Friday, November 05, 2010

1000 Paper Cranes Mission

I am participating in the 1000 Paper Cranes Mission -- you might be interested, too!

Miniature cranes I made while living in Korea.

Sandy was inspired by the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Elanor Coerr.  Sandy decided to make 1000 paper cranes, put a positive word on each one, and then "release" it.  She leaves them on table tops, book shelves in book stores, anywhere she can think of.  And if someone finds one, she hopes they'll be inspired to leave it in yet another location for someone else to find -- a way of passing on the positive thought.


So how can YOU participate?

First, visit her site by clicking here.

She'll give you instructions on how to make your crane -- then you take a photo, send it in to her with your story on why you picked your particular word, a general idea of where you left it (unless, of course, you want to keep that a total secret!), and a link to your blog.

And here's a great video on how to make the paper crane (although the music threw me off -- I was expecting soft Japanese tunes!).

 

I hope you'll join!  Stay tuned for my crane!


Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and writes the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.

25 comments:

steufel said...

What a beautiful idea. Thxs for the hint!

Courtney said...

This sounds like great fun. Thanks.

stregata said...

Sounds like a wonderful idea. Am looking forward to seeing your crane

SueBeads said...

Cool Lori! Thanks for posting this!

raquel roysdon said...

You are so clever. I may try it!

Fire Phoenix said...

I've forwarded this to my friend as she loves making these and I'm sure she'll join :)

Kinderhook said...

My daughter & I were going to make 1000 paper cranes for her wedding 2 years ago. We never made it. How many we actually made I'll never know but now I know what we can do with all the ones we did make! I love this idea. --SallyA

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Annette Piper said...

I love the idea!

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

that's very cool! i actually made one here in mcdonalds with a little label that came with the happy meal my son ordered.

i am going to do this, very fun.

lilylovekin said...

What a great idea. I love the thought of finding a little paper crane with a special word on it. Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment.

Amy Allworth said...

oh yeah! This is very cool! I'm in!
Thanks for posting.

Jenners said...

What a neat idea! I think I could even make a paper crane. I've tried my hand a origami a few times and did OK with the easier stuff but got endlessly confused with the more advanced things.

I love seeing them all in a bowl like that.

Mermaid Glass said...

I read that book when I was in elementary school and I remember vividly attempting to make a paper crane myself. Thanks so much for the heads-up on this project.

The Gritty Bird said...

Oh how cool! This is such a wonderful idea.

Thanks so much for sharing.

The music in the video threw me off a bit too!

Cindy said...

What a great idea, Lori! One of my guys loves origami and is constantly making things...in fact I had to clear the origami paper off of his bed tonight when he went to bed! :-)

University of Iowa Meg said...

I love this! I have things called "blessing cards" that I give to people via thank you cards, etc....just to send them a little positive note. On the back it asks the person to pass them on...I love the idea :)

Tyne said...

Thanks for sharing. I might need to do this.

Davinia said...

This is just the most charming idea, I'm off to check it out...thanks Lori.

Nicki said...

This is so nice. I will be trying it out.

Nicki said...

Oh and two other things - I can't watch the video unfortunately.... content not available in my country - how stupid.
And my blogger seems to not function properly with my "follow"-blogs, so sorry that I did not comment in a while, but I had to come back "manually" cause I did not realize it til now.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hi Lori,

Thank you for stopping by with your birthday wishes!!

You will have oodles of fun making and releasing your crane. In fact I bet you don't stop with one!! :)

A couple of years ago I collected a huge bag of beer&soda bottle tops, added decoupaged an old master's painting in the cap added a couple of wings and one word encouragements. It took me all summer to "leave" them to be found, but I never had so much fun!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Heather said...

Very cool! While I was a music teacher in the year 2000 I got really sick and was in the hospital for 2 weeks. The fourth grade classes made 1000 cranes and the principal brought them to the hospital. They were on strings and hung from the ceiling like a mobile. I was amazed and I saved them until we moved. I had forgotten about them- thanks for reminding me. They really cheered me up.

Kokopelli said...

What a cute idea to pass on positive thoughts! Thanks for sharing!

Flowermouse Design said...

Oh Lori!!! What a great idea!!! I hope you´ll get what you wish for when they are all finished!!!!!