23 January 2008

Origa-me

Ever since our Aunt Linda taught us how to make paper cranes one grade school night by our double-deck, I have become fascinated with the art of paper folding. After the paper crane came boats which helped while the time away in the rainy afternoons. Puppets, planes, and lots more took form from plain scraps of paper.

I guess that fascination has never left me. My wife bought me a wonderful Origami book in the past Book Fair, and I bought art paper for just the stuff.

Last Christmas, the kids and I made butterflies and stars, the former adorning our walls and the latter making our window view colorful and bright. Then, I made a series of decorative balls which we hung by the doorway.
Last Christmas, I also asked from our Kris Kringle office some Origami books. It was obviously quite easy to identify who made that request, as evidenced by the scribbled messages on my request list: "Nick, is that you?" hahaha!

But my request was granted. Not just for one book, but for two! Thanks Janice and Dave!
Both books came from Fully Booked. This one also contains beautifully-patterned origami paper and a crane aside from the book! Wonderful present.
The models in this one looks more tricky to fold....

This is my simple pleasure.

I am actually on the lookout for photo frames that has enough space between the glass panel and the backboard for framing origami work. I have been unsuccessful so far. If you know where such frames are bought, I will appreciate a holler!

What about you? How do you origami?
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