Origami Originals




Kumihimo Kreations

Where your pleasure is,

there is your treasure.

Where your treasure is, there is your heart.

Where you heart is,

there is your happiness!



Artisan Shawnnee Holmberg

     I began as a clothing designer and seamstress. Little did I realize, when I first arrived in Japan on a hot, rainy August night some 50 years ago, what a profound impact every aspect of that rich culture would have on me.


      Eleven years in Japan experiencing, absorbing, collecting, learning... Sumie-e (brush painting), Cha-no-yu (Tea Ceremony), Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arranging), Kimono, Folk Art, Kumihimo (traditional Japanses braiding), Friendships.

I was put on earth to accomplish a certain number of things.

Right now I am so far behind, 

I will never die.