Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Harry Potter Origami World of Wensdy Whitehead

Wensdy Whitehead is a folder who many of you, outside of convention-goers, have probably never heard about.  She's a rather prolific creator.

Although I'm not an HP fan, some of my favorite models of hers is back when she was trending HP models for a couple of years.

I put together a video of OUSA 2005 with some of these:


It's difficult to even find photos of her models, as she does not have a website or album like Flickr.  So in order to find photos of her stuff, you have to search for conventions she's attended where others have taken photos of her exhibit models.

I'd love it if the Powers That Be who hold the merchandising rights to HP would recognize that there is probably a market for HP origami.  It happened with Chris Alexander (after 12 years).

I have a few winged keys, golden snitches, and a 3-piece sorting hat that I have a mind to reverse engineer, as I can't remember how to fold them.

One model I hadn't had an opportunity to fold is her pegasus.  It looks good; and if you shape the wings just right, spins when you drop it.  Quite clever.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Pacific Palisades Origami Club

Travis Taft has been leading an origami club at the Palisades Library.  They meet this Saturday at 1pm for anyone in the area that is interested:
Learn origami from master folder Travis Taft, who's been folding origami patterns most of his life. Travis will teach some simple models to beginners and support more advanced folders. The club meets monthly and it's the perfect venue to learn as well as swap tips. Just bring your curiositywe will have all the supplies that you need.

Monday, September 12, 2016

OFF at Marti's- Never Forget!

 OFF (Origami for Fun) happened on the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

I taught Heinz Strobl's Surprise/Flipp Flopp out of leftover strips from cutting 8 1/2 x 11" into squares.

It was a decent turnout, although a number of parties were absent from attendance.

4th East Bay Origami Convention

Wesley Guo of Cal Origami at UC Berkeley advertised their annual convention to the O-List, scheduled for November 13th:

This will be the first year since 2013 that the club is hosting theconvention. For that reason, we chose Rebirth and Renewal to be the themeof the event.
For more details about convention, including registration and how to submitdiagrams for our convention book, please visit our website at