Monday, 20 April 2009

I'm Loving these Fractals :)

Another fractal but this time all my own work. Admittedly following the tutorial guidelines but I'm learning more as each day passes. It's probably just as well that I'm not working at the moment - I think I'd be champing at the bit to get home to carry on fractalling (!!)

Friday, 17 April 2009

Another Type of Fractal

I've been trying out some tutorials for Apophysis and this one by Claire Jones on DeviantArt is not only a superbly written and well documented tutorial - it produces the most amazing fractals I've seen yet!

How about this for a first attempt? Apart from the colour scheme, it's exactly per the tutorial but if you'd seen some of my results from other tutorials, you'd understand why I'm showing off this one! LOL

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Woo Hoo 1st Fractal Accepted

I submitted some of my fractals to Shutterstock in the hope of them being saleable - turns out one of them was :) Given that the current job market is so rubbish, I'm hoping that I can up my output on microstock to compensate a little so although I've still got a lot to learn about fractals, it's nice to know that even at this early stage, some will be acceptable.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

I can feel a new addiction coming on!

Exploring forums and blogs as I do, I came across mention of a fractal program called Apophysis so I went and downloaded it (it's freeware, yay!). I had a fractal program on my very first computer, many years ago now - an Amiga 1200 and had hours of fun, creating weird & wonderful Mandelbrot designs. I even turned one or two into cross stitch pictures (very simplified of course). So I just couldn't resist having a look at the new (to me) program. Oh wow! I never realised how many different types of fractals there are or how beautiful they could be.

Here are a few of my very first attempts :)

So if you don't hear from me for a while, you'll know why! :)

Thursday, 9 April 2009

HandM@de Craft fair - Cambridge

Had a lovely day and the sun came out too :) Lots of chatting to lots of lovely Etsy peeps, quick wander round the normal Saturday market then back to the fair to man the team stall. I also had a quick dash round taking some photos so here they are. Click the photo to go to their online shops - lovely ladies all :)

Friday, 3 April 2009

Handm@de Craft fair - Cambridge, UK - tomorrow

Four of the lovely ladies that I've met through Etsy have organised a craft fair in Cambridge and it's all happening tomorrow. I bottled out of having my own table but the Etsy UK Street Team is having a team stall so I'm popping along to give support and man the stall for a little while. Judging by some of the posts on Twitter and Flickr, there is a fair amount of last minute panicking going on which is one thing I'm not missing after all the stress I gave myself for my initial venture into the world of craft fairs! LOL

I'm just going to enjoy myself - talking, eating and taking sneaky candid shots of all the lovely stalls and stallholders. The doors open at 11am at The Guildhall in central Cambridge, postcode is CB2 3QJ if you want to google map it. If you'd like a preview of some of the sellers, have a peek at their blog here.