Origami ~ The Art of the Paper Crane
A Journey of Folding Unfurls
the creation of a crane
Each one creased by hand.
Each one given away.
I began in March 2012.
And reached 1000 on January 5, 2013
2000 on September 6, 2014
3000 on March 6, 2016
4000 on November 18, 2016
Origami cranes folded as of today:
…I have reached my goal to fold 5,000 paper cranes!
I love paper. Since I am a writer, that’s probably not a surprise. To me, there’s nothing like a lovely pen with decent ink and a sheet of paper. One day, at a paper store in New Mexico, I learned to fold paper into Origami cranes.
Origami is the age-old practice of paper folding from Asia.
The origami crane is known as a symbol of peace, harmony, health.
Each crane is a single piece of paper, shape achieved only by folds. An exercise in manual dexterity.
My teacher emphasizes precision in the folds.
As I fold, I find that each crane has a distinct body, and its own character. Just like human beings.
My origami is on display in homes, offices, hotels, spas, and yoga studios on two continents. I fold origami with intentions for health and healing.
As I fold cranes, I give them away.
Some hang on strands of ribbon in homes, schools, offices, stores and yoga studios.
Some cranes stand solo.
Each one is hand-folded from a square of colorful paper such as Yuzen, Washi, Astrobright, hand-made or recycled paper, or repurposed paper such as magazine or catalog pages.
— Cathy Capozzoli