My friend Jeanne Simpson has proposed a challenge for 2012. The idea is to create a piece that is 20" x 12" each week for a year. Each week has a theme. This week her theme is fractals which reminded me of an idea I had for this wonderful piece of fabric that Pat Pauly gave me a while back. This beautiful dyed piece looks like a series of moons each with a cloudy smearing that appeals to my imperfections. Phases of the moon can have such power (witness ocean waves), especially the full moon. So I look at it as a catalyst for ideas. Here, then, is Catalysts, a fractally motivated composition.