It is wonderful when your hobby cheers you up, but there was an unexpected giggle when the first of these lovely arms came together: For the anatomists amongst us, you will notice a full set of phalanges, a nice wrist assembly, radius AND ulna, lovely boney elbow and a fabulous humerus.
It is Australia Day “down under” on the 26th of January and there are few things more Australian than kangaroos (well, apart from football, meat pies and Holden cars, thongs, budgie smugglers, throwing another prawn on the barbie and getting a day off work): I have folded a couple of previous versions of this kangaroo, […]
In the hiatus between receiving parts of the Ryujin to fold, I am always on the look out for something interesting to fold. I first saw Froy’s Burr Puzzle on the Hong Kong Origami Society’s forum and decided to give it a try.
Not sure if you have seen it but I enjoyed “Guardians of the Galaxy” – nice escapist buddy movie whose adventure that does not withstand much scrutiny from a plot perspective. Love the characters, particular Rocket Racoon and Groot. When I first saw Groot on screen, I knew he was perfect origami material, resolving to […]
Needing to clean my brain, I looked for some box-pleating (as that is absorbing, fiddly and it is difficult to to do or think anything else while doing it): I came across a design for a folding chair, folded in 24ths and decided to give it a go.
Osteichthyes or BONY fish appear from fossil evidence as far back as 420 million years ago when they appear to have differentiated from cartilaginous fishy things. Fossil records are sketchy but shapes and morphologies are visible in traces in very ancient rocks. This odd origami attempts to hint at the faint fossil traces left in […]
Fernando Gilgado is a legendary character folder, I have made many of his models, this one is a charmer: from one sheet of paper, you get 6 pages, a hard cover, arms, legs, a smile and eyes peeping over the top – neat So, as I mark furiously (having run out of the ability to […]
The link between a boy and his pet is a special one, even if the pet is a hermit crab named “Smee” When I heard Sam had suffered the loss of Smee I remembered the pets I had also said goodbye to, tough gig indeed. I remembered I had folded, as part of the 365 […]
It is little known (partially because it is blatantly not true) that Rodin, prior to sculpting his masterpiece “The Thinker” had an altogether different idea: Our school library is celebrating the National Year of reading by exploring a different theme each month – March is “think” so I put 2 and 2 together and got […]
The “monthly modular” is something that would be suitable for hanging on a christmas tree that YOU could make along with me: This is an Urchin Star, designed by Martin Sejer Andersen with the folding sequence videoed by Jo Nakashima here. I have made a cutting pattern that requires you to print it out on […]