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Hi %recipient.firstname%,


Sometimes, small critters are scarier than big ones. Maybe that is why there is a word for the excessive fear of spiders (arachnaphobia) whereas no such word exist for those who have a phobia of elephants.

(I could be wrong. If there is such a word, reply to this letter and I will publish the answers in a future newsletter).

In the video I made for you this week, I show a way to represent oversize (imaginary) insects, using empty plastic bottles. These friendly creatures should not scare anyone!


Note: Not all insects are small. There are stick insects that are over 24 in (60 cm) long. Brrr...

If you want to have nightmares, go see the list of the 10 largest insects on Earth. But if even little ants scare you, do not go there!


As I mentioned not long ago, the organization Peace One Day is trying to get Google to put a Peace Day Doodle on the Google search page on Friday September 21, which the United Nations officially designated as International Day of Peace. I hope they'll succeed!

One story that dramatically highlights the need for peace is that of Sadako, a young Japanese girl who initially survived the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, but who later got sick because of the radiation.

Sadako tried to make 1000 origami paper cranes in the hope that it would keep her alive. She wasn't able to complete them, but her legacy endures in statues and memorials built in memory of her and of all the children who died as a result of the bomb.

You can read the full story on my blog.



Some origami projects on our website:

Traditional origami crane Origami Dove Origami Boat Simple Origami Tulip


Have a great week!





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