Can you believe it? I’ve been pluggin’ away at this whole blog world now for a good 365 days. I never dreamed when I started this little adventure, that people would actually find interest in the life of a quirky southern artist…let alone that it would introduce me to so many wonderful friends, artists, colleagues, interesting folks, and more. Within one month of starting this little blog, traffic had more than doubled to my website, and has yet to drop since!

I am incredibly grateful to all of you who have subscribed to this blog, shared your comments and well-wishes with me, posted links, and spread the word! It’s been an incredible journey, and the only way I see fit to thank you all…is to have a Blog-A-Versary Give-A-Way!!! I picked the following Foodie Print for two reasons:

1. I’m drinking it for breakfast…(much like Lee Lee used to do)

2. Lee Lee’s Sweet Tea was one of the original Southern Girl’s Cookbook illustrations, that landed me the gig with the fabulous Skirt! Magazine, and sparked my interest in Food Illustration. So there you have it…

Lee Lee’s Sweet Ice Tea, ©2008 Heather L. Young

For more detailed images of this hand-embellished canvas print, please visit my shop…click!

How To Enter:

All you have to do to win is leave me a comment on this post. Each comment will then be assigned a number and randomly selected via this little website. Fair is fair! You’ve got until next Sunday (the 20th) to post your comment…so what are you waiting for? Jump to it!

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p.s. H-A-P-P-Y B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y PEGGY! Hope you have a super-fabulous day! We’re looking forward to seeing you next week 🙂

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check out Dimensions….

April 4, 2008

I’m proud to say that my latest line of prints can now be found at Dimensions Gallery! I love that my work is at such a friendly, upbeat, artist-run gallery. If you haven’t checked them out yet, be sure to pay a visit. They have what looks to be a really cool show tonight…

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I’m off to Hilton Head for the weekend…rain or shine…but otherwise would see you there! Hugs ~

it’s come full circle…

February 5, 2008

A few years ago, I…(along with dear friend Dana Jo)…concocted a promotional idea to get my foot in the door with some editorial outfits.  The goal was to create something that would be hard to throw away…something that could sit on someone’s desk for a while…and so began the Southern Girl’s Cookbook…(an interesting concept, as I cannot cook for the life of me….)  I spent an eternity (just ask my father) preparing the interior illustrations, compiling the recipes, and coming up with a crafty presentation.  I was warned (by Dad in particular) that the idea might not work on the first round, and to be patient….(not a real strong personality trait of mine…)  So you can imagine how surprised I must have been when Nikki called just 5 days after I mailed the first batch.  This of course, marked the beginning of the Taste of the Month for Skirt! Mag…a series that ran for nearly 19 months, having just ended in December of 2007.

Oddly enough, just around the death of the Taste of the Month, I received one of the original cookbooks in the mail.  The editor of Southern Lady Magazine, had apparently found it hard to throw away, and some two years later decided to mail it back to me…

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Isn’t it funny how things come full circle?