Category Archives: Science and art cover illustrations

Forever in love with SP-D

Ha! I hope you have a sense of humor. I am using a new program, and some nonsensical algorithm produce a black and white image that I was compelled to play games with. Anyone who wants a poster of this famous SP-D molecule (well studied by me but originally published by Arroyo et al, and totally turned into vector-pop-art by me) just ask and pay for printing and shipping, I get nothing, and its yours.  Rest assured, no government funds were spent on this colorized image.

just for fun surfactant protein D dodecamer colorized

Just for fun coronavirus virus models: my entertainment during the first half of this year.

Refrigerator magnets, christmas tree ornaments, keychains, bracelets earrings, counted cross stitch patterns, stained glass virus mandala patterns, all things to remember the pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2. 
3 inch christmas tree ornament of a model of the coronavirus SARS Cov 2 covid 19 virus particle
coronavirus model keychain three models of a coronavirus and beads and custom bracelet for fun coronavirus covid 19 SARS Cov2 model earrings
Refrigerator magnet models of the SARS Cov 19 coronavirus – covid 19
coronavirus covid 19 SARS Cov 2 refrigerator magnets models virus coronavirus model refrigerator magnet coronavirus refrigerator magnet with RNA and capsid protein cross section model
metal framed coronavirus model keepsake refrigerator magnet coronavirus refrigerator magnet models coronavirus model refrigerator magnet with surfactant protein D model
cute momentoes of models of the coronavirus one inch refrigerator magnet model of the coronavirus metal oval frame with coronavirus model refrigerator magnet
stained glass pattern of a model of the coronavirus stained glass pattern of a model of the coronavirus stained glass pattern of a model of the coronavirus
stained glass pattern of a model of the coronavirus stained glass pattern of a model of the coronavirus stained glass pattern of a model of the HSV abstract virus
Decorated eggs – models of the SARS Cov 19 coronavirus – covid 19
coronavirus models around a decorated egg spike proteins and cross section model of coronaviruss on decorated egg
Bracelet charms – models of the SARS Cov 19 coronavirus – covid 19
tiny charm model of the corona virus red and black models of the coronavirus used as charms for bracelets grey model of the coronavirus as a keepsake charm
three tiny models of the coronavirus charms two different colors of coronavirus models as charm keepsakes three cute little coronavirus charms as models
Counted cross stitch of the SARS Cov 19 coronavirus – covid 19 – model
counted cross stitch model of the coronavirus counted cross stitch of a model of the coronavirus

 

Why no uniformity in colors ascribed to amino acids

Why no uniformity in colors ascribed to amino acids? This cant be rocket science. There should be a way to pick some attribute, for example, branch chain, and have an array of colors from most to least, then with a selection, large to small, and then basic to acid, etc with hydrophobic to hydrophilic.

Then why not combine two attributes with a color between those two colors. Its not like we have a paucity of colors available, and you can be sure the RGB scale could provide one with plenty of blended choices – but not this chaos.


So, new topic,what is the best way (there will be as many variations here as for color (maybe without quite so many tones as colors (well that probably isn’t going to be true, since tonal perception is not as substantial as visual perception of color –haha)at least that is my opinion as someone who has studied music for decade).

Science illustrations fun reminders: coronavirus charms, patterns for cross stitch, fridge magnets

Science illustrations fun reminders: coronavirus charms, patterns for cross stitch, fridge magnets — all made with some accuracy for the real SARS Cov 2 anatomy in mind. This has been an education for me, firstly in modeling proteins on RCSB and the pluses and lacks theirin, also for learning a little about virology, even more importantly, for releasing that pent up emotion over this crisis, having to work from home – which has its own problems and rewards and not knowing whether the crisis politically drive,  fear driven, whether this approach is good for society and the economy or bad for society and the economy, which leaders are telling facts which are telling fiction, and knowing the final impact will only be known in the passage of time).

BUT – here are some fun (at least fun for me) products of these last two months (made without apology and without fear).

metal framed coronavirus model keepsake refrigerator magnet
cute momentoes of models of the coronavirus coronavirus refrigerator magnet models coronavirus model refrigerator magnet with surfactant protein D model
coronavirus models around a decorated egg spike proteins and cross section model of coronaviruss on decorated egg counted cross stitch model of the coronavirus
tiny charm model of the corona virus one inch refrigerator magnet model of the coronavirus grey model of the coronavirus as a keepsake charm
three tiny models of the coronavirus charms two different colors of coronavirus models as charm keepsakes three cute little coronavirus charms as models
red and black models of the coronavirus used as charms for bracelets metal oval frame with coronavirus model refrigerator magnet counted cross stitch of a model of the coronavirus