Thursday, May 31, 2018

Sky Tower

Sooner or later when one messes with fractals, architecture appears.

Today's Gratitude Item: Progress on the job front. Let's just say that things went from 'very quiet' to 'insane' - but in a *mostly* good way.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Road to Winter

I get cold just looking at this one.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being in the same classroom all day. It was nice not to have to move from one end of the school to another each period.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Ripple Hub

As in the result of crossing ripples with hub caps.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being booked for the rest of this week and all of next week. Having this much relief work in advance is nice and a bit surreal.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Copper Frame

A 'simple' image which took a very long time to get 'just right'.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being kept busy! The relief work is coming 'thick and fast' which means some full-on days. The variety of relief work does help keep things interesting.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Pop Out Diamond

This one was fairly ordinary until I messed around with the colours of the various layers.

Today's Gratitude Item: A new map book for my car. When it comes to navigation, I'm still 'old school'.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Crazy Geometrix

As is so often the case, we have been here before.

Today's Gratitude Item: A wool winder and plastic sandwich bags. Both these items were really useful for keeping small bits of wool separate for my first attempt at a Twiddle Muff. Progress is best described as 'slow but steady'.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Squared Away (Version 2)

For some reason every time 'patchwork' appears on my monitor, I cannot resist the urge to render it.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finding parking at school. When one is day relieving, finding a parking space can sometimes be tricky. Happily this was not the case today.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Patchy Paper

This one reminded me of strips of paper arranged in a geometric shape.

Today's Gratitude Item: An early morning wake-up call! Sometimes work comes through early in the morning rather than the night before - at these times leaping out of bed and rushing around like a crazy person becomes necessary. It's not a problem as 'work is work' and I'm grateful to be called in :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Getting A Cross

Or is that 'getting across'?

Today's Gratitude Item: Being invited to an interview for a Mathematics Teaching position at one of my local schools. I'm not sure how things will pan out but getting an interview is a good first step.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Flower Fragments

It's a flower but it appears to be a bit broken...

Today's Gratitude Item: Being given a key for the day at the school where I was relieving. This made a refreshing change from having to rely on colleagues to gain access to classrooms.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Falling Through

As in this the sphere is falling through the woven wall.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting called in to one of my *very* local schools for tomorrow. I'm enjoying the Day Relieving as it's easy and stress free. Not having to leave early to beat Auckland's traffic is an added bonus.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Two Very Small Jumpers

This post is a very brief break from the usual. It features the jumpers mentioned in yesterday's gratitude item (clicking on them should let you access a larger version). My dad took the photos in challenging lighting conditions :)

Today's Gratitude Item: Finding $1.70 on my morning walk and getting relief work for tomorrow.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Shavout 5778

Because some things should be carved in stone :)

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Today's Gratitude Item: Gorgeous buttons that are now taking pride of place on two tiny jerseys that I knitted recently.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Doubled Checkered...

If checkered is good, this one is doubly so.

Today's Gratitude Item: A brilliant day relieving at my old school! My colleagues were pleased to see me and it was great to catch up with everyone. Today was fun, a little weird and completely stress free.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Warm Swatches

For some reason I can't seem to stop myself from rendering diamond / square designs.

Today's Gratitude Item: A new backpack / computer bag! When I left my last school, I had to return the computer bag which came with the school issued laptop. Now that I'm back to day relieving, getting a new bag was necessary.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Unexpected Sunshine

This one involved pushing things a bit and the result was rather unexpected.

Today's Gratitude Item: This blog is officially 14 years old. I had a great blogiversary despite the absence of cake to mark the occasion.

Two Roads at Dusk

Question is, which of the roads in question is less traveled?

Today's Gratitude Item: 'Tiger Tail' wire. This is basically wire used in making jewelry and it is also perfect for making stitch markers (used to help keep one's place when knitting).

Monday, May 14, 2018

Out of the Box

These looked like they were bursting out a box at the bottom left of the image.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finding free parking. I had a meeting near the city today and parking was a challenge. Finally found a lovely little car park with 90 minutes free parking a short walk from where I needed to be. Needless to say, allowing a ridiculous amount of time to get to said meeting and find parking was a wise move.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Chunky Dawn

On a fractal planet, this is what daybreak looks like.

Today's Gratitude Item: Shutterstock's updated contributor interface which is very easy to use. They have clearly acted on user feedback and put some 'simple' things in place to help contributors avoid making some common errors.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Glass Water

This was one of 'those' times when everything just worked.

Today's Gratitude Item: Not being able to decide what to play with first! For the first time in ages, I'm having stress-free fun. Whilst I am hoping this phase will be relatively short and something great will happen on the work front, I'm definitely enjoying the positive side of being jobless.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Feather Eye

Am not too sure about this one. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being warm and indoors on our first day of wintry weather. Happily said weather did not kick in until after my morning walk.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Modern Socks

Having socks made from this fabric would be really fun.

Today's Gratitude Item: That the baby bonnet I knitted today worked on the first attempt. The words 'quick and easy' spring to mind. Needless to say, having time to sit and knit is a novel experience.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Tennis Mesh

This one took quite a bit of post processing which was an unwelcome surprise.

Today's Gratitude Item: My post-dance snack. Was famished after class this evening and getting to sit down at home with matzos, cheese and a good book was heavenly.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Stair Fall

I have a 'thing' for checkered, ripple designs and it has struck again.

Today's Gratitude Item: Muscle memory and some expert assistance when picking up knitting again. It's been decades since I last had time to knit and revisiting this craft has proved to be immensely satisfying.

Monday, May 07, 2018

Spun Hessian

This one is a variation on a theme which was pretty enough to render.

Today's Gratitude Item: The most pleasant Monday in quite some time. I'd forgotten what a relatively stress-free existence feels like.

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Plant Reflection

Am not too sure about this one. It reminded me of water lilies (sort of).

Today's Gratitude Item: Finding $2.20 on this morning's walk. Somehow picking up other people's dropped small change never gets old.

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Patch Play

Here is another example of dark colours working better than expected.

Today's Gratitude Item: A perfect day. Not stressing about school, students, marking or assessments is a welcome change. Readjusting to being in 'search' mode (rather than 'work' mode) is proving to be interesting.

Friday, May 04, 2018

Hessian Warmth

Ideal for a cold winter's night.

Today's Gratitude Item: My last day at my current job! I'm looking forward to finding something which is a better 'fit'...

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Carpet Curve

Sometimes dark colours can work well. If this carpet were real, it would be a good choice as it would not show the stains.

Today's Gratitude Item: That the change alluded to in yesterday's gratitude item came around surprisingly quickly. Weirdly, I am grateful that tomorrow is my last day in my current school. Not having to serve out the 'normal' 8 week notice period is actually a good thing in this case. Now the search for a role which is more suitable begins...

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Grunge Spot

For some reason this one really appeals to me...

Today's Gratitude Item: There is a light at the end of the tunnel - hopefully it is not an oncoming train. There is a long, boring story behind this one involving work, the short version is that switching jobs has not turned out as hoped so more change is on the cards.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Facet Flower

The blue was a lot brighter than expected. The small version does not really do this one justice.

Today's Gratitude Item: The support of my family. I know I've had this particular item before but things have been 'difficult' lately and having people clearly in one's corner makes a huge difference.