Later, as we were having snacks, she drew a bunch of examples of fractals such as fractal trees, cauliflower and fibrous roots. The trucks spread out to branches and the roots keep branching out - repeating the growth.
She drew the life cycle of a dandelion. I was amazed at how she could draw spanning the whole page and make it look good as an art piece. Then we talked about this ability to see the whole piece of paper in her mind ahead while she is drawing.
I can’t make my drawings and page look good because I can’t think ahead and see the whole page, which is why I say I can’t draw. When I think about drawing, I can only think of the immediate - one small “fractal”?
My 9-year-old granddaughter gets caught up in the immediate action she’s doing and does not have the ability to think a few steps ahead (getting ready for school and getting out the door).
The picture starts with a SEED. It occurred to my granddaughter and me that some of the moments of our own thinking can be the seeds for fractals for our life environment. What kind of seeds are we planting-planning that grow into the structures of our lives???
WHAT A FUN AFTERNOON WE HAD THINKING ABOUT "FRACTAL THINKING SEEDS" WE WANT FOR OUR LIFE!