MIT’s Scratch is great fun! It is a free online project designed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.
Log into this URL and create an account: https://scratch.mit.edu
The Red Crane – MIT Scratch Project 11.25.2017
The Scratch program helps young people “learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.”
One can create stories, animation, games and share these with the Scratch online community.
After practicing with an initial test program “Getting Started,” I created my own 30 second animation called “The Red Crane” which was set to a free downloaded ringtone.
In this project, I folded an Origami Crane and took a photo with my cellphone at each fold then created an animation using the photos and the ringtone.
Check out my project and “Like” it please!
Looking up, one sees a few trees with thinning colorful leaves against a blue sky.
Against Blue Sky 11.19.2017
Fallen Leaves 11.19.2017
While underfoot, fallen leaves are dry and crunch with each step.
Crimson, orange, and yellow leaves and all the spectrum in between cover the ground. More flutter downwards with the strong gusts of the chilly November wind.
Another sign of change in the seasons and the coming of winter. One last pumpkin
Last Pumpkin 11.19.2017
Leaf Snobe Cube 11.19.2017
remains lit on the porch that evening. At home, I folded a Sonobe Cube with six pieces of paper printed with leaves.
Sonobe refers to the unit of modular Origami. This cube is one of the simplest Sonobe shapes. How appropriate for the season.
Giant icicles hung from the Brewer bronze fountain in the Boston Public Garden.
Brewer Fountain 11.4.2017
Brewer Fountain Detail 11.4.2017
The fountain’s seated Greek mythological figures were encased in ice while water continued to flow from it’s center.
A friend recently sent a photo of her origami penguin. I was delighted to see it and promised to fold one too.
Origami Penguin 11.17.2017
Yes, it is cold enough now to make an origami Penguin – I present here my effort at folding this flightless avian.
The funny, side-to-side, waddling black-and-white bird always brings a smile to my face.
Burr…winter in New England will soon be here.