Friday, August 17, 2012

Jagged Kaleidoscope

I've been working on my fractals, but I've been lackluster in my posts.  I'm remedying that by sharing one I created yesterday.

I continue to discover random and varied formulas within my fractals program - it's definitely a fun learning and discovery process.  I feel like I'm evolving with my fractals.

This one is called Jagged Kaleidoscope.  I love the way the colors fell on this image.  

Jagged Kaleidoscpe/ C. Calhoun 2012.  

Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Couple Products

I ended up creating a few really neat products.  Actually, it was sort of unexpected but here are some of my favorites:

Color Focus Neck Tie
Color Focus Neck Tie by CCLiteratureGirl
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Here's another that I really liked:

Color Focus Necklace
Color Focus Necklace by CCLiteratureGirl
Make your own personalized pendants at Zazzle.

Sometimes things are just pleasing to the eye.  I actually like the way "Color Focus" lays-out on these products.  Yes!

Color Focus

I've already shared this image, but I wanted to let you know that I'm working on a new product for my Zazzle store.  I'm using my "Color Focus" image.  

It's one I made a couple of weeks ago.  

I'll post some products when I've finished creating them, but here's the image I'm working with:

Color Focus / C. Calhoun 2012.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Blue Clover

I seriously love the infinite combinations and images you can make with fractals.  Every day, I try something new and every time I do, I come up with an image that is completely different than the one I created before it.

This one is "simpler" than some of the others I've created.  It has primarily three colors: green, blue and black.  I thought the lower right corner looked like a blue clover, hence the name.

The process was fun - I'm trying to zoom waaay out and then test some different filters in my computer program.  

This was the result of some recent explorations:
Blue clover / C. Calhoun 2012.  All rights reserved.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Cut and Wave

This reddish design is something created from the use of three or four filters I hadn't tried before.  

It's so fun how just a few tweaks of this and that allow you to create something completely different than other fractals I've created.  I love that - the possibilities are endless.

It took me awhile to settle on a color scheme, but when I did, I really liked the contrast of the reds, greens and blues.  I also like how the filter "cut" the fractal into compartments.

Cut and Wave / C. Calhoun 2012.  All rights reserved.
I didn't make this image symmetrical, but I definitely like how it seems pretty balanced.  However, there still are oddities that happen in each quadrant, which is what helps to make this image interesting.  
Another one that I'll eventually put in the store.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Raspberry Waves

Sometimes weird words come to me when I'm thinking of titles for fractals I create.  This is one of those.  I have no idea - other than maybe some pinks and whites in this fractal - why I thought of it, but it somehow seemed to fit.
Raspberry Waves / C. Calhoun 2012.  All rights reserved.
I love trying the different formulas and parameters in my fractals program.  This particular fractal isn't "swirly" like many others that I have, but I still like it because of the "metallic" feel to it.  Somehow, combining an organic name with an almost metallic image makes it seem more down to earth.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Purple Velvet

What I've been working on today is this image.  The first name that came to mind was "Purple Velvet."  I modified it in my fractals program, then further refined it in my imaging software program.  I love the colors - purple, I think, is a common color in lots of my fractals.  I'm not sure it's my favorite color or anything like that, but I love the way it "vibrates" with other colors, I think.
This was originally a "Mandelbrot" fractal.

Purple Velvet / C. Calhoun 2012.  All rights reserved.