Welcome to Ten Paper Crowns.com, a blog dedicated to my passions: art, bullet journaling, fandom, and teaching. I started this blog not only as a creative outlet that is separate from my career as a teacher (as if I need more creative outlets…) but also as a way to share what I’ve learned over the last 27 years of life. Whether you’re a brand new teacher, interested in bullet journaling, exploring contemporary art, or find yourself pulled into the wonderful world of fandom, hopefully this blog has something for you! Thank you for visiting and taking a chance on my brand new adventure into blogging!
About the Blogger
My name is Alex. I’m a late-twenties High School Visual Arts teacher with a background in illustration and graphic design. Born September 1989, I have lived the majority of my short life in Scaggsville, MD. I am a graduate of Towson University, having completed the Art Education program May 2012 with a GPA of 3.2 and am Maryland State Certified for grades PreK-12.
I like to think of myself as a practicing artist though a majority of the work I make currently tends to be teacher examples for units in the classroom. I am a lover of comics (and have a couple ideas/sketches in the works that I hope one day to expand upon) and a fandom geek. I spend lots of time consuming all forms of media, including new (and old) TV shows, to movies, albums, books, and art. Previous to starting this blog, I ran (an unknown and thankfully expired) website where I hosted a plethora of fan fictions, graphics, and fanmixes all created by yours truly. Since then, I’ve only kept my online portfolio, alexborleis.com, alive and well.