Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Down the Microscope

Today I was playing with a potential new toy at work - a compound microscope ( for slides and sections). Isn't this moss leaf cool when magnified 400 times?! Even better when I've 'adjusted' it in Photoshop! Hope we have the money for it in the next financial year
I was thinking how well cells work as inspiration for textiles. I've done a few small quilts before based on bits of plant and lab equipment, mainly as leaving presents for staff/students.

Off tomorrow to 'Country Living Fair' (not sure it's quite my thing but I received a complimentary ticket) and for preview of Margaret's Foundation Course Exhibition. Having followed her work with baited breath I'm looking forward to seeing the results.
I'm also wondering whether I can squeeze in a visit to London Graphic Centre - not content with stocking up at Cass Arts sufficiently to acquire a free magenta bag.


sandra wyman said...

Love the photographs - and the quilts. Would have loved to have seen Margaret's exhibition but Leeds is a long way!

The WestCountryBuddha said...

I like a lady with a well planned life! The photos are brill...I think I would be "playing" with that for some time. Think of all those close ups you could get.

JP said...

the quilts are lovely