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732: (182/365) With this Ring …

Posted by wonko on July 1, 2017 in 365-2017, flower, Traditional |

Michael and Jane invited us to celebrate their wedding today: We were happy to attend a lovely service at the Chapel at my work (a workplace for both in times gone past). The bride was beautiful, the groom as well. Lovely service with a reception to follow later this afternoon.

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651: (101/365) Naomiki Sato’s Sakura

Posted by wonko on April 11, 2017 in 365-2017, flower |

On the the pleasures (there are many) of visiting Japan at the moment is the onset of spring, and the flowering of cherry blossom trees: I remember vividly the glorious show, in colours from deep red to white/lemon, trees around Kyoto and Miyajima being particularly lovely.

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590: (40/360) Daisy

Posted by wonko on February 9, 2017 in 365-2017, flower, nature |

“Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I’m half crazy….”: There were fewer chilling cinematic moments than the last conscious moments of HAL, the conflicted computer in Kubrick’s 2001 A Space Odyssey. The slow disappearance of cognisance is so beautifully portrayed.

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562: (12/365) Dee’s Thistle

Posted by wonko on January 12, 2017 in 365-2017, flower |

So I was on the phone to my mum, as you do, and she asked if I could make Scotch Thistles out of origami:

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Orchid Shadowbox

Posted by wonko on November 30, 2016 in blarg, flower |

I love models by Robert Lang, I find I fold them when I need order, therapy, calm. This is a collection of his Orchids, described in his book “Origami Design Secrets”. Something about the mathematical elegance of this flower lends itself to careful modelling and pretty staging. I had a bunch of opalescent 6″ squares […]

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Sunflowers Revisited

Posted by wonko on June 6, 2016 in flower |

People who know me understand my obsession with folding. It is so easy to turn up my procrastination engine to 11 by asking me about the “possibility” of a commission or fold for a purpose: MJ approached me AGES ago (I have been sitting on this post for 2+ months) and asked if I could […]

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526: Sunflowers

Posted by wonko on April 10, 2016 in flower, geometry |

When asked by a friend (hey Trevor!) “can I make Sunflowers”, my answer initially was “dunno”, but let’s find out: I found a Youtube video by Ph2 with a flower base that was near identical to a number of other flower petal turnings I have done before. Squast then squash then squash and yo get […]

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524: Happy Valentines Day

Posted by wonko on February 14, 2016 in blarg, boxes, flower, geometry, seasonal |

I find it fascinating that there are so many models and folding techniques I have yet to try. The “Magic Rose Cube” is a case in point – I am amazed I have never folded it: Such a beautiful little modular, 3 pieces the flower, 3 slightly different pieces the leaves, slots together into a […]

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Bunch

Posted by wonko on November 15, 2015 in flower |

Faced with a brief hiatus before marking became crippling, I set about to re-master the free form folding technique of the Sato Rose: I have found many guides for Naomiki Sato’s rose that do precise pre-folding, invariably I get lost or end up with a bloom that is so geometrically perfect that it is not […]

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505: Dragonfly

Posted by wonko on September 22, 2015 in creepy crawly, flower, nature |

As part of my JOAS membership, I get sent magazines with models to try – a really excellent collection of complex models from the worlds best designers. When I saw Satoshi Kamiya’s Dragonfly, I was really scared of it.The level of pleat management and re-arrangement of flaps and layers is truly terrifying when viewed as […]

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