Origami for the International Day of Peace

This photo was taken a few years back at the Clark Museum in Williamstown, Massachusetts. I’ve always enjoyed the expression of delight as this lady receives my origami hen after I folded it in front of her. A magical origami moment! I love origami because it is a vehicle for creativity, inspiration, joy and peace. The … Read more

Make an Origami Dove and Share the Peace of Folding Paper

The year is coming to an end and I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for all of your visits, comments and continued support for our work at Origami Spirit. I’d also like to extend a very special thank you to those who have generously donated funds to help maintain this website. … Read more

Let There Peace on Earth…

…. and let it begin with me. ———————————————– Sometimes we need a quiet moment to find inner peace. We may find those moments while folding an origami crane. Spread Peace! Click for instructions to fold an origami crane today.

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 Origami Cranes as a Tribute to Victims of 9/11

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” ~Buddha “Peace goes into the making of an origami crane as flour goes into the making of bread.” ~Pablo Neruda Origami cranes were offered to visitors at the WTC Tribute Center to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Cranes are traditional paper birds from Japan. They … Read more

In the Spirit of Origami

A few nights ago, my husband captured this quiet moment as I folded paper. Origami is a gentle source of joy and inner peace. . . . . Photo © John Sutton . . . .