I think I’m the only one who would buy such a beautiful card to take it apart so I can remember how to make a mizuhiki butterfly. I can’t believe I forgot. (｡-_-｡)
Origami Magic Rose Cube.
It’s a cube… then it’s a rose!
Folded with 6 sheets of cellophane origami paper.
This is unit origami, which I don’t usually fold. But I’ve been too tired from work lately to actually finish my other origami projects, so I’m keeping it simple.
My Dollar Koi Fish
As you know, I have devoted this blog to my origami, baking, and more recently, mizuhiki creations.
Out of all of these creations, my dollar bill koi fish (designed by Won Park) was by far my most popular upload, with more than 80,000 likes and reblogs. I am truly flattered. Thank you, Tumblees.
HOWEVER, at work today (or rather just now), I was trying to plan my self-introduction presentation for the Japanese elementary and junior high schools I will be working in, so I thought I wanted to use a few of my origami pictures. I logged onto Tumblr to get my dollar koi photo since my pictures aren’t on my office laptop, but I was shocked to find that it has been taken down by Tumblr.
And yet I still continue to see my koi picture on other blogs. Others who have downloaded and then re-uploaded my photo without my permission or any credit to me or my blog.
Tumblr, I’m afraid you have made a very big mistake. I am the folder of the dollar bill koi fish. You will know so by reading all of my other posts and my other origami creations that I have uploaded.
My greatest work on Tumblr taken down. It’s quite upsetting. I’m both angry and sad about this, but what can I do?
I apologize for all the text, but I was quite upset so I needed to vent.
Anyways, I’m going to be in a boat race with my fellow Board of Education coworkers at a town festival tomorrow, so maybe I can fuel my anger into my paddle. Hah.
It’ll take some time before I fully settle down (I have to leave my island for Kagoshima Prefecture for a week-long training session on Monday), so I don’t know when I’ll get back into making origami and mizuhiki. In the meantime, please bear with me.
Here’s an origami hydrangea I made for an exhibit in Japan (Designed by Toshikazu Kawasaki) with a mizuhiki butterfly in the corner (I forgot how to make it though D:).
This will probably be my last post for a while origami or mizuhiki related because I will be leaving Kaua`i tomorrow and leaving for Japan on Saturday. Then I’ll have orientation in Tokyo for a few days before flying south to Tokunoshima next Wednesday. Then I need to meet the people at the Board of Education and make my rounds around my town and island. So hopefully I’ll be picking things up again in a few weeks.
Next expect a mizuhiki tutorial on how to make a key chain! Origami might take a bit longer as I can’t pack up all my paper and books. :(
Mizuhiki snowball charm.
1 strand of white mizuhiki and white strap plus silver bell.
Yellow mizuhiki paper cord key chain.
The other key chains I’ve posted have four overlapping parts, but this one is a variation with five.