Sunday, October 07, 2063


Update 3/9/2014 10:38

Caricature by Lar DeSouza
I'm finally updating the welcome post which is only able to sit at the top of this dated blog because it's post-posted 49 years into the future.  The last update was 7 years ago.

When I first began this blog back in late 2004, It was for the purpose of hosting videos documenting the Westcoast Origami Guild- I believe the longest, most established origami folding group in the greater LA area.

Since that time, Have Paper Will Travel has evolved.  It's more an aggregate blog for all sorts of origami and origami-related items floating around out there that I find interesting; and which I may think readers and followers out there might also find of interest.

There is so much content on the internet these days, it's hard to follow it all.  

My sidebar is one of the largest collections of origami-content links in one place.  FYI, it gets updated periodically with new links as I find them.  I should alert readers whenever I add something new, but haven't been (yet).  If you'd like your site or photo album linked and don't see it in the sidebar (check around very carefully and under the proper category), just let me know.  There are sooooo many photo albums out there (it seems almost every folder on the planet has one), I could spend all day collecting up links and still have more to go.

 I'd like to do what I can to expand the audience and draw more attention to noteworthy sites and folders; to bring more exposure to the art and science of paperfolding; and to bring more people into "the fold".

  There are so many great folders out there on the level of well-known luminaries like Satoshi Kamiya, Brian Chan, and Robert Lang.  I think this especially began to happen after Dr. Lang published "Origami Design Secrets", which I've still not taken the time to sit down and study (let alone fold much from). 

Anyway, thanks to everyone who comes by and takes something of usefulness away from here.  Feel free to drop in a comment for any suggestions.  

I realize that those viewing on mobile devices may have a difficult time reading the lighter colored font.  I still do not like the background layout of what blogger did to this blog and may eventually update the layout again when I have the time and energy to research into it.  In the meantime....


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Polypopagon Mischief

At Descanso Gardens last Saturday:

Yami helped me have a die made of the crease pattern for the model and it was a big hit at the Gardens.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Descanso Gardens Cherry Blossom Festival

 Toward the end on Sunday, we were trying to close down (never happens on time) and dissuade  people from waiting only to be disappointed, thinking we were going to teach the next wave.  So I was folding some tulips to just give away for those who got there too late to fold it themselves.  I had finished a tulip model and there was a boy and a girl waiting to receive one and we couldn't determine who was in line for it, first.  So I asked them, "Ladies first?  Or gentlemen?"  The little girl instantly snapped back, "Ladies first!"  That elicited a round of laughter from the grown-ups.

The boy, to his credit, accepted receiving one after the young girl got hers first.


Monday, March 09, 2015

Some origami magic at Tokyo Central

This is a clip from part of my presentation/demonstration, prior to giving a workshop in origami at Tokyo Central in Costa Mesa, CA, last month.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Shafer's Attacking Cobra

Fun-looking model.  I have the book, but haven't really gone through it.  This video makes me want to fold lots of them:

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Origami Gymnast on PBars

Gymnast on Pbars
Designed by Luigi Leonardi (Italy)
Folded by Michael Sanders
Diagram source: OUSA Convention book '95

Self-Folded Man

 Self-Made Man
Created by Eric Joisel
Folded by Michael Sanders
80 x 48 cm elephant hide

I first folded this model from CP over 4 years ago, always meaning to do it again out of nice paper.

While figuring out models to teach at the Matsuri workshop a couple of weekends ago, Patricia Grodner brought up the Self-Folded Man. 

Well, since the time that I had folded, Alexander Kurth has since come out with a tutorial.  So while I was in my hotel room at 2 in the AM, having just arrived 2 hours earlier, I decided to look at the video and start folding one.


A couple of days ago, I went back and finished the model; pretty much did my final shaping on it yesterday.

Dancing Paper

Hat tip:  Ric Monty

Monday, March 02, 2015

March Madness at Marti's

Photo credit:  Hisako Tanji

The first Sunday fell on the first.

I brought along with me, the two living legends, Yami and Joe.  We also had a special guest, Rosemary Browne visiting from Canada.

Rosemary meeting Yami for the first time

I also had a family bring their son Matthew, who's into magic and subsequently has gotten interested in paperfolding.  I coach his little sister in gymnastics.

Friday, February 27, 2015


Won Park 2-dollar Enterprise, as taught by Fred Upton

This was taught to me and Ron Fujioka at Marti's last December.  Ron brought the dollars with the "1701" serial number.

Boldly Fold Where No Folder Has Gone Before

I dusted these off from storage.  They were folded maybe around 2003.  Creator is Andrew Pang.

The Klingon Battle Cruiser stand is designed by Terry Hall.  The one supporting the Enterprise is by John Andrisan.