Monday, July 28, 2008

Purple Cabbage

This is an image that I created in Ultra-Fractal which is the fractal program I am using. It reminds me of cabbage thus the name.

In other news, I've torn my meniscus in my right knee. This is actually the second time I've done that. I did it in 2000 also. I'll be having surgery tomorrow.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Link to Paint Site

This is one of my all-time favorite links. It is all about Water Color -- Color Theory -- How the Eye works -- Mixing Paint. I am awed at how much information is here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Under the Spotlights

I've injured my knee -- I tore the meniscus and that is making things complicated. I have to use crutches so I cannot carry things. And my leg gets tired easily so I cannot go to the store. And I cannot climb stairs so I cannot get at my fabric. But I can still make fractals, so that is what I have been working on. I am calling this one Under the Spotlights.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Vacation Bible School this week

I've been helping with Vacation Bible School at church this week. I have a class of first graders. We have been doing a bunch of crafts. We made Origami Frogs. The frogs are all up at church so I cannot take a picture today.

Here is a link to the instructions we used.

These were a little hard but everyone did manage to do at least one.

We made some Ojo de Dios also and they went very well. I used craft sticks. They are standard popsicle stick length but skinnier. A few kids made 5 or 6 Ojos.

Tomorrow we are making Dragonflies. I still have the sample home so I could take a picture. I made up the pattern my self. The black body is a paper towel roll spray painted black. The wings are one piece of paper each and they are decorated with stickers. It is all held together with massive quantities of Scotch tape. (The eyes are round circle stickers with the blue pupils colored in.)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Fractal Image

I have been creating fractals and then using Photoshop to mess around with them. Here is one of my more successful ones.

I really like the background, I think it looks sort of like an old sidewalk.
If you are interested, the spiral is from the Mandelbrot set and I used
Ultra Fractal to render it.