An affordable piece of art

by Janice Nigro I had a boyfriend in college who wasn’t much of a romantic. But he did leave me a surprise Valentine’s Day card once in a place where I wouldn’t have expected it. I remember the card still today. Without saying much, I felt it said, “I am thinking of you.” The history…

An Accidental Artist: Discovering Creativity through Scuba Diving

Do you think of artists as super-powered people? I did until I discovered underwater photography. Discovering my artistic side I tend to think of as a glorious accident, but I wonder, because underwater photography has all the elements that are important to me: travel, sport, and science. An Accidental Artist is a collection of my…

What we don’t think about when planning a dive trip

What we don’t think about when planning a dive trip by Janice Nigro A lot of information sometimes goes into choosing a dive trip. What season is it? Is it good for whale sharks, humpback whales, grouper mating, coral spawning? What is the weather going to be like? rain? typhoon? Water temperature? (OK, I am…

to scuba dive or not to scuba dive…

To scuba dive or not to scuba dive… by Janice Nigro I suppose being a scientist all of my life and being trained to adhere to the repetition of a so-called logical stepwise process (purpose, methods, results…repeat) has made me somewhat envious of more artistic types who can sit down and write a poetic sentence…

sky painting over Hobart

It does not seem especially skilled to take photographs of the sky like this but I am amazed at the colors at the right moment of a sunset/sunrise. Even in a bustling metropolis like Hobart, Tasmania it feels primitive, like I have taken a step back in time, or that the Earth is still on…