Fat-Free Fruitcake that is! Check them out over at The Produce Stand. Oh yeah, did I mention they make their debut at only $15!  And well…it wouldn’t fair to have Rockstar Reds on Sale without ALSO running the $15 sale on the Eat Your Greens series…so go shop around and have some fun!  Hope you like!

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All artwork on this site ©2008 Heather L . Young

what’s that they say?

November 19, 2008

An Apple a Day keeps the doctor away…?  Should have been eating my apples…

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Red Candy Apple ©2008 Heather L. Young

Acrylic & Oil Wash on Illustration Board

Red Thing no. 2

November 10, 2008

So I heard a reporter on the news yesterday asking whether it was premature to start putting up Christmas trees and what nots prior to Turkey Day.  I must say, that any other year I would probably grunt and say yes, that Christmas should wait.  However, when taking into consideration the current economic woes, I think it’s best to start spreading some Christmas Cheer…Not to mention, the end of all those annoying presidential campaign commercials is cause to enough to celebrate.  So  here’s the start of my subliminal Christmas marketing campaign, just to get you in the spirit.

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Meat as yet untitled, (suggestions welcomed) ©2008 Heather L. Young

Bazaar recap…

November 9, 2008

The Market Bazaar was great fun.  Thanks to all of you who stopped by my tent,  picked up cards, bought a print or two, or just made conversation.   I had the opportunity to meet some super-fabulous artists, and it was especially great to finally meet Sarah and Kelly in person.  Special thanks to Nick for helping me all day…I could not have done it without you!  Thanks Marvin for letting me sit in the drivers seat of the fire truck…so cool!  Oh yeah, and thanks to Miriam and Jake for hosting an awesome event.  I think what you are doing for the community is really fantastic!  I must say though, that the real icing on the cake for me was selling Granny J’s Jello.  It happens to be one of my favorite prints, and I think it found the perfect home!  So in the spirit of Jello and all things fun.  Here’s your first peek at a complete Red Thing…

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Red Jello Mold or Jello for Joy ©2008 Heather L. Young

P.S. Red Things, a whole lot of them, are on their way!  So save a little bit of that Holiday shopping money for some Fresh Produce!

13 paintings and a mural…

November 4, 2008

in the works right now!  I’ve been working at a feverish pace…unable to sleep, I have so many ideas running through my head…Creativity can be so fleeting, that it’s best to take advantage of it while it’s fresh…Speaking of fresh…my new series of Red Things is coming along quite nicely…I’m hoping to have the first run ready for Christmas…(think Red AND Green things…oh what a fabulous gift!)

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©2008 Heather L. Young

Oh yeah, and special thanks to Liz of A Little Bit of Somethin’ for including my Greens in the kitchy treasury below..

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Want more information on the lovely treasures featured here?  Click!

Whew! I think that’s it for now…have a lovely day, and don’t forget to vote!

SuperSkirt that is!  When I picked up the Savannah edition of Skirt Mag, only these two had made the issue.  Which left me a little sad, as I’d never completed an illustration that didn’t “make the cut” so to speak.  And then I received the Charleston edition of Skirt in the mail yesterday…all three illos included!

Hope you all have a lovely Wednesday…and don’t forget to pick up the latest issue of Skirt! Mag….(it’s free AND in 22 cities) and if you’re local, be sure to check out this weekend’s Market Bazaar!!!!!!

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

Back to Basics

September 10, 2008

A recent commission has had me channeling this guy.  I can’t debut the full illustration until October, however, I can say that I’m pretty happy with the direction it has taken.  I think I’ve mentioned before, but I kind of like to “dissect” things…(visually, not literally)…I like the idea breaking something down to it’s main components, and what could be more fundamental than the primary colors?

A sneak peak of mystery illo ©2008 Heather L. Young

my frog’s back…

September 1, 2008

Every year, we have two tree frogs that take up shelter right around our front door.  Periodically they hop inside, and we have to fend off the Vayda-monster to get them back out.  Our little friend returned a few days ago, and I just happened to have my camera handy…

It’s times like these, I wish I had a few photography skills…but I’m pretty pleased with the composition here.  (Robin if you ever wanna learn how to wield a brush, I’ll gladly throw a few tips your way for some photo lessons…lol!)

Oh and belated “Happy Birthdays” are in order for Dad and Cima.  Hope to see you both real soon!

Have a happy Labor Day everyone!