Cooking and Baking ASCII Art

Thinking of the SciArt being posted to Twitter this week. I wanted more to post myself. So I got thinking about everyday measuring, the sort we do when baking a cake, bread and so on. So I made this ASCII art with a rolling pin, eggs, measuring cup, bag of flour, and a mixing bowl.

Cooking and Baking ASCII Art

The Mohawk Church in Ontario

Mohawk Chruch, Ontario
This Mohawk Church (sometimes called a chapel) is located in Ontario. It is the oldest, still standing, church in Ontario. People can visit the church but are not allowed to take photographs without written permission. I found photographs of the church online. But, I used an old illustration from the 1800’s to make my ASCII art of the church. It had a good angle to show more of it. The view from the front is nice but makes it look one dimensional.

I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to make this work, trying various ideas. None quite worked for the steeples/roof area of the church. If I had made the whole thing much larger, that would have made it easier in some ways and harder in others. Mostly, making it larger would have been frustrating to work with in MS Notepad. So, the Mohawk Church is as-is.

Thin shapes are not easy to create with ASCII art, the lines don’t move. You can only fill each line with one character at a time. So a thin line, like a church steeple or a dragon’s tail, relies on the line above it or below it to have more characters to meet up close together to create a thin line. Try it yourself to understand.

Just a Flower

Just a Flower

My Mother’s birthday is coming up so I made a flower. This isn’t the one I’m giving her. A bouquet of real flowers will be delivered for her.