790: (240/365) Monica’s Bunch

Posted by wonko on August 28, 2017 in 365-2017, flower, geometry |

Asked by a colleague whether I still do rose folding commissions, I lied and said “sure”, realising this was the opportunity to learn something new: Working my way through Naomiki Sato’s book “Rose”, I had never tried his “Simple Rose” until this point.

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781: (231/365) Naomiki Sato’s First Pentagonal Rose

Posted by wonko on August 19, 2017 in 365-2017, flower, geometry |

I am seriously attempting to perfect the “rose” form in Origami. In my mind, there is no better master of this flower than Naomiki Sato: I bought his book (and DVD) entitled “Rose” and am determined to work though the various forms presented therein. This is called his “first pentagonal rose” and I can see […]

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560: (10/365) Blackstar (Shining star)

Posted by wonko on January 10, 2017 in 365-2017, blarg, geometry |

This is Hoang Tien Quyet’s Shining star, a multifaceted recursive fold that is somehow appropriate for today, the anniversary of the passing of David Bowie: 2016 was a difficult year for me, and there remains 2 things that I am still struggling to come to terms with: my father’s passing at Easter and Bowie’s Passing in January.

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520: Blackstar

Posted by wonko on January 12, 2016 in blarg, geometry |

Having pre-ordered the new album by David Bowie, I was delighted when it arrived in my postbox yesterday morning (Monday 11 January 2016). Much hyped, I put it on loud, in high rotation for the day, each listen affirming a new favorite Bowie Album. In the afternoon we went grocery shopping, to return home to […]

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Posted by wonko on November 15, 2015 in flower |

Faced with a brief hiatus before marking became crippling, I set about to re-master the free form folding technique of the Sato Rose: I have found many guides for Naomiki Sato’s rose that do precise pre-folding, invariably I get lost or end up with a bloom that is so geometrically perfect that it is not […]

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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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464: Say it with Flowers

Posted by wonko on December 24, 2013 in flower, seasonal |

In our previous house I had a rose garden – I planted and maintained 42 rose bushes, lovingly collected cow poo, mulched, pruned and relentlessly sprayed them to combat the Queensland climate’s unsuitability for growing them. I also was a member of the Queensland Rose Society so occasionally displayed blooms at shows and in competitions, […]

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144: Carambola

Posted by admin on May 24, 2011 in flower, geometry |

I stumbled across this nice geometric “floral” design by accident but rather like it’s simplicity: It reminds me of an apple blossom, or a star fruit in cross section Unusually, it is made from a pentagon, and the pre-creasing means the shape is largely just a collapse Busy day, vicious earache, simple but lovely model – enjoy. You […]

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