Saturday, January 31, 2009
Petal, mountain, valley, crane, frog . . .
There was a class in origami, this morning. I have seldom felt so inept. I finally folded a bird base and then turned it into a crane. The teacher was inclined to demonstrate the difficult parts for us on our own projects, then give them back. This taught us how to follow along as she did it but did not teach how to follow the diagrams very well.
I have been trying and finally was able to recreate the bird base from the diagram. There is a long road ahead before that flat diagram of the steps involved in folding a crane gets decoded enough to recreate the bird.
I have one piece of paper that I folded so many times and different ways that it actually broke apart at a fold.
I think my first step should be to buy more origami paper . . .