Japanese paper folding, or origami, is an ancient art form that continues to fascinate westerners. This book is aimed at anyone interested in learning how to create beautiful, imaginative shapes with just a piece of paper. In addition to clear instructions with accompanying illustrations for the creation of 25 specific projects―ranging from animals and flowers to boxes, jewelery, dolls, and modular origami―the book includes information on basic folding techniques and materials, as well as color origami paper to get you on your way.
Monika Cilmi was born in Catania, Italy where she grew up but she now lives in the UK. She has travelled and exhibited her work internationally and won some art prizes. Her passion for Oriental art is very strong and she has taught art and craft in Italy and England. She mainly works as a professional artist and collaborate with various companies for art and interdisciplinary projects. She has recently been selected for a representation with Art Production NYC. Her book "Beginning Chinese brush" is inspired by her passion for Chinese and Japanese art and her own research and personal approach to a very unique form of art.