I don’t have a background in science, just an incredible curiosity for biology and how things work and what the insides of things look like. This fascination shows up repeatedly in my work, and when a parent of one of my students brought me an article on radiolarians last week, I of course started doodling with clay to make them right away. Then I did some research and found out that radiolarians are single-celled aquatic animals that have a spherical, amoeba-like body with a spiny skeleton of silica and that the slimy muck that can collect in the deep oceans is mainly made up of the skeletal remains of these creatures. I’m fascinated… and I see a new series on the horizon! Thanks to my students (and their parents!) who keep me inspired all the time!