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

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The first three...

Today is the first of February, and that means...
My first three cranes!

I picked this up about a week ago in preparation:

Problem with this is that:
a) I'm not sure how many pages it is, so I need to track this carefully
b) I get one colour at a time for now, at least until I divide up the first layer of colours

And to start with, here are my first three!

...I've already messed up the first one I tried folding tonight. Hopefully that isn't a sign of things to come...

Cranes completed: 3
Cranes to go: 997

...Oh, what have I gotten myself into...

Friday, January 20, 2012

My Aim - Fold 1,000 origami cranes

OK, time for me to start a second blog for something more specific than my other one. This one is about my oldest hobby, origami, and specifically trying to do something I have wanted to do since I was a short way into this hobby - Make 1,000 paper cranes.

I probably have made that many in my life, but have never kept them all or put more than a few in one place. Earlier this week a few people where I work started to make origami waterbombs in the hope of building a wall out of them. When I suggested using modular cube pieces, one of the guys said something about need thousands of them, and the word 'thousands' stuck in my mind.

At the moment, it's early enough in the year for me to try something like this. And with the amount of time left, when I start I need to do maybe four a day from how I calculate it to get these done in time. That's not much at all. And at the very worse, it will help me relax a bit. I'm planning to start February 1st, but before then will be doing 'practice runs' to make sure I cane keep my creases sharp.

What I want to do with this blog is track my progress as I go, and also interrupt the posts with any interesting origami things I stumble across on the way. I'll also track how I am going with this project at the bottom of each post, and put up photos as I go etc.

So here we go!

Days till I start folding: 12...