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|Posted on August 23, 2013 at 7:15 AM||comments (0)|
In an effort to create a book cover for my origami book (which doesn't exist yet), I took some of my origami photos out of their backgrounds and put them together in the same picture. The resault was certainly not at the quality needed for a book cover, but I enjoyed creating it, and I hope you enjoy it too:
|Posted on June 17, 2013 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
The essay below was submitted for a school assignment, but It also expresses some of my views in origami matters:
Imagine being able to create anything that you desire out of one material. If you could use nothing other than your hands and a sheet of paper to accomplish this feat, what would you construct? Most likely, you have many thoughts racing through your mind. I was confronted with this remarkable situation over five years ago, and I took the opportunity to connect with a magnificent form of art. Yes, I’m proud that I am able to take part in the art of origami.
Over the years, I have had the privilege of folding many designs that simply take your breath away. Among them are origami action models, origami designed by a master Origamist in the U.S. named Robert J. Lang, origami tessellations, and even some of my own designs. Although many of these models take hours to fold, the product is quite awe-inspiring. Origami is so engaging, in fact, that I have spent days completing only one model! Sadly, however, many people are either unaware of origami, or they do not feel that they have the patience that this art requires.
As the title suggests, Origami appears to be a lost art. Even with all of the effort I have made to tell others about it, many still display a blank look on their face when I inform them about what I enjoy doing.
When I was still just beginning in my origami endeavor, I would watch videos on YouTube in order to obtain instructions. Now, however, I own many books with origami diagrams, and I am aiming to obtain more. You can also search “origami diagrams” online, and you will find instructions in this manner as well. On the other hand, if none of these methods suit your needs, you can always borrow a book from your local library.
In summation, what is it that makes origami so incredible? For one thing, origami can be used to make absolutely anything that your heart desires. Furthermore, anyone who puts forth the effort can learn origami. Also, there is no shortage of instructions for models that were previously designed by others. In conclusion, if this brief essay has motivated you in any way, I urge you to make the effort to have the ability to say: “I’m proud that I am able to take part in the art of origami.”
|Posted on June 10, 2013 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
This book by Robert J. Lang is really quite amazing. I am trying to fold every model in the book with 15cm (5 7/8 inch) squares of paper, and that is proving to be a difficult challange. I have so far folded the ant, treehopper, tarantula, and I belive I folded one or two more. There are 20 models overall and all but one really catch my interest. If you would like to learn how to fold amazing models of insects with much detail, then I highly recommend that you purchase this book. (Especially since it is fairly inexpensive.)
|Posted on June 3, 2013 at 7:00 AM||comments (0)|
I have a YouTube channel!
|Posted on May 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
I recently purchased the second edition of Robert Lang's book Origami Design Secrets. It is costly (around $50) but quite worth the money. Though I have not read the book in it's entirety, I have learned much about designing new models. I hope that I will be able to improve my designing ability, and you will notice a change in my detail.
|Posted on May 22, 2013 at 2:50 PM||comments (0)|
You thought I only did origami? Of course not!