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F is for… FRACTAL DEFINED

Here we are… Day 6 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. How many new bloggers have you met?

F is for….
FRACTALS – of course… the whole kit and caboodle, the topic, the theme, the reason I am here…
FRACTAL DREAMS – my recently released book of fractal art, from the soul of Janet Russell aka Buddhakat
FRACTALS BY RED – At M3 Blog
FRATERCHAOS – Another excellent fractalist who uses MB3D
FRACTAL EXPLORER – another free fractal application… it is LOTS of fun

the fractal for F is: FractalsA Definition

WHAT IS A FRACTAL?

WHAT IS A FRACTAL?

The concept and image are both from the creative Kim Redd, aka :iconbeautifulchaos1: ; with her permission I included it in my book FRACTAL DREAMS and wanted to have absolutely for certain copyright free copy, so I wrote it myself. I am thankful to the many fractalists who have said it’s the best definition they have ever seen!

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

Check out all my art at these galleries:
RedBubble
DeviantArt

#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.

B is for… BEHIND BARS

Tuesday (today 4/2/13) is Day 2 of the April 2013 AtoZ Challenge…

In my excitementI 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.

B is for….
Buddhakat – why, that’s me, of course. Or, more specifically our family name, the Buddhakats. Our family currently consists of myself – the fractal artist, of the genus felinus humanus (Janet, head cat), Mama – all gray long hair (meow – mother to Mimi) and Mimi, all black short hair (meow – daughter to Mama). They used to be Michelle (Mama) and Miriam (Mimi), but when they moved in they wanted to change their names. So we did. They seem to like their new names just fine!
Book – as in my new book FRACTAL DREAMS currently available at RedmundPro
Benoit – as in Benoit B Mandelbrot, the mathematician for developing a “theory of roughness” in nature. He also coined the word “fractal” and wrote the defining book on the science of fractals, Fractals: Form, Chance and Dimension in 1975. It was translated to English shortly after that.

the fractal for B is: Behind Bars

BEHIND BARS

BEHIND BARS

Behind Bars is not in my book, Fractal Dreams, which is available exclusively at RedmundPro.
Check out all my art at the following galleries:
RedBubble
DeviantArt
#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.

Good Day, to you all – my friends, followers and foe and unfamiliars…

Happy to see you here, on this bright January Friday. I must admit, I was worried about my van starting up today. Two days ago, temp was 3F and van had sat (ungaraged) 4-5 days in FRIGID temps without being started up. Started up just fine. Then the next day, yesterday, I was all confident and stuff and put the key in… and click, click, click, click… nothing but clicking. I wasn’t sure, but I HOPED it was the temp to blame, which was a balmy -3F. So today, temps like the tropics at 18F… all fingers crossed and toes and everything… put the key in and…  vroom, started up just like there never had even been a thought of the cold. WHEW!!
What a relief – sure can’t afford a new battery or a new starter!!! Didn’t get a long drive in, but our big Russell Sprout brunch on Sunday is far enough the engine will get all lubed and warmed up and battery recharged in a nice long ride to the place. Thank goodness. And can’t wait for the family gathering – it’s at a bowling alley – an old family favorite, bowling!!

How has you week been? Busy? Cold? Long? any special events going on in your world these days, or are you just waiting for that next retail holiday, the red and black one, you know SAINT Valentine’s day? Me – meh. Not interested.

However, I have been somewhat busy, pulling together (STILL) last minute stuff for the print release of RedMond Pro’s launch books on 2/1. I’m pretty excited. No, really! I have such faith in Red, the publisher, I won’t even see a print proof before it goes into production. She has a better eye than me and she knows at least as well as do I, what I want. Press releases, that kind of thing… wonder where those will turn up!?!? Red is the queen of promotion and we are all little novices at her feet hoping to learn a thing or two! Thank goodness she’s on our side! So, probably next week, I’ll be posting that the print version of my book is FINALLY available and you can all rush over… (aaaaahhhhhhh – sigh). Oh and next week I’m gonna be interviewed on M3, hopefully while sipping a nice 4 shot iced venti toffee nut latte (and chewing on the ice), breve and a piece or two of that luscious chocolate bread I think Claret will have baking… mmmm… I’ll post and link to it for sure so you all can see me “on stage” and trembling as the spotlight falls on me!! And remember, there are lots of great books besides mine too!!!

Oh yes, you may have noticed I have a new page up there ↑ called Fractals, Fractals, Fractals. So, what do ya think – is it about fractals? Of course it is! I decided there are so many good informational sites and sources for wonderful knowledge about fractals, even fractals in the news. So, if some of you have wondered where was that link I posted a few months back to that cool article… well this page is dedicated just to that sort of thing… it’ll be a resource for resources. Info, links to various software and/or fractal generating apps, stuff like that – all in one stop shop easy location! So when you get a chance you might like to browse and see what’s there and what’s new. As I will be adding things, I’ll try to remember to post them at the top, which makes finding the new stuff so much easier, doncha know…

What else is new… well I’ve been working with a different fractal generator, Fractal Explorer and produced a lot of new things. Not all today’s will be FE fractals, still have some Apophysis’ ones you haven’t seen (I think). Speaking of fractals, what say we just dive right on in and hang ’em on the wall… Let’s see if you can tell what fractal generator I used for each (3 different apps – only two of three are mentioned in this post, just to make it a little tougher for you)…

FRIDAY FRACTALS f0r your pleasure…

TANGLED UP IN BLUE

TANGLED UP IN BLUE

SPIN CYCLE

SPIN CYCLE

WHITE HOLE

WHITE HOLE

WATCHING

WATCHING

LISTENING TADPOLES

LISTENING TADPOLES

RECONCEPTUALIZED

RECONCEPTUALIZED

OSMOSIS

OSMOSIS

I sure did a lot of posting this week, didn’t I!?!?! It was fun. I hope I can continue bringing you things to make you laugh, or scratch your head or even go downright WTF!!! I’m sure gonna try!!

RELATED / INTERESTING

So, want to guess who’s been dipping in the fractal well, lately? Well, I’ll post a link and you can see the great beginning works of a new fractal star! She’s REALLY good! You can see her fractals here and here.

Element 90: Daily Fractal #168

Nia Brummbaer: I found this algorithm and…

Fractal Explorer: all about it and the download link and here too

Carroll MacDonald: The Starship Pegasus – Fandango – Fractal Heaven

El Guapola: Friday Foolishness

TA-DAAAAAAAAA

DASH-DOT-DOT-DOT / DOT / DOT / DOT / DOT / DOT-DOT-DOT-DOT-DOT…
DASH-DOT-DOT-DOT / DOT / DOT / DOT / DOT / DOT-DOT-DOT-DOT-DOT…
DASH-DOT-DOT-DOT / DOT / DOT / DOT / DOT / DOT-DOT-DOT-DOT-DOT…

WE INTERRUPT OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED FRIDAY FRACTAL FEATURE for this important news bulletin…

Well, you’ve seen the trailer…

and you’ve heard all about it…

and now…
the book (e-book only, at this time – print version soon to be released) IS AVAILABLE AT http://redmundpro.com/book-store/page/2/… either Kindle or Epub format…

and the reviews are starting to come in…
Posted by Lizzie 02JAN13
Format: Kindle/mobi
Price: Reasonable
Recommend to others: Yes
http://redmundpro.com/authors/janet-russell/reviews-for-fractal-dreams/
“5 Stars

I have been waiting for Fractal Dreams to be published so I could have my very own book with Janet’s artwork. I never heard of fractals until I visited her blog and I was absolutely in awe of the art she creates. I look forward to seeing all her new pieces, like a kid at Christmas, and at first I am taken in by the colors and try to follow where the design goes, similar to getting lost in another world. I was so excited to see Janet put her art in a book and very pleased with how it turned out. She does an excellent job explaining what a fractal is in terms that I was able to understand even though I am not much of a math person, and going through a wonderful selection of designs and discussing different effects and areas of each. I have seen many fractals since she first introduced me to them, and Janet’s still are some of the most striking and beautiful to me. In addition, she gives them titles that fit the design so well that you instantly see it. Her excitement about her art is infectious and I did try it once but nothing came close to what amazed me about Janet’s art, so I am happy to be a huge fan and visit her sites where her art is featured and now to have a book of my own. The colors, shapes, design and Janet’s enthusiasm make Fractal Dreams one of the books on my books I treasure most shelf.”

FREE E-COPY IF YOU’LL REVIEW IT
NOW, I can offer you, in exchange for you writing a review and posting it on the Redmund Pro website Review Page http://redmundpro.com/book-store/review-form/ a FREE e-copy of FRACTAL DREAMS. Just email me at kppput@yahoo.com and I’ll send you a promo code to redeem for a free e-edition. I only have a few, so first come first served, as they say!!!

Of course, I certainly recommend the print version, when it becomes available. That way you can show all your friends (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)! The price will only be $10 for more than 80 images, stuff about me, comments from some wonderful fans, and a wonderful image on which I’ve written a (hopefully) good definition of a fractal.

So, the waiting is finally over… and well worth the wait!!!

And, not to worry, if it is an e-version you want, you can get one for only $3.00 if you choose not to trade for a review, or miss the opportunity for some reason. Again, if I were you, I might hold out for the print edition (FULL COLOR 9″x6″). On second thought, I’d probably get a few of each, for gifts!!! (Lots of folks check out the e-version, first to see if the print version is worth the measly $10 – check it out!! I assure you, the print version will be WELL worth it!!!)

So I MUST thank you all for your continued support and kind words, without which, I don’t think I’d have had the courage to publish the book in the first place!!!
And a big THANK YOU to all who contributed in any way to bringing this book to reality!!!

WHAT? Am I EXCITED?
Yeah, maybe just a LITTLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

🙂

PS: There are several other books on the site for your pleasure, as well. There are two memoirs, “Killing Us Softly” by Red Dwyer and “Girl in the Iron Lung” by Gail Thornton, both of which I have read. I HIGHLY recommend BOTH!!!
There is Lizzie C’s “A Month of Mental Moments”, just like in her blog Running Naked with Scissors!
There are a few books of poetry that will definitely get you thinking. And a few fiction books, as well. One of these fiction books, “Jaberweill Hunt” has one of my fractals (Magic Carpet Parking Lot) on the cover with some extra artwork by Lizzie!
I tell you what – I plan to buy/read all of these books I haven’t yet read. And maybe even get some for gifts too!

WE WILL SHORTLY RETURN YOU TO YOUR REGULAR PROGRAMMING (FRIDAY FRACTAL FEATURE). Thank you for watching/listening to/reading this SPECIAL REPORT from Buddhakat Designs!!!

F is for…   FRACTAL DREAMS

RELATED:
M3: Writers’ Spotlight
Lizzie C’s blog: Running Naked with Scissors
Gail Thornton: Gail Thornton’s World
Ian M Shaw: Prenin’s Little Page
Raymond Alexander Kukee: Incoming Bytes
Redmund Pro: IS LAUNCHED
Laurie Childree: Odds and Ends of a Wandering Mind

Waiting is waiting is…

Hi… before I get to the waiting part, here’s a word from our sponsor (jk)…

and now…. here is what I am (and I hope ALL of you are) waiting for:

Aren’t you excited? I SURE am EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See it? It says right there: Available December 2012. There’s not that many days left in December, 2012 doncha’ know…

All this week, I shall feature another waiting and excited soul’s trailer — stay tuned for more people who are/have reason to be excited too!!!
I can’t wait to share them all!!!

🙂

OK, I admit Michio Kaku IS a hard act to follow…

W is for… waiting

RELATED:

Video made by: Gail Thornton, the very talented!
Redmund Pro: M3, Red, the very driven
FineArtsAmerica: Buddhakat’s latest gallery – WITH a bio pic!!

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