Sometime last year in autumn I planted a tiny garden into a jar to see how long it would sustain itself. I put in two plants, one of which isn’t really visible but still doing fine, in a layer of soil above some coal for filtering and a base of gravel for the roots and to collect water.
For now it still looks very healthy! :)
Probably for reasons in my upbringing, I have kind of an internal resistance that prevents me from trying new things because of the “failure” it includes, comparing myself with the amazing work other indiduals have already done on that specific topic. Somehow in my head it always becomes a competition, which prevents me from starting at all since “there’s no way I can compete with that”.
Anyways, that’s not much different with this jam. Many other Merveilles inhabitants went off to create amazing pictures with Postscript, and I noticed that instead of feeling inspired and motivated to go and experiment myself, I’m feeling intimidated.
To overcome this inner resistance of mine, I’m trying to push against it and endure this uncomfortable feeling for increasing durations. I’m doing so by taking baby steps in existing Postscript tutorials and drawing basic shapes for now. It doesn’t look like much yet, but the process itself feels super rewarding to me.
So with this in mind, I proudly present to you, a triangle of dashed lines!
If you’d like to see the underlying code or check in from time to time, have a look at my postscript git repo. I probably won’t be accepting patches though ;)
This is the version I am most happy with for now and use everywhere I use the username irimi1. I made it in dotgrid, a minimalist vector tool.
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