I’m very excited to be documenting the city again.  At least 3 new Squares will be added to the collection…(thanks to Kristin for the inspiration)…your first peek…

Orleans Square Savannah Pencil Sketch by Heather L Young

Orleans Square – work in progress

copyright 2010 Heather L. Young

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Avery Complete!

August 4, 2010

Special thanks to Lindsay for such an awesome project!  It’s not too often that I get asked to paint “people portraits” in my Acrylic & Oil Wash technique…so this was a real treat.  You may have seen the work in progress here.

Portrait of Avery by Heather L. Young FLYoung Studio

Avery with Popsicle

Acrylic & Oil Wash on Patterned Paper

11″x14″

©2010 Heather L. Young

P.S. want a people portrait?  I’d be happy to whip one up for ya…just email heather@flyoungstudio.com

Summer Happenings

August 3, 2010

In addition to my bloggy vaca, Nick and I took a “real” vacation this summer.  8 days in Disney World to celebrate his folks’ 30th wedding anniversary.  We stayed at the fabulous Polynesian Resort

Disney's Polynesian Resort Sunset

…which doubles as the after hours watering hole for about 60 ducks…

Disney Ducks swimming at Polynesian Resort Pool

We spent time in nearly all the parks, but some highlights included…

Walt Disney's Desk Disney World Office

…a peek a Walt’s office.  His quote, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible,” stayed with me the entire trip.

Disney Epcot Spaceship Earth at Night

Epcot (my first trip there)…can I just say A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Disney Epcot Fireworks Show

If you ever get the chance to see the fireworks display at Epcot, I highly recommend.

Of all the countries, Nick and I took a particular interest in Japan…I brought home birds (lots of them)

Disney Dishes from Epcot Japan Birds and Owls

Tiny little dishes that I’ve decided to use as ring holders and a great owl for which I have no immediate purpose, just had to have…

Owl Jar from Japan Epcot Disney World

Nick also brought home a bit of Japan, though his souvenir requires great love, patience and dedication…

Disney World Epcot Souvenir Bonzai Tree

I prefer mine to just sit and look pretty.

Anyhoo…it was a pure joy to escape for a while, and as hectic as that place can be, it’s awfully inspiring if you can separate yourself for a spell and take in all the little details that Walt so carefully planned.

and the winner is….

August 1, 2010

Drum-roll please……..

Alyce!

I have to thank you all for your kind words and participation.  Inspiration comes in swells and you people keep me going.

Oh! and in case you’re wondering how I generated a random winner…I assigned each of you a number based on the order in which you commented and then went to Randomizer.org. They generated number 2 or Alyce .

Blogiversary Winner Announced

Hope you are all having a lovely summer!