If you ever have the opportunity to attend an origami convention, don’t miss that opportunity! I’m just back from another mega origami convention in New York City (June 21-25, 2013). And as always, it was delicious fun, fun, fun!!
It is a delight for me to learn, to meet all those wonderful friends who love the art of origami as much as I do, and to teach and share my own experience and knowledge with others. Here I post photographs of the models I folded in NYC, and below the names of their creators.
1.Teddy bear (Joel Stern) :: 2.Gift card (Shoko Aoyagi) :: 3.Angry fish (Bernie Peyton) :: 4.Decagonal bowl (Alexander Soukas) :: 5.Facebook logo (Ryan MacDonell) :: 6.Lion (Enrique Martínez) :: 7.Butterfly (Shoko Aoyagi) :: 8.XYZ diamonds (Joe Power) :: 9. Owl (Shoko Aoyagi)
My favorite model learned at this origami convention was the Teddy Bear created and taught by Joel Stern. The teddy bear “talks” when you open and close its arms. It also folds flat and can be attached to a greeting card. Diagrams for the Teddy Bear are included in Joel’s book My First Origami Kit: 20 Kid-Tested Sticker Fun Projects.
I also made one of the most popular convention models, Angry Fish, created and taught by the talented Bernie Peyton. This is simply a wonderful model and so much a fun as an inflatable fish with action: when its tail is pulled, it opens and closes its mouth. If anything this is a 200% action model. It doesn’t get better than that!
Another highlight to this year’s convention was the origami-pin exchange. This has become a beloved traditional event at the origami convention. People make small origami models, attach a pin to the back and voilà… an origami pin is made! Here are the photos (click on the picture to view them larger).
My favorite pin was the one of the cat (first one in the picture) just because it looks like Corazón (AKA Coco) my beloved little kitten.
But what I like the most about these pins is that each represents the joy and passion each person has for origami. Here is a link to an album of photos of people at the origami convention, looking so full of joy and deeply engaged.
Here I also share a very short video with highlights from the exhibition at the origami convention.
And last, but not least, a photo of a miniature origami crane in a keychain
that I received from Anja Markiewicz (Germany) -via Ralf Konrad.
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