I’m really excited to bring these to life.  A variation of this print, I love that they are going for a tea length invitation.  I’m also super stoked to be doing custom wedding invites for not one but two brides right now!  Gives me a chance to relive all the fun I had planning and designing our own special day…(without a fraction of the stress!)    I can print with archival inks on a variety of luxurious papers, and I thrive on custom work…So keep em’ coming people!

Lafayette Square Savannah Custom Wedding Invitation Design

©2010 Heather L. Young

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…Nick’s much better at this than I.

We’ve got “the crud,”  and I won’t lie, I am probably the world’s worst sick person.  It started with Nick (yeah, it’s all your fault) and for three days I avoided him like he had the plague.  I sanitized and re-sanitized, washed my hands an estimated 321 times, and practically chased him around the house with the lysol can…and then the inevitable happened…I caught it.  Contrary to my non-nurturing ways, Nick has always stepped up to the plate when I’m under-the-weather.  Day 1 of sickness, I was presented with a glorious bowl of fresh fruit, delicately displayed in our large wooden salad bowl (he knows the importance of  table dressing ).   I have also been supplied with fresh meds, clean sheets, and the very best thing to cure “the crud”…Won Ton Soup, fresh from our pals at Bamboo Garden.  Trust me, the stuff works wonders.

All in all, I’m a pretty rotten caregiver, and a very lucky sick person.  Thanks for putting up with me Nick!  For all you readers out there, I promise to post again once this evil bug has passed, until then I’ll spare you the self-pity.

Bethesda revisited…

April 23, 2010

I’m really enjoying pulling this one together…such a sweet couple I’m working for, and what an enchanting place to get hitched!

First in Black & White

Then tinted with watercolor.

The Chapel at Bethesda

©2010 Heather L. Young

Proof…

April 20, 2010

…I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life in the 10th grade.

note to self - goals

From the back of an old sketchbook…long-lost and forgotten at Granny J’s house.  Judging my the wonky “Y” in my last name, I had yet to nail down my signature.

Some of you may know this as the place where she got married.  From what I hear, the popularity of this locale since, has soared…(rumor has it, only 2 weekends left in 2010 for a wedding)  Is it any surprise that this sketch is the foundation for some custom wedding invitations?

The Chapel at Bethesda – very rough pencil sketch ©2010 Heather L. Young

I should say “grand re-opening.”  New ownership has taken over, and lots of exciting things are  in the works for this little gallery at 206 E. Bay St.  New owner, Michele Snell, and manager, Luc Ebner, will play host to temporary exhibits, performance art shows, and even participate in an exchange with European Galleries.  They’ve also opened upstairs, giving this location a little more room to play with.  If you’ve got some time this weekend, you should stop by their grand opening, Friday from 5-8pm or Sunday from 3-7pm.

Medusa & Me

April 12, 2010

I have officially moved out of Granny’s…(some 10 years later)…it was quite the treasure hunt to find works from the early days.  The following painting is the first painting from my very first oil painting class…also, the first canvas I ever constructed and stretched…(that’s a lot of  “firsts”)

The assignment:  Paint a self-portrait with something “on your head”.  Never one to rock a hat, I went for this

Medusa Oil Painting Self Portrait

Medusa & Mea self-portrait (though people suggest it looks more like my mother)

3’x4′

Oil on Canvas

Now just tell me where in the world am I  supposed to put a large-scale self-portrait of myself with snakes all over me?! (you all know I hate snakes)  What was that teacher thinking with this assignment?  He hasn’t said so, but I think Nick’s scared of it.  So if anyone needs a rather large conversation piece, feel free to make an offer!