Weekend Snapshot: Origami

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A very cool thing about being a teacher is reliving the fun of a snow day. I am perfectly good with staying home and in my pajamas on a cold winter's morning. I don't mind getting out of bed in June, putting on cool clothes, and making my way to work by the light of day. I think it's a good trade. Better than that, though, is the unexpected weekend kind of day with the kiddo doing whatever we please. This week, we had a go at paper cranes. Della's been working her way up the levels of complexity of origami, and she was ready for this bird while the snow fell on Wednesday.

Weekend Snapshot

Comments

  1. how cool, love the designed paper-it looks so festive. fun time together.

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  2. Oh Sandy ... these are lovely!! My twelve-year old would have loved to be a part of this (she's done origami, no thanks to me!!) Beautiful! Peace, JP/deb

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  3. I never got the hang of origami for some reason. Maybe it was just a lack of patience or perhaps a lack of training. But I always thought it was cool that so many things could be made from folded paper!

    Like a very neat photo for example.

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  4. Looks like you guys had fun! I am not so good at origami.

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  5. I Origami dozens of times. I was a total wash out. But, even at that, it was fun to try. You're right. It is a great activity for a snowy day. Della did a good job!

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  6. Those are great Sandy. My daughter used to make origami cranes and all sorts of things I couldn't do half as well as she did. It's embarrassing because she had several books for origami and I could barely do the easiest and she just kept going. This post took me back a few years.

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  7. Wow that is really cool! You will have to show me someday how to do that.

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  8. Those are great. My son had an interest in this long enough for me to buy some paper and instructions. Then, on to something else.

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  9. A cool week of art!

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  10. What a lovely origami bird! The colored papers makes it very fascinating. Where did you find it?This bird is my favorite design. Actually, it takes practice to make a good one. I discovered that having a good paper roller helps with the folding.Great folds make a good origami.

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  11. Anonymous10:41 PM

    That's so beautiful! Wow. I'm completely impressed.

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  12. Colourful craft,

    Good thing to see this morning, Sandy :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  13. These are gorgeous. Ilove the paper she used too.

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  14. The colorful paper makes the origami really stand out.

    An Arkie's Musings

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  15. What a great way to spend a snowy day.

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  16. Very pretty and colorful origami compositions!

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  17. I can fold some flowers but not this crane. :)

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  18. They were great pics. I've never been able to conquer origami.

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  19. that is one beautiful creation! i'd love to learn that skill too. come visit my WS too

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  20. Those are lovely! It's a coincidence that I bought an origami book several days ago. It's on sale, 70% off. There's a catch though ... it's in Japanese. :) But I bought it anyway because the folding patterns are clearly illustrated.

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  21. My daughters are into this origami, but my fingers are not so deft.

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  22. how long have you been teaching? just to know.

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  24. I always wanted to learn this! Beautiful!

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  25. Hi Sandy,

    I came over from Cloudia's Comfort Spiral to say "Wow" because your comment on her blog on "Queen's Surf" in Hawaii had such an evocative line...

    "Directions were once poetry!"

    Fantastic line.

    It reminded me of getting directions from elderly Irishmen and women when cycling around Ireland on the back roads, many years ago.

    ...Their directions were a bit tricky to follow if you did not already know at least half the landmarks, including the ones that used to be there, but the memories were still being used as guideposts...

    But your expression is magical.

    So I wanted to come by and say kudos to you.

    Then I see that you have a great origami on your front page and that you are a teacher who really cares. That second point shines through your post on presenting the perfect essay. (I might go with a Bacon essay, but I will have to read Obama's essay.)

    Again, your expression is a delight. I know that I will use it.

    Tschüss,
    Chris

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  26. I once knew how to do that bird, but I think I forgot. I can't remember the beginning! The paper is lovely.

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  27. Hurrah, I solved my problem of not being able to comment on yoru blog. . . I use the community room computer! I still don't understadn why it won't let me on my old computer--just two of you. I am glad this will work so I will catch up on my comments from the last few days I missed -- about 4 posts I think. I don't know why I didn't think of it before! After all, I can access the computer room in our building 24 hours a day.

    I love origami! I once made 100 origami objects for our 100th day of school. Each of my students brought theirs (not origami) in so I felt tht I needed to do the same.

    Glad the two of you had some fun learning!

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  28. That is fabulous! I loved origami as a kid and I am trying to introduce my little one to it. Wonderful art.

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  29. I love Origami!
    great shots!

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  30. Oh my, these are so very, very beautiful.

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  31. The origami is amazing! The patterns on the paper make them even more beautiful.

    Peace - D

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  32. Anonymous6:15 AM

    gorgeous! Ironic that I was contemplating sending my college age daughter a book on how to make origami in a "care pkg" before reading your post.

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  33. Joe and I have both tried origami, it's a lot harder to do than it first appears. Interesting post Sandy, thanks.

    Hugs, G

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  34. very nice. i like that was shot surrounded in black and on the darker side - giving it a a more dramatic appearance.

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