Today Karen and I participated in an event in our local museum of the history of science. We drew pictures of insects seen through a microscope, and then transferred our drawings into monoprint. That’s my* body louse, Pediculus humanus, reproduced above – I forgot to reverse the caption. The event was designed to celebrate the famous work Micrographia, by Robert Hooke.

UPDATE: Got some paint and had a go at home today. This isn’t a print, this is the back-lit acetate block I used to hold the paint after making a print (so it’s a kind of negative). 20160306_hippo_monoprint_block

* only borrowed. I wasn’t allowed to keep her.