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