Scrambling for a model for the day, and finding time to actually fold it, I found a lovely butterfly by Yoshihide Momotani: This is a Swallowtail, and was designed to be folded in bicolour blue, like this.
So when invigilating, you cannot mark or do anything that productively uses the time, so sometimes I choose a simple but repetitive fold that I can do without looking anywhere but in the direction of students being examined: This is Michal Kosmulski’s “Oxi” module – an interesting variation of Tom Hull’s “Phiz” unit.
800 new models … let that sink in … 800 things I had not folded before – wow, just wow: I was looking around, as I do, for a model to fold today, I noticed on Fakebook that Winnie Leung from The Sydney Origami Group shared this photo-diagrammed model.
Further exploring Shuzo Fujimoto’s “Hydrangea” fractal, it seems they can also be tessellated: This is a 4x fold, but I have seen many many more, closer together also, interweaving and other mind-boggling combinations. This fold has taken an age – started 4 days ago, finished yesterday (I had already decided on the spring shoot for […]
Speaking of fractals, as I was (well, kinda sorta) I realised I had never tried the Fujimoto Hydrangea fold before: This is an interesting thing, with each iteration folded inside the previous – in theory you can keep folding this infinitely. In reality the tryanny of paper thickness and fat clumsy fingers stops you.
While scanning Deviantart for an entirely different reason (replying to comments on some of my works there) it’s algorithm decided I needed to see some of Cahoona’s folds and this delightful helmet was among them: Although it does not appear that way, this CP is deceptively simple. An offset waterbomb base and a colour change […]
Exploring Facebook, as one does, a delightful little sea turtle was posted in a group I am a member of by Migue Crm: A simple 16×16 grid, some lovely waterbomb collapses for shell scales and some lovely flippers make this a fantastic model all round.
Flipping through Tanteidan convention books I have I came across a delightful little figure that was screaming to be folded in orange: This is Riki Saito’s “Mr Puppet Man”, but I reckon he looks a lot like “Elmo” so I am calling it so. (On second thoughts, isn’t Elmo Red? Oh well, never mind)
Elected members of the senate have a responsibility to represent their constituents: When an elected member plans and then executes a stunt designed to trivialise, demonise and poke fun at an Islamic traditional garment some women choose to wear, I find deeply it offensive.
The most fragile and protected piece on the Chess board is the King: I find it interesting that the king has almost the least maneuverability of any piece (bar pawn), yet is often put in the position of having to run for his life from more mobile pieces near end-game.