Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2010

No pumpkin carving contest this year.  Sad.

chicago in october

The trade off:   a fabulous trip to Chicago during the most beautiful time of year, fall.  I have a new species of tree I’ve been hunting, and they grow like mad there.  Any guesses?

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I could probably draw a hundred of their oaks, but I’m sure a series of 3 or 4 is a good start…

Ford Plantation Club House

According to Mr. Waters, a Spanish Conquistador is buried in this tree…

Curvy Live Oak Ford Plantation

He also suggested a hurricane from 1896 may have blown it over, along with another tree in the opposite direction.

Huricane Live Oak Ford Plantation

Gives me flashbacks (Halloween’s on the brain) to The Tree of the Dead from Sleepy Hollow.

The following I’ll refer to as Triplet Oak, three trunks all seemingly from the same root system.  Oddities I’ve only found here.

Triplet Live Oak Ford Plantation

Gateway Oak Ford Plantation

I can’t wait to start sketching!  Special thanks to Mr. Waters for a moment of his time, Kerri and Erika for getting me through the gates, and Tom at the front gate for mapping out his favorites.  Enchanting.

 

It’s a little late for our anniversary, but I’m pretty sure illustration board counts.

ocean view from our balcony in jamaica

View from our balcony including “funny tree” – Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Acrylic and Oil Wash on Strathmore’s finest

It will eventually find its place on the wall next to the tree we got married under…

Savannah Yacht Club oak painting by heather l young

Savannah Yacht Club

and a print of my most favorite painting of all time.  Terribly sappy, I know…

all artwork ©2010 HLY

Custom Art for Christmas

October 18, 2010

If you’ve been pondering that portrait of Fido or a sketch of your childhood home, now is the time to get on the list.  My schedule fills fast this time of year, and I’ve got some serious holiday travel lined up.  Only 68 days left until Christmas! Eeeeeek!

custom pen and ink drawing of a house by heather l young of theinklab

Remi custom French Bulldog Portrait by heather l young

custom pen and ink drawing of a house lindauer by heather l young

No house is too big or too small and I’m a sucker for just about any furry baby!  All I need are some awesome photos to work from, and a little bit of time.  I can also make archival prints of the original work  so that other friends and family members can have a little memento too!

Most importantly, I want to remind you all to consider buying handmade this year and supporting your local art community.  Aside from bringing home the most unique gifts, you’ll also be keeping people like myself from having to get a “real” job…(I hear there’s not many of those anyway)…so keep it quirky, and  buy handmade!

Email heather@flyoungstudio.com or click on my shopping links to the right to get started.  Hugs~

 

I’m working on a series of Isle of Hope sketches, and very thrilled to have the new Pink Door Gift Boutique in Norwood Market carrying the prints.  If you haven’t checked them out, they have an eclectic mix of gifts, and having just opened a week ago, I’m sure there’s much more to come.  Thanks Christy and Teresa for your continued support of my work!

Isle of Hope United Methodist Church Watercolor on Pen and Ink Drawing by Heather L. Young

©2010 Heather L. Young

Hand Watercolored Prints and Mini Prints also available in my online shop.

stumbled upon

October 11, 2010

A photo of me  (circa 2003) taken by  long lost friend, and talented photographer, Cecilia Marshall.

portrait of artist Heather L. Young photo by cecelia marshall

Ceci, if you’re reading this, I’d love to reconnect…oh and do share your method, as I’ve completely forgotten how this print was processed.  It’s been applied to a heavy-weight print-making paper, and as I recall, the variations (like “antler” neck) were all happy accidents.

Isle of Hope

October 8, 2010

A tight-knit community with deep roots.  The United Methodist Church is quite the fixture there.

Isle of Hope United Methodist Church Pen and Ink Drawing

Isle of Hope United Methodist Church

8″x10″ – Pen and Ink

©2010 Heather L. Young