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Beautiful Rangoli with Origami thumbnail

Rangoli is an Indian art form that consists of colorful mandala-like patterns created on the floor using materials such as colored rice, sand, quartz powder, or flower petals. The photo above features a lovely example of a combination of Rangoli and Origami designed by Shachi Jain. What an inspiration to imagine what origami pieces we [...]

Book Review: Tomoko Fuse’s Origami Art thumbnail

If you, or someone you know, loves origami, or paper as an expressive artistic medium, Tomoko Fuse’s Origami Art: Works by a Modern Master is the perfect book to add to a personal library, or to give as a gift. In this book, we find a remarkable collection of Tomoko Fuse‘s impressive work. Tomoko Fuse’s [...]

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 [...]

Origami Hearts Galore! thumbnail

Any time you need to express love to your sweetheart is the perfect time to make an origami heart! This is a great collection of origami-heart tutorials and they are all very easy to make. But if you are looking for one that can be done in less than five minutes I recommend this one. [...]

Origami Spinning Top Brings a Spirit of Playfulness thumbnail

On a previous post we discussed how origami is a gentle activity that can shift our preoccupation with life’s challenges, and help us focus more on the present. In the northern hemisphere, as the shortest day of the year approaches, I have to remind myself that the darkness of these days is temporary; that these [...]

Make a Secret Love Boat –Use it to Deliver a Love Note! thumbnail

The paper boat presented here is evocative of the traditional paper boat, but it has an added element of magic and charm. This boat is called the Secret Love Boat because you can open it and reveal a charming paper heart.  The Secret Love Boat is a wonderful and easy model designed by Francis Ow, [...]

Make an Origami Heart in Less than Five Minutes thumbnail

This origami heart is another versatile and easy model designed by Francis Ow, a master known for his paper heart designs and excellent work on modular origami . You can make this paper heart in less than five minutes and use it for Valentine’s day and on many other occasions! Thank you Francis for giving your permission to present this heart model. Tips [...]

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 [...]

How a Paper Heart can Help You Stay Healthy thumbnail

Origami hearts are fun to make and can be used for many purposes: to express love on Valentine’s day; to give as a gift on mother’s day, or father’s day, or for a sweetheart, or to make amends at whatever time of the year. Remarkably, a paper origami heart can even help us stay healthy! An [...]

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