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!
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.
Submitted for comparison: OMG/LOL word towers. one of pine in Arial font, the other of poplar in Bookman Old Style. The serifs more than double the time it takes to make one of these, but the finished product is much better for it. The poplar also has a much more interesting wood grain, which comes out better with the clear coat finish.
…and pixie dust!
By way of comparison with my previous post, a more advanced word tower with a better font. (also, a nod to Peter Pan)
More origami fairies. This is another design that “cheats” slightly, in that it’s 2 pieces of paper and a little bit of cutting is involved. (one cut to separate the arms, and another to let the body fit between the wings, which holds the body together when glued) Trying to make a shape like this out of one piece, while possible, is honestly beyond my skills at the moment, and I doubt it would be as proportionally appealing as this. I’ve tried using a variation of this and my dolphin models as the basis for a mermaid figure, but making convincing origami breasts is more difficult than one would think.
Word Tower “Heart&Soul”.
The fonts with serifs seem to look the cleanest, though I’ve played with a few other styles. I’d really like to make a triple word tower, so I could have “mind, body, soul” all carved out of one block, but the hexagonal cross section that needs it problematic to work with. Might skip it and try an octagonal cross section with 4 words, but good 4 word combinations are harder to come by.
A Dynamic Duo of Dolphins, deftly done. Another original origami. I’d make these into earrings, I think, if jewelry didn’t squick me out.
They said it would never happen, the fools! I’ll destroy them all! How dare they mock me, and science! Nothing is impossible! Ha-HAA!!!
So, Origami flying pigs.
Away From Keyboard, Be Back Later.
The age of internet and texting anagrams has created a lot of possibilities for my word towers, though admittedly, the target demographic is a kinda small