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Oversized Folding with Team OMG Twitter at OUSA 2013

July 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Every year there is an activity with OUSA and that is oversized folding. Oversize folding entails teams of four or more, folding 9 foot of paper from NYCs located Set Shop. Teams were registering two days in advance for the Sunday evening activities. There was no registration at the start of this event, since oversized paper had to be cut, assigned to teams, and transported.

Officially my team was registered as OMG-Twitter, and in the spirit of new technology and suggestion of Sok, we decided to tweet the process while we were folding in the 45 minutes that was allotted for folding. I was able to enlist the assistant from fellow folder and friend, Peter to tweet for my group. He did such a fantastic job!

Here is a roundup of tweets that was done on that Sunday evening for during Origami USA 2013. For those that followed during the time of the event, it was probably a random mess of tweets being poured out. I had to reorder the tweets around, so it makes a coherent story.

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc the teams are gathering

— Linda (@animemiz) June 23, 2013

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc Barefoot Linda, Catherine, Sandra, & Ray excited to start. Waiting on paper

— Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

The paper were all lined up on the other side of the hall, so people ran for their paper. This is my third year oversized folding. It is advise to be barefoot, and with knee guards!

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc Yellow paper getting folded. Pay no attention to anyone or anything folding !

— Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

Teams were everywhere.. it was about 30+ this year. You really cant pay attention to anyone else.. since people either finished folding, or didnt. The paper also got soft in the process of folding.

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc A coordinated effort of 4 people folding the same paper. Creasing. Creasing. Squash fold. Then magic — Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

With bone folders or rulers, we attacked the paper. From one sheet of paper it became an amazing form

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc Ready, on your mark, get set, GO get your 9 x 9 square of paper. Bump, crash, tackle — Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

Yes in the participants rush. to transport paper over a designated area that we claimed to fold upon.. that hard tile floor.

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc many teams already collapsed their creased folds. Were still creasing mountain & valley folds. Shri emcees

— Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

Precision.. precreasing precision precision.. oh whatever fold!!!

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc Team OMG Twitter collapses paper to base! pic.twitter.com/TIl9k4rTnC

— Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

Some things did happen.

@animemiz: #oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc Team captain kicked by opponent. Still a lot of buzz here.” Kick them back until they see stars — Lorne D (@LorneDTwit) June 24, 2013

A origami pal retweeted this back at me, and I cracked up. Meanwhile presentation begins on the stage

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc Luna pic.twitter.com/8C0CKgzrJ6 — Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

Back to us

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc almost finished. Last folds. pic.twitter.com/solfwuJFXU

— Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

Look at them

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc teams showing models on stage pic.twitter.com/p6eKOZSOlI

— Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

Now back to us.

pic.twitter.com/K6Ny5SFbd6 — Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

Look oooh a Sea Ray.. ^_^

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc dazzling ray pic.twitter.com/JksoeazSwa — Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

Now finally us!

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc 🙂 Team OMG Twitter. Xmas Star pic.twitter.com/MWJbzVvsA3

— Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

This is a Christmas star designed by Klaus-Dieter Ennen.

To all those who follow me. . an origami friend was tweeting as me.. Due to #oversize #origamiusa13

— Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

That was the end of the evening, with my phone nearly drained of battery, and with my official acknowledgement that I got back my mobile device. My team definitely didnt officially win, but in terms of satisfaction, compliments from the judges that included Mark from BOS, Bernie Peyton, Paul, Jill, Huy, and others, it was a great feeling. The prizes of the show, was of course more paper from Aitoh and Jong Ie Nara. Definitely this was a great year with another oversized competition. I wonder how next year would look like?

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Some origami thoughts and notes.

February 16, 2013 Leave a comment

I am going to end up just doing this as a post, since I am trying to think about where to put it all in one subjective spot. I can rely on Evernote, but somehow I just want to collect my notes and thoughts. Recently I have been pretty passive as a folder, though I still have these two cards to send to two friends.

On the O-list, there has been news that British origami folder David Lister passed away. Prior to his death, he has wrote many things about the history of origami, so BOS has created a page with many of his writings. The Lister List.

On top of the Creating Origami book, I got recently. Book wishlist.. I want to get Tom Hulls Project Origami second ed. In ebook there is the paper version I can purchase. I met Tom Hull before, and I would like to take a class with him again. I’ll think about it.

Origami folders, I believe keep notes of their own or websites. Came across this page recently, and I am reminded that there are great people out there. Great page for an essay about diagramming any origami, and an amusing story about folding paper mouses. I like her writing about visually impaired folders as well. Also as a folder, I am always interested to see what solutions other people have to carry paper.. so a display book huh.. I use boxs and cans.. soo. interesting. ^_^

Some food for thoughts from Meenakshi Mukerji about Komiyas Dahlia and variation.

LOL.. this flash game led to a plenty of discussion on the list on how to achieve 100%

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Supporting or knowing about Origami Caravan 2012

May 2, 2012 Leave a comment

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What are Artist Trading Cards aka ATC’s?

June 25, 2011 3 comments

Recently on Twitter I have been using some origami acronyms, something I picked up from my intervals of attending the local Origami meet up group. So if you ask me to define what an Artist Trading Cards (ATC’s) is then in the context of origami, I would just say it is trading card size trading card with a small origami affixed to a card. Otherwise an artist trading card is a papercraft card for people to exchange with. The image above is the origami ATC I have completed for OUSA 2011.  I hope to complete another one for Origami Heaven. ^_^ Read more…

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Tips and Tricks for “P” Origami folding..

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

All right. I should be writing something else, but found this and am really thinking about origami.. I kinda want to fold, but once again cursing out space, and wishing it was warmer.

Found these really cool tips from Marcela Brina’s blog entitled Origami P’s.

Tips and Tricks for Beginners
  • Paper: Commercial origami paper is handy as it is already cut into squares, but you can also use copy paper, magazine papers, recycled paper, scrap paper, artist papers or any paper that can hold a crease reasonably well and it’s not too thick.
  • Plain surface: Although you can fold in the air, it will be easier for beginners to fold on a plain (flat) surface.
  • Perception: Learn the symbols. Be sure that you start with the right color side up or down and if you should be facing the edge (horizontal position) or the corner (diagonal position) of the  paper. Look carefully at the instructions. The written instructions will give you extra hints.
  • Preview: When folding a step, it’s always helpful to look at how the model should look like in the next step.
  • Prescience: Read ahead in diagrams to see what is coming up. It makes the current fold easier to understand.(Thanks to Breadbox).
  • Precision: Fold as precisely as you can. Position edges and corners carefully before making your creases sharp.
  • Practice: If you get stuck in the middle of the model or if it does not look as it is supposed to, try unfolding one or two steps and try again. If that does not work, leave it, do something else, and then start again with a new piece of paper.
  • Perseverance: Don’t be discouraged if your first try isn’t perfect, it’ll surely be better the second try.
  • People: Meet other people who likes origami. Origami is something to share, teach and learn. Join an origami group, go to conventions, participate in the origami email lists, blogs, sites, contests (Thanks to Breadbox).
  • Pride Aside / Plead for help: Put Pride Aside and Plead for help if necessary. In other words, don’t be afraid to ask for help on blogs etc, people are always willing and eager to try to help (Thanks to Frances)
  • Patience: Don’t rush through the fold. Take time to be precise (Thanks to Kathy Knapp).
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Creased Magazine, magazine with interesting diagrams.

February 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Other than the search for a job and writing, I got this in the mail recently, and is at some points trying to tackle some folding project in it. Just really need to find a solid desk and a good light, since my bed and laptop desk is really not a conductive space for folding.

Creased Magazine is a subscription I began this year, and there are several options for subscriptions in this bi-monthly print subscription. Other than paying for the magazine, which is filled with various examples of letter folds, animals, and modulars, I also got a POP year’s subscription it it.

POP means that on top of the magazine, Creased will send me a featured packet of paper with every issue for a year. This month they had a insert of Korean paper, of which I got more paper at a later time. I am crossing fingers on them getting paper from Hong Kong sooner or later, since the shop I go to in Chinatown is seriously being depleted of its paper.

In the magazine itself, there is also a challenge to submit 12 step origami. Folding and creating a paper fold variation seem to be yet another step in developing a life long hobby of paper folding.

Some updates for my origami folding at the moment. I tried folding the GFF modular, but it falls apart, since it turns into mushy-gami. Still I look at a friend’s finished product and resolves to do a bit more. It probably is my skill so far… (sighs)

Oh another note, in the process of still going through with folding 20+ Estella’s with a origami stem for an ATC that I am delivering with Sok to trade at Netherlands for me.

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Origami and slight random updates.

January 17, 2011 Leave a comment

So yes winter is banking pretty much in New York City, and what else can I do, other than think about warmer weather. Job hunting is certainly something that is done on a flurry of on/off moments. Rather several things this week as I have my errands to run.

  1. Get to the library to pick up some manga.
  2. Post something for Manga Movable Feast this week.. Karakuri Odette (no this is not related to Swan Princess)

Somethings has happen though, I have been slowly getting back into reading my Google Reader.. very slowly though. My blog reading count is still in the 1000’s but what else to do. I have been on and off Twitter. I think I can control my tweeting to only doing it with my cell phone at some points.

Another is something I find myself going nuts for. Folding paper aka Origami, and for this I happened to get something in the mail on Saturday.

Granted it is the book that is by the organizer of a weekly origami group that I join last fall, but I still find that it is anifty thing to get into. With practice and and a little pocket change one can indeed fold something of interest.

Crease + Fold has origami projects that is not organized by level of origami folding. Rather it is organized by how big the finished product would be.

For a person like me, who is still learning how to read diagrams to fold more projects.  I find that I like the folding explanations toward the beginning. It is not lost in technical jargon, and very layman speech for some parts.

Also another nifty thing about this book, is that every page is in color. So as a visual appreciator, folding can be a bit more tempting to do.

A majority of the projects in this book are explaining about folding animals, but there are some that I find myself wanting to do in the future. Sweetheart Dress, Subway Map Wallet  or a Sakura Blossom. Reading this book does take some time. I am experimenting, and the diagrams does pose some issue, but origami is a rewarding craft in the end.

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