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

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Slinky Dog


Leyla Torres put out a video tutorial of Yara Yagi's charming dachshund model that is reminiscent of the slinky dog from Toy Story:



I've been seeing this all over Facebook, so may have to fold one myself fairly soon....or several.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Saturday Morning Cartoon





Clifton Truman Daniel, the grandson of President Harry S. Truman who gave the order for the dropping of "Little Boy" and "Fat Man", referencing the story of Sadako:

Truman’s Grandson & Japan’s A-Bomb Survivors: A Story of Reconciliation


As the generation that survived the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki begins to pass, the grandson of President Truman works to end the threat of nuclear weapons.
In June of 2012, I was driving home from taking my son, Gates, to high school when, contrary to common sense and Chicago ordinance, I decided to check the messages on my cellphone. There was only one. Someone with a lovely soprano voice was singing me “Happy Birthday.”
It turned out to be Shigeko Sasamori, who survived the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, an attack ordered by my grandfather, Harry S. Truman.

I had met Shigeko only a couple of weeks earlier, in New York. She was there working with Hibakusha Stories, a United Nations-affiliated NGO that, as of this date, has brought atomic bomb survivors to share their experiences with more than 25,000 New York Metro-area high school students.

Needless to say, I never expected to know a survivor of Hiroshima, let alone have her sing me “Happy Birthday.” My grandfather never spoke to me about the atomic bombings. I learned about them like everyone else, from history books. Aside from casualty figures, the books told me very little about what happened to the people.

In 1999, when my older son, Wesley, was in fifth grade, he brought home a copy of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. The book is based on the life of Sadako Sasaki, a little girl in Hiroshima sickened by radiation. She followed a Japanese tradition that says if you fold 1,000 origami paper cranes, you are granted a wish. Sadako’s wish was to live. Sadly, though she folded more than 1,000 cranes, she died of leukemia on October 25, 1955. There’s a memorial to her and all children killed or wounded by the bomb in Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Jurassic Origami



No.....I've never seen any of the Jurassic movies.

But I did hear about the Chris Pratt Jurassic meme.

The Satoshi KAMIYA Coelophysis was folded by me today (just for this); and the shoddy photoshopping was all done using a phone app.


If I had a bit more patience, I would have liked to have tried using these models:






Friday, July 31, 2015

Paper Pets


Karen Reed on the O-List:

I had to share this origami moment!
Yesterday I gave a flapping bird to my new 5-year-old neighbor.  When Sam
saw the wings move, his eyes opened very wide and declared: "This will be
my paper pet!"




Thorigami





Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Fold is Strong in this One

Best Darth Vader origami I've seen yet:



Darth Vader
Created and folded by Ángel Morollón
 Folded in dry, paper 28 x28 cm, figure of about 20 cm tall
 Source

Morollón is the same designer who came up with this elegant batman model.  This Darth Vader has the same designer's fingerprint all over it.  Outstanding!

Hat tip:  Michila Caldera

Here is one by Ignacio Smith: