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-- 19 September, 2006 --

Peace Crane ATC

Peace Crane
Originally uploaded by ** Robyn **.

This is neither a scratch or a scribble, but more of a fold and stick.

The challenge that we were invited to take up was under the title 'The first time I tried ...' which encouraged the participants to make an ATC using some technique or embellishment that we hadn't tried before. Since I am still reasonably new to this stuff there are lots of things that I haven't tried but I still wanted to stay true to my belief in simplicity.

During a recent visit to Borders a little box with an origami instruction book and some papers just jumped into my hand. I have been on an Oriental jag lately so the idea of adding a little piece of folded paper to an ATC seemed like a good idea ... silly me!

To make the finished object small enough to fit on a 2.5" by 3.5" piece of card, the original piece of paper had to be quite small. You try folding a paper crane with a wee piece of paper, in the dusk without your glasses! Yes ... I know ... I could have gone looking for my glasses but then I would have had nothing to blame the failure of this design on, would I?

The scanned image of the card has been up on Flickr since Sunday and has had only ONE viewing. It is now Tuesday. I do hope that my three Swap-bot partners aren't too disappointed with it when it arrives.

Update: 21/9/2005 - I have stopped sulking. My little card has a total of 25 views on Flikr as of this evening.

Posted by robynls at September 19, 2006 10:26 AM

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Nice work Robyn...more synchronicity...I was off into to town today to pick up a big fat origami book from the bargain bookstore...great minds think alike!

Posted by: Blue . [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 19, 2006 4:40 PM

It's not at all bad Robyn. It may not be your best, but it's still lovely :)

Posted by: Renate at September 19, 2006 10:56 PM

I'm not sure I go by flickr counts. I remember several times just loading a picture and it shows counts and other times doesn't.

Posted by: bb at September 20, 2006 12:12 AM

no matter how many visitors, hits, whatever...beauty is present here, and that's what counts...

Posted by: Blue . [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 20, 2006 3:32 AM

That's COOL! I will occasionally pick up an origami book at the library and spend a couple of weeks folding paper until I get tired of it. Can't imagine doing a paper crane this small though -- really great work!

Posted by: Linda at September 20, 2006 11:15 AM


I also am wishing.

Posted by: kuriyama at September 20, 2006 2:53 PM

what a wonderful trade; peace cranes!!

Posted by: AscenderRisesAbove at September 21, 2006 3:00 AM

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