Inspiration from the Beautiful World under the Microscope
Each week I get emails sent to me from the big time science journals in my field to help keep me up on the latest and greatest science. I got a big surprise this week when one of my science journal emails mentioned fabric! I clicked though, and I was not disappointed! If you see beauty in the microscopic world all around us or if you just think science is cool, I highly recommend you check out this Cell Picture Show on Art Under the Microscope. Fiber artists have used fabric to interpret some really cool images taken with some really powerful microscopes.
Science and Sewing Together Forever
Also, I just have to share – sometimes when one of the US lotteries gets high enough, I figure it’s worth it to buy a ticket. This week’s $400,000,000 Powerball lottery was sufficiently high enough for me to pick up a ticket. And, would you believe that I got four out of the six numbers right?! I figure it’s the closest I may actually get to ever really winning the lottery. The only thing is that I hadn’t realized how steeply the winnings drop off. Get six numbers right, win $400M. Get five numbers right, win $1M. Get four numbers right, win $100. Yep, $100. Not $100,000. Not even $1,000. $100. That said, I’m still super giddy at having seen number after number actually drawn, and I’ve decided I can now justify buying a new camera lens. My good one broke about a year ago, and my husband and I have been limping along ever since. Not being able to get a sharp focus will no longer be one of the banes of my existence! Here’s to looking forward to some better blog photography!
Screenshot from the Art Under the Microscope slideshow.