Monday, July 6, 2020

Fourth of July Family Gatherings


Knight cousins got to spend some time together this past week as we all gathered in Sparks for the 4th of July holiday.


We met up at the park


We celebrated the 4th of July by gathering in the Knight treehouse to listen to family history stories from the Revolutionary and Civil War eras.


Friday, July 3, 2020

Nicole's Art Classes - kid's craft and painting


Nicole and her boys came to visit this week, and she taught a couple of art classes while she was here.




The kids got to do an under-the-sea clay sculpture class.



Tucker's


Savannah's (see the mermaid?)


That night, she taught a painting class. 





She directed us in blending our colors and took us step-by-step through the layers of the picture, starting with the sky, then the clouds, then the ocean. 



You can see the example painting in the background of this picture with Nan painting. 




.....then we added waves (difficult) and a sandy beach and then the palm trees. It was not as hard as I thought it might be, it was doable and fun to learn how to create the painting.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Carson's Microscope pictures

I got a electronic microscope for my birthday from my Grandpa Bea and Grandpa Gene, and I had a lot of fun with it. It goes from 50x magnification to 500x

All of the pictures are taken with around 100x to 300x magnification except for the marked ones.

Here are some of the pictures that I took using it:

This is the plastic fibers on a couch.


These are the fibers in a carpet
500x magnification


These are the fibers in a rope


This is a shirt that I got for my birthday


These are the threads in my shorts


This is a flag of the USA


This is a different flag of the USA


This is a flag of Bolivia


This is a Kleenex
500x magnification


This is a dark green synthetic fiber shirt
500x magnification


This is the same shirt


This is another shirt that I got from my birthday


This is a MacBook laptop LCD


This is the AMOLED panel of an iPhone XS


This is the command key on a MacBook


This is a screw on my glasses


This is a fingerprint scanner (cleaned) before I put my finger on it


And this is after I put my finger on it


This is the flash on a phone


This is the face of a lego minifigure


This is my hair


This is another picture of my hair
500x magnification


This is a carpet beetle larvae


This is another angle

This is a color printed paper

This is a paper printed from a laser printer


This is the flag on the White House on a $20 bill


This is a pattern on a white space on a $20 bill


This is one of the letters on a $20 bill


This is the border on a $1 bill


This is the metallic "20" on a $20 bill


This is the eye on George Washington on the $20 bill


This is the eye on the top of the pyramid on the back of the one dollar bill


This is Andrew Jackson's eye on the $20 bill


This is the stars above the eagle on the back on the $1 bill

This is Benjamin Franklin on the back of the $2 bill


All pictures are taken by Carson Knight
in June 2020