After attending the May Day protests in Baltimore the day before while facing police in riot gear and Maryland National Guard people looking like they were ready to fire their rifles at any second plus seeing a drag queen/female impersonator/transgender person named Britney Girl Dale flirt with those same police officers/Maryland National Guard people, I was ready for a change of pace that would be more sedate. Makerspace 125 was offering a free workshop on the ancient Japanese paper folding art of origami and I decided to go for it.

When I arrived there were already samples of origami, many of which were folded ahead of time. Some were shaped like animals while others were shaped like boxes.

Origami Workshop, May 2, 2015

Origami Workshop, May 2, 2015

Origami Workshop, May 2, 2015

Origami Workshop, May 2, 2015

Origami Workshop, May 2, 2015

Origami Workshop, May 2, 2015

Origami Workshop, May 2, 2015

Origami Workshop, May 2, 2015

Origami Workshop, May 2, 2015

Origami Workshop, May 2, 2015

Origami Workshop, May 2, 2015

Origami Workshop, May 2, 2015

Origami Workshop, May 2, 2015

Origami Workshop, May 2, 2015

Origami Workshop, May 2, 2015

Origami Workshop, May 2, 2015

Origami Workshop, May 2, 2015

Origami Workshop, May 2, 2015

Origami Workshop, May 2, 2015

I managed to create a set of two paper cranes, which brought back memories of the time I read the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (which was based on a true story).

Origami Workshop, May 2, 2015

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