I spent half a day ignoring all the “shoulds” on my list.
The result was this spectacular piece of origami.
Braided Corona Star
origami designed by Maria Sinayskaya
I have a collection of old sheet music that I use for just such purposes.
For this project I used 8 pages. Four were painted red, four white. The back of all 8 were painted gold.
After the paint dried I ironed each sheet nice and flat then cut them perfectly square.
There were several steps along the way with this star where I was completely smitten…
… in love with the geometry and beauty of this feat of simple yet complex engineering.
You can find Maria’s step by step and easy to follow video tutorial here:
I went back in with more paint after the star was finished and cleaned up some of my messy paint.