|A mountain of completed origami took over my table|
|The 28 folds in a crane|
I had never really done this much origami all in a short period of time, so I didn't realize the huge difference that the paper can make. I had paper from four different manufacturers. One was very hard to work with - but beautifully translucent - as it was about the consistency of wax paper and tore as easily. Those cranes took two to three minutes to fold. Using the other papers I could usually make a crane in about 90 seconds.
One of the best things about finishing was having some fun props to use for the photography course I'm taking. My friend Nina came over this morning and tossed cranes into the air for me to try getting some motion shots. Alas, I have quite a ways to go before I could really do them justice, but here's a rough idea of what they look like raining down.
|Directly below the box|
The cranes fall surprisingly quickly - no hovering in the air for these birds. Even tossing them straight up really didn't increase the hang time.
I'm only going to keep one to remind me of this goal. The rest will be mailed tomorrow to the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota ... this organization is looking for origami cranes to use in an art installation to illustrate the number of people who suffer from brain injuries.
Ironically, the resident of the house who will be happiest that the cranes are gone is my cat. I've been folding (and counting) cranes on the dining room table right where he likes to sit to look out of the front window. He squashed many that were in his way and even more got impatiently flicked to the floor by his tail.
|Would you get these things out of my way!|