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!
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!
ntrdx on Oct 16, 2016
Fantastic card! Love the design and perfect for the otterly-obsessed in my life. Appreciate the quick shipping, too!
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.
Find NoraAlice at the following upcoming markets!
Community UCC Artisan Fair
Community United Church Of Christ, 1145 Summit Ave
Saint Paul Park, MN
Local artists displaying and selling their one of a kind creations Home-made baked goods Delicious soups and breads
Nokomis Fall Urban Craft & Art Fair
Lake Nokomis Community Center, 2401 E Minnehaha Pkwy
Family-friendly event at beautiful Lake Nokomis. Local artists selling handmade wares; no dealers, imports or mass-produced items. This is a benefit for Nokomis Park & programs.
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