Saturday, 31 January 2015
I love you as much as an elephant
One of their endeavours were those pictures made with thread and pins in a board. My dad loved the geometrical shapes and I was fascinated how you could make a curve out of a straight line, when I was 7 or 8 my dad explained my first taste of calculus, about approximating a curve to lots of bits of straight line. Now when I teach calculus to the chemists at university (they need it for all sorts of things, very useful is calculus :P) I always think of those string pictures. I've even been thinking of making one for my office.
Now Jennifer's inspiration for adding texture on Day 4 of the Online Card Classes Clean & Simple 4 was using thread and sewing, and I knew instantly that I wanted to emulate some of the characteristics of those string pictures.