I was thinking one day how much I love to learn about people's lives. I am really interested in someone's background stories and their history. I think this is why I am always drawn to autobiographies and documentaries. You can learn so much from what someone has done during their lifetime. One day as I was sitting listening to a panel of artist talk about their life journeys and how they got to where they are now I thought of an idea to illustrate people's stories in a timeline style. The first one I ever created was for my father-in-law and mother-in-law's 25th wedding anniversary. I illustrated just a few of the events in the 25 years they have been together. My goal is to have other people ask me for their life timelines illustrated. I believe it is a wonderful way to learn about someone, share significant events and create interesting artwork. A life timeline would be a wonderful birthday, graduation, anniversary and wedding gift to yourself or others. What events would you illustrate in your life timeline?
Heather Norris is an Art Educator, Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Fine Artist.