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Z is for… ZEITGEIST

Day X of the April 2013 AtoZ Challenge… enjoy…

This been so much fun, 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 posted a fractal whose title starts with the letter of the day… and perhaps other things fractal related.

Z is for….
the fractal for Z is: Zeitgeist

ZEITGEIST

ZEITGEIST

Zeitgeist is 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.

Don’t forget to check out some of these other excellent AtoZChallenge participants:

X is for XAOS

Day 24 of the April 2013 AtoZ Challenge… enjoy…

In my excitement, 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.

X is for….

XaoS is an interactive fractal zoomer program. It allows the user to continuously zoom in or out of a fractal in real-time.

XaoS is licenced under GPL. The program is cross-platform, and is available for a variety of operating systems.
I know there’s a lot more to Xaos, but I really don’t understand it. I do know Xaos is a way of connecting properties of various transforms in a fractal to create different aspects of interaction and color.
the fractal for X is: XAOS AND I

XAOS AND I

XAOS AND I

Xaos 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.

Don’t forget to check out some of these other excellent AtoZChallenge participants:
Lost Inside the Covers
Metamorphoses
Conflict Tango
The Pepper Press

 

 

The Fractalization of Friday

Here’s another tune that I could probably sing (in 3 part harmony) in my sleep! I love this song!! The lyrics really rock!

And… well… Eddie’s voice is just to die for (I know, this is a repeat – first one for ages, though and WORTH it)…

Well, how has your week been? Things sorta getting back into a regular rhythm, back to work, no parties every other day and no presents to look forward to?!? Unless, of course you have a birthday upcoming in January. If you do, happy day to all you Capricorns and Aquariae.

And hopefully ol’ man winter is keeping his worst for later (or not at all would be nice)? We’ve been pretty fortunate here in MN with some arctic temps for a few days at a time with some windchills to tune you up, just a little. But, fingers crossed, not that much snow. Don’t get me wrong, I like the snow and all, it’s just the “Snow Emergency” and cleaning off my van that disallow my desire to hibernate until it all goes away!

And next we prepare for (GAHHH!!!) Valentines Day in retail, everything red and black and chocolate popping up everywhere. I repeat! GAAAHHHH!!! And I don’t mean the chocolate!

My younger sis (as I’m the oldest of my siblings, technically they’re all younger) Virgo Gal and her husband Harley Guy are struggling along, waiting for the year to pass since his heart surgery to see if he’ll get put back on the kidney donatee list. He has to do dialysis at least 3 times a week. And he seems to be losing strength. He was always an active and fit guy (you know a HARLEY Guy!! And a sober Harley Guy at that!) but he weighs less than my sister does now, he just under 6 feet, she about 5’5″ and NOT chunky!!
Part of the issue is the VA, and part is that HG is not that eager to be proactive and keep things moving right along. I guess he’s settled into a sort of comfort zone. But really, he’s quite weak, falls asleep at the drop of a hat (with a lit cigarette in hand). Or he stumbles when he arises, hoping he’ll catch his balance before he runs into a wall or something. And he’s not very happy about things at all. I used to be so impressed by his will-to-live, but now he seems to be fading, right before our eyes. I think his year-after-surgery is just about up, so hopefully things will swing back into action. (My sister just wants that trip to Baltimore – where the transplant and prior testing take place. JK!!!)

SAVE-THE-DATE

SAVE-THE-DATE

On the Sunday between the NFC and AFC championships and the Super Bowl, my late dad would treat all his clan – eight siblings and all their offspring – that’s a lot of Russell Sprouts – to a Sunday Brunch at a nearby Holiday Inn. Well, his wife, Scorpio Lady, has decided to resurrect this momentous event this year and I’m very much looking forward to it.. There are so many of us and we are so scattered, this is the one chance we get to get the largest group of us together (except for the outstaters, usually). There’s just nothing like a good old family reunion! Not to mention Scorpio Lady was/is my best ever customer. She commissioned both some “save-the-date” postcards and some invitation/RSVP postcards, both of

which I designed to order using one of my fractals (PartyMode) as the design for them. I was very proud

PARTY MODE- INVITE

PARTY MODE- INVITE

(and she very much liked) the result!! She even mentioned commissioning next year’s holiday cards from me!!!

SO! Enough about me… tell me how’s things are for you…

Oh, and while you think about that, here’s some fractals to keep your eyes occupied…

GANESH

GANESH

BUBBING SCRUBBLES

BUBBING SCRUBBLES

LATTICED

LATTICED

On the Other Side

On the Other Side

AND YOUR POINT IS...?

AND YOUR POINT IS…?

THE LIGHTS...

THE LIGHTS…

INNER TURBULENCE

INNER TURMOIL

As an artist, I do not create fractals, I explore them. Deeply.~ Janet Russell aka Buddhakat

OK, all… hope you have a great weekend, full of anything you want…

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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

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Redmund Pro: IS LAUNCHED
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