Wise Old Bird

May 27, 2014

Found this anniversary card from Granny J to my Papa while cleaning out my studio.  Unsure of the year, but I love this Meyer- Gasters watercolor

Wise Old Bird Meyer Gasters Owl Print

Anniversary Card

Do all artist’s feel the urge to paint flowers?  Seems like I’m always thinking “one day I should paint that blossom.”  Thanks to sweet bride Aimee, I have finally get to nurture that side of me, even if only for a bit.

I have a feeling there will be more to come….

stumbled upon

October 11, 2010

A photo of me  (circa 2003) taken by  long lost friend, and talented photographer, Cecilia Marshall.

portrait of artist Heather L. Young photo by cecelia marshall

Ceci, if you’re reading this, I’d love to reconnect…oh and do share your method, as I’ve completely forgotten how this print was processed.  It’s been applied to a heavy-weight print-making paper, and as I recall, the variations (like “antler” neck) were all happy accidents.


March 3, 2010

Today is just one of those days.  I won’t bore you with the simple annoyances that have me a bit off kilter.  Instead, I choose to share with you my lucky find of the week.  Courtesy of Aunt Pam and her clever eye.

This mirror almost made it into Goodwill.  It’s a little dirty, but if you look close, you’ll see Miss Vayda stretching in the reflection.  Such a ham!


February 5, 2010

…I had one with regard to the old card catalog midsection I’ve been toting around for um, say 6 or 7 years.

Here it is, on it’s side… a completely useless, heavy, space-sucker, that I knew one day would find it’s purpose.  (do note I took some initiative a few years back and removed all the hardware to prep for refinishing)

I’m thinking with a lot of sanding, stripping, staining, and sawing, I might just be able to construct a very much needed table for my foyer.


©2009 Heather L.  Young

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I’m a collector of sorts.  Little odds and ends that might inspire are good to have around.  My three little apprentice girls presented me with quite the gem this weekend.

hand-painted scarf from Bulgaria

detail of hand-painted scarf from Bulgaria, artist Dani Iliev

Isn’t it amazing?  I love that it is wearable art, but I must say Nick and I are tempted to frame it.  This, by the way, is only a small detail of the scarf, which measures nearly 6 feet in length.

I love the variety, the patterns, the uniqueness of each one.  I rarely wear them, but I can’t help myself from picking them up here and there.  Here’s the collection…


My favorites are vintage Vera and Liberty of London prints.  I also draw heavily from the ones with sentimental value.  And there you have it…a little eye candy for your Monday morning blues.

Lookin’ Like Sunshine!

November 8, 2008

For the SMB! (see here)  Oh and this blog has been devoid of any lists for sometime now…so here’s a short compilation of tomorrow’s finds:

holiday gifts – clothing from the SCAD designers – handmade soaps – fish art from tybee – hand painted envelopes – mid-century furniture – super duper discounted faucets – sinks and bath kits – glassware – t-shirts – paintings – pottery – toys – photographyjewels & more jewels – and then some.


it’s magnetic!  The same day I posted the previous entry…Nick came home with this…

I almost fell out of my chair when I saw it…after all…Aunt Pammy has been on the hunt for a breadbox FOREVER!  Go figure, Nick (of all people) would be the one to find this little gem.   The only problem is that he happens to be rather attached to this great find…and not just because it came loaded with explosives…

So Pam, if it suits you…and your fabulously remodeled kitchen…you’ll have to stage a heist.  It couldn’t hurt to leave some baked goods in it’s place…I believe he likes chocolate iced vanilla cakes, and your delightful brownies never disappoint.