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Origami is a fun, creative, instructive, and a challenging interest. Origami can be used in the celebration of many important events that mark the passage of time in our lives. As I have done in years past, I’d like to share with all of you, my fellow origami travelers, a time-lapse video with the projects [...]

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 [...]

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 I recently dedicated a video about origami cats to my nephew, Emilio. Here I  share the thank-you video I received from him. There is nothing like seeing joy on the face of a child. My heart melts every time I see Emilio showing me his origami cats. “There are no seven wonders of the [...]

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Da clic aquí y lee en ESPAÑOL I just received and watched an adorable video of my two-year-old nephew, Emilio, playing the drum and singing Los Pollitos (The little chicks). Los Pollitos is a Spanish-language nursery rhyme and one of the first songs children learn not only in Colombia, but in many other Spanish-speaking countries (lyrics below*). [...]

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In addition to keeping a written journal, I periodically take pictures of the worktable in my studio, the place where I do most of my paper folding. This is my visual journal. The video below shows this table as it appeared at different times throughout 2013.  Click to see videos of my visual journals in 2012 [...]

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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 [...]

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This is a quote from a conversation between Seth Godin and Mary Jaksch. For a long time my definition of art was conventional. It was limited to those people who made pictures whether painted, drawn, or photographed wrote poems, or stories, or novels played an instrument, or sang acted on the stage or screen. For [...]

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Do you remember what was on your creativity table twelve months ago, or even twelve days ago? I have kept a visual journal of my art work for a couple of years now, by photographing my work table at different moments throughout the year. Every image on this visual journal is linked to daily events [...]

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On Saturday November 10th, 2012 from 11am – 4pm, World Origami Days (WOD) will be celebrated at the One Corner Gallery, 39 School Street, in Arlington, VT. World Origami Days is a two-week international celebration honoring the art of Origami. This global event traditionally begins October 24th, the birthday of Lillian Oppenheimer (1898-1992), founder of [...]