M3 Menu Maintenance

M3 (or my blog cubed) menu update: I decided to include a couple of cool links on my Astronomy menu.

I added the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), which I follow via NASA‘s RSS feed, as well as the Astronomy Sketch of the Day (ASOD) (also available via RSS).  I especially liked today’s offering:

Great Andromeda Galaxy by Kim Byong Su (via ASOD)

Great Andromeda Galaxy by Kim Byong Su (via ASOD)

I started following ASOD a couple of weeks ago to inspire my own nascent sketching abilities.  Many of the observing awards I want to complete require that astronomical sketches be submitted as part of the log entries to support the required observations.

To help expand my artistic horizons, I ordered a highly recommend book, aptly titled Astronomical Sketching: A Step-By-Step Introduction from BookDepository.com (free shipping worldwide). I received two books in the mail yesterday, one of which was the sketching book shown at right.  I skimmed through a couple of the chapters over breakfast this morning.  I will need to assemble a supply list before I take a lunch hour trip to the closest art supply store (just north of me on Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri).  And per advice from my artist son, I should just start sketching daily to hone my observation skills and to get familiar with the media (pencils, papers, erasers, smudgers, etc.).  I would like to start sketching double stars initially, but will have to experiment and practice quite a lot before I will feel confident in sharing any of my sketches here at my blog.

About mossjon314159

Avid reader (see my book reviews and ratings here), amateur astronomer and photographer, sporadic crocheter and Rottweiler spoiler.
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