A thousand paper cranes take flight

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Flickr keeps me awake at night. I get lost in it. Wandering from tag to cluster to group, lured by color, the clever captions, fascinating profiles, and the insane amount of creative talent. As if I don’t spend enough time there, I recently adjusted my RSS feed to deliver Flickr’s blog. And that’s when I stumbled upon this little bit of magic: the paper crane project.

Liz Shuman, aka the crane maker, is making 1,000 origami cranes. Get her your address and she’ll mail you one. Your role in this project is to photograph your crane and mail her back a print. Many of the images are being compiled on Flickr and the prints might ultimately appear as an installation.
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Excuse me for stating the obvious, but wouldn’t this make an intriguing book?

In Japanese lore it is believed that a wish is granted to the person who folds 1,000 paper cranes. I hope Liz finds out that it’s true.

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3 Comments

  1. liz’s project is fantastic. it should be a BLURB book :)

      May 1, 2007 – 8:13 am   Permalink
  2. I work at a College in SE KY and the summer camp we just had was about the play “1,000 Cranes.” We had the children (mostly parents) make up the oragami cranes with the intention of getting 1,000 – we ended up with 1,416 total. We are doing a repeat performance on July 12th and then sending the cranes to NY for the Twin Towers memorial. I am going to make the play pictures into a book for the College library that way when the kids want to see themselves in the play it will be there for them.
    Stacy

    By Stacy
      July 10, 2007 – 5:57 am   Permalink
  3. Hi Stacy – That sounds incredible. You should make the book public in the Blurb Bookstore after you upload and order it. I bet the parents would probably want to purchase a copy – it sounds like a really special project. -Allison

      July 10, 2007 – 9:32 am   Permalink

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