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Thumbnail image for Origami Chicken -It’s a chick and it’s a box!

Da clic aquí y lee en ESPAÑOL I just received and watched an adorable video of my two-year-old nephew, Emilio, playing the drum and singing Los Pollitos (The little chicks). Los Pollitos is a Spanish-language nursery rhyme and one of the first songs children learn not only in Colombia, but in many other Spanish-speaking countries (lyrics below*). [...]

Thumbnail image for Twelve Hens, Twelve Blessings for a Great New Year

This week and for the upcoming new year, I made a strand of twelve origami prosperity hens –one for each month of the year. It's modeled after a similar idea commonly found in northern India. Welcoming the arrival of the New Year I perform small personal rituals to cleanse the spirit. I like creating an [...]

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Today we baptized Emilio Torres, my nephew, and the newest member of our family. Here he sleeps in his father's arms. On Emilio's party cake we placed some tiny origami chickens –designed by Simon Andersen (Denmark). Find diagrams for the chicks at Hans Dybkjær’s website. Look for the file at the upper right corner of [...]

Thumbnail image for A Blackface Origami Sheep in My Mailbox

When I saw Tony O'hare's artist trading card (ATC) featuring a blackface sheep at the Origami USA convention in New York, I so hoped it would be one I'd receive during the card exchange. Unfortunately, it wasn't to be. But all was not lost. When I arrived home after the convention I contacted Tony and [...]

‘Crease + Fold’ Reviewed – An Origami Book by Sok Song thumbnail

Crease and Fold, Sok's Song first origami instructional book, presents a collection of models that will appeal to a broad range of interests. It features simple and elegant animals, functional objects, money folds, and modulars. •View photographs at the end of this post• The book is divided into four sections: Origami 101, covers the standard [...]

Thumbnail image for How to Fold an Egg-laying Origami Hen

This egg-laying origami hen (atributed to Zsuzsanna Kricskovics) is a charming origami action model. It needs a cut at the end, which might be frowned on by some origami purists. This cut does not bother me at all. On the contrary, I think it is indispensable because the section that is cut off is used [...]

Thumbnail image for Video on How to Fold an Origami Abundance Hen

Don't you love the symbolism of hens? prosperity, fertility, abundance, the feminine force, maternity, and the beginning of life. I designed this origami hen a while back and it became the inspiration for Origami Spirit logo. This origami hen is called  'Abundance Hen' because as a container it can be filled with various small items. [...]

World’s Best Origami, an excellent book by Nick Robinson thumbnail

World's Best Origami' by Nick Robinson is a treasure trove of origami models for anyone from beginner to seasoned expert. The book is divided into ten chapters with each including models suitable for beginning, intermediate, and advanced paper-folders. Traditional and classic models are featured along with elegantly ingenious models created by contemporary origami artists from [...]