Countess Josephine

An Island Francophile with British roots rolled together with solid Americana, garnished with Asian/African heritage and a whisper of the Mediterranean, I love to practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty. Throwing some Sunshine your way - Enjoy!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

O is for ORIGAMI

Origami - the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures.

Two weeks ago, Norah and I spent the day at Taro's Origami Studio in Park Slope (Brooklyn, NY) - We made a dog, a whale, a swan, a flying heart, a rabbit and a coat. It was so much fun, we are dying to go back.

Besides all the wonderful ways you can learn to manipulate paper into objets d'art, Origami teaches patience and if you are paying attention Geometry.

Taro's is open for birthday parties, classes and workshops for all levels (kids and adults) or just drop by for a quick fold. It is really serene even with loads of kids.

Our interest in folding paper didn't stop there. The documentary "Between the Folds" currently available on Netflix, was another stop in learning about this age old technique. The Scientific and Mathematical component of Origami will have you entranced.  You never know how much fun you can have turning a simple piece of paper into Architecture.
 It's a mystery you will enjoy because you will never look at a plain piece of paper the same way ever again.

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