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An Idea to Leave a Nice Message for Someone

“May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.”

~Irish Blessing

I folded this origami butterfly with a page taken from a magazine. On one side was the picture of a leafless tree and the reverse side was black. What I liked about the figure folded from this piece of paper was the way the tree’s dark branches became the patterning on the white wings of the butterfly.

This  origami model was designed by Michael LaFosse.
Instructions and diagrams to fold it are found in the book:
Trash Origami: 25 Paper Folding Projects Reusing Everyday Materials

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2 thoughts on “An Idea to Leave a Nice Message for Someone”

  1. how very very beautiful! and inspiring! been thinking about trying origami & was googlinig, feeling a little overwhelmed. but now, looking at your creations, I want to try. thanks!

    • Hi Catherine,

      I am happy you feel inspired. Origami offers many possibilities and you can start by making basic, but beautiful folds. In the practice of origami, there is room for everybody.

      I wish you success with it!


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