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I Fold Origami

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    Everyday At Work

    My partner's mother (basically my mother-in-law ha) gave me an origami calendar for Christmas because she knew that I was artistic. I had never done origami in my life and didn't even know if it appealed to me, but it was a very thoughtful gift. I decided to put that...
    HypeArt HypeArt 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    Late Bloomer

    I Just started folding origami about a year ago. Seems like most people start young. This like heaps of other things I have started late in my life. Better late than never. How fun it is to make something so cool out of a simple piece of paper. I really like folding money as well...
    TbirdTamara TbirdTamara 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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    Olivia And The Crane

    I was a quiet kid and this was one of my favorite pastimes.Back in the days though the things I folded weren't the sophisticated, beautiful origami we know today. Just boats, turtles and paper planes..My cousins and I even had a competition over who could fold the best...
    june1999 june1999 31-35, F 22 Responses Jan 17, 2010

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    In Need Of Some Origami Paper

    I don't create my own designs. I just follow others online. Youtube has a lot of really cool tutorials. I also have an origami book...I really need to get some Origami paper though. Problem is, no where around here sells it. :( I usually just find some colored paper and cut it...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F May 9, 2012

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    LOVE!!

    I LOVE origami!!! AHH! It's my absolute favorite craft to do... And I'm a very crafty person, so I've done a lot of different stuff...
    WorldlySheep WorldlySheep 18-21, F Nov 9, 2007

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    Origami

    i like to fold origami
    monmon00 monmon00 16-17, F May 17, 2008

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    I Fell In Love With It My First Try

    Its so simple, relaxing, fun. It takes time and effort to make it beautiful and your own. I have figured out how to shrink the projects. Just make what you start with smaller. Its nice to try and find new ways to make something. Like the birds and balloons. I just love it. Its so...
    Caitlinsmith1636 Caitlinsmith1636 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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    ORIGAMI!

    I love origami! I'm currently amidst making 1000 cranes. I've only started thus i don't understand the origami language. Like what exactly is a mountain fold and stuff like that. I need an origami dictionary. I don't get the terms! I only know how to make a box...
    peacenik peacenik 16-18, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2007

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    Made My Own

    I started origami in the 3rd grade and have been doing it every so often since at least twice a week every week it is very calming to do making each fold into part of the creation, I try my best to make each one perfect so the final piece is even better than the last try/attempt...
    Barnfun Barnfun 18-21, M Nov 15, 2010

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    Origami was first introduced to me by my father.

    I was seven years old at the time. My father was a lot nicer to me back then. I remember sitting with him on the bed learning how to fold a frog. I've been folding ever since. I received my first book at age 8. Later I received another book from one of my mother's friends as a...
    LaurenJFisher LaurenJFisher 22-25 Dec 13, 2013

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    A Gift Of Stress Relief?

    Someone gave me a new book and papers for Christmas (thank you EP friend) and it is supposed to be a great stress reliever and peaceful.  Right now it just makes me cuss and say dirty things. Oh and sometimes I throw the book across the room and now that relieves some stress...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 17, 2010

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    .

    I got a kit at Christmas, all it was, was a big pile of squared paper and a book on how to fold the different things. So Im slowly making a zoo. I've made a boat load of swans and penguins and a few dragonflies.Im yet to master the crane.
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2010

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    Since I Was Little

    My folks got me a book of origami when I was 8 I think. I couldn't do everything at first, but tried to master at least one new origami every year (which progressed as I got older). By high school I was fairly proficient & actually folded over 100 cranes for the Model UN club...
    QuixoticKidEternity QuixoticKidEternity 31 3 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    One of My Many Talents...

    At a Job interview when the guy goes what are your qualities? You can go, I fold Origami - and you'll get the job!!! Hmmm... not sure if that'll work, but I'm way into Origami. I can do a frog that can leap, I can do all sorts of boxes, and a flower, and a ladybird. You tell me...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Oct 14, 2007

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    Sadako Sasaki.

    When I was last in hospital I remembered the story of Sadako Sasaki and started folding crains aiming to get to 1000. I didn't quite make 1000 but I did a lot.
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F Jul 4, 2007

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    Anyone in my middle school can tell you

    that I'm an origami artist. I learned simple paper folding when I was younger to entertain myself, but now I mostly do it to impress my friends and feel accomplished when I figure something out. My mom just got me a book on making different types of butterflies, and I'm really...
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 9, 2014

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    The Obsession

    Every scrap of useless paper I find, I fold Into some thing beautiful.  I LOVE to fold Lilies, They are my favorite.  I fold a ton of other things too, but Lilies are my favorite.  I am obsessed.  I fold at school, at home, in the car...everywhere...
    noossaBevoLI noossaBevoLI 13-15, F Apr 19, 2009

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    Can someone teach me better?

    I want to make really cool origami, but everything I make just doesn't look natural. Like all things with time, it gets better. Can someone be my mentor?
    soordinary soordinary 18-21, F Feb 26, 2014

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    Kusudama And Modular Origami

    I have been folding origami since I was a child. It is a simple pleasure. There are a few rules to follow when it comes to working with paper which require technical aptitude. It is an art form that follows logic and high math. It is also, in a sense, magical. What I like most...
    monsterdog81 monsterdog81 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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    Origami

    I recently had learned how to fold origami, maybe for a lil bit under a week now & I love it. I know how to make a ninja star, a crane and still practicing a butterfly. to me it's a form of art, but yet I'm also learning patience, depth perception and some basic phsyics too. It;s...
    marx5 marx5 22-25, M Aug 23, 2013

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    Flying Pig.

    http://web.archive.org/web/20000611075540/www.eskimo.com/~marmonk/gallery2.htm I' trying to make a pig with wings but alas i am just a beginner therefore i am not familiar with the origami terms such a "rabbit ear top flap" or "colored bird base". SOS...
    peacenik peacenik 16-18, F Oct 1, 2007

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    When I'm Bored Enough

    I'll make boxes and that blow up balloon thing.. 
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2008

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    An Ancient Dragon I did a little

    while ago, when I got my first complex origami book.
    Arivano Arivano 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2014

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    I Also Fold Origami

    I love the Komatsu squirrel and have always gravitated towards the more complex origami, I find it helps me to focus and relax. While I rarely have time to fold these days I do return to it when things get really bad and I just need to find my centre again.
    DavidFisher DavidFisher 31-35 Nov 8, 2008

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    For Fun

    I like to print things off of the computer and use as crafts for the kids. They love it and although I'm not great at it, they could care less. I do enjoy watching those who are proficient as it is quite the talent.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Oct 14, 2007

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    Impressive Origami Dragon

    I was so impressed by this dragon, I had to share. I've liked origami since my grandmother bought me a couple of books and papers for it when I was in fourth grade. Without looking at instructions I can do a seal, crane, box or paper balloon, and a few others. This however IMO...
    zunderwo zunderwo 36-40, M Sep 24, 2010

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    Time Taken To Be Original

    I started origami in the 3rd grade and have been doing it every so often since at least twice a week every week it is very calming to do making each fold into part of the creation, I try my best to make each one perfect so the final piece is even better than the last try/attempt...
    CountryExperiences CountryExperiences 22-25, M Aug 12, 2011

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