Today….I bring you a piece of art at the intersection of math, dreams, and creativity! It’s perfect for today’s holiday: International Colour Day!

I stumbled onto something about the Fibonacci sequence online, and that led me to The Golden Ratio: The Divine Beauty of Mathematics (there are many others) – it doesn’t focus JUST on the Fibonacci sequence but does put it into context with other numerical theories. It’s quite amazing, even if a seriously difficult read!

I’m taking it a page or two at a time, and re-reading sections; it’s taking me back to what I remember as the good old days of calculus – yes I was THAT kid in high school who loved it! I enjoyed seeing how math could apply to real life!

I even found out at a job I once had that math could make me very valuable: I worked a photostat camera and had to enlarge slide photography to a large size while converting it into a halftone….and the increase was so great it had to be done in two steps. To get the halftone size dots correct, I wrote up a little calculus equation – and my coworkers and boss thought I was magic. 🙂

If you know someone who loves math, art, architecture…..this might make a lovely gift for them. They’ll know you think theyre very smart.

Tutorial: International Colour Day: Fibonacci Spiral Dream Art

A little bonus today: the pups got some cameos in the video!

Watch the video below and scroll to the end to leave comments or questions — or click HERE to watch it on YouTube and leave comments over there. I read both dutifully!

Supracolor pencils

These Caran d’Ache watercolor pencils are quite yummy….rich, vibrant color that waters out nicely with a wet brush. This piece had a lot of layers building it up as I kept changing colors to create the transitions between each section. The only thing that could make this more like my dream would be if it moved and all the pieces danced in the air!

International Colour Day 

This holiday was adopted in 2008 – by the International Colour Association.

The Association Internationale de la Couleur (AIC) aims are to encourage research in all aspects of colour, to disseminate the knowledge gained from this research, and to promote its application to the solution of problems in the fields of science, art, design and industry on an international basis. 

I’d recommend going to your workspace today and creating something in honor of this day, and post it wherever you post things to share! Let’s celebrate color of all kinds…not just rainbows but a favorite color, a set of moody colors….whatever you’re in the mood for today!


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  1. Diana Martinez


  2. Janis Lorman

    Wow, that’s beautiful and it took a whale of a lot of work as well as a very steady hand!


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