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....


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Last weekend Cherry Blossom Festival, Monterey Park

An obituary/tribute was included in the program:

My stage demo was on Saturday.  Last act.

I folded Yami's fireworks as giveaway prizes for the quick fold contest at the end.

I was joined by Pam Miike.

I had ordered a paper glider gun from Amazon and did not break it open until the day of the Festival on Saturday.  It took me a while to figure out that it wasn't broken (Have to insert a paper glider for the motor to start running).

Friday, April 13, 2018

A Basket of Strawberries

Easter basket designed by Aldo Putignano
Strawberry designs: traditional, Rae Cooker, Davis Donahue, Toshie Takahama (vase masquerading as a strawberry), Michael Sanders

Sunday, April 08, 2018


Dr. Lang's email sent to the Origami Email List:

Hi all,

Several weeks ago, I was invited to Nanjing, China, to be one of the “course-setters” for a Chinese game show, “Superbrain”, in which two teams of contestants compete in various types of mental challenge, and the one I was involved in required examining origami crease patterns with spots on them and estimating how many of the spots would be visible on the outside of the folded model. The show is now posted on the intertubes:

You have to wait through 45 seconds of commercials to get to the show. The origami stuff starts showing up at about 40:00 in.

I want to especially draw your attention to the other course-setter, Pei Haozheng (裴浩正), who is a very talented origami artist and designer (and, incidentally, did the vast majority of the course-setting work; I was basically the window-dressing). Most of the origami you see during they show is his work. He’s a skilled artist and a nice guy, and we had some fun chats, where I learned more about the origami scene in China. There’s not a lot of folders, and a few famous (and infamous) ones who have a tendency to pass off others’ work as their own (to the chagrin of the rest), but the community of original designers is vibrant, if small, and growing. I expect we’ll see more from them in the coming years! And keep an eye on Pei.


I gave up in hunting for an embed code.  So click on the link and enjoy!

Sunday Funnies

Hat tip:  Fred Upton