Paper fractals are fascinating self-repeating/reducing designs that are relatively new in the origami world: This 2nd-level “Octospiral” is a model I saw in one of my last BOS journals before my membership lapsed. Designed and modified by Roman Diaz, Endre Somos and Meenakshi Mukerji, it is a delightfully dense spiral that, theoretically, could keep reducing […]
It is a commonly held belief that Goldfish have a short-lived memory: I have no idea if this is true, but suspect it is complete bunk.
I always find it remarkable that with relatively few folds, we can hint at a shape so familiar that our minds go nuts and full in the visual context: This is Roman Diaz’s “Casa Illusione”, a faux 3D dwelling that nicely plays with light, angle, perspective and proportion. I chose to fold it white (Casa […]
There are many approaches to folding owls, all concentrate on the eyes and head structure: This fold takes you on quite a ride. Diagrams taken from “Drawing Origami Tome 1”, the folding sequence is clear and rich, but I am sure my next fold of this model will be better as I now know what […]
Scrumbling through my “must fold list” I came across a curious hand-drawn diagram set from Spain and decided to give it a whirl: After much torturing (I started with a 35cm square) the result is a rather lovely goat. I think this is my favourite farmyard animal so far – lovely proportions, fantastic modelling potential.
Took a leisurely walk through some rainforest and noticed these perfect blue wrens, flitting from trunk to vine: Exploring a new book called Origami Essence by Roman Diaz, this little beauty was amongst the models I have decided to try. I like the “wrenny”ness of this model. Some lovely techniques here for this keeper of […]
Now I am aware that a certain “Brent” recently had a birthday, and on that birthday I folded a creepy crawly, so thought it appropriate to counter the scary with “unicorns and rainbows”: This is Roman Diaz’s Unicorn, lovely thing – mane, tail, beautiful ears, splendid horn. Happy Birthday (all be it belated) Michael the […]
Amongst the plethora of models I still have not yet tried, there are some beauties: This is Roman Diaz’s Deer and it is a lovely specimen indeed. 10 points on his antlers, proud stance and a spring in his step. This model, though lovely, was a cow to fold – hand drawn instructions that were […]
Roman Diaz is one of many talented Spanish origamists and with this model he captures something of the proud noble stallion: there is much to like about this model – apart from it being a nifty use of the fish/camel base, the posture, proportions and attitude evident in the horse are present in this little […]
At 5:30am every morning, the dog next door explodes in a flurry of barking and howling – I call this our “wolf alarm”: I think it is in response to an early morning walker on the street beyond, regardless it wakes me from my light sleep and I struggle to return after the wolf alarm […]