Ceradenia Curvata … yes Latin name!

Check out this expanding series of vintage botanical prints hybridized with computer and practical effects on my etsy store. MyMonkeyMind . Download a jpeg and make it your own !

Subhedral movement

Euhedral and anhedral

Euhedral crystals are those that are well-formed with sharp, easily recognised faces. The opposite is anhedral: A rock with an anhedral texture is composed of mineral grains that have no well formed crystal faces or cross-section shape in thin section. Anhedral crystal growth occurs in a competitive environment with no free space for the formation of crystal faces. An intermediate texture with some crystal face formation is termed subhedral. Normally, crystals do not form smooth faces or sharp crystal outlines. Many crystals grow from cooling liquid magma. As magma cools, the crystals grow and eventually touch each other, preventing crystal faces from forming properly or at all. However, when snowflakes crystallize, they do not touch each other. Thus, snowflakes form euhedral, six-sided twinned crystals. In rocks, the presence of euhedral crystals may signify that they formed early in the crystallization of a magma or perhaps crystallized in a cavity or vug, without hindrance from other crystals.

Unhappy rider

Start with a public domain print from the American Civil War 1861-65 and add both practical and computer effects and this is the result hopefully releasing new energy. Sadly in production the head got chopped something I can’t fix, never intended, but I can live with .

I generally find that comparison is the fast track to unhappiness. No one ever compares themselves to someone else and comes out even. Nine times out of ten, we compare ourselves to people who are somehow better than us and end up feeling more inadequate. Jack Canfield