Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Defcon 3.5

Looks a bit like a radiation symbol but not quite.

Today's Gratitude Item: An afternoon nap! I was completely exhausted after a busy weekend, very late night last night and 'full on' day at school. Needless to say, I'm not worried about falling asleep tonight as I'm still pretty tired...

Monday, July 30, 2018

Night Time Spiral

It's been a while since my last spiral...

Today's Gratitude Item: That occasionally my students know more than I do. This comes in handy when said students are willing to share their knowledge and then everyone wins. Today was a good day in that regard.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Hole in Two

Dedicated to all the fractal loving golfers out there.

Today's Gratitude Item: A good novel and brand new puzzle book. Guess who neglected at least some of their marking this past weekend :)

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Zip Cross

The design reminded me of a zip. Sort of.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being completely recovered from 'that cold'. It has taken weeks for the painful side to heal. Needless to say, being able to move without feeling stiff / sore is a wonderful thing.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Tree Tower

If I celebrated Christmas, I'd want a tree that looked like this.

Today's Gratitude Item: The end of a really good (but really busy) week.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Spiral at Dusk

Saw it. Liked it. Rendered it.

Today's Gratitude Item: Rediscovering a fast way of adding students to a Google Classroom. As in just copy and paste a list of email addresses to invite all students in a class. Then when they login to classroom, the just click on the class. No join code required (which is a great option in my case).

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Radiation Blues

Another 'not quite' nuclear symbol which simply had to be rendered.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being warm on a cold and rainy day :)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Spiky Button

The slot in the middle made this one interesting enough to keep.

Today's Gratitude Item: That a slight problem with my students' google classroom logins has been resolved. The 'issue' was completely my fault and I am relieved that fixing it was fairly easy (we have great techs at school). I'm looking forward to having almost all of my classes on 'classroom' before the end of school tomorrow. The short version is that managing student work (and sharing content) is much easier in Google classroom compared with MS Teams. It's a relief to be on a system that 'just works'.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Square Canvas Frame

This one is a bit busy for my liking but it was not ugly enough to bin.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally getting a program I was working on to co-operate. There is nothing quite like that 'I did it' feeling.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Butterfly Blues

Naming this one was easy.

Today's Gratitude Item: Whilst going back to school is not quite as much fun as being on holiday, at least I'm going back to a school that I love.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Tisha B'Av 5778

As usual, the quote is from the book of Lamentations.

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: Really bad / boring television - the perfect motivation to stop lazing around and do some work.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Artifact Trial

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

Today's Gratitude Item: Finishing all my marking! This is a bit of a mixed item as it would have been better if more of my students had submitted assessment work to be marked...

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sink Strips

In this case 'modern' is good.

Today's Gratitude Item: Lunch 'out' with one of my dance buddies. Both food and conversation were great and a good time was had by all.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

On-screen Sand Storm

As is so often the case, it took ages to find colours that 'worked' with this one.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally taking a closer look at the system I'll be using next week to teach databases to my Y12 and Y13 students. It looks doable and I think we will cope...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Information Station

Named for the prominent 'i' :)

Today's Gratitude Item: New 'hush puppy' ankle boots. Said boots are super comfortable and are great for all seasons.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Peaking Out

Presenting yet another woven / string design.

Today's Gratitude Item: Having a week of holiday left. Not having to get up super early never gets old...

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Dome Town

If all our buildings were domed structures, this is what a winter skyline might look like.

Today's Gratitude Item: Making significant progress on content that I need for my 8th grade class for next term.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Corporate Curve

This one is quite stiff and formal - hence the name.

Today's Gratitude Item: Some much needed 'down time'. Being indoors when it was raining was an added bonus.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Ripple Frame

I like it but was somehow hoping it would be 'more'.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally completing images for the upcoming Jewish holidays. It's always a bit of a mission coming up with ideas for 'the big five' and finishing the work is a great feeling. The images in question will feature on this blog in due course.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Plaited Ocean

Sometimes sticking holes in things works well...

Today's Gratitude Item: Being nice and toasty in my 'office'. It turns out that I had the heat pump on one fan instead of two which is why all winter, it has been colder than necessary. It got adjusted today (it's all about knowing the magical button combination) and things are now right with my world.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Once Upon a Wave

I'm pretty sure we have been here before...

Today's Gratitude Item: Being at 'inbox zero' on my one account. There was one message in there that I finally had time to deal with. Getting that particular task out of the way was a great feeling!

On a Wing...

Curved string pretty much always looks good.

Today's Gratitude Item: After a lengthy (and expensive) service, my car is well and truly 'sorted'.

Monday, July 09, 2018

Angular Weaving

This one might be a bit modern for some...

Today's Gratitude Item: Being on holiday and having time to indulge my fractal obsession :)

Sunday, July 08, 2018

A Bit Postal

I was not aiming to get an envelope - it just sort of happened.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting a fair bit done today. Hopefully tomorrow will be equally productive.

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Comment & Content Policy

Like my 'ground rules' post from quite some time ago, this one has been a while in the making. In recent weeks, I've received several emails from users' either offering to write content for this blog or asking me to link to unrelated sites.

So here's the policy...

'Not Quite Perfect' welcomes comments provided that they are relevant and reasonable. Comments which include irrelevant hyperlinks or advertising will be deleted (and marked as spam).

Likewise, if you are reading this and are a fractal enthusiast you are welcome to get in touch.

Please ...

  • Don't ask me to link to your blog / website (the answer is 'no'). If I see a site that I love, I'm smart enough to link to it without prompting.
  • Don't offer to write content for this blog. I've been doing this for a while and don't need help.
  • Don't post spam comments! They will be marked as spam and reported.

My customary fractal and "Gratitude Item" will be back tomorrow.

Friday, July 06, 2018

Half Channukia

This one turned out a lot better than expected. To be fair, from the preview I was not expecting all that much.

Today's Gratitude Item: That my school is actually a GAFE school! As of this afternoon my students and I are able to access Google classroom and the rest of the GAFE tools. All that had to happen was for our email addresses to be added to the school's already set up GAFE dashboard. Happily one of our brilliant techs was able to do that for us. Hopefully the rest of the staff and students will come on board in due course. Am super happy that my days of having to use MS Teams are over!!

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Echo Shield

We've been here before but it was pretty enough to be worth revisiting.

Today's Gratitude Item: An appreciative email from a parent. Occasionally parents will respond to one of my emails with an unsolicited 'thank you'. It's really nice when that happens (warm fuzzies all round).

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Curve Beach

Presenting yet another beach / wave themed image.

Today's Gratitude Item: More books to read! I had run out but someone stopped by the library and picked out some more great reading material :)

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Orb It All

This one was interesting enough to be worth rendering.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finding $1.00 at school this morning. It was a nice start to a fairly busy day.

Monday, July 02, 2018

Floral Squared (with Interest)

I cut out some of the pieces post rendering and this improved the image quite dramatically.

Today's Gratitude Item: Ditching one of my class OneNotes in favour of a google site. The short version is that my hate / hate relationship with Microsoft continues and at this point I am avoiding using their products where possible. Happily it was extremely easy to associate a google site with my school email and setting up said site was a joy (especially after attempting to create a sharepoint site and failing miserably).

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Orb Flower (again)

Sometimes I just can't help myself...

Today's Gratitude Item: One more week of school and then I am on holiday. Having the end in sight is a great feeling.