pepper

3. Banana Pepper

4. Avocado (this may take years to produce)

5. Mexican Oregano

6. Basil

So far that’s it…but I’ve put in an inquiry for Large and Cherry tomatoes.  Why  not?

but the rains have come.  again.


©2009 Heather L.  Young

P.S. I’ve got my $200 ink sale going on!  It won’t last long…so commission yours today!

too much texture for the mystery pup, so I’ve started anew.


it happens.