Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A halt in creativity

I have been in this waiting pattern to start a new project. I recently finished a scarf I need to block, a tank top I need to sew all loose ends in, and a quilt that needs to be basted and quilted. Then i have been working on picking out fabrics for a new project. This has been an adventure in fabric shopping all it's own. Basically I have come to the conclusion that Houston lacks the modern fabric store I desire and I end up shopping all on-line (thanks etsy!).

On the otherhand, I have been creative in the science part of my life. I successfully gave a talk at AASP, judged a poster competition, networked, and served on the board. I am putting a link for my abstract if anyone is interested.

This generated a wide rangeof conversations regarding palynofacies and their utility. This is a topic where more research needs to be completed, especially in modern turbidite systems. How can we fully understand the fossil record without a very thorough understanding of the depositional processes. I am hoping some young academics out there will get to the research portion of these questions.

Anyway-- here are some pictures from my conference trip.