Saturday, September 30, 2017


As in Geometric String. Sometimes strong patterns work.

Today's Gratitude Item: An easy fast!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Yom Kippur 5778 - Soul Restoration

It would be great if there was an easy way to atone for sin. Popping a pill would be a good option but in this life, nothing is easy and even with this remedy there is a catch.

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Today's Gratitude Item: Being on holiday! Somehow fasting is not quite so bad when one does not have to face one's students after the weekend.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Spiky Compass

The title really says it all.

Today's Gratitude Item: One more day of school and then two weeks of 'holiday' (given that I have loads of school 'stuff' to do, the word 'holiday' is used in it's loosest possible sense).

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Double Sign

This one has my signature. Twice!

Today's Gratitude Item: A while back I wrote a couple of proposals to create resources for new standards that are being offered in my subject area for next year. The Ministry of Education has approved both proposals which means I get paid extra to make the resources and they will be shared with teachers around NZ. This is quite a big deal and I'm really happy about it although the amount of work involved is 'significant'.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Geo Thorns

Or perhaps, 'thorny triangle'.

Today's Gratitude Item: Not having to mark practice exams! Whilst things are still far too busy, it could be a lot worse.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Wind Flame

Bright can be beautiful.

Today's Gratitude Item: My search for a new job is over! I have accepted a position at a new school starting next year. One big plus is that my daily commute will be significantly shorter.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Moth Wing

Took a nice pattern and zoomed in. A lot.

Today's Gratitude Item: Making good progress a tedious but necessary task.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Paved Reminiscence

As in we've seen similar paved designs before.

Today's Gratitude Item: Daylight saving is back! I know that at least one of my fellow bloggers loathes daylight saving with a passion but for me it is wonderful as it once again becomes possible to go for a long walk in the late afternoon (rather than having to use the treadmill relatively late at night). It also means that those lovely long summer holidays are within sight...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Rosh HaShana 5778

This image was inspired by my dad when a while back he asked what year we were in...

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Today's Gratitude Item: Two blissful days without any students! It always feels strange to be on holiday when one's non-Jewish colleagues are still working but I'm not complaining.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mask Trunk

Is it a close up of a mask or a fantasy tree trunk?

Today's Gratitude Item: Senior practice exams! Whilst my students are not looking forward to writing said exams, it means a break from regular classes and time to catch up on a plethora of small tasks.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Ocean Peak

Perhaps it should have been called 'just swell'.

Today's Gratitude Item: End of topic tests which can be given on a day when I am not on campus. Normally I'd have to leave relief / plan work so being able to give a test makes things super easy.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Pulled Diamond

This one if very firmly in the 'not too sure' folder.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting loads done. Having a virtual 'to do' list on my desktop has proved to be useful...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Half Hole

Named because it started off as half a hole. Now it's a whole hole.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finding the link to the old google form maker. It was extremely well hidden as in users need to push the '?' / help button at the bottom left of the screen and realise that the 'running man' links to the old forms option. Finding said link was a minor miracle.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Diamond Network

Simple but pretty.

Today's Gratitude Item: The fact that is is possible to hide unwanted text on a webpage using .css - it's a long, complicated saga with a great ending.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sliding Diamonds

Sometimes having things 'slip away' is not all bad.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being 'busy' rather than bored! Things tend to get a bit crazy at this time of year...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Dripping Diamonds

This one might be in the 'too simple' category.

Today's Gratitude Item: Having our final dance session at our temporary venue. Being able to keep dancing while our regular space is being renovated has been great but we are all looking forward to things getting back to normal.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Irish Network

If you look hard enough at this one, you'll spot the four leaf clovers.

Today's Gratitude Item: 'Kind Traffic'. Getting from point A to B in Auckland can be a bit of a gamble so when trips take less time than expected, there is cause for celebration.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Bit of a Stretch

With added elastic!

Today's Gratitude Item: Jet lag! As in my dodgiest student was due back from overseas today but I think he might be jet lagged as he did not show up.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Beaded Denim

Was particularly pleased with how this one turned out.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally figuring out how to deliver some content to my 11th grade Computer Science students! Now all I need to do is finish making the teaching resource and we will be good to go.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Spun Star

Also known as 'entrapment'.

Today's Gratitude Item: A brilliantly restful day spent indoors due to the rain.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Metal Work

This was one of those times when grey was better than coloured.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting through one of they busiest weeks ever. It is a massive relief to be *mostly* up-to-date and I'm looking forward to a relaxing (and guilt free) weekend.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Night Flower

This would work well as a piece of jewelry.

Today's Gratitude Item: Managing to cut down a video presentation so that it is *just* under 10 minutes long. It's for my third (and final) Uni assignment and it is great to have that part completed. Even better, we have fast Internet at school so I will wait until tomorrow morning to upload said video to YouTube :)

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Radar Ripples

Similar to previous images but nice enough to be worth rendering.

Today's Gratitude Item: Learning a 'new to me' dance that was actually taught a couple of years ago at camp. One of the other dancers in my group managed to pick it up and she taught it to us tonight. It is possibly the most complex dance in our repertoire and having someone else do the teaching made a nice change.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Paper Flower

More accident as opposed to design.

Today's Gratitude Item: Slowly making inroads into my 'marking mountain'. It is still significant but it's not as bad as it was...

Monday, September 04, 2017

Trendy Tile

More design as opposed to 'accidental'

Today's Gratitude Item: Got my second Uni assignment back and was pleased with the result. One more to go...

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Hand Checkered

Sometimes 'rustic' is good.

Today's Gratitude Item: Decent weather (at last). It's funny how something as simple as walking in the sunshine can be so good.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Flower Rays

An interesting surprise which is *sort of* a variation on a theme.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting up ridiculously late! I love Saturday mornings :)

Friday, September 01, 2017

Layered Stripes

I played and then zoomed. A lot.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting back admin rights on my school computer. After the latest update I noticed that I could not longer install fonts / software. Happily our IT guy was able to give me back admin rights so all is well with my world.