Jean Joachim is here to tell that origami is not just about paper cranes. I love that there are practical uses too. And so many cute papers… too tempting.
Origami is more than just pretty little animals. It can be used to create practical things. my dear friend, Tricia Tait is an origami specialist, an artist. She got my curiosity up when I saw her whip out an origami wallet and credit card holder.
Of course I had to know how to do it. So she showed me and that was it! I was entranced by the seductive art of paper folding. I have always dabbled in art, since I was a child when I yearned for the big box of crayons to draw paperdoll clothes. Working with fabulous papers to create something practical was a natural hobby for me. So I jumped in.
Paper folding could replace Prozac for lifting spirits and relaxing you. I find it very therapeutic and then you have something you can use as well. While the wallets are fun, I got sucked into folding credit card holders.
Now I was lying in wait for the school kids who sell wrapping paper, searching for as much two-sided paper as I could find. I even coaxed a paint store into giving me an old book of wallpaper samples, which I promptly cut up. Some of those are plastic coated and make very sturdy card holders.
I cranked out hundreds and gave them away to promote donations to pug rescue. People stopped and remarked about how clever the design was. While I couldn’t take credit for the construction, the paper choices were all mine.
I plan to make some to give out at Lori Foster’s
Find out more about Jean at www.jeanjoachimbooks.com. Get Together this year. You can fold while watching TV. Pardon the unprofessional pictures. My newest hobby, photography, is mostly about nature photos, not product shots.
Check out Jean’s latest book, Under the Midnight Moon:
Mindy Winslow’s life was altered forever when she met gorgeous lawyer, Drew Armstrong, and found out about her inheritance of a ramshackle old building from her mentor, Lou. His directive to create a dinner theater on the property would fulfill her lifelong dreams.
Bucking the will of her family and the hardship of trying to make it in New York theater, Mindy had lost hope until she was embraced by the townsfolk at the wedding of her college roommate. With the help of friends, new and old, Mindy forged ahead to make her goal a reality in tiny Pine Grove. But the exposure of a promise made then broken secretly, destroyed her dream. Will she be forced to face “I told you so” from her father or will love find a way to resurrect hope from the ashes?
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