Today I accidentally bumped into an online course in making Fractals with the FREE fractal programme Fractal Explorer (the online course is in Dutch, sorry, but I’m sure there are English how-tos online as well!). I just had a spare half hour and decided to give it a go. I do have some experience with software alike, so it was a piece of cake to create some really cool images. It was great fun trying this out and I’m curious to learn more…for my next spare time moment…

Here are two of the fractals I produced:

Fractals can be a new form of Art, although opinions differ on the issue. I don’t think I’d be putting these on my walls, but what I love about them, is that they are so like kaleidoscopes (which I collect). I love sitting on my sofa with a kaleidoscope, gazing at those magnificent, ever changing colors. Fractals do the same as you work with the program. And sometimes there is this “This is it!” moment…with kaleidoscopes that moment passes as the image changes, but with software, you can capture the moment and save the image…..permanent color therapy…isn’t that fab? (Oh boy…I just seem to like EVERYTHING!!!! Why don’t days have 60 hours instead of only 24? This way I’ve got to at least get to be 160 years old to do everything I like!)