>We have a good friend who is celebrating his 40th birthday real soon. He is a big Star Wars fan massive understatement. So my oldest daughter made this gift for him. All my daughters love to make origami they are all pretty much self taught. My husband and myself helped a little in the beginning but I haven’t made anything this complex ever with origami. She made this using a pattern for yodashe found on the internet.(when you get to the previous link click on the picture of Yoda to get to the tutorial). Here for the light saber. If you think his other hand looks odd it is becasue he is holding his staff in that hand.
19 Apr 2010 3 Comments
My oldest daughter loves origami. Over the years I have jumped over many little pieces of folded paper. In the last 1 1/2 to 2 years the other daughters have started to love origami and kirigami. Which means more little pieces of paper to jump over.
This weekend there big thing they made with little pieces of paper took lots of little pieces. These are the end results of their work.
12 Oct 2009 1 Comment
>Just got back from a trip to California for my Vavo’s 95th birthday. While there I went to the Moon festival in Hanford in China Alley. We had a ton of fun one of the first things the girls did was visit an origami both.
22 Jul 2008 1 Comment
>Back to posting the Russian nesting dolls in my house for my MIL. This set of dolls belongs to my oldest daughter. She owns 4 sets.
traditional set of 5
Russian nesting dolls with a Japanese Kokeshi theme: the Father carries the two sons and the mother carries two daughters. Bad photos, yikes!! We have a real Kokeshi doll in our house, too.
Set of nine traditional:
08 Feb 2008 Leave a comment
I found it at a thrift store for 50 cents. I have seen these on the internet from $30.00 to $130.00. This looks like the lower end price scale to me, of the ones I have found, but I’m not sure. It has a signature on its base; I cannot read it, of course. Maybe someone can tell me the name of the artist who made it. I’m wondering if anyone knows how to date this, too.
Also, I’m wondering if anyone can tell me if it is a girl or boy figure. I am leaning towards male, but I’m not sure because of what looks to be Kanzashi painted in the hair. I really like this doll; I also like the fact that it doesn’t have arms. I’m also wondering what type of flower is represented here.
So far, I now know for sure this is a girl, and she is between 30 and 40 years old. She is made from one piece of wood; that was a question I was asked. The name is still a mystery, but I have been told one of the symbols means stone and that that is a common symbol in names, so not much there yet.
07 Feb 2008 4 Comments
15 Jan 2008 Leave a comment
in oriental art
>This was posted in the flickr group by Kurokami, if any one wants instructions in English, with nice pictures to help you understand the techniques involved.
Part 1: Preparing your Fabric
Part 2: Petal Folding
Part 3: Making your own Kanzashi – Base
Part 4: Making your own Kanzashi – Basic Flower
Part 5: Making your own Kanzashi – Base for Falls
Part 6: Making your own Kanzashi – Falls
Part 7: Making your own Kanzashi – Finishing Touches