Blog – tagged "microscope" – Nimanoma

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Inky fingers - a photo blog of my recent block printing designs

May 05, 2016 Naomi Southon


An amazing hidden world under our noses

August 03, 2015 Naomi Southon

Out there, in our back gardens is an amazing hidden world under our noses.  Few people realise what details pass by us everyday because of the tiny scale in which it exists.   Large Yellow Underwing - what the moth should have looked like! By Jerzy Strzelecki (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons   A perfect example of this occurred one day after school when my daughter was playing in the garden and she called for me to come and see a moth she had found.  It was a Large Yellow Underwing, we get a lot in...


Green Fly like a boogie just like the rest of us!

July 22, 2015 Naomi Southon

It began as a little play with the microscope video function with my daughter who likes anything that crawls about the garden.  She found a collection of green fly on a rose petal and asked if we could investigate them close up.  We marvelled at the segments in the antennae and the transparentness of their legs but then.....who would have thought it? We made a major scientific discovery!   Green Fly like a boogie just like the rest of us! Now what do you have to say about that? If anyone actually knows what it was doing, assuming that dancing isn't...


Inspiration for my jewellery and microscope obsession!

June 08, 2015 Naomi Southon

Over the past few weeks I have been focussing on taking photos of my products and staging them in a way that shows people the inspiration for my jewellery.  Talking to customers at fairs and exhibitions allows me to point out the connections to nature and natural forms as the fancy beaded designs often mask the initial inspiration for that jewellery piece. For example, this beautiful pendant set is inspired by....... ....a gorgeous purpley blue Hydrangea I found at Harlow Carr. And this pine cone laid on it's end inspired me to create.... ....this intricately beaded brooch. A couple of...

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