"The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." Psalm 18.2

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sculptural Origami

For more than a few years I have subscribed to Dover Publications' weekly sampler. Every Friday morning in my inbox there is a link to the newest sampler which offers a, well a sampling, of several pages from their publications, usually theme-related. Dover provides these images, and sometimes text, for you to download free. Some weeks I download a LOT, some weeks there just isn't anything that interests me.

Well, today's sampler included photos from their new publication about sculptural origami.
These pieces of art are each made from one uncut sheet of paper, and they are amazing.
I've never been able to master the crane, which apparently even a young child can learn. Not me.
Tried. Tried really hard. Tried really hard some more. Gave up.

I'm all about artsy-fartsy stuff, but this is way beyond my skills and patience.

If you'd like to check out this week's sampler, click on this: http://www.doverpublications.com/sampler/0401
And if you go to the Dover website you can sign up.

BTW: Today is my mom's birthday! Born on April Fool's Day - can you imagine?
Maybe that's part of the reason she's so feisty!


  1. Wow these are great! How did I miss these in the weekly sampler? Thanks for sharing!

  2. These are SO Awesome AND, I also cannot get the crane done right, It is so frustrating!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Smiles, cyndi