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DavidW

Yes I've folded that cat before several times.  One was an Origami prize to one of my students for greatly improving, and then again for my Mother who likes cats, and a third time for me.

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: DavidW on January 26, 2024, 06:36:33 AMYes I've folded that cat before several times.  One was an Origami prize to one of my students for greatly improving, and then again for my Mother who likes cats, and a third time for me.
The grey one?

PD

DavidW

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on January 26, 2024, 08:16:07 PMThe grey one?

PD

Yup.  The other one looks cool, but I haven't folded it yet.

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: DavidW on January 27, 2024, 07:25:50 AMYup.  The other one looks cool, but I haven't folded it yet.
Neat!  Do you have any favorite books with origami patterns/info in them?

PD

DavidW

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on January 28, 2024, 02:34:40 AMNeat!  Do you have any favorite books with origami patterns/info in them?

PD

I own hundreds of books, they all have their strengths and weaknesses.  If you're looking for a recommendation to get in, what I use to teach my students is Teach Yourself Origami by John Montroll.  As a math teacher, he knows what he is doing.  He introduces each fold or technique one at a time with multiple practice models.  As you proceed through the book you not only master the basics but you also learn to read diagrams.

My favorite book is Origami Essence by Roman Diaz.  He really captured elegant shapes in his models with his own aesthetic, and they are suitably complex without being ever difficult or frustrating.  I've folded every single model in that book.

And the most difficult book I own is Origami Nature Study by Shuki Kato which is very, very, very difficult.  Really only for the best, most experienced, advanced folders.

Pohjolas Daughter

Thank you so much for your thoughts and recommendations David!  :) I'll check into them (perhaps I can borrow the Montroll one from a library?).  I've noticed also that different sizes of paper are called for for different creations.  Does JM call for just one size (so that I'm not buying a lot of different sizes all at once)?

PD

DavidW

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on January 28, 2024, 10:02:46 AMThank you so much for your thoughts and recommendations David!  :) I'll check into them (perhaps I can borrow the Montroll one from a library?).  I've noticed also that different sizes of paper are called for for different creations.  Does JM call for just one size (so that I'm not buying a lot of different sizes all at once)?

PD

Most models in that book can be folded with the standard 15 cm (6 in) kami.  The advanced section in the book will require 25 cm (10 in).

drogulus

    I've been watching financial scarifiers on YT just for kicks and occasionally I respond with a comment. Usually the gist of the vid is something about the world coming to an end. Also, there will be no more dollars because there are too many and they are too strong or weak or both. I respond thusly.

Q: Did you know a crash is coming? A: Yes.

Q: And a boom after that? A: Yes.

Q: And a crash and boom after that? A: Yes.

Q; So what are you going to do about it?

A: Nothing.

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DavidW

I did my taxes!  I've been watching the various forms pile up on my desk across the month and finally received the last ones.  It seems like the older I get the more tedious and complex filing taxes becomes. :P

Dry Brett Kavanaugh

Quote from: drogulus on January 10, 2024, 07:30:58 PMI'm researching stocks. My Codefendant might buy something for herself so I have to find something she wouldn't mind owning. Ideally it would resemble a small furry animal, something cute and cuddly. Unfortunately those are rare and "overbought".

Last year, I read a book called 'Investing: The Last Liberal Art'. It was a fun read though I'm not an investor.

drogulus


     My taxes are done by a resident wizard at HRBlock because I'm afraid of K-1s. I get 4 of them each year and it makes me nauseous to look at them.
     
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Pohjolas Daughter

Hunting dust bunnies (currently in my living room).  Those rascally rabbits!

Taking a short break then need to finish moving couch and then back to vacuuming, etc.  Useless to put on any music at the moment.

PD

Dry Brett Kavanaugh

Researching the evolutionary phases of whales.

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on February 05, 2024, 10:43:24 AMResearching the evolutionary phases of whales.
So, what have you learned?

PD

drogulus

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on February 05, 2024, 03:00:00 PMSo, what have you learned?

PD

     They're related to hippos.
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Dry Brett Kavanaugh

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on February 05, 2024, 03:00:00 PMSo, what have you learned?

PD

Whales are handsome now, but they were not when they were on the land.

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on February 05, 2024, 04:30:04 PMWhales are handsome now, but they were not when they were on the land.
:laugh:

PD

Irons

You must have a very good opinion of yourself to write a symphony - John Ireland.

I opened the door people rushed through and I was left holding the knob - Bo Diddley.