Archive for '1000 Paper Cranes'
Thank you for having so much patience with me over the last couple of months. The Paper Crane project has been a little quiet but we are still going.
Crane 0022 was folded by Angela Gaida from Germany. Here is a copy of what she writes about her crane:
“The Paper is recycled from a calendar I am developing for myself; the very first page I printed came out the wrong way, so I couldn’t use it, but I still could make a crane of it. You can see the “1″ for January 1st on its wing.
As for the peaceful surrounding: I took the picture in my homemade desktop photo studio, which is veeeery peaceful, since I don’t use it quite as much as I thought I would when I set it up. I think that counts for peaceful, doesn’t it? ”
You can find her blog here.
Crane 0023 was folded by Monica Riley, she made her crane from a papertowel that was stepped on. Love the creativity!
Crane 0024 was folded by Elsa Gygax. Lovely picture of the crane sitting in between the flowers!
I wanted to leave you with some links to other people’s blogs who are also folding 1000 peace cranes this year – go and have a look and cheer them on ok?!
1000 cranes 2009 by Bobby.
hopsieu by Anka
It has been a long time since the last cranes were posted but I still want to keep going with this project and one day have 1000 paper cranes completed. If you want to help have a look at the bottom of this post for links to more information.
Crane 0018 was folded by Helen Scoggin from recycled gift wrap he sits atop a gazing ball in her garden in San Antonio, Texas.
Crane 0019: has been folded from a brochure for the Nelson Arts Festival which will be kicking off later this week. It’s quite an event for our city. The face you see on the wing is our mayor Kerry Marshall.
Crane 0020: was folded by me from a picture of an airplane. I am planning my move from New Zealand to Australia for January ’09 so this picture immediately had my attention.
Crane 0021: the last crane for this week was folded from a an advert for hearing aids called “Dot”. They used a dalamation in the picture, as you can see his nose is on the wing. Gotto love the dots!
I received an e-mail from Leonie Connellan with the link to the beautiful YouTube film you can watch above.
This is what she wrote:
I study printmaking at RMIT University in Melbourne and also take a class in animation. Back in 2006, when I was in my first year, I made my first ever animated short film. It was about Sadako Sasaki and the paper cranes, and I called it “Sadako’s Cranes”
Thank you so much for contacting me Leonie, I absolutely loved your film!
It has been a busy week with many new cranes flying into my inbox (email@example.com) and a new one by me. I love to read all your stories about the cranes it makes them so special to me.
Crane 0014 comes from Lima in Peru (South America) and was folded by Elsa. As you can see her crane is floating in the pool and I agree completely; what a wonderful peaceful place…!
Crane 0015 was folded by Karen from Vanilla scraps who lives in Canberra Australia. This is what she tells me about her crane
“I photographed my crane (the inside of a security envelope) in one of the parks by the lake in Canberra. It is called Lennox Gardens, it was going to be called the Nara Peace Park (Nara being Canberra’s twin city) but due to politics (last PM, don’t ask…), and has some lovely memorials here.”
Crane 0016 was sent to me by Nancy from floating ink who lives in . Here is the story about her crane
“This crane (folded from a tiny piece of rice paper) in a shadow box is the last page/inner back cover of a handmade book (my retelling of the crane wife tale) that I made for a friend last week before I saw your
call for cranes. More pictures of the book are posted on my blog floating ink
Crane 0017 was folded by me this afternoon, I took the picture at work on top of some feature lights with big patterns on them. It was folded from a very dark purple and black advertising I found in an old magazine that was in the recycling box.
I have just come back from our little family get-away to Australia’s very pretty Gold Coast and found these 3 cranes for the 1000 paper cranes project in my inbox. I am delighted to have you helping me with my project ladies.
Crane 0011 was folded by Melanie from Sugarlemon she lives in Melbourne, Australia (love the pics of the kangaroos on your blog!) The crane is made from the inside of a security envelope and photographed in a nearby bushland reserve, which is a favourite peaceful place of Melanie.
I have been having cranes flying into my inbox this week, how very exciting!! Here are the first 2 cranes submitted by Folding Trees readers.
Crane number 0009 is made from a keynote brainstorming sheet by Joe Richards from Canada. Joe also runs summer camps so hopefully we can see a whole bunch of them later this year folded by the kids that are enjoying the camp.
Crane 0010 was folded by Angela , she lives in Germany. Here is what she says about her Crane:
“Although I don’t have much experience with origami, I wanted to contribute a peace crane for your project, I hope you like it. Of course it’s made from recycled paper – it was a pamphlet of a carpet shop before. Because of that I placed the crane on my mouse pad, which looks like a little carpet.
I took the picture in my garden – for me the most peaceful place to be.”
Paper cranes stopping by at coffee-time.
I spent an afternoon catching cranes with my camera, it was a lovely winters day in New Zealand with big blue skies and light that was slowly fading.
Look who just came flying in this morning: Crane 0002. He was folded from a security envelope, the text says Pete’s post.
For more information on the 1000 Paper Cranes project have a look here.
Photo by Kamoda.
The paper crane has become an international symbol of peace in recent years as a result of it’s connection to the story of a young Japanese girl named Sadako Sasaki born in 1943.
Sadako was two years old when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. As she grew up, Sadako was a strong, courageous and athletic girl. In 1955, at age 11, while practicing for a big race, she became dizzy and fell to the ground. Sadako was diagnosed with Leukemia, “the atom bomb” disease.
Sadako’s best friend told her of an old Japanese legend which said that anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes would be granted a wish. Sadako hoped that the gods would grant her a wish to get well so that she could run again. She started to work on the paper cranes and completed over 1000 before dying on October 25, 1955 at the age of twelve.
The above story inspired me to start folding my own 1000 paper cranes, only mine will be folded from recycled paper since we need to be careful with our resources.
Do you feel inspired to help me? That would be fantastic!!
Send me firstname.lastname@example.org a high res pic (800 x 600) of your recycled paper crane in a peaceful place or on a peace monument and I will post it here on the site (with a link to your blog if you like or anonymous) and to the Flickr set you can find here. Every crane will get a number and will be part of the total of 1000.
Here is number 0001:
www.origami.org.uk has great 3D animated instructions on how to make an origami peace crane to get you started.