10/08/2012 10:51 EDT | Updated 11/28/2012 04:58 EST

Origami Canada International Convention Wows Vancouver

How many people do you know can transform a piece of paper into a Pegasus?

Vendors and international paper-folding all-stars gathered in Vancouver this weekend to kick off Canada's first International Origami Convention.

One fan traveled from the U.S. to share his passion for the traditional Japanese paper-folding art.

“It’s just calming, meditative,” said Brian Webb, a visiting Indianapolis IT-guy to The Globe and Mail. “It teaches me patience, and there’s a lot more going on than just creating a lot of toys.”

Organized by Origami Canada, artists were brought together at Vancouver's Century Plaza Hotel to showcase their folding talents.

Designs ranged from traditional flowers to complex mythical creatures.

Check out some amazing origami crafted by some of the convention's featured guests.

Amazing Origami