NoraAlice

Nora Alice Art

Saint Paul, Minnesota · 696 Sales

NoraAlice

Nora Alice Art

Saint Paul, Minnesota 696 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(188)

Announcement   Welcome! Everything you see here is made by me, whether it's block printed greeting cards, acrylic paintings, or digital archival prints of my watercolor paintings. "Like" me on Facebook (button above) to see photos of what I'm working on now. Thanks for visiting my online shop!

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Last updated on Dec 19, 2015

Welcome! Everything you see here is made by me, whether it's block printed greeting cards, acrylic paintings, or digital archival prints of my watercolor paintings. "Like" me on Facebook (button above) to see photos of what I'm working on now. Thanks for visiting my online shop!

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North Star Snowstorm Minnesota Block Print
$20.00
Hand Printed Winter Sledding Card R
$5.00
Bear Hug Hand Printed Valentine
$3.50
Honey Bunny Hand Printed Valentine
$3.50
Deer Valentine Card Hand Printed
$3.50
Meerkat Valentine Hand Printed Card
$3.50
Penguin Valentine Hand Printed Card
$3.50
Cat Valentine Hand Printed Card
$3.50
Sloth Card Hand Printed Valentine
$3.50
Honeybee Hi Honey Valentine Hand Printed Card
$3.50
Minnesota Print - North Star Snowstorm Linocut
$20.00
Thanksgiving Thank You Card
$5.00
Deer in the Woods card Hand printed
$5.00
Skeleton Card, Hand Printed
$5.00
Dinner - Thanks for Having Us Greeting Card
$5.00
5x7 Matted Campfire Card, linoleum block print
$12.00
Duck Card for New Baby - Welcome Little One
$5.00
Mermaid Birthday Card Hand Printed R
$5.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(188)
clarendon

clarendon on Jan 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Our Chicago boys (new arrivals) LOVED it - thanks!

velouria13

velouria13 on Dec 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

just perfect! a lovely print.

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About

Two Hands

My first cards were hand-drawn and hand-colored (with Crayola markers), sold mostly to my aunties when I was about 8 years old. I liked to draw tiny things- little houses, little animals, little people, and cards were the perfect vehicle. Drawing was something I loved from a very young age, and my parents were always very supportive. My mother let me use her college Prismacolor pencil set when I was a kindergartner! Being sensible midwesterners (a teacher and a nurse), they may have hoped that I would go for something a little more lucrative in life than a bachelor of fine arts degree, but they never let on.

In college, I focused mainly on painting, my instructors pushing me to oil paints and oversized canvases. I had some great instructors at the University of Minnesota in Duluth, and I still love the smell of turpentine and a painting studio, but looking back at some of those college paintings makes me wonder what I was thinking! It didn't take long post-graduation for me to return to the smaller sizes I had always gravitated to, and the subject matter I had always loved.

Art was always part of my life, something I did in my free time, as (like many art majors) I worked full-time in food service throughout my twenties. I knew I didn't want to be a lifer in the deli where I was working. I felt like I was neglecting my creative self. When the deli changed a policy that required me to work more hours, I made the scary decision to quit (after 9 years of service!) and pursue art full-time.

There were many revisions to those first card designs, but before long I started to get the hang of it. That was about 7 years ago. My artwork for the cards is always changing, always evolving. I add several new designs each year. Every card is made completely by hand. I even cut and score the paper myself. I'm looking forward to growing my business, and am always open to new ideas.

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