Video – How to Fold an Origami Abundance Hen

Don’t you love the symbolism of hens? prosperity, fertility, abundance, the feminine force, maternity, and the beginning of life. I designed this origami hen a while back and it became the inspiration for Origami Spirit logo. This origami hen is called  ‘Abundance Hen’ because as a container it can be filled with various small items. … Read more

World’s Best Origami, an excellent book by Nick Robinson

World’s Best Origami by Nick Robinson is a treasure trove of origami models for anyone from beginner to seasoned expert.The book is divided into ten chapters with each including models suitable for beginning, intermediate, and advanced paper-folders. Traditional and classic models are featured along with elegantly ingenious models created by contemporary origami artists from around the … Read more

Two-fold Santa Christmas Card

Paula Versnick, from Holland, created a two-fold Santa which is considered a modern classic model. With its minimalistic elegance, this is one of my all-time favorite origami models. The photo above shows a Christmas card I designed a while ago incorporating Paula’s charming model. The card itself is made by cutting an 8.5×11 (US Letter … Read more

Origami Adds a Festive Holiday Sparkle to a Staircase

The winter solstice is almost here, and the rebirth of the light is what I celebrate deep in my heart. Soon the sun will remain above the horizon a little longer each day in the northern hemisphere. The light returns slowly. I gladly receive it! To welcome the light I decorate my home with a collection … Read more

Origami Hollow-Petal Flower

In my previous blog, La Trenza, I featured this hollow-petal flower of my own creation (Now used for a Guinnes record attempt). This model is relatively easy to fold from the windmill base, –also known as Froebel’s basic form, and makes a nice Christmas ornament, or it can also be used as a dish for … Read more

How to Make a Kusudama With the Carambola Flower

This Kusudama can be considered modular origami, and it is based on a beautiful flower model, folded from a pentagon and originally created by Carmen Sprung (Germany). She calls it “carambola” perhaps because of its resemblance to a cross section of a carambola –also known as star fruit. On her website, Happy Folding, Sara Adams … Read more