Origami: Anti-Aging?

I recently read this New York Times article.

When it comes to mental agility, we’re more likely to think of crosswords than cross-stitch. But neuroscientists suspect that learning a challenging new skill — a new language, a new musical instrument — may be even more effective than mental games at keeping the brain sharp. And quilting is more complicated than it may seem.

Even before I shared this link, my friend already took up quilting as a hobby and her quilts are beautiful.

I do not have the drive to learn quilting but I wanted to learn other skills so I thought of origami, the Japanese art of paper folding. This website showed step-by-step instructions. This is what I produced after 2 hours of folding. I used the pages from an old magazine.

From the top; left to right: rose bowl, day lily, lily, 8-petal flower, tulip, cornflower

 Here are some cute origami decors I found in the Internet:

Source: http://harujiondesign.blogspot.com/2011/04/modern-origami-wall-decor.html

 

Source: http://www.bloomize.com/origami-roses/

Source: http://onossocasamento.pt/forum/origami-1

Who wants an origami wedding bouquet?

Source: http://www.weddingoo.com/origami-wedding-bouquet/

Source: http://www.weddingoo.com/origami-wedding-bouquet/origami2/

I should start collecting cute wrapping papers (and quit doing sudoku).

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This is supposed to be Day 21 of the 30-day blogging challenge.

Comments

  1. I remember years back there was an origami contest in the company where I had my training, I was so awed with their creativeness. They were able to create vases, lamp shades, flowers etc.. I have wished to learn the craft but until now I wasn’t able to do it. I hope to find tutorials online next time. I wanted to make a Christmas Tree with origami. 🙂

  2. I also read about crocheting helps brain sharper as well. Because when you crochet, you read a pattern, count and imagine so your brain will really work. 🙂

    Mommy Maye2

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