I had felt inspired to make a paper crane chain after seeing several beautiful chains at my acupuncture studio. I decided to make my own version and bought several packs of interesting paper at the craft store. Since I hadn't made any origami since about the 6th grade, I brushed up on my crane making skills by watching this tutorial. I finished about 12 of them last night while watching Iron Man 2 with Paul (yeah hot date nights!). I really liked the result and am trying to find a good place to hang them in our community space. I'll post a picture of the finished product.
Creating new and beautiful things brings me so much joy. When I start to feel in an emotional rut, I can usually trace it back to a lack of creating, painting, or building. I feel that I come alive when I'm bringing something new into the world, maybe because creating is such an intrinsic part of being human.
What are your favorite creative endeavors?