Expert Interview –Dáša Ševerová

Dáša Ševerová was born in Slovakia where she spent first 30 years of her life. She studied Mathematics and Biology and was working several years as a high school teacher at a school for gifted children. After her son was born, she moved with her family to Geneva From the beginning, Dáša was interested in geometrical origami, in models that expressed beauty through form and symmetry. Her explorations in modular origami evolved into an interest in tessellations, one sheet models of boxes, stars fractals, and models made from paper strips. From these interests came Dáša’s first ideas about how to “improve” or extend existing models to make her own variations. …READ MORE HERE…

Printable: Dalmatian Drip Pattern and Video

This printable paper features a clue and an answer from a crossword puzzle, which makes reference to the origami crane. When you use it to fold a crane, both the clue and the answer are visible on the wings of the finished crane.
Download HERE this pattern created for Origamigos, the Origami Spirit Membership, by Leyla Torres. …READ MORE HERE…

Origami Talk and Tidbits -Live Meeting – 03-13-2020

Using Origami as a springboard for conversation. Share, and talk. Many Origamigos participated and shared their recent origami work and ideas. Several inspiring ideas and insights, such as: using origami “mistakes” as a point of departure for creative ideas and origami design – mistakes as “happy accidents”; appreciating and designing origami models that look clean and elegant even from the less visible side; using non-paper materials such as natural leaves to fold and wrap food items; modular origami made with circular pieces (Marui Origami) …READ MORE HERE…

Expert Interview –Lizzie Burns

Dr. Lizzie Burns is the founder of the Anti-Boredom Campaign (ABC) and has conducted creative sessions that include the use of Origami over the past 10 years in the context of hospital settings. Lizzie was introduced to Origami by one of her patients who wanted to teach her and pass it on. …READ MORE HERE…