Wise Old Bird

May 27, 2014

Found this anniversary card from Granny J to my Papa while cleaning out my studio.  Unsure of the year, but I love this Meyer- Gasters watercolor

Wise Old Bird Meyer Gasters Owl Print

Anniversary Card

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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

Meet Jane Sloss,  architect and watercolor painter from the great Windy City.  (catching the similarities yet? with exception that I’m  just an architecture enthusiast…)  Jane stumbled upon my work a month or so ago, and was kind enough to show me a little love on her blog, A Good Day’s Work.

North Avenue Beach watercolor by Jane Sloss

I’m so glad she found me, as I can’t stop drooling over her Chicago land and city-scapes.

Belmont Harbor 2 by Jane Sloss

I especially love her muted color palette.  It carries the mood of Chicago, but in a good way.

Chicago Christmas Light Watercolor by Jane Sloss

Jane finds the calm in what is typically a hustle and bustle, fury of activity, and it’s quite refreshing.

To see more of her work, including lovely and  quite affordable wedding invitations, visit her Etsy Shop.

I’ve also added her to my blog roll so you can check in on her work, once in a while….many thanks Jane!

All artwork in this post is ©2010 Jane Sloss.

Three new hand-watercolored Savannah Squares are up for sale in The Ink Lab. Chippewa, Orleans, and Whitefield.  The mini-prints have yet to be listed, but if you’d like one just let me know…much more to come!

Chippewa Square Savannah Watercolor by artist Heather L. Young

Chippewa Square, archival pen & ink print, watercolored by hand.

©2010 Heather L. Young

30…

September 11, 2010

…it finally caught me.  Quite frankly, I don’t think it’s as dreadful as some make it out to be…I’ve been looking forward to it for some time.  The very fact that I survived my twenties, makes me feel like I’ve earned a badge of honor.  So here goes, 30 wishes for the next 30 years:

1.  Keep living the dream…art is my life, not just my livelihood.

2.  Travel more…Italy would be a nice start

3.  Patience (I may still be working on this when I’m 70 but it’s worth a shot)

4.  Take a road trip with Nick and Vayda and hit up every Diner, Drive-In, or Dive we’ve seen on the food network.

5.  Spend more time with my girlfriends…I’m truly blessed to have such good women in my life

6.  Try my hand at parenting a real human sibling for Miss Vayda (no real rush here)

7.  Open a studio space up outside of my house…an ocean view would be nice

8.  Learn to ice skate

9.  Take some photography classes

10.  and some jewelry making classes…

11.  while I’m at it, maybe a culinary class or two (who am I kidding? I hate to cook)

12.  but I would like to have a nice organic garden one day…with all the fixin’s

13.  Find more time to read…it’s better for the imagination than the tele

14.  Illustrate a book for kids (currently working on a little collaboration)

15.  Spend more time plein air painting…preferably on that giant canvas I’ve been meaning to construct

16.  Cut back on my Coca-Cola intake…this might just kill me..

17.  Construct a super cool tree-house for weekend get-a-ways

18.  Have a pet bunny…why does everyone else get to have a bunny but me?!

19.  Restore the antique card catalog that’s been taking up space in my studio for 5 or 6 years

20.  Go back to Jamaica with Nick – yea mon!

21.  Tahiti with Leslie

22.  Buy a boat…it’ll help with the plein air landscapes right?

23.  Work on being a little more spontaneous…(i’m a little too plan / list oriented)

24.  …and I’m all out of wishes…but considering I’ve only been 30 for 10 hours or so, I might just come back to it later….

Coffee Bluff Live Oak

September 6, 2010

Spending Labor Day applying various washes of color to my latest live oak sketches.  All these experiments, but something tells me, I’ll come back to classic black & white…

Coffee Bluff Savannah Georgia LIve Oak Sketch by Heather L Young

Coffee Bluff Live Oak

11″x14″

©2010 Heather L. Young

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!