Welcome to our monthly "Origami Page". Origami is folding paper and ending up with delightful figures and models, such as flowers, boxes and animals. This feature will showcase a different origami model in each monthly issue, with diagrams and photos to help readers learn how to fold them. Most models use one square of paper, some use a rectangle, and others use more than one piece of paper.
"I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!"
This chant was learned in childhood and continues to echo over the years... especially during our oh-so-hot summer daze!
I always assumed the chant originated by impatient children, but recently discovered there is actually a song called "I Scream, You Scream"! It was written in 1927 by Howard Johnson, Billy Moll, and Robert King. Their tune was a successful novelty song at the time, and later became a traditional jazz standard popularized by several musicians. But only the refrain "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!" has remained a part of popular culture to this day.
So when it's hot, stay inside, grab some paper, think COOL and go fold an ice cream cone. Then maybe have a real one to reward yourself!
Origami originated in ancient Asian cultures and has been adapted by contemporary artists worldwide to reflect their own cultures. Local artist Mary Ellen Palmeri has incorporated paper folding into many of her mixed media art paintings, and teaches origami classes locally and nationally. Some of her work can be seen in a Tucson Happenings feature here: Artist_Profile
Ms. Palmeri's original origami models have been published in books and magazines, she has been featured on broadcast media, and her mixed-media fine art works often include various original origami models. Origami LAFF (Lyric Arts Folding Fest) is a Tucson based club founded by Ms. Palmeri to provide a venue for sharing this art. The group meets monthly at a local library; for more details please contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org