Why not hang some pretty fractals on your walls?

You know those fancy fractal flames I sometimes share as wallpapers?

I’m still making the fractal flames.

Only now, they’re at Society 6 as physical items you can carry around or mount on the walls!

This is my first item:


You can download this and use it as a wallpaper. You can also visit my Society 6 store and get it as a poster or framed print. 

Go see more of my pretty things! Tell your friends.

Making stuff: Teal stained glass


While I am still not ready to stop running predictions on Game of Thrones, I have decided not to post anything new until we see some new information, and then, only if my predictions are compliant with the new information. I was going to say I’m waiting for the S5 DVD set, but then I realized we’re expecting to get a trailer or two before then. So I might post something in response to the trailer(s) before I get to watch the DVDs with audio commentaries. Until then, though? I need to post on other topics and with other materials.

For instance: I have a new graphic design app on my iPad, and I’m learning how to use it. For now, here’s a little something I made in that new app, and cleaned up in Pixelmator. While it is not quite 100% pixel-perfect, it tiles well enough and it looks pretty. Enjoy.


Google doesn’t show me this, probably because it doesn’t exist.


You know what would really bring joy to my workday? An online equivalent of JWildfire or Chaotica. Like, a website that renders fractal flames, and not just flat, simple ones like the Mandelbrot set. Like, I could design a flame at home in JWildfire, save the code in Dropbox, and then paste the code into a website that would render the image. That would be so incredibly awesome.

Oh, there it is!


One of the tricky things about creating a new header image is getting the color palette right. There are so, so many gradients in JWildfire, and most of them are completely inappropriate for what I want to do. But I think this one turned out pretty well.


New seamless background!

In celebration of having figured out how to approximate an Offset filter in Pixelmator, I am giving you all a new free graphic to download. For the benefit of my fellow Pixelmator users: the trick involves duplicating layers, moving them to the sides, re-merging them, and repeat the process to produce the vertical offset. At the end, crop the layer to its original size. You’re welcome.

I will call this Pretty Red Flowers. Have fun with it.