How I started
I have always been artistic and interested in arts and crafts and have worked in the fashion industry for many years . When my son started to get into sports I found myself suddenly having a lot of time on my hands waiting for him to be done. To make use of that waiting time I started folding simple animals. The thought of creating something from a mere piece of paper fascinated me. But I wanted to create something more useful. I did some research on the internet and came across how to fold flowers. I fell in love with it and it has been my passion ever since.
What I love about origami
First of all I have to say that folding paper has a meditative aspect for me. When I work on my projects I focus so much that I forget about all my worries. The second aspect is the creativity. I love the combination of technique and the design, the use of colors, and the endless possibilities a simple piece of paper provides.
Why do the flowers look so realistic
Since I want my flowers to look as realistic as possible I mostly design my own paper. Regular origami paper usually is not as lively, kind of flat and it doesn't come in enough shades to develop a realistic image. So I started to come up with my own shades. Before I create the matching tones, I study the real flower intensely.
Why I design a whole concept instead of single flowers.
My concept is to have a complete arrangement of flowers with vase. I just find that more appealing than having a bunch of flowers by themselves. In my eyes, the vase is very important in presenting my flowers. Every flower looks completely different depending on the vase it is presented in. It is not easy to find the right vase for a particular floral design. That's why I started to create my own. I am aiming to fulfill my design version in each complete arrangement.