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....


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Nguyễn Hùng Cường's Buddha


At first I thought I was looking at a radical interpretation of Takashi HOJYO's classic Buddha. Nguyễn Hùng Cường's version is divine.  (3 pieces; but 3 pieces that works really well).

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fly High, Dreamers!


Wonderful artistic expression by Nguyễn Hùng Cường:

Material: one uncut square paperCurrently displayed in "Paper Heroes" exhibition, Jaffa Museum, Tel aviv, Israel; curated by Ilan Garibi
I created this work to show my deep gratitude to origami community. The boy is myself, and the hand represents all origami creators who inspired me, making my dream come true. In the future I hope myself will also be an inspiration for the next generations of origami. 

Honoring Eric Joisel

Hat tip:  Dr. Robert Lang

Monday, October 09, 2017

Model Menu sneak peak: $ Flower-in-a-Pot

I'm signed up to PCOC so far to teach at least 2 models.  This is one of them. 

I think I taught this at my first OUSA Convention around 2002.  Herman Lau went out of his way to make sure I taught it according to his specifications as, at the time, he said people were getting the proportions of the pot wrong.

The class will also be remotely broadcast.  So for those of you who are unable to attend, please consider tuning in from the comforts of your home.

I'm hoping Herman Lau himself can still attend (he's located up in Sacramento). 

Origami City

Carol Stevens was kind enough to unbox Joel Stern's Origami City kit for me:

Do androids dream of origami sheep?

Created by Jun MAEKAWA
Folded by Michael Sanders 
10” x 10” commercial kami 
Diagram source: Genuine Origami, Tanteidan Convention Book #8
Alexander Lam talked me into folding this model yesterday, just as I was ready to leave the meeting at Marti's.  I hid the horns so as to bear resemblance to the one in the movie

I'm still curious to know if the production sought and received permission from Maekawa.  Perhaps it's in the closing credits?

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Pasadena Origami Festival at Storrier Stearns Japanese Gardens

Meher McArthur:

Looking for something fun to do with the family this Sunday? Come to the Pasadena Origami Festival at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden, from 10am to 4pm. Come and learn how to fold flowers, animals and modular forms with expert folders like Joel Stern and Jared Needle of the Pacific Ocean Paperfolders (POP) in the gorgeous setting of our Japanese Garden. I will be giving a talk about contemporary origami art and signing copies of my new book New Expressions in Origami Art and my earlier book Folding Paper. 

So today I spent time at the Gardens teaching the Thai Tulip:

In between teaching, I managed to film Joel Stern telling teaching tales:

This one is a Storigami by Christine Petrell Kallevig:

Photos here.

Sunday Funnies


Hat tip:  Jo Nakashima