Breathing spring

April 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

Today was a beautiful spring day. This year the cold has been reluctant to leave and so spring has had difficulties claiming its space. However spring keeps trying and today was just perfect. A clear sky left plenty of room for the sun to do its magic and give birth to that happy warm feeling that returns every year when I feel the touch of the breeze on my skin again. During winter I forget. I start thinking that it was all in my imagination… “Did I really ride my bike with bare feet last summer. Was the ocean really warm enough for me to swim in….?”  But now as I look up at the sun and listen to the blackbird singing its heart out, it all comes back to me. Everything will grow again. I will feel sand between my toes again. And as I close my eyes I remember floating on the water with my ears just beneath the surface, moving gently with the tiny waves, letting go completely and feeling happy. Just happy. Soon. I will float again. Today however, I just lay on my back on the terrace, letting the sun melt away all that winter coldness and breathed in the smell of spring. Breathing. Breathing spring.

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Congratulations crane

April 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

It´s the little things like folding this Crane that make me happy. I followed a tutorial on YouTube – folding folding folding…and ta-dah, not just a Crane, but a Congratulations Crane…the perfect name.

Folding paper

April 22, 2012 § 4 Comments

I´ve recently taken up origami and paper folding.  I folded the model below with a white sheet of printer paper folded in v-pleats. I find it absolutely amazing and somewhat surprising that this is possible. I can´t believe I did that:-)

I actually started out with origami but then I found the book below by Paul Jackson and it was really inspiring. I love how you can take a simple piece of paper and make something fun or beautiful and suddenly that initial sheet is gone. Though it required some effort and it was difficult to be zen-like about it all the time, I succeeded in folding some of the models from his book. I´m still working on a better way to photograph them to do them justice…I am open to advice.

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