I was sat folding at the train station by Barcelona airport when a curious child came to watch, so I quickly made her a flapping bird. Such simple pleasures make life so special…
I had a couple of designs included in the latest NOA (Nipponese Origami Association) magazine #530 – a “Witch on a Broomstick” and “Cheshire Cat”. The latter won a prize in the International Alice in Wonderland Origami competition, run by the BOS in 1992. It’s certainly in a style I haven’t explored for decades.
As an experiment, I’ve launched a fledgeling shop on my site (yes, there are young birds), to be expanded as time permits. You can buy (very cheaply) 2 ebooks that I wrote many years ago, still full of (i think) interesting models. There are also some copies of my actual books. It’s a great way for you to support an impecunious artist directly!
Working in a school, I cut lots of A4 sheets down to squares and have started to diagram some of the models I’ve devised during idle moments using the leftover strip (rather than waste them!) Here’s the first, an interlocking flower. It should work with US rectangles as well and you can use up to a 2×1 rectangle.
A design from ’86, drawn by hand – I was so pleased when PCs were invented 😉
Here’s one of my many famous admirers showing what she bought recently. Sorry Salma, whilst I admire your acting ability, I’m married and so unable to grant your request
Thanks to my daughter Daisy, I had a design for a simple cat’s head published in “the Scratching Post” – the magazine of the North Sheffield branch of the Cats Protection organisation 😉
Taught my students an A4 arrow design today, the idea was they could stack them to form a pagoda. As ever, they had different ideas and turned them all into mushroom houses. I never stand in the way of creativity 😉
Some work from my books have been compiled into small books, 56 pages of diagrams with 200 sheets of nicely patterned paper. Available in a variety of languages!