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....


Monday, January 26, 2015

Creating a hexagonal Angel Blanco Self-Closing Box

I was toying around with developing a hexagonal version of Angel Blanco's Self-Closing Box.  I think the angle change I made was unnecessary for the collapse-mechanism of the lid. 

I'll experiment further.  This was my first try at doing it different.

POP January

What's that hovering in the air?

POP not as heavily attended this month. 

I taught Angel Blanco's self-closing box.

Photos here

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Twisted Box by Susumu Nakajima

Forgot to post this video, earlier:

I met Susumu NAKAJIMA at OUSA one year (2005?).  That was the year his Mickey Mouse ears/hat was popular (he brought large sheets of black/red duo kami and was selling packets of them).  He was kind enough to snail mail me directions to that model and a fish he designed- I don't even recall asking him to do this. 

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Sunday, January 04, 2015

1st Sunday of the Month of the Year

Jared Needle behind a bottle of beer, behind a model of his labrador

I didn't get to Garden Grove until 3:30pm (fortunately, few left on time, at 4pm, staying much longer, past time), due to work obligations.  It was Jared Needle's first time at Marty's. 

Ron Fujioka traded out a few fresh dollar bills with the serial number "1701...", for folding dollar Enterprises.  He had acquired around $400 singles initially with that number, having remembered someone searching for such a number (that someone being Fred Upton, who learned to fold Won's Enterprise).  Apparently when he told Fred about it, the bank was out of them by the time Fred made it down to that bank. 

New album created for 2015 at Marty's.

Sunday Funnies


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Photo of the Day

From December 30, 2012, excerpt from a giant origami crane in Logan Square:

The idea for the crane began because one of her friends, apparently, makes these guys all the time. In fact, as we were chatting in her living room, Sima’s father showed me a small crane that was sitting on the coffee table. 

I learned that the crane in the yard does, indeed, light up in the evenings – and is set on a timer (to go off around 4:30 PM). I also found out that Sima has plans to include a workstation outside, where people would be able to write down their wishes for the new year, create their own origami cranes, and add it to the one in the yard. 

In a way, this additional component transforms the crane from something you just observe to something that you interact with… as anyone passing by would be able to participate.