|"Under the Rain" by Oriland|
It was peaceful and uplifting spending time with you folding and unfolding the energy and crafting pretty things from paper.
Many of you showed an interest in learning more paper folding so here are a few of my favorite sites for you to browse:
Origami Club is my favorite site for beginners and children. They have great diagrams and even an animated diagram feature that makes it easier to understand transitions.
You can find the instructions for the cup we folded here and a slightly simpler variation of the lotus with optional leaves here.
Origami Spirit is a beautiful blog for artistic inspiration and soothing instructional videos. Author Leyla Torres and her sweet kitty Corazon just added this beautiful post about Origami for stress relief and building community. So Yogic!
Oriland is an absolutely charming Canadian site. Authors Katrin and Yuri Shumakov have done considerable research on the brain benefits of Origami and their paper flower arrangements like the one pictured above are each more beautiful than the last!
Last but not least, I'm very fond of Paper Kawaii. Chrissy's video tutorials are clear and uncluttered. Her photography and choices of paper are so creative and inspiring!
There are so many other amazing Origami artists and sites out there, but I'll save them for another workshop and post.
Do you have a favorite Origami site? Leave your suggestions in the comments below.