How To Use A 50 Off Coupon Code On Shutterfly

How To Use A 50 Off Coupon Code On Shutterfly

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FREE Horse and Pony Clip Art

FREE Horse and Pony Clip Art

Horse Clip Art for Web Sites, Crafts and More

This site features the best resources for FREE horse and pony themed clip art. What’s even better is that all of the clip art listed below have no terms of use restrictions. You can use them for websites, online scrapbooks and other great projects.

The horse clip art images used on this page are from the sites listed below and available for you to use. I also created a few dividers have made them available near the end of this page. To use any of the horse clip art images on this site just right click and save to your computer. Take a look and enjoy!

Millermark Creations

Free Horse and Pony Clip Art

While putting this clip art site together I found Millermark Creations free horse and pony clip art. It has quickly become my favorite. They offer an amazing variety of images. You will find funny cartoons, colored art, decorative art, instruction art, realistic images and vintage clip art.

Free Horse Clipart from Millermark Creations
As of 3/05/13, there are no restrictions for using these images. It is a good idea to verify that this information is still valid.

Open Clip Art Library

Free Horse and Pony Clip Art

Open Clip Art Library has a nice collection of horse and pony clip art images. This collection consists of both color and black and white images. They also provide an online editing tool.

Open Clip Art Library Horse Clip Art
As of 4/29/12 all images have been released into the public domain and can be used for both private and commercial use without any restrictions. If using an image It is a good idea to verify that this information is still valid.

WP Horse Clip Art

Free Horse and Pony Clip Art

WPClipart has many horse and pony public domain images. The collection has a variety of both color and black and white realistic drawings, cartoon images and a few photographs.

WPClipart – Horses and Ponies Clip Art and Images
As of 3/05/13, all images have been released into the public domain and can be used for both private and commercial use without any restrictions. However, it is a good idea to verify that this information is still valid.

Karen’s Whimsy Clip Art

Karen’s Whimsy Clip Art has a small selection of horse clip art images. They are from an old Spanish dictionary and in the Public Domain. The images are all black and white. Most of which are pieces from the clip art image pictured here.

Karen’s Whimsy Horse Clip Art
As of 3/05/13, all images have been released into the public domain and can be used for both private and commercial use without any restrictions. It is a good idea to verify that this information is still valid.

Wacom Bamboo Tablets: Differences and Reviews

Wacom Bamboo Tablets: Differences and Reviews

An Overview of the Different Types of Wacom Bamboo Series of Drawing Tablets

If you’ve never tried a drawing tablet before, but you’re looking to get into the world of graphic art, getting one of the Bamboo drawing tablets made by Wacom is an excellent place to start, because they are extremely functional and easy to use. However, if you’ve been looking around the market at all, you may have noticed that there are a few different types of Bamboo pen tablets out there, and it’s not necessarily that easy to tell the differences between them all unless you really devote some time and energy to research.

I’m here to lay it all out for you, giving you the specifics you need in order to decide which Bamboo drawing tablet is the right one to buy. Whether you’re looking for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, I aim to provide you with enough accurate and detailed information in order to make an informed decision that you’ll never regret. (Hint: you may also want to check out all of The Best Drawing Tablets.)

The Bamboo Connect Tablet

Wacom Bamboo Connect Pen Tablet (CTL470)

Key Features
– Size: Small
– Pen Eraser: No
– Multi-Touch: Not compatible
– Wireless Option: Not compatible

Free Bundled Software
Autodesk SketchBook Express

Review of the Bamboo Connect

The simplest and most lightweight Bamboo model in terms of size and functionality, this is excellent for either a beginner artist or someone who needs the ability to write by hand or annotate documents. It’s not great, however, for those who are looking to practice graphic art as a serious hobby or profession. If you’re looking to get your creative child something cool for a holiday or special occasion, this would make a great gift, but be aware that they may soon grow beyond the capabilities of this tablet.

The Bamboo Connect was designed with the professional communicator in mind rather than the professional artist. It is perfect for people who are frequently in meetings online and needs to draw something to the screen. It’s also the perfect tool for making notes in documents, signing signatures, writing annotations, and other activities that require hand-written text.

From an artist’s perspective, it’s quite lacking. There are no extra buttons or shortcut keys in order to quickly move through in-program menus or change tools, and it doesn’t support easy zooming or scrolling control due to the lack of multi-touch. I would however, recommend this to anyone who travels and uses a laptop a lot. Because of its small size and weight, it’s very portable, and it is great for getting out a quick sketch or doodle when inspiration hits.

The Bamboo Splash Tablet

Bamboo Splash Summary and Review

Key Features
– Size: Small
– Pen Eraser: No
– Multi-Touch: Not compatible
– Wireless Option: Not compatible

Free Bundled Software
Autodesk SketchBook Express; ArtRage 3 Studio

Review of the Bamboo Splash

I like to think of the Splash as the older brother of the Connect. It can do all the same things and little more. It’s designed to be more of a step in the artistic direction, but the only notable difference is that it includes a copy of ArtRage. Don’t get me wrong, that’s a great deal, and it’s really good for anyone still working on building their skills as an artist. This extra feature may not seem like much, but it allows you to view the tablet in a new light. It teaches the user the basics of art programs (they all can do pretty much the same basic things), and any child who’s given a drawing tablet without an environment to use it in that’s geared towards art will probably be inclined to treat it as a toy instead of the sophisticated tool that it really is.

The size and weight make this just as portable, but it also allows it to be durable. If it gets dropped, thrown, bumped, or anything else, unless it’s been attacked with heavy machinery or dropped from a couple of stories high, there isn’t anything heavy or bulky about it to cause it (or anything else) any damage. This also makes the Splash quite easy to store away when it’s not in use.

The Bamboo Capture Tablet

Bamboo Capture Summary and Review

Key Features
– Size: Small
– Pen Eraser: No
– Multi-Touch: Compatible
– Wireless Option: Compatible

Free Bundled Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements; Nik Color Efex Pro Filters (Wacom Edition); Autodesk SketchBook Express

Review of the Bamboo Capture

As far as an artist is concerned with the Bamboo line of Wacom tablets, this is where it starts to get interesting. Of course, you can do all the same stuff that you could with the other models (annotating documents, signing papers, etc.), but this is the model where Wacom started to design things specifically for artists.

If you take a look at the software that’s included with this tablet, you’ll notice that there are two new programs: PS Elements, and Nik Color Efex. These programs are specifically designed for more serious photographers who want to spice up their pictures with effects, filters, cleaning tools, and more. As you probably know, Adobe is the industry leader in the field of creative software, boasting a track record that includes Flash CS, Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign, and a ton more.

If you want to get into photography, image editing, vector art, and other popular design media, this is a great tablet to use to get started. Though, it’s not the perfect fit for you if you’re into digital art that looks more realistic such as painting, drawing, watercolors, and rubber-stamping. And it’s a bit overkill if you’re just looking to get your feet wet and not quite a serious artist yet.

The Bamboo Create Tablet

Bamboo Create Summary and Review


Key Features
– Size: Medium
– Pen Eraser: Yes
– Multi-Touch: Yes
– Wireless Option: Yes

Free Bundled Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements; Corel Painter Essentials; Nik Color Efex Pro (Wacom Edition)

Review of the Bamboo Create
This right here is the mother of all Wacom Bamboo Drawing Tablets. With an active work area of 8.5″ x 5.4″ it has the largest amount of work space you can get. This is definitely something for serious artists to consider, because it scales the best to whatever screen size you’re looking at, and it allows you to use full motions with your drawing.

While it still includes PS Elements and Nik for photography work and image editing, you’ll notice that it also comes with a copy of Corel Painter Essentials, which is an absolutely excellent program for any artist to work in if you’re more interested in classical media. Realistic oil, watercolor, pencil, marker, and other tools allow you to make full use of this tablet when you’re working to create your best works of art.

If you’re familiar with other Wacom tablets, you’ll probably already know about the Intuos series. What you should know is that this models of Bamboo is only a small step below an Intuos in that the only real differences are the potential in size (this only goes up to medium size, when an Intuos can go up to large), and in the shortcut keys. The Create only has a couple of buttons, but if you’re not yet a professional graphic designer or artist (and by that I mean making steady money off your artwork), then this is a fine investment for you to begin with. It will increase your productivity and allow for a vast improvement in the quality of your work, depending on your skill of course 😉

Soviet Propaganda Posters: Russian Propaganda from the USSR

Soviet Propaganda Posters: Russian Propaganda from the USSR

In Soviet Russia, Posters Post You!

My first real-life exposure to Soviet graphic arts was when my high school art class took a trip to a local museum to see an exhibit of works from the Constructivists. I was both impressed and intimidated by the power of the work I saw there. On the one hand, the visual language is of incredible originality and quality; on the other hand, to see that kind of artistic power in the service of totalitarianism was deeply unsettling.

It was 1990 when I saw that exhibit. Within a year, the USSR had dissolved, ending the Cold War which had defined international politics for almost fifty years. Ironically, the art which called for the death of capitalism became highly influential among artists in the West, going on to have great impact on advertising arts. More ironically, Soviet propaganda art has itself gone on to become a popular commodity. Its imagery remains compelling, eight decades later, even to those who live in “enemy” lands.

Below are some of my favorite Soviet propaganda images. All of them can be obtained from or, framed or unframed, in a variety of sizes. They make wonderful learning tools for history, art, or social studies classrooms, a great gift for that graphic arts afficianado on your list, or a wonderful conversation-piece hanging on your dining room wall. With the holiday season upon us, they can also make a wonderful, unusual gift for the art or history lover in your life.

Unfortunately, I don’t read Russian, nor do I understand the Cyrillic alphabet. For translations, I have to rely on the translations provided by the sites where I found the images below. I suspect that some of what I find jarring, or ironic, or comedic in these posters, can be accounted for by this language barrier.

As always, I try to include some information about the image itself, or the artist, or the historical setting, along with my own (sometimes humorous) response. Enjoy!

Russian War Bonds

The Russians Had War Bonds Too

This Russian War Bond poster is from before the revolution. The style of the plane dates from WWI, in which Russia was a co-belligerent. Russia withdrew from the war in 1917, after the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II 1917. The neutral color scheme and illustrative of this poster shows a dramatic contrast with the later, Soviet posters on this page.

Drive the Red Wedges Into White Troops!

by Lazar Lisitsky

Drive Red Wedges into White Troops!
Giclee Print Lisitsky,
Lazar 24 in. x 18 in.

Ha! I shall defeat your round white circles by puncturing them with my sharp red triangles!

The white circles in this case represent the anti-Bolshevik “White” factions in the Russian Civil War. Though Lenin had officially seized power in 1917, fighting with counter-revolutionary groups continued until 1923. The “Whites”, who were so named because some of their members wore the white uniforms of Imperial Russia, were a loose confederation of anti-Bolshevik groups. Their ideology ranged from monarchist to bourgeois democrat.

The white circle kind of reminds me of the Rovers in The Prisoner, sent out to retrieve Number 6 every time he thought he’d escaped. If only he’d had a pointy red triangle!


… that’s “USSR” in the Roman Alphabet

CCCP Russian Propaganda P…

Ah, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics! Where all the children are above average, and the worker-soldiers are fifty stories tall. See how they’re big enough to swat those airplanes out of the sky? And how they’re not doing it, because they’re just that noble?

Consisting of Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan, the USSR was one big, happy family that transcended ethnic differences.

Also, it was frighteningly good at ice skating.

Social Cooperation

… It Will Crush You!

Social Cooperation

Oh, wait … you’re saying that social cooperation is a good thing! That the smaller, human scale workers along the bottom of the image, through their Superpowers of Social Cooperation, can transform into the Mighty Giant Worker that towers over them! Just like Voltron!

Whew! That’s a load off my mind.

Wait. No it’s not.

Soviet Propaganda

also known as “Soviet Art”

USSR: Udarnaya Brigada Pr… Gustav Klutsis

The bold graphics, simple color scheme, and use of photomontage in this image make it an excellent example of Constructivist art, which was ascendant in the Soviet Union after the Russian Revolution until the early thirties. Artists who were active in the revolution wanted their work to serve the Dictatorship of the Proletariat. These artists saw the Revolution as the perfect opportunity for the avant garde. They would create truly original, forward-looking work, work that was not beholden to art from the bourgeois imperialist past.

I wonder how that worked out for them.

Workers, Keep Your Rifles Within Hand’s Reach!

Vladimir Lebedev

Workers Keep Your Rifles…

This rather Cubist worker braces a block of wood with one knee as he saws diligently, but his rifle is also close at hand.


Well, I’m not sure. I wasn’t able to find out any background about this poster, but the style places it in the avant garde. The artist, Vladimir Lebedev, lived from 1891 until 1967, and was active from 1912 onward. According to his wikipedia biographical stub, he “achieved success” in 1920. I’m guessing that this poster is from the early days of the Soviet Union, and stresses the importance of the worker being ever ready to defend the proletariat.

Rumors, Lies, Stories, Talk

They’re bad things, very bad indeed.

Rumours, Lies, Stories, Talk Giclee Print
24 in. x 18 in.

Perhaps the face in this image belongs to one of those rumor-mongering ghouls that are known to inhabit the sewers of Moscow. Or perhaps it’s the ghost of someone who was killed by lies. Or possibly, it was one of those rare medical cases of someone actually being talked to death.

Lengiz, Books on Every Subject

Aleksandr Rodchenko

12 in. x 9 in.

In 1924, Rodchenko took a portrait of Lilya Brik and used it in a book store advertisement. It has since become an international icon. Variants have been used as cover art for several music albums. The Dutch punk group The Ex, Mike + The Mechanics, and Franz Ferdinand referenced this image in their cover art. The image continues to be used on posters and brand labels to this day.

There Is Not, Nor Ever Has There Been, A Better Dummy

Aleksandr Rodchenko

There is Not, and Never Has Been, a Better Dummy, 1923, Giclee Print
Mayakovskii, V….
18 in. x 24 in.

The translation of this one is interesting. has two versions; one is “Better Pacifiers” and the other is “There Is Not, Nor Ever Has There Been, A Better Dummy”. Dummy? I thought. What does that have to do with pacifiers?

So I called in some friends who have some Russian. One of them thought it was advertising a machine that made “nipples”. Another explained that “dummy” is the British word for “pacifier”, and that some languages would use the world “nipple” in this context. She said that the literal translation was “There never has been and will not be one who sucks so well for many years, who will always sell …” but does not know the important final noun in that sentence. It’s not in her dictionary, but she says it rhymes in Russian.

After still more research, I uncovered a translation here that reads “There’s no dummy like an old sucker.” Heh. Sucker. OK … so it’s some sort of satire, right?

Well, maybe not. A reference on this site refers to a Rodchenko poster for “Baby Dummies”, and translates it as “There are not and have never been any better dummies. They are ready for sucking till you reach old age. Sold Everywhere.” That would imply that it was one of Rodchenko’s advertisements for a state-produced product. Since he was fully behind the Revolution of the Proletariat, he probably would not have meant this satirically (and things might have ended badly for him if he had).

The idea of sucking on a pacifier until I reach old age does not make me want to go out and buy one, but I can certainly imagine it’s funnier in the original. Humor often doesn’t translate.

But what I absolutely do not understand is WHY the image of a mutant psycho baby that seems to be sucking on bullets and grenade pins would make me want to buy a pacifier — much less why it would make me want to actually put that pacifier IN MY BABY’S ACTUAL MOUTH.

Clearly I am missing something here.

Strength Is In Unity!

Um, is that a bad thing or a good thing?

Strength is in Unity! Giclee Print
24 in. x 18 in.

There’s something about a row of faceless men in identical suits, their arms links in a chain, that I just find to be creepy. Call me crazy.

I realize, of course, that part of the whole idea behind Soviet propaganda was to subsume the individual in favor of the proletariat. By pooling resources communally, and then sharing them, everyone would be better off than if it was each individual for themselves. Or so the theory went.

But that doesn’t explain the suits and ties. Isn’t that what capitalists wear in the Decadent West?

You Are Now A Free Woman, Help Build Socialism!

Did you hear me? You’re free! So do what I tell you!

You Are Now a Free Woman, Help Build Socialism! Giclee Print
Strakhov, Adolf
18 in. x 24 in.

Unlike here in the Decadent West, the Communist Revolution imbued Woman with dignity, comradeship, and the right to wear a kerchief. Also, the right to comply with the demand that she help build Socialism. Right. Now.

Who Is the Anti-Semite?

Not the Bolsheviks! Not at all.

According to the Interwebs, the red and black divisions in this poster represent oppression of Jews under the Tsars, contrasted with opportunities for the Jews under the Bolsheviks.

Pre-revolutionary Russia was notoriously antisemitic. The word “pogrom” is a loan word from Russian, dating from the 19th century Tsarist era, when large-scale anti-Jewish rioting was tacitly condoned by the Russian empire. Jews could not own property and faced restrictions on travel and education. There were also numerous expulsions of Jews from major cities such as Moscow and Kiev. As a result of this oppression, many Jewish Russians were active in the revolution.

In 1919, Vladimir Lenin delivered a speech about the pogroms, framing them in Marxist terms. He stated (and I tend to agree with him) that antisemitism was a convenient way for the upper classes to divert the anger of workers and peasants toward Jewish people and away from themselves. Officially, he condemned antisemitism and all forms of racism, and many high-ranking party members and government officials were of Jewish descent.

Jews nonetheless continued to suffer disproportionately in revolutionary Russia. Jewish artisans and tradesmen lost their autonomy and livelihoods, and the official state ban on religion forbade any religious worship. Life only got worse under Stalin, who persecuted Jewish intellectuals, associating them with “cosmopolitanism”.

One Russian Drinking, Two Russians Fighting, Three Russians Revolution

Dimitri Deeva

Deeva, Dimitri
18 in. x 24 in.

This image appeals to me because of its simple composition, bold colors, and almost folkloric style. I don’t know if Deeva means to imply that revolution is derived from drunken brawling, or if the committee at the bottom is driving the person at the top to drink. The only thing I know about Deeva is that he is a Russian artist who was born in 1964.

One Israeli Banking, Two Israelis Playing Chess, Three Israelis in Orchestra

Dimitri Deeva, again

One Israeli Banking, Two Israelis Playing Chess, Three Israelis in Orchestra Giclee Print
Deeva, Dimitri
18 in. x 24 in.

I don’t know quite what to make of this one. On the one hand, there’s the stereotypical (and often antisemitic) trope of the Jewish/Israeli banker. On the other hand, chess and orchestras are nice things that enhance the common weal. Compared to his similar poster regarding drunken, brawling Russians, Israelis come off looking civilized, wouldn’t you say?

Third Wife

Whose third wife? Is she the third concurrent wife, or the third in a series?

Third Wife Giclee Print
18 in. x 24 in.

I’m guessing that this poster is advertising a play or film, but I’m basing that guess on very little. The style in this image strikes me as very Art Deco. It wouldn’t seem out of place to me in any survey of advertising art from the twenties and thirties.

Third Wife

This sheds no light on the subject, I’m afraid.

Third Wife Giclee Print
18 in. x 24 in.

This poster seems much more in keeping with Constructivist norms than the previous one, with its use of elements like photocollage and “making strange”.

Lenin With Dirigibles

Constructivist Version?

Lenin with Dirigibles
18 in. x 24 in.

There’s no date on this poster, but I can draw a few conclusions from its imagery. First, Lenin emphatically did not want a cult of personality built up around him, which I suspect means that he would not have liked to appear as a giant towering above the masses. That makes me think that this poster dates from after 1922, when Lenin’s failing health sent him into semi-retirement, leaving Josef Stalin has his intermediary with the outside world. Second, since the poster contains Constructivist techniques like photomontage, it probably dates from before 1932, when Stalin imposed the Socialist Realist aesthetic onto Soviet artists.

More Lenin, More Dirigibles

Toward Socialist Realism

Lenin with Dirigibles

Here’s another image featuring the same subject matter as the previous one: Vladimir Lenin, arm upraised, with dirigibles. Stylistically, however, it differs greatly from the previous image. There is no use of photomontage to play with space and depth, and the construction elements, such as the scaffolding behind Lenin, are downplayed. The dirigibles are presented naturalistically in the sky, above a field with trees and blimp hangars.

Tajik Soviet Poster

With Lenin and Stalin and Social Realism

Russian Leaders Giclee Print

Although Constructivism had sought to break free of the artistic past and create completely new art for the revolution, Stalin and others saw it as being tied to “bourgeois” and “decadent” styles like Cubism; there was also concern that the proletariat “couldn’t understand” any art that was not strictly representative. Imagery was simply presented, without nuance, and easy to understand. For instance, you don’t need to understand the slogan to know that this poster extols the virtues of Lenin, Stalin, and Communism, and invites you to rally around their flag.

I wanted to understand the slogan anyway, so I was lucky to dig up a translation. I found out that the poster is in the Tajik language (Tajikistan, you will remember, was one of the Soviet Socialist Republics). The slogan says: “Long Live the great party of Lenin and Stalin – leaders and organisers of building victorious socialism”.


Me neither.

Country and Urban Worker United

United in Socialist Realism.

The Republic of Social So…

Leon Trotsky had been the most loyal patron of the Constructivists in the Soviet leadership. When Trostky was pushed out of the party and then into exile by Josef Stalin, many of the Constructivists were branded as “formalists” by the new leadership. In 1932, Socialist Realism became the new, Stalin-approved aesthetic, and artists had to change their style or risk public censure — or worse.

In Capitalist and Socialist Countries

Violinists live very different lives.

In Capitalist and Socialist Countries

In capitalist countries, artists suffer in poverty. Their clothes don’t fit, their hair is lank and greasy, and they must turn their backs on all that tacky, tacky neon in the back ground.

In Socialist countries, artists enjoy well-fitting clothes and hair that has bounce and body. They get to play in grand concert halls. Those lucky Socialist artists!

In all seriousness, I have to commend the illustrator of this poster. Even though I know full well that it’s propaganda, it still warms my heart to see the young violinist with his thick, healthy head of hair taking his solo in front of the orchestra. The artist was skilled enough to make the violinist’s facial expression realistic and engaging, which just barely saves this poster from being completely maudlin. Just barely.

Socailism, The Vostok Rocket

The Space Race Begins

Socialism, The Vostok Rocket Giclee Print
18 in. x 24 in.

The Vostok Rocket launched cosmonaut Yuri Gagarain into low earth orbit on April 12, 1961, making the USSR the first nation in the world to achieve human space flight. The United States would achieve sub-orbital flight a month later, when Alan Shepard went into space for the Mercury project, but would not achieve full orbit until February 1962. The USSR was the first nation to achieve human space flight, to achieve earth orbit, to put a woman in space, and to do extra-vehicular activity.

Worker with Rocket

That’s *MY* Vostok! I built it!

Soviet Worker with Rocket

Here’s a little-known fact about the Vostok rocket. The workforce that built it consisted entirely of young, strapping, blue-eyed workers who proudly gestured to the fruit of their labors every time it streaked across the star-studded sky. Their hair was thick and flowing, yet manly. They were well-muscled and filled out their overalls to perfection. And since no outfit is complete without accessories, at all times they carried with them what looks like a sputnik-model satellite that reads “The World to the World”.

***UPDATE: I have been informed by a commenter that the phrase “mir miry” actually translates as “world peace”. Thanks, internet!

How to make Fractals

How to make Fractals

Fractals are beautiful computer generated images

Make your own unique images for use as wall paper on your computer desktop, as background art on web pages or simply to enjoy.

Fractals are drawn by your computer with a little help from advanced mathematics. The great thing is, you can easily create your own fractals without understanding math. Fractal images can be made by you self by the use of easy-to-use, free computer programs.

This easy guide helps you on your way to fractal heaven.

Fractals – the basics

calculating the image

Fractals are generated by calculating a complex mathematical formula. Each point is checked for how fast it goes to infinity. The result is mapped to a colour, and so the images appear.

The same formular can generate different images depending on the parameters used and the zoom level applied.

There are a lot of different formulas, all giving different, fantastic looking images.

Fractals are rooted in chaos theory, and because of their unpredictable (not really, but they look unpredictable) nature they are great for organic looking artwork and landscapes.

Enjoy these images

Large enough for use as images

Make your own fractals

Fractal creation is a fun challenge for programmers. So several programs exist to make your own fractals.
See the link list below and try out the different programs. If you don’t know where to start, try ChaosPro! It is free, easy to use, and generates many different types of fractals.

Find and download software for fractal generation

there is plenty of software to draw fractals
Here are links to sites that offer software for making fractals, much of this software is free. Take a look at the programs, and cast a vote on the one you like best.
You can even submit a link, if I forgot one. The link needs approval by me, but I’ll get to it soon.

More fractals

Big enough for wallpapers

Books on fractals

here is where you can lean even more about these amazing images
Fractals are based in mathematics. So there is of course many books on the subject. Some deal with the theoric background and others just explore the beauty of the images.

And then some fractals

you can download them as wallpapers