My first Origami animals

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.”

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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!


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