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825: (275/365) Happy Irrelevant Monarch’s Birthday

Posted by wonko on October 2, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry, seasonal |

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.

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824: (274/365) White Rabbits

Posted by wonko on October 1, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal, seasonal |

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.

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816: (266/365) Spring Solstice

Posted by wonko on September 25, 2017 in 365-2017, flower, seasonal |

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 […]

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778: (228/365) Ferris Wheel

Posted by wonko on August 16, 2017 in 365-2017, machine, seasonal |

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 […]

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654: (104/365) Neelish Kumar’s Crucifixion

Posted by wonko on April 14, 2017 in 365-2017, fantasy, humanoid, seasonal |

When I first saw NeelishK’s fold of this model I was in total awe of the boxpleating skill it showcased: He is part of a shared group on Fakebook and to my amazement shared, via photodiagram, guidelines and folding sequence suggestions.

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636: (86/365) Marking

Posted by wonko on March 27, 2017 in 365-2017, blarg, geometry, seasonal |

This time of year I add marks to student work: I want to pretend it is a life-giving activity for me, the teacher.

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635: (85/365) Earth Hour

Posted by wonko on March 26, 2017 in 365-2017, seasonal |

Last night (25th March) was Earth Hour. Between 8:30 and 9:30pm we turned off our lights: I decided to try and fold something by torchlight … great plan Einstein.

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578: (28/365) Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!

Posted by wonko on January 28, 2017 in 365-2017, bird, seasonal |

The Chinese Zodiac is rich with myth and legend, most cultures are full to the brim with such fancy. Chinese New year is based around the Lunar cycles, as such seem oddly placed to us westerners: Moon cakes, yum cha, char sui hanging in a chinese butcher’s window, the red of firecrackers, the noise and […]

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569: (19/365) Japanese Macaque

Posted by wonko on January 19, 2017 in 365-2017, animal, mammal, seasonal |

Emergent behaviour is fascinating, apparently where these Japanese Macaque monkeys live gets snowy in winter, they have learned that sitting in thermal pools near bathhouses (Onsen) is one way of staving off the cold: This isĀ Fumiaki Kawahata’s Japanese Macaque – a model I had intended to fold ages ago because it was in a Tanteidan […]

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555: (5/365) Maple Leaf Bookmark

Posted by wonko on January 5, 2017 in 365-2017, plant, seasonal |

Naturally, I blame Canada, as any good Southparkian would: This is Inayoshi Hidehisa’s Maple Leaf chopstick holder but I rather think it works (at this scale at least) much better as a bookmark.

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