My sweet (and ultra-energetic) friend Amy, from During Quiet Time, motivated this vibrant little kusudama. After she made this beauty here, she felt my life would be incomplete without an origami project of my own, so she challenged me to make one as well, out of junkmail no less! Thanks for that Amy.
Several hours and many many many pieces of candy coloured junkmail later, I had this:
So, to be exact, that's seventy-two squares of paper, cut, folded over and over, glued once, twice, and thrice to make twelve six-petalled flowers, which in turn, are cobbled together into the resulting kusudama.
Phewf!!!... Can't believe I finished the thing. If you're looking for an exercise to strengthen your will and build up your fortitude, this will do it Grasshopper.
Thanks for the challenge Amy (and yes, it was definitely a challenge)! This post is your Christmas gift. Merry Christmas from me to you!