The Appelhans’ are a talented bunch. If you’re my friend, you most likely know of [one of them](http://www.froghatstudios.com). Want proof that they’re a *bunch*? Check out [Kira’s awesome work](http://www.working-earth.com/)! Mo showed me a couple of her prints a few months ago and I loved them immediately. They walk the line between abstract and science – in my opinion a 180° turn from pure abstract (which I can’t really handle). Enjoy the texture and aesthetic! In fact, looking again at the image above, I think it would make a beautiful album cover.
Slowly but surely, I’ve been working on [illustrations](http://www.flickr.com/photos/shadiradio/sets/72157622872792126/) for Memori #3. I know, it seems as though as it’s been five years since #2, but the project is not forgotten! I made some drawings for #3 a *long* time ago, but I was never satisfied with the characters in the scene (to be honest I’m still not satisfied with the characters in #2), so I resisted from pressing forward with lame source material. Anyway, here are some of the drawings for the next Memori!
Thanksgiving has been nice and relaxing so far. I’m spending the weekend with the family in Temecula and we’ve purposefully set out to have a low-key holiday. Good food, local wanderings, lots of geocaching with my brother, visited the Palomar observatory and other nearbies. Happy Thanksgiving!
Something we can be thankful for: [unfiltered google search results](http://i.imgur.com/VTfRt.png).
I’ll send you off with a science section!
– [This is one of the most promising articles I’ve read in a long time… a possible cure for MS.](http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/researchers-labour-of-love-leads-to-breakthrough-in-treating-ms/article1372414/)
– [An interesting article about microbes that create fuel.](http://gas2.org/2009/11/10/biofuels-breakthrough-making-fuel-from-air-with-engineered-microbes/)
– I’ve been watching all the STS-129 mission videos, but there are too many to link. Just enjoy [NASA’s youtube channel](http://www.youtube.com/user/nasatelevision).