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Snow on the ground like cold white sand
Turn into ice for winter wonderland!

As mentioned in my Penguin in a Snow Storm, I saw mobii’s Origami Penguin Tee shirt, and wanted to give it a go myself. This is the scenario I had in mind for it, and the first penguin I folded (the one in Penguin in a Snow Storm folded from a 7×7mm piece of paper) was too small, so I folded two bigger penguins with 14×14mm pieces of paper.

The one on the left is flying up a bit after the right one stomped onto the other end.

Taken with an Olympus FE-340 with super-macro mode (portrait setting) on January 22, 2009. The seasaw is a cotton swab, and the “ice”, upon which the penguins and seesaw are reflected, is a plastic container. The base of my camera was against the surface of the plastic container and shooting down.

For a better idea of scale

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This work won 1st place in this challenge but the record got lost due to an accident. But I’m very thankful to the host Pene who has re-accepted my work into the group and made a special note in the challenge about my winning work.

It looks great on a card!

This was the first card I ever received from RB (Pene bought it for me a s a reward for winning the challenge) and I was extremely happy with quality!


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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 6 years ago

    so adorable!!! Huggggz!!!!

  • Thank you Cheryl!!!

    Hey I just noticed, the black and whiteness, the lighting and the composition; it sort of reminds me of your avatar.

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • blamo
    blamoabout 6 years ago

    Amazing ………………………….it’s a question of balance

  • So glad you like it Blamo, thank you :)

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • Pene Stevens
    Pene Stevensabout 6 years ago


    your work is amaizing !!

  • Pene Stevens
    Pene Stevensabout 6 years ago

    ps… don’t forget to add it to the challenge :)
    good luck !!

  • Sarah Barker
    Sarah Barkerabout 6 years ago

    As a entrant I hope you’re not planning to enter this into the Cotton Swab challenge…..I’d have no chance hahahaha lol……what an incredible work…..you either have the mind of a genius or WAY too much time on your hands…I LOVE IT, well done!!!!!

  • lol; sorry I am entering it ;) No guarantee that I’ll win it though :P.

    About whether I’m a genius or I have way too much time on my hands, neither applies to me :P I’d be acing in university if I were a genius, and I have so many other things that I need to do! It’s just a hobby I really miss.

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 6 years ago

    adorable Mui-Ling….i love what you do!!!!

  • Thank you so much Karin :D

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2about 6 years ago

    lol,, this is just brilliant Mui-Ling,,well done indeed :)

  • mingtees
    mingteesabout 6 years ago

    awesome as always!

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 6 years ago

    how clever…….

  • Gregory John O'Flaherty
    Gregory John O...about 6 years ago

    You amaze me. Wonderful work Mui-Ling Teh

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