Monday, January 7, 2013

Creating Challenge Day 7--More Origami!

I will not be defeated.

Today I felt inspired to tackle the origami tato box that bested me yesterday. I sensed I should make it three times. I started small, then tried the middle size, then went large.

I learned a few things:

  1. Start large (exactly what I did NOT do--haha!). I find it easier to learn a new origami pattern on a larger scale then bring it down to smaller pieces that require more precise manipulating.
  2. Practice does indeed make perfect...or at least better. The more I folded this box, the better I became at it. I realized what the instructions were really communicating, and became more adept at following them.
  3. Familiarity breeds ingenuity, not contempt. By my third attempt (fourth if you count yesterday's "creation"), I managed to develop my own folds that made creating this box even easier. I must say, I'm pretty proud of myself!
Today's experience gave me encouragement for tackling more origami, and I can't wait! I might even treat myself to some new papers. I have a thing for beautiful paper, and origami is the perfect way to indulge myself in it. As well, I'm brainstorming ways to include origami into my art journals and mixed media pieces. These boxes would make pretty flower heads, and imagine hiding surprises in them for viewers to find!

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