I love it when a couple has a vision and enough lead time for me to create something custom.   Julia and Richard are getting married at the gorgeous Driehaus Museum in Chicago.  They wanted to incorporate a tree on their invitations and an overall Art Deco feel.  The first place I look for inspiration is the wedding venue itself.  Wedding invitations are the first impression your guests get of your Big Day, so if you can tie in the venue / setting in the little details, it makes for a nice added touch.  The Driehaus has an incredible domed stained glass window with trees on it.

dome

From there I created some abstracted versions…one a little “leafier” than the other…

Abstract Tree Drawing

Julia & Richard really wanted a folded invitation, which allowed for the tree to be center stage!

Driehaus Museum Inspired Wedding Invitations

LOVE their wedding colors and how they add to the overall stained glass feel of the tree.

Here’s a look at the full suite….

Art Deco Tree Wedding Invitations

Thank you Julia & Richard!  It was wonderful working with you!  Hope your Big Day is spectacular!

 

 

 

Elliot’s First Portrait

October 23, 2013

Just a quick gesture sketch of the sleeping babe…of course he had to move before I could finish his little fingers or tidy up his features.  Elliot's first portrait

The first of many I suspect.

I imagine Irene has made this landscape a little less peaceful over the past 2 days.

Sapelo Sound Georgia Watercolor Study by Heather L Young

Sapelo Sound Study No. 2

watercolor with a splash of saltwater

9″x12″

I’m in the midst of one of those transitional times in life, and when these times come, there is no better way to clear my head than to spend a day out on the boat with Granny.

Sapelo Sound Watercolor Study Plein Air

Sapelo Sound

plein air watercolor study with a pinch of salt water

9″x12″

more ink and bleach…

February 17, 2011

…finally bought that dip pen…NOT a good idea to use with bleach, but it produced for a little while…

ink and floral bleach frame

ink and bleach floral patternink

ink and bleach floral

February 11, 2011

testing out some ideas here…really wishing I could find my Dip Pen

ink and bleach floral print by heather l young

quilling collaboration

February 9, 2011

My second most popular blog post of all time, and three years later, I still don’t own a quilling tool.

drawing of quilled flowers by heathe l young

I am, however, drawing quilled flowers for none other than Miss  Valerie.