Happy Mail!

April 6, 2011

Delighted to find a hand quilled card in my mailbox yesterday!

Hand Quilled Floral Card

Thanks for thinking of me Val! Can you believe we’ve been friends for 1/2 of our lives now?!  Where does time go?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2011

Thomas Jay makes his official card debut!

Thomas Jay Valentine

Limited edition of 1 – just for my Valentine xo

pen & ink, cut paper and some really sorry calligraphy

Happy Father’s Day

June 20, 2010

to the best Dad in the world!  if you’ve met him, you know it’s true…the brosef and I,  and all the folks that so lovingly refer to him as “Big Al” are pretty darn lucky.  Thanks Dad, for being you!

Cut Paper Collage Father's Day Card

cut paper collage Father’s Day Card – (b/c the store bought ones were lousy this year)

Merry (almost) Christmas!

December 19, 2009

Nick and I are closing shop and enjoying time with friends and family!  We’ll be back soon with a bevy of goodness to share…and after all the presents are opened and surprises unveiled, a ton of new work to post to this poor idle blog.  Wishing you all a warm and wonderful Holiday Season, and of course, thanks to all of you who have allowed us to have such a great year!

“Vayda Dressed for Christmas Dinner – The official 2009 Vayda Christmas Card”

©2009 Heather L. Young

Bekah came across a card, addressed to me, from say 3 or 4 years ago.

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I remember Miss Joy quite well, and this just warms my heart!

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Little finds like this remind me of how much I enjoyed teaching art.  I think we are all born with a full supply of creativity, that sadly, whittles away the older we  get.  Working with the little ones (white at times exhausting) proved a constant source of inspiration…maybe one day, I’ll sign up again.

ah…love…

February 14, 2009

A Happy St. Valentine’s Day to you all!  This year I didn’t have time to illustrate a “Vayda-tine” but I did manage whip out the old x-acto and some scrap paper. Please take no offense, should you not receive one…I only made 3…maybe next year I’ll get back on the band-wagon…

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I’ve been on a real peacock kick lately…thinking maybe it would make a good motif for our wedding…hmmm

©2009 Heather L. Young

Can you feel it?

November 26, 2008

Christmas that is!  Here’s one the inks from last year…revamped for their 2008 Christmas card.  Don’t forget to commission your custom pen & ink drawing now before the list gets too long and my fingers have arthritis!  Best part?  They’re on sale for $200, but that won’t last long!

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Hope you’re all gearing up for a lovely holiday…ps…I’ll have a steal of a deal in The Produce Stand come Black Friday!

Oh for the love of pups!

November 16, 2008

The Dolce Christmas Card 2008!

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©2008 Heather L. Young

11″x14″ Acrylic & Oil Wash on Patterned Paper and Illustration Board

Still working on Vayda’s card for 08…I’ve become totally OCD about color comps…and just can’t seem to make up my mind.  I’ll probably paint enough to have Christmas cards for the next 10 years!

a full plate…

October 5, 2008

I knew I should have started that Vayda-Christmas card illustration a few weeks ago!  Things are really heating up around here.  3 pen & inks, 3 pet portraits, a new mural in the works, and the SMB is less than a week away.  YIKES!  So you can imagine, the slew of lists floating around the studio…tacked to the fridge, sticky-notes on the computer monitor, and a mopey dog…(if it wasn’t football season, I’d be adding a neglected fiance to that list.)  Oh and for those of you so patiently waiting for the final pics of the Pirate’s House Mural…we’re in the process of tweaking a bit here and there…so I’d rather wait to post until the top coat is on and it is 110% complete!  Thanks for your patience! Oh yeah…and if you’re thinking that this is the year you’re finally going to commission the custom pen & ink drawing of your home or garden…now’s the time to get on the list!

©2008 Heather L. Young

Whew!  One of these days I’ll have time to plan a wedding!