Archive | May, 2012

The art of mini origami

25 May

Japan, 17th century, the traditional art of paper folding was born. Origami from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper” is the art of transforming a simple flat sheet into a paper sculpture without cutting or using glue.

The traditional origami paper “washi” offers multiple patterns and colorful designs. Despite the fact that it weighs less than any normal paper, “washi” is a really resistant paper commonly made from fibres of the gampi tree or using bamboo, rice or wheat.

Washi paper (patterns and designs)

Washi paper (patterns and designs)

 

Origami’s sizes are not specific and I wanted to share with you the stunning art of two artists Anja Markiewicz and
Mui-Ling Teh. They have the ability to create tiny,mini, nano origami artworks of only some millimeters.

Anja Markiewicz ‘s paper sculptures correspond to animals (horses,dogs…), flowers, snowflakes… To be perfectly seen, you need to use a magnifying glass or nan0 photography.

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Mui-Ling Teh also creates miniature origami and tries to tell a story using them.

"Arctic playground" by Mui-Ling Teh

“Arctic playground” by Mui-Ling Teh

"Bigfoot meets BIG foot" by Mui-Ling Teh

“Bigfoot meets BIG foot” by Mui-Ling Teh

"Wish" by Mui-Ling Teh

“Wish” by Mui-Ling Teh

 

So this is it for today! I hope you enjoyed those tiny origami! Next time I’ll try to create my own jewelery origami and share it with you! See you soon!

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How to approach shy people ?

6 May

 

Last time, my post was about mini monkey getting married with a shy female gorilla Mary. Today, I and the green monkey are going to give you some tips about how to approach shy people without intimidating her/him.

Shy people fear other’s people judgement, they can be embarassed with social life; you need to be patient to have them open up to you! Here you go with some tips that you might find helpful!

1-A soft voice and a smile
Smiling is a good and friendly manner to interact with shy people.

2-One person at a time
When you approach a shy person, don’t go as a group, it makes you kind of threatening. Try to get to know them individually and then you can introduce them to your friends.

3-Asking questions, yes, but limit them and avoid personal ones
You can talk about general subjects; focus on topics related to the place where you are at the time or get them onto a subject they care about. Shy persons are afraid to socialize and they’d rather listen to you than answer your questions so avoid the interrogation and talk a bit about yourself between every question.

4-Do not interrupt them, listen
It’s already difficult for a shy person to express herself, by giving her your attention she will trust you and feel comfortable around you. Let her speak and encourage her by giving positive feedback to their answers.

5-Be patient
Patience is really important; let them take their time to answer and to get used to you. Don’t pressure them, take your time and they will open up to you.

6-Oh he/she can talk!
Avoid teasing them about their shyness; it can be hurtful and really embarrassing. You don’t need to make them remember that they are shy, they already know it!

7-Let them breathe/Give them space
Shy people kind of live in their bubble; they feel safe at keeping distance with the world. They need more room; make sure not to pop the bubble, let them invite you inside!

I hope that this post will help you approach shy people because many of them deserve patience and love!

Will you marry me Mary?

4 May

Hi there! So last time, Mini monkey was wondering who was going to be his future wife  between the 4  gorillas female. Remember there was Mary, Lisa, Linda and Sandra.

Mary the shy one, Lisa the cute one, Linda the funny one, Sandra the sexy one

Well, he picked the shy one, Mary. Do you want to know why? Mini monkey told me that shy persons hide a lot of things and they can be very open-minded if you are patient with them! They can be sexy, funny and surely cute!

Do you want to know a secret?  They already have a mini gorilla baby! Yes mini monkey is very sexually active, he doesn’t waste his time!

 

Next time, I will give you some tips on how to talk to a shy person! You will be able to approach them without scaring them as mini monkey did with Mary!

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