Above are some of the models that I learned at the OUSA convention in 2009 . Below are photos/names of the people who taught them to me and names of the creators of each model (from left to right and top to bottom).
-Dollar-Bill Skull (T: Andrew Hans C:?) – Whale (T: Jennifer Gerring C: Joseph Wu) –Modular Star “Franziska-Stern“ (T: John Lapko C:Carmen Sprung) –Graduation Cap (T: Maureen Miller C: Gay Merrill Gross) –York Rose (T: Jean Johnson C: Juan Gimeno) –Storigamy grasshopper (T: Mileva Loo) –Spiral Elephant (T:Ray Schamp C:Tomoko Fuse) –Boxes (T: Tricia Tait C:unknown) –Biz-card Orb (T: Alfred Kwan C:Alfred Kwan)
- Favorite model I learned: York Rose
- I heard a great storigami by Mileva Loo (on the response that the grasshopper had to the question of whether the Moon was a sphere, or was flat.)
- Joyce Saler, Tricia Tait and I talked about ways to improve methods of teaching origami.
- José Tomás Buitrago showed me a fraction of his fabulous collection of origami-related postal stamps. I am encouraging him to prepare a presentation on that subject for a coming convention and to publish them on a website!
- The classes I taught were sold out, yay: a snail and a frog feeding on a fly. I had two very good groups of students. 🙂
- James Peake and I chatted about Froebel’s forms of beauty.
- A doorman of the dorm building folded a traditional boat, which he named “TITANIC” (see it here). I loved such a grand name for such a humble model. That is ambition!
- I loved the tiny thousand cranes beautifully folded by Lilian Ramírez (Mexico) and shown in the exhibition. (See photo here.)
- Gay Merrill Gross loved the models by Simon Andersen that I took to the exhibition.
- I bought the DVD for “Between the Folds”, the documentary by filmmaker Vanessa Gould (Green Fuse Films).
- Several people mentioned warmly their visiting this blog. Thank you and cheers!
Finally, to keep a promise, here I post photos of the work of Latin American children who participated in the exhibition “Origami by Children”.
Ricardo Braughton, 12, Mexico (Pegaso/Satoshi Kamiya)
Mariana Cardoso, 16 años, México. (Chef Rat/C.H. Nguyen).
Valentina Rascón, 14 años, México (Unicornio/Román Díaz)