Time is not my own today.
You know how it is; work, family, badgers.
But before I headed off to bed, buoyed by the artistic success from the weekend, I wanted to share another piece of origami with you.
I made this one a few years ago, when I was actively involved in the origami society here in the UK. Times changed, and circumstances meant I couldn't continue, which was a shame. However, while I was on board, a call went out for pieces to go on display in the Japanese Embassy in London.
Yes, quite. The Japanese Embassy in London!
This sounded like an amazing opportunity, a once-in-a-lifetime thing. So I put this one forward, and I was giddy to discover that it was accepted. So, for a week, this was included in a selection of the best origami that the UK had to offer. But in those terms, I am an insect. Some of the work displayed was inticate, beautiful, original. Mine merely needed patience and an element of graphic design.
Each cube is made from twelve interlocking pieces of paper, with three making one corner of the cube. Making two connecting corners was simple enough. Finishing a cube by adding the eighth corner was fiddly. Interconnecting two cubes meant assembling one while interlocking with another; gritting of teeth was occasionally required.
And finishing the loop? Ah heck, you don't wanna know.
I hope you like it. But believe me, the other work on show was better! I'm a hobbyist fiddler, those guys are artists.
But it's all relative, I suppose.
Whatever you can do artistically, creatively - be proud of it.
There will always be someone who wishes they could do what you can do.
Enjoy what's left of your day! Almost the weekend!
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