Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Closed until further notice...

Sorry all!

As you may have guessed after no posts for several months, I've fallen behind on this project. This was due to a few annoying things that popped up at inopportune times earlier in the year that set me back on this project and a few others I had at the time.

I'm going to keep the blog open for any interesting origami things I do or find until I come back to the project, which will most likely be mid-next year some time.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Err... I'm back...?

Boy, did I slack off there

Life got in the way big time, and I've fallen way behind. The last two days have been me folding things when I get a chance, and I figure if I work twice as hard for the next few months, I can catch up. Tonight I reached the 214 mark, so by the end of the week I want to be able to be 1/4 of the way to my goal.

Cranes Completed: 214
Cranes to go: 786

Monday, March 19, 2012

Random Origami! Yoda

I'm not a Star Wars fan, but I have to admit, this looks rather cool. Especially since several friends and family members sent this through to me pointing out how cool it was, even though they aren't origami people. So here is a quick link to Origami Yoda...

Origami Yoda via i09

152 down!

152 little birds folded! At this point I figured I should be up to 144, so I'm further ahead now. These periods of catching up over the course of a few films seems to have the advantage of me folding more than I need!

You might notice that there aren't any white cranes in there. It seems I ran out of paper from the stack until I get a bit further in. There seem to be a few colours running low as well...

Here they are bagged up with the others! I'm running out of room to store these, so I have to start preparing somewhere else as well now...

Cranes Completed: 152
Cranes to go: 848

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Akira Yoshizawa celebrated by Google doodle

I forgot to share this earlier in the week, but Akira Yoshizawa got a Google doodle for his 101st birthday. The article on The Guardian is here:

The Guardian.co.uk article

More crane news coming tomorrow (I hope)...

Saturday, March 3, 2012

103 Cranes! Past the 10% mark!

I have fallen behind in a lot of things recently, blogs (I have more than one), house work, and folding cranes. Last night and today involved me doing two long sessions of playing catch up, counting, miscounting, more folding, and using a calendar to figure out just how far behind I really was...

But in the end, it all worked out! I'm up to 103 cranes, so slightly ahead of schedule still!

That, it turns out, is what 103 cranes look like. I've always been curious how much room this project would take up, and it looks like I'm getting close to an answer. In the meantime, I bagged them up 50 at a time to keep them counted, dry, and grouped together. So that means I will either lose none of them, or will lose whole bagfuls in the future...

At some point in the future, I'll string them all up in groups. I'm undecided at this point in time if I should string them up in groups of 50 or 100, but I guess that I'll make that decision when it gets closer to actually stringing them up.

Cranes Completed: 103
Cranes to go: 897

Sunday, February 12, 2012

36 down, 964 to go...

Right now, I'm 36 cranes into this experiment...

I missed a few days and had to catch up, and then last night I accidentally did an extra three. On the plus side, I've gone from being behind to ahead!

Cranes completed: 36
Cranes to go: 964