Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Magenta Musing

Every so often I feel the need to render a checkered / flower design...

Today's Gratitude Item: A replacement spoon for weekdays when I have my breakfast 'to go'. The old *plastic* spoon fit perfectly into my round cereal container but it developed a fatal crack. Happily the replacement spoon is even better than the original.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Double Disc

I"m not convinced this one was worth rendering...

Today's Gratitude Item: Receiving positive feedback and kind comments from colleagues who use resources that I've shared.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Waffle Dawn

The texture is 'waffles', the colours are 'dawn'.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting a massive amount done! I had a day 'off timetable' (and off site) and was able to use the time to *almost* complete the level 2 programming resource that I'm working on. Getting most of the work done is a great feeling.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Spidery Silk

I thought this one would turn out better. The small version looks nicer than the large version.

Today's Gratitude Item: Having extra time tomorrow to work on my level 2 programming resource. It was good to make quite a bit of progress today and am hoping that tomorrow will allow me to get most of the work done.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

One Eye

Or perhaps, one eye among many.

Today's Gratitude Item: A brilliant day of not having to do much at all. Have been really tired and being able to simply relax was wonderful.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Oh Mayan

Saw this one and though 'oh my...'

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting time on Monday to complete some urgent project work :)

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Almost Guitar

The shape is right, but the strings are missing.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being *mostly* on top of my marking...

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Geo Sphere

An interesting one. This sphere is a bit pointy.

Today's Gratitude Item: I reintroduced a *very* old dance this evening and the group seemed to like it. It's good when that happens.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Metallic Tortoise

For some reason, this one makes me smile.

Today's Gratitude Item: Super fast service from the Tech guys at school. After my hard drive got replaced, Illustrator / InDesign were no longer working due to licensing issues. It was great that this got fixed in record time (by remote control).

Monday, July 22, 2019

Creeper Bars

As in the background looks like a creeper type plant but it is behind bars.

Today's Gratitude Item: Google classroom has a new 'Gradebook' tool which looks like it could be quite useful.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Chocolate Fan

This one is simply delicious.

Today's Gratitude Item: Making significant progress on my book review generator. It's coded in Python and is almost finished - which is good as this is a task that I'll be getting my senior students to tackle in due course.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Chocolate Squares

It turns out that like the real thing, this one was irresistible (ie: it simply had to be rendered)

Today's Gratitude Item: Being home again. Whilst I enjoyed the conference that I went to in Wellington, it is great to be back in Auckland. Nothing beats being able to sleep in one's own (very comfortable) bed.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Fern Blues

Presenting yet another *blue* spiral fern.

Today's Gratitude Item: A really good day spent networking with colleagues and doing lots of Digital Technology 'stuff'.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Rib Twist

The edges of this one reminded me of ribs...

Today's Gratitude Item: A workshop that I ran was well received. It's good when that happens :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Star Crossed

Originally I was going to tile this one and the result would have included both stars and crosses (hence the name)

Today's Gratitude Item: A great session at dance. We combined the Tuesday and Wednesday group and whilst the numbers were smaller than anticipated, we all had a wonderful time.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Bead Suspension

As in this one looks like beads suspended in space. Can't quite see it? Try squinting and tilting your head a little.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally finishing the 'big five' (ie: the images that will feature here over the upcoming *Jewish* holiday season). Whilst said holidays are roughly three months away, time flies and it is good to be prepared.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Super Sea

This one is an ocean on steroids.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally finishing my Sukkot image for 5780 - it took a lot longer than anticipated but the time spent was worth it. The image will feature on this blog in due course.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Hyperactive Springs

This is what happens when a series of discs is let loose.

Today's Gratitude Item: Gorgeous weather! After days of fog / rain, it was lovely to have clear skies.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Sewn Up Sphere

The intricate pattern at the bottom of the sphere was a nice surprise.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being motivated! Finally found the energy to continue working on the programming resource that I'm using with my senior students.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Hole Interest

We've been here before, but not quite like this.

Today's Gratitude Item: My work computer has been fixed! It is wonderful to have things back to normal and I'm almost ready for some workshops that I'll be running next week.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Dull Dips

This is one of those times when slightly duller colours worked.

Today's Gratitude Item: My school computer has been repaired and is ready to be retrieved. Am really grateful that this happened rather quickly and am hoping that the repair means the device will work reliably going forward...

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

In Pouring

Is this the opposite of 'out pouring'?

Today's Gratitude Item: The technicians at school were able to take a look at my computer (that's the good news). The bad news is that the issue is a hardware fault which has rendered said computer into little more than a pretty silver brick. Hopefully this can be repaired / replaced sooner rather than later. The 'dead' machine has forced me to take a bit of a break from working which is probably a good thing...

Monday, July 08, 2019

Nuclear Mushroom

I'm not quite sure how I feel about this one. It's ugly but sort of fascinating...

Today's Gratitude Item: That pretty much all of my 'school stuff' is backed up to the cloud. My school computer has decided it no longer wants to work and whilst this is not ideal, at least I can still get work done and I don't need to try and cope with a new / loan computer and students at the same time. Here's hoping that our IT department are not on holiday and can help resolve the situation...

Sunday, July 07, 2019

Bit of a Strain

As in this one reminded me of a sieve / strainer.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finding a series of perfect, public domain illustrations for use in my Rosh Hashanah graphic (which will feature here in due course).

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Pasta Play

All that's missing is the sauce.

Today's Gratitude Item: My brother brought round a cable that makes the second monitor in my extended display extremely clear. Said cable worked first time around. Am super excited about the improvement :)

Friday, July 05, 2019

Path Portal

As in a portal to a path which leads to infinity.

Today's Gratitude Item: Sorting out one of my student's problems which will allow them to catch up with work over the 'holidays'.

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Rose Wood Discs

Simple but nice. Sometimes I like to string my audience along a bit.

Today's Gratitude Item: One more day before the start of our winter 'holiday' (where the word holiday is used in the loosest possible sense as I will be spending a significant amount of the time 'off' working). Am looking forward to being able to sleep in a bit though...

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Disc Intimacy

Or perhaps 'Kissing Circles'.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting home safely after a very long day. Whilst I'm very tired, things are actually going quite well (touch wood). Am hoping to have time to catch up on 'stuff' tomorrow...

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Light Perspective

Normally when I use the perspective tools, the results are not as obvious as this one.

Today's Gratitude Item: Surviving day two with no non-contact time. Tomorrow is the last day that I have such a full timetable and I'm looking forward to things getting a little less crazy.

Monday, July 01, 2019

Tube String

It took ages to get this one into something worth posting.

Today's Gratitude Item: Discovering Scratch's "Backpack" feature. This is an easy way to transfer blocks of code between projects. Whilst it is far from perfect (everything in the backpack is called 'script' and the name can't currently be changed), it does make life easier. Especially if one is careful about backpack maintenance.