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.
Here are some cute origami decors I found in the Internet:
Who wants an origami wedding bouquet?
I should start collecting cute wrapping papers (
and quit doing sudoku).
This is supposed to be Day 21 of the 30-day blogging challenge.
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. 🙂
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. 🙂