I love geometry that messes with your head, and a “penrose triangle” is a faux 3d shape that is clearly impossible as a whole: Looking at any 2 adjacent vertices, it looks fine. The twist of dimensions is what makes it difficult for our brains to comprehend.
Winter is for hearty food, stews and seasonal root veg: With such open food importing and trade however we see every vegetable and fruit available all year round. Peru grows my Asparagus, Venezuela exports my Fennel and China supplies my Carrots at the moment.
Reading through Origami Bygota, I stumbled across Ma Yong’s charming penguin: Clever use of colour change goes part way to defining a penguin, but proportions and general morphology also helps.
Matt and Alix came over for lunch, so nice to have their company (BLATs and an amazing, experimental chocolate souffle): We ate, talked, played Takenoko – a board game about Pandas and bamboo farming, such cute imagery. I want to say I won, but I played and did my best – that is always good enough.
Dragons are an origami staple (although using staples is cheating!): I am always on the lookout for a nice design and Hojyo Takashi’s Dragon is no exception.
Cruising teh interwebs for today’s fold, a butterfly design was shared on the Sydney Origami Society’s Fakebook feed: This is Rikki Donachie’s Butterfly, a lovely simple but effective butterfly design.
I must admit to never having folded any of Michael LaFosse’s designs, not sure why: I found a few designs that I thought I would like to have a go at – all butterflies, and this is one of them.
Artists would be familiar with the the following model: This is Guillome Denis’ “Paint Tube”, a lovely bicolour model that has a style and movement to it.
This model is testament to the design genius of Neal Elias: Taking the bird base, and a colour change, we fashion a jockey (with the cutest little cap) atop a rocking horse. I love the detail here and will probably fold this again, only with a slightly bigger bit of paper.
Now I know there are those who say that Valentines Day is a Hallmark business opportunity, but I happen to think that celebrating someone you love is a good thing: My valentine loves to read, so I thought a pair of Washi Deluxe bookmarks would not go astray.