Friday, September 4, 2009

I ♥ origami!

Kusudama flower and Fancy Jane

I've always been fascinated by origami. I can fold a few simple things -- a fish from a dollar bill (pull its tail and the mouth opens and closes), a boat, cootie catchers... And I've also folded a few things by following step-by-steps from books. You have to wonder, whoever came up with this stuff!?!? It's amazing that someone would have the forethought/sight to visualize what a piece of paper could become if folded this way and that.

I folded this Kusudama flower by following a tutorial I came across here. It was actually very easy to do -- the toughest part was gluing the petals together!

Side note: I always smile to myself when I see fellow artists selling their wares with the disclosure "made in a pet free environment." I think there's a little more love in a piece of art when there's a cat hair or two included. [wink] Fancy had to be on my work table this morning, leaving little room for folding.
>^..^<

6 comments:

aninspiredpeace said...

I love the flower and I love my cat. :)

aninspiredpeace said...

P.S. I'm eating the scrawberries you made me this morning and they are the bomb. Thank you! :)

melissa kaye said...

Wow, this looks fabulous! :) I've always wanted to give origami a shot. I really should..

Jacie Ray said...

Love the flower! I am smiling because I totally agree with you on the 'pet-free environment'. How cool can a person be if they don't have any pets!?

Mom said...

Okay, I give up! Anything you can't do??? Very cute!!! xo

Margaret said...

I love that you chose paper with words on it. I just love the look of it. And I can't imagine doing much of anything without my dog nearby. I'd be so sad.

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