Posts Tagged ‘Arts and Crafts’

Transforming!

July 10, 2018

Here is a wonderful origami design that transforms from a simple cube into a blooming rose (or vice versa).  It requires multiple pieces of paper, but the end result will be worth it.  Happy folding!

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Summer and Butterflies!

June 10, 2018

Are you looking for a project this weekend?  Summer is officially right around the corner, so why not entertain yourself with a simple origami pattern for a butterfly?  Happy folding!

Tulsa International Mayfest 2018!

May 19, 2018

MayfestHappy Saturday one and all!  The Tulsa International Mayfest began earlier this week (Thursday) and I sure hope you make time to attend (you still have today and tomorrow).  In its 45th year, Mayfest takes place in downtown Tulsa and is “a family-oriented event created to promote a broader knowledge of and appreciation for arts and humanities among serious, as well as casual, art lovers.”  In addition to awesome art, there are food vendors and more than 100 musicians performing on four separate stages/venues.  There are even fun activities for the whole family. So come on down to Mayfest this weekend and take in the arts!  At this event, I always fall in love with more paintings than I can afford to purchase, but such is the life of an avid art collector (who finds himself in a target-rich environment).

Just Around the Corner . . . !

May 10, 2018

Mother’s Day is just a few days away and if you are looking for a creative and inexpensive expression of love and caring (from a child/children to their mother) that just takes a little time (and patience), then why not attempt to create an origami bouquet of flowers?  There are several “types” of flowers you can try.  Here are links to some of the more popular youtube.com videos below.  Happy folding!

The Kusudama Flower Ball

Easy paper flower

Origami lily

Origami rose

Tulips, a Sign of Spring!

April 10, 2018

Now that spring has sprung, trees and flowers should all be abloom.  If not, why not “make” a few of your own (origami).  Here is a video that shows you how to create an origami tulip!  Happy folding!

“Fold” Me Over In The Clover!

March 18, 2018

On this the day after St. Patrick’s Day (why not continue the celebration until Monday?), allow me some “free association,” if  you will . . . Saint Patrick . . . the patron saint of Ireland . . . the Emerald Isle . . . the color green . . . shamrock/clover . . . so, Happy Sunday and if you are looking for a fun diversion from your normal weekend routine and want to try something creative/artistic, how about giving this origami version of clover a try?  Happy folding!

The King of the Jungle!

January 9, 2018

So, lions have long been considered the “king of the jungle” despite not actually residing in the jungle.  Hmm, want to know why?  Bottom line, lions are “kings” due primarily to their raw power and strength.  Here is a challenging origami version of a lion.  Happy folding!

A Reindeer!

December 9, 2017

Happy Saturday!  Now that we are into December and the full-swing of the holiday season, here is a fun weekend project for creating a unique dinner table centerpiece . . . “on Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer and Vixen” . . .  happy folding!

Spheniciformes!

November 9, 2017

Okay, I’ll speak English . . . penguins!  This aquatic, flightless bird lives predominantly in the Southern Hemisphere (only one species does not — the Galapagos Penguin can be found north of the Equator).  Here is an origami version that really does remind me of the Roman Catholics sisters (nuns) of my youth!

Bird of Paradise!

August 9, 2017

When it comes to exotic flowers, I’ve always been enthralled by the bird of paradise (native to South Africa).   I, of course, am not talented when it comes to growing or caring for plants.  But here is an origami version that will just have to do for those of us with other than green thumbs.  You’ll need a few extra materials besides the paper, but it will be well worth it.