Thursday, December 31, 2015

Origami Designs - Origami Publication with the British Origami Society

A glorious end for the year 2015, I successfully got a design published with the British Origami Society Magazine.  Woohoo!

This is issue no. 295 for December 2015 where you can find the ori-diagram for my "Baby Chibi Rabbits in motion".  More details on my model was blogged here.  I have learnt that this issue was the second largest of all time (the first one was issue no. 100).  

I was also able to receive a disc on my participation for the BOS Spring Convention last March 2015.  My baby mammoth and 3D Horse Head design was fortunately included on the convention book.

These will be fond mementos for a great creative year!  You may learn more about the British Origami Society by checking this link.

Thank you BOS and I wish you more success and power in the year 2016!

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Origami Creations - One more Santa Star from a Square Sheet

Another cool and easy Santa model caught my eye as I was viewing the youtube account of Mr. Katsuhisa Yamada.  It his Santa Star from an uncut square sheet of paper.

Cool and Impressive Model
This surely one addictive decor model to fold and fill your christmas tree with.  Tutorial is shown below: 

Have a great week! 

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Origami Creations - More Simple Santa Origami

I have another lovely Santa fold and this time by another favourite japanese origamist, Mr. Katsuhisa Yamada.

Cool color change Santa
It is actually for a chopsticks bag design.  Below photo is a more clearer view of the finished model.

Best Santa Side View model :-)
The designer is very generous by sharing a lot of his creations in his youtube account.  Tutorial for this model is shown below:


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Monday, December 28, 2015

Origami Creations - Simple Santa and Christmas Tree

The spirit of Christmas is still with me and the family so I have done a lot of Santa folds aside from my own creations.

Here is one of my favourite Santa designed by the famous japanese  origamist/master Kunihiko Kasahara.

Pure origami cuteness
And not to be outdone, I have paired it with my simple christmas tree from my "Christmas is a time for love - 3 in 1 model" design which I have blogged here.

Using special kami paper for tree decors :-)
I am very proud of this unique design as it is one of a kind - to have 3 different objects for one uncut sheet of paper.  The diagram is now available in my newly opened Etsy shop.

Below is a sneak preview of the model:

Have a wonderful Christmas and run-up to the New Year!

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Origami Creations - Christmas Modular Star

There are so many origami stars to choose from for Christmas but there is one outstanding modular star which I enjoy the most.  It's Gary's star by Sok Song.

Simply beautiful - front and back views
Try making this one out and you will see what I mean.  Below is the tutorial link.  Enjoy!

Have a wonderful Christmas weekend!

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Friday, December 25, 2015

Origami Creations - Merry Christmas Santa Crane!

Ho, ho, ho ... I have an awesome fold to share with you this time!

Yes, its a santa crane designed by the japanese origamist Arisawa Yuga.  

Amazing color change
Quite an intriguing creation, that of combining Christmas with the origami crane - a veritable symbol of origami.  This just goes to prove that nothing is impossible in paper folding.

May I greet one and all a blessed Merry Christmas and a glorious New Year!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Origami Creations - Cool 3D Chick

I was quite attracted by the chick model designed by the japanese origamist Akihiro Kosuge.  Check this out:

Head to toe - Awesome
The detailing of the head and the feet is intensely beautiful.  Quite impressed!

You may check out his flickr account here.  He has also shared a lot of CP designs freely in his site.

Hope all of you are getting ready for Christmas!

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Origami Creations - The Best Ori-Rabbit Design

Undoubtedly the best origami rabbit is designed by the famous master origamist Ronald Koh.  His model was exhibited in the "Surface to Structure:  Folded Forms" show in New York.  Details here.  

The best with the second best :-)
I am very fortunate to be able to fold Mr. Koh's design which is quite detailed and impressive.   Thus also gave me an opportunity to pair it with the second best rabbit design (made by me :-D).  Looks nearly the same, huh?

Wishing everyone a great Christmas week ahead!

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Origami Creations - The Prince and the Rhino

It's in the news again ... Rhino killings are back with Prince Harry giving his support for its conservation.  Sad news indeed, check out below:

One of my beloved animals to fold ... here is the design by the famous japanese origamist Kunihiko Kasahara.

Simple and Bold lines
It's an impressive animal and hopefully we can win the fight against the poachers.

Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Origami Creation - Remembering Babe the Pig

Babe was such a wonderful movie ... pigs could really be sweet, cute and cuddly.  They are so adorable.

Being so inspired with Babe, I searched for a pig piece to fold.  Here is Fuchimoto Muneji's masterpiece. 

Likes his nuts :-)
I love the simple lines and geometric shaping for this design - from the snout, ears, back legs and tail!  It is undoubtedly a perfect pig!

Hope the week is a kind one for all!

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Origami Creations - The Smart Puffer/Balloon Fish

I just saw an interesting national geographic video of a puffer/balloon fish and how it evades a predator.  Check out the video below:

Such an amazing and cool animal.  

Here below is my origami fold rendition designed by Fuchimoto Muneji.

Puffer Fish in its environment

Quite an intriguing subject ... will try my hand on designing one for my collection.

Hopefully I get to make one soon!

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Origami Creations - Slow moving and Carefree animal

The Panda bear is a slow moving and carefree animal whose primary focus is to find and eat bamboo all day long.  It's cute and cuddly and easily be the most loved and adored animal in the world. 

I have a soft heart for this animal too and enjoy folding the impressive color change effect to make one.

Lazy Bear

This stress free looking panda model is designed by the famous Noboru Miyajima.  As they say, the panda is a powerful spirit animal inspiring tranquil strength and determination.  Hope I can get some of its traits to be able to stay continually strong with a happy-go-lucky attitude :-).

Have a great weekend guys!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Origami Creations - Lovable dog series continued

To continue my love for doggy folds ... I present here a miniature schnauzer dog designed by one of my favorite japanese origamist Fuchimoto Muneji.  

Uber Cute - he adores apples :-)

His designs are quite cute yet could be tricky to fold for the first time.  Once you get to understand his base fold, it will then be easy to make them.

Hope you like this one!

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Origami Creations - Funny and Silly Racoons

Got a spark of interest folding raccoons from a funny video I saw of this cute and silly critters.  

I found and folded this cool piece by the japanese origamist Noboru Miyajima.  It's a more simpler one as I would want to try something with the distinctive tail stripes.

Have a wonderful week!

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Origami Creations - Modular Flowers for Kinder School

I had a special request from the boss.  She is my lovely teacher-wife who needs to have paper blooms in their classroom.

I started to make a difficult 5-piece flower unit and got bored.  So I decided to search for a more simple modular flower in youtube and was lucky to find one and added my own twist:  1.  Instead of 5 units, I reduced it to 3;  2.  Added twirls/curls.;  3. Use staples rather than glue to connect them :-).

Adorable blooms with curls

Lovely pointy center petals

Here is the video link for your reference.

Here are all the flowers I made for my wife and so delighted that she and her students like them!

Beautiful decorative flowers
Hope you like these simple flowers too!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Origami Creations - My First Cool Camel Fold

I have been searching for a nice origami camel design for a long time now but was quite unsuccessful as most of them were using rectangular bases.  

Finally, I get to see and fold Noboru Miyajima's camel below.   

Impressive look and proportions
I am quite attracted to simple origami folds and appearance and this model fits perfectly to my taste.  It retains its raw paper form of the animal - this is genuine origami to me.

Hope you like this fold too!

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