November 11th is a busy day. Laying around at the office are all kinds of invitations ranging from Veterans day, Remembrance day, stMartin’s day, (Polish) Independence and (Maldives) Republic day, Singles- (China) or Pepero- (South Korea) day, Children’s day (Croatia), the opening of (Catholic) Carnival-festivities to Pocky day (Japan). We also need to attend Leonardo diCaprio’s and King Jigme Singye Wangchuck (Bhutan)’s birthday-celebration-party amongst many many other festivities, but here at 3EyedBear we are exhausted after 2 1/2 weeks of World Origami Days and probably stay at home (unless Leo calls personally).
There’s a lot of work demanding our attention. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center together with the US Botanic Garden are currently producing a series of paper models of 25 native orchids and asked us to create them. The models will be superdeluxe 2-sides printed, manual embedded, pre-cut and -greased realistic versions of rare and special species to be handed out at schools, workshops and other events in the future. And today, at official Origami Day, they release the first easy (glueless!) model of the Showy Lady’s Slipper for FREE at their own website as a teaser for this project and to gain awareness for the preservation of endangered species of orchids.
All right, maybe I head over to Washington, raise a glass to this celebration-al news and do the inevitable working tomorrow.
Or YOU go to the party and >>> get folding <<<.