Origami cranes....symbols of peace and healing...and also very beautiful. My friend Nancy gave me a particularly unique crane. It's an ornament that looks just like a paper origami crane, but it is made of resin and so is permanent. It is beautiful. The colors are very subtle. This card is a collage of a watercolor painting of the crane over some metallic gold origami paper.
Nancy and I have some history of folding cranes. Neither of us is very adept at crane folding, but we can do it. We had a situation in which I was supposed to teach it and Nancy was one of the "students." We still find it amusing---I still can't fold one without a "cheat sheet!" Our experience was good for lots of laughs....and we still find it amusing.
I also have various cranes that have been given to me over the years, including a mobile that has 80 cranes that was a present to my dad for his 80th birthday. When he died, I couldn't part with it.
So this little crane will bring me happy memories....and a few giggles.