Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Look At These Pictures While I Get Well . . .

Hello, all!

I know I've been neglecting my blog as well as neglecting visiting the blogs of all my dear cyberfriends. I've been fighting off a raging sinus infection and Mom#2 hasn't been letting me do much of anything that isn't absolutely necessary. Of course she doesn't understand how important blogging is, LOL.

To be honest, I just haven't really been in the mood for blogging lately. I'm taking an antibiotic that makes me sick to my stomach; I'm trying to keep school going as we only have a few weeks until our summer break (YAH!); and I've been mulling over my curriculum choices for next year as well. I'm still plugging along at my part time gig as well. I guess it's all starting to get the best of me.

Anyway, rather than whine about myself, I thought I'd provide some photos for your viewing enjoyment.

Baby Boy and I recently started a new series of art lessons on sketching portraits. These are our generic portraits and over the next 6 weeks or so we'll learn how to draw specific eyes, noses, mouths, etc . . . and try and do a real self portrait in a month or so. That should be interesting, stay tuned!

Generic Face by Baby Boy


by Mom #1

So that's that.

We also studied bioluminescence in Marine Biology. We studied the different effects of darkness, sunlight, cold water and warm water on the chemical bioluminescence used in some deep sea fishes. It was very interesting. Here's a short photo essay.

The glow stick represents the chemical bioluminescent material in the fish.

This is how bright it is in warm water.

Next we let it sit in ice water for about 5 minutes and then took it into the dark again. Trust me, it dimmed greatly, but it didn't photograph well (LOL), so here's how it looks on the kitchen counter in ice water.

And finally, here's the bioluminescence monster coming to get me because he's tired of doing schoolwork.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll post more when I get back to a little more normalcy, whatever that is.

Until next time . . .


kitten said...

I really hope you feel better soon!
Cool drawings and science projects.
I'm hoping our school year goes better next year.
We haven't got to do a lot things like that this year.
That may be why I can't seem to get them focused, but with my mom being sick, I'm not able.
I'm thinking of just stopping for the year and start where we left off with a fresh start.
Haven't decided yet.
Really do hope you feel better!

Ami said...

The year my 'baby' boy was born, I had seven sinus infections. One right after the other. I clearly remember crawling around on the floor to take care of him because the altitude of standing up made it feel like the top of my head was going to just fly off.

So I can totally sympathize.

I hope you feel better soon. Have you seen the 'will it blend' movie with the glowsticks on YouTube? If not, go look for it. Just look up 'will it blend' and pick one. Hysterical.

Don't try this at home.

Freakmom said...

Get some rest and let Mom #2 and Baby Boy take care you. You'll feel better after the antibiotic I'm sure! I have the same stomach problems with them too.


Holly said...

Hope you feel better soon. No way to do school when you're sick and you're almost done :-).

SabrinaT said...

Get well soon~!~ What cool projects you and baby boy do~!~

Kysha said...

LOL! That last pic was too funny! Love the artwork. You are really talented. I see where your son gets it from. I'm glad that you have someone to help you when you are feeling down.
I hope you are feeling better soon, bloggy buddy. : )

Rebel said...

Sinus infections suck big time. I hope you feel better soon!

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