A Butterfly After Dinner

John and I were finishing dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants. The sushi is delicious and the owners are always appreciative of the models I leave behind. John took this picture during a moment of concentration as I prepared the model for that evening. It was a butterfly. …………….. Portrait courtesy of John … Read more

Spring Flower

I am always looking for the right moment and the right light to take a good picture for my blog posts in Origami Spirit. As I was taking a picture of the Spring Flower this morning, John, my husband, took a photo of the photographer. He captured a lovely moment, didn’t he? Here is the … Read more

Fold and Flap an Origami Bat

flapping origami bat

Because of the economy in the number of folds and the quality of the movement expressed in the flapping wings, this clever origami butterfly, a creation of designer deg farrelly, is one of my favorite action models. Over the years I have folded it many times, often in black paper at Halloween, telling those I … Read more

Swallowtail Butterfly

When visiting Evi Binzinger’s flikr page not long ago, I spotted –among other lovely origami models, this swallowtail butterfly that Evi had created. I fell in love with it and immediately set myself the task of deciphering the folding sequence. This sequence turned out to be as enjoyable as looking at the finished butterfly. With … Read more

An Idea to Leave a Nice Message for Someone

origami butterfly with a quote of an irish blessing

“May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sunAnd find your shoulder to light on,To bring you luck, happiness and richesToday, tomorrow and beyond.”~Irish Blessing I folded this origami butterfly with a page taken from a magazine. On one side was the picture of a leafless tree and the reverse side was black. What I … Read more