Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WELCOME TO ORIGAMI MANIACS


Hello everybody!!!!!! In first place, I want to thank you for visiting my blog ORIGAMI MANIACS. I am definitely sure that you are an origami maker like me.
I am a teacher, and I had the chance to use origami with mi kids. Believe me......the results were amazing. Children fell in love with origami. At that time I didn't know about the benefits of origami in the classroom. I discovered that little by little in my origami teaching experience.
Origami is a beautiful art that can be mastered by anybody at any age. Origami will develop so many skills in the person  who practices it.  The best thing about it is that you don't need a teacher in order to learn origami. You can watch the videos and do it by yourself.


I began learning origami by myself. I was asked in my school to teach arts. I wanted to teach something innovative and appealing to students. I always felt attracted by Japanese culture. I already knew about origami......Nevertheless, I never had done anything. So I looked in internet for instructions and videos And that was the way I learned. I enjoyed it so much that I made origami my favorite hobby. I was able to  make kusudamas what it is considered very advanced origami.
Later I discovered modular origami, and I fell in love with it. A year after making origami by myself, I had the opportunity to visit Japan and study there. One of the first objectives I had was to learn origami from an expert. As a result, I looked for an experienced origami teacher, and I found her. Yagawa sensei was my origami teacher for almost 2 years. I am very thankful for all her teachings. She worked for a long time with foreigners in Japan who wanted to learn origami. Her classes for me were so relaxing and fun. I felt like a little child waiting to receive her classes again.


After that, I continued advancing in my origami by myself, and I decided to create this blog in order to motivate people to learn this exquisite art. I really want to encourage people especially teachers to use origami with their kids. Later you will find out its benefits. And if you are just a person who loves origami, I warmly welcome you and encourage you to continue practicing. It is amazing to see the beauty you can make from a single piece of paper. In this blog, you will find a menu with  different options of what you can make. You will find pictures of the origami to make and the video with the instructions. The videos were selected from you tube, and some of them were made by me. If you have any comment, you can post it here. Also you can ask any question or give  some recommendations in order to improve this blog. Thanks for your visit, and I hope you learn a lot here. God bless you.