Sunday, December 14, 2014
When I was a lot younger I was in the habit of becoming an expert at everything I did. This doesn't seem to be the case now...........possibly because I don't have the time left on earth to work that hard at each thing I try. I have been patient with my paper folding in its different forms, giving up temporarily when I reach an impasse and going back later. In my wake there is origami insects, origami flowers, and free form paper folding. All of these keep coming and going as my mental energy warps and wanes. There comes a time when some time for integration of experience takes place better on auto pilot. Yet I'm not ready yet to say good enough for now. I have managed to succeed at quite a few of the tessellations in my book when I make just one repeat of the maneuver. These folds are meant for repetitions, though, and that's the beauty of them.
Before I can give this a rest, I am going to have to learn at least one well enough to repeat it successfully on a fairly large grid. Folding the grid is, as I've said, the obnoxious part of the process and I'm not going to invest the time in making a big one until I know I won't mess it up with mistakes. I'm trying to learn to see it as a Zen kind of activity, as I'm sure it can be. So far, though, I've made negligible progress on that.