Sunday, April 30, 2017

5777 Yom Hazikaron

The wristbands in this image don't *yet* exist in the real world. If anyone 'out there' wants the artwork on them, feel free to contact me directly.

You can access the large version of this graphic by clicking on the image above. Images that are related to Jewish Holidays live at the preceding link where you can browse by holiday and download the image in high resolution (for printing etc).

Today's Gratitude Item: Remembering to post this image! This time around it is a case of better *slightly* late than never.

Rigid Ripple

Saw it. Liked it. Rendered it.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being *mostly* ready for school tomorrow morning. As usual, the holiday has gone past far too quickly.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Only Blue

Sometimes spiky can work out well. As long as one is not on the receiving end of said spikes.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being indoors on a *very* rainy day.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Soft Path

This is one of those times when watching one's step would be wise.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting to the end of my course 'intensive' (it was great) and being able to go back home to Auckland...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Flower Fence

I could not fill the holes in Apophysis so some careful post processing was required.

Today's Gratitude Item: So far the 'intensive' course is going well although I am looking most forward to getting back 'home' tomorrow night.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Disc Play

As in there are quite a few very small discs in this one.

Today's Gratitude Item: Free dinner. It involved a webinar and subsidised pizza which ended up being free because the pizza guys 'lost' the order and when they finally found it, they gave the pizza to us for half price as compensation for the delay (which mean the subsidy covered the entire cost). Needless to say, the pizza was worth the wait.

Flower Squared

This one is a variation on a theme. As is so often the case, we have been here before.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally figuring out how to connect to the wireless at my Uni accommodation without having to pay for it. It would have been nice if they guy at the front desk would have clued me in but no such luck. This explains why this post is happening now and not last night (insert deep sigh here).

Monday, April 24, 2017

DeVine Leaf

Reminded me of a leaf on a grapevine.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting *much* faster at creating cartoons. Happily finding content for said cartoons is not as difficult as one might think.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

5777 Yom HaShoah

This image contains 2,188 names of those who perished in the Holocaust. The names are from the Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names.

You can access the large version of this graphic by clicking on the image above. Images that are related to Jewish Holidays live at the preceding link where you can browse by holiday and download the image in high resolution (for printing etc).

Today's Gratitude Item: Learning how to crop images to a specific aspect ratio / size in GIMP. When you know how, it's extremely easy...

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Striped Opera

If you've seen the Sydney opera house, you'll know where this one got its name.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally having time to create a cartoon that has been 'brewing' for quite a while.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Cold Zag

Sometimes 'old' designs are worth revisiting.

Today's Gratitude Item: A good day in the kitchen. It's funny how when one bakes it makes the entire day seem worthwhile.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ragged Edge

Am not too sure about the dark 'shadow' in the middle of this one...

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally completing a series of videos that are needed for next term. I also had time to email the parents of all my students showing what work is overdue. It seems to be working in as some of the missing work has miraculously been uploaded since 'that email' went out. Whilst nagging is never fun, at least modern technology makes said nagging easier and more efficient.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hot Silk

As in this one reminded me of silk that might be used to make a hot air balloon.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally finishing my Shavuot graphic for 5777. It will feature on this blog in due course. If you can't wait, you can sneak a peak by clicking on the preceding link.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Curled Up

The spiral addiction strikes again.

Today's Gratitude Item: Pesach is over! Whilst I probably love matzos more than the next guy, it will be good to get back to being able to eat bread again :)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Green Light

Originally this one was pink / blue but when I inverted the colours this appeared.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally realising that the reason my headphone recorder had a nasty feedback problem was due to interference from the external wifi receiver that I need to be able to get the internet on my desktop.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hole Connection

As in a hole surrounded by a bunch of connections.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finding a very useful tutorial for making 3D wristbands using Illustrator. It was quick and easy to follow.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Dusk Ripples

I liked how this one 'flowed'.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting a new 'puzzle book' - sometimes it's nice to do a crossword instead of reading a novel.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Interference

Interference is usually bad / annoying. This is the exception.

Today's Gratitude Item: Staying home over Easter. It is an ongoing mystery why so many Aucklanders feel the need to sit in horrendous traffic to get out of town for Easter - especially when the weather in other parts of the country has been dodgy to say the least (thanks cyclone Cook).

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Orange Splice

This one seemed like a good idea at the time.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally getting to the end of Term 1. How is it possible for a term to feel endless and yet be over so soon?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Shell Grid

Sometimes purple is a good idea.

Today's Gratitude Item: Loads of rain! Normally I'm not a fan of being wet but it rained enough that they had to cancel the 'whole school assembly' that was scheduled for today. Assemblies are generally quite tedious / boring so the cancellation resulted in significant joy among both students and staff.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Subtle Spiral

For some reason, the 'spikes' on this one add to its appeal.

Today's Gratitude Item: 'Proper' coffee this morning supplied by our International department. It was the perfect 'kick start' to a very busy day.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Pesach 5777

The list is based on the biblical account of the first Pesach - I *might* have taken some liberties with the order.

You can access the large version of this graphic by clicking on the image above. Images that are related to Jewish Holidays live at the preceding link where you can browse by holiday and download the image in high resolution (for printing etc).

Today's Gratitude Item: Leaving school 'early' (as in not staying for this afternoon's meetings) due to it being Erev Peasch :)

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Subdued Fireworks

This one was originally very, very bright - downplaying the colours was a massive improvement.

Today's Gratitude Item: New boots for work :)

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Wild Flower

This one could be filed under 'Crazy. Colourful. What was I thinking!!'

Today's Gratitude Item: Student emails where first they let me know there is a problem and then shortly after they get back in touch to say that they have fixed it! It is really good when kids persevere, ask questions and manage to make progress - especially when they are working at home / on the weekend.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Deep Web

As in the connections here go way beneath the surface.

Today's Gratitude Item: A colleague switched duties with me so I did not have to be out on the field. It turns out she knows our 10th grade students really well and was keen to be involved. She is normally in the library and I was more than happy to switch places and cover her station while she was out on the field doing 'my' assigned role. A true win/win situation.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Weird Pink Infinity

This one looks like a drug induced hallucination that was created by someone who has never experienced a drug induced hallucination.

Today's Gratitude Item: That it just might rain tomorrow. Here's hoping! Regardless of the weather situation, school continues to provide material for my cartoon blog. So even when it's bad, it's good.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Modern Organic

Maybe this one should have been called 'strange connections'.

Today's Gratitude Item: Something that I though would be extremely tricky and very time consuming was not. Normally I underestimate the time needed to complete a given task so when I overestimate, it makes a very nice change.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Butterfly Interference

Close up the interference pattern is quite cool. The small image does not really 'work' in this case.

Today's Gratitude Item: That an annoying problem is *hopefully* close to being resolved.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Ripple Noise

Staring at this one too long might induce seizures (whoops).

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting quite an intricate email done and sent. It took ages but was hopefully worth the effort.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Gentle Fern Cascade

Sometimes really 'soft' colours are all that is required.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being mentioned as "this nice woman from New Zealand" in a blog post by one of my favourite bloggers. He just celebrated his 12th blogiversary (you can read more here).

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Ice Dance

This one required a lot of work and the end results was still not quite what I'd hoped for.

Today's Gratitude Item: That April Fool's Day fell on a Saturday this time around which meant not having to deal with student pranks.