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18 things I learned from the 2017 365 Challenge

Posted by wonko on December 31, 2017 in 365-2017, blarg |

People think a 365 challenge is all beer and skittles, well there was a number of things I learned this time through that might be worthy of reflection. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CfJilbZ0JQZzDvte8aF6CoEKgfTOZP97QJxIe7F-6f4/edit?usp=sharing What follows is a lengthy rant, strap yourself in if you are game:

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908: (358/365) ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas …

Posted by wonko on December 24, 2017 in 365-2017, domestic, fantasy, mammal, seasonal |

…and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for a mouse: Prep for festivities is always fun. Family feast tomorrow, lots to do. I hope you and your families enjoy the prep time as much as the day itself.

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906: (356/365) Top of the Food Chain

Posted by wonko on December 22, 2017 in 365-2017, blarg, fish |

As custodians of this planet, we do a pretty lousy job overall at looking after it. We see apex predators as threats and demonise them for acting naturally in their own domain: In Australia, we employ shark nets which each year kill more OTHER things things than keep out sharks – time to think more […]

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…this happened

Posted by wonko on December 22, 2017 in blarg |

…so apparently this happened Currently ranked 20th in a list of 30 Origami Blogs that you can subscribe to if you subscribe … I think this is a good thing?

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897: (347/365) Deathstar

Posted by wonko on December 13, 2017 in 365-2017, fantasy, geometry, scifi, seasonal |

Tomorrow in Oz the next chapter of the Star Wars saga opens in cinemas. I am not likely to see it until the crush of “real fans” abates but thought on the eve I would fold something relevant: This I have labelled “Deathstar” because it bears an uncanny resemblance to the space station the Liberator […]

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Morning Light with Dragon Head

Posted by wonko on December 11, 2017 in blarg, fantasy |

Revisiting a fold I achieved 3 years ago, I was struck with the dramatic lighting caused by an accidental reflection on our wooden floor and resultant shadow: You know when you see something amazing and cannot quite believe it was you who made it? I seem to be surrounded with such moments.

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894: (344/365) Baby Harp Seal

Posted by wonko on December 10, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal, seasonal |

Sad but true, baby harp seals up until fairly recently were hunted for their pelts – the fashion industry could not get enough of them: While seal hunting still continues today for food, oil and pelts, the clubbing of baby harp seals has largely been banned.

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887: (337/365) Tree Topper

Posted by wonko on December 5, 2017 in 365-2017, fantasy, humanoid, seasonal |

Always looking for a nice Xmas tree topper, this little angel is designed by Leonardo Pulido Martinez and was presented in one of my BOS journals: Had accuracy (and my Spanish) been better, I would also have hands (fingers) on this little model but I started with an almost square and crease drift occurred towards the […]

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883: (333/365) Cake Tin Liners

Posted by wonko on December 3, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry, seasonal |

…then my wife casually asked if I could line some cake tins: A simple fold, unequalled as a way of protecting a fruit cake from extended baking – the outer layer is 35cm square kraft paper, inner is 25cm greaseproof paper, they fit snugly in the tins. Later they will protect the maturing cake as […]

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881: (331/365) Nativity Scene

Posted by wonko on November 29, 2017 in 365-2017, humanoid, seasonal |

People I work with know my OCD tendencies. When it was casually suggested that I might consider folding a Nativity scene for the end of year celebrations, it was a forgone conclusion that I would: The assembled figures (each nearly 30cm tall) form quite a striking display – hopefully one that works for the display […]

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