Adrienne did this at the coffee shop today:
It takes 12 different little pieces of paper, folded in a dozen different ways, and then somehow, magically, tucked into each other to form this “stellated octahedron” we affectionately call “The Spikey Ball”.
Origami is something I just can’t do. I can’t take a 2 dimensional drawing and figure out how to make a 3 dimensional object. I stink at legos, too, for the same reason. Thankfully, we have a friend that loves origami. She makes crazy amazing boxes and shapes. We’ve been getting together every so often for months, to talk knitting, crocheting and spinning, and while we talk, she does origami with Adrienne.
You know what I love? I love all the different ways creativity asserts itself. And I love that I’m not good at all of it. And neither are you. We all get to enrich each other’s lives by the beauty we create individually.
Today, I reveled in the creativity of my eleven year old and her Spikey Ball while I did this:
Right now, she’s making a Spikey Ball for her science teacher and she’s doing it all by herself-no youtube, no book, no notes-all from memory. And that pretty much blows my mind.
I challenge you to share something you’re creating with someone today-you’ll enrich the world around you and brighten someone’s day.
Own the Day!
Laugh. Dance. Learn. Create. Knit
or whatever you love to do!