“White Rabbits” for this month is provided by Robert Lang: This beautiful rabbit is my favorite so far because of the shape and detail. This is the Year of the Rabbit also, a happy coincidence. As a first-fold, I found It torturous to fold – Mr Lang, your instructions 21-24 were baffling, and three times I put […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Insects seem to be a fascination among origami designers – at the height of “bug wars” when designers were competing for the most intricate designs that were complex, had lots of legs, were thin and realistic renderings and really pushed the boundaries of existing techniques: This astonishing model starts as a frog base. Through a […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]