Experimenting with the maths muse

Yesterday I posted on my TooManyPies blog about strategies for deciding what to work on each day, since I have so many things on the go at the same time. A while ago I was experimenting with line drawings that can be placed in any pattern combination—images that can be flipped, mirrored, rotated and even staggered—they aren’t constrained by a single orientation. As I was writing the post I decided to give it another go and this is what I came up with.

Here are 3 of the original drawings:

They line up to make a pattern whichever way you turn them. It’s a simple idea but loads of fun when you digitally manipulate them in photoshop:

A bit Cubist, a bit Futurist and very satisfying mathematically! Now I need to try the idea with more complexity—I’d like to create a more intricate network of lines that can be arranged in multiple ways.

Day 911/90 (approximation?)—I have to get an app that will countdown for me +×÷=∞

 

The master cloud painter was rostered on yesterday (+ other obsessions)

I sold this tiny painting to a lovely person in the U.S.

Moon and clouds #1

Almost immediately the master cloud painter showed me what she’s capable of in an amazing and dramatic storm scene over Sydney :

Storm over Sydney 9/1/18

In other obsession news:

Here is a delicious succulent flower I found in my mother’s garden. 3 x five-petalled motifs in one!

My knitting obsession throws up some intriguing images such as these 1/2-used balls of Louisa Harding Amitola Grande.

I pulled out a whole host of unfinished knitting projects. If and when I finish them I’ll colour in the image!

Day 924/77 (approximation?) ☁⚡🌸🎨