the madness of it all…

April 17, 2009

Spring always seems to be a busy time of year…but this year takes the cake (quite literally when you think about it)…I mean, the wedding is less than 6 months away…(I actually just picked out the cake yesterday)  The house hunt is in full force, and this DIY chick, just keeps pickin’ up projects.  All good, fun things of course.  However, it has limited my time to keep the rest of the world updated on the latest FLYoung goodness…and for that, I am terribly sorry!  The good news is, Flat Heather has returned from Australia, and after she collects her thoughts for a bit, she’ll be ready to share stories.

While I’m caught in blog limbo, take a moment to visit my friend AJ’s shop.  She refuses to call herself an artist, but her pieces are without question works of art.  Once I start picking out honeymoon attire, I’ll have to coordinate with a few items for her shop.

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She has an eye for presentation, and is quite possibly one of the friendliest people you will find on Etsy.  A true gem if you will.  Oh and I just noticed she’s opened a second store, DandyDwelling. Vintage goodness for your home!  All the modern accessories in the world can’t tell a story like these fancy old finds.  Wouldn’t you just love to have these salt & pepper shakers? Pea-Pie-Precious!

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All photos ©2009 NighBluey

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…

good things…

February 4, 2009

Everybody likes to harp on the negative…the economy…the slower sales…the yata yata yata, and I’m not going to lie, I’ve experienced a little lull just like the rest of you folks out there.  I’ve had to work a lot harder to rope in commissions and reach a broader market, but in the midst of all this negativity, there is something happening in the arts that really gives me hope.

I’ve seen artists across the board working very hard to support and promote each others work.  I’ve seen locals pulling together markets, art shows, and festivals, on shoestring budgets just to get the word out…I’ve seen galleries on the verge of closing shop, stay afloat by artists willing to volunteer their time.  I’ve seen more artists sharing their blog forums to promote other artists work.  It’s so wonderful to ride out the storm with such a great support system of like-minded people.  I can’t thank you all enough!

Oh and speaking of sharing the love…PaperMichelle was kind enough to feature me on her bloggity blog…CLICK! As did  AJ all the way in Canada! ..CLICK! I’ve added both these gals to the blog list, so be sure to see what they’re up to from time to time.

In other happy news…I received my Glass Diamonds Print from the ever so talented Victoria Bennett Beyer today!!!  It’s even more gorgeous in real life, I’ll be sure to post more on this little gem when I get her all framed and happy.  AND…(saving the best for last you know…)  My new printer is here, and fired up!  New prints and a new Etsy store are in the works…It’s like Christmas!

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Lookin’ Like Sunshine!

November 8, 2008

For the SMB! (see here)  Oh and this blog has been devoid of any lists for sometime now…so here’s a short compilation of tomorrow’s finds:

holiday gifts – clothing from the SCAD designers – handmade soaps – fish art from tybee – hand painted envelopes – mid-century furniture – super duper discounted faucets – sinks and bath kits – glassware – t-shirts – paintings – pottery – toys – photographyjewels & more jewels – and then some.

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Looking to get outside and enjoy some fall weather?  Well,  come on down to the Savannah Market Bazaar!

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At least four artists from the Savannah Etsy Street Team will be there including:

Photographer and Soap Makin’ Machine Robin Lynne

Sarah of The Beaded Lily

Kelly of Inspired Elements

and of course, yours truly!

We hope to see you all there!

Yikes!

October 28, 2008

Some days I don’t know where the hours go?  This time of year seems to move so fast!  Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to take advantage of the SALE at The Produce Stand.  So be sure to EAT YOUR GREENS! In other exciting etsy news, I’d like to introduce you to Coastal Gems. My Granny…(the one I so affectionately named this painting after), and her dear friend Teena have opened shop on Etsy!  They’re selling some fabulous jewels, ornaments, and adornments inspired by the sea, and I hope you’ll all take a moment to show their shop some love.

Shimmering Clam Shell Ornament, Coastal Gems

in the beginning…

October 21, 2008

there were sketches.  Lots of sketches.  Rearranging, dissecting, grouping, collecting, and visualizing of sketches.  It’s indecisiveness in it’s most vicious form, but the foundation of any project lies in a “simple” pencil sketch.

Green Things Before They Were Green, ©2008 Heather L. Young

Don’t forget to EAT YOUR GREENS at my super fantastic online sale. (Which ends 10-26)

Oh and I had the pleasure of meeting two great Savannah Etsy Sellers yesterday, and one stellar organizer extraordinaire…(Miriam that’s you)…When you’ve finished shopping the Produce Stand, take a moment to check out Kathryn’s stellar jewelry, and Jeri’s whimisical paper mache.

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