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Lady Coco -The Origami Studio Cat thumbnail

This five-minute video story will warm your heart and put a smile on your face! Coco, our cat, appeared at our doorstep one sunny day in the late fall of 2012. John brought her in for shelter while we attempted to find out who her owner might be. Thoroughly searching our neighborhood and asking around town, nobody [...]

Memories of a Lovely Origami Convention in Germany thumbnail

In early May this year I attended the German Origami Convention in Bonn and was fortunate to meet many friends who I’d previously only known online. I feel this post is a little late in coming –it seems we barely blink and the months vanish, but here it is and better late than never! Two [...]

Origami Flower for a Guinness-Record Attempt thumbnail

Have you ever seen more than fifty thousand origami flowers in one place? I am honored that UTFOLD (University of Toronto Origami Club)  has made 51,080 examples of my Hollow-Petal Flower for a Guinness World Record attempt in the ‘Largest Display of Origami Flowers’ category. With this project, UTFOLD intents to raise awareness and create [...]

Inflatable Origami Heart from the Mexican Origami Convention thumbnail

I love origami hearts. Learning this inflatable origami heart (by Jeremy Shafer) was one of my personal highlights at the 3rd International Origami Convention in Mexico City. (Nov 14-16, 2014). This heart symbolizes how much I loved my visit to Mexico City. I was not only honored at being one of the convention special guests, [...]

WOD Day of the Dead Competition –Did You Participate? thumbnail

The Origami Spirit World Origami Days “Day of the Dead” Contest and Giveaway 2014 was a terrific success with participants submitting photos of their collages from several countries in the Americas, Europe, and Africa. Con espíritu y creatividad en tal abundancia, fue muy difícil elegir un único ganador en cada una de las tres categorías. Pero [...]

World Origami Days 2014 – Contest and Giveaway thumbnail

Make a “Day of the Dead” composition or collage using at least two figures shown on an Origami Spirit video tutorial “Day of the Dead series“. DEADLINE: November Nov 2, 2014 6pm (New York City time) Read all the rules in the video. Participate in this contest and win a prize. There will be three [...]

Awesome Origami in New York City thumbnail

During the last weekend of June this year, in New York City, more than six hundred and fifty origami lovers met for four days of learning, teaching, exhibiting and sharing in all aspects of origami. At origami conventions there is usually a bit of everything and enough of it to please those who love origami [...]

Giveaway -Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration 2014 thumbnail

GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Winners announced in a video below. Watch this video and participate in our Earth Day and Arbor Day giveaway. Three sets of seasons-magnets will be raffled among those who participate. The magnets, featuring trees representing the four seasons, are my interpretation of a tree designed by Nguyễn Hùng Cường (Vietnam). Each magnet features [...]

A Magical Origami Convention -PCOC 2013 Albuquerque, NM thumbnail

My hair is long and I often wear it in braid. Last year I saw this origami girl, with her brown long braided hair, on a poster, announcing the Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Convention (PCOC) 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I knew my inner playful girl was calling me to attend. Origami conventions are always fun! [...]