Moon cakes, yum cha, char sui hanging in a chinese butcher’s window, the red of firecrackers, the noise and smoke of a dragon dance – all wonderful to be part of. Most cities have a “China town”, in Brisbane it is a section of Fortitude Valley – these areas come alive at this time of year … mmmm, need some dim sum and a nice pot of jasmine tea.
This is the second Rooster, designed by Mi Wu, from the book “Chinese New Year Origami” that was a free eBook given away from the Origami Shop. There are many lovely models, I shall be revisiting that book in this 365 journey – it is rare that so many of the models in a book appeal to me, and the bonus of it being free is indeed a lovely gift.
Both of Wu’s roosters, I think, capture the spirit and morphology of roosters beautifully, together they are poised to preen, pose and strut, trying to out do each other with air-head pomposity.