(I am a HUGE fan of Beth Johnson's origami. There's always such a beautiful structure and aesthetic to her work, and her corrugations are the bomb. Take a look at her Flickr.)
This is my first attempt EVER at collapsing a crease pattern and man, it was such fun! I've always been a tad scared of crease patterns, because there's no indication as to what to fold first, how things layer and slot together...but I'm starting to understand that's the part of the game and I feel like I'm only just beginning a whole new journey of discovery...
Anyways, the largest thing I've folded for a while. I LOVE this hedgehog. SO CUTE AND ROUND ^_____________^
Thank you for looking!
+ 14.7 x 18.2cm rectangle of watercolour paper; no cuts or glue + Final model is 12cm from tip to tail + Model designed by Beth Johnson, crease pattern available HERE. + Commissions
Made an origami Totoro just because. Also finished 2 "origami fireworks" a 12 piece one and a 24 piece one. I made a bud of Burczyk's Kusudama Versailles which was super pretty and I might finish the entire ball at some point... It just takes sooo many pieces of paper though >.<
But the biggest thing Im working on right now is Jason Ku's Nazgul 8.1... Step 26 is annoying and awkward to fold and giving me a tough time >.<
At some point I will get back to the Ancient Dragon. I got to Step 64 (I think) but I realized you need to make all the pre-folds precise or the model just does not work so I need to start it again... Probably with 40x40 paper.
Very awesome! I'm a rather large fan of her myself, and getting to meet and hang out with her at the Vancouver convention last year was one of the unexpected highlights of the whole thing. This is the only model by her I haven't figured out yet. I finish the creasing and the corrugation, but I can't get it to sit flat like that. It keeps baling up into a sphere. Maybe I need to use stiffer paper?
Oh ya! A lovely down-to-earth woman who absolutely adores her son. Very wholesome. Like, Sitcom mom wholesome. Also, her approach to design is really interesting when you watch. She never designs flat, but up in the air and the models are all hollow. Symmetry plays a strong role, and she just seems to caress the paper into shape sometimes. She was working on an ox or something at the dinner we were at, and it was just impressive. My doodling all starts with bases and then tries to fit the subject, whereas because she isn't using bases her approach starts with areas of the paper and how they fit the subject. Incidentally, very much similar to Joseph Wu, a fact they themselves remarked on at a later dinner.