After many requests, I’ve finally designed a Weeping Willow Tree Fingerprint Guestbook.  Available in Black / White or Chocolate / Ivory, these trees are perfect for Weddings, Baby Showers, Family Reunions, all sorts of gatherings!  The wording at the bottom is completely customizable and you can even dress them up with a couple of my love birds.  For more details visit The Ink Lab.

Weeping Willow Thumbprint Tree Guestbook

They all come mounted on sturdy 1/4 inch thick foam core, for easy display at your event!

Thumbprint Tree Guestbook Weeping Willow


Printed with archival quality inks to prevent fading of your keepsake over time.

Weeping Willow Guestbook Tree Baby Girl Nursery

Hope y’all are enjoying a happy spring!




Couples getting hitched at Whitefield Chapel take note!  Your invitation is the first impression your guests will get of your wedding day, why not give them a sneak peek of the beautiful gate and oak tree lined drive at Bethesda?

Bethesda Gate Wedding Invitations

Of course, I’m happy to coordinate your save-the-dates, menus, programs, weekend festivity cards, and other paper goods to match the invitations. The colors are completely customizable!  Choice or White or Ivory Paper.  Envelopes come in Ivory, White, and Brown Kraft Paper (for the rustic affair).  Colored envelopes like the blue shown are available upon request and may require an additional fee.  For more details CLICK!

Savannah Bethesda Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday y’all!


Custom Dog Portrait Memorial in Acrylic & Oil Wash by Heather L. Young


Acrylic & Oil Wash on Patterned Paper


Only a few spots left for pet portraits in my Christmas schedule!  Email to get on the list.  See a full gallery here.

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 to get on the list – or commission directly from my etsy shop.

It’s the Year of the Pug

September 29, 2011

My 3rd Pug Portrait of the year just arrived, and it reminded me that I never shared pictures of Frank!  Perhaps you remember K-9 Officer Bully?  Well, this is Bully’s brother, secretly commissioned by my friend Jill’s husband.  (so nice!)   I poured over several pictures of Frank, and even though we’ve never formally met, I can tell he has quite the personality.   Seriously loved painting every wrinkle on this dog!

custom pet portrait pug painting by heather l young

Jill and Jeff were kind enough to snap a few pics of the dogs with their portraits.  (wish my dogs would pose like this…if I so much as think about getting the camera out, the run like mad)

K-9 Officer Bully

Frank the Pug with his portrait

Think they approve?

Oh and not to nag, but if you’re pondering a custom pet portrait for a holiday gift, now’s a good time to get on board!  Each portrait requires several layers of oil paint and lots of drying time, so space is limited.  Visit for commissioning info and the main gallery for a look at pet portraits from years gone by.

My Art in a Happy Place!

September 21, 2011

Nothing makes me happier than when a customer takes the time to send me images of my work in it’s new happy home.  Thanks Megan, for an awesome project, and for placing my work in such a beautifully designed room!  Adore!

custom pen and ink in beautiful living room

and a little close up for ya…

my art in a happy home


The house in its entirety is gorgeous, but here we’ve decided to highlight the front door.  It has an intimate feel to it, and I’m thinking this is going to be a listing to add to theinklab.

Pen and Ink Drawing Front Door House


pen and ink on natural paper

Alberta, Canada