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Thumbnail image for Make Origami Trees to Celebrate World Environment Day

Did you know that June 5th is World Environment Day? I’d like to invite you to join me in the ongoing effort to raise awareness of our precious environment. To participate  please fold either an origami tree, an origami creature or maybe an origami flower using a piece of recycled paper. When you’ve completed your [...]

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Dear Simon, Dear Luc, A little bird told me that you love origami! I am happy you have been able to follow the videos I share on Origami Spirit. This video of the jumping frog is dedicated to both of you. I learned to make this origami frog from my little brother, Luis, when we [...]

Thumbnail image for WOD Celebration –Golden Frog Brooch Giveaway!

To celebrate World Origami Days* 2012, we are giving away one of these original origami brooches, designed and folded by Leyla Torres,. Visit the Origami Spirit Youtube channel to watch this 2-minute video for details and a chance to win this FREE origami brooch gilded with 23K gold leaf. Deadline November 11th, 2012 6pm (NY [...]

Thumbnail image for You could be the proud owner of this Precolumbian Frog Brooch!

Remember seeing the images of the devastating Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March of 2011? On that tragic day many children in Japan’s Sendai area lost their parents. To address the urgent need of these orphaned children, Japanese origami master Mr. Makoto Yamaguchi established the Origami Caravan. Following his lead, June Sakamoto and Vicky Mihara [...]

Thumbnail image for Pre-Columbian Style Origami Frog -Video

This pre-columbian origami frog was inspired by a visit to the Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) in my native Bogotá, Colombia. The museum collection illustrates the social and cultural life of many different groups of people such as Muiscas or Chibchas, who lived in what is now known as Colombia from approximately 500 BCE until [...]

Thumbnail image for Back From the OrigamiUSA Convention 2011

Back from the Origami USA convention in New York City  my work table is overflowing with origami models, papers, books,  and presents. As always the convention has left me recharged with creative energy and a surplus of new ideas! Some highlights of the Origami USA convention 2011: This year’s special guest was Toshikazu Kawasaki from [...]

‘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 [...]