Last year I began learning origami. it started as an idea for activities that could be offered to schools and summer / afternoon activities centers, linked to my main field (strictly speaking China, where BTW the art of folding paper originated, but more and more expanding towards Japan too).
I'm not really interested (at least for now) in the complexity of origami, models like Wall-E
or these incredible insects
fill me with awe, but do not tempt me as a goal.
What I really like to learn are simple models that can be toys or house decorations,things that even someone who has never folded before can learn in the two hours that are my usual workshop time.
That's why I fell in love with kusudama
, here's my very first oneKusudama
means medicine ball, an origami one is the paper imitation (possibly born as a substitute) of a sphere made of flowers. This one was an experiment, but as soon as some paper I've ordered arrives, I'll fold more in red, green and gold as Christmas decorations for this year.
I can't wait.
P.S. Sorry for missing the Ming Li update this week, real life got in the way (no, it wasn't the kusudama
's fault ;-) )