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White-Breasted Nuthatch

These birds are often called “upside-down birds,” but maybe they just have no regard for orientation. I enjoyed playing with Boy’s surfaces, Möbius strips, cross-caps, and various Klein bottles for this piece (thanks math Twitter for responding to non-orientable surface requests). I decided on a figure-eight immersion of a Klein bottle.

Mathober 2022 – Prompts!

Get ready for the third annual Mathober! This all started to nurture the practice of daily doodles with no rules/strings attached. This activity has been fun for the last couple of years and I hope to see the community grow. Feel free to join in at any time to create a daily sketch/doodle/script based on …

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Chalkboard Dreams

Kitty dreams of such wonders… @mathart4all requested a t-shirt design that was so much fun to do! The prompt included soma, rubiks, space, Euler’s Formula, The Bridges of Königsberg, and a kitty (of course). If you want to buy this on Bonfire the link is here. However, I am all for supporting local and socially …

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Ancient Is

Below are a few of the images created with my “ancient is” code in p5js. I created a set is paired with haiku on Medium here and code is here (click to change).

Indigo Bunting

Indigo buntings are majestically beautiful birds. I had a hard time deciding the direction to go in doodling this one, so I dug up a lot of fun facts: A group of indigo buntings is called a sacrifice, mural, or decoration. Their indigo color comes from the structure within their feathers rather than pigment. These …

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Creative Coding Update

April was a fun month of coding. I am sharing a few of the pieces and activities from this month below. Have fun forking, playing, and creating! A Quiet Space This piece was created at the end of March as a stream of consciousness. I started with the Birb’s Nest coding group prompt of “space” …

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World Penguin Day

I found out that it is World Penguin Day, so I did a quick sketch – enjoy! If you are a maker and want to make a penguin game – try Hex-a-Huddle

Microcosm Oystercatchers

Here is another bird in the series – Microcosm Oystercatchers. These are one of my favorite birds. I often see them in the black basalt cobbles on the coast with their fluorescent beaks. I had a hard time with where I wanted to go with this piece initially and went back to gaskets (something I …

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