February 5: Snakes on a cube (!?)
February 6, 2013 § 2 Comments
Today my blog was mentioned in Mudpies & Sunshine, a lovely blog I follow regularly. In fact, it seems that Mrs. Mudpies nominated the blog for a sunshine award. This leaves me humbled and a little anxious. I feel a little responsible and accountable now, needing to make sure to keep up with the posts and ideas for projects. But mostly, I am just pleased to know that there are people around the world who engage in simple pleasures of making simple crafts with their families, and who care about what we do here in our chaotic little household.
Today, D. was sick, and there were a million things happening, and now it’s really time for me to go to bed so I can wake up before 7 and make myself look respectable for the first day of class. And even though I wanted to make something awesome and unforgettable on the day that I was nominated for an award, I didn’t. I did have a strong desire to make a modular origami cube, though. Yes, I am a mathematician, but that’s not why. Rather, I like the repetitiveness of modular origami. It is meditative, and is successful in getting my mind off my usual thoughts in the past weeks about how fragile life is (did I mention that O. wakes up every hour at night? Sleeplessness breeds morbid thoughts). I got the instructions from an awesome website, origami-instructions.com. Here are the instructions for the cube. And being how the year of the dragon is ending, and the year of the snake is about to begin, I made two snakes (to keep each other company). So here they are, kissing on a cube: