Origami is one of the coolest things I’ve seen done to paper!

From Wiki: Origami (折り紙, from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper” (kami changes to gami due to rendaku)) is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word “origami” is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Modern origami practitioners generally discourage the use of cuts, glue, or markings on the paper. Origami folders often use the Japanese word kirigami to refer to designs which use cuts, although cutting is more characteristic of Chinese papercrafts.

Who ever took the time to come up with these folding designs are geniuses!! There are so many designs, birds, animals, flowers, etc. you can make. And YouTube and the web have made it easy to teach yourself!!

As elementary schoolers we all at one point or another made little footballs out of a dollar bill.

The next popular one that I can remember is the frog and definitely the crane

While perusing YouTube, I found a channel that taught me to make an envelope. So I took a break from the daily grind and peacefully made an envelope. No I did not color it. Nor did I have any Origami paper handy because it seems like all designs need a square piece of paper. But you can take any regular 8½x11 to make your own. I folded mine in half, the folded them again and had 2 working pieces of origami paper.

Then I was ready to learn from the following YouTube Video:

Here is my finished product!



East Lake History


East Lake is a neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta, situated in Dekalb County. It is the easternmost of the 238 neighborhoods in the City of Atlanta. it is home tot he East Lake Golf Club, the site of the PGA’s annual Tour Championship. East Lake is one of Atlanta’s more historic neighborhoods. East Lake is located 4.5 miles (7.2km) from downtown Atlanta. With its 1910 to 1940s bungalows and cottages and its convenience to local eateries, shops, and transit, East Lake has enjoyed a rebirth in recent years.


East Lake is on part of a 19th-century plantation owned by Lt. Col. Robert Augusus Alston, whose home, known as Meadow Nook, was built in 1856 and still stands across from the East Lake Golf Course. It is the second-oldest home in the city of Atlanta. In 1892, the East Lake Land Company was chartered and land was acquired and divided up into lots. A.C. Bruce was president of the East Lake Land Company