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Friday, January 22, 2010

The Beauty of Origami

I'm originally from Japan and grew up folding papers and create different kind of stuff: Crane, Flowers, Heart, Boxes, etc. Children in Japan know how to do it - it's no brainer. I'm amazed how I used to be able to make everything that's on here.

My daughters love origami. My mother in Japan sent me tons of origami paper and the book (Disney princess theme) for them to learn how to fold simple stuff. I'm grateful because I'm relearning the beauty of origami. Although I'm teaching my girls how to make animals or boat or castle, they're teaching me to patience or the things I forgot to make. The only thing I will never forget to make is "Crane" - it's basic, but it's something I showed my daughters for the first time which they showered me with "make it again, make it again!!"

So, do you know how to origami?






























8 comments:

Andy Tan said...

These are so pretty! I want those stars! Love, love.

I used to know my origami, but now I've kind of forgotten it already. I'd probably try again.

xoxo,
Andy

JDaniel4's Mom said...

There is something elegant about each one.

Dionne said...

I want to learn Origami. It's so delicate and beautiful and ornate.

Nicole* said...

wow, how beautiful! I'm loving that multi-colored ball - so fun!

Leslie said...

These are beautiful, I saw a kit at Barnes & Noble the other day to learn to fold Flowers. I have been thinking of getting it for my little girl she loves to make things :)

JESSICA LAUREN said...

Happy 2010! I just stumbled upon your virtual chronicle and absolutely love your world view.

If you get a chance, swing by and say hello. I would love to hear about all your wants, musings, and distractions. Thank you darling and wonderful blog, I will be back regularly.

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Barefoot Chic said...

Andy: Aren't they pretty? I love it too!

JDaniel4's Mom: I did pick these photos because of that reason you mentioned:)

Dionne: Oh you would enjoy and love doing Origami. I'm serious.

Nicole: I used to make multi-colored ball and I was only 7 or 8! I need to relearn it!

Leslie: You should get the kit for your girl. My daughters love making them. She will too..

Mara: It is so true!!!

Jessica: Happy 2010! Thanks so much for stopping by and such a lovely comment. I will definitely pay a visit:)

Sukanya said...

I just came across your blog. And enjoy reading it. I love origami and everything Japanese.
Do you mind sharing how to make the origami in the first photo? It'd like to make one for a Valentine's decoration. Thanks