Archive for September 2011

Friday feature # 1


Friday, September 30 by

-one of the quotes to go on my wall-

Currently I am designing the blank canvas that is 'the wall' next to my bed. While others tend to have piles upon piles of photographs to disperse across the walls in their abode, I am a bit more of a humble creature with more of my memories stories in my mind or in other captured mementos. So, in order to still decorate with things that mean a lot to me, I came up with the idea of putting up my favorite quotes--ones about life or beauty or happiness to inspire me when I awake in the morning. And of course I couldn't leave out my passion for paper craft, so... around, throughout, and within the collection of quotes will be cute, decorative origami designs.

So I thought I would share with you some of the diagrams and tutorials of the designs I am including. Today's selections are a fairly simple daisy and a basic butterfly-- both very fun additives to any shelf or display.

The butterfly is fairly straight forward although deemed intermediate by its creator Michael LaFosse. The diagram can be found here. This design is nice because you can play with the proportions in steps 3 or 10 to create differently shaped wings. Here is my creation. You'll notice in my take I chose not to fold back the triangular point in the last steps.

The second piece of origami is from Origami Instructions which is a very good resource for beginner origami designs. The length of the petals and size of the center depends upon step 21 so play around with the design. I would love to see other variations you might make! Here is mine, once again:

-love how the color seems to radiate from the flower-

--Stay tuned for next week's Friday feature for more decorations for your 'blank canvas'.

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