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Teaching Origami –Why you should consider it! thumbnail

Did you know…? You don’t need to be an expert to teach Origami! Even if you are just beginning with origami, as soon as you learn something new you can turn around and teach it to someone. The act of teaching a simple origami model provides a great benefit for you as a teacher and [...]

Dr. Lizzie Burns Uses Origami in her Anti-Boredom Campaign thumbnail

Origami is creative, origami is healing, origami is for anyone. Every single guest we invite to visit with us in ORIGAMIGOS has a very special gift, and that includes Dr. Lizzie Burns who generously shared every bit of what is special about her work with us. How lucky we were to have her. This excerpt [...]

Origamigos -The Origami Spirit Membership, Join Today thumbnail

Over the last few months, John and I have been super busy creating a community membership which we’ve named ORIGAMIGOS. The purpose of this membership is to help guide and inspire people from a place of curiosity––where origami is still a bit of a mystery––to a place of confidence and creativity for enjoyment, for practical applications, [...]

Folding Frenzy -Orinuno or Fabric Origami? thumbnail

Louise Mabbs is the next guest presenter at Foldeas: Sharing Ideas through Origami.   Louise has been a textile artist for over 40 years, is the author of the book “Origami Quilts”, and a member of the British Origami Society. Foldeas is a series of online hands-on paper-folding presentations hosted by Gerardo Gacharná. Each presentation [...]

Origami or the Art of Creating Meaningful Connections thumbnail

In a previous post, I asked people to share how they got into origami and “how has origami contributed to your life.” In response, my inbox overflowed with the most wonderful heartfelt responses where many of you shared with me your story about just how meaningful origami is in your life. This gives me great [...]

How did you get into origami? thumbnail

Did you get into origami as a child or as an adult? As a child, I learned the traditional boat and classic crane, but it wasn’t until I was well into adulthood that I really got into origami. It was the Christmas holiday season in New York City. I was walking with my husband down [...]

Does Origami Help with Stress? thumbnail

Origami is an excellent creative outlet that anyone can use to help reduce stress generated by life challenges such as exhausting work schedules, or demanding family circumstances. Origami is a gentle activity that will shift our focus away from these challenges and help us focus on the present.  Origami can increase our confidence and lead us down [...]

Make Beautiful Modular Origami Kusudamas thumbnail

When you see a picture of these kusudamas you might say “Oh that’s beautiful”. But when you actually make one and hold it in your own hands you will appreciate it all the more. You don’t have to have a PHD in math or in art to make gorgeous modular origami pieces. Just open one of Ekaterina [...]

Making Origami Elephants to Help Stop the Ivory Trade thumbnail

Elephants need our help. Now! All ivory markets are a threat to the lives of elephants, and to stop the killing these markets must be shut down. In an effort to raise awareness and achieve this goal, the Wildlife Conservation Society is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the most origami elephants displayed. [...]