Tuesday, January 19, 2010

paper cranes

An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. When i was a young teeneager i read a book about a girl, sadako, who got cancer from the bombs dropped in hiroshima and that is where i first learned about the paper crane tradition. i have been wanting to learn for so long! and when i finally tried i always messed up and couldn´t finish it. but the other day i found a great site where they have lots of step by step instructions for a whole lot os origami figures. i followed this one and tada it suddenly just hit me and this one was made

i was extatic! so i made a few more :) and believe me, if not a 1000, i will do many more!

made my day!


Katy said...

Thanks for sharing! I've always loved that story of the 1000 folded cranes.

em said...

i love that book!
i used to do a ton of origami...i think my fingers are too stubby now ;)