Posts Tagged ‘origami’

Happy birthday!

2015|01|17
Eight years ago I created this blog/ site to share my passion about origami. In these eight years many things have changed, yet my passion with origami is still ablaze… The excitement of folding paper until it becomes something else, be it dazzlingly simple, of sculptural beauty or just lovely as the joy it brings. I had the opportunity of sharing this joy with others and, that too, is another motive for celebration!
Eight years ago I talked about how I’ve come upon origami eight years before. Where will we be eight years from now? I don’t know and, in all honesty that’s fine, I’ll just enjoy the now with calm breaths while folding.

Eight years ago I left a preview of a widely known and appreciated modular creation of Mr. Toshikazu Kawasaki and now I leave you with, perhaps a less known, creation of his, the president’s cherry ball or 大統領の桜玉, in japanese.
Happy birthday paper unlimited! May I share many more folds with you! (more frequently too!) :)
Thank you for visiting, come again!

Toshikazu Kawasaki's new sakuradama: president’s cherry ball or 大統領の桜玉
Note: yes, I have a new camera! Not an DSLR but it’s awesome and I’m putting it to good use. As you can see in the photo of this gigantic sakuradama! Seriously, I folded it big…
And yes, logo update on the way!

Waribashi and online diagrams

2013|12|01

As I have previously mentioned, I collaborate with Waribashi – a free portuguese online magazine featuring japanese culture and events – on the origami section. Recently, or not so recently, I have added the responsibility of the facebook page of Waribashi, on management and creation of content, and even though I’m quite silent in the blog I still fold! Rest assured! :)
So, since I have yet to finish a print version of the models I’ve been folding and diagraming for Waribashi, not mentioning other folded models, here’s a short assembly of the models with a photo and link to the magazine featuring it (since 2012). All models are quite simple!
No knowledge of portuguese is required. Use thinner and strong paper for small models, sturdier paper for bigger models!
A safe choice/ recommendation:
. rice paper for tiny models
. kraft paper and wrapping paper for small models
. origami paper, wrapping paper and/ or copy paper for bigger models
. exception: tanzaku, use sturdier paper or light cardboard for the base and origami/ wrapping paper for the model

Happy folding!

links open in new tabs/ windows and are a direct link to the magazine online pdf

Waribashi 39, kirigami sakura
April 2012, Waribashi 39
Kirigami Cherry Blossom : 切り紙の桜

Waribashi 40, tsuru
June 2012, Waribashi 40
Crane, twin cranes and mother and child cranes : 鶴、双子鶴、親子鶴

Waribashi 41, butterflies
August 2012, Waribashi 41
(simple) Butterfly : 簡単な蝶

Waribashi 42, traditional kusudama
October 2012, Waribashi 42
Kusudama, traditional : 薬玉、伝統的

Waribashi 43, hebi
February 2013, Waribashi 43
Snake and Year of the Snake : 蛇と巳年

Waribashi 44, unit sakura
April 2013, Waribashi 44
(yet another modular) Cherry Blossom : (ほかのユニット) 桜

Waribashi 45, semi
June 2013, Waribashi 45
Cicada :

Waribashi 46, shiori, tanzaku
August 2013, Waribashi 46
Book marker and Tanzaku : 栞、短冊

Waribashi 47, akino ha
October 2013, Waribashi 47
(simple) Autumn Leaves : (簡単な) 秋の葉

December 2013, coming soon!