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Green and Yellow

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 “That proves you are unusual," returned the Scarecrow; "and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed." ~L. Frank Baum, The Land of Oz I made this fractal on January 17, 2022.

Pretty in Pink

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 “Pink isn’t just a color. It’s an attitude, too.” ~Miley Cyrus

A Whisper on the Moon

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“Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.”  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Breathing a Vision

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 "A breath of love can take you all the way to infinity." ~Rumi

Breaking Free

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 “We all want to break our orbits, float like a satellite gone wild in space, run the risk of disintegration. We all want to take our lives in our own hands and hurl them out among the stars.” ~David Bottoms

Looking Ahead

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 "Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." ~John Lennon I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!  John and I will be staying home with the cats.  Hopefully, we will be able to stay awake until midnight! In the past couple of days, I have made a lot of fractals.  I have been in an artistic mood.  I made this fractal yesterday, December 30, 2021. Two days ago, our new refrigerator was delivered.  The ice maker quit working in the old one.  The previous fridge was here when we moved here.  John said the manufacturer's label said it was made in 2004.  So, it was 17 years old.  It lasted longer than the average life span of refrigerators, so I can't complain.  I hope this new one lasts 20 years! On Monday, we took Sheba to the vet.  She has been coughing for a while.  The vet checked her heart and said it seems to be healthy.  He said it could be allergies.  However, she did have an ear infection.  He prescribed some ointment to put in her ears o

What the Heart Sees

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 "Love has come to rule and transform; Stay awake, my heart, stay awake." ~Rumi

Infinite Love

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  "Love abounds in all things, excels from the depths to beyond the stars, is lovingly disposed to all things." ~Hildegard of Bingen (Caritas Abundat) I've been looking for guided meditations on the Internet because, after another episode of psychosis this month, we practiced meditation in the hospital and I liked it.  A friend recommended I try the Balance app, which can be found in the app store on iOS or Android.  It has daily guided meditations and help for sleep, improved mood, increased focus, and stress reduction.  For a limited time, new members get a free membership for a year. I have found that meditation is indeed helpful to me, even though I've only done it a handful of times in my life.  I am getting better at it and growing more and more fond of it.  Also, in the hospital, I had my first session of yoga, and I enjoyed that, as well.  I am going to search for yoga sessions on YouTube.  I prefer standing yoga or chair yoga. I have had schizophrenia for som

It's Easiest to Just Be Yourself

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  "Be you.  Do you.  For you." I found this quote online.  It's attributed to ourmindfullife.com. Today is the second anniversary of the day John and I adopted one of our cats, Loki.  He is now nine years old.  This household would not be complete without him. I made this fractal on November 11, 2021.

Affinity for Infinity

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 "Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia." ~Charles Shulz

Perfectly Imperfect Art

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  "Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything." ~Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) While it's not everyone's cup of tea, abstract art is my favorite style of art, and one of the many reasons I love it so much is that there are few rules to making it.  It doesn't matter if the piece is imperfect.  There are no judgments.  It can be made intuitively and it flows from the very core of our being. There is little in the way of planning when I sit down to create art.  I don't think very much about it, I just do it.  When I make fractals, I use a lot of trial and error.  When I make more traditional forms of digital art, I let my instincts guide me.  I explore, experiment, and play.  It is this method that helps me the most, mentally. I really don't have any goals in mind when I create.  I make art for the purpose of making art.  It is the creation of it that gives me the most benefits.  Secondary to that, I like sharing my ar

A True Art Fanatic

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  I've been exploring other forms of art.  I've been making fractals since 2005, and while I'll never get bored with making them, I've decided recently that I'd like to try something new.  The image above is mine.  I'd like to make some abstract art.  I will be watching and reading some tutorials on how to do this form of art.  Also, if anyone knows of any software for creating art, please let me know.  I will be trying Krita and ArtRage.  I already have Corel Paintshop Pro 2021 Ultimate.  I'm open to ideas and I'd love help, instruction, and ideas on making abstract art, or really any kind of digital art.  I'm especially interested in tutorials or guidance.  Thank you.  In addition to the fractal art that I post on this website, I will now be posting other forms of digital art.  I hope you enjoy it.

But, the Universe!

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  "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

Stick with Nature

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"Mathematics is as much an aspect of culture as it is a collection of algorithms."  ~ Carl Boyer I suffer from insomnia on a regular basis.  I usually go two or three nights without sleep.  Then, on the third or fourth night, I get some, but not a lot.  On some nights that I have slept, I have dreamed of fractals.  I've already mentioned one such dream elsewhere on this blog.  Earlier this week, I dreamed of a beautiful fractal that had lots of mandelbrots.  Each mandelbrot was labeled with a different name of fractal software.  It was a very beautiful and colorful fractal image. (Fractal file: UltraFractal-210403-22)