Perseverance

 My special hell

My special hell

After the tension failure of the Waves design last month, I embarked on a technique that I have only used in my platonic solids: simultaneous folding.  Simultaneous folding is simply an expanded prefold technique where I further break down the folding process and completely unfold each lily after each step.  This process ensures that tension is kept at a minimum until the final steps of the fold.  

But for me, this long, drawn-out prefold is torturous.  Day after day, I perform the same small set of folds, over and over and over.  108 lilies means that I have been folding 361 petals over 50-60 hours.  All this time I need to pay attention, fold accurately, give the paper frequent rests, and not lose my mind.  Tonight I hope to finish the last of the petals and finally be free to begin the final lily construction.