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Kusudama


60 modules, around 7cm squared, cut from an old copy of Homer's Odyssey. Stuck together in groups of 5 to make 12 flowers. The end result was around 15cm from top to bottom.

I followed this tutorial.

Photo:
Canon EOS 500D
50mm 1.8
Cropped, saturation adjusted and cord holding up the kusudama was erased out.

With thanks to `synconi, *oyah and `3wyl who saw the kusudama in its earlier state! :hug:
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ὁδoς: journey

A couple of months ago a friend suggested that I should make a "flower" kusudama. I really liked the idea of doing this, but I also wanted a way to use origami as a way of expressing something, not just as a hobby or to make something that looked vaguely geometrical. Since being captivated by Homer's Odyssey a couple of years ago I've been fascinated by its sheer beauty (and "epicness" you might say) and decided I would use the pages from an old copy of the poem to fold the kusudama (despite originally having some qualms about tearing Homer's work into shreds.)

Although this kusudama is certainly not as "epic" as the poem, I believe that it is one of the first pieces of art that I've made which means something to me: it reflects for me the journey I've been on and the huge journey still left.

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Given 2011-06-27
odos. by =moth-owl

The suggester says of this ultra-cool origami, "A beautiful, classic kusudama created using a novel medium, where the origami is made all the more lovely by the meanings behind the paper...simply a delight to view.

Kusudamas are a special type of origami, which involves making lots of little flower modules to form the final piece." ( Suggested by synconi and Featured by WDWParksGal )
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful. Art is always so much nicer when there was emotion which put it together. And you've done a wonderful job at it (:
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AngstnoKami Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Beautiful origami, and beautiful reasons behind it. Well done! :)
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RainReedshimmer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!!
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mylittlebluesky Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your wonderful piece has been featured in my last journal entry :love: -> [link]
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thank you :)
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Manufactapaper Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well done!
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KaiKya Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I had the patience for module origami! I will have to try it one day to test it. :D
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Haha, I'm sure you would! It's very enjoyable :)
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flipflapfish Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing....speechless!
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:iconmoth-owl:
moth-owl Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Thank you :)
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marmaladeheart Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student General Artist
This is amazing, just to ask, is it the Latin original or the English translation of the text?
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:iconmoth-owl:
moth-owl Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
It's an English translation of the Greek. :)
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Mikklings Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Eww thumb didn't work, I guess it's because you're not a paying member, here's the link instead. [link]
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Hehe thank you for showing me!

:hug: I don't think you can share thumbs in comments unfortunately!
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Mikklings Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Inspired by your deviation, thank you for the link to the tutorial! :thumb251876257:
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
:hug:
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Sa7aba Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Awesome @.@
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Hehe, thank you!
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Chippy2208 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student Artist
brilliant ideea, i'm gonna start making one too:))
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TimjanDesign Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is so precious! I added it to my blog: [link] <3
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Thanks for letting me know (:
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Superduckee Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Freaking... epic.
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
:giggle: Glad you like it!
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Superduckee Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
well it's just freaking amazing! :D
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:iconmoth-owl:
moth-owl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Thank you so much!
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morbyd-faerie Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
lovely work! :love:
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Thanks very much! :love:
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oasiaris Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! Congratulations on the DD!
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Thank you! :hug:
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oasiaris Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! And thank YOU for the watch!
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
aww no problem! :hug:
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oasiaris Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:tighthug:
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rawien Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing that tutorial with us!
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
:aww: thanks so much! Ahh, it's a very useful tutorial, hope you can make one some day.
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Art3fact Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student Photographer
Amazing shot !! Nice composition & perfect bokeh
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Thank you! :hug:
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Art3fact Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student Photographer
You're welcome :)
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
:hug:
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lesliecreveling Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
This is AMAZING!
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
:aww: That's very kind of you! Thank you :love:
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DECLAN-LOVER Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
WOW i followed the exact same tutorial lol and made a couple too
so cute!
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
:aww: Awesome!
Thank you :love:
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star-rose-three Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is so pretty!
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Aww thanks very much! :hug:
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star-rose-three Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
:hug:
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snowflake45698 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
this is really cool
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Thanks! :hug:
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Samanth406 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! this is amazing! :D
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
:aww: Thanks for the support! :D
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Apr 11, 2011, 6:26:32 PM
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