Aug 272021

The peacock is a beautiful bird and I have been trying to fold it for quite some time now – ever since I got the book ‘Origami Sculptures’ by John Montroll. And I did manage to fold it a couple of weeks ago, on 15th August. That is the Indian Independence Day, and in case you did not know this, the peacock is the national bird of India – an added incentive to fold! The paper I had [Continued..]

Mar 052021

In Mathematics, a Triangular Bipyramid is a six-sided diamond, made from six isosceles triangle faces. As the name suggests, the Triangular Bipyramid is constructed by joining two Triangular Pyramids (Tetrahedra) along one face. The Origami Triangular Bipyramid is designed by John Montroll, in the book ‘A Plethora of Polyhedra in Origami‘. The last polyhedron that I had made from this book was way back in 2010. I had done the Decahedron then. The Triangular Bipyramid [Continued..]

Dec 252020
Christmas Wishes

Wish you a blessed and joyous Christmas, dear readers! May the joy and peace of Christmas be with each and every one of you now and in the new year to come I read this Christmas Affirmation in a Christmas greeting that I received recently: I believe that Christmas is more than a time for parties and ornaments; it is a time for remembering Christ and the incarnation of God’s love in human flesh. I [Continued..]

Week 03 (Day 05): Omega Star

Nov 122019
Week 03 (Day 05): Omega Star

 The Omega Star by John Montroll is the same as this Omega Star, the difference being that the one by John Montroll is made from a single square of paper. This is of course, another popular Christmas decoration and looks good when made in any kind of paper. Instructions and video tutorials are available on the net, but when I had done it for the first time last year, I found it much easier with [Continued..]

Nov 052019
Killer Whale

The Origami Killer Whale is an intermediate model, created by John Montroll. I recently got the book ‘Origami Under the Sea‘, written by John Montroll and Robert Lang. Some of the models in the book are complex ones but quite a few of them, like the killer whale, are intermediate in difficulty. I love the little description that is given for each of the models. For the whale, the description says that they are known [Continued..]