Partying hard with the pen and ink on a Friday night!
I'm very bloody lucky this year to really give it a go as an artist- however, even calling myself that (an artist) I find really difficult, as my education as such ended at college, after listening too much to the opinion of a heavy handed teacher (you know the type, the sketch book rippers). Therefore I didn't spend my university years and beyond honing my craft and so now I feel like I'm back at school and spending as much time as I can experimenting, practicing and hopefully getting better at my work!! It may come to nothing; I'm probably just dreaming, but I'm going to try my ruddy hardest in the meantime to make something of my work. It's sometime frustrating and I'm not sure how much progress I've made but I'm not going to die wondering about it that's for sure!!! Thank you to everyone who's supported me while I give this a crack- whether buying my work or egging me on!! Ta very, VERY much! Ramble over. Now I'm gonna drink the cider featured in the above image :-) .
@goCMNH's vertebrate paleontology research collection contains the world's best assemblage of Dunkleosteus specimens — from juveniles to the largest known specimen. These lower jaw bones, called inferognathals, didn't have any teeth. Instead, Dunkleosteus had large fang-like features that sheared against one another every time the animal bit down, like self-sharpening blades. Adult Dunkleosteus had one of the highest bite forces of any vertebrate that ever lived — more than T. rex! #collectionspotlight#dunkleosteus#paleontology#fossilfriday#fossil#museumcollection#naturalhistory#specimen
It's time to dive into the collections! Given their long (520-million-year!) evolutionary history, there are thousands and thousands of extinct types of cephalopods. That’s way too many to write about, but so we'll highlight a few shells and why cephalopods have such weird ones.
Follow the link in our bio 👆(or http://field.mu/hAcI30cMn6v) to see what Janet Voight, associate curator of zoology, found in the collections!
Escape to a virtual reality and try out VR goggles provided by Buchart Horn tomorrow at the North Museum!
Join the North Museum for STEAM Carnivale this Saturday for a fun-filled day of experiments, activities, and projects that inspire kids of all ages with the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). Non-Members: STEAM event activities are included in admission price.
Members: STEAM event activities are free with Museum Membership ID.
The best bit..... back from the framer and he has made beautiful hand painted frames for these paintings - now they are off to an exhibition "Joseph Dalton Hooker- A Legacy of Beauty , From Halesworth to the Himalayas"
The Exhibition is at The Halesworth Gallery and opens on 30th June. It celebrates the plant discoveries of Joseph Hooker and commemorates the bicentennial of his birth in Halesworth. My paintings are 'Figs - from a Welsh Garden', 'Iris hookeri' and 'Inula hookeri'. All the work is by the artists of Amicus Botanicus with contributions from the students of the Chelsea School of Botanical Art and will feature a section on the process of creating a botanical painting and demonstrations from some of the artists. More info at www.amicusbotanicus.com and www.halesworthgallery.co uk #botanical#flowers#frommygarden#naturalhistory#botanicalillustration#watercolour#watercolor#aquarelles#painting#halesworth#fineart#wales