Something I made a long time ago, and almost forgot about- it’s a nested set of platonic shapes made of modular origami parts. I found the instructions for making a set of 5 interlocked tetrahedra, and wanted to see if I could use the same techniques to make other shapes. The pictures don’t make it obvious, but there’s a tetrahedron, octahedron, and cube underneath the dodecahedron and icosahedron.
A friend made an offhand comment on facebook about wanting to hit somebody with a boffer pizza… which I took as a challenge. the standard colors of duck tape make it look a little cartoonish, but I think I’m ok with that! I thought about cutting it into slices and having them held together with velcro, but I think the whole pizza looks better aesthetically. Maybe next time. :-)
New Item for my Etsy store (Gwydion’s Forest - I don’t think i’ve posted the link here in a while) Sort of the same principle as the boffer bottles, it’s 2 jagged halves held together with velcro to keep them secure even while being thrown. The different kinds of Duck tape out there lend themselves well to being used for different types of eggs; I’m hoping I’ve got them listed in time to be part of someone’s Easter Basket too!
More origami! More anatomically correct than my unicorns, but then I’ve always liked the idea that unicorns were more than simply horses with horns, they were their own distinct species. Pegasus was a logical next step in my growing collection of mythological origami designs… getting closer to writing that book, maybe. I am kinda torn (haha- paper art, get it?) about some of the methods I use… I’d like to be more of an origami purist, and make everything from one piece of paper with no cutting, but the end result of this, my fairies, and even my dragons and dolphins appeal to me more than my OCD. I count myself lucky that way… but maybe a little lazy, too!
This is a design I actually came up with years ago, but forgot about. Halfway through making an origami dragon body, I noticed that the way the unfinished claws stuck out was rather sphinxlike, and after playing around with the other points I was able to make a basic face in profile. Not the best proportions, I wish the head sat a little farther back, but I’m pleased enough with the overall effect to share it! I may go back and refine it some day… there are plenty of other more accurate and detailed sphinx models out there, of course, made my far more talented artists than I… but this is mine, and I like making it!
Been working on new origami designs in my spare time at work. it’s a sad thing when the highlight of my shift is getting put on hold, but I have gotten to look forward to it! After spending days combing the internet for a good origami turtle design, I couldn’t find one I liked that was the right mix of free standing and simple to make. After a lot of trial and error, I think I got something I can be proud of! And I love being able to say I designed it myself!
Screwing around with some foam and duck tape scraps for a cosplay idea… 3 fingered gloves that are easy on and off but still moderately articulated so you can fish in a pocket or feed yourself without completely removing them. Not bad for a first try, but I think I need to score the foam at the joints a little to make it more flexible, and make rounded “pockets” at the end to cover the fingertips better. The wrist does have a velcro strap on it to keep it secure, but I think I need to extend the foam back up the arm a little bit.
This is am application of the 5-pointed folding star I’ve been working on, to use as a business card. i like that I can have a logo and a name on the front for easy identification, and then all of the underside legs are a contrasting color, with the contact info listed there. I’ve been having trouble getting the parts to line up just right to make it look more seamless when closed, but I’m attributing that to human error and doing this mockup in MS Paint, where I’m limited by pixel size. Next I’ll see if I can get some sort of vector graphic done, so I can try laser cutting or even 3-d printing batches of these.
finally got around to posting stuff more regularly again in my etsy store, and found the time to make up a new design! Eventually, I think I’d like to make an origami version of the Chinese Zodiac, but I have yet to find/come up with an origami snake design I like.
I’ve been threatening to make this for years, based solely on the strength of the pun.
Ever since the movie “Deliverance”, few musical instruments have inspired such fear as the dreaded Banjo. Guitarists have their “axe”, Drummers can give you the beating of a lifetime, but only the banjo makes you paddle faster with dread!
Constructed of layered fabric backed foam rubber, open cell “couch” foam and duck tape around a sealed fiberglass core, this “dueling banjo” will allow your bard or minstrel character to lay down some serious music appreciation. In the honored tradition of Quick Draw McGraw’s “El Kabong” and every rock star to ever smash a guitar on stage, this weapon will let you wail on your audience figuratively AND Literally! It measures 13” wide and 40” long, and is approximately 4” thick, and should meet the combat requirements of most Live Action Roleplay groups.