In response to Terry's question "Does he design them or follow traditional directions? " Ty does both. My son is always searching for books that have more advanced designs that he hasn't seen before to master. This is getting harder to do, I think we are going to have to start ordering books from Japan. He has such a good sense of the form and construction of different origami bases that now he often designs his own. He was just showing me a frog he made that has 8 legs (like some freakish result of a polluted environment), and he has also designed a nautilus with multiple tenticles, variations of winged dragons and several other forms. We were lucky to find an origami society that meets not far from us here in Chicago, so Ty has finally found others who share his passion for origami.
Everyones comments have been wonderful for Ty to see. I think he might be getting closer to making that blog.