For some reason the republic of Australia still has ties to a monarchy that is completely irrelevant to us but somehow, ultimately, still controls aspects of our government: I decided to celebrate the public holiday (yay, I accept the holiday, just reject the reason) by folding a crown.
First day of the new month, one superstition seems to be to say “White Rabbits” as the first thing you say that day – not sure why: This is Fernando Castellanos’ rabbit, taken from DOT2, and it seems, designed to be folded on a MUCH larger sheet of paper than this.
For purists, today marks the Spring Solstice, the “official” first day of spring (as per lunar cycles). As a member of OUSA, I was asked to participate in the “Annual Gift”, which consists of contributing a fold to be used as a Xmas tree decoration at The American Museum of Natural History. Apparently this has […]
…yes, I know I am behind. End of term marking and reporting broke me a bit. I am on holidays so will ge back to it as soon as I am able. Thanks for hanging in there. Go fold someone or something … you know you want to.
I have long struggled to take photos of my origami – lighting and composing do not come easily to me. Some of my best pictures are happy coincidences of good lighting, good camera position and a lot of luck: I have been on the look out for a way to construct a Light Box – […]
In the Brisbane CBD today is a public holiday for the RNA Show: I stopped going to the show when our kids asked whether we had to go again this year – it is huge, full of people, end of winter and full of flu. I also had a go at capturing it in […]
It is rare, in Brisbane, to get to see Origami displayed at all, let alone an exhibition by an accomplished folder such as Jonathan Baxter: His display at the Richard Randall Art Studio, Mt Coo-tha Botanical gardens was a rare treat. His folding displays showcased numerous forms of origami including delicate unit work like intricate spheres and […]
Last weekend I mowed the lawn – that is not so much a revelation as a statement of fact – I enjoy mowing, always have. I do not, however, enjoy the “presents” that dog owners allow their pets to leave on my lawn: I recognise that part of the pleasure of owning a dog is […]
Dear Donald, Kim, Vladimir and others, I am writing to your parents regarding the bully tactics and macho posturing you seem to be engaging in while playing in the sandpit. This unacceptable behaviour has to STOP before someone gets hurt. It seems to me that the sand pit is large enough for you and all the other […]
I am not sure what it is about the music, but “The Last Post” always gets to me: After visiting Gallipoli 2 years ago (nearly to the day), and the Canberra war memorial last year, this is never more true. The tune is haunting, desperately sad and intimately bound up with a remembrance of Australian and […]