I haven’t been active on this blog, but I have been doing some writing and art since my last post. I was making a birthday card last week and drew some interesting squiggly lines. I recreated this using my drawing tablet and will explore this shape further. For now, the first (and second!) digital doodle:
It’s autumn so mushrooms are starting to pop up. I recently got a mushroom guide to help me learn about the different kinds that I might find in the UK. Last night I saw what I think are mica caps. One of them had a little guest: a slug! I wonder if it took a… Continue reading Mica cap, with guest
A couple of weeks ago I went to the beach. I can count on one hand how many times I had been to the beach before this visit so I was surprised to find so many jellyfish washed up ashore. Looking at photos of jellyfish common in the UK I think I have seen many… Continue reading Washed-up jellyfish
I needed to refresh some of my knowledge and found this paper with an excellent figure. I decided to copy the figure (Figure 2) in a different style to practice my drawing. Source: Kelly and Semsarian, Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2009 Apr;2(2):182-90
I don’t know about you, but as I grew up and worked on projects, I generally wanted to ensure the perfect outcome, whether that be a great essay or an amazing piece of handiwork. Striving for perfection drives us to learn and improve, which is obviously the point of being in school or further education,… Continue reading The perfection pitfall
I was preparing vegan meat balls and either misheard my partner saying ‘meat balls’ or misheard myself thinking about them. It made me hear ‘meat bulb’, so I got thinking of flower bulbs from which human body parts could grow.
When faced with a seemingly big task, you may feel overwhelmed. You will probably ask yourself: Where do I start? How will I ever get this done in time? I think this is totally normal and not necessarily bad. This is only a bad situation if it prevents you from making a start. PhD research… Continue reading How planning your writing can prevent panic!
Welcome to my blog-in-development. As you may have guessed, I enjoy writing. I was looking for an outlet for some of my writings and doodles, so it looks like this blog is going to be it! I intend to write about writing and about science topics that interest me. I hope to make some small… Continue reading Hello world!