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Latest Art

Latest Art

    My oils class is over. After paint­ing the white eggs on a white back­ground, we painted the same red apple on two dif­fer­ent back­grounds, red and green. Then we painted the same limes on two dif­fer­ent back­grounds, green and red. This exer­cise was pri­mar­ily to demon­strate the power of com­pli­men­tary colors. We switched...
New Adventures in Scientific Illustration

New Adventures in Scientific Illustration

The slip­per snail will be get­ting some good press soon. My first bit of news is that the paper Eric, Johann, and I worked on with Dr. San­dra Shumway and Dr. Evan Ward enti­tled “Obser­va­tions on Feed­ing in the Atlantic Slip­per Limpet, Crepidula for­ni­cata L., with Spe­cial Ref­er­ence to the ‘Mucus Net’ ” will be pub­lished...
Snow!

Snow!

Snow is on the ground! Now it feels like win­ter in New Eng­land. Johann got his wish to go sled­ding and have snow­ball fights with dad. I got my wish to make a snow angel. The sky was a bril­liant blue. Lying in the snow had a calm­ing, peace­ful, con­tem­pla­tive effect on me. I love...
Knits for a Special Baby

Knits for a Special Baby

Dur­ing Hur­ri­cane Sandy, the UCONN Dive Safety Officer’s grand­daugh­ter was born. Eric dives and works with him and asked me to make some­thing spe­cial for the new baby. I designed these pur­ple heart baby socks for her. They turned out so well, I knit a sec­ond pair and listed them at my Etsy store. For Christ­mas,...
Tori's Cake

Tori’s Cake

One of Eric’s lab mates, Tori, just defended her Master’s the­sis Mon­day after­noon. She was ner­vous. We were ner­vous for her, but tried not to show it and told her repeat­edly she’d do well. She didn’t think she was ready, but she was. Her pre­sen­ta­tion went very well and she passed the ques­tions of her...
Spring, the Sweet Spring!

Spring, the Sweet Spring!

  It seems as though our spring has already been busy. I think I’m slow­ing down, while the rest of the world is speed­ing up. Get­ting around to doing all the tra­di­tions we love about the hol­i­days has been harder lately. But as a result, the cel­e­bra­tion has expanded. Christ­mas was not just one day. Besides St....
Sweet Little Diversions

Sweet Little Diversions

I was wor­ried I was loos­ing steam on com­plet­ing my cardi­gan so that I can still wear it before it gets too warm. This yarn didn’t even make it into my stash, because I started work­ing with it right away. I thought this would def­i­nitely keep me on track with my New Year’s res­o­lu­tion to...
Fun on Main St.

Fun on Main St.

We were out walk­ing the other day and I jok­ingly said that we should stop by our friend’s work­place, jump up out­side the win­dow behind her desk, and sur­prise her. Wouldn’t that be funny? Well, we did it. So here it is.… Yarn and sup­plies — $30.00. Labor costs — $105.00. Sur­pris­ing a friend at work and mak­ing her laugh — priceless....
Success!

Success!

  Tai loves her new gloves! I fin­ished them last Tues­day. We had lunch at Thai Sawas­dee, her restau­rant, on Wednes­day. (Best Thai food in south­east­ern Con­necti­cut, by the way!) When I gave them to her, her face lit up. She tried them on right away and showed everyone. Tai’s cousin, Nat, saw the hat...
Knitting Therapy

Knitting Therapy

I’ve been knit­ting a lot to build up my stock for sell­ing on Etsy and at Beste­mors in Mystick Vil­lage this com­ing win­ter sea­son. In between items specif­i­cally made for sale, I’ve been doing per­sonal projects as well. I delib­er­ately cre­ated a project for myself to keep my mind occu­pied while I was recov­er­ing from...