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Origami and Mental Illness

Postby Cleverbeans » Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:59 am UTC

I put together some photos of my origami work and I thought I'd share it here. It includes some information about my mental illness and how I use paper folding to manage it. I hope you enjoy it.
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Re: Origami and Mental Illness

Postby lorb » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:03 am UTC

Very nice! When my girlfriend of four years left me I was thinking about taking up smoking but instead started doing Origami. Way cheaper and healthier and a lot more interesting. I'm happy to see that you also get a lot of good from it. Especially the tiniest ones are also rather impressive.
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Re: Origami and Mental Illness

Postby ObsessoMom » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:46 pm UTC

Thanks, Cleverbeans, for making my day more fun and beautiful.

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Re: Origami and Mental Illness

Postby Izawwlgood » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:05 pm UTC

Wow, that is impressively tiny origami! I also love the geometric ones. I'd love to get back into origami - most of my grad work was spent dissecting animals the size of a grain of rice, and I love fine motor skill requiring projects.
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Re: Origami and Mental Illness

Postby PM 2Ring » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:06 am UTC

Impressive work, Cleverbeans! FWIW, I've folded quite a few flapping birds over the decades, but never any that tiny. (But I do have a cellophane one on my desk that I folded about 20 years ago).

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Re: Origami and Mental Illness

Postby AlfaLyr » Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:44 pm UTC

Wow, this is amazing, so nice such a beautiful thing could help with your health!
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Re: Origami and Mental Illness

Postby Quercus » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:18 pm UTC

That's beautiful work Cleverbeans, thanks for sharing it. It's interesting... I also have a GAD diagnosis, and independently hit on origami to manage my anxiety, I find it works very well for me. I'm folding a lot of butterflies just at the moment.

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Re: Origami and Mental Illness

Postby heuristically_alone » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:41 pm UTC

lorb wrote:Very nice! When my girlfriend of four years left me I was thinking about taking up smoking but instead started doing Origami. Way cheaper and healthier and a lot more interesting. I'm happy to see that you also get a lot of good from it. Especially the tiniest ones are also rather impressive.


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