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Susan Beckhardt
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The Goldenrod Buffet by MuseSusan, visual art

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My Bio
Favourite genre of music: Showtunes!
Operating System: Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger)
MP3 player of choice: iPod

Favourite Visual Artist
Dead: M. C. Escher, Gustave Dore. Alive: Ursula Vernon.
Favourite Writers
Jasper Fforde, Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, P. G. Wodehouse, Cervantes
Favourite Games
Any kind of recreational mathematics--I'm more of a puzzle person. Also Set.
Other Interests
Mathematics, nature, photography, theatre, knitting and crochet, computer science
Hooray, summer's here, and that means it's time for dragonflies once again! I didn't do a whole lot of photography over the spring and early summer, but now I've been picking it back up with a lot of trips to Steinmetz Park to see the dragonflies. I do have new photos to post--most excitingly, a Great Spreadwing damselfly (it was huge)! A bit of news: I've graduated finally, and have gotten a summer job doing computer programming for the biology professor I've mentioned before, who does research with dragonflies. So I'm getting as big a dose of dragonflies as I can stand. I'll be entering grad school in August, going for a PhD in math, and I
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This is exciting! I woke up, hopped on the computer, and randomly went to DA, expecting the usual couple of messages. Instead I found almost a hundred comments and favs, on a bunch of different images, with no clue as to what was going on. I figured someone with a lot of watchers must have featured me in a journal or something, when I got a sneaking suspicion and clicked on :thumb66361749: I've got a DD! I still can't quite believe it! Thanks to Myana (, and to flutterbyfae ( for suggesting it. Maybe this will get me off my butt and make me go take pictures of some of the projects I've recently finished. I'll use this opportunity to
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As usual, I've hardly posted anything in the last few months of fall and winter--I have a lot of photos still to post, but I just didn't feel like going through them all and finding the good ones, then doing all the editing in Photoshop. The apathy that comes on with winter is hard to shake sometimes. But recently I had a chat with a biology professor at my school who does some really fascinating research with dragonflies. He takes super-slow-motion video of the dragonflies taking off and capturing simulated "prey", and measures the nerves that fire in their brains as they observe the prey going by. It's really interesting, especially since
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Thanks for sharing the tulip pattern!! I had to chop it up a bit to be able to use it for one of the 12" square blocks I've been making. (Bigger project: [link])
I think you'll still recognize it, although my background color and choice of green could have been a good bit better. It is in my notebook on Ravelry, but I had a feeling it might be a while before you discovered that if I didn't mention it directly. Next time I do this I'm going to purl the first row of each color so I can work and see the image stitches on the RS as I make them and also be able to compare them to the chart at the same time. Otherwise, I'd always favor maximizing the k and minimizing the p. Not a criticism, just a preference. Probably never would have thought of there being a difference or choice if I hadn't first worked with a pattern that did it the opposite way.
Thanks for the fave! :D
Thought I'd drop by and say Hi! How's school going?
Fabulously, thanks! How are you doing?
Pretty good! I hope winter will be over soon! I know it won't be though.
There is much that I can learn from your photography. Mind if I watch you? :D
I'd be honored!