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The Origin of the Word “Origami” thumbnail

Did you know that the practice of folding paper is much older than the Japanese word origami? Laura Rozenberg, the founder of the Museo del Origami in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, shares with us the interesting and unexpected story of how the word origami became the one we use when referring to the art of [...]

Origami and Science- Beyond a Delightful Activity for Children thumbnail

Photo: James Webb Space Telescope (the most powerful space telescope ever built) Did you know that origami techniques and methods are used in designing equipment such as solar space reflectors and other items related to space exploration? Take a look at this online video ‘Virtual Astronomy Live’ at the Intrepid Museum on the topic of [...]

Origami Presentation: Decadent Origamist! thumbnail

Gerardo Gacharná (Colombia) is hosting a series of free origami presentations and workshops with different origami teachers and artists. This series is entitled “Foldeas”. The next workshop hosted by Gerardo will feature Trevas Chuang (Taiwan), also known as Decadent Origamist. Trevas is known for promoting different causes through origami. Participants will have fun and learn: [...]

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 [...]

How to make a Stay-Home Origami Crane thumbnail

Have you ever folded the classic origami crane? Or perhaps the delightful flapping crane? If you have, you’ve had enough practice to try your hands at learning how to make this charming Stay-Home Origami Crane. This origami model is a design of my friend Ng Boon Choon (Malaysia/Singapore), also known as Ah Boon. Ah Boon [...]

Origami Design: The Frankensteinian Method thumbnail

My friend Gerardo Gacharná (Colombia) will be offering a cost-free online origami workshop. Participants will have fun and learn something new during this time when the world is dealing with health and economic challenges. Join Gerardo to watch the process he took when creating a folded Shopping Bag. You will be able to fold along [...]

An Easy and Creative Way to Include Origami in Your Journaling thumbnail

Do you keep a journal? If you’ve never tried journaling, or even if you have, you might draw some ideas and inspiration from this post. I’ve been journaling for many years. It brings solace and a deep connection to my inner creative self. My intended goal is to write daily but it’s not always easy [...]