whew! life is a whirlwind…

February 2, 2009

This weekend, we celebrated Granny J’s 80th birthday with a family meal at the Pirate’s House.  So many times my mural work occupies a private residence, so it’s always great when my family can see one in real life.  Just look at those happy pirates…

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It was great fun indeed!

Mom also made her way to Savannah for the weekend, and we had a lovely time scouring wedding magazines and hunting for that perfect “mother-of-the-bride dress”….eeek, some of those ones with the jackets are horrendous!  Glad we started the hunt early.

Well, I better go clear out a spot in the studio for my new epson baby! It’s due to arrive today, and I can’t wait to try it out…oh it will be like Christmas!

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whew! am i done yet?

January 7, 2009

I spent an entire day yesterday updating this, updating that, and totally  missing out on one of the most glorious days of the year.  Ugh!  What’s sad is that I haven’t even made it to the stack of filing on my desk.  I’m such a procrastinator when it comes to updating my own website, I’ve taken to only doing a major update once a year, and I know the filing would be so much easier if I just kept up with it…but could there be a worse chore?  All I want to do is paint…I suppose I’ll have to hire an intern one day, or get a pet monkey, or make babies for the sole purpose of running my little one woman factory….anywho…am I rambling?  I think I am…here’s the list (the only blessing that comes from a day of laborious chores, is a list to make me feel somewhat accomplished)

A Mural for Lab Lovers

6 New Pet Portraits

11 Homes (the tip of the iceberg)

1 Commercial Property

A few tweaks to this and that…and well…you might as well just go explore, as I’ve only got 2 hours to update my mural book before I meet with  a client.  Yikes!

mural updates…

November 18, 2008

So here’s the unofficial post pics of the double door mural.  I usually ask my clients to “live with” a piece for a week, just to make sure that they are satisfied with the final work.  A mural can really make a big statement in a room, so it’s important that it’s just right.  Speaking of “just right” I’m on my way out this morning to add a few additional touches to ye old Pirates’ House…and take a peek at my new canvas over there…that’s right!  Another wall will fall victim to my brush in the coming months…I so cannot wait!  Ps…click here for a look at the “before canvas.”

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©2008 Heather L. Young – Notice all four of their beloved labs have been included.

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©2008 Heather L. Young….(if ya’ll are reading, thanks a million for a super fun project!  Hope you love it…I’ll sure miss getting to hang with your pups everyday 🙂

a sweet lil surprise…

November 13, 2008

So when I showed you the  preliminary sketch for the latest mural project, I neglected to show you the sketch that included all 4 of their precious pups!  Betcha didn’t think I could fit all that into two double doors…?

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Mural Detail – work in progress, ©2008 Heather L. Young

Oh Deer!

November 7, 2008

Corny title, I know…but I had the most splendid encounter yesterday!  I was driving up to my mural site, when I thought I saw a dog…or two or three…or how about SIX little deer!  I didn’t see any antlers, and they looked rather young, but they stood there while I got out of my car, opened the trunk, fished out my camera, and snapped pics until my camera died!  Not the best shots, I only had about 3 minutes to click away, but none-the-less a nice way to start the day. I’ll be sure to post the rest of the photos to my flikr as soon as I get the time…

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yep, I’m cute, and I know it…

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can we get back to grazing now?

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what are you lookin’ at lady?

I’m sure your not much interested in the updated mural pic, when you’ve got pretty baby deer to stare at…but hey at least this one has antlers…

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doors…

October 30, 2008

Once in a while, they must be painted.  It’s been a long time since I last painted a door, beveled edges and all.  I believe this was the last one, painted nearly 4 1/2 years ago.

See it there hiding out on the right?  ©2004-2008 Heather L. Young

My new canvas will require a bit more detail.  Here’e your first peek…

I’d spill some more, but I’m itching to get out of this studio and get my hands in paint!  Have a lovely Thursday!

…all the photos from the Pirate’s House mural.  I must say, this one sure is hard to photograph, so the next time you’re floating around downtown, drop by to see it.  Just tell them you’d like to take a peek at Captain Flint’s Hall, and they’ll give you the tour.  Enjoy!

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Oh yeah, and Mr. UPS is due to drop off some yummy new paints for my next mural today!  I can’t wait to get out of this studio and on location again.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!