I taught my “duck & ducklings” at the recent BOS virtual convention. Whilst I wasn’t on top form, many people managed to fold it! Diagrams in my recent “Origami Birds” book.
Following the recent British Origami Society AGM, I’ve been elected as their first web officer (boo!) and also their President for the next three years (yay!)
This Thursday (May 28 2020) I’ll be making a live streaming video for the BOS – please watch live or later on 😉
I will be teaching this model of mine, “My Heart Reaches Out To You”, taken from a collection by the late Dave Petty.
Joan Sallas has designed a mask using napkins and is folding them for local hospital workers. The Spanish government has requisitioned all the masks from hospitals in Catalonia and sent them to Madrid (one of the many shocking ways the Catalan people are being oppressed).
I’ve got 3 days this week out & about in Yorkshire!
30 years since the wall came down – here’s a tribute I made at the time. In case you can’t read the words…
Visiting the Berlin Wall in 1997 was a deeply moving experience. I thought for some time about whether an origami representation of the Wall would simply be a shallow gesture, but decided that the process of folding it might allow time for reflection on the significance of the Wall itself. This might then be the criteria for assessing the success of the design, rather than any technical or aesthetic viewpoint.
However, two aspects of the design pleased me from an origami point of view; the final profile is a square exactly 3/4 of the original sheet, so only a small amount of paper is “lost”, plus every crease has a reference except the last two, which form themselves in the final step.
I have a days worth of classes in Lincoln coming up 😉
A delightful drawing made to capture the events of the “party night” at the 30th anniversary of Origami Deutschland, where I was one of the guests of honour. That’s me, near the top left 😉
I’m off to Germany soon to teach at the Fröbel Flastrasse conference in Weimar. Ich freue mich darauf! Conference details here.