Mister Nolli – A Visual Art Educator in the Making

Mister Nolli – A Visual Art Educator in the Making

Hi there! I’m Mister Nolli, a visual art educator beginning my first year as a teacher in 2022. For your reading entertainment, I share my journey from higher education to a middle school art classroom and all the joys and pitfalls in between. New Career, Who ‘Dis? In 2017, following the loss of my grandmother, […]

A Time for Poetry

A Time for Poetry

Papercut Heart – inspired by the poem My Heart by Michael Martinez Watercolor, 2018 I have a 13-year-old nephew named Michael Martinez that, like many boys his age, idolizes rappers, hip-hop artists and musicians that can drop rhymes without any effort. Unfortunately, many of the songs created by them, with the exception of Macklemore – whom I’ve come […]

Hamlet Coin-Pendant Project

Hamlet Coin-Pendant Project

Hamlet Coin-Pendant Jewelry Design, 2017 For a few years I’ve wanted to make a masculine opal pendant – something that just doesn’t seem to exist in the marketplace, but the cost has been incredibly high. I thought, maybe if I bought a rough opal and had it cut plain and flat as a back piece and […]

“Be Boun-TEA-ful” Acrylic Painting

“Be Boun-TEA-ful” Acrylic Painting

An unfinished painting reaches completion to help raise money for a worthy cause, bright young women in need of guidance and support.

Alchemy of the Heart Requires a Philosopher’s Soul

Alchemists searched for centuries, seeking the legendary Philosopher’s Stone, a source of power that would supply unlimited energy for alchemists to transform lead into gold, and ultimately the ability to transform anything in the physical world.