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Jean. 53 years a folder..origami is keeping me active and alert.
Sep 16, 2018 22:13:25   #
wilmajean
 
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I started at age 29...Met once and folded with Lillian Oppenheimer and decided if l ever shared my hobby l would do it free and provide the paper. I still do that. I went to 2 conventions and learned so much, met many friends over the Years! Origami is a lifelong activity . At 82 it keeps me mentally alert and busy, l want to teach it to kids. There is joy and challenges to explore new things. I am an intermediate level folder..love animal folding and anything with humor...

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Sep 17, 2018 09:14:43   #
margaret
 
wilmajean, kids are really fun to teach and it's great to see their faces when they see what they have created. Origami seems like magic. It's amazing how available instructions are now. I first learned at our local art gallery when they offered a class. Never forgot how I felt when I folded mu first sailboat there, the fact that I had to sit on the cement floor and even how the paper smelled. Didn't do much again until about 30 years ago but has been a constant in my life since. I am an intermediate folder as well. I am 66 and would like to enjoy another 30+ years. Margaret

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Sep 17, 2018 22:23:12   #
wilmajean
 
The hi, Margaret. I learned from the two Randlett books printed in 1959. I do well from diagrams. Tutorials. on the internet can be great. One good folder is on origami spirit. Also happy folding by Sarah Adams. She is inactive, 3 kids now. Check her archives. Joseph yakishima is good. I cannot fold from crease patterns . I loved hiking so like the zinger book, it has an.Appalachian shelter, and chair. Hard but cute, also a canoe. I love animals. check out origami usa and they have lots of stuff..including a list of clubs. They have a convention in NYC the last weekend in june. Great if you live up that way or can afford to travel. Love your first experience with origami. I have had some great experiences, too. So stay calm and..keep folding!

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Sep 21, 2018 06:37:55   #
Scott
 
I've been doing origami for a little more than 10 years. I enjoy it and hand out what I made to my passengers, I'm a wheelchair van driver and they really love them in the Nursing homes that I go into.

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Sep 22, 2018 23:24:27   #
wilmajean
 
Wonderful. People remember origami figures you make and hand out. What figures do you make?

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Sep 22, 2018 23:28:03   #
Roger Loc: Vineland, N. J.
 
Jean, what an incredible Lady 🤗 you are.
Yours was the first post I read. May you enjoy for many, many more years and keep on inspiring us all.

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Sep 28, 2018 17:56:03   #
wilmajean
 
Aw wish you lived Closer! In the northern Shenandoah valley. I may do some classes after Jan. For the LLI life long learning lnstitute. Do easy and fun stuff. Thanks for your Encouragement! Sure challenges the brain. This Web page is great!

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Oct 29, 2018 12:58:23   #
paperfolder56 Loc: Hyderabad, India
 
Hi, this is Govind Kulkarni from Hyderabad, INDIA. I am 62 & started ORIGAMI in1978. I love folding CUBES, Modular Origami, Airplanes,Boxes & solid geometric shapes.
ORIGAMI has given me hours & hours of Peace, loads of happiness & lots of friends of all age groups.
I am a Intermediate Level folder. Once a model is learnt it can be made 'n' number of times. Greatest joy is in creating a model & then sharing it with others.
HAPPY FOLDING!!!😊😊

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