This might yet take a life time but I am on holidays right now and trying to relax - catch up on TV shows and podcasts! What shows do you enjoy binge watching?
But I think I am past 100....it's very busy studying but I try to fold a few as I listen to podcasts or even lectures...
66 cranes so far!! Some days I do none, others I do more than 10!! I have started to get faster and I often make cranes while watching TV or listening to podcasts.
I went to Kinokuniya in Sydney today (my bank account is so happy this store is not in Melbourne) and I bought a little set of origami papers specifically for making a thousand paper cranes. The paper is small - 7.5cm x 7.5cm (just shy of 3" x 3"). The box has a rainbow of colours in it. I've had a few practice runs on bigger sheets but this is where it starts...
I can't explain it really, but when I was in Japan in December 2015, I got it in my head that I wanted to fold a thousand paper cranes.
In ancient Japan, it was said that anyone who had the patience to fold a thousand paper cranes would be granted a wish by the crane. Other legend is it brings good luck, good health or long life.
Those who know me, know I have the patience of hungry, grumpy toddler.
But this idea - this need - has stuck in my head for over a month now, and I don't know why, but I'm drawn to do this.
I won't upload a photo of every crane but I thought from time to time I could upload some photos and tell you how I am going. I hope this project teaches me patience but also perhaps leads me to the next artistic adventure.