She’s alive!

Finals are over and I’m feeling so much better. It helps getting more than 5 hours of sleep a night. Even though I have a two classes this summer they don’t start until June so I’ve got time to just sit and doodle. (And also finish that hat I was knitting…)

Celebrate!

And *poof* she reappears!

We’re already a month into 2011 and I can’t say I’ve been mauling my resolutions at full force. It’s partly due to school eating away at my time, but I know some of it is just making excuses. What’s the point of setting goals if you’re going to half-ass them? At any rate, I want to start posting more artwork now that I have some ideas I’m working on and a scanner available. Sometimes I post crappy phone pics of my doodles on twitter if you care to take a peek.

So… since I don’t have any art to post just yet I suppose I can explain what’s been destroying my normal sleep schedule.

Dropsophila can kiss my ass
These fuckers.

Say hello to Dropsophila melanogaster aka the fruit fly. They make wonderful organisms to study genetics because they produce many offspring relatively quickly. Unfortunately, to make crosses between different flies I need virgin females. Because they mature super quickly (6 hours at room temp!) I have to check them every 6-10 hours so the females don’t get knocked up and ruin the gene pool. Oh yes, and these experiments are going to take 2-3 months to complete. On the plus side I guess I’ll become an expert in sexing fruit flies.