After many requests, I’ve finally designed a Weeping Willow Tree Fingerprint Guestbook.  Available in Black / White or Chocolate / Ivory, these trees are perfect for Weddings, Baby Showers, Family Reunions, all sorts of gatherings!  The wording at the bottom is completely customizable and you can even dress them up with a couple of my love birds.  For more details visit The Ink Lab.

Weeping Willow Thumbprint Tree Guestbook

They all come mounted on sturdy 1/4 inch thick foam core, for easy display at your event!

Thumbprint Tree Guestbook Weeping Willow

 

Printed with archival quality inks to prevent fading of your keepsake over time.

Weeping Willow Guestbook Tree Baby Girl Nursery

Hope y’all are enjoying a happy spring!

 

 

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!

Lover’s Oak is located in historic Brunswick, GA, and is thought to be over 900 years old! Legend has it that Native American lovers would meet under its magnificent branches to kiss.  The trunk alone measures 13 feet in diameter.  So beautiful!

Lover's Oak Tree Fine Art Print Watercolor Pen and Ink Drawing

Lover's Oak Tree Fine Art Print in Natural by Heather L. Young

Prints are available in theinklab in Natural, Moss and Icy Blue.  If you’d like one in time for Valentine’s Day, be sure to order quickly!

All artwork ©2013 Heather L. Young

Delicately washed watercolor prints of Savannah’s Harper Fowlkes House are finally up for sale in the The Ink Lab!  Each print has slight variations that make it unique, comes hand signed and matted.  If you ever get a chance to visit Savannah, I highly recommend taking a tour of this beauty. From the exterior to the interior to the lush garden, this house embodies Savannah’s grace and charm!

Harper Fowlkes House Savannah Watercolor by Heather L. Young

8×10 inches

hand watercolored & signed

get yours here!

Whoa! Happy New Year!

January 1, 2013

How exactly did it get to be 2013?!  I’m still playing mad catch up from 2012.  (The year that will go down in my personal history as “the one that got away”) I hesitate to make it an official resolution, perhaps rather a goal, but I’m shooting to keep you all MUCH more up-to-date this year.  Here’s a peek at some of the Christmas commissions that couldn’t be posted until the New Year…many, many more to come!

Pen and Ink Drawing of Ashville, North Carolina House Portrait Black and White

Ashville, NC

Custom house portrait watercolor painting with pen and ink drawing

Welsh, Louisiana

All artwork © Heather L. Young

There’s just something about this house in Rhode Island that speaks to me.  I’ve never been there and it probably has something to do with the fact that it seems so isolated, perched over the beach.    It’s a family home that opened its doors to a wedding in the back yard (talk about a backdrop) and I was lucky enough to draw it as a wedding gift for the bride & groom.

Commission your own custom Pen & Ink Drawing HERE.  (ps…my holiday schedule is booking super fast this year!)

 

 

I’m sure there are those that will debate me on this, but Lafayette is hands down, my favorite of all the Savannah Squares.  I adore the patina on the fountain, the beautiful oaks that surround it, and of course the company it’s nestled between:  The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Hamilton-Turner Inn and the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home.

Lafayette Square Savannah Wedding Invitations and Ceremony Programs by FLYoung Studio

Happy Wedding Day Lauren & John! It was such a pleasure working with you and thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with one of my favorite squares, Lafayette.  I loved Lauren’s color scheme of Eggplant and Chocolate Brown and it paired nicely with the rustic kraft paper envelopes.

I’m so happy to now offer Tree Themed Place Cards! Choose from my moss draped Live Oak Trees, Magnolias, or even Weeping Willows!

Tree Themed Wedding Place Cards Escort Cards Photography Diana Daley

above photo courtesy of Diana Daley Photography

You are welcome to mix and match trees and/or colors to help differentiate entree choices.

Savannah Wedding Place Card Oak Tree Live Oak

above photo courtesy of Diana Daley Photography

Whether your wedding is large or small, all guests appreciate a personalized detail!

Thank you Diana for sharing your stunning photos with me!  Click for more beautiful photos of Erica & Matt’s wedding day captured by Diana!

 

In 1904 the Jekyll Island Club was referred to as “the richest, the most exclusive, the most inaccessible club in the world,” according to Munsey’s Magazine.  The Club still lives up to it’s grand title, this sketch a mere detail of the sprawling building and lush grounds.  Click Here to read some of the fascinating history behind the Jekyll Island Club.

Jekyll Island Club Pen and Ink Drawing by Heather L. Young

Original – SOLD

Prints available soon!

I’ve worked up more paper goods for family and friends this year than ever before.  It’s an honor to me to be trusted with their special announcements, and I do enjoy the extra bit of creative freedom that I can pour into family jobs.  Here’s a round-up of some the goodies I’ve neglected to share…

Fleur di lis Wedding Programs

Bi-fold wedding programs for my darling cousin Rachel.  The custom emblem mirrors the bead-work on her wedding dress.

Fleur de lis wedding invitations by theinklab

I played up the Fleur De Lis, a little nod to her home state of Louisiana.

Magnolia Tree Engagement Party Invitations

Sweet cousin Rebecca was the first to use my Magnolia Tree on her paper goods. Engagement party invitations are just the beginning, you can bet I will have my hands in all sorts of details for her upcoming wedding!

Black Damask and Purple Ribbon Bridal Shower Invitations

Ribbon embellished bridal shower invitations for my soon to be cousin-in-law.  Eggplant has been a HOT color this year!

2012 Graduation Invitations Modern

Last but not least, modern, geometric graduation invitations for Rebecca (yep, it’s a big year for her!)  I wish my graduation invitations hadn’t been so stuffy!  So glad to see graduation invitations getting a bit of modern flair.

I knew 2012 would be a busy year!