Follow me on Instagram at sharpharmade!

Follow me on Instagram at sharpharmade! .

Friday November 11, 2016 is Origami Day.

“When you fold a piece of paper, you’re essentially changing the memory of that piece.
– Eric Demaine in Between the Folds

There’s a birthday coming, and it’s an important one for all you paper folding fanatics. It’s the birthday of Lillian Oppenheimer, the founder of the first origami group in America. If you love the art of folding paper and creating beautiful creations from paper, cloth, dollar bills, napkins, or anything that’ll hold a crease, This day is for you!

The art of folding paper arose in several places throughout the world, including Europe, China, and Japan. It has accompanied traditions and celebrations of every kind, including funerals, birthdays, and more.

In Europe, it was napkin folding that was all the rage, a tradition which was abundant during the 17th and 18th centuries as a sign of being a good host or hostess. Sadly, this particular tradition was going to fade out and become nearly forgotten until recently, when it’s beginning to see something of a resurgence. When Japan opened its borders in the late 1800’s, they started incorporating German paper folding techniques and two worlds came together in a glorious union.

These days Origami has been used as a beacon of hope, with the tradition of folding a thousand cranes being done for people who are in the hospital fighting cancer, for instance.

So, pick up a piece of paper and start folding it into something amazing. Okay, so it really isn’t THAT simple, but there’s plenty of opportunities for you to use online resources and books from your library to start making amazing creations out of paper. Create beautiful works of art from folding paper or cloth that will impress everyone.” ^sPm – #sharpharmade Fr ‘Days of the Year’ http://ow.ly/i/oTFpR

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Vintage Eve's

A Blog About Cool Vintage Stuff

EtsyChristmasInJuly

Christmas in July is an Etsy community driven event that will be held July 1st - July 10th, 2017.

WordPress.com

WordPress.com is the best place for your personal blog or business site.

%d bloggers like this: