I’m working on getting a new feature working.
Every day (or almost every day) I’ll draw a little cartoon that represents something that happened in my life on the previous day. I started doing this in high school, making great use of my agenda. I stopped when I moved to Japan, started again briefly as an undergrad, and this fall, I’m revisiting the project as a graduate student.
I’ll be posting these cartoons one day at a time as “A Life Scientist’s Life Dailies”. On the right side of the home page there is a photo of the day called “LSL Daily” – that’s the most recent cartoon, and it links to the album with the rest. There’s also a new tab between “Home” and “Research” called “A Life Scientist’s Life Dailies” where the daily drawing can also be found.
I normally draw these while riding the train and/or bus, so they often have a sketchy, shaky quality about them. If they don’t, I might departed from tradition to draw it over a coffee. If I have extra time or am extra inspired, I may ink them (on the page or digitally), but in general they will be in pencil to keep the amount of time the project takes down to a reasonable level.
The first one I’ve posted is for Labour Day (Monday September 3rd). Tomorrow I’ll add the cartoon for Tuesday September 4th and so on, maintaining the ~2 week buffer just in case I miss a day or two and have to go back. The image itself is currently a photograph of the original drawing. When I get my hands on a scanner, the image quality and clarity will increase.
I’m experimenting with the best way to post these in WordPress. Right now it’s all powered by a photo album widget, but for some reason I’m having trouble getting the album itself to display on the page. Instead, there’s a lot of link-clicking to get the to album itself. Sorry about that. Persevere! You’ll find the content eventually.