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.


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