Origami Rose (Jo Nakashima)
Studying the creases of existing models has led to the creation of many new models. These creases show definite patterns of triangles, rectangles and other shapes. The geometric study of the crease lines over the last twenty-five years has paved the way for the discovery of new bases. Not all designs are combinations or parts of other bases; some like the box pleat are completely original.
For people who are learning this art, using normal copy paper would likely be a smart idea since it would be less-expensive than buying fancy origami paper. For many projects, heavy paper (approx. 25lbs) is required for origami art. Not only is this activity done with dry paper but often individuals make wet folds which does, require a heavy paper.
It's essential that the person administering help and advice present a non-threatening image. Origami can be used as a means of breaking the ice, a warming up technique. It can help the patient and psychologist find mutual ground. Origami can be used to bridge the gap between patient and doctor. This will certainly make it easier for the patient to be comfortable and more inclined to share their feelings and work on their problems.
Actually folding paper is not difficult but depending on the level of origami, completing an entire project can be tough. Origami is an activity that can be learned if the individual is interested. There are books printed with details and instructions for hundreds of origami projects. These projects range from very basic to complex.
This concept was discovered or invented hundreds of years ago in China and Japan. Although it's unknown exactly where origami was first used, this activity was and continues to be an important part of the Japanese culture. An activity that involves folding a piece of paper has been for generations used both as a pastime and as a challenge.
Likely initially used as a decoration or simply a way to kill a few hours, origami has been transformed into an activity that has many magnificent uses. There are books written about the art of origami and its benefits for various situations. The Internet has loads of information about the origami. If you'd like to learn more about this great activity, log onto the worldwide web and start learning.