In Flight Origami

by Vicky on April 18, 2011

On my way to the Washington Library Association conference, I discovered an origami challenge in Southwest Airline’s flight magazine, Spirit—a five-dollar bill ostrich designed by John Montroll!

I didn’t have a five-dollar bill, but I acquired one after arriving in Yakima, and I wrestled with this fairly advanced model until I figured it out.

The theme of the conference was “Libraries Take Flight,” and all of the interest groups had decorated their tables accordingly during the first evening’s social event.

RIG, the reference interest group, was challenging all comers with an origami owl as well as a trivia contest.

Here is my owl.

On the way home, I had a nice, crisp five-dollar bill, so I folded one more ostrich.

Soon I’ll post the photos from our April origami workshop.

We folded traditional origami cranes, as well as lovely crane baskets!

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