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Sunday, July 22, 2012

paper cranes

I was in a paper crane making mood this weekend.  If you don't know what I'm talking about, don't worry, you'll know the paper crane making mood when it strikes. 

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?

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