832: (282/365) “Love You Longtime”

Apparently there is an Origami Olympiad – an annual internet competition where folders are pitted against a collection of challenging folds for points:

This model is the first one from the IVth International Origami Internet Olympiad, a publication that contains other things I will try also. Continue reading

741: (191/365) Hummingbird

Not sure if Australia has any native species of Hummingbird:

Some “sunbirds” look similar but are not closely related species. Continue reading

570: (20/365) Trump Salute

In the United States of America on this day they are inaugurating their 45th president – one Donald Trump:

I _want_ to congratulate him and his party on a campaign well fought, policies well considered and popular vote being a landslide but sadly none of these seems true from where I sit.

Scottish Herald Television guide entry for the upcoming inauguration

Looking for a model to express how I feel about the incoming, from my ivory tower over here on the opposite side of a planet suddenly not big enough to place me a safe distance from him, I came across “flipping the bird” by┬áPaulius Mielinis. Whilst only a crease pattern (CP), I could sort of see the parts of the model in among the creases. It took a little wrangling to work out how to collapse and hide unwanted paper, make the digits clean enough to be recognisable. Continue reading

514: Convertible

As a member of Origami USA (OUSA), we get access to some member designs and this one stuck out as something fun to try:514Convertible

Jason Ku’s Convertible uses some standard (and not so standard) box pleating tricks to sculpt a fully formed car from a flat sheet. Continue reading