Haha, hello again everyone! Here is an image laden post from meee! (6 images)
The other day when I got home from uni I was feeling particularly lazy (not an unusual thing:D) and so I got out my origami paper and a book and looked for some new stuff to do...I found this vase. Once I got the hang of that one (took a few ugly tries
) I thought about making something pretty to put in it...I already knew how to make the lillies off by heart and it just needed a few more so I found a simple design that could be made with itty bitty pieces of paper. Then I got the flowers on some sticks I got from one of our dying (but it's coming back to life I swear!!) pot plants. I used some wire from inside those little twisty ties to attach the smaller flowers to a stem. Then I just got some greenery from outside to add some...greenery (I had to trim them a little with scissors so they were to scale) I also used some blu-tack to get some pieces to sit right and to give the bottom some more weight so it could stand...and....tadaaAAA! Here it is!
This second one uses the same vase...but this time I've used the other pieces that were in the book to go with the vase...a tulip and stem. But it looked simple so I made it mini style...a little more difficult. The flower was made from a piece of paper that would have been about 2cm square...
it all took some careful coaxing and poking with small pointy things (fingers were too fat!) And it doesn't actually stand up on its own...I had to use blu-tack to stick it to the table so it wouldn't fall over!
This next one was so incredibly challenging...I did the night before. Its called Spring into Action and I had admired it (and looked in awe!) at it in the 'gallery of amazing origami pieces' (or something to that effect) section in my book (no instructions given) and I was looking on the net for some more interesting designs and I came across some instructions on how to make it! It was a pre-crease type design so it involved time-consumingly and painstakingly folding lots and lots of foldds and also having the paper exactly the right dimensions...and after much deliberation and concentration....I DID IT! One of my proudest origami moments to date...it may look ugly and messy...but seriously...it's awesome...it's like a springy-spirally thing made of one piece of paper...the guy who invented it must be a genious!! It's the thingy on the right, I've included two pictures so you can see it in it's compressed and stretched states....Man, I was so happy when I completed that one, my big brother (origami problem solver extraordinaire...) didn't even have to help me!! Oh and the little shirt is just a cute little design I've been memorising, I got it in the same book and it's super simple!
And here is one shot with my flowers projects together with an old piece me and my older extraordinaire made (I started it and then could NOT put it together!) It's called Five Intersecting TetrahedraHe came up with some insanely good locking fold that would hold the pieces together and we finished it together (that was a while ago now, it IS my favourite origami thing we've ever made, it gets place of honour on one of our shelves!
And lastly, a shot of the Five Intersecting Tetrahedra on it's own, it's a little outta focus..oops! It's really cool to just look at it...there's like all these five-pointed stars in there!
And I will leave it at that! I'd love to hear some feedback or hear about your own origami adventures!