Imagine hundreds of Origami designs covering rows and rows of tables: animals, insects, people, flowers, plants, and modular forms. This was the incredible exhibit at the OrigamiUSA 2018 Convention – Day 1, St. John’s University, Queens, New York.
I gasped, oohed and aahed in awe of the dedicated Origami design creators’ and folders’ works in the exhibition. Multiple times throughout the day, I stopped by the exhibit to study the folding techniques or just to admire the works.
The rest of the day was taken up with Origami classes. To mention a few of my favorite classes: folding a Kami Sleeve was fun. The Kami Sleeve was designed to protect Origami papers. The two-sided basket I folded for candies and what-nots was quite delicate. I loved the multi-colored, eight crane modular mandala I folded which was taught by a 17-year-old!
All of these Origami classes required quite a bit of concentration and dexterity…even if I was only a “low-intermediate” folder.
Since I was a “First Timer,” many people gifted me models they had made to swap with other folders. I was surprised and delighted with these unexpected presents.
Jean, an Origami expert, teacher and OrigamiUSA Convention attendee for the past thirty-three years gave me a magnificent snowflake she folded.
I will always treasure this beautifully folded work!