another study

May 14, 2008

of Caxambus Pass, Marco Island

©2008 Heather L. Young


May 13, 2008

study from the dock, ©2008 Heather L. Young

View of Caxambas Pass

May 12, 2008

As promised…some plein air painting from my trip…

Caxambas Pass number 1, ©2008 Heather L. Young

Strange encounters from the Marco trip…

1.  A Zebra in a field of cows (twice we spotted these stripes on I75)

2.  For Sale:  Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls…(roadside)

3.  Hardcore karaoke singers at Porky’s Last Stand, including a Cowboy named Phil, and a man named “Sugar”…(who dedicated a song to his ex-wife.)

4.  A Manatee…(Leslie spotted him/her…I  missed it)

5.  Burrowing Owls

6.  Two girls from the same class of ’99, but of a rival high-school

7.  A woman with 11 yorkies

8.  A semi truck, burned to a crisp

9.  Evidence of an unwelcome guest in our garage…

10.  A snake in our garage…which inspired Leslie to make her own list…

Note that the real culprit was not included on Leslie’s list…

More from our trip in the coming days…until then, Happy Mother’s Day.


May 2, 2008

I’m lost without them and absolutely OCD about the process…(I can only cross off so many things, before I have to rewrite / condense the list)…

Furthermore, I’d never make it on this vacation without my lists…that’s right folks! Vacation starts tomorrow, and while I’ll be disconnected from this little blog for a week, I will have my celly…(although I can’t promise a quick response) I also vow to spend a good portion of my time plein air painting, nourishing my creative spirit while basking in the sun, and sipping martinis…(lots of them)…

I’ll be returning on May 10th to an exciting string of new projects, which will be diligently documented on this blog…so please come back!



It’s getting there…trying like mad to finish prior to vacation…that’s right people a real vacation…(and in case you’ve been reading this blog and see that I occasionally take a weekend in Hilton Head…note that is not my definition of a vacation.  A real vacation requires at least 5 days, no schedule, no computer, no email, no work, no obligations or worries…)  I am going to disconnect from all the technology we find ourselves submersed in, and take some much needed time to rev up my creative spirit, catch up on sleep, spend time with my bestie, and throw back margaritas on the beach.  But it’s not here yet…8 1/2 days to pump out this mural…sell some art and tie up a few loose ends…

this week I find myself inspired by the polka dot queen herself…Bekah

oh happy turtle…

and yellow tangs…do you believe they actually have 2 yellow tangs in their fish tank!  I just chose them for design purposes…love those unexpected surprises!

All Artwork ©2008 Heather L. Young and may not be reproduced without permission from the artist.