Monday, October 6, 2008

MSOE Update

I joined the MSOE (Mad Scientists of Etsy) team a couple of months ago, and I don't think I've shared any of my challenge pieces. I aim to change that today.

The first challenge for any new members is the first group challenge: "science as art." You are free to interpret in any way. I loved my animal histology class, and remember thinking what great art the sketches I was making in class would make. So I decided to turn a sketch of a medium artery (at the light microscope level of magnification) and make it into tags:My first challenge was the August challenge: microbiology. I also took a class on that subject, so I pulled out my old class notes and found a cool diagram of basic bacteria shapes. So I made that into some cards, hand-drawn in pencil crayon.September's challenge was Nicolaus Copernicus. I decided early on that I wanted to make a solar system pendant, but how took a bit of imagination. I finally decided on making silver wire "orbits" with "planet" beads on each one. I'm really pleased with how it turned out:
October's challenge is geothermal. I'm at a complete loss. What the heck and I going to do for that???

5 comments:

Randeep Katari said...

Nice stuff! Saw your comment on Brigette's blog. Then saw that you were just a little ways away - in Hamilton! I used to go to school in Oakville! Exclamation point!
I'll be back!
R.

esque said...

The Copernicus interpretation is very lovely. Good luck with the next challenge!

YarnCoture said...

Everything in ur blog looks great! I like reading the different articles!

Nicki Leigh said...

wow, sounds like a neat group. I do not think I would be able to do any of them! I'm kind of limited ;)

I love the solar system pendant though. Liked it right from the get go.

Jenni said...

I was never very good at science. :-) Your stuff looks awesome, though.