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Developing Paradise (updated) by rocamiadesign

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This is an updated version of an older piece of mine, to be used in my newest calendar. It was made in UltraFractal 5 with a Julia formula and edited in IrfanView, a wonderful freeware program for photoediting. You can use any standard Photoshop filter in it.

This was inspired by all the construction we have seen, here in the Flathead Valley. Land in the Northfork of the Flathead River, which was once held in trust by the Forest Service, has been sold off, piece by piece, and homes are being built on it. This is land that is directly across the river from Glacier National Park. This branch of the river has been popular with rafters and kayakers for years because of the challenging waters and the pristine view. Pretty soon, they will only have that view on the Park side of the river.

Wouldn’t it be nice if somebody could design homes underground, with just a small entry showing on the surface? I know they have the technology to put in windows that appear to be looking outside. This way, we could keep the beautiful wilderness and still have a way to house the growing population.

- Kathleen -


  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersabout 4 years ago

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartabout 4 years ago

    Awesome, very beautiful art

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersabout 4 years ago

    I agree 100% on the concept of underground homes. Reduces the footprint, reduces heating and cooling costs and an all-round better environmental solution . . .

  • colleensilkart
    colleensilkartabout 4 years ago
    we have one of those homes in the area the next time you are here. this is beautiful. 2011 calendar?
  • Hopefully. Jimmy and I are going to combine the best of our photos for the past year. I’d love to see the underground home. Just keep telling Ann that she and Shaun need to come out there and visit in the spring, for the Rhododendron Festival.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Oops! I was thinking about a different upload. I wanted to put this in the calendar, but the image is too small, only about 2000 pixels wide. This is one of the ones where the original was lost when I had to reformat my harddrive last year, so I can’t rerender it. I downloaded this one off my deviantart account, which only has smaller images, since I haven’t been selling my art there.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you, Daisy!

    – rocamiadesign

  • John Carpenter
    John Carpenterabout 4 years ago

    Intricate, delicate, feminine, and beautiful!

  • JHDesigns
    JHDesignsabout 4 years ago

    absolutely gorgeous!

  • Thanks, Jackie!

    – rocamiadesign

  • bevanimage
    bevanimageabout 4 years ago

    This is delicately frilly and beautiful, Kathleen. If it’s too small, it might be possible to resize it without re-rendering. Not sure about underground houses (I suffer from claustrophobia). Fewer humans is really what the planet needs, and some places where humans are not allowed to live.

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    This is fabulous. Delicate, intricate and gorgeous. Superbly done.

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous colours and design. This calendar is going to be beauteous. :)

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