Hands up those of you who remember those wonderful kaleidoscope toys you had as a kid – anyone?
Remember how every little turn of the barrel would render another fantastic coloured kaleidoscope pattern? And the frustration when you could never quite recreate the same one again?? I used to spend hours with the one we had, twiddling and twirling and oohing and aahing and urging everyone to look at my wonderful creations 🙂 And you know that quote about putting away childish things? Well, I have to confess … I haven’t stopped playing with kaleidoscopes yet! A few years ago I discovered this wonderful computer programme called Kaleidoscope Kreator, which allows you to create beautiful kaleidoscopes using your own photos – it’s so much fun, I’m back to being a kid again, spending hours twiddling and twirling and oohing and aahing!! 🙂 Here are a few examples, starting with the original photo, and then some of the kaleidoscopes created from them:
Isn’t it amazing the variety of end results from the same photo? You can understand why I can spend hours playing, can’t you?! 🙂 🙂