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

If you’re local to Savannah, you may have spotted them already at ShopScad, The Tea Room, or La Paperie, but now you can also get your Savannah Notes online via The Ink Lab.  I’ve mixed up the series a bit and revamped the packaging to include an eco-friendly kraft paper box.  Each box includes 8 notes featuring my pen & ink drawings of Madison Square, Lafayette Square, Chippewa Square and the iconic Forsyth Park Fountain.  Get yours here!

Savannah Notes by Heathe L. Young

Savannah Boxed Note Set

Hope y’all are enjoying a beautiful Savannah Spring!

There’s just something about this house in Rhode Island that speaks to me.  I’ve never been there and it probably has something to do with the fact that it seems so isolated, perched over the beach.    It’s a family home that opened its doors to a wedding in the back yard (talk about a backdrop) and I was lucky enough to draw it as a wedding gift for the bride & groom.

Commission your own custom Pen & Ink Drawing HERE.  (ps…my holiday schedule is booking super fast this year!)

 

 

A little something for the only two people on the planet brave enough to let me marry them.  Can’t believe it’s been a year already!  Happy Anniversary Val & Pat!

The Narnia Estate Wedding Venue Gazebo Lemont Illinois Pen and Ink Drawing

The Narnia Estate – 5×7 inches – pen & ink

©2012 Heather L. Young

In 1904 the Jekyll Island Club was referred to as “the richest, the most exclusive, the most inaccessible club in the world,” according to Munsey’s Magazine.  The Club still lives up to it’s grand title, this sketch a mere detail of the sprawling building and lush grounds.  Click Here to read some of the fascinating history behind the Jekyll Island Club.

Jekyll Island Club Pen and Ink Drawing by Heather L. Young

Original – SOLD

Prints available soon!

Love love love the Harper Fowlkes House!  Beautiful inside and out, and it’s been on my list to draw for ages.  (my right hand is still crippled from all the last minute details applied last night) The original has been sold, but you can bet I’ll be offering some variety of prints in the not-so-distant future.

Pen and Ink Drawing of the Harper Fowlkes House in Savannah, Georgia by Heather L. Young

The Harper Fowlkes House

11×14″ pen and ink

© Heather L. Young

 

The First 12 days of 2012

January 12, 2012

So far…200 wedding invitations, 20 baby shower invitations, 14 engagement party invitations…2 custom pen & ink commissions from start to finish…5 trips to the post office (resolution:  pick certain days to ship and stick to it)…and a quick trip to Florida for a dress fitting.  A feverish pace, but if you believe that the stars have any say, I was doomed from the start.

custom architectural drawing pen and ink of a house

The last custom ink of 2011

A custom pen & ink drawing of a home or garden makes for a very special gift. I still have time to ink a few drawings out before Christmas, but if you’re interested, please book soon.  Remember, if you commission a drawing of an old family home, we can make archival quality prints for the whole family, and with a few quick edits to the original drawing, an elegant holiday card can be fashioned…(see below)

Kirby Family Home – Holiday Version – Savannah, Georgia

Custom Pen and Ink Drawing Mini Favor Prints

4×6 mini archival prints

Remember if you miss the cut-off date, I can always issue an attractive gift certificate that would be good for anything in theinklab.  Please email heather@flyoungstudio.com to get on the list – or commission directly from my etsy shop.

It’s almost therapeutic to draw all the little details in Savannah ironwork.  I really enjoyed pulling this one together.

Custom Pen and Ink Drawing of Harris Street House in Historic Savannah

West Harris Street – Historic Savannah

8×12 pen & ink on natural colored paper

Visit The Ink Lab to commission your own – click here to see house sketches from years gone by.

I love it when a customer commissions a custom pen and ink drawing and gives me a little back-story, history, or memory about the property.  The slatted windows, the barn built by hand out back, the crooked little sidewalk…this house was loved.

black and white pen and ink drawing of old family home

so much so, that they couldn’t decide between black and white and color, so I made a hand-watercolored print in addition to the original sketch…

pen and ink drawing with watercolor washes custom house drawing painting

Ahhhh…red doors!  I ADORE red doors!!!  (though I doubt if my homeowners association would approve)

If you’d  like to commission a drawing of your old family home, (and with the Holidays approaching, now is an excellent time), remember that I can make inexpensive archival-quality prints of Grandma’s house for the whole family….large or small, hand-watercolored or black and white, lots of options to choose from!