Another very popular wedding venue…(and one that I never thought I’d finish sketching)

The Mansion on Forsyth Park Pen and Ink Drawing by Heather L. Young

Color version and prints coming soon!

© Heather L. Young 2011

A beautiful place to get married wouldn’t you say?  Very much looking forward adding some color to those azaleas!

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church drawing by Heather L. Young

11×14 – custom pen & ink

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church – St. Francisville, LA

…one best summed up by a list:

1.  Prepped and dropped off notes and prints with various boutiques…(just in time for St. Pat’s)

2.  Enjoyed a long overdue lunch with my cousin Rebecca.

3.  Switched cars with Nick to save on gas mileage.

4.  Dined outside at Sol with Cima, another long overdue social.

5.  Got rear-ended by a Hummer (on the 2nd day driving Nick’s car…nice)

6.  Overindulged on  St. Pat’s with Aunt Pam, but still held onto my “Get of Jail Free Card” from Dad.

7.   Then “told off” the jerks at Citibank that handle my student loan.

8.  Completed my taxes.

9.  Continued work with 5 brides…details of which will be posted…one day

10.  Reshipped a print that got lost in the mail on the way to California…watch out postmaster, I might tell you off next…

I’m sure I’ve neglected something here, but suffice to say, I’m content to put this week behind me.

It’s here!  The Southern Bride’s version of the Thumbprint Tree! A moss-draped Live Oak, (subliminal heart included), with plenty of room for your loved ones to leave their mark.  A modern alternative to the traditional wedding guest-book, that usually finds itself buried on a shelf.  So wish I had thought of this for our day!

Savannah Wedding Thumbprint Tree Live Oak Guest Book

Full details an order info head on over to the TheInkLab.

©2011 Heather L. Young

Inspiration

March 8, 2011

I recently spent some time out at my childhood home.   My great-aunt’s property, it has housed nearly every one of my mother’s siblings at some point or another.   I spent the first 8 years of my life in that house and nearly ever summer there after.

Vintage Live Oak Plantation Wallpaper Mural

Perhaps this wallpaper mural in the foyer (circa 1978) has something to do with my Live Oak fascination?

a detail…

Vintage Live Oak Plantation Wallpaper Mural detail

The camellias in bloom and the morning fog off the Vernon River welcomed me home.

Camellia Blossom

Enchanting, no?

 

 

 

Weeping Willow Aurora No. 2 Pen and Ink with Moss Green Watecolor wash

Just listed!  Available in Moss, Icy Blue, and Natural.  Pairs nicely with the original Aurora No. 1.

Finally had the opportunity to start sketching  Ford Plantation Live Oaks!  I could spend a lifetime drawing inspiration from this incredible property.

Ford Plantation Live Oak Tree Pen and Ink Drawing by Heather L. Young

Gateway Oak (or so I’ve named it)

Prints available in Natural, Moss Green, and Icy Blue