ORIGAMI, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE ART OF PAPERFOLDING
Anness Publishing Limited 2001
Origami is a japanese word meaning 'paper-folding' There are many things one can make with origami by changing one square sheet of paper into various different shapes. Here, I'll be posting some origami designs which i've made. Designs are created from various sources.
Butterflies, Oh, Butterflies,
Your beauty is so rare.
Butterflies, Oh, butterflies,
How could anyone dare.
to catch you and to hold you
against your solemn will?
They should just admire you
and let you have your fill.
of flitting here and flitting there,
gathering up your daily fare
of nectars from the flowers bright,
from early morning until night.
Butterflies, beautiful butterflies,
with so many colours rare,
it hurts my heart when one dies,
Yet, does anyone truly care?
For butterflies, butterflies,
you represent new birth,
from chrysalis until you die,
you beautify the earth.
thank you, lovely butterflies.
Butterflies, Oh, butterflies(Author Unknown)
These are made from the basic sonobe cube instructions. Each cube is made from 6 sheets of paper. 2 different colours have been used here. The preferred size for making earrings are 5cmx5cm.
I'm thinking up of new designs to create and hope to post one every week.
This was done with 6 sheets of paper. There are many variations to this model. The very first kind of this was designed by Sonobe Mitsunobu, thus the name. I like the altenating colours and patterns. Hope to do more complex models in the future.
sonobe cube:folding instructions
Source:Origami - MM's Modular Mania
There are 3 parts to this cactus plant. Green paper is used for the Cactus. The plant is placed inside a Flowerpot. A tiny Buttonhole Flower is inserted into the cactus.
Source:Origami: new ideas for paperfolding; Gross, Gay Merrill; Magna Books