Cousins are the best friends. You grew up together in the same extended family and have known each other since birth. The more time you spend together, the more in common you seem to have. Today was all of that and more.
Our friend, Stacie, is an Origami Artist and was willing to share her art techniques with us. Fold here, fold there, press that, keep it on the surface, start over, repeat. Whew! Practice, practice, practice! She has such patience which is the sign of a great teacher. And we learned.
It takes a desire to learn how but Stacie is into practice and kept saying “one more” until I finally made one without her having to assist! “I did it all by myself” on about number 6. “Now make another one,” she said. I kept folding.
Make one tomorrow morning when you get up so you don’t forget!
After she left, I made one more—so I wouldn’t forget! It’s the brown flowered one in the right front corner.
Stacie made three of these and I made the rest. Hers are perfect….mine not so much but can you tell which are hers and which are mine?
And she left a gift from her tinygami collection that appears to be metal but in reality is gold paper. Thanks, Stacie, for your expertise, patience and willingness to share!
Check out Stacie on her tinygami blog site: http://www.tinygami.com/ and follow her Michigan adventures in Origami Art with her new tinygami project for ArtPrize2015 in September. She is working on 4,000 tiny cranes for the project for this upcoming competition! The cousins are definitely rooting for her!