Origami Photo Gallery
Take a gander at some origami projects made by our
readers, workshop participants, and staff. To leave comments for the folders, click the link by their photo to go to their page.
Toot your horn! If you've made something
instructions, or anything you'd like to share, we'd love to see it and
show it off here. Submit
your photos or find
SOON to this page: Origami submitted by Sara from Alexandria,
Egypt. See it now by clicking the YOUR Photos link at left, and
Flowers from Around the World
To see more of Bob's work and read some tips he shared, click here.
< Rose Bouquet
To go to Alale's page, click here.
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
To read the story behind this flower, click here
Tree and More
This huge collection is carefully packed away every year to be enjoyed
the following holiday season.
To see all of the 20+ photos that were submitted, click
Artist Francisco Valdés from
seems to have discovered origami only recently, but you wouldn't know
it by looking at the numerous advanced models he's been completing.
Check out his fantastic collection of work on Francisco's
With Love from
Lom Sak, Thailand
I made this swan for my boyfriend.
This is a type of modular origami known as "Golden Venture." Here
is its history, according to Wikipedia:
"In 1993, a group of
Chinese refugees were detained on the ship Golden Venture and held in
American prison, where they began making elaborate models combining
traditional Chinese modular paperfolding (utilizing materials such as
magazine covers) with a form of papier-mâché (using toilet
tissue); these models were gifted to those aiding the refugees and sold
at charity fund raisers. Media coverage of the refugees helped
popularize traditional Chinese modular folding worldwide- which became
known as 'Golden Venture folding'."
A Japanese-American friend of mine, named Kay, is also a
fan of this type of origami. I had an opportunity to photograph
two of Kay's creations - another swan and an owl, together with the one
made by Ornnapas:
Kay uses books of patterns from Japan for her designs. She said
the title of one of her books literally translates into English as
"Paper Block." She estimates her swan required 200-300 pieces of
Here's a close-up showing how the individual pieces fit
You can add a comment on Ornnie's
your own page.
"i had an old falling-apart book and, rather than throw
it out, i thought it should do something useful with it."
Read more about kusudama on Cindy's
by Pete Smith
Pete says this intricate T-Rex skeleton "took 30 pieces of paper and
See more of this talented artist's work on Pete's
Puppies and Kitties
by Mrs. Schmale's
First Grade Class
18 students and their teacher each made a puppy and a
all the photos
to learn more about our workshops
Inner Gift Boxes
by Sue Mosher
As part of a retreat on leadership, I made a box for each person and
filled it with glass "jewels" to help embody their personal gifts, the
prized qualities that they might want in turn to give back to their
group. My hope is that, when they glance at these boxes in their homes
and offices, they'll be reminded of how special they are and how each
inner gift comes with the authority and obligation to use it well.
more on Sue's page
The big fish
was made from a large sheet of textured paper from a speciality
artist-supply store, where I also purchased the paints.
For comparison, the small fish is made from a standard 6-inch piece
Folding this fish is fun and easy. Make one!
kiss over a basic
The cranes are made of an exquisitely beautiful gold-flecked paper.
The background is a sparkly piece of scrapbook cardstock glued onto a
We loved your workshop! The next day, my mom and
I made 24 hearts for my teacher and class. I also showed my classmates
how to make them at my school's Valentine's Day party.
Hearts and Cards
by participants in the Curative Memory Program. This was our second
workshop with the group (see next entry for info). The 12 participants
each made a large heart and at least one card. The large heart was made
from a 12x6 inch piece of scrapbook paper and mounted on a simple stand
made from a scrap of cardstock. The ones on the cards are from an 8x4
inch piece of scrapbook paper.
for heart folding instructions.
by participants in the Curative Memory Program, Waukesha, Wisconsin.
The program provides support for individuals newly diagnosed with
cognitive issues. Our senior origamist, Barbara Boxster, volunteers one
day week at the program. Realizing it's excellent brain exercise, Barb
taught the group to make these boxes.
for folding instructions.
Projects by Advanced Class
Menomonee Falls, WI
The librarian brought in a stack of books and materials. We chose our
own projects. We helped each other and got great new ideas.
F U N!
Vase of Lilies by Barb H.
Rainbow of Cranes with Beads
and Crane Chandelier by Charline Samsel
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