retro-fabulous

June 29, 2009

Our new house that is!

newhouse

Master bath detail

Just a fair warning…I may get wrapped up in life’s fun adventures, and neglect the world of technology for a spell.  In fact, I’ve been pondering the idea of turning off the computer for an entire week.  (though I’m  not quite ready to pull the plug just yet.)  As for “adventures,”  there are plenty.  I just haven’t the time for details at the moment…but soon, I’ll get you all up to  speed.

As for this past week…completely inspiring!  I’ve been working with some incredible artists in the area, and not only do I find their creative spirits refreshing, there is some reassurance in hearing their stories.  Turns out, I’m not half as crazy as I thought I was…or maybe we’re all nuts?

Have a lovely weekend!

in the works…

tybeehousesketch

rough pencil sketch ©2009 Heather L.  Young

painting daisies (again)

June 18, 2009

daisymadness

©2009 Heather L. Young

inspiration…

June 15, 2009

Went home to Amelia Island this weekend.  Dad gave us the 4×4 tour of some areas I had never seen.  A real treat…and it keeps with the theme I’ve been cooking up in my head.  Now if I can just squeeze in a moment to paint for me.

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This view of Fort Clinch reminds me of fairy tales.  I love the tree and the color of the sky, divine.

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The southern most tip of the island is filled with dunes, and curvy swirvy dead trees, that no doubt will become driftwood one day.  It’s a peaceful place.

vaydaflorida

Even the Vayda-monster took a moment to relax.  Good times.

day 4 mural detail

June 11, 2009

The map is starting to take shape.

anneday3detail

Since we’re going for an aged map, it makes sense to allow for some dry brush, and imperfections.  I rather enjoy painting text like this.

anneday3full

Still a ways to go, but thank goodness…no faux wood.

All artwork ©2009 Heather L.  Young

food for the soul…

June 10, 2009

after many months of planning, I finally get some paint on the walls at ye old Pirate’s House.  Bliss!

bonnyroombefore

Before

bonnyroomday2

After

We’ve got a long way to go, but so far so good.

All artwork ©2009 Heather L. Young

goodies.

June 5, 2009

Yesterday, I paid visits to some galleries who had been  slightly neglected by me the past few months.  All of them had sold out of Fountain notes, and various prints, but one in particular, had a few gems I had long since forgotten about.  FOODIE PRINTS!  Since I had sold out of some of the favorites via etsy, I decided to bring these babies back home and list them in the shop.  It’s been a while since I’ve seen Fresh Asparagus or Carrot around, even a Lemon Tree print!  So if you’re interested, better get them quick…as Nick and I will have a new kitchen to decorate soon, and I’m tempted to keep them for my own selfish purposes.

customerappreciation

still tweaking…

June 4, 2009

but a long way from here.

liveoakriverworking

Acrylic & Oil Wash on Illustration Board

8″x12″

©2009 Heather L. Young

a worthwhile cause

June 2, 2009

A few weeks back I was contacted by Ashley of The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy. I had never heard of Ferst, but it’s an organization well worth supporting.  The Ferst Foundation strives to provide children with one book every month from pre-school until age 5.  It’s an especially important project in our community when you figure only 28% of Georgia 4th graders read at or above proficiency, and Georgia has the nations third highest high school drop out rate.  Shocking right?  Anyhoo…Ashley will be hosting an online auction this fall to benefit this wonderful project and I hope you all will take a moment to check out her new blog. She has some fabulous items up for auction, including a custom pet portrait by none other than yours truly.  I hope all you blog lovin’ artsy folk will spread the word!  Best ~ h