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?
I made a video on my favorite illustrated books from my childhood. As a child I would look at the same books over and over and even when I look at them as an adult they give me a special feeling of comfort. I have saved most of these from my actual collection as a child but I did have to go and purchase some of these again because I lost them along the way. What are your favorite children's books from your childhood?
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Heather Norris is an Art Educator, Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Fine Artist.