I stumbled across this origami book at the home of the children I nanny for with all of these more non-traditional patterns. They were so beautiful, that it felt inspired to search around for some other patterns.
I discovered a kimono pattern & decided to make it into a girl in the kimono-on a bookmark too! Viola! Functional beauty!
It was fun to do a little calligraphy too. It reminded me of my undergraduate days in Japanese class:)