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.
This model is good to use to make pencils easy to find and fun to use! Fill your pencil or pen jar with colorful flower toppers to create an attractive desktop bouquet.
This pencil-topper is also a good back-to-school project - kids can make a bouquet for a favorite teacher. Another thoughtful use is a bouquet for the receptionist at your dentist or doctor's office - they always seem to need pens or pencils to easily keep track of.
Add flower pencil toppers to attractive new pencils for unique party favors. Place one at each table setting as a take-home memento of the occasion. This works especially well if you have pencils engraved with a personal message!
Happy folding - let me know if you have other ways to use this origami design!
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