As ever, I hope you enjoy.
As ever, I hope you enjoy.
Olivine is usually green. It sometimes comes from space in a very colourful form in tiny spheres called chondrules in meteorites.
出来上がったペーパクラフトはGalleries → Papercraft → Crystals → Olivine で見れます。楽しんでください！
These are the nets to make two crystals of Hotaru Ishi. Completed solids me be viewed in Galleries → Papercraft → Crystals → Hotaru Ishi. More information about the mineral may be found here; photos of the actual crystals are here.
Despite the delicious name, this mineral is not edible. It has the features of watermelons if you except the seeds, sweetness and softness. It is a variety of tourmaline. Images of the actual mineral can be seen here—a page that sells jewellery.
More of my images, including the nets, can be viewed in “Galleries” → “Papercraft” → “Crystals” → “Watermelon Stone”.
Next week I hope to introduce a mineral that allegedly glows in the dark.
Halite or rock salt is an edible mineral.
Just click on the images to get a closer look.
“You are the salt of the earth,” taught the Lord Jesus, referring to salt’s preserving function.
“Let your conversation be seasoned with salt,” advised the apostle Paul.
Though these two gems of wisdom have been around for two millennia, we need them just as much now as we move deeper into the third millennium.
The colours are due partly to contaminations from other minerals. Image and info can be found here.
Halite is the first of six crystals that I am adding to the site. The complete set will eventually be proudly displayed in “Galleries” → “Papercraft” → “Crystals”. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I have enjoyed making them.
These are the first three of a new series called “Crystals”. うえの三つの石は「Ｃｒｙｓｔａｌｓ」「結晶」という新しいシリーズの最初のメンバーです。
At the back on the right is Fluorite, Fluorspar or Hotaru Ishi. The last name is Japanese and suggests a luminescent quality reminiscent of lightning bugs or glow worms. More info at fluorite or hotaru ishi. 後ろと右には蛍石です。もっと知りたかったらここをクリックして下さい。
In the coming weeks I hope to introduce the crystals one by one, starting with Halite next week. I hope you enjoy. 次の数週間の間、結晶をいっこうづつ紹介するつもりです。お楽しみ！
I proudly present Myrtillocactus geometrizans, a delightful cactus with edible berries.
For more images of this papercraft, including the lizard, please click Galleries then Myrtillocactus in the bar above.
For more info on this cactus please click this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrtillocactus_geometrizans.
I apologise for my long silence—due to pressure of work.
I present my Magnum Opus. (It took about 200 hours over a period of 3 months to complete.) I set out to make a Christmas card and ended up with an Advent calendar.
This is the advent calendar in its basic state before the views behind the doors are installed from a separate sheet of hidden words. (The mechanics of door 21 are different leaving the word visible in this basic state.)
The idea for the calendar came from my work teaching English to a variety of students.
Students complain of poor vocabulary,
May I proclaim some heart vocabulary,
Let one word a day, heard in your heart,
Enrich all you say, and straighten your way.
Starting on 1st December, I hope to add one post a day as each door is opened to reveal a hidden word. Enjoy and be enriched!
They are poisonous so they need careful handling. In fact they are best not handled. They are found mostly in tropical waters near coral reefs.
The shape and patterns inspired me to design and build this paper model. I feel like I am emulating the work of the Designer (but with far inferior intellect and ability).
More images and information on assembly are available in the gallery at http://www.cysarts.com/?page_id=1081. Enjoy!
I hope to continue adding posts and pages to the galleries once a month so please look forward to the next one on 3rd October.
Welcome to my “Projection-Mapped Starfish”.
Despite the name no projection mapping technology was used in its production. Even the mathematics was done on paper with compasses, rulers and pencils.
More may be seen in Galleries; Paper Craft; Starfish… This includes details of the stages of production or secrets of the trade, and also six views of the completed starfish.
I hope to continue with Echinodermata by developing a paper craft model of the Leopard Sea Cucumber.