Note: I decided to make this a 2 part series because it was starting to get too long! Go here to see the next one in the series – Favorite Projects from 2020.
Move over, Creatives Who Took Advantage of Extra Time During Quarantine To Grow Their Businesses. Proud Side Hustler Who Put Her Creative Projects to the Side coming through!
Continue reading “Looking Back at 2020, Part I: High Hopes”
Ever say “yes” to a project, then panic mid-project because you don’t think you can do it? That’s what happened to me with Lindsay’s giant Peter Pan canvas. This was a project that challenged me and grew me as an artist, and one which taught me that a little bit of persistence and hope can have a huge impact!
Continue reading “How Bob Ross Kept Me From Giving Up”
I just attended my second festival this year as a vendor! My first one was the Rockwall Comic Fest, which was an awesome entry into the world of selling artwork in person. It was free, the crowd was exactly my demographic (book nerds), and, as a school fair, it was low pressure.
The North Texas Wine and Brew Music Festival was the next step up. I had to rent a space, I had no clue about the crowd other than that they loved drinking and music, and it was expected to have thousands of attendants. It was also their first year to hold the event, so there was the added risk that something would fall through. But, man. It worked out. And I’m so glad I did it. Here’s how it all went down.
Continue reading “I did it again!: The North Texas Wine and Brew Music Festival and My Second Vendor Booth Experience”
I am lucky to be friends with the coolest human beings in the world. Allow me to describe them to you and make you wish you knew them, too: scientists, bookworms, PhDs (both of them… their brown parents are so proud), Potterheads, crossword lovers, and ridiculously supportive of each other. They had their engagement shoot at Half Price Books. That’s how cool and perfect they are.
Continue reading “Nursery Quotes for a Nerdy Baby Girl”
When I started The Nerd Lady, one of my many hopes for my creative projects was to create artwork that could get girls excited about science and adventure. I wanted to create dinosaur and outer space art for little girls like mine so they could dream about discovery and exploration. There’s plenty of this for boys, but not much for girls. As I started focusing more and more on literary lettering, however, I let go of this hope.
Until this year.
Continue reading “From Instagram Message to Nursery Decor: The Making of the Moon Board!”