I have to admit to you here in a public declaration that I am a complete nerd. NERD!
Dictionary.com gives this definition of nerd:
1. a stupid, irritating, ineffectual, or unattractive person.
2. an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit: a computer nerd.
I’m sure there have been people in my life who would put me in the number one category, but I am referring instead to category number two.
I have always found people who are SO devoted to something like, say….. Star Wars a bit goofy. They camp out all night at a theater to see the newest release and come dressed as their favorite character. They use phrases from the movies in their daily conversation; “may the force be with you!” They collect memorabilia from the movies and gather together at conventions for a weekend of All Star Wars All The Time. Pfft. Nerds.
I learned that I was a nerd when I caved in and read the Harry Potter series and then watched all of the movies surrounded by my family and friends who also shared in a common love of all things Harry. (Bless you JK Rowling!) I will say that though I read newsclips about the actors and actresses in the movies and watched all of the interviews with cast and author, I never did actually join an online group of like minded people. Nor have I ever gone to one of the movies dressed as a favorite character. I DO however have a poster on my bedroom wall from The Sorcerer’s Stone. It is looking rather aged these days, and I sure would love a replacement and a movie poster for each of the consecutive movies.
My TRUE nerdiness is arts and crafts. I can’t stop looking up new ideas, be it crocheted or knitted hats, altered art, doodling, sculpting with clay, steampunk related anything at all, fairy gardens, Artist’s Trading Cards…. (see here for a complete view-able showcase of my nerdiness -Dawn’s Nerdiness)…. I’ve even created a Facebook group for other people who share my affliction!
So in the true spirit of nerdiness and creativity I am dedicating the next few months to sharing my creations and what I find here on This Beauty I See. I hope you’ll stop back by and see what I’ve come up with!
Thanks for reading! ~ Dawnee