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How to Have Fun Making an Oversize Origami Shirt thumbnail

I believe that having fun is one of the secrets to a happy life. The annual Origami USA convention in New York City, held this year at St. John’s University, is always a fun and happy highlight of my year. This event is up to four days of entertainment, intellectual challenge, and an opportunity to share ideas and create [...]

Origami Art Therapy for Mental Health thumbnail

“To send light into the darkness of human beings~ such is the duty of the artist.”  Schumann The therapeutic gift that origami can bring to people who are mentally ill is something that Rosemary Browne has seen first hand. Rosemary is a passionate origami teacher who has been helping people overcome their mental challenges by [...]

The Origami Garden, a New Book by Ioana Stoian thumbnail

Ioana Stoian’s first origami book, Origami for All, was lovely debut for her as an origami author. I’m happy to present here her second book: The Origami Garden. I asked Ioana about her new book, and the recent developments in her work. How did The Origami Garden project come about? Soon after self-publishing my first [...]

A New and Creative Way of Making One Thousand Origami Cranes thumbnail

Orizuru, a paper crane, a symbol of peace and the most classic of Japanese origami. Senbazuru, a thousand cranes! You might have heard of the Japanese legend promising to grant a wish, good luck or recovery from illness to those who fold one thousand cranes. On my travels through Instagram, I have been following the [...]

Origami –Changing People’s Life for the Better thumbnail

Please reflect for a minute on this question: How has origami contributed to your life? How would you answer it? In the video shown here, I interview Sara Adams (Germany) at the 2015 OrigamiUSA convention, in New York City. During our conversation I asked Sara this very question. She responded eloquently and also answered other questions regarding her [...]

Origami on Postage Stamps, Interview With a Collector thumbnail

Origami practitioner José Tomás Buitrago has loved and practiced the art of paper folding since childhood. He is interested in the history of origami as well as in the relationship between origami and mathematics. He is also a collector of postage stamps featuring origami themes! Over the years, José has attended many international origami conventions. [...]

origami ace of diamods – As de diamantes en origami

In addition to her well-known modular origami pieces, Meenakshi Mukerji is now designing single-sheet origami figures. One of her most recent creations is the Kusumita, a geometric flower. This model has served as a base for numerous variations, including three of the suit symbols in a set of traditional playing cards. Meenakshi has kindly given me [...]

Beth Johnson’s Origami Design Secrets thumbnail

Beth Johnson has been creating ingenious and elegant origami models, which she shares through her Flickr page and on her own website. Originally from Toledo, Ohio,  she currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband and young son. Beth has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a master’s in natural resources with a focus [...]

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