Origami Cardinal

Origami Cardinal Β© 2010 Bo Mackison

A trip to my local Botanical Gardens to see the Holiday Show. I was thrilled to see that there were origami birds tucked in dozens of branches – doves, cardinals, blue jays, even a bald eagle. This bright red cardinal is one of my favorites. Third in the series.

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I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Cardinals adorn my Christmas tree every year. This is definitely, hands-down, my favorite as well. Thanks, Bo!!! This is good stuff!

  2. Someone had a terrific idea, tucking those small, pretty surprises into the show!

  3. These are terrific. Especially love the detail of his little clawed/hooked feet. Kudos to the origami artists (and you)!!!

  4. Isn’t it something how such things catch our fancy? Can actually bring a smile to our faces.

  5. They must have been Cardinal fans.

  6. How enjoyable the series of Origami birds is! I think this is my favorite Origami piece, but have enjoyed all of your photos.

  7. This one is my favorite. πŸ™‚

  8. Aww, I love this. So elegant and amazing perched on that branch. I adore this. It sort of reminds of a phoenix also. Go Cardinals! πŸ™‚

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