Cyber Monday Newness!

November 30, 2009

Two brand new prints for your Cyber Monday shopping list!

Originally published  by my friends over at Skirt! Magazine, I present to you Gingerbread Men in Skirts No. 1

and Gingerbread Men in Skirts No. 2

Both prints are printed with the finest archival inks onto yummy epson paper.  They measure 8×10″ with a small white border for framing.

©2009 Heather L. Young

Both of these charming little prints can be found over at The Produce Stand, and you have until the end of tomorrow to take advantage of FREE SHIPPING!

My commission schedule is also getting very full, so don’t delay if you’d like a Pet Portrait or Pen & Ink…I am very  near capacity this year, and rates will go up after Dec. 1.  Thanks to all of you who have already taken advantage of my Holiday Sale! The postman may not like me much today!

Published in the UK

October 25, 2009

Sometime back I recieved an email from the editor of Bygone Kent, Rachel Deeson.  She wanted to include my Wide Sargasso Sea illustration in an article about the author of the book, Jean Rhys.  It was a beautiful article, and I’m honored to have one of my favorite illustrations included.  Thanks Rachel!

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P.S. this print is also available for purchase via heatherlyoung.etsy.com.

thanks everybody!

February 7, 2009

I’m feeling the love this week!  I can’t thank you all enough for spreading the word about my work…and nothing makes me happier than seeing my work included in an etsy treasury…special thanks to Cara for including my Red Tent print in such a lovely treasury…I’m honored to be included with the other fabulous artists here…be sure to check out the MadebyCaraShop for some delightful jewels…

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Click Here to find out more about the other lovelies in this treasury.

Oh but the Foodies have not yet been forgotten!  Thanks Chen for including my Eat Your Greens series in the following treasury…Check out the adventures of Boto in Chen’s unique shop…

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Click Here to find out more about these tasty treats of the inedible kind…so much fun!

Good things, yes?

Well, I hope you all have a lovely weekend!  We’re off to Hilton Head for some time with Nick’s mom…it will be a welcomed break from all the promo-madness…

***NEW***

February 5, 2009

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New works, old favorites, and much more to come! It’s time to get back to my roots, and paint the things that inspire me.   I have several more paintings to list, and a whole new series in the works!  The best part?  Since I’ve eliminated the middle-man and acquired my own printer, I can give you better prices than ever before!  I’m just getting started here, so be sure to check back…in the meantime, take a quick look at the new shop.…I’d love to here your questions, comments or suggestions!

xo

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Has anyone picked up the October issue of Skirt Magazine?…(they’ve spread their wings a bit since the last time I illustrated for them…so you might have this little gem in your neighborhood by now)  Anywho, I have a few illos in the current issue if you care to take a peek…and can I just say what an honor it is to be included in the “Wonder Woman” issue…I mean, Wonder Woman was like my hero back in the day…(and yes mom, I do remember my Wonder Woman birthday cake)

Also note, that while these illos have a political vibe attached to them, I refuse to turn this blog into a political forum…there are plenty of other outlets for that, and frankly, I think we’re all a little sick of the politics right now….but it’s always nice to see your work in print!

©2008 Heather L. Young

artist statement

April 3, 2008

Seems so unnatural to try and capture my creative spirit into a “statement.”  Seems to me the “statement” should be found in one’s work…and that perhaps the “statement” should translate differently for each individual viewer…

Didn’t have much choice but to produce one…and so here it is…as best I can put into words:

As children we have such a pure sense of creativity and the world around us.  Unfortunately for most, this sense is lost along the path to adulthood.  My goal as an artist is to dissect and explore the world around me, to pay homage to the folks who have supported my dream and kept my creative spirit alive, and to inspire the youth of today to hold onto their creative instincts.

I explore a variety of mediums when it comes to art.  I love the idea of working in a traditional style of pen & ink. It’s a rhythmic process that brings me back to my roots.  Mural work provides the greatest challenge, as it is a life consuming process where the possibilities are endless.  Illustrating with Acrylic & Oil Wash allows me to study color like a science, and dissect my subject matter down to pure composition.  I thrive on learning new techniques and refuse to conform to any one method of creation.

I currently find myself inspired by time spent in the kitchen with my loved ones.  While I cannot cook to save my life, food illustration is my way of capturing some of those fun memories.

Everyday I wake up inspired to create.  I keep an open mind as to where my creative journey will take me, and I’m eternally grateful to have held onto that pure creativity from my youth. 

And there you have it.  My statement.

the beginning…

March 3, 2008

I love mural work…especially, when I have a great client who allows some breathing room for creative freedom.  However, I’d be lying if I said mural work didn’t overwhelm me at times.  Just to get the ball rolling can be a challenge…think of all the possibilities, all the opportunities, all the uniqueness that could be played up in that space…(or wasted if I choose the wrong color, wrong subject matter, wrong placement…you get the idea)  Anyway, as I mentioned in a previous post, I’m in the very early stages of an “under the sea” mural…(stop…now think of all the animals you might see at the aquarium…and see if you could pick just a few to play up in a mural…)   so my brain has been “all over the place”  on this one…but finally got on a roll last night.  So much so, that I couldn’t sleep…

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just a small taste…more to come…(sketches copyright Heather L. Young 2008)

i get it honest…

February 29, 2008

Great Aunt Barbara Jean always has a pad of paper next to her phone…upon which she doodles like mad anytime she is chatting away…I inherited this trait…and it’s pretty much automatic.  Brainless drawing…give me a pen/pencil and some piece of paper and I don’t even think…just start doodling.  This has been known to cause a problem or two for me…doodling on an important bill…I never could read my high school or college notes for lack of self control…scribbling so much on a piece of paper, that I forget it’s actually got a “real note” on there and throw it out…you get the idea.  Well, the other day I was chatting away on my celly, and I mindlessly doodled “Nick” on a file folder.  I swear this was not intentional…(except for the Bear’s logo on his shirt…I added that after the fact…)  but doesn’t it look like him?  Don’t ask about the lady with the crazy football shaped eyes…I don’t know where my brain was for that…(hmmm…maybe football was the common thread…?)

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a sneak peek…

February 22, 2008

at my new line of prints!!! They have been sent to press, and hopefully, by the end of next week I will have my hands on them! They are to be printed on canvas, 8×10, ready to hang…of course each one will be hand-signed and have some hand-painted elements…oh I can’t wait for them to get here!…it will be like Christmas…(aunt jess save room in that new kitchen of yours…lol! )

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All work seen above is copyright 2008 Heather L. Young, FLYoung Studio

P.S. all you foodie’s out there, be sure to check out Savannah Dining Tidbits for all you need to know about the Savannah Dining scene…(and then some…)

on the green part 2

February 12, 2008

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rough sketch of the front of the house…back view seen here.  Pen & Ink versions to follow shortly.