For some time I’ve been trying to write an origami book to publish myself. Having complete freedom of expression and choice is often fatal for me, I can’t decide the format of the page, never mind the contents. I began the project last year, then managed to lose most of the contents in a nightmare “hard-drive-crash-what-no-backup?” scenario.
So, new year beckoning, I’ve started again and actually settled (or have I?) on the subject, namely “origami for teachers”. I understand this will mean simple contents, thereby excluding 99% of the Nic Terry market. However, it’s where my heart lies and I’ve wanted just such a book for my numerous school work over the past year or two. I’m sure there are enough teachers within the origami fraternity to ensure a few sales. What I’m looking at is taking advance orders and when there’s enough of them, have it printed.
So, off we go, diagramming merrily. And, as always seems to be the case, I’ve no sooner started diagramming when new ideas emerge. In this case, I’m plying with the traditional Japanese house, and found a “caterpillar unit”. Without doubt, someone out there will have discovered this, but good ideas are good ideas, and it’s new to me. I’m sure you can figure it out even without a crease pattern ;)
Trying to come up with a simple head for the creature, I simply rotated a leg section and it fitted! I then removed all but two leg units and a bunny materialised! Flip this upside down and a “bunny in the wind” appeared! I do love origami ;)