It’s a high of 81 degrees here, but I’m guessing Nice Rink owners have benefited from the Polar Vortex this year.  I had the pleasure of designing their mugs this year, super fun change of pace!  Thanks Jill & Jim.

Nice Rink Mug

I LOVE how they turned out!

Custom Mug Drawing Pen and Ink

Nice Rink Mug

I also love looking outside at my green grass and blooming azaleas…sorry Chicago friends…but if it makes you feel any better, I’m stuck, inside, yet again, doing my taxes…bleh!

I’m sooooo close to 1000 sales in The Ink Lab! Until I reach 1000, I’m offering FREE SHIPPING on everything!  Just use the code FREERIDE11 at checkout.  The deadline to order with delivery in time for Christmas is tomorrow, Friday the 13th.  I have tons of Tree Prints, Oak Notes, Savannah Notes, and Savannah Prints ready to ship.  I’d also be happy to issue you a gift certificate for a custom house portrait.  Thanks for making 2013 yet another great year!

Framed Tree Prints

Savannah Artwork

Oak Note Stationery

Another beautiful church to paint!  This one is located on Telfair Square.  Hand painted and signed prints now available!

Trinity United Methodist Church Savannah

8×10 inches – hand painted and signed

©Heather L. Young

Can you imagine getting married at this beautiful church?!   The original image has already been sold, but prints are now available in the The Ink Lab.

San Juan Capistrano Mission Basilica Church Watercolor Painting

Hand painted and signed prints measure approx 6.5 x 6.5 inches with a small border for framing.

©Heather L. Young

Wesley Monumental sits on Calhoun Square and has been calling my name for years!  So happy I finally had time to draw it!

Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church Watercolor Painting

8×10 inch prints available in theinklab.

©2013 Heather L. Young

If you peeked at my maternity photos, you may have noticed my new Live Oak inspired jewelry by Savannah artist, Chris Carpentino.  Originally from Alaska, Chris came to Savannah and found great inspiration in our beautiful oaks.  His work takes real acorns and branches of Live Oaks and casts them into beautiful pieces of wearable art.  After discovering my work at Savannah Blueprint (my favorite printers in Savannah!)  he contacted me about drawing a Live Oak for him.  After seeing some samples of his work, I knew I HAD TO HAVE some for my own jewelry collection, so we started a little collaboration.

Live Oak Tree Skeleton

I worked up a tree skeleton for him referenced by a tree found in Historic Forsyth Park.

Live Oak Tree inspired bracelets by Savannah artist Chris Carpentino

Chris took real Savannah Live Oak branches and cast me this gorgeous set of cuffs (my photo does them no justice).  These are one of a kind prototypes, but he’ll be launching some similar works in his shop shortly!    He paired the cuffs with an equally unique pair of his copper acorn earrings.  *swoon*

Copper Acorn Earrings

I can’t wait to see what he cooks up next! Be sure to check out his work at www.thecopperacorn.com

One thing I love about Savannah are all the little hidden courtyards and carriage houses.  As if the houses on the street aren’t charming enough?!

West Gordon Street Carriage House

custom pen & ink

11×14 inches