In addition to doing science and writing about science (and writing about how we write about science...) I occasionally indulge in my artistic side. It's not much, mind you, but every so often I sit down with an art notebook and sketch out some science-y stuff. Since I'm writing this blog anyway, I've decided that every so often I'm going to upload those sketches for the world to see.
So far what I've discovered is that it's a lot of work to turn a sketch in a book into something that looks decent on the screen. And I don't mean looks like a professional painting, I just mean good enough that you can read the writing and follow what's going on.
Anyway, this next post is the first entry in My Scientific Notebook. Enjoy!