This year was surprising in the best of ways. I like to keep my expectations low and my goals manageable–a bit of self-preservation so I don’t get too disappointed. This year, I either set my goals too low in January, or I just lucked out. Either way, I’m delighted with how the year turned out!Continue reading “2019: A Year of Saying, "Why Not?" to New Adventures”
Last year, I did #LiteraryWhiteboardLettering, a project in which I lettered book quotes on school whiteboards every day that I gave a book talk to my students. It was my way of fostering a reading culture in my STEM school. This year, I changed schools. I wanted to keep promoting reading by lettering book quotes in my classroom. #LiteraryBlackboards was born.Continue reading “Literary Blackboards”
Every year since 2013, the year we got married, I’ve painted a Christmas ornament to celebrate our family’s biggest milestones and memories. This year, we had our most expensive milestone to date: we bought a house! Here’s how I made this lovely ornament out of these simple tools:Continue reading “Behind the Scenes: My Annual Family Christmas Ornament”
What happened to fall?!
The past two months went by in a flurry. Work got crazy, then I switched focus to practice writing again, now I’m sick… if you’ve had an insane fall, too, chances are that you missed something fun I did on The Nerd Lady. Here are some highlights from my last two months!Continue reading “October + November Highlights”
So you’ve been practicing your basic strokes and you’re ready to move on to actual lettering! Let’s do baby steps: this week, it’s time to focus on lowercase letters.Continue reading “Calligraphy 101: Lowercase Letters”