Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Polypopagon Mischief

At Descanso Gardens last Saturday:

Yami helped me have a die made of the crease pattern for the model and it was a big hit at the Gardens.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Descanso Gardens Cherry Blossom Festival

 Toward the end on Sunday, we were trying to close down (never happens on time) and dissuade  people from waiting only to be disappointed, thinking we were going to teach the next wave.  So I was folding some tulips to just give away for those who got there too late to fold it themselves.  I had finished a tulip model and there was a boy and a girl waiting to receive one and we couldn't determine who was in line for it, first.  So I asked them, "Ladies first?  Or gentlemen?"  The little girl instantly snapped back, "Ladies first!"  That elicited a round of laughter from the grown-ups.

The boy, to his credit, accepted receiving one after the young girl got hers first.


Monday, March 09, 2015

Some origami magic at Tokyo Central

This is a clip from part of my presentation/demonstration, prior to giving a workshop in origami at Tokyo Central in Costa Mesa, CA, last month.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Shafer's Attacking Cobra

Fun-looking model.  I have the book, but haven't really gone through it.  This video makes me want to fold lots of them:

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Origami Gymnast on PBars

Gymnast on Pbars
Designed by Luigi Leonardi (Italy)
Folded by Michael Sanders
Diagram source: OUSA Convention book '95

Self-Folded Man

 Self-Made Man
Created by Eric Joisel
Folded by Michael Sanders
80 x 48 cm elephant hide

I first folded this model from CP over 4 years ago, always meaning to do it again out of nice paper.

While figuring out models to teach at the Matsuri workshop a couple of weekends ago, Patricia Grodner brought up the Self-Folded Man. 

Well, since the time that I had folded, Alexander Kurth has since come out with a tutorial.  So while I was in my hotel room at 2 in the AM, having just arrived 2 hours earlier, I decided to look at the video and start folding one.


A couple of days ago, I went back and finished the model; pretty much did my final shaping on it yesterday.

Dancing Paper

Hat tip:  Ric Monty

Monday, March 02, 2015

March Madness at Marti's

Photo credit:  Hisako Tanji

The first Sunday fell on the first.

I brought along with me, the two living legends, Yami and Joe.  We also had a special guest, Rosemary Browne visiting from Canada.

Rosemary meeting Yami for the first time

I also had a family bring their son Matthew, who's into magic and subsequently has gotten interested in paperfolding.  I coach his little sister in gymnastics.