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A TREE WITHIN A tree grew inside my head. It grew inside, an origami tree of hearts. It’s roots are veins its branches nerves, thoughts its tangled foliage. Your glance sets it on fire, and its fruits of shade are blood apples and paper hearts. —————–Day breaks in the body’s night. There, within, inside my head, [...]

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This double origami heart designed by Ildikó H.Vass adds to the lovely collection of origami hearts featured in other posts here on Origami Spirit. Ildikó made this variation based on her original origami heart, which is a simple and fun folding experience. If you haven’t yet folded Ildikó’s original heart, I recommend setting aside a few [...]

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Do you speak the language of origami? Even if you’re not yet fluent you’re always welcome to join a conversation. You can teach yourself how to ‘speak’ this beautiful language by following some of the easy origami video tutorials featured here in Origami Spirit! Origami is ‘spoken’ all over the world, and is a language [...]

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Love Halloween? Whatever your feelings about celebrating this holiday, you will love folding this origami heart with bat wings. Riki Saito (Japan) was inspired by Ildikó’s heart-dish, published recently in Origami Spirit. With the addition of bat wings he takes Ildiko’s origami heart to a new level. Folded from a triangular piece of paper cut [...]

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Here is a video featuring two useful modifications of the lovely heart model created by Ildiko Vass. This origami heart was featured in an earlier post. It would make a great decoration for a Valentine’s or Mother’s day gift. What I’ve done here is alter the central locking mechanism of the heart.  Now any number [...]

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Have you heard it said that bread feeds the body and flowers feed the soul? Using origami hearts  is a cheerful way to show our affection to people we love. Here is a romantic idea that can provide both bread and flowers to your sweetheart at breakfast:  Fold this easy origami heart (Watch video below). [...]

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Do you believe that the secret of happiness lies in small shared rituals? Do you give importance to the small details of daily life? Making and giving origami hearts is an effective way to express our affection people we love. This origami heart can be folded in less than a minute and is a fun [...]

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Something as simple as an origami heart can help us keep romance alive. And writing a love note to go with it will help keep the flame burning bright. Give your next love note or Valentine invitation some extra sparkle by placing it within this easy-to-make origami heart box. Since the heart and note can [...]

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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 [...]