Mary Everest Boole (1832–1916) was a self-taught mathematician who is most well known as an author of didactic works on mathematics, such as Philosophy and Fun of Algebra, and as the wife of fellow mathematician George Boole. Her progressive ideas on education, as expounded in The Preparation of the Child for Science, included encouraging children to explore mathematics through playful activities such as ‘curve stitching‘. Whereas I am Jo Barnfield (1972- ) a self taught Adobe Illustrator who is a little known author of excellent shopping lists and is married to no one*. I enjoy playful activities such as Parabola Tombola and failed to pass my Math GCSE.
*I do have a cat though, so I’m not entirely afraid of commitment
Every morning you greet me
Small and white, clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
*disclaimer: The names of many of the flowers in this blog have been changed, as have certain physical characteristics and other descriptive details. Some of the flowers, names and characters are also composites of several individual flowers or foliage groups and any similarity to flowers in real life is purely accidental.