It’s been a while since my readers have heard from me, and I’ll explain that more in a later post. For now, let’s start to celebrate World Origami Days! This origami event goes from Oct. 24 (the birthday of Lillian Oppenheimer, an important figure in spreading origami in America in the 20th century) to November 11 (Origami Day in Japan). OrigamiUSA is encouraging all origami artists to spread origami happiness during this period (as you can see on their website). I can’t do too much because I am still getting over a nasty viral throat infection, but I am going to try (no promises!) to fold at least one piece of origami every day and post a photo here on my blog. Today’s fold and photo: Jason Ku’s Rhinoceros Beetle!
Folded from one sheet of paper. I followed the diagrams found in Origami Masters: Bugs: How the Bug Wars Changed the Art of Origami. I folded this from basic “kami”; next time I do it I’ll try to use something a bit thinner and more malleable, or maybe wet-fold it.