On June 3, 2012, our sweet Lee Anne went to heaven under the light of the full moon.  She was 46 years old, a life cut way too short by Huntington’s Disease.  In the 17 days since her passing,  I can’t help but think of all the people that currently have Huntington’s, their families, and the road that lies ahead of them.  I know in my heart that one day there will be a cure for this terrible disease.  As you may recall, I painted a portrait of Lee Anne, “Riding the Storm Out.”  The original hangs on my studio wall, but I have archival quality, hand-signed prints  available for those who want a unique piece of art and want to help find a cure.  $20 from the sale of each print goes to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

Riding the Storm Out a Fine Art Print to Raise funds for Huntington's Disease

Please spread the word on your blog, twitter, facebook and other social media. Click Here to purchase your print!

Lee Anne’s “no fear” attitude and fighting spirit will live on forever in our hearts.

 

Friends and super fabulous photographers, Jade + Matthew, are hosting a fundraiser for their baby nephew, Finn.  Finn is about to have his second surgery at the children’s hospital in Philly.    Jade + Matthew will be doing 30 minute photo sessions in Forsyth Park on July 10th to raise money, all of which will go towards Finn’s medical bills and travel expenses. It’s only $100 to get your photos made, and you get a disk with 20 images!  We were lucky enough to book them waaaaay in advance for our wedding, so be sure and take them up on this offer while there’s still spots available!

 

 

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