Monday, November 30, 2015

Bare Table Cloth

Here is a child's eye view of a table with nothing on it except for a fractal table cloth.

Today's Gratitude Item: Turning up to relieve for one of my colleagues and discovering that my services were not needed after all. Needless to say, this gift of extra time was not wasted.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Floral Insanity

So named because the post-processing took a very, very, very long time and by the end of it, was almost insane.

Today's Gratitude Item: Semi addictive iPad games. It's been a good weekend.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Patch Play

Am not particularly pleased with this one. Maybe it should have been called 'experiment gone wrong'.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting a screen protector for my new iPad 'on special'. It cost $10.00 which sounds like a lot until you compare it to the $15, $29 and $34 'quotes' from various retailers.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Crazy Waves Revisited

Am sure that I've created similar images in the recent past. This one is cool because the original is tile-able.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting a brand new iPad. I had to give the old one back (long story). Now, for the first time I have an iPad which is actually mine. Am so excited that I can hardly sit still. The iPad is a favourite toy and every so often it gets used for work.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Curtain Call

Am particularly pleased with this one.

Today's Gratitude Item: A smooth path. After over two months of bumpy, gravel filled trips home, one of the major roads near my house finally got 'hot sealed'.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Picasso Triangle

Sometimes 'weird' is good.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally managing to finish a presentation that I need for tomorrow. Hopefully it will go well.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Eye Disc

At the moment I have a 'thing' for discs and curves.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally upgrading to Windows 10. The actual update went off without a hitch and all my files survived the process.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Woven Wavelets

Am not too sure about this one...

Today's Gratitude Item: Realising that the nightmare that was 'Integration Day' won't be happening this year. Happily this truly awful idea/event has been allowed to die the most silent of deaths.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Waffle Mix

Tried a mixture of variations on this one and it worked. It's good when that happens.

Today's Gratitude Item: Escaping last nights intense thunderstorm unscathed. Even our power was unaffected which was quite lucky. Said storm was intense enough to be considered newsworthy.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Beaded Argyle

This one was a big disappointment. It took forever to create and the result was not what was hoping for.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally getting to have a decent walk. I'd love to say this is because the stormy, rainy weather has improved but this is not the case. Was able to stay mostly dry thanks to my mother's light, waterproof jacket (which had a hood). To be fair, this afternoon the strong winds were more problematic that the light 'spitting' from the sky.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hopeful Lines

Was hoping that this one would look OK when rendered. Happily, it does.

Today's Gratitude Item: A really good day. Had a lovely visit from some colleagues who will be teaching level 1 Digital Technology next year and we got to chat / share resources. Also managed to get a fair bit of 'other important stuff' done.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Docking Station

Dedicated to all those who dream of space travel.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting some much needed help with creating a relational database / website solution. Happily my brother is an 'industry expert' and he generously put up with me for the four plus hours it took to fix what I loving call 'the mess'.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Squared Away

Was really pleased with this one. It took a lot of effort but it was worth it.

Today's Gratitude Item: An unexpected (and very kind) gift from one of my dancers. There is a long story behind this but it's 'all good' and right now I'm feeling very spoiled.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Neon Fountain

Probably a bit too bright for most people...

Today's Gratitude Item: A new waste disposal unit that works brilliantly. The old one was rather temperamental.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Triangulated String

Sometimes bright pink is an appropriate colour choice.

Today's Gratitude Item: Tomorrow is my last 'verkakte' meeting for the year and whilst I'm not looking forward to said meeting, I am looking forward to it being over. My long-suffering colleagues have two more to go but I miss the final installment as I'll be 'geeking out' at CS4HS (Computer Science for High Schools) in the not too distant future.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Fire String

There is a reason that this kind of fractal is also known as a 'flame'.

Today's Gratitude Item: That sometimes when working on a layout, things just seem to fall into place.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Wheat Wave

As in a woven wave made of fractal wheat.

Today's Gratitude Item: This pixabay image of an alphabet. It was perfect for creating a 'thanks' graphic which was needed for a project that I'm working on. The images in pixabay are all public domain which makes it my 'go to' place for finding illustrations for just about everything.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Bright Blue Flower


Today's Gratitude Item: Not only are junior exams over, I don't have any marking to do. Right now life is good.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Circle Squint

It took considerable 'playing' to get the background to co-operate.

Today's Gratitude Item: A surprisingly good day. Our junior students are writing their end of year exams. Happily supervision today was really easy as the kids seem to know the drill and were brilliantly behaved. Here's hoping that tomorrow brings 'more of the same'.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Weight Weave

This one is reminiscent of an 'old style' brass weight. Rendering it seemed like a good idea at the time but now I'm not so sure.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being able to get help from a colleague on a tricky problem. Tracking down said colleague's email address was a bit of a adventure.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Geometric Decision

The 'decision' part refers to the fact that this is a crossroads of sorts.

Today's Gratitude Item: Learning how to link images to my database where the images are stored on google drive. A bit of research and inspired guessing was involved and it was a surprise when it worked. Am not convinced that having images in the database is actually necessary but it's nice to know that this is a viable option.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Top Fashion

As in fractal fashion tops.

Today's Gratitude Item: Figuring out how to delete categories from a mysql database via a web form. I was following a series of videos showing how to create a dynamic website / database but they stopped before getting to this point.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Eye Feather

I'm thinking 'simple and elegant'...

Today's Gratitude Item: That implementing a carousel via 'bootstrap' was much easier than anticipated, thanks mostly to this brilliant video tutorial.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Peep Hole

In a fractal door, fractal peep holes are an optional extra.

Today's Gratitude Item: Incredible summer weather. Today was nothing short of glorious.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Spiral Dance

Here are two 'string spirals' for the price of one.

Today's Gratitude Item: A quiet space to work. Senior exams has meant that my classroom is needed by other teachers. Happily, I have been given access to a lovely, very quiet, private space which is perfect for screen casting and getting work done. Needless to say, encouraging progress has been made and with any luck next week will feature 'more of the same'.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

On Reflection...

This one required quite a bit of post processing.

Today's Gratitude Item: Perfect weather for Athletics. In this case 'perfect' means it did not rain.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Hot Summer Daze

Perhaps this one should have been called 'Heat Wave'.

Today's Gratitude Item: Today's GI is in the form of a photo. The items were a very kind gift from one of my students. The card was one of the nicest that I have ever received. The bird on the mug is a cartoon Pukeko.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Summer Flowers

This is one of those 'simple is good' occasions.

Today's Gratitude Item: Kind words. This time they took the form of a series of post-it notes on my desk written by my 12th graders (today was their final day of school before they go on study leave). Let's just say that this year's group were really fun to teach and I will miss them.

Monday, November 02, 2015

Ring Hole

This one had more to do with luck than with skill.

Today's Gratitude Item: Tomorrow is the 'last day' for our senior students before they write their exams. This means that I 'lose' all my classes and will *hopefully* have time to plan / up-skill for next year.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Intricate Perplexity

I'm pretty sure that I've created similar images in the past. In this case, the colour algorithm was kind to me.

Today's Gratitude Item: That the 'All Blacks' made Rugby World Cup history by winning the tournament 'back to back'. We are also the only country (so far) to win the tournament three times. Needless to say, most people here are slightly 'rugby mad' which basically means that the entire country is now celebrating.