Challenge: origami!

Another challenge day is upon us. Some days, I go looking for challenges, but not today.

This one just came upon me! Last week, we showed some origami sculptures.

And, this week, during our family game night, my sister used origami in a definition in the game of Balderdash. So, I decided the universe was telling me we need to have an origami challenge! 

Origami literally means folding paper in Japanese. “Ori” means folding and “kami” means paper.

Although it’s not using paper, some people also fold napkins into intricate art as well. Like the blog last week, the “origami” piece wasn’t actually the folding of paper, it was a sculpture.

So, like with all our challenges, there are no stipulations or limitations. If you think your art fits this challenge, send it our way! 

I’m an animal person and who doesn’t appreciate tigers?! This beautiful origami art work was found on a page called Origam Art US.

I’m not sure about you, but I cannot imagine folding paper and getting this as my outcome! Not only do I not have the talent, but I know I don’t have the patience!

Either way, for all of you artists who want to participate in our challenge, the directions are in the site for you. 


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Are you like me and need really thorough instructions? Check out this Youtube video.

This will show you, step by step, how to make Blue Jays using those infamous squares of origami paper. Even if you aren’t into animals, the options are endless when it comes to Origami and we certainly can’t wait to see all the unique examples you send our way. 

I have one more idea for what I would think would make for adorable origami and it came from my son. He has been playing Pokémon Go and loved Pikachu!

I even found these detailed instructions on Pinterest.

I know there’s a chance you’ll hesitate to try origami. I’m a perfectionist and am my own worst enemy.

But, as Tina Fey said, “it will never be perfect, but perfect is overrated. Perfect is boring.”

So, cast aside your repercussions and give origami a try. Perfect or imperfect, we are so ready to see some of your creativeness. 


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Now that Tina has used her wise words to get your fingers folding, we are so excited here at Her Blaze to see what you come up with. And, as LeVar Burton said, “as long as we are engaged in storytelling that moves to culture forward, it doesn’t matter what format it is.”

So, tell us a story through your origami! Below is a picture showing you how to submit your art to Her Blaze so we can celebrate your talents.

It also shows you how to become one of our featured artists. As always, it is our goal to offer artists support in any way possible and this is the easiest way for us! 


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