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Second wip for my second piece! Be sure to check out the Laika 10th anniversary exhibition at Gallery Nucleus! Opening this Saturday.

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anonymous asked:

how is pleat folding different from traditional origami?

It’s difficult to explain, especially since I’m not an expert in pleat folding, but essentially traditional origami uses a variety of bases and folds in combination, whereas pleat folding uses mostly one specific form of fold to achieve a more malleable, more versatile shaping of the paper. Essentially paper artists found that with this one fold, repeated enough times, and occasionally involving variant folds, they could create a lot more variety of shape than using a combination of folds aimed at the same effect. 

If you’re interested, I suggest the documentary Between The Folds and Robert Lang’s TEDTalk on the mathematic aspects of origami. Neither give like, direct instruction on pleat folding, but they’ll help you grasp the ideas. 

The Legend of the Crane

Chinese legend has it that cranes live for a thousand years. Well, that’s legend but the Crane may conceivably be the oldest bird on earth; there is fossil proof that they existed over 60 million years ago. Cranes mate for life and have a beautiful and elaborate courtship dance which involves the intertwining of their long necks combined with much clacking of their beaks as if kissing. In Greek and Roman myth the dance of cranes  was seen as a love of joy and a celebration of life. The crane was usually considered to be a bird of Apollo, the sun god, who heralded in Spring and light.

Throughout all of Asia, the crane has been a symbol of happiness and eternal youth. In Japanese, Chinese, and Korean tradition, cranes stand for good fortune and longevity. However, the crane’s strongest association is with the soul.

The powerful wings of the crane were believed to be able to convey souls up to paradise and to carry people to higher levels of spiritual enlightenment. Over time, the crane has also evolved as a favorite subject of the tradition of paper folding – origami. It is said that a thousand folded cranes, one for each year of its life, makes a wish come true.

as far as “origami witchcraft” goes i know that there would sometimes be other magicks that people want to apply to it so i thought alot about sympathetic magick and also the magick that uses a poppet (poppet magick)  so i was looking around the traditional origami pieces and i found a yakko san (the image above) this i think would be the easiest form of representing a person (or even yourself) i was talking to my witchy friend’s (orriculum) and then an idea of using a poppet just flew into my head (she brought up something about i think a money spell using origami and i was like yep i got something in mind) 

Today there is a spell that i would like to share with the witchy community 

TAKE WORD: this spell should not be used to hurt someone or to even hurt yourself just be careful what you wish for because you might just get it 

this spell is used to enchant the yakko san to represent you you will need: Your favorate colored origami paper and a pen or pencil, (optional) : your wand a candle and some incense

Begin by taking your favorite colored origami and turn over to the color you don’t want to see to much of . Using the pen or a pencil write the first letter of your name and the last (or first) letter of your last name  then begin by creating your very own yakko-san doll (you can find out how to make them on youtube) then when your done begin by lighting your candle and incense (if you have any of them) and take your wand and point it at the yakko san (it doesn’t have to touch) or if you don’t have your wand just hold your hands over it and say mentally or outloud these words or similar words: “This piece represents myself and my being” blow 3 times on it and then seal it with the equal armed cross (its just used to keep thethe  magick inside) then imagine white light (or pink light) going into the doll and your done.

The doll in question can be used in your spellwork or ritual work 

The spells i suggest you use it for is spells that could empower yourself give you confidence self love self healing or any of the above or for glam spells if you so chose 

One last warning be careful with casting spells on the doll i suggest only casting one spell per month on the doll cause just using 2 spells for the same month on one doll could either have the spell backfire onto you or they could cancel out one another 

(I WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IF YOU DID NOT LISTEN TO THE WARNINGS)

if you have any questions or concerns about the spell or just would like to talk my pm is open and my question thing is open as well Blessed be - Garden 

Was this really planned since the start? Is Oda so incredible?

So I saw this hypothesis saying that this whole marriage thing was already planned since the start(chapter 124 to be precise). This chapter is starting with this picture:

So this chapter was based on the fight against Mr.3(so it’s really old). 

- We can see Sanji calling a boat to go somewhere. This boat service is represented with a crane(the bird) and in Japan there’s a legend that if you do 100 origamis it will bring you luck and this tradition of the origami is often made for wedding so this boat can represent Sanji going toward his wedding.

- Plus he has his luggage with the name “THE SECRET” written on it so he’s going towards his wedding with his secret(family secret).

- This chapter is entitled as: “This Tea is Delicious” and right now on the recent chapter we are talking about a TEA PARTY, for SANJI’s WEDDING?! Personnally I think it’s really crazy! Sanji’s going toward the tea party,toward his wedding! and this more than 650 chapter before it actually happend!

I don’t say that Oda isn’t planing his story(on the contrary his story is really constructed and even too hard for me to fully understand it ahah) but (apparently) knowing the future of his story more than 650 chapter before and without knowing the fact that One piece was going to be as famous as it is it’s really crazy X)

Visit the American Museum of Natural History this holiday season to see one of New York’s most beloved displays, the Origami Holiday Tree—an annual tradition for more than forty years. Produced in partnership with OrigamiUSA, the tree is delightfully decorated with more than 800 hand-folded paper models created by local, national, and international origami artists.

The theme of this year’s tree is Mighty and Microscopic Life. Creatures tremendous and tiny decorate this year’s tree, taking inspiration from temporary exhibitions and permanent displays at the Museum. Included are models of microbes featured in The Secret World Inside You, the tenacious tardigrades of Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species, and the Museum’s newest icon, the Titanosaur, which will be unveiled January 2016 in the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Orientation Center on the 4th floor.

Learn how the tradition of the Origami Holiday Tree began.

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Watch as the glittering star mobiles spin around the Museum’s Origami Holiday Tree! The tree is on view now through January 11, 2015.

Learn more about this beloved Museum tradition

anonymous asked:

How does a beginner get into origami? I've tried several times but I always get discouraged and give up. Are there special tricks or tools to making edges line up perfectly?

It’s all about patience and practice. Make sure your paper is a square as possible (or what ever dimension you require). I’ve been doing this for several years and I still have issues when I rush and make messy cuts.

Start with a simple model. Starting with traditional origami could help you get the hang of things, but if you’d like to start with modular origami I would suggest trying the Sonobe module or making a Bascetta star (there are links to both in my master list). 

At the end of the day if you work slow and pay attention to detail you will get better with practice. Don’t get discouraged and give up, just work at it one step at a time. If you would like more advice or have any other question I would be more than happy to help you off anon. I don’t bite and I’m here to help.

Good luck and happy foldings!