If you’re local to Savannah, you may have spotted them already at ShopScad, The Tea Room, or La Paperie, but now you can also get your Savannah Notes online via The Ink Lab.  I’ve mixed up the series a bit and revamped the packaging to include an eco-friendly kraft paper box.  Each box includes 8 notes featuring my pen & ink drawings of Madison Square, Lafayette Square, Chippewa Square and the iconic Forsyth Park Fountain.  Get yours here!

Savannah Notes by Heathe L. Young

Savannah Boxed Note Set

Hope y’all are enjoying a beautiful Savannah Spring!

Baby’s First Mural!

April 6, 2013

I’ve been absent, but with good reason!  We are expecting a little fella late summer, so life has taken on a new urgency if you will.  So many projects to tackle before his arrival.

Babys First Mural

One of which was finally updating my Dutch Island mural from many years ago.  (see here to refresh your memory.)  Naughty clients decided to remodel, trim down the mural a bit from one side and *gasp* tear a hole in the wall to put in double doors!  (it’s okay Meghan and Bill, I still love you!)

mural revamp

Beveled edges are so tricky!  Matching paint from 8 years ago, even trickier, but I think I successfully brought their waterfall back to life.

Mural Painted Doors

Oh and they had one more addition arrive in those 8 years, Sophie.  It wouldn’t be fair to leave her out of the mural…

Mural Pet Portrait

Here’s a better shot at how she fits into the mix…

Waterfall Mural Dutch Island Georgia

Here’s a glimpse at the right side.  I added some embellishments to beef up the silhouette since a few feet had been trimmed on that side of the mural.  Sorry for the split shots, it’s impossible to be a shot of the full mural (roughly 20 feet wide)

Dutch Island Mural

For a better idea of the scale of things, take a look at the original mural.

Happy Spring y’all!

Couples getting hitched at Whitefield Chapel take note!  Your invitation is the first impression your guests will get of your wedding day, why not give them a sneak peek of the beautiful gate and oak tree lined drive at Bethesda?

Bethesda Gate Wedding Invitations

Of course, I’m happy to coordinate your save-the-dates, menus, programs, weekend festivity cards, and other paper goods to match the invitations. The colors are completely customizable!  Choice or White or Ivory Paper.  Envelopes come in Ivory, White, and Brown Kraft Paper (for the rustic affair).  Colored envelopes like the blue shown are available upon request and may require an additional fee.  For more details CLICK!

Savannah Bethesda Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday y’all!

 

Finally took our new mountain bikes out for a spin at Skidaway Island State Park today.  It’s an easy ride for a beginner, a 3 mile loop with an observation tower overlooking the marsh.  Lots of beautiful old trees, marsh views, and even alligator ponds!

skidaway island state park savannah georgia

We only took a few photos, as we were having too much fun testing out the new bikes, but I’m sure we’ll be back.

nick and heather

Hope you all enjoyed a lovely weekend!

Love love love the Harper Fowlkes House!  Beautiful inside and out, and it’s been on my list to draw for ages.  (my right hand is still crippled from all the last minute details applied last night) The original has been sold, but you can bet I’ll be offering some variety of prints in the not-so-distant future.

Pen and Ink Drawing of the Harper Fowlkes House in Savannah, Georgia by Heather L. Young

The Harper Fowlkes House

11×14″ pen and ink

© Heather L. Young

 

So many exciting things in the works for 2012!  I’ve been designing lots of Wedding Programs (think bi-fold, tri-fold, fans, and now lace)  with hopes of listing them for sale in my shop soon.

Lace Embellished Wedding Program

The problem is, I’d rather be creating than tediously listing items for sale on etsy…so if you’re interested, feel free to call or email me for more information.

I could get myself into serious trouble shopping for lace trim online.  Fun fun!

Looking Back at 2011

December 31, 2011

I spent the greater portion of the year finding my niche (unexpectedly) in the wedding industry.  It started with a few brides and quickly snowballed into a full blown line of wedding paper-goods…most of which have yet to make it to my wedding section…(goal for 2012)

officiating wedding

Speaking of weddings, I officiated one!  (Thank you Val & Pat for a once in a lifetime honor – love, Officiant-O!)

aj and liz engaged

Love, there was just so much of it! Alan Jr., aka Brosef, proposed to sweet Elizabeth…finally, a sister for me!

Transitioning our sweet Lee Anne from life at home into a nursing facility was by far most challenging obstacle of 2011.  I have a long way to go accepting what HD has done to our family, but I can honestly say, that we have felt God’s Grace throughout the process.  To all of you who have taken the time to write letters, send family photos and care packages, and pay visits, you have no idea how much it means to all of us.  It warms my heart to walk into her room and see just how loved she is.

In other news, my baking skills have certainly improved since the first of the year.

I even learned to make Granny’s Famous Cherry Pie…

It took me 31 years to catch it, but I officially have Baby Fever.

I found time to hang family photos down the hallway, and it makes me smile every day when I walk by them.

Mom taught me how to Tie Dye, though I’m still pondering how I will find use for this technique in 2012.

We fed buffalo.  The herd of 30 arrived in McIntosh County in 2011, talk of the town!

Mom’s face here = priceless!

nick and i blackhawks game

We capped off the year with trip to Chicago for Christmas.  Tonight, we’ll keep it low key.  Just the two of us, our pups and a fire in the backyard.  A little peace before the firestorm that is 2012 arrives with all it’s surprises.

Best wishes to you all for a warm and wonderful New Year!

It’s almost therapeutic to draw all the little details in Savannah ironwork.  I really enjoyed pulling this one together.

Custom Pen and Ink Drawing of Harris Street House in Historic Savannah

West Harris Street – Historic Savannah

8×12 pen & ink on natural colored paper

Visit The Ink Lab to commission your own – click here to see house sketches from years gone by.

12×16 inch Thumbprint Tree Guestbooks are here!  They are the perfect size for small weddings, baby showers, birthdays and family reunions.  The best part about these little trees? You get the option of the standard black ink printed onto white paper OR chocolate ink printed onto natural paper.  (available with and without moss)  Sadly, I can only offer the chocolate ink and natural paper on the small trees at this time.

Fingerprint / Thumbprint Oak Tree Wedding Guestbook

For more details, visit the Wedding Section of The Ink Lab.

Savannah Magnolia Tree Drawing by Heather L. Young

I finally have The Gordonston Savannah Magnolia Tree prints available in The Ink Lab!  (Your  choice of Moss Green or Natural.)  This reminds me that I need to go hunt down our old climbing tree