The snowman is more than a Christmas tradition. We can make snowmen and snow people, snow villages even, all winter – as long as there is snow on the ground to roll up and stack. How do you decorate your snowmen? Do you keep a hat and scarf set just for your snowman, each year? Do you even have a pipe?… Read the rest
Snowflakes in ASCII art can be lacy, delicate, mathematical creations. When they turn out well they look fantastic. But, getting there isn’t so simple. Any time you try to match opposite sides or top and bottom in ASCII art you have the challenge of handling characters that don’t fit together perfectly, with equal spacing between them.… Read the rest
Trying another design from a pattern in a necklace online. I am fairly sure this has already been done by others in ASCII art. I was hoping to get a poinsettia from working on this. No luck so far.
A new snowflake, inspired by a necklace I noticed online tonight. It started out as a simple pattern with the branches like a Y and a six sided shape in the middle. I wanted to make it look better balanced.
Even though it was yesterday, officially. I’m still feeling happy about the first snowfall of the season.
The snowmen are long melted here. Mostly washed away by the rain. I wish it had been a better winter, with more snow. Milder winters seem sad, like we spend all this time talking about the weather, giving it a build up and then… it sputters along and turns into Spring without hardly getting started. I think the snowmen (snow people) would agree.… Read the rest