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)

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Sometimes a personal connection with a subject makes it incredibly hard to capture in a truly representational form.  My brain tells me “I know what that cat looks like”…my brush listens to my brain instead of trusting my eyes, and the next thing you know,  you don’t even recognize the work in front of you. Thankfully, I took this one slow…adding a wash here, a wash there…I knew at some point it would speak to me, and it did.

Piccolo Custom Cat Portrait by Heather L. Young

Piccolo on Jones Street

11″x14″ Acrylic & Oil Wash on Illustration board

©2010 Heather L. Young

P.S. There’s still time to get a portrait of Man’s Best Friend for Father’s Day…book quick!

I’m not sure I know of anyone that works quite as hard as my Dad. Most people who know him, wonder how he’s able to manage so much and still keep that smile on his face. He is compassionate beyond words, more generous than most, and an inspiration to all who meet him. I am truly lucky to call him Dad…and if ever someone deserved something truly special for Father’s Day…it’s him…check this out…

He finally bought the beast…(which has been affectionately named “Eagle One”)

(Click photos to enlarge them)

My Brosef was the first to ride…you can bet he’ll be making a two-wheel purchase as soon as he returns from a 3 month trip to Costa Rica…(I’m sure Uncle Richard won’t be far behind either…I mean Pam would make for a hot biker chick 🙂

Of course, any such purchase must first be approved by Lee Anne…

I’d say by the looks of that smile, it didn’t take much convincing.

Of course, now that they have been initiated into the Harley lifestyle…it won’t be hard to shop for them…On my way down to Florida, I found this little gem…

Dad liked it…can’t you tell? Now all they need are matching tattoos…(hehehehehe)

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to ride Eagle One…the rains came, and I had to return to the studio…but I had a most marvelous time hanging with the Fernandina gang.

Happy Father’s Day Dad…and please be careful on that thing….love you all mucho!