Links: Origami Mohalia diagram, Eric Joisel’s tribute book, Dalas Dimitris’ Origami Creations and the Sakura Star Tessellation

Mohalia (Design by Ancella Simoes) - Top View
Mohalia (Design by Ancella Simoes) - Top View

I am really pleased that my first origami design – Mohalia – got published in an online magazine. I’m absolutely over the moon about it and I hope some of you would take time to fold my design. It is a simple design to fold and requires only 16 sheets of paper.

Reference fold #2

I have also been trying to think of what to fold next, with the half finished models still lying around the place and thinking of other origami projects which I am wanting to start off with. So I really haven’t got anywhere in terms of progress and I am hoping this weekend, I will get around to doing something.

Reference fold #2: My design – ‘Mohalia’ – is a floral origami pattern based on the dahlia flower and consists of 16 interlocked units. I had submitted this design to Joshua Goutam for his online Magazine – Reference fold #2 – a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised to see it in the latest copy of his magazine.

I have got another of my diagrams submitted to OrigamiUSA, for which I am awaiting confirmation for publishing. I have only just started designing and diagramming, so it takes me a long time and there are many iterations with the portrayal of diagrams.

Eric Joisel

Eric Joisel Tribute book: This is a nice little tribute to Eric Joisel which came about due to the joint efforts of MFPP (French Origami Association – Mouvement Français des Plieurs de Papiers) and Nicolas Terry of This book has lots of unpublished photographs of Eric Joisel, Diagrams to the Rat, Rooster, Aberdeen, baby dragon, Fish, Dwarf, Cat, 3D Penguin, Little demon and finally Nguyen Hung Cuong’s amazing Mask which he designed and folded as a tribute to the master himself.

I purchased this Tribute book recently and have folded the Rat from it. That was my second attempt of the same model but with Tant paper. The photographs in the book are really good and give an insight into the work and life of Monsieur Eric Joisel. There are a few color images of his art and the langage of the articles and write up is French. I think this is a good book to buy for those who would like to have something of Eric Joisel to remember him and his amazing work. This is even though most of the diagrams in the book are already available online.

My Origami Creations

Dalas Dimitris’ My Origami Creations: This is yet another book which has some amazing Origami designs. My favorite is the motorbike which looks very detailed and complex. You can also appreciate that the pegasus design is really great and the end result is majestic. I do not own a copy of this book and I have not attempted folding any if his designs so I am unable to tell you more about this designer and his work.

Sakura Star Tessellation: David Martinez who is known for his intricate tessellations which he almost always backlights, has come up with yet another ingenious tessellation design – the Sakura Star tessellation. What’s more is that he has generously shared the photo diagrams to this pretty design in his Flickr Album. I am yet to attempt folding this design, and when I do, I shall blog about it.

Fabian Correa’s Angel: This is a very delicate looking design which I think will make a good Christmas tree topper. It’s a pity we will have to wait till Christmas to use it though. It is fun to fold and not at all complicated. Further, you can vary the choice of paper you use for this design. You will be able to find the diagrams to it in the designer – Fabian Correa’s Flicker Album. Also, Cavemanboon has gone ahead and tweaked it a little to make it a lot more gracious and dainty – you can check that out here.

Pack Discovery from (Tant, Foil, Double Sided paper, Tissue Foil, Fur Tissue)

Origami Paper - Pack Discovery, 30 sheets
Origami Paper - Pack Discovery, 30 sheets

I had placed an order at the beginning of this month (June) for the Pack Discovery – 30 squares. It reached yesterday (I reside in USA and the postage time is a decent 2.5 weeks on average) and I was pleasantly surprised!!

Sample papers 'package' with surprise origami gift
Sample papers 'package' with surprise origami gift

With my order was the customary packet of sample papers sold at this shop, but this time with a new addition – an origami dog complete with eyes and a nose drawn on it!! It is really cute and folded from foil paper. I was simply elated!! 🙂

This is the second time I purchased an item from this great online shop. The first time being my order of #3 Origami Essence by Roman Diaz. With this order too, came the little packet with sample papers. Initially, I didn’t know that this sample package came along with every order. There was no ‘surprise origami gift’ inside of this pack, though. I liked the Tant and foil papers in this sample a lot and went ahead and purchased the pack discovery of 30 sheets the very next day!!

Pack Discovery - 30 squares

The paper quality is really good and since I live in Atlanta currently, I do not get such papers easily here. I am really glad I came across this online shop and am certainly looking forward to new stuff on the site.

I am posting a couple of pictures of the ‘surprise origami gift’ along with the papers I ordered. I can’t wait to get started on my folding with these, now. 🙂

Have a great weekend!