Sunday, October 07, 2063

Welcome!

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....

michael

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Origami with Schooling for Life



Had a great time conducting a 2 hour workshop yesterday.




Thanks Denise!  Thanks Jessica!

POP last Sunday

I had to work and arrived for the last hour.  It looked to be a good turnout.  I also learned that Jared Needle's been back in the area since last August.  I did not know this.




Photos.




Saturday, January 23, 2016

Jeremy Shafer's Ultimate Flapping Bird


What a fun-looking entertainment model:




Saturday Evening Cartoon






El Genio Origamistico!! (Anime Crack 404)
El Genio Origamistico!! (Anime Crack 404)
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Hat tip:  Patricia Ruiz



Sunday, January 10, 2016

2016 is the year of the fold



Why origami is the latest new mindfulness craze:


Next month sees the publication of ‘Zen Doodle Origami’ by Sussex-based author and illustrator Carolyn Scrace. In April, there will be a rush of titles: ‘Colour-Gami: Colour and Fold Your Way to Calm’; ‘The Book of Mindful Origami: Fold Paper, Unfold Your Mind’; and ‘Zen Origami: 20 Modular Forms for Meditation and Calm’. Some of these books come with sheets of origami paper, which you can colour in before folding them into a crane, a lotus flower or a Samurai helmet.
Read the article at the link.  Hat tip:  Paula Versnick and Faye Goldman (via Facebook).

Sunday Funnies


Source




Monday, January 04, 2016

Origami Monkey







Daiso store in Gardena, California





At the Marukai in Gardena, they also sell packets of double-sided/same colors kami for $5.99.  A rare find. 

Marti's Origami Fun

Every first Sunday of the month in Garden Grove. 

I swung by simply to share this toy with Hisako:




New Year.  Old, familiar friends:



This is the back of the T-shirts that Target had for those who helped Chris Alexander teach Star Wars models.


Photos here.