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« on: September 07, 2006 02:55:20 AM »

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 Grin) 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....tada aAAA! 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... Cheesy 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!
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2006 03:43:59 AM »

how insanely small is that stuff! I'm not a person who can really DO origami, so by extension I am even MORE amazed! love the big vase with the flowers and stuff.. the teensy irises look pretty damn real.

the tetrahedra looks like some hippy induced dream, so to see that thing in the flesh (paper?) must be truly awe inspiring.

awesome man! keep posting origami pics! (read: keep procrastinating from uni lol)

adios!
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2006 05:26:49 AM »

oh my gosh!! those are excellent!  I like origami, but not that good, lol, my flowers never look so crisp like that, they never look so defined?  anyway, I love everything, especially the little shirt...aww, and the flowers, they are really cute!
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2006 05:32:49 AM »

Whoa! Those are some awesome creations.  I love the lilies!  They're so dainty and delicate.

The spring thing is very interesting.  What is the exact name of it so I can hunt down the folding instructions, too?
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2006 05:59:52 AM »

Thanks for all the comments guys...now to answer each individually...Grin I love doing this...I love talking  Cheesy
how insanely small is that stuff! I'm not a person who can really DO origami, so by extension I am even MORE amazed! love the big vase with the flowers and stuff.. the teensy irises look pretty damn real.

the tetrahedra looks like some hippy induced dream, so to see that thing in the flesh (paper?) must be truly awe inspiring.

awesome man! keep posting origami pics! (read: keep procrastinating from uni lol)

adios!

Hehhe...yess! Another excuse to procrastinate! I'm getting good at making the excuses Cheesy ...the tetrahedra awe inspiring? Something like that...mesmerising. ..but, hey, I can be weird sometimes...hehe.
oh my gosh!! those are excellent!  I like origami, but not that good, lol, my flowers never look so crisp like that, they never look so defined?  anyway, I love everything, especially the little shirt...aww, and the flowers, they are really cute!
Hehe...thanks! Making stuff small is fun...it makes easy stuff look more impressive! ...about the crispness of the flowers...I have practiced them tooo much Cheesy I keep a little box/packet of origami paper in my bag for when I get bored in lectures and stuff. I am trying remember more folds from memory so I can have an interesting repertoire.
Whoa! Those are some awesome creations.  I love the lilies!  They're so dainty and delicate.

The spring thing is very interesting.  What is the exact name of it so I can hunt down the folding instructions, too?
Thanks! They're my favourite flower to fold! The spring thing is called "Spring into Action"...created by Jeff Beynon. I got the instructions from http://web.archive.org/web/20010224003506/www.graphics.cornell.edu/~wbt/spring/ that site has some awesomely complex looking pieces that I haven't been game to touch! Thanks for your comment...if you make one of those springs please post it up and show me?? Thanks!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2006 06:45:49 AM »

Thanks for the link!  That's more than I could have hoped for.   Grin

Now, the problem is going to be keeping my mind on work and my hands on the keyboard!  (Hmmm... I've got the 72 rectangles, now how do I fold that second row... Must...work... must not... fold! Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2006 07:43:43 PM »

Wow, I love the tetrahedra.  My BIL is a math teacher...I bet that would make a great project for his students!
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2006 11:36:46 PM »

Wow! The Five Intersecting Tetrahedra is amazing!
I really love the flowers. I have been looking around for origami flower designs that I can use for wedding centrepiece when and if I do get marry Smiley I think I am inspired by your 'plant'!
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2006 01:26:48 AM »

Thanks for the link!  That's more than I could have hoped for.   Grin

Now, the problem is going to be keeping my mind on work and my hands on the keyboard!  (Hmmm... I've got the 72 rectangles, now how do I found that second row... Must...work... must not... fold! Tongue
Anytime! Good luck with your folding! Please show me the product of your folding... Cheesy
Wow, I love the tetrahedra.  My BIL is a math teacher...I bet that would make a great project for his students!
Hehe, cool! My brother who helped me out with that one is a mathematician! I reccommend your brother try it out and practice it beforehand though...it is a definite patience tester! Grin I felt as though I had to be an octopus to put it all together - I just didn't have enough hands!!
Wow! The Five Intersecting Tetrahedra is amazing!
I really love the flowers. I have been looking around for origami flower designs that I can use for wedding centrepiece when and if I do get marry Smiley I think I am inspired by your 'plant'!
Oh wow! That's really cool! I'm glad I could help in your inspiration! Please show me some of your origami projects...I'd love to see them Grin...especially if they're part of your own wedding!!
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2006 06:05:17 AM »

Wow, paperdaisies, I'm impressed.  I've made those lilies before, and I had to laugh when you said "I can make them by heart" because I nearly cried trying to make mine turn out.  Really, really beautiful. 
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