The World of Origami – Who Would Have Thunk It?

Dollar Bill Origami
Dollar Bill Origami
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Dreams are like paper, they tear so easily. (Gilda Radner)

So, since knitting does not seem to be an option for me…. And, given crochet has also has me beat (and everybody told me it was easier than knitting. Bah Humbug!)… I’m considering origami as a possibility. I’m quite fascinated by these folded wee artworks. I quite like their whimsy.

What do you think?

Dollar Bill Origami Rabbit
Dollar Bill Origami Rabbit
(Image from here)

Of course, an origamist* is not limited to using US dollar bills. I just happened to like those examples (and there is no such thing as an Australian dollar bill any more so I couldn’t find any Australian examples).

Anyhoo – in my quest to find a form of haberdashery that I can actually achieve, I had a quick squizz at Amazon to see what they had on offer. Well, it seems there is a whole world of origami just waiting to be discovered. Here’s a taste of what I discovered…

Prepare to be amazed!

 Money Origami Kit: Make the Most of Your Dollar!
Money Origami Kit: Make the Most of Your Dollar!
(Image from Amazon)
 Sticky Note Origami: 25 Designs to Make at Your Desk
Sticky Note Origami: 25 Designs to Make at Your Desk
(Image from Amazon)
 Barfbag Origami: Twenty-Seven First-Class Gags to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing
Barfbag Origami: Twenty-Seven First-Class Gags to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing
(Image from Amazon)
 Erotic Origami
Erotic Origami
(Image from Amazon)
 Adult Origami
Adult Origami
(Image from Amazon)

I may have to order one of these books just to see what I can come up with. Any suggestions as to which one I should choose?

* a made up word meaning ‘one who creates origami’

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Comments (18)

Personally I’d start sticky note and work my way up to barf bag …..easier to find sticky notes I imagine …..unless you do a lot of flying!

I thought the sticky notes were the most practical, D 🙂

to while away the hours on the plane for your up and coming European venture… I would go all out on the Barf Bag!

Mmmm – a possibility, BCD. I reckon I can just as easily be folding Euros, tho…

Definitely money origami – all some of our currencies are fit for now!!

Zac – I reckon you may be on to a winner there!

I am afraid to ask what the erotic origami is made from.

Me too, DT! Maybe I can graduate to that after I have mastered the basics?

Hey J – if no one has told you you are AWESOME today, let me start by saying it. You simply never cease to amaze me with the quirky things you find. It is a true talent, you need to know that!
PS – I dig origami!

You have made my day with your comment, S. Thank you.

I’m with Shira. As always, a fabulous post!

Awww shucks you guys… Bless your cotton socks!

TSL, origami is really fun. Starting with what you may already have (e.g. sticky note) i.e. the basics is just great. I made a swan next to a ballerina figure that I have years ago, and called that “Swan Lake”. It still looks great. Have fun!

SC – I’ll keep you posted. It was really just a whim – but now, I may have to deliver since I have my blog buddies cheering me on!

I love origami, and think you should give it a go for sure. Paper cranes are so pretty! Let us know Syders!

I was 1/2 joking, M – Now I reckon I’ll HAVE to deliver!

My daughter made me an origami lilly today…the cutest thing …
Artsy.

OK – I will have to follow through now. I’ll keep you posted!

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