Thursday, February 7, 2013

Origami Time!

I've been focusing so intensely on philately lately that sometimes the other sections of my crafty world tend to get neglected.  Yesterday I decided to put my stamps aside for a few hours to fold some new origami inventory for my Asian Inspiration kits.  I try to make the kits as bright and colorful as possible. 

I've been doing origami since I was 7 or 8 years old.  I have the folds for over 100 different patterns memorized so when working on a project like yesterday, it's a soothing, repetitive process for me, similar to washing dishes or chopping vegetables. 

On the contrary, I also like folding really complex creations that consist of 100-300 folds and assembling multiple folded pieces like this 6 sided Sputnik kusadama folded with double pieces of paper.  A piece of this nature may take a few hours from start to finish but it's really satisfying once it's done. 

Below are a few photos of my "folding station" - desk area.

If you're feeling stressed out and your mind needs a little excersize, why not try some origami?