Thousand origami cranes

That who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish ”

Paper cranes tutorial
After much thinking about what could be the first post on “Color &Love”  I decided this one, because it was the last post I wrote back in 2011, when I decided to close my prior blog.

I can not believe how many years have passed … I am grateful that despite the time and all the storms that have fallen, my creativity has returned to the house of my soul.

What we are inside never leaves us, as the sun keeps shining behind the cloudy sky, so does our inner essence that stays with us.”~ ivice~


Materials: A square piece of paper.

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Paper cranes tutorial at
Making “paper cranes”  may look just like another craft activity, but going back in my memories, I realized that for me it meant the beginning of my creative curiosity.

Paper cranes
I remember being a child, I would have been around 3 or 4 years old. My Dad used to entertain my sisters and I by making little folded birds out of the silver paper from his cigarette’s box.
Yeap! he used to smoke back then … Shh! don’t tell him I told you.  Although to be completely fair I should clarify that he also quit when I was 5 years old and never ever did smoke again. (I admired him for that too).

Well … back to the paper cranes … I remember my fascination about the fact that if you could create something so beautiful with a simple piece of  paper, what else could be created  with all that was around me??

Later on when I wanted to teach my daughters how to make paper cranes.  I learned that it was an old Japanese legend and part of the history of Sadako Sasaki A litte girl who was living in Hiroshima when the atom bomb was dropped. Sadly, ten years later, she was diagnosed with leukemia.

Her story is very touching and inspiring. My daugthers were so touched by it that for a while we had the house filled with colorful paper cranes everywhere.

“Peace Crane, I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world.” ~Sadako Sasaki, age 12.~”

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