Of all the Savannah Pen & Ink sketches I’ve done over the years, this one has always been the favorite.  I love the sneak peak of St. John’s Cathedral through the trees, and I sure hope I’ve done it justice by adding a splash of color…feel free to critique! Oh and to refresh your memory, here’s the classic black & white version.

lafayette

©2009 Heather L. Young

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I’m Baaaaaaaaack!!!!!!

October 21, 2009

Whew!  The past month (or year really) has been quite the whirlwind.  In case you didn’t hear, Nick and I finally tied the knot on our 10 year anniversary this year!  It was a magical experience, and it still feels so surreal.  We had so many helping hands and creative minds that made this all come together, and I want to take a few blog entries to not only get you up to speed, but to thank all of those folks that contributed to our special day.

In studio news, things are starting to pick up for the Holidays.  Commissions are booking fast…so if you’d like a custom Pen & Ink or Pet Portrait this year, be sure to get your name on the list pronto!

I’m also working on some new Savannah Prints to debut in time for Christmas, so if you get bored with the wedding run-down, come back in a week or so, and I’m all business…promise!

The Holidays are right around the corner!  Now’s the time to get your custom pen & ink drawing started, and for a little incentive, I’ve dropped the price from $250 to $200!  So commission that ink, and use the extra $50 to order 50 fabulously matching note cards!

Here’s how the process works:

1.  I start with a photograph.  You can supply a photo of your old family home, your cousins house in Wyoming, or if you’re local to Savannah, I prefer to take my own shots.

2.  I draw up a pencil sketch for your approval.  You tell me if I’ve missed that ever-so-unique weather-vane, or little detail that makes your house a home.

3.  We make any final adjustments, and then it’s time to play with ink.  Your final image is an 11×14 inch drawing with archival ink, and comes with a black mat and a sassy pinwheel bow.

4.  Last, but certainly  not least, for a $1 per note,  you can have your house printed on fine Crane Stationery from my friends at Turtle Creek.  Perfect for that “anytime” note!

I’ve even had small prints made of the old family home, so that everyone in the family can have a memory of that special place!  The possibilities are endless!

So take advantage of that low rate, and availability…(last year my schedule booked up pretty fast)…and commission your ink today!  You can do so easily via The Ink Lab, or if you’d rather not have to “sign in” to etsy, then just shoot me an email at Heather@FLYoungStudio.com and I’ll send you an invoice.

Thanks for stopping by!

a full plate…

October 5, 2008

I knew I should have started that Vayda-Christmas card illustration a few weeks ago!  Things are really heating up around here.  3 pen & inks, 3 pet portraits, a new mural in the works, and the SMB is less than a week away.  YIKES!  So you can imagine, the slew of lists floating around the studio…tacked to the fridge, sticky-notes on the computer monitor, and a mopey dog…(if it wasn’t football season, I’d be adding a neglected fiance to that list.)  Oh and for those of you so patiently waiting for the final pics of the Pirate’s House Mural…we’re in the process of tweaking a bit here and there…so I’d rather wait to post until the top coat is on and it is 110% complete!  Thanks for your patience! Oh yeah…and if you’re thinking that this is the year you’re finally going to commission the custom pen & ink drawing of your home or garden…now’s the time to get on the list!

©2008 Heather L. Young

Whew!  One of these days I’ll have time to plan a wedding!

That’s right!  I’ve made it easier than ever to order your custom pen & ink drawings, Savannah prints, and Savannah notes!  Check out the new store here:  http://theinklab.etsy.com

Oh and special thanks to all of you who have helped promote my ink work. It’s been so much fun to document homes and businesses from across the U.S.  Oh and don’t forget Christmas is just around the corner!

where to begin?

August 27, 2008

So many exciting things happening in the studio right now, I don’t even know where to begin!  I just finished a pen & ink drawing for a lovely couple that will be taking some of their new notes all the way to Switzerland this month .

©2008 Heather L. Young, FLYoungStudio.com

Finally managed to order a few samples of the new “Green Series” from my printer…(It will be like Christmas when they arrive!)…Sold four Foodie Prints to a lovely lady that requested them a little larger…that’s right folks!  Now I can offer a 10×12 (but for the moment, they will have to be special ordered, whereas I have 8×10’s in stock…just email me if you’re interested.)  Found a smidgen of time to draw up a new business card for Bekah, and photographed another house for inking.  Oh yeah, and I received a call from one of my most favorite clients…but I’m keeping that project under wraps for now.  I’m sure I missed a thing or two…but you get the idea…So if I seem a bit scattered for the next few days, know that it’s not the wedding taking over my life, it’s all about business.

Happy Wednesday!

A custom pen & ink of a home or garden makes for the perfect Christmas gift!  And no, the house doesn’t have to be in Savannah for me to draw it…in fact, I rather enjoy drawing the old family home back in North Carolina, or the Beach House in Marco…so hurry and get on the list!  Last year, some folks had to wait until January for their sketch..(I mean, I only have one drawing hand…)…so drop me a line and commission your ink today!

rough pencil sketch, Skidaway Island, GA home