Fractal Fun

 Bubbles into Infinity

Bubbles_Into_Infinity

I finally broke down and deleted my art site, it was so far out of date, full of broken links and outdated information. So I removed it, as it is so much easier to post things here, on the blog, than it is to format pages, etc on a site that no one ever visits.

The one thing I had forgotten, though, was that my site had all my old artwork up on it. Primarily fractals, but some other stuff too. So I decided why not just upload my favorites here? It makes sense to me. 🙂

I don’t know how much I will upload, how many each time, or how far I will take it. Perhaps I will create a few theme pages with several similar fractals each, or maybe I’ll just post a single fractal or other digital art from time to time. I really cannot predict my whims when it comes to blogging. But this is a good start.

Bubbles into Infinity is one of my early favorites. Anyway, here it is, and I hope it will become the start of something. Maybe, maybe not. I’m hoping that, if I start posting images here, it will get me back into using the program more often. I do enjoy it, I just don’t seem to make time for it. Like so many things in life. All I really need to do is pull my head out of the fog. Perhaps I will. If not, at least I do have some older fractals to share.

After all, they may be old to me, but they are new to you. 🙂

If you have created a fractal that seems to fit the theme of infinity or bubbles, feel free to leave a link in the reply box, I’d love to see it.

Keep it fun!  ~~Judee

Sunday Post: Blossom

I’ve missed a round here and there, but here are some pictures for this week’s Sunday Post: Blossom at Jake’s.

From fractals to renders to photos, all kinds of blossoms:

Sunday Post – Love

This is a new challenge setup by Jakesprinter, where every Sunday he will post a prompt, and we can use it to stimulate out imagination and creativity. I like the fact that it’s not limited to photography, and can include writing or digital art. If you are interested, click on the logo and go see what others have done with this. The theme this week is Love.

LOVE

Yes, that’s my avatar icon you see, blown up a bit larger. Made in Apophysis, a fractal generating program I will talk about later in this blog. I dedicate this post and the following pictures to two people who are no longer with us, but who have inspired my belief that true love does exist, and can continue for a lifetime, and beyond.

My parents:

My parents, taken around 1942. Young love, full of optimism and hope.

In their 40’s, they both loved to laugh, though my dad definitely had the edge on that one. They went out regularly, to bridge parties, social events, and sometimes just the two of them. They weren’t demonstrative in public, but they kept the romance alive and well.

A Christmas kiss. They would be in their early 60’s here.

A poem I wrote to them around that same time:

A fine romance complete with sighs
longing glances
moonlit skies
Thus begins a special life
two in love
man and wife

Add a precious gift of joy
first born child
a healthy boy
Make their happiness complete
a baby girl
soft and sweet
A family life for many years
loving laughter
sharing tears

Now both children fully grown
making new lives of their own
as man and wife
once more alone
discover
how their love has grown

They made it through half a century together and beyond. They were close to the 60 year anniversary, but didn’t quite get there. When my dad passed away, I remember my mom saying that she had not only lost the love of her life, but her best friend. When it was her turn to go, her thoughts were on him, hoping he would be the first to welcome her on the other side of this life. I’m pretty sure he was.

The love of a lifetime. It is rare these days, but it is possible. My parents proved it.