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Q is for… QUEENS’ VALLEY

Day 17 of the April 2013 AtoZ Challenge… enjoy…

I may have forgotten to mention my theme – it is fractals, fractal art, everything fractal up to and including my new book Fractal Dreams! Have a look around my pages and such to see lots more fractals. Also, every Friday I post a FridayFractalFeature (fff, for short) for all to enjoy! Thanks for stopping by and engaging in the A to Z 2013 Challenge! This is my FIRST ever, so I’m pretty excited! So every day I will post a fractal whose title starts with the letter of the day… and perhaps other things fractal related.

Q is for….
the fractal for Q is: Queens’ Valley

QUEENS' VALLEY

QUEENS’ VALLEY

Queens’ Valley is in my book, Fractal Dreams, which is available exclusively at RedmundPro.

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#fractals #AtoZChallenge #bloghop

Disclaimer: I am NOT a mathematician, so please forgive the uneducated tone of my definitions. I am an artist, so I try to explain the math of fractals to the best of my (limited)  ability.

Don’t forget to check out some of these other excellent AtoZChallenge participants:
Ida Chiavaro: ReflexReactions
Veronica Cronin: Patience, Persistence and Perspiration
Kern Windwraith: The Odd Particle (re)View
Stan Brookshire: LCPD Homicide Detective
Ivan Toblog: Well, Oh Yeah

 

 

 

 

Day 16 of the April 2013 AtoZ Challenge… enjoy…

I may have forgotten to mention my theme – it is fractals, fractal art, everything fractal up to and including my new book Fractal Dreams! Have a look around my pages and such to see lots more fractals. Also, every Friday I post a FridayFractalFeature (fff, for short) for all to enjoy! Thanks for stopping by and engaging in the A to Z 2013 Challenge! This is my FIRST ever, so I’m pretty excited! So every day I will post a fractal whose title starts with the letter of the day… and perhaps other things fractal related.

P is for….
the fractal for P is: Power Flower

POWER FLOWER

POWER FLOWER

Power Flower is in my book, Fractal Dreams, which is available exclusively at RedmundPro.

Check out all my art at the following galleries:
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#fractals #AtoZChallenge #bloghop

Disclaimer: I am NOT a mathematician, so please forgive the uneducated tone of my definitions. I am an artist, so I try to explain the math of fractals to the best of my (limited)  ability.

Don’t forget to check out some of these other excellent AtoZChallenge participants:
M3 of course: Momma’sMoneyMatters
The Wayward Gifted: http://thewaywardgifted.blogspot.com/
CONun drums Rhap sody: http://conundrumsrhapsody.wordpress.com/

Check out my newest page: CAFE COMICS

M is for… Mozambique

Day 13 of the April 2013 A to Z Challenge…

I may have forgotten to mention my theme – it is fractals, fractal art, everything fractal up to and including my new book Fractal Dreams! Have a look around my pages and such to see lots more fractals. Also, every Friday I post a FridayFractalFeature (fff, for short) for all to enjoy! Thanks for stopping by and engaging in the A to Z 2013 Challenge! This is my FIRST ever, so I’m pretty excited! So every day I will post a fractal whose title starts with the letter of the day… and perhaps other things fractal related. Some very good A to Z post on writing at M3 Blog

M is for….
MANDELBROT – Benoit B Mandelbrot (November 20, 1924 – October 14, 2010), that is. I also spoke of him in B because he is worth many, many references. He is pretty much considered the father (or is it grandfather?) of fractals. Due to his pursuit of the area of math that has turned into fractal geometry and considering he coined the word fractal, he’s quite the forefather.  There is a joke about his name, Benoit B. Mandelbrot. It is, “what does the B stand for in Benoit B. Mandelbrot?” Congratulations if you got it without an explanation. Not many will (even I had to ask, don’t feel bad). The answer is immediately funny and appropriate if you know that a fractal, in short, is a self similar shape or form that is recursive (repeats) no matter how far you zoom into it. (See also T is for… for another word that refers to this very property *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*.)
MOONHIGH, MARGOT 1942, MARTHIG, MARIO837 – some awesome fractalists I’ve met on DeviantArt.
Mandelbulb3D (MB3D) – is another FREE fractal generating and rendering application that seems to have taken the fractal world by storm. With it, fractalists are able to create images, 3D images, as have never before been produced. They are, of course, based on fractal math, but apparently MB3D is quite user friendly. I have ddown;oaded it, but have not tried it yet. It seems to become quite addictive almost immediately, so I don’t want to forsake all other apps at this time. I have put MB3D on hold in my arsenal for a while.
the fractal for M is: MOZAMBIQUE

MOZAMBIQUE

MOZAMBIQUE

Mozambique is in my book, Fractal Dreams, which is available exclusively at RedmundPro.

Check out all my art at the following galleries:
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#fractals #AtoZChallenge #bloghop

Disclaimer: I am NOT a mathematician, so please forgive the uneducated tone of my definitions. I am an artist, so I try to explain the math of fractals to the best of my (limited)  ability.

J is for… JOYOUS

Day 10 of the April 2013 AtoZ Challenge…

J is for….
Julia set – named after French mathematician Gaston Julia, is one of two complementary sets defined from a function in the context of complex dynamics, a topic of mathematics. A relatively small difference in values can create chaotic changes in the nearby functions  in the sequence of iterated function systems. Whereas with the complementary Fatou set (named for Pierre Fatou, another French mathematician) changes in function values create similar and less variable results to the nearby function values, thus creating regular, orderly results from iterated function systems. (I really have no idea what that means, literally, but I interpret it to be the mathematical behaviour of the “regular” Fatou set and the “chaotic” Julia set.) In other words, the Julia set is a specific type of fractals, with certain mathematical properties. I dasten’t go any further, because I would get into complex numbers, real and imaginary and pretty much out of my understanding. Here is a link that may describe it better for you, if you have the math background.

the fractal for J is:JOYOUS

JOYOUS

JOYOUS

Joyous is in my book, Fractal Dreams, which is available exclusively at RedmundPro.

Check out all my art at the following galleries:
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#fractals #AtoZChallenge #bloghop

Disclaimer: I am NOT a mathematician, so please forgive the uneducated tone of my definitions. I am an artist, so I try to explain the math of fractals to the best of my (limited)  ability.

E is for…

Welcome to Day 5 of the April 2013 AtoZ Challenge… enjoy…

I may have forgotten to mention my theme – it will be fractals, fractal art, everything fractal up to and including my new book Fractal Dreams! Have a look around my pages and such to see lots more fractals. Also, every Friday I post a FridayFractalFeature (fff, for short) for all to enjoy! Thanks for stopping by and engaging in the A to Z 2013 Challenge! This is my FIRST ever, so I’m pretty excited! So every day I will post a fractal whose title starts with the letter of the day… and perhaps other things fractal related.

E is for….
Element 90 – An amazing fractalist who has created his own software for generating and rendering fractals called Venus, Mars, Saturn (fractal explorers) and Phobos, Terra, Luna and Titan, which are fractal expanders! They are FREE!

the fractal for E is: Electric Haiku

ELECTRIC HAIKU

ELECTRIC HAIKU

Electric Haiku is not in my book, Fractal Dreams, which is available exclusively at RedmundPro.

Check out all my art at these galleries:
RedBubble
DeviantArt

#fractals #AtoZChallenge #digitalart

Disclaimer: I am NOT a mathematician, so please forgive the uneducated tone of my definitions. I am an artist, so I try to explain the math of fractals to the best of my (limited)  ability.

Get the Real Scoop Straight from CRACKED…
6 Design Flaws That Annoy You Every Day (And Why They Exist)

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By: Chris Bucholz
March 26, 2013 217,842 views

The world’s a frustrating place sometimes, made all the more frustrating by the fact that so many of the annoyances we deal with every day don’t have to be that way. We’ve talked before about scientific reasons behind everyday nuisances, and that’s all well and good. But what happens when the unthinkable happens, and science fails us? What happens when the world is Complete Bullshit, and the only reason for it is human stupidity and selfishness?

Why, Cracked makes a list of it, of course! Below we’ve documented six everyday annoyances that exist for wholly legitimate yet completely infuriating business reasons.

#6. Wrap Rage
Here’s an example of clamshell packaging: You hate it. Everyone hates it. It’s impossible to open by hand, and even with a pair of scissors, massive, hand-shredding chunks of plastic are left sticking out of it at odd angles. It’s the war crime of product packaging, and there’s even a term used to describe the frustration lightbulb wrapped - 173723people experience when opening it: Wrap Rage.

So why, you shout, shaking your bleeding hands at the sky, would anyone in the world design packaging that’s impossible to open?

The Reason: Package Pilferage

To make it impossible to open.

Read more: http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-design-flaws-that-annoy-you-every-day-and-why-they-exist/#ixzz2OfMDuh2f

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Cracked Columnist: Chris Bucholz

FYI: I will be participating in the April 2013 A to Z Challenge – my theme will be (what else!) #F.R.A.C.T.A.L.S, #fractalart #artbookpublished #digitalart
Watch for the first post to publish 04/01/2013 (no foolin’)!

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