Sunday, January 27, 2013

My Own Little Nerds

Wikipedia tells me that:

nerd (adjective: nerdy) is a person, typically described as being overly intellectual, obsessive, or socially impaired. They may spend inordinate amounts of time on unpopular, obscure, or non-mainstream activities, which are generally either highly technical or relating to topics of fiction or fantasy, to the exclusion of more mainstream activities. "Nerd" is a derogatory, stereotypical term, but as with other pejoratives, it has been reclaimed and redefined by some as a term of pride and group identity.

Both of my girls proudly claim to be nerds and they do fit some of the definition for sure:
  • both very intelligent
  • both love Sci Fi such as Dr Who, Serenity, Dune, Dollhouse
  • both love classics such as Shakespeare, Austen, Bronte and Wilde (definitely non-mainstream)
  • both love fantasy such as Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Song of the Lioness
  • both loving learning Auslan (Australian Sign Language)
  • both wear dark rimmed glasses

So when I saw a stamp set released that celebrates nerds, I just HAD to get it! The images are gorgeous and the sentiments that go with it hilariously appropriate!

This one was cased from Jenny Peterson and is for DD14:

Materials used:
  • stamps - Smarty Pants by There She Goes clear stamps
  • card - summer starfruit, soft suede, midnight muse, watercolour, Comfort Cafe dsp, very vanilla, summer starfruit patterned paper
  • other - ticket corner punch, spiral punch, midnight muse ribbon, dimensionals, aqua painter, markers

And DD20's card uses the Halloween papers that to me look very similar to Burberry's classic check:

Materials used:
  • stamps - Smarty Pants by There She Goes clear stamps
  • card - basic black, very vanilla, tangerine tango, watercolour, Howlstooth and Scaringbone dsp
  • other - aqua painter, markers, dimensionals

I hope if you have nerds in your house that they celebrate their uniqueness too!

Thanks for calling in.



Anonymous said...

LOL love your take on nerds and nerdiness in general. You certainly made me literally LOL tonight. Love the cards, they are tre chic. Cheers Donna Z :)

Kathryn Brennan said...

These are great! Love your work.

Margaret said...

Oh, how I love these! I think I would relate pretty well to your girls! Of course, when I was in high school, it wasn't nearly as cool to be a bit nerdy... I think of all of the computer 'geeks' I was friends with in high school and how much money they are making now, and just smile! Silly me, I went into teaching...