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Out with the old – 2011

As we step into 2012 and before I start to take more resolutions for the new year, I think I need to check on where I am with regards to my old year’s resolutions for my blog from this post.

1. I seem to have done fairly well on the number of posts per month, though I never did manage to cross 15! I had taken a month off (August 2011) and other than that, I have managed to post from 9 to 15 posts with most of them based on origami.

2. Tutorials – I haven’t really done great. I was supposed to make at least 6 and ended up making only 4. The list of tutorials that I did make this year –

Maybe I should create a separate, listing my tutorials..

3. The last was to work on at least 6 complex origami models – again didn’t quite achieve this goal. I ended up making only 2 complex origami 😦

I addition to my goals, I did manage to do a couple more interesting things. I have started commenting on other blogs (which isn’t very easy for me) and I even managed to make a new friend, a blog buddy! Her name is Sarah Jacob and she is the author of the blog Craftzy. I will write a separate post on her, she is a very versatile person and this by-note will not do her justice! I am enjoying getting to know her..

2011 has been a great year on a personal front too. God has been gracious to my family and kept us hale and healthy through the year. My father was diagnosed withΒ  a block in his heart in the nick of time, underwent surgery and by God’s grace, is firmly on the road to recovery. My mother completed her course of work and has finally retired! She is enjoying being at home and trying out a lot of cooking/baking and using us as guinea pigs!! πŸ˜€ My husband got a much-awaited promotion at work and still continues to be a workaholic! My daughter enjoys her school and takes a lot of pleasure in learning – a joy to us πŸ™‚ My brother and his wife had set up a business of their own and by God’s grace, that is also doing well. As for me, I am having a lot of fun with my blog, my family, my daughter especially, my church/ministry activities (though it isn’t really a great deal of work on the ministry front), my work.

2011 has been a great year and as we step into 2012, I pray that God continues to provide us with His joy and peace and that His presence remains with us in the new year πŸ™‚

Barracuda

Origami Barracuda

I was much inspired by my post on world’s most amazing origami from a few days back and decided to fold a complex living thing! I tried the barracuda from John Montroll and Robert Lang’s book ‘Origami Under the Sea‘.

The model is designed by John Montroll and is a complex one to fold. I started with a large square of paper, 14 inches side. I didn’t want to get stuck in the middle because the paper was too small! But I think a 12-inch square would have worked well too.

This is the first time I am folding a complex origami animal. I hadn’t realised that they would turn out to be quite that thick! I am not too happy with the way the fins turned out. I think they areΒ  a bit displaced. And the eyes aren’t too prominent but other than that, I am quite happy with my first effort πŸ™‚

Origami Details:

Model: Barracuda

Creator: John Montroll

Book: Origami Under the Sea

Authors: John Montroll and Robert Lang

Difficulty Level: Complex

Paper size: 14 inch square

TUVWXYZ Star

Origami TUVWXYZ Star

The TUVWXYZ star is a complex modular planar model, designed by Meenakshi Mukerji.

The model consists of 7 intersecting stars, each star made of 6 arms. All the stars meet at the centre of the model.

A total of 42 modules are required for the star, 7 colours and 6 modules in each colour. Folding the modules is quite simple, though time consuming.

Assembling the star is a good puzzle! I had trouble in understanding when to start adding the 7th colour, since you actually start with 6 colours. I eventually did figure it out πŸ™‚ The 7th star is the first one to get completed. In the picture, this was the orange coloured one.

Origami Details:

Model: TUVWXYZ Star

Creator: Meenakshi Mukerji

Book: Ornamental Origami

Author: Meenakshi Mukerji

Instructions Link: Dave’s Origami Emporium

Tutorial Link: Youtube

Difficulty Level: Complex

Number of units: 6 colours and 7 modules in each colour.

Paper Size: 4 inch squares

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