Saturday, February 28, 2015

Suspended Gravity

Presenting the ultimate in floating architecture.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting quicker at spotting mistakes in my student's html / css. Those who have submitted their practice work have generally done a good job. The next 'job' is to harass those who have not submitted the material.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Shimmer Wall

I wish they made ribbon that looked like this.

Today's Gratitude Item: A really delicious lunch. Tried something a bit different and enjoyed a 'Chicken Caesar Salad' (with a flat white on the side) made by our Hospitality students. Said lunch was reasonably priced and it's nice to be able to support students in this way.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Drunk and Orderly

When fractals over-indulge, this is the result.

Today's Gratitude Item: Assemblies that run to time. 'Short and sweet' is a wonderful thing.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Triple Moon

Any time I get blue discs, it always makes me think of a 'blue moon'.

Today's Gratitude Item: That many of my students care deeply about doing well in my class. I made a mistake setting up the link for them to submit their assessment and it did not take long for my in-box to fill up with kids letting me know that there was a problem. Said problem has been now been solved.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fuzzy Pink Motion

This one turned out a lot better than expected. To be fair, was not expecting all that much from it.

Today's Gratitude Item: That it was overcast this evening. Heading for home without the sun shining directly into my eyes was a pleasant change (sun glasses will only get one so far).

Monday, February 23, 2015

More Than Half

As in the design takes up more than half of the screen. This is a good thing.

Today's Gratitude Item: Taking a break from the exercise routine. Got home late and exhausted. Am feeling better (and only slightly guilty) after skipping my evening walk.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Blue Rings

Took a surprising amount of time to get to the image to this point.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being mostly 'ready' for the week ahead.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Rough Diamonds

These have a bit of an 'edge'.

Today's Gratitude Item: Discovering that one can 'drag and drop' images into a GIMP image and they will conveniently be added as new layers. This little 'trick' has already proved to be very useful.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Fuzzy Waves

Liked the '3D' look of this one.

Today's Gratitude Item: That my personal 'shelter' / tent-thing that kept out the sun on the field during 'Athletics day' was also waterproof! It did a great job of keeping me dry when it started to rain. Our students were not so lucky ended up taking refuge in the gym until the weather cleared up.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Gold Bore

As in a 'drill' rather than something which is sleep inducing.

Today's Gratitude Item: That tomorrow is 'Athletics Day'. It means no classes and a coveted space in the shade (being the person who records the score on computer has major advantages).

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Finger Wall

As in it reminded me of loads of fingerprints on a wall.

Today's Gratitude Item: Not being late for work. Was exhausted and made the mistake of turning off my alarm after it rang, turning over and going back to sleep (for '10 minutes'). Said '10 minutes' turned into 20 minutes which would have been longer had someone not woken me up. After some 'fun' rushing around like a crazy person, managed to get where I needed to be without being late. Note to self: Next time alarm clock rings, bite the bullet and get out of bed.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Rip Fan

Short for 'ripple fan'.

Today's Gratitude Item: Importing a massive list of information into an Access database in less than 10 minutes. Got it to work first time which is something of a record for me given that this is not something I do often. Am all ready to do my record / score ‘thing ‘ on Friday (which is Athletics Day).

Monday, February 16, 2015

Squared Circle

For those who say it is impossible to 'square a circle' - you may be right but this is a pretty good attempt.

Today's Gratitude Item: That my presentation / workshop for staff PD after school went reasonably well.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Flower Ripple

Not exactly the most inspired piece ever created but was nice enough to be worth rendering.

Today's Gratitude Item: That it is easy to get in touch with parents when their kids don't complete assignment work. Our system lets us create personalised 'mass' emails which is a massive time saver.

Friday, February 13, 2015


Imagine waking up to a sunrise that looks like this...

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting a fair bit of marking done in much less time than anticipated.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Meta Cognition

Perhaps this one should have been called 'trapped'.

Today's Gratitude Item: Having fun at school. I messed with my student's heads by giving them a kahoot (interactive multi-choice quiz) where they had to spot the problem with a piece of html / css. For most questions, there was an option saying 'the code is perfect' and this was *almost* always a bad choice - right up until the last question. Can't wait to play the quiz again with next year's students.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Square Deal

This one is 'pretty simple' as in it's both 'pretty' and 'simple'.

Today's Gratitude Item: Surviving a very long day. Am looking forward to getting some sleep in the very near future.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Basic Waves

Maybe this should be 'not so basic'.

Today's Gratitude Item: Managing to get my marking *mostly* under control. I still have the 'rat on treadmill' situation when it comes to work.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Shiny Barrels

I like shiny things :)

Today's Gratitude Item: A hot, giant coffee received as a 'thank you' from a colleague. It was tasty, unexpected and deeply appreciated.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Gold Safe

As in a safe made of gold.

Today's Gratitude Item: Having a 'non contact' first thing tomorrow morning. This should give me time to mark some student work which came in rather late. Somehow even long weekends are never quite long enough.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Metal Magic

Had fun with this one.

Today's Gratitude Item: A blissful day off! It doesn't get better than this.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Lava Light

Reminded me of the movement in a lava lamp.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being up-to-date with my marking. It was a bit of a slog but am pleased that it is done.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Modern Pink Geometry

This on is 'OK' but not great. I thought it would turn out better than it did.

Today's Gratitude Item: A long weekend! Even though we have only been back at school for two weeks, everyone is feeling exhausted and frazzled. I think it has something to do with the weather...

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Learn to Swim

That way, if you encounter fractal waves - you'll be OK.

Today's Gratitude Item: Having dance this evening. It was raining and walking outside would have been horrible, so having dance class was a case of perfect timing. Needless to say, a good time was had by all.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Checkered Ribbon

This is one of those times when I wish the 'virtual' was 'real'.

Today's Gratitude Item: That our 12 graders are still on camp. It means not having to teach my 'normal' 12th grade class which will give me a bit of 'breathing room' at school. Suffice it to say, I feel a bit like a rat on a treadmill and it's only the first week back.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Swirly Wave

Don't know how this happened, but am glad that it did.

Today's Gratitude Item: Sliding doors that can be opened very wide to let in cool air. Today was another scorcher and am grateful that things have finally cooled down a bit.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Fuzzy Waves

Created in the car on the way to work - happily, I was not driving at the time.

Today's Gratitude Item: That it was not so hot today and we finally got some rain. Even better, said rain did not interfere with today's two walking excursions (although I got slightly damp on the second time out).