My origami duck

Reader Robert Lang, one of the world’s best practitioners of origami (see my post from the KentPresents festival and Robert’s video here) saw my post the other day about how much I missed my ducks. And this morning a box arrived with a beautiful origami duck inside, along with Robert’s statement that “perhaps the enclosed will provide a reminder of the good times you [and Honey] had together and hopes for further good times next year!”

How sweet, and look at the nice origami duck! On the bottom is Robert’s seal which, he says, “is my name in English (top row) and Japanese (bottom row). It’s an ambigram, so it’s the same if you rotate it 180°.

It now sits atop my computer, reminding me of my best feathered girl:


Robert’s website, which shows many of his stupendous creations, is here, and if you want something special, he takes commissions.  Thanks, Robert!


  1. Posted December 18, 2018 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    A fine gift

  2. Laurance
    Posted December 18, 2018 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    I am thoroughly impressed!

  3. revelator60
    Posted December 18, 2018 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    A very sweet gift. Regarding PCC’s other favorite animal, might I recommend the following news item?
    “Japan Releases a Range of Miniature Furniture for Cats”

  4. yazikus
    Posted December 18, 2018 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    What a lovely and thoughtful gift! I watched an Origami documentary a few years ago in December and that year all my outgoing gifts were Origami owls. That was a fun year. We did our tree ornaments that way as well.

  5. Posted December 18, 2018 at 3:35 pm | Permalink


  6. Mark R.
    Posted December 18, 2018 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Love it. Quack!

    • Glenda Palmer
      Posted December 18, 2018 at 3:44 pm | Permalink


  7. Posted December 18, 2018 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    The duck is very cute. And that article you are reading looks VERY interesting.

  8. Barbara Radcliff
    Posted December 18, 2018 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    What a great duck. I have met Robert Lang a couple of times at origami conventions in the Northern Hemisphere. The great news is that he is lecturing at Sydney University in February and has kindly agreed to give a workshop for the Sydney Origami Group. So it’s hang the expense and head to Sydney from Adelaide for the workshop!

  9. rickflick
    Posted December 18, 2018 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Great. A nice Solstice gift.

  10. Posted December 18, 2018 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Such a nice gesture.

  11. Heather Hastie
    Posted December 18, 2018 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    How cool! And what a kind thought.

    Knowing of my love of otters (I have a Top Ten of animals, in no particular order, except cats are #1 of course), Ann German sent me a photo of an origami otter by the same guy, inspired by this post. It’s gorgeous – made out of dark brown paper, lying on it’s back and holding something between its paws.

    • Posted December 19, 2018 at 2:01 am | Permalink

      For some reason I’m now desperate to know the top ten…..

      • Heather Hastie
        Posted December 19, 2018 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

        It tends to change as I’m reminded of animals I forgot about, but as well as otters and cats (of all kinds), owls, piwakawaka/fantails, kea, kakapo, ducks, monarch butterflies, and hedgehogs are always on it.

  12. Posted December 18, 2018 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    How very nice!

    I still know how to make Origami peacoks:

  13. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted December 19, 2018 at 9:16 am | Permalink


    I suggest attaching a very thin line or string at the … center of gravity … but easy to reach … and let her “paddle” in the air currents… all within OSHA code of course….

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