The months are passing quickly, with many activities and visitors coming our way. The Southern weather, has been a delight this past month, allowing me to get out and walk the beach or sidewalks around the neighborhood. I have not shed one pound, but my spirit loves the water and the warmth.
Sadly, I am making paper cranes again. I first made paper cranes when my husband was quite ill. I am grateful to say, that he is healthy today. The cranes were made for hope and they allow for contemplation, when I create each one. I am now making them to send back to Colorado, to a friend who needs not only prayers, but paper cranes. I want to send him some "Hope".
I had forgotten just how tricky it is to make these cranes. It took me many attempts, yesterday, to get one that actually looked like a crane. There are so many instructions on the internet. I had many choices to help me. I ended up using four different patterns, before I figured it out. (Some are definitely easier to understand than others). I will share the results with you, before they are sent away through the post.
|I went out and bought Origami paper,|
It proved much easier to fold than thicker art paper.
(the origami paper crane is red & white)
|(I am sorry about the darkness of the sketch.)|
I liked the composition, and started in the back ground.
|...slowly filling in the space|
|It's complete, for the most part.|
I finished up on details and then I let it rest for a bit.
I will come back to it in a few weeks, and see what it needs to be complete.
|Interpretation of Warhol|
|February 11th - June 30th|
Don't miss it!
|If you are not into Warhol, the Botanic Gardens is still worth a visit.|
This is Sarasota Bay!