Saturday, May 24, 2014

A Song of Ice and Fire

I've recently finished reading the first installment in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, and since then I have been trying to avoid spoilers like the plague, what with the show now in its fourth season and all. I have not had the time to get into a good fantasy series in a long time, so I thought I'd do a House Sigil series as I get into the second book, A Clash of Kings.

I start with House Stark because they are the coolest/least dysfunctional, and House Targaryen because dragons.

The Great Houses of Westeros

House Stark
Winter Is Coming.
Origami Wolf

House Targaryen
Fire and Blood.
Three-Headed Dragon by John Montroll (five-part tutorial)

House Lannister
Hear Me Roar.
Origami Lion by Robert Lang

House Baratheon
Ours Is the Fury.
Based on this origami reindeer

House Tyrell
Growing Strong.
Evi Rose by Evi Binzinger

House Greyjoy
We Do Not Sow.
Origami Squid

House Martell
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.
Origami Sun by Jo Nakashima

House Tully
Family, Duty, Honour.
Origami Fish by Davor Vinko

House Arryn
As High As Honour.
Origami Moon designed by Fernando Gilgado and Origami Eagle

Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Just a quick note to say Happy Mother's Day to all the beautiful mothers I know. Mother's Day is celebrated on March 21st in Lebanon, the first day of spring, so it was a bit weird for me this morning seeing all the Mother's Day posts online. But Happy Mother's Day to you wherever you live!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May the Fourth Be With You!

I am in the middle of writing final papers, but Paper Moon has never let an occasion to fold origami pass by, especially not an essential holiday like May the Fourth! I thought it was high time I brought back Fumiaki Kawahata's Yoda!

I still use Jo Nakashima's excellent tutorial as my reference.

Yoda front and back. I just love his little hood.

And here are Light Yoda and Dark Yoda watching over my shoulder as I work and giving me conflicting advice.

Dark Yoda has a point. There's so much origami to fold, and so little time without wasting it working.

While avoiding my real-life projects (kids, don't take my example), I discovered Jeremy Shafer's awesome X-Wing Fighter.

Ok, I had better get back to some real work now. May the Fourth Be With You!