During Easter I got a bit obsessed with folding origami cranes.

In Japan, the crane is a holy creature and ancient legend says that anyone who folds one thousand cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as a long life or recovery from an illness. They are strung together and given to people for luck and such. I love them, they are so beautiful. I just want to hang them everywhere.
I was originally inspired by this photo:

The cranes above are slightly different to mine, there seems to be a couple of ways to do it.
I used animated instructions, which makes it much easier to understand. I have a book of origami which I've never understood - it's so much easier when you're shown.

It is really therapeutic once you get into a rhythm and stop looking at the instructions for guidance. I don't think I'll ever forget it now. I only got up to about 50 in total. Not sure what to do with them. Gifts, perhaps?

These are just a few of my favourites. I folded these from magazine pages, which causes some lovely coincidences, like the second-to-last one, who is almost entirely sky blue except for a black neck and white beak. It's almost as if I did it like that on purpose.
I love them all, they are such individual characters! Like pieces of art.

I'm on the last project of my course now and everythings coming to an end very soon.
After that, I've got no guidance, which is a scary thought.
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