What a co-ink-y-dink!  I have spent weeks working on this portrait, to wake up and realize that today, March 5th, it is complete.  Perfect timing, as today is Lee Anne (my little mermaid’s) birthday.  There’s a story here, and for those of you lucky enough to know Lee Anne, you know where it begins.  Lee Anne, my step-mother, has been living with Huntington’s Disease for the past 10 years.  Never heard of Huntington’s Disease?   CLICK HERE.

Lee Anne is such an inspiration to all who meet her.  She fights her battle with an outpouring of love, an endless supply of hope, and a smile so infectious it can light up a room…( it’s hard to miss her trademark ruby red lipstick!)  I can’t think of any better way to wish her a happy birthday, than to unveil her portrait, and to offer it up as a charitable print.  (That is, of course, if you approve Lee)  You can purchase your print by visiting my HeatherLYoung Etsy Shop and know that the proceeds will help find a cure for this debilitating disease.  Spread the word!

mermaidprint

“Riding the Storm Out” ©2009 Heather L. Young

Original measures 20″x8.5″

Acrylic & Oil Wash on Illustration Board

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I’m no therapist but…

February 25, 2009

What do you do when your best friend is going through a rough spell and you live 5 states away?  Make her a bully doll…that’s what.    I guess you could liken it to one of these…although this one is stuffed with beans (hey it’s the best I could do at 11pm last night)…I fully expect her to document the demise of this doll, whether she beats it with a stick, throws rocks at it, or rips his eyes off.  (Trust me…he deserves it)

bullydoll

©2009 Heather L. Young

So off to the post office I go!  Oh and I’ve got a foodie print going all the way to Arizona!  Yay!  Be sure to get yours before they’re all gone!

right on target…

February 16, 2009

Maybe I’m speaking too soon…but sometimes things seem to align just right.  I’ve only got two coats of oil wash, but already the color is just as I had planned.

leeanne2

©2009 Heather L. Young

In other news, talented artista and web promo maven,  Robin Lynne, has got me all wrapped up in a new site.  Made By Hand. BY ME, is a free place to promote your wares and network with other artists.  The site even offers a “spotlight” feature similar to etsy’s treasury concept, except that I don’t have to do math for three hours to find out when one will become available.  It’s a fresh site on the scene, with real potential to grow.  If you’re looking to reach a broader market and like free promo, CHECK IT OUT!

P.S.  here’s my profile…CLICK!

some progress…

February 13, 2009

leeship

…and a some decisions…

all artwork ©2009 Heather L. Young

in progress…

January 31, 2009

a new series in the works.  Gotta have something fresh to test on the new beast.

womennaturewater

copyright Heather L. Young 2009