Tuesday, July 23

It's a Paramecium

Just a quick reminder about my free domestic shipping sale going on in my etsy store.  Use coupon code FREESHIP13 to get free shipping on your entire order.  Yay!

Here is my latest beaded painting.  It's a paramecium.

If you're not sure what a paramecium is, here is the description on Wikipedia.

Paramecium (pron. pair-ah-Mee-cee-uhm) is a genus of unicellular ciliate protozoa, commonly studied as a representative of the ciliate group. Paramecia are widespread in freshwaterbrackish and marine environments, and are often very abundant in stagnant basins and ponds. Because some species are readily cultivated and easily induced to conjugate and divide,Paramecium has been widely used in classrooms and laboratories to study biological processes. Its usefulness as a model organism has caused one ciliate researcher to characterize it as the "white rat" of the phylum Ciliophora.[1]

It's a single cell organism that lives in water.  You see it a lot in science classes and research labs.  It has those little "hairs" or cilium that move it along.

I think this little guy turned out so cute.  I know most people wouldn't think a single celled organism was cute, but I think it is.

I'm taking a little break from the science themed stuff for a little while to make some simple beaded paintings for the few holiday shows I have.  But then I'm back to science.

I have decided that my little business needs a little bit of a restructuring and some new goals.  I'll have more on that soon.  It's a decision that I made after the last show I did, but you'll have to wait until next week to see what my new plans are.  ;-)

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