Flowery Thingadaily

It's the last day of Thingadailies! This challenge was really fun and very good for me. I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed folding paper, even when the paper wouldn't cooperate. Now that I've bought a whole new supply of paper, I guess I'd better keep it up! Hmm... I wonder if there's a way to combine origami and Zentangle? Drawing, then folding? We shall see. So, here's a purple iris on a wee green stem... Read more →


When I started folding origami for Thingadailies, I saw a really neat phoenix that I wanted to fold. I thought, "What could be so hard about this?" Well, I found out. This particular bird requires some precise folding, patience, manipulation of thick areas over thin ones, patience, sharp creasing, and patience. I crumpled up several sheets of paper before I decided to start out simple and work my way up to the phoenix. That's why... Read more →

Grilled Cheese and Origami

For tonight's contribution to Thingadailies, I made very fancy grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner, thanks to Blue Apron. They were fancy because they were made with rustic sourdough bread, fontina cheese, and preserved lemon; and accompanied by a salad of endive, clementine, toasted walnuts, and mint. It was quite tasty! But wait; there's more! I also made another origami cube/box. This box is the same construction as the first box I made, but I used... Read more →

Back to Tangling

I seem to have taken a couple of days off from Thingadailies -- sorry about that! I realized that I hadn't done any tangling/doodling/Dreamscoping lately, so here's a little number I did tonight. And here is the Dreamscoped version. I used another graffiti filter this time; I like how it turned out, especially the background. In other news, I cleaned out two of the four drawers of the filing cabinet. I found many things. Much... Read more →

A Plain Crane

I folded a fun rose cube at lunchtime today. A rose cube is an origami cube that semi-unfolds into a rose. I got it all folded and assembled, but it kind of fell apart when I turned it into a rose and then tried to re-cubify it. Oh well - I'll try again tomorrow. Meanwhile, here is a nice classic origami crane for today's Thingadailies entry. Read more →

Tetrahedron Thingadaily

We had a nice, lazy indoor President's Day holiday today. I had a bit of a restless night, so I slept in until a little after 8:00. I did manage to go over to the fitness center and walk on the treadmill, so I felt pretty good about that. But after I took my shower, I realized that I wasn't going to go anywhere. Why, then, should I put on regular clothes? So I got... Read more →

Pyramid Cube Thingadaily

More unit origami! The cube is composed of six Sonobe units (Sonobe is the name of the person who invented the unit), with two propeller units on two sides. If I had been more industrious, I could have made four more propellers for the rest of the sides, but it's Saturday and I'm feeling lazy. Tonight we are going to brave the bitter cold weather to see Ruthie Foster. This concert is part of our... Read more →