Pelicans at the Bar

March 16, 2010

While Granny and I hunted treasure…(surely it’s called Blackbeard for a reason)… these not-so-shy members of The Beach Patrol (as my father calls them) sunned on the bar.

Pelicans at the Bar

pen & ink with watercolor washes

©2010 Heather L. Young

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After about an hours journey up the Julienton and across the sound, you’ve arrived at Blackbeard.  If you’ve ever been, you know that there’s always at least one bird there to welcome you…in my case, two.

Welcome to Blackbeard

pen & ink with watercolor washes

©2010 Heather L. Young

Holiday Specials!

November 23, 2009

I have BIG NEWS!  The Original Foodie Prints are back!

“Sweet Potato Blossom,” ©2009 Heather L. Young

Only this time they’ve been printed with the finest archival inks onto lush epson paper…and the best part?!?…I’ve just listed them at $18!  How’s that for the Foodie on your list?  But wait…there’s more…

AND…….

Chicago Shower

October 21, 2009

Our summer road trip took us to Nick’s hometown of Chicago, where we were to be showered by my newly acquired Mom, Peg.

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Peggy is a crafty gal, and her centerpiece was a real stunner!  I loved it so much, I couldn’t bare to disassemble it…instead, I opted to have my poor brother-in-law drive it all the way back to Savannah, so I could reuse it for the wedding.  (Imagine having those branches in your rear-view mirror for an 18 hour drive…I love you Chris!)

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Each table was decked out with my beloved Gerber Daisies centered in delicate nests…

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Even Aunt Mary got in on the DIY action, and presented us with a towel cake, stocked full of utensils, towels, and even some martini glasses..

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We were treated to a fabulous meal at Luigi’s, and of course showered with many generous gifts.

A very special gift came from my Mom (of whom I would post a photo from this day, but the two of us couldn’t seem to keep our eyes open for any of the pictures)  Anyhoo, she passed down to me my Great-Grandmother Liz’s wedding band.  It was a teary exchange, and an honor to have her band as my “something old.”  Even more special was knowing that Grandmother knew about this gift, given just 3 weeks before she passed.  Mom, it means so much to me.

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On a happy note, we received a glorious handmade quilt by Grandy…it’s a spectacular design, the fabrics of which were picked by Nick last Christmas.

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She even went so far as to have one of our favorite photos printed on the back, along with her signature and the date.  We’ll cherish it always!

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Oh and let’s not forget cousins Becky and Dani for making the matching throw pillow and pillow cases…love you girls!

Aunt Sue not only captured our shower in photos, she also gave us a handmade cross-stitch to treasure.

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(P.S…Aunt Sue, love the new frame!)

Katie was in charge of making a rehearsal bouquet of all the ribbons from various packages…a fine job she did!

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The whole day was splendid!  Can’t thank you enough Peg for all your hard work…we had fun…maybe a little too much fun…

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As fast as it all came, it went…and Nick and I found ourselves on the way back to Savannah.

We had been so excited to get to Chicago that we nearly drove straight through, but on the way home, we took a night to reflect in the mountains, while staying at one of our favorite mid-way stops.  It’s a Hampton Inn in Caryville, TN.  What makes it so special?  Amongst a slew of other things…LLAMAS!

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Yes, they live there, and I LOVE THEM!

Oh and then there’s the view…

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The perfect way to top off a wonderful trip.

feeling loved

March 30, 2009

It always makes me happy to see that my babies have found good homes.  These three made it all the way to Chicago.  Thanks Val!

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I still have an Artichoke Blossom and a Fresh Herb or two…but Sweet Potato Blossom has sold out!

These two prints, went to Anna in Athens.  A happy home indeed!

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Ah…Monday morning, and I’m content.  Life is good!

obsessed (slightly)

February 11, 2009

I’ve been testing out that new printer…how can I not?  Anywho…if you haven’t all ready checked out *The New Shop*…be sure to take a peek…lots of lady folk and things with wings, of course sprinkled with a little history here and there.    Affordable, archival prints…what more could you ask for?

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Oh yeah!  One of my most favorite photographers, Victoria Bennett Beyer, is celebrating one year on Etsy with a give-a-way!  CLICK HERE to visit her site and enter the contest.

***NEW***

February 5, 2009

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New works, old favorites, and much more to come! It’s time to get back to my roots, and paint the things that inspire me.   I have several more paintings to list, and a whole new series in the works!  The best part?  Since I’ve eliminated the middle-man and acquired my own printer, I can give you better prices than ever before!  I’m just getting started here, so be sure to check back…in the meantime, take a quick look at the new shop.…I’d love to here your questions, comments or suggestions!

xo

heather