12×16 inch Thumbprint Tree Guestbooks are here!  They are the perfect size for small weddings, baby showers, birthdays and family reunions.  The best part about these little trees? You get the option of the standard black ink printed onto white paper OR chocolate ink printed onto natural paper.  (available with and without moss)  Sadly, I can only offer the chocolate ink and natural paper on the small trees at this time.

Fingerprint / Thumbprint Oak Tree Wedding Guestbook

For more details, visit the Wedding Section of The Ink Lab.

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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….

Some big birthdays this year.  We gathered for one night in The Dina to celebrate…

Young Family Picture

Which was a good excuse to get crafty…

cupcake toppers for dad's 50th birthday

50th birthday handmade cupcake toppers

Baking Credits:  Aunt Pam  & Miss Liz

Super Happy Birthday Dad!  Enjoy the day, and don’t forget to treat yourself to something spectacular!

What a co-ink-y-dink!  I have spent weeks working on this portrait, to wake up and realize that today, March 5th, it is complete.  Perfect timing, as today is Lee Anne (my little mermaid’s) birthday.  There’s a story here, and for those of you lucky enough to know Lee Anne, you know where it begins.  Lee Anne, my step-mother, has been living with Huntington’s Disease for the past 10 years.  Never heard of Huntington’s Disease?   CLICK HERE.

Lee Anne is such an inspiration to all who meet her.  She fights her battle with an outpouring of love, an endless supply of hope, and a smile so infectious it can light up a room…( it’s hard to miss her trademark ruby red lipstick!)  I can’t think of any better way to wish her a happy birthday, than to unveil her portrait, and to offer it up as a charitable print.  (That is, of course, if you approve Lee)  You can purchase your print by visiting my HeatherLYoung Etsy Shop and know that the proceeds will help find a cure for this debilitating disease.  Spread the word!

mermaidprint

“Riding the Storm Out” ©2009 Heather L. Young

Original measures 20″x8.5″

Acrylic & Oil Wash on Illustration Board

For his birthday…

September 30, 2008

He wanted cake.  Homemade cake.  A challenge he presented to me with little faith, I tell you!  Now, I’m not one to turn a blind eye to my abilities (or lack there of)…but a decision had to be made.  Do I step up to the plate and overlook my poor track record in the kitchen?  Take a risk and hope that it is edible?  Or call for backup?

Skip on over to my FLICKR page to find out!

Bon Voyage!

September 13, 2008

Ok…so I promise to get back to art in a few days…(that left eye is still a bit of a jerk)…but in the mean time, I’d like to wish my baby broseph and Marc (who is practically another baby broseph) a safe but adventurous journey to Costa Rica.  I’m so grateful they took the time to visit me on my birthday, when they’re just about to leave the country for three months.  I couldn’t resist this little Kate Thurman AKA Microwave Girl card at Shop SCAD the other day…

I hope you boys surf the best waves ever, love life, and live it up while you’re down there.  Many hugs, and thanks again for stopping by…

That’s Alan on the left, and Marc on the right…to see a few other b-day photos stop by my flickr page

Happy Birthday Gavin!  (you can thank your mom for not giving me proper notice of your “big day”…had I known, I would have sent some tasty gourmet carob-coated dog treats your way)

Want a b-day cake for your pup?  Check out one of our favorite barkeries, Two Bostons.

P.S. Vayda sends her licks