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859: (309/365) Jumping Frog

Posted by wonko on November 5, 2017 in 365-2017, amphibian |

The traditional world of Origami has many classic folds, it is constantly amazing to me how few of them I have actually folded: This is a traditional jumping from – well, at least one version of it. The mechanism is simple and relies on paper thickness to provide a spring on the back legs. You […]

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858: (308/365) Pollywog

Posted by wonko on November 5, 2017 in 365-2017, amphibian |

Sometime a simple model has a charm of its own: This tadpole is a relatively simple exercise in box pleating to isolate tail and back legs but the shaping is lovely.

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813: (263/365) Llook out, there are Llamas!

Posted by wonko on September 25, 2017 in 365-2017, amphibian, animal, bird, crustacean, dinosaur, fish, mammal, reptile, wtf |

PART 2: THE LLAMA, LIVE FROM GOLDERS GREEN The llama is a quadruped which lives in big rivers like the Amazon. It has two ears, a heart, a forehead, and a beak for eating honey, but it is provided with fins for swimming. Llamas are bigger than frogs.

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638: (88/365) Traditional Frog

Posted by wonko on March 29, 2017 in 365-2017, amphibian |

Can’t fold, busy: Remarkably I have never blogged this model.

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548: Making Your Dollar Go Further

Posted by wonko on October 23, 2016 in amphibian, fish, paper |

My son and his partner (Hi Matt and Alix!) came back from a recent trip to Canada and the US and had some greenbacks left over in their wallet. They are paper, you can fold them, there is a whole branch of Origami that does this intensively, led by artists like Won Park.

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Green Tree Frog

Posted by wonko on January 8, 2014 in amphibian |

I have recently spent time in a cabin in the woods – well, in truth, it is a cabin among some semi-tropical rain forest in the border ranges in northers New South Wales – a retreat for body and mind: Having made some “double tissue“, I was itching to see how it took folds and […]

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426: Satoshi’s Tree Frog

Posted by wonko on January 5, 2013 in amphibian, wtf |

The Weekly WTF#1 (what’s that fold) had to be a Satoshi model, and I had been itching to make this little beauty ever since I was aware he had designed one: Initially, I folded this with a odd end of a kraft roll, starting with a nearly 40cm square (nearly in that I discovered it […]

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395: Showing Off

Posted by wonko on June 2, 2012 in amphibian, boxes, creepy crawly, crustacean, fish, flower, fruit, geometry, humanoid, mammal, reptile, scifi, vehicle |

Our local council library has a large glass display case that usually has things on show for a month. I cautiously asked one of the librarians if she thought some origami would interest patrons and she was very enthusiastic: There are around 200 models now on show at Holland Park Library for June and I am quite […]

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380: Project Davros

Posted by wonko on March 4, 2012 in amphibian, creepy crawly, crustacean, humanoid, scifi |

I had this idea in my head that is should be possible to fold a DALEK (you know, that improbable plunger-wielding arch nemesis of Dr Who) from a single sheet of paper: I began over a two week period to explore the morphology of a Dalek, to come to the conclusion that it is most […]

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225: Lang’s Green Tree Frog

Posted by wonko on August 13, 2011 in amphibian |

When I first saw this model, in “Origami Design Secrets” I knew I wanted to try it: Such a torturous but interesting fold, initial pleating followed by some amazing swivel and sink folds to get the body differentiated from the legs, this is my pose for this model – I like that it looks like ti is crawling and […]

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