Thursday, January 31, 2019

Water Mountain

This one was weird enough to get rendered.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being invited to present at a Teacher's conference in Wellington during the July holidays. I put in a proposal for this towards the end of last year and found out yesterday that said proposal was successful. Needless to say this will hopefully be a valuable opportunity to grow my network and engage with teachers in the wider community.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Spiral Squash

In retrospect, I'm not sure that keeping this one was a good idea.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting back to dance! Whilst it was extremely warm tonight, the turn-out was encouraging and we had a great time.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Curtain Lace

This one is definitely in the 'interesting' category.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being back at school. It was nice to have time to catch up with colleagues without our students being there (we have a series of 'Teacher Only Days' this week which gives us time to ease back into things).

Monday, January 28, 2019

Smooth Stones

Weirdly, this one looks better in a smaller size.

Today's Gratitude Item: A brilliant 'last day' of summer holidays. I'm *almost* looking forward to going back to school tomorrow...

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Strange Spike

The shadows on this one made it interesting enough to keep.

Today's Gratitude Item: Completing an ePub / resource to teach 'advanced' web design to my students. I still need to double check that everything works as intended but the end is in sight!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Metallic Stalk

I'm not too sure about this one. It has been heavily post processed but the effort might not have been worth it.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally getting the text on a button to change depending on the situation. Note to self: Don't try to program when tired!

Friday, January 25, 2019

Dusk Ripple

Simple and fun :)

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally getting a copy of the 'current' edition of my favourite puzzle magazine. Said magazine was delayed by over a month because the distributor dropped the ball and somehow did not realise that the magazine in question is now bi-monthly instead of quarterly. Happily, that issue is on its way to being resolved.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Modern Delft

It would be cool if this bowl design were real.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting a recalcitrant mail form to work on the server I have set up at school. This was only possible thanks to the help of a colleague at another school who responded to my 'please assist' email in record time.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Ice Rings

This one is a bit too blue but binning it would have been a mistake.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being left to my own devices. Whilst this is the last week of my 'holiday', I've been spending the time working and being able to get things done without being disturbed is hugely valuable.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Gold Rush

The small version of this one looks *almost* 3D.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finding a really easy way to make an effective drop-down menu for a website project. It uses CSS and HTML without using and external framework which would be overkill in this particular situation.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Fire Frame

As is so often the case, this one was pretty enough to render.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting to grips with Paletton. This is a brilliant on-line tool for quickly generating website colour palettes. One of the best things about it is that it allows one to see several different 'looks' for a given palette and it also shows how a given palette will be perceived by colour blind users.

Sunday, January 20, 2019


Close-up, this one has the texture of a butterfly's wing.

Today's Gratitude Item: Making a bit of progress with 'stuff' for the start of the new term.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Butterfly Fan

It took a while to find the right colours but the effort was worth it.

Today's Gratitude Item: Having plenty of books to read. This is a good thing as at the moment there is not much on television that is of interest.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Stripe Sensation

Where serious and formal meets slightly funky.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting a frustrating problem 'sorted'. In this case, taking a break from staring at my screen was helpful.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Pink Target

In my defense, this one seemed like a good idea at the time.

Today's Gratitude Item: Slowly getting back into the 'work' groove. I've started customising a resource that I'll be using with my senior students in a few weeks time and it is good to have both the time and 'head space' to get this done.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Dusk Fern

Sometimes dark colours are good.

Today's Gratitude Item: Many of my students did really well in their external assessments from last year. Results were out yesterday and just about everyone who submitted something passed. Quite a few did not submit anything but those who put in the work were rewarded.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Deep Blue

This one is oddly restful.

Today's Gratitude Item: Reviewing book #100 over at good reads.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Silk Circle

I love shiny things :)

Today's Gratitude Item: A surprisingly productive day. Hopefully tomorrow will be more of the same.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Abrupt Change

The colour change in this one was an interesting surprise.

Today's Gratitude Item: Making inroads into shortening some T-Shirts that have been awaiting my attention for a while.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Disc Bloom

This one can't decide if it's a series of rippled discs or some sort of alien flower.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finding a searchable list of hieroglyphics and a .pdf with the unicode symbols. Said resource might be useful for an upcoming project. Maybe. I'm often amazed by how easy it is to find relatively obscure resources online.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Moon Ring

This one is probably way too pink but someone out there might like it.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally finding a suitable, public domain 'frog' image which will be used as part of this year's Pesach image. Let's just say there were 45 pages of results for the search term 'frog' on pixabay and most of images were of one (or sometimes) two frogs - which is not really enough for a decent plague.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Arc Lights

In my world, this is what 'arc lights' look like.

Today's Gratitude Item: Completing this year's Purim graphic. Whilst Purim is still months away, one can never be to early with this sort of thing. The image in question will feature on this blog in due course.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Leaf Layers

For some reason I find the colour green quite restful...

Today's Gratitude Item: Having time to do a ridiculous amount of reading for pleasure.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Gold Wish

The shape reminded me a bit of a wish bone - hence the name.

Today's Gratitude Item: A lovely Star of David carved out of totara wood that was gifted to me by one of my Israeli dancers. It was a lovely gesture and now 'lives' on one of the zips of my school bag.

Monday, January 07, 2019

Bright Tiles

In this case, the only colours which worked were really bright.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally getting round to getting a haircut! Not having to wait all that long for said haircut was an added bonus.

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Purple Outlook

Today is purple with a hint of darkness.

Today's Gratitude Item: Taking it easy. Ie: enjoying another glorious Sunday as I still have some vacation time left and am loving every minute of 'down time'.

Spiked Breeze

As in a series of spikes blowing in the breeze.

Today's Gratitude Item: Making my dad laugh so hard that he was almost crying. Suffice it to say he has the best laugh and even thinking about it make me smile.

Friday, January 04, 2019

Fern Glen

A reminder that it's good in the shade of large green trees.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting three batches of muffins baked before Shabbat comes in. Happily I had some help with that.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Spot On

In this case, green is definitely good.

Today's Gratitude Item: A perfect day. It included sushi, creating a number of fractals and reading the latest John Grisham novel. Even though said novel was only not Grisham's finest work, I still enjoyed it. You can read my review at the preceding link.

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Blue Scroll

With pretty gold edging.

Today's Gratitude Item: That both my favourite sushi store and the local library are finally back to having 'normal' hours again after the New Year's holiday(s). Four vacation days without sushi for breakfast is four days too many!

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Wire Funk

Tierazon is great because it allows one to create some very funky images.

Today's Gratitude Item: Delightful little nut and raisin snacks which hit the spot.