Friday, January 14, 2011

What are these creatures?

Here is a photo of a greeting card I folded last month.  I hope people can tell what these creatures are, if they have seen the movie.  I am a big fan of Hayao Miyazaki and so excited to honor my all-time favorite characters in the form of origami!  I found the instructions of this model from Aruchu Masa's website (アル中MasaのおつまみGAMES!).

photo by An Vu.

I gave My neighbor Totoro soundtrack album to my friend's toddler daughter for Christmas, and for the cover of the CD, I made something similar to the card above.  When I gave it to her, she recognized Totoro right away, and that made me so happy. It was like, I made it just to see her recognizes it.  This is one of many reasons why I love making origami.  Every time after I make something I show it to someone recognizes it or to see a reaction.  I know everybody else who loves origami can relate to me!

P.S. I also gave her another CD, which was a collection of all the Hayao Miyazaki movie songs.  I drew a picture of Kiki and Gigi from Kiki's Delivery Service as its cover.  She recognized them in my drawing as well!