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I continue my journey into paper folding and paper-craft more generally. I find it relaxing (when models are going well), interesting and a physical challenge that helps my fat clumsy nerve-damaged fingers work better since the spinal surgery.

I favour folds only, try to use a single piece of paper, not cut or glue it. These are not hard and fast rules, but general challenge tenets I try to adhere to.

I also, mostly, use monochrome (often white) paper - I figure if a model looks good in white it is a successful model, if it needs white or duo paper to work it is less so.

I comment when I get comment. Whilst I appreciate +Favs, they do not usually get reciprocated unless a comment accompanies it. Just so you know.
  • Listening to: music, many flavours
  • Reading: Game of Thrones Series
  • Watching: Downloaded stuff
  • Playing: Runes of Magic
  • Eating: food
  • Drinking: liquid
So a year of folding is up - I am incredibly proud that I started on January 1, 2011 and did my final fold on December 31 2011, not missing a day in between.

I would like to say it was always fun - those of you with a real life would realise that dedicating an hour + every day to something becomes tricky, especially when the + is many hours more, but in the end I learned a lot about myself and also, I think, increased my skill levels in an art form I love.

Looking back at the models from 2011, I am astonished I actually achieved some of them, certainly there are models at the end of the year that I could not have done prior to the challenge.

Those observant ones will notice I am still folding - difficult to stop really given how many amazing models are out there - the one a day pressure gone, I now fold when I feel like it (which, interestingly, is quite often).

I am happy to reply to your comments, hope you enjoy the artworks I make but do not, generally, comment for +Favs that have no accompanying comment, sorry.
  • Listening to: music, many flavours
  • Reading: Dexter series
  • Watching: Boardwalk Empire
  • Playing: Silly Buggers
  • Eating: Swiss Chocolate [dreaming of Belgian]
  • Drinking: Shiraz
So I have begun mangling paper - some of the twisted remnants are immediately recognizable, others less so.

My aim - 365 models, one per day for a year.

Wish me luck, smoke me a kipper etc...

LOVE to respond to COMMENTS, ignore random +FAVs, sorry
  • Listening to: music, many flavours
  • Reading: "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"
  • Watching: Community
  • Playing: Silly Buggers
  • Eating: Swiss Chocolate [dreaming of Belgian]
  • Drinking: Shiraz
A welcome return to "hard craft" in the form of glass work, and a new panel made from scraps has been a satisfying start, must resolve to do more, being creative is a cleansing thing.

Also been happy with photography recently, not that anyone here will think my images have any artistic merit.
  • Listening to: Byrne and Eno
  • Reading: "Ice Station" by Matthew Reilly
  • Watching: Cooking shows [feeling hungry]
  • Playing: Silly Buggers
  • Eating: Swiss Chocolate [dreaming of Belgian]
  • Drinking: Shiraz
Creativity is tidal: sometimes you are overwhelmed with turbulant ideas that turn you on your head in a mad scramble to retrieve the ideas from the swirling maelstrom; and then there is now ...

... so disheartened by the almost complete disinterest in latest works, might just sod off and give it all away.
  • Listening to: Orbital
  • Reading: "The Last Hero" by Terry Pratchett [stil
  • Watching: apathy take hold amongst seniors
  • Playing: Spore
  • Eating: Swiss Chocolate [dreaming of Belgian]
  • Drinking: Shiraz
lol, change confronts, shakes us up, wakes us up from our complacency, makes us think about what we are doing, how and why.

Visually complex communities require powerful interfaces, designing same is a nightmare, satisfying everyone is impossible.

Don't mind the monolith that is V6, I can navigate it, things are more or less in sensible places - I get this service for free so am still happy to use it - not sure if I was a subscriber I would be very happy, but you get that.
  • Listening to: The Necks
  • Reading: "The Last Hero" by Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: time pass
  • Playing: MUD
  • Eating: Belgian Chocolate
  • Drinking: Shiraz
Art for art's sake.

I guess everyone's opinion is their own, must learn to stop caring what others say and do, just get on with it when the mood takes me.
  • Listening to: "FUNPLEX" by B52s
  • Reading: "Last Continent" by Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: time pass
  • Playing: MUD
  • Eating: Belgian Chocolate
  • Drinking: Shiraz