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670: (120/365) Dear World Leaders

Posted by wonko on April 30, 2017 in 365-2017, blarg, creepy crawly |

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 […]

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669: (119/365) Lillian’s Butterfly

Posted by wonko on April 29, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Dedicated to Lillian Oppenheimer, a luminary in the early ’70s Origami world, this butterfly, designed by Michael LaFosse is pretty neat: Interestingly, not poles apart in technique from “Alexander’s Swallowtail“, I chose different colours and was careful with the wing formation so it was morphologically distinct.

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668: (118/365) LaFosse’s Origamido Butterfly

Posted by wonko on April 28, 2017 in animal, creepy crawly |

Continuing my exploration of Michael LaFosse’s Butterfly folds, I present the “Origamido” Butterfly: Named after his signature brand of hand-made paper (of which I have a couple of sheets yet to fold), this little butterfly is lovely – the wings seem delicate and the body seems in proportion and is colour changed.

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667: (117/365) Alexander’s Swallowtail Butterfly

Posted by wonko on April 27, 2017 in 365-2017, animal, creepy crawly |

I must admit to never having folded any of Michael LaFosse’s designs, not sure why: I found a few designs that I thought I would like to have a go at – all butterflies, and this is one of them.

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632: (82/365) Spiral Snail

Posted by wonko on March 23, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Inspired by the work of Tomoko Fuse, I began experimenting with a square and using most of it to do a spiral. Initially I tried even divisions but found a more logarithmic progression from wide to narrow worked best: Using alternating mountains and valleys, a lovely spiral emerged and there was enough paper to fashion […]

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626: (76/365) Little Snail

Posted by wonko on March 17, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Spirals have most recently been explored by Tomoko Fuse, but lovely spiral shail shells have existed in traditional origami for a long while before that: This is Eduardo Clemente’s snail, well, one of them. As a bi-colour model it cleverly manages the 2 colours ensuring the soft slippy bit of the snail is one colour […]

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625: (75/365) Mariposa

Posted by wonko on March 16, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

I must admit to liking folding insects in Origami – something about the extreme paper wrangling necessary to separate out features from the sheet is a great challenge: This is Eduardo Clemente’s “Mariposa” or Butterfly. An interesting fold indeed.

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621: (71/365) Little Mouse

Posted by wonko on March 12, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly, mammal |

Under the weather at the moment, folding while suffering a streaming headcold is not much fun. After 2 model fails, I thought I should go simpler: I stumbled across an obscure book by Eduardo Clemente called “Papiroflexia”, it is full of historically revolutionary designs I must try.

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602: (52/365) Jason Ku’s Lizard

Posted by wonko on February 21, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly, reptile |

I bought some hand-made paper with inclusions from Daiso and wondered how it would fold, so looked for a punishing model to test it out: This is Jason Ku’s Lizard – a lovely little critter with toes, an elegant tail and a funky face with gaping mouth and bulby eyes.

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587: (37/360) Spider on a Leaf

Posted by wonko on February 6, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Trolling around in the members area of Origami USA, I found a model that looks like it is made of 2 separate pieces of paper and decided to give it a try: This is Diego Fernando Becerra Ramirez’s “Spider On Leaf”, a clever use of paper that fashions, via a bird base, a spider and […]

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