It has been a long journey. But now I have (circa) 1,000 origami Yodas to help promote my book “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.” ( http://www.origamiyoda.com )
You may notice stickers on the backs of the Yodas. Yes, I know adhesives are not part of Origami. The stickers are not necessary for day-to-day use. But since these Yodas are going to be given away for use as finger puppets, I wanted them to have something to help keep them together.
Here they are boxed up for their trip to New York:
These Yodas were all hand-made from hand-cut paper — which is really a way of saying that the paper was only approximately the right size and many of the folds were judgement calls. Thus the result is a lot of variation among the Yodas, as you can see here:
The Yodas on the top row are Golden Yodas. These means that some strange combination of paper-size and fold placement resulted in their ears folding out on existing creases. This only happens to 1 or 2 percent of Yodas. Oddly, it doesn’t result in them looking much different that the others or even being uncrooked.
How do you like those benevolent, beatific smiles? That’s Cece’s work! She drew the faces on every one of them. I’m pretty lucky to have an Acclaimed, Award-Winning, Superstar Illustrator willing to help!
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