This year, during the month of April, I went to an event that changed my outlook on starting my own art business. Before I went I was so scared to do anything to get a business started. I had so many questions and felt so out of the loop with the art community. When I went to the Craftcation conference I gained the confidence to finally set out on my journey to start my own art business. I was featured on the Craftcation website with my story:
My Craftcation experience by Heather Norris:
I heard about Craftcation by chance when I reached out to an Instagram friend I had recently started chatting with. I had so many questions about how to start an art business she directed me to look into going to Craftcation because she thought it would give me all the answers I needed. READ MORE
P is for pie, pumpkin pie to be exact. It is that time of year and pumpkin is my favorite type of pie so why not illustrate it. it was hard to find inspiration for my illustration without running out and getting a pie The one time I tried to make a pumpkin pie with my sister I put in the eggs too fast into the hot liquid and the eggs scrambled. I didn't know until I cut into the baked pie and saw scrambled eggs inside, UUHHGGGG, Thankfully I recovered and can still enjoy a properly baked pumpkin pie. You can find my original painting for sale in my etsy shop.
O is for oatmeal. Oatmeal is my usual breakfast most days. I used to need super sweet instant oatmeal but little by little I got used to the plain oatmeal with just cinnamon. Growing up, my dad would have plain oatmeal everyday. I always thought it seemed so boring and bland but it turns out that it is the perfect breakfast. For my illustration I decided to make my oatmeal a little more pretty than usual.
N is the next letter in my Alphabet Food series. Nachos are one of the great snack foods, especially in California. Growing up I loved just making simple nachos with tortilla chips and some cheddar cheese shredded over the top. As I have grown up I have come to appreciate those super loaded up nachos, with veggies and meat. One type I just can't eat are the nachos with fake nacho cheese and brownish green jalapeños that are usually found at baseball games or movie theaters. Prints of this illustration will be available on my Society6 account.
Heather Norris is an Art Educator, Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Fine Artist.