about me.

I’m just someone who loves cooking, reading and paper folding (origami). I actually have a broader list of interests but these are my main hobbies; it would be bad if you bore yourself to death while reading this.
What can I say more? I also love animals! I prefer cats but I also like dogs (especially big ones like Labradors and retrievers but I also like mutts, no discrimination here!), fishes and lots more.
Want to see my other blog? Feel free to do so but croquis is in portuguese…

Shame on me… I also like to read manga and watch anime and almost forgot to mention it. It helps with my slow pace study of the japanese language. ^^;

Another thing to mention about me: I’m extremely forgetful; because of that I always have post-it’s around me with notes about just anything… My laptop generally has 2 to 4 notes on it, in a bad day it reaches 10 and more…


21 Responses to “about me.”

  1. Mindi Says:

    Love your origami flowers! Unfortunately my English is awful and I’m not able to express myself as I wanted, but I guess it doesn’t matter anymore. Congratulations for your origamis and your blog. And I’ll link to you!

    http://la-mindi.blogspot.com/ (just in Portuguese)
    http://la-mindi.vox.com/ (in Portuguese and Italian)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/la-mindi/ (my Photo Album)

    Best wishes,

  2. natasha Says:

    what a lovely blog!

    you are so good at this hobby of yours… its beautiful to see your creativity and attention to detail…

    keep posting please, and share your art with us…

    we really appreciate it.

    :) all the best!

  3. Isa Says:

    Thank you for the kind words, Natasha. It really fires one up to keep going ;) I intent to continue folding and sharing with everyone who wants to see it!

    Thank you once more…

  4. Matthew Vaughn Says:


    I love your work. I think your site is wonderful. I am new to making kusudama balls, I made my first one about a week ago. Now, I love it and have to know more. Will you please suggest books for a beginner who needs detailed instructions. I know you recommend some on your site but I really need one in English if possible with great instructions. I lover your work and I am interested in making all the balls you have on your site. It would really help me out it you would give me suggestions.

    Thank you very much,

    Matthew Vaughn (please email me at akanni23@hotmail.com)

  5. Isa Says:

    Hi. First of all thank you for your nice words… In second place welcome this special modular origami: kusudama! Once you start you can never stop ;)

    Two books I recommend are:
    “Kusudama: ball origami” by YAMAGUCHI Makoto
    there isn’t many explanations on this book but it has many of the known kusudamas and teach you the basic; after folding these you are ready to fold something more complex and “different”.

    “kusudama origami” by FUSE Tomoko
    Many pretty kusudamas! Some are known, many are not. Lot’s of fun with several kusudamas and variations!

    My advice: buy any book that inspire you! Never “ignore” a model, there are things only some less “pretty” models can teach you ;) (are less pretty models? lol I have never found one!) and lastly: with one unit experiment several papers; find out wich is the easiest to fold, the prettiest, the one that holds folds really nice, etc.

    Hoping I could be of any help, yours truly,
    (I’ve also replied to your email)

  6. Shane Says:


    I’m doing a school project (major project) on Origami and while researching I stumbled upon your blog. You’re very good! -A lot better than I am- Your site has been very helpful with finding good models and model designers~ Your folding skills are amazing. I need more practice. xD;

    PS: You’re also a good photographer.

  7. Isa Says:

    Thank you for the compliment! This as for so many things in life practice is a good ally! In my country we have a saying: practice makes perfect! Keep on trying, your origami will be more and more pretty!

  8. sofia Says:

    Hy! I liked your blog very much. I love kusudamas and I would be very happy if I knew how to do the Cherry Blossom Ball. Please, can you send me the diagram?
    Sofia (from Brasil)

  9. reeasd Says:

    I was wondering if you would like to be joining a group on Scribd called Origami, it’s just a few hours old and until now I have upload some books(Polyhedron Origami For Beginners – Miyuki Kawamura) that I had and some diagrams.
    I just want to share what i have with other people that like paper folding, soo if you are interested in this and if you have time to put upload some pictures of folding instructions there will be nice.
    Please if you can share this with some other people that are interested in this too.

    Thank you and have a nice day.

    the site is http://www.scribd.com/groups/view/11895-origami

  10. Roswitha Says:

    Hi! I discovered this beautyful origami cherry blossom in your blog. I´m desperately seeking for a diagram of that blossom. Can you share this diagram with me? Pleeeease! Thanks, Roswitha

  11. Ojongamong Says:

    I love your origami! I can just stare at them all day….

  12. Amor Says:

    im a fanatic of oragami but your vision brings it with more decore friendly thats cost efficient, fun and visually captivating to do! =D

  13. Karua Says:

    I love your origami! I’m just wondering if you could direct me to good websites that sell origami paper as beautiful as the ones you use in your creations. That would be great, thanks!

  14. Edward Isko Says:

    Hello! I am yet another fan of the beautiful Sakura blossom you have showed photographs of. I have been desperately looking for a Sakura that does not require five sided paper, and yours is it! I want to fold a very large version of this for a stage piece, but I cannot find the instructions anywhere. Can you please share them with me? I am in awe od your talent and it would be an honor to be in your debt. Thank you so much.

  15. Sakura Says:

    I really love the Sakura blossoms, I after all am named after them.

  16. Bader Says:

    Hello :)

    I really loved your work, and I want to ask you if you can produce them in quantities?

    Of course it will be paid job.

    Please contact me on my email.

  17. marzjic Says:

    hello :)
    I really appreciate your work. thank for your sharing :)

  18. Ionut Says:

    Hello, there’s something i’ve been doing some research on lately, and maybe you can help me, as a challenge.

    I have a problem that i need to solve:

    I need to find a way to fold and cut a piece of A4 paper, in such a manner that when i unfold it it results a straight 1 meter strip.
    It seems impossible, however i think there is a solution.

  19. Ionut Says:

    Can you help out?

  20. learn origami Says:

    Hi there! I could have sworn Ive been to this website before but after browsing through many of the articles I realized its new to me. Regardless, Im definitely happy I came across it and Ill be bookmarking it and checking back regularly!

    • Isa Says:

      It’s been around for some time! The layout was slightly different so perhaps its the same site? ;)
      Enjoy! And thank you! :)

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