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I believe that having fun is one of the secrets to a happy life. The annual Origami USA convention in New York City, held this year at St. John’s University, is always a fun and happy highlight of my year. This event is up to four days of entertainment, intellectual challenge, and an opportunity to share ideas and create [...]

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Here at Origami Spirit we are supporting what we think is a great cause for helping children in need. The M&M chocolate company will donate $1 USD to the Red Nose Day organization for every photograph or video marked with the hashtag #makemlaugh. Red Nose Day is an organization that raises awareness and money to help [...]

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This photo was taken a few years back at the Clark Museum in Williamstown, Massachusetts. I’ve always enjoyed the expression of delight as this lady receives my origami hen after I folded it in front of her. A magical origami moment! I love origami because it is a vehicle for creativity, inspiration, joy and peace. The [...]

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This five-minute video story will warm your heart and put a smile on your face! Coco, our cat, appeared at our doorstep one sunny day in the late fall of 2012. John brought her in for shelter while we attempted to find out who her owner might be. Thoroughly searching our neighborhood and asking around town, nobody [...]

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In early May this year I attended the German Origami Convention in Bonn and was fortunate to meet many friends who I’d previously only known online. I feel this post is a little late in coming –it seems we barely blink and the months vanish, but here it is and better late than never! Two [...]

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Have you ever seen more than fifty thousand origami flowers in one place? I am honored that UTFOLD (University of Toronto Origami Club)  has made 51,080 examples of my Hollow-Petal Flower for a Guinness World Record attempt in the ‘Largest Display of Origami Flowers’ category. With this project, UTFOLD intents to raise awareness and create [...]

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I love origami hearts. Learning this inflatable origami heart (by Jeremy Shafer) was one of my personal highlights at the 3rd International Origami Convention in Mexico City. (Nov 14-16, 2014). This heart symbolizes how much I loved my visit to Mexico City. I was not only honored at being one of the convention special guests, [...]

The Origami Spirit World Origami Days “Day of the Dead” Contest and Giveaway 2014 was a terrific success with participants submitting photos of their collages from several countries in the Americas, Europe, and Africa. Con espíritu y creatividad en tal abundancia, fue muy difícil elegir un único ganador en cada una de las tres categorías. Pero [...]

Make a “Day of the Dead” composition or collage using at least two figures shown on an Origami Spirit video tutorial “Day of the Dead series“. DEADLINE: November Nov 2, 2014 6pm (New York City time) Read all the rules in the video. Participate in this contest and win a prize. There will be three [...]