Tuesday, December 31, 2013

"Every time a bell rings, an angel gets folded...."

That angel hangs on the wall of my parents house up in Penn Valley.  Recently, I thought I might play around with a simple color change to make the halo stand out:

Several years ago, before Phyllis Snyder passed away, I had asked her to act on my behalf to seek permission from her friend, Louise Cooper, so that I might put out a video tutorial on her angel.  Phyllis said Louise granted me permission, but did not want to be credited.  I was perplexed by that; but guess it might have to do with her angel being a derivative of the classic Neil Elias angel (which I haven't folded, but really should).  So maybe she didn't feel like she made sufficient modifications to claim the model as completely original.

Phyllis is now gone; and OUSA fears that this might be the case with Louise Cooper.  At PCOC, I was asked if I had her contact information or knew of her current whereabouts because the last contact address OUSA has is no longer current.  The last anyone seems to know is that she may have suffered a stroke and moved out to a retirement home in California.  Phyllis' daughter said she had talked with Louise on the phone, after her mother's passing but not since.

I might still eventually come around to putting out a tutorial. 

Or, I do believe diagrams were published by WCOG before.  So maybe I'll send an email to Terry Hall and ask if this is the case and whether or not we could put diagrams out in the public sphere.  A few years back, I seem to recall him mentioning about maybe scanning old WCOG newsletters and making them available on the internet, to archive our history.

Anyway, hope everyone out there has a safe and Happy New Year's celebration; and stay tuned: Am planning to ring in New Year's Day with a post on a model that has been receiving some popular interest.


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Aquarium of the Pacific

At the Aquarium

The 2nd weekend of November, my origami pals and I did the annual Autumn Festival at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. 

I finally got around to getting a new computer over a week ago and am just now catching up on some uploads and updates.

Photos are here.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Friday, December 06, 2013

Monday, December 02, 2013

1st Sunday at Marti's Origami Fun in Garden Grove

I'm posting photos here because I can't seem to upload from the library computer (can't seem to find the time to shop for a new laptop...grrr!).

Sorry I'm not posting much in the way of a description and account of what we did either; just shortage on time (and allowed only an hour on the library computer):

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Munt's diagrams for her bulldog

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Diagrams for Janessa Munt's dollar bulldog are now made public (I believe it will also be published in The Fold).

I taught and folded two of these today at Marti Reis' 1st Sunday Origami Fun folding group.  It really is a cute model.

I'm limited to my mobile phone until I get a new laptop (or get to the library tomorrow).

I might update this with photos, later; or do a new post.

Sunday Funnies

Hat tip:  Mark Kennedy

December NOA #460

Reviewed by Heather of happypuppytruffles: