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  • May 25th, 2011 | 5:22 PM
My first crane

firstcrane, originally uploaded by susanwrites.

This is the first crane I made without my teacher, Debbi Michiko Florence, in the same room with me. I need to work on those creases but what fun. I envision many of them hanging from the beams in my office, flying in the breeze.

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May 26th, 2011 02:42 am (UTC)
What lovely paper! Good job :).
May 26th, 2011 05:35 am (UTC)
Thanks. It's a start. It sounds so simple, make some folds. But getting them "just right" not so simple. I'll have fun trying.
May 26th, 2011 12:42 pm (UTC)
Pretty! I never could figure out how people make these.
May 26th, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
I didn't know if I was going to have the lightbulb moment where I "got" it but we made like 6 of them there together and then I made a couple more by myself when I came home. There are a few steps to memorize and videos on YouTube to show you how. But the trick I am finding is in getting the folds just right. Mine all have crooked beaks and tails. :)
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May 26th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
I am going back and forth on the colors. I looked at some photos of cranes on Flickr and there are some beautiful displays with rows of one color then another then another. Then there was one that was all white. I don't know.

And I'll get more origami paper to do these because if the squares aren't cut just right, there's no way for the cranes to come out right.
May 26th, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
Brava!!!! Go you! :) It was such fun hanging out with you yesterday! Can't wait to see your many cranes! xoxo
May 26th, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
I had such fun too!

I'm going to make sure I do a few cranes a day until the directions are stuck in my head. Then I can perfect my technique so they don't have lopsided beaks and tails.
May 26th, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
It's a beauty, Susan!
May 26th, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Tracy.
May 26th, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
So graceful. You make me yearn to do this, too.
May 26th, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
You should give it a try, Amy. There are some good and easy to follow videos on Youtube.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

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