Author Archives: Matthew Green

About Matthew Green

I am an origami artist and photographer (and teacher of both), a blogger, a freelance translator, former philosophy professor, and I love to sing. You can see my photos on Flickr and buy prints of some of them on Fine Art America. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter (@mehjg), and in various and sundry other social media sites on the web.

Neighborhood Apothecary Grand Re-Opening

This note is from Meg, the owner of the Neighborhood Apothecary, about which I recently posted: Hello Everyone, Whooo, moving is always an experience! I hope everyone had a good week last week. In recent news, we are open at … Continue reading

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Origami bicycle

I have been ramping up my origami activity a bit recently, and wanted to make an origami bicycle for a friend. I tried to find instructions for one, but could only find references to two origami bike designs – and … Continue reading

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Maplewood Car Wash – a great experience

At the Gloucester block parties this summer, I have come across the table for Maplewood Car Wash (50 Maplewood Ave).  I hate to admit it, but I hadn’t washed the car since I moved to Gloucester 2 years ago, and hadn’t … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Apothecary at a new address

Remember the Neighborhood Apothecary? I wrote about them not long ago when I discovered them at the block party. At the time, you sort of had to follow a map or a trail of bread crumbs to get to their … Continue reading

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In case you forgot (or didn’t know) about Tacos Lupita…

Here’s a reminder. Truly authentic Mexican tacos, $2 each.  (They also have lots other meat options and Latin American dishes, of course.) I got two tacos the other day, one with chicken and one with cow tongue. Yes, cow tongue! Try … Continue reading

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Evening at Pleasant and Main Streets

- Matthew Green

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Block party!

It was a great evening for a block party! Among other people I ran into, Joey and his family were dining at Ohana:And Henry Allen’s North Shore Folklore Theatre were doing a reading of part of one of Judith Sargent … Continue reading

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Jason Burroughs’ art at The Hive

Yesterday evening at The Hive (on Pleasant Street, less than a block up from Main Street, on the right) there was an opening of an art show by Jason Burroughs in their back room. It was accompanied by a concert by … Continue reading

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Origami at the Farmer’s Market

Yesterday I got a slightly last minute invitation to go teach origami at the Gloucester Farmer’s Market with Art Haven / Tag / The Hive.  Fortunately my schedule was pretty clear, so I was able to go! I had so … Continue reading

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Breakfast at Three Sisters

Delicious pancakes and bacon at Three Sisters! Right near the statue of Joan of Arc on Washington Street. – Matthew Green

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Origami Nazgul

Designed by Jason Ku, published in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #129. Folded by me from one 12″ uncut sheet of foil paper. Here’s a photo that gives you a better sense of the scale of the model:   This is a … Continue reading

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St. Anthony’s by the Sea

This lovely little chapel of St. Anthony by the Sea (near Niles Beach) belongs to Holy Family Parish. It is open for Sunday services at 9:30AM only in the summer, and for weddings until the fall.  I think the stained glass windows … Continue reading

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iPhone shooting Gloucester in the summer

  – Matthew Green

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Sclafani’s does it again

Having just gotten back from vacation, I don’t have much food in my fridge, so today I went across the street to grab a sandwich from Sclafani’s (49 Washington St.) for lunch. It’s only the second time since I moved … Continue reading

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Origami hippopotamus!

This happy hippo is folded from a single sheet of paper following diagrams found in John Montroll’s “African Animals in Origami“. John Montroll has published many books with a variety of topics. Two of his books – “Origami for the … Continue reading

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Origami goldfish

Another bit of fishy origami, on my last day of vacation away from Gloucester… This little goldfish is not as complicated as the horseshoe crab, but just as delightful to me.  It is designed by the same artist – Robert … Continue reading

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Origami horseshoe crab

At a cottage by the sea, I had to fold something appropriate! This is my first try at Robert Lang’s origami horseshoe crab. Folded from a single uncut sheet of foil paper.  It would be better with brown paper, but … Continue reading

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