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60: White Rabbit

Posted by wonko on March 1, 2011 in mammal |

Yes, I know, it is a habit, but a useful one to say “white rabbits” on “The Ides of March”: A quick, but nicely posed rabbit for the beginning of the third month, hope you like it. I have done other rabbits – notably 32 and 10 but am not sure I can find 12 […]



32 White Rabbits

Posted by wonko on February 1, 2011 in mammal |

An odd tradition I have inherited is to say “white rabbits” as the first thing uttered at the beginning of a month, hence the inspiration of today’s model:Not real sure where that came from, or why a sane, rational adult would do that, but it is ingrained and part of my monthly ritual. This model […]

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10: Rabbit

Posted by wonko on January 11, 2011 in mammal |

We visited Cape Otway Lighthouse, there in the underbrush was a small, wet rabbit – very cute, so I thought it would be a good model to make. Difficult (and I had to cheat with a cut to make the 2 lobes of the ears) – might search out another rabbit model that does not […]

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779: (229/365) Karma Chameleon

Posted by wonko on August 17, 2017 in 365-2017, animal, nature, reptile |

I went looking for something reptilian to fold today (not sure why) and found this little charmer designed by Marc Vigo: Using a series of rabbit ears on a 2×1 rectangle, you isolate legs, head and tail rather cleverly.

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685: (135/365) Bug

Posted by wonko on May 15, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Old-school origami can still be fun, and this model is no exception: Eduardo Clemente’s book “Papiroflexia” contains a plethora of old-style 60’s origami, before the boxpleating, tree-maker days.

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645: (95/365) Peacock

Posted by wonko on April 8, 2017 in 365-2017, bird |

A model I had mastered as a child was the only Peacock I had seen folded until fairly recently: This is Edwin Corrie’s Peacock, a magic little model that makes a tight efficient little body out of one corner of the square leaving lots of paper for the fan-shaped tail.

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Folding Algorithms – Sato Rose

Posted by wonko on January 20, 2014 in blarg, flower, geometry |

Much of Origami is algorithmic (algorithm = procedural solution to a problem). A rabbit ear is an algorithm, one knows how to fold it on a corner – double rabbit ear is the same solution, folded two simultaneously. Petal fold is also a standard maneuver which got me thinking of the Sato Rose algorithm. I […]

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458: Lang’s Flying Grasshopper = Jemima Cricket = WTF# 20

Posted by wonko on October 20, 2013 in wtf |

Sometimes I just need to fold, it is difficult to explain but I find great clarity in wrestling with complex geometry. We ALL have much to learn GRASSHOPPER.  Having bought Robert Lang’s “Origami Insects Volume 2” I thought it was high time to fold something from it. Lang’s models are great technical exercises, amazing manipulations […]

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375: Bugatti Royale

Posted by wonko on February 5, 2012 in vehicle |

I am not normally a fan of fiddly modular figurative models, preferring geometrics instead but this design by Halle caught my eye: Made from 41 tiny bits of paper, various sizes and fold techniques, it turns into a 3d jigsaw from hell near the end. Amazingly however it all slots together (although I needed to […]

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319: Performing Seal

Posted by wonko on November 15, 2011 in mammal |

The crowd gasped and applauded enthusiastically at the task do deftly performed by the seal on display. The seal sighed, feeling that the humans watching it were easily amused and so concentrated on the mathematics of parabolic hyperflexion and existential philosophy to pass the time until the next fish was tossed her way: This is […]

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