Saturday, August 31, 2019

Deep Blue Spring

We've been here before and, chances are, before long, we'll be here again.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being almost completely recovered from the 'flu that has plagued me in recent weeks. It's great to be *almost* back to normal.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Joy Disc

Named because seeing this one appear made me very happy.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being 'sorted' for a dry run our an assessment on Monday.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Hole Frieze

The original version was tile-able - hence the name.

Today's Gratitude Item: A double rainbow day. There was a really strong rainbow on my way in to work and a fainter rainbow on my home. I'm trying not to dwell on the fact that said rainbows indicate rainy weather and tricky driving conditions and am instead focusing on how pretty they were.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Line Waves

As in waves made up of lines.

Today's Gratitude Item: One of my dancers who has been overseas for a while finally returned. It was great to have him back in the circle with us.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Intricate Spiral Spring

Was quite excited about this one, even though it is similar to other works.

Today's Gratitude Item: Cancelled meetings and getting at least some 'stuff' done today, even though it was hard going at times.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Hole Ocean

In this case, ripples are good.

Today's Gratitude Item: A fairly quiet, peaceful day. Am *almost* ready for the week ahead.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Deep Ocean Echo

This one involved a lot of zooming.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being voiceless on the weekend. Being without a voice courtesy of a cold is not ideal but at least I don't have to teach in this state. Here's hoping the situation is completely resolved before Monday...

Friday, August 23, 2019

Dance Streaks

The pink lines reminded me of ballet ribbons - hence the name.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finishing school early and getting home in sufficient time to do this quarter's billing for my web design clients.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Curved Colouring

This one is quite busy - but in a good way.

Today's Gratitude Item: Many of my students are working hard and making steady progress. Hopefully it will be enough.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Back Bone

There is something oddly skeletal about this one...

Today's Gratitude Item: A relatively easy day today. One of my classes was cut very short by an 'options' assembly. Which meant having a bit more time to get stuff done.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Bubble Arches

This one looks better from a distance.

Today's Gratitude Item: My request for leave to travel down to Machol Pacifica later in the year was approved in record time.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Sky Flower

Was really pleased with how this one turned out.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting to the end of an overly long day.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sharp Ribs

I thought this one would look better than it does. The rendered version was not quite ugly enough to bin.

Today's Gratitude Item: A super relaxed weekend spent mainly trying to recover from a slight cold and annoying cough. Here's hoping that the cough disappears sooner rather than later.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Coin Twist

As in a coin with a bit of a twist.

Today's Gratitude Item: Code WOF. This is a fun website which allows users to practice their Python skills and maintain coding prowess.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Brown Eye

This one turned out a bit more orange than anticipated.

Today's Gratitude Item: Really quiet classes. For some reason my students decided today was the day they wanted to work in *almost* silence. It was nice and peaceful.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Wave Weave

This one is perfect for your sturdy fractal-fabric needs.

Today's Gratitude Item: Taking the night off from work of any kind. No marking. No prep. It's sad that sometimes one has to be physically unwell before it is OK to take time off from work on a 'school night'.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Always Alert

Here is what happens when one combines eyes and an infinity symbol.

Today's Gratitude Item: Tissues! Whilst having a running nose is not fun, having a running nose and no tissues would be a whole lot worse.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Jacob's Ladders

If you look closely, there is both a Star of David and a bunch of ladders in this one.

Today's Gratitude Item: My amazing dad managed who saved me a lot of running around. It's a long story but the short version is that he is the best.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Electric Ladder

The spiral addiction strikes again!

Today's Gratitude Item: Spending some quality time with my trusty *old* graphics tablet and fixing some assets that my student need to use for a current project.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Big Blue Ring

When naming things, sometimes opting for simple and obvious is a good idea.

Today's Gratitude Item: Taking things a bit easy this weekend. I'm up-to-date on my marking and ready for tomorrow but have not done anymore than I absolutely have to this weekend.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

5779 Tisha B'Av

Weirdly making this one was much more of a struggle than normal.

Today's Gratitude Item: Things went relatively smoothly at Winter Warm-up (it's a dance thing). The music set up is always 'interesting' and not in a good way but we managed thanks to some quick, innovative thinking on the part of one of my dancer's husbands.

Friday, August 09, 2019

Green Seal

Usually important seals are red. Going green in this case was a great option.

Today's Gratitude Item: The weekend's here!!! It's been a long week.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

"Full On" Fan

Ideal for those hot summer days.

Today's Gratitude Item: Chill-out time at the end of a long day.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Flower Ring

As in a mix of a flower and a bunch of rings.

Today's Gratitude Item: Aspirin! I'm amazed at how effective it is - happily headaches are a very rare occurrence but having fast and effective pain relief is a wonderful thing.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Curve Flex

As in a flexible curve.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally realising that Excel was a better option than Access for a project I'm working on. Sometimes the judicious use of the 'sumifs' function and a bit of data validation is sufficient and a full blown database is not necessary.

Monday, August 05, 2019

Rising Galaxies

Somehow the swirling spirals in this one seem to work.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting a relatively complicated Excel formula to work - first time. Was doing this at the request of a colleague and it was really pleased that things went smoothly.

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Dusk Disconnect

This pattern needed to be broken up a bit to get the most out of it.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally learning how to create 'Totals' queries using Access. It is easy but not obvious - which meant spending a lot time searching up possible solutions until I found one that actually worked.

Saturday, August 03, 2019

Everything Bits

As in this one has bits of everything in it.

Today's Gratitude Item: The new blue-tooth speaker that my brother brought over for me. It is extremely light and will possibly be sufficient for running my dance class which would solve a number of problems.

Friday, August 02, 2019

Eye Window

Round windows are impractical except in a fractal world where somehow they seem to just fit.

Today's Gratitude Item: Being in a nice warm classroom whilst it is raining outside. The plan is to wait for the rain to stop before rushing out to my car...

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Fractured Familiarity

We've been here before - although things aren't usually quite this intense.

Today's Gratitude Item: Figuring out how to use formulae in airtables. It's not easy but it is possible. Playing with new interfaces is always fun. Needless to say, usability issues abound.