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 was delighted to be asked to provided instructions for the traditional crane to be included in “The Last Paper Crane” – a novel by Kerry Drewery, now available in the shops. The book as been described as “Narrated in a compelling mix of straight straight narrative, free verse and haiku poems, this is a haunting and powerful novel of courage and survival “.
Spotted this on ebay – seems quite cheap to me!
Belatedly spotted this review of the US edition
A small gift from me to you 😉
Here’s a dual purpose design, depending on which colour paper you use 😉
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 was sat folding at the train station by Barcelona airport when a curious child came to watch, so I quickly made her a flapping bird. Such simple pleasures make life so special…
I had a couple of designs included in the latest NOA (Nipponese Origami Association) magazine #530 – a “Witch on a Broomstick” and “Cheshire Cat”. The latter won a prize in the International Alice in Wonderland Origami competition, run by the BOS in 1992. It’s certainly in a style I haven’t explored for decades.