A CREATIVE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT: @white_onrice
This post is a tribute to creativity. One of the best things of INSTAGRAM is the possibility to follow talented artists that awake you and your kids creativity. We are huge fans of MADE BY HELGA, JESUSO ORTIZ and many others. Now, we are fascinated by our last lucky find: @white_onrice
Ross Symons is a full time origami artist and Instagrammer based in Cape Town, South Africa. He was working a 9-to-5 job and he was not feeling fulfilled. So, he decided to find himself starting side projects to his daily job. One of them, practising the traditional Japanese art of paper folding known as origami.
Ross dedicated the entire 2014 to improve his craft and share it with the world. This is howd he started his popular Instagram account, @white_onrice. His followers has increased from 120 to over 100,000 in under 18 months and we understand why.
As his project grew, he wanted to become a full time origami artist, so he developed an entire brand around White on Rice, which has allowed him to quit his 9-to-5 job and run his own business full time.
White on Rice creates social media content for brands and private clients, does origami commissions, origami installations and stop motion animations, which are all conceptualised, directed, photographed and edited in-house.
This is a so inspiring history about follow your dreams.
Tell your kids the story of Ross Symons and then show them @white_onrice, and encourage them to follow accounts like this, or to try to discover their own passions.
And why not to try origami as a family activity? The paper folding community is very generous in creating and sharing tutorials and instructions. On the internet and through books you will find hundreds of models and designs. Sites such as Origami Instructions and Origami Resource Center are some of the places that many of these origami designs are created and shared. Youtube has hundreds of instructional videos which will take you from very basic origami design to extremely complex ones. Some of the greatest and most consistent origami Youtube channels are that of Tadashi Mori and Jo Nakashima.
You can follow the Instagram account here – White on Rice where he will share a new origami figure every day.
Extra bonus| This ORIGAMI sticky note pad is awesome! 100 sheets of sticky notes. Each pad has instructions for ten different shapes.