Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Safety Net

Somehow this one reminded me of a safety net, even though it looks nothing like a net...

Today's Gratitude Item: Only three more days of senior classes left and then they go on study leave. I'm looking forward to the change in routine :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018


The 'floating' diamonds at the top right made this one worth rendering. Sort of.

Today's Gratitude Item: Our student's external reports are all safely submitted for marking. Now the waiting begins.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Lattice One

A simple lattice that appeared on my screen and just had to be rendered. Some days are like that.

Today's Gratitude Item: Hummus! I ran out and forgot to replenish the supply over the weekend. Happily, the situation has now been resolved.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Hollow Insight

Reminded me of an eyeball (but in a good way).

Today's Gratitude Item: That more and more of the Israeli dances that we have learned are available via YouTube. It makes learning / practicing a lot easier than it used to be.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Blue Belt

If creating fractals were a martial art, this is what the 'blue belt' would look like.

Today's Gratitude Item: A brilliantly log nap. I have been exhausted since dance camp last weekend and finally got to have a decent rest. Needless to say, dance camp was worth but it is good to be able to think clearly again.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Joined Together

Sometimes things just sort of 'flow' - like this :)

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting the latest Daniel Silva book from the library and the arrival of the latest edition of my favourite puzzle book. It's going to be a fun weekend.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Inevitable Snakeskin

Because if one has a snakeskin texture, turning it into a spiral is inevitable.

Today's Gratitude Item: That by the end of tomorrow quite a bit of my 'senior student' related stress will be over. Their final piece of work is due tomorrow afternoon and once that is 'sorted' I'll be a bit more relaxed.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Hibernation Curls

When fractal snakes hibernate, this is the result.

Today's Gratitude Item: Successfully teaching three new dances (from camp) tonight.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Golfer's Diamonds

Named for the rather obvious hole - all that is missing is a putter and some golf balls.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being on the 'first hour' of junior exam supervision. This is way better than the second hour when kids tend to finish the exam and then 'play up' because they are bored and have nothing to do.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Geo Snakeskin

Perhaps this one should have been called 'leather lines'.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting home safely from a brilliant dance camp. It was lovely to catch up with dance friends, learn new dances and take a bit of a break from 'ordinary' life.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Fabric Play

This one reminded me of silky fabric waves...

Today's Gratitude Item: Learning a number of new dances much faster than expected. So far they seem to be ‘holding’ quite well in my memory.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Curveball Mosaic

Sometimes life throws a curve ball. This time, said ball included mosaic decoration.

Today's Gratitude Item: That blogging on my iPad is slightly less painful than it used to be, mostly due to the improved predictive text capabilities.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Simple Delight

As in a simple spiral made out of light.

Today's Gratitude Item: Glorious weather at the start of a glorious long weekend.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Satin Sceptre

Fit for a princess...

Today's Gratitude Item: Squealing brakes that have *hopefully* been fixed and getting to drive my dad's car to school. Let's just say that it's a really nice car (its a Toyota but it handles well and is easy to drive)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Pillow Web

The sort of square things in this one reminded me of throw pillows.

Today's Gratitude Item: Figuring out how to set student attendance for an entire day rather than doing it one period at a time. It's easy when you know how and this will save quite a bit of clicking in the future.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Moon Hanging

As in a fractal moon hanging in a fractal sky.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finding some extra magnets for my whiteboard at school. This is a small thing but I really, really needed said magnets!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Mag Lines

Where the mag stands for both 'magnificent' and 'magnetic'.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being able to go for a walk outside after school. It's our first week back since the start of daylight saving and I'm really appreciating having extra daylight at the end of the day.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Twist Net

If one is not careful with fractal nets, they get twisted (and can even knot).

Today's Gratitude Item: Not having to hunt for working code for a particular program. A colleague was working through some tutorials that I made and needed some help. Having said code 'handy' made life very easy for both of us.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Spiro Ball

As in a ball and spiral combined.

Today's Gratitude Item: That the deadline for entries in the not so current 'emergency' puzzle book that I bought today is still a week away. This give me just enough time to 'be in it to win it'.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Simple Tracks

Apparently there is not such thing as 'too simple'.

Today's Gratitude Item: Catching up on some overdue schoolwork. It did not take nearly as long as feared.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Light Contortion

If you look at this one sideways, there are hearts!

Today's Gratitude Item: A really good, really delicious dinner! Let's just say it was a special occasion and the food was simply divine.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Diamond Bars

In some ways, these are even better than gold bars.

Today's Gratitude Item: A brilliant turn out at dance and *finally* a great day on Shutterstock.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Cracker Line

This is firmly in the 'not sure' pile. Somehow I thought it would turn out better than it did.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being able to recycle a 'blank' coin for this year's Chanukah image. Said image will feature on this blog in due course.

Monday, October 08, 2018

Disco Sphere

Gold and sparkly is good - that is my story and I'm sticking with it.

Today's Gratitude Item: *Finally* getting GIMP to cooperate. I now have a script (and an custom made shortcut) which lets me create two layers (one black, one white) as backgrounds to a fractal. Previously getting to that point would take four clicks, now it takes one quick key sequence. Life (and school holidays) are good.

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Waterless Flower

I'm pretty sure we've been here before but as is so often the case, I could not help myself.

Today's Gratitude Item: Maybe making progress on editing a script in GIMP which might make things a bit faster when it comes to post processing images.

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Candy Web

Reminded me of a lolly on a stick - hence the name.

Today's Gratitude Item: An unexpectedly delightful book. I've just finished reading Justice for Some after taking it out of the library on a whim. It was the best book that I have read in quite some time.

Friday, October 05, 2018

Rolling On...

This one was a most pleasant surprise. Usually the 'disc' variation does not give such good results.

Today's Gratitude Item: Google Classroom finally restored the missing 'to do' list. It has been gone for a very long two months and it is great to have it back. It's far from perfect but it's a lot better than nothing!

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Spring Tangle

As in a spring that has been tangled up.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally figuring out how to get GIMP to start up without errors. Ever since I upgraded to version 2.10, an error message has appeared each time GIMP was started (clicking OK got rid of the error and then things worked). Said error was getting annoying. It took a bit of digging but today I got it sorted and for the first time in ages, GIMP started without any issues.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Pine Forest

As in a forest filled with pines :)

Today's Gratitude Item: That the tech guy at school not only works during the holidays but has installed both Context Free and GIMP on our lab computers which means that I can go ahead and plan / prepare stuff for my junior classes with confidence.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Ice Trees

If you can't see the trees, try squinting and turning your head a bit.

Today's Gratitude Item: Dry socks after a soggy walk. My trusty walking shoes sprung a leak and I did not notice until it was too late. Happily I have a new pair ready for tomorrow morning's excursion.

Monday, October 01, 2018

Simchat Torah 5779

Trying to depict the theme of the portions featured using a single image was much harder than anticipated...

Today's Gratitude Item: Not having to get up early in the morning for the next two weeks :)