Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Palm Bark

Made from sustain-ably grown palm trees. I really should have posted this one last night (in time for Tu Bishvat).

Today's Gratitude Item: Taking time out for dance. Things have been extremely busy and being forced to get out and do some exercise was really valuable.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

High Rise City

Wouldn't it be cool if curved buildings were part of the future?

Today's Gratitude Item: That our school timetable is mostly 'stable' which means being able to set up classes and get ready for Thursday (when we finally get to see our students for the first time this year).

Monday, January 29, 2018

Modern Igloo

Made in the height of summer!

Today's Gratitude Item: Figuring out how to get a snap project to reset. It involved creating a custom rest block but this was not all that hard to do.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Modern Blossom

I tried something quite different with this one and it mostly worked.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting my timetable onto Google Calendar. It was tricky but not as hard as it could have been.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Lots of Lines

Perhaps it should have been called 'Colonnade'.

Today's Gratitude Item: A new puzzle book that was 'free' - one of my dancers gifted me a voucher for the store that sells said puzzle books which makes completing the puzzles even more fun than usual.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Curved Construction

It's either a super modern race track or part of a space station.

Today's Gratitude Item: That my first day at the new job (staff induction) went well. Here's hoping that next week will be manageable...

Thursday, January 25, 2018

More Mussel

This one comes to you fresh from your local fractal beach.

Today's Gratitude Item: The universal charger (and knowing where it is stored). I went in to school today and managed to leave my charger behind. That has not happened for years! Must be the new environment. Not having to travel 75 km to get to school was very, very nice. Somehow I don't think I'll get tired of the shorter distance (and less time in the car).

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Spiral Lite

Or should it be 'Spiral Delight'?

Today's Gratitude Item: Being back at dance. I spent some time today reviewing dances we learned towards the end of last year and this worked well as some of them needed to be retaught. Whilst it was very warm and humid, a good time was had by all.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Hole Propeller

Or should that be 'whole propeller'?

Today's Gratitude Item: That when I replace an image on flickr, the url for the image does not change. This is a relief as it means being able to fix mistakes without having to email a new link to various contacts.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Heat Lover

This one took ages to get right. Does it fall into the 'fan-tastic' category?

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally getting 'that Pesach' graphic completed. It's had mixed reviews so far. One person emailed me to say they liked it another, not so much. It will be interesting to see what the final consensus is. I think quite a few people might miss the humour - especially if they have never eaten matzos instead of bread for eight straight days!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Frosty Encounter

Sometimes 'delicate' is the best option.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally making progress with my image for Pesach 5778. It's not done yet but I was stuck for ages yesterday when nothing worked. Today, things were better (but still very slow).

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Fire Work

Inspired by New Year's Celebrations.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally remembering my Wikipedia login. I needed to contact a fellow user and had to log in to do so...

Friday, January 19, 2018

Target Drop

As in a drop of water headed for a target.

Today's Gratitude Item: That changing the colours of a website can be extremely easily. It helps if one has used SASS (scss) when creating said site.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Quick Swirl Surpries

Sometimes images are quick to create - this was one of those times.

Today's Gratitude Item: That this time around my date/ orange muffins did not flop :)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

New Dawn

Made on New Year's day - hence the title.

Today's Gratitude Item: Google groups! This is a convenient way to send out 'mass emails' where users can easily subscribe / unsubscribe. I created a group for a specific purpose and set it up so that only owners / managers can create posts which should mean that the amount of email generated by the group is easy to control.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

City Arches

In a fractal city, the buildings sometimes look a bit like this.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting the 'all clear' from the dentist. I don't like going to the dentist even though my dentist is really lovely. Happily everything was fine which was a massive relief.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Stacked Frames

This one is a bit brighter than anticipated. Never mind.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being able to access my students' external results from last year slightly earlier than expected (officially they only come out tomorrow). Things were not as bad as feared.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Ice Cold ripple

Sometimes cold 'works' - especially on a hot summer day.

Today's Gratitude Item: New Socks! The old ones were well and truly worn out.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Very Shinny Bloom

Was having a 'magpie' moment with this one. As in it was shiny, so it got rendered.

Today's Gratitude Item: Still having two weeks of holiday left. It turns out that I am not quit ready to go back to school...

Friday, January 12, 2018

Groundless Levitation

It's been a while since I went '3D'...

Today's Gratitude Item: That there was some left over raisin bread and egg wash in the fridge. The only thing that made sense was to whip up some very quick French toast for lunch :)

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Waffle Disc

Interesting things can happen when one takes a waffle and spins it. A lot :)

Today's Gratitude Item: Hot, freshly baked, crusty raisin bread for breakfast. A great start to a great day.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Waffle Ring

This one is related to 'Waffle Disc' and was nice enough to be worth rendering.

Today's Gratitude Item: Open Source Electronic Flashcards (thanks anki). Remembering 'stuff' is a lot easier when one can make said flashcards.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Orb Lace

Would look great as a piece of jewelry...

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally being able to access my timetable and class lists for when school goes back.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Grid Sparkle

The basic design is a bit plain but it was too nice to bin.

Today's Gratitude Item: Completing an image to commemorate Yom HaShoah. Having the time to create the work is a source of immense gratitude. The image in question will feature on this blog in due course. A sneak peak is available at the preceding link.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Cosy Couch Spot

Sometimes fractals can be a comfortable place to sit and relax.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being able to help a friend restore all her Outlook contacts after she got a new computer. Luckily she has a gmail account and pretty much all the contacts she needed were *somewhere* in there. It turns out that if you export gmail contacts, it gives you the choice of either exporting only the contacts in your 'contacts' list or pretty much everyone that you have been in touch with. The second option was really useful!

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Brushed Disc

Simple but hopefully effective.

Today's Gratitude Item: Learning how to remove unwanted / misspelled labels from blogger. It's easy but not obvious. Annoyingly, there is no way to edit a label, you have to delete and recreate / relabel.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Woven Panel

As is so often the case, this one was a pleasant surprise.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being gifted a replacement android 'alien' USB / key-ring. The original was stolen by one of my dodgier students late last year (he had 'issues'). Happily all is once again right with my world :)

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Swatch Strips

This belongs in the 'cool / funky' pile.

Today's Gratitude Item: Managing to walk outside this morning despite the inclement weather. Weather-wise things got *much* worse soon after we got home from said walk.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Bespoke Weave

As in a custom made design in that is reminiscent of wheel spokes.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting my hands on the latest Daniel Da Silva novel. I ordered it from my local library some time ago and it has finally arrived!

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Fortune Wheel

It's basically a drain but in technicolour.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally completing (and uploading) the last of the resources that I started creating back in September. The plan was to create teaching materials (and assessments) for the new standards that can be delivered starting later this month. Finishing ahead of schedule was a nice bonus.

Monday, January 01, 2018

Midnight Parachute

One of a series that turned out better than expected.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting rid of quite a bit of random 'stuff' that I no longer need.