Origami is one of those things I enjoy other people doing! I've always loved paper cranes, but I've never been able to make them. In fact, I can't really think of much I can do with origami apart from chatterboxes. But I love when other people give me origami they've made.
I have tried it, but sadly not as good as one would hope to be.
It is an Art, and I value it's precision and love the beauty, of something that looks easy,but is far from it.
Just amazing to look at, I went to see some in a Art Gallery, wow!
I enjoy folding things....but I get frustrated when it does not work out. I guess it really helps with building patience. I guess if I am in the right frame of mind I could quite easily attempt it as a hobby.
I have given origami a try and I really enjoyed the experience. There is an origami club which meets once a month in Melbourne and I plan to attend the sessions this year. I often wonder at how origami was invented or discovered and marvel at the human brain as it is able to make 3D shapes out of 2D paper! :)
As a student speech pathologist, Origami is my best friend. Although I am not the best at it, it is such a fun activity to do and it gives me the opportunity to bring the crafty side of me to full life! :)
I hated in school when an entire term's art classes were devoted to nothing but origami and we were only allowed to fold the specific thing we were asked to and got into trouble if we deviated from the instructions given in any way. I was bored out of my brain and ended up getting sent out of the classroom in disgrace for attempting to make an albatross instead of yet another paper crane.
As an adult I enjoy doing some simple origami with my daughter. Folding is good for her hand eye coordination and she likes making animals and drawing details on them afterwards.
I run a business propagating and selling very specific plants to attract butterflies into your garden. www.butterflyhostplants.com.au. When I'm running a plant stall. I make lots of Origami butterflies and give them out to the children. If there are enough children about I will give an impromptu lesson on how to make an origami butterfly.
Yes! I have 2 books from when I was a child. I loved it and thought it was so beautiful - but in the '70's that little paper was very expensive (in the '70's everything was deemed very expensive) and so it was metered out very occasionally...One of my kids likes it, the others don't seem to be interested at all...
One year I forgot to buy my mother a present for her birthday. In the morning I thought I'd make a last ditch effort to make her some origami figures. Turns it it's really difficult (or the instructions were terrible) and it meant I got frustrated, cut the paper and used sticky tape. I cheated AND it looked rubbish!