Wikipedia defines origami as the following:
“(from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper”) is the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD and was popularized in the mid-1900s. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of material into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques.”
These are my first Origami sculptures. They range from ponies to cranes, frogs to bunnies, butterflies to swans, geese to chickens and turtles to dragonflies. I know I still need some practice, but it’s a great exercise of patience and persistence.
I have to admit, at first it was frustrating and I thought it wasn’t meant for me, but with the help of instructions and youtube videos, it worked! Now it’s just a matter of keep on practicing, bringing up the stakes to more complex diagrams and getting better. I love the challenge and the fact that, once I’ve gotten better at it, I can make it part of my design. I also want to create decorative objects with them as gifts. I think with Origami the sky is the limit. Once I am comfortable enough, I’ll give Kirigami a try as well.
Thanks for reading and I welcome your feedback, ideas and suggestions!