Today's recommending listening includes showtunes favorites, Haitian folk music, Country Blues Project, and lute sonatas.
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Take a Tour of Brand
Travel back in time as Mr. and Mrs. Leslie C. Brand entertain on the afternoon of April 1, 1921 at America's first "aviation luncheon." The event was held at their palatial home in the Verdugo foothills and only fly-in guests were allowed. Join us for an audio-tour accompanied by historic images.
Art Inspiration - Try It at Home
Try some modular origami, part 2. Finishing the castle: turrets, roofs, and a special guest! A turret support allows you to add extra pieces (turrets) to the sides of your castle towers. Start by making a basic unit from part 1 and stop at step 7, which looks like this.
Turn your model 90 degrees. As with the basic unit, fold one side (the top one) into a pocket… but unfold the bottom part completely.
Gently open the big flap on the side of your piece, and flatten the model on both sides, keeping that little triangle on top in place. You will see that one side will have an extra bit of triangle hanging below the midline of the piece; tuck that up inside so that both sides match.
Bring up the bottom point as shown. Turn your model over.
Crease along these lines.
Bring the sides and the bottom up, following those creases.
Turn your model over again, and “release” the other side of it by untucking the triangle flap and opening it up.
Leaving that other end open, re-tuck the flaps closest to you, on both sides.
Then, re-tuck the other side back to the way it was, and you’re done! You’ve made a turret support.
The support attaches to your tower like this.
Then, add a basic unit. One of the unit’s flaps will stick into the pocket on the outside of the turret support, and the other flap will tuck into the pocket of the tower.
Next the Final Touch: Roofs.
Here’s how you make a roof! Start by folding and creasing your paper diagonally then horizontally.
With your paper folded horizontally, fold down the top right corner to meet your crease, as shown. Then turn the paper over and do the same thing on the other side.
Open up your paper. If you like, take a second and run your thumb over your horizontal crease.
Fold the top right corner of the paper down using the established diagonal crease, and then fold the whole thing in half.
Crease the triangle on the bottom left, and pull over one of the layers from the right, as shown. You should now have three layers of these kite shapes on one side, and one kite shape on the other.
Turn your model over.