Does lain make origami? I just started a few days ago. I am not especially creative, but I thought it would be wise for me to have something concrete to help me practice mindfulness. It kind of forces you to be delicate, focused, and patient. Once I get better I will start sharing my work here. I would like to see what lain can make, but feel free to share the work of others too.
The attached image is the ツノヅル (horned crane) by 神谷 哲史 (Satoshi Kamiya). I think the juxtaposition of simplicity and complexity is especially beautiful. You can find more of their work at
I have never been remotely mechanically-inclined so have never entertained the idea myself. I can certainly see it as a meditative, almost therapeutic process though. Do you find listening to music to help?
My current job required me to take an interesting exam (on paper) that displayed different types of paper folding in two dimensions. I still have no idea how I got the required marks for both that and depth perception. I feel like a fish out of water with any type of puzzle where I have to envision steps in my head before they're executed.
It's been a while since I did Origami, I should really get back into it. I have these books, and I especially like the geometric ones from the book to the right. The most advanced thing I've ever folded was probably the last thing from that book, a kaleidoscopic firework thing, consisting of 12 parts, all folding into eachother. Sadly I lost it so no pics of that
As for the book to the left, I've never really done anything from it since they are much harder. I might try some soon though.
Hell yes. I was sick of computerstuff so I started doing origami again, been getting really obsessive about it lately, particularly with tessellations. Pic #1 is something I made recently, and yesterday I bought some interesting paper, rght now I'm folding the grid in pic #2 to make the same design but scaled up, mostly just for testing the paper and knowing how it is to work in these dimensions.
The precreasing is really annoying though, and after experimenting for a while, trying out some stuff, finding that it doesn't work, and discovering new things along the way, I end up with a weak ass sheet that's abou to tear. And so I have to precrease a new one to implement all the new ideas that come to mind. It's a slippery slope with the inconvenience of having to fold a grid each time around. And it does take time and I'm starting to actually get something like RSI. But it's cool
my camera sucks ass btw
This is so beautiful.
Oh I remember doing that one, it was so hard because of the resistance of the paper, particularly when fanning in out, the center of the figure just crams and the locked parts outside start disassembling…
In the end, when I tried to turn it around the way it's supposed to, I could only do it up to a certain degree before it started tearing apart…. Fun stuff. And yes it's hard.
I still remember I used to be really obsessed at origami when I was young. I really like Jeremy Shafer's works especially the flashers because of how beautiful and complex it is.
boy I should try to make at least one of his works after a long time
I used to do origami. Not so much more recently though. It's fun but stopped being meaningful after a while. I never did anything with the results. Usually I'll fold flappy cranes just to pass time. But learning origami definitely does require being delicate, focused, and patient, especially if you're trying to learn something new.
For the masters of origami out there: Have you managed to "understand" origami well enough to be able to fold your own things without needing to look for directions? Will that ever happen? Is it easier than I assume it is to create your own folding patterns?