Ranana Benjamin; 1982 OUSA (FOCA) Convention Annual Collection
The “Easy-Easy Swan” (left) and “Saucy Swan” (right) are both simple models that are small variations on bird models we all learned as beginners. “Easy-Easy” starts with a triangle made from a square cut on the diagonal, while “Saucy” starts with a fish base. The hand-drawn diagrams for both models are a little confusing in that the shading leads the folder to think that both sides of the paper might show. I chose a paper that was blue on one side and magenta on the other for “Easy-Easy;” I needn’t have bothered. Although the diagrams are very much in the quick-sketch style, they present no difficulties in following the folding sequence. “Easy-Easy” wanted to tip forward until I adjusted the neck position backwards a bit, and “Saucy” looks a bit unstable, though it is folded as the diagram indicates.