Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mirror, Mirror.

It was less than 2 days since I had made a wish on my 1000 paper cranes. And this happened...


This is the second mirror that I have broken in the last few months.  This creates a real dilemma for me - of course I don't want to believe that I will have seven years of bad luck, but then again, I just put a lot of time getting 1000 paper cranes to grant me a wish.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Rain in Spain Stays Mainly in the Plain

The rain in Spain may stay mainly in the plain but here, above my fire escape, it stays mainly on the cranes.  That's right, the cranes are still outside on the fire escape where I photographed them yesterday and it's been raining all night.

Why am I subjecting my cranes to the elements?

Well, 2 reasons:

1. It is an exercise in letting go. The cranes have been with me a while and it's one of those weird things where I kinda became attached.  (Being emotionally attached to 1000 paper birds = Not Healthy)
2. I'm still not really sure how this wish thing works and I have read in one or two places that the crane wish is similar to that of the prayer attached to a Tibetan prayer flag - that as the wind passes over the object and it disintegrates - it releases the wish/prayer to the wind to be spread around and carried out.  I thought that sounded nice - so that's what I'm going with.

Friday, November 25, 2011

When You Wish Upon a Crane.

The crane project is finished. Nearly 11 months after beginning the journey, it has ended.  Well, at least the creation part has ended - where the cranes go from here in unknown.  I made my wish on the final crane, and I'm not really sure of crane wish etiquette so I'm not going to tell just in case it follows the same guidelines of birthday wishes.  But, know that it was pretty open, vague and peaceful - not for any specific person or thing.  I feel a little bit sad that the project is over - it ended just as simply as it began - just by folding one little crane.  I'm not really sure what else to say so I'm going to give you all a photo extravaganza of my little beauties.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hangin' Tough

You may(or may not, since I realize that I never posted any of the pics of this corner - except here on the top left.) recognize this corner as my usual Crane Corner.

But as I approach the end of the Crane experiment (less than 100 to go!) and as winter approaches and I need more coats (and more closet space) and am still dedicated to The Cleanse - I decided I needed to re-purpose the corner. You see, it started a couple of months ago when I saw this idea for storing shoes in the new IKEA catalog. I am in desperate need of organized storage of all kinds and I happened to have a few Bygel's laying around from a changed-my-mind design project so I hung them up in the corner here and loved it. Now that I had my shoes neatly organized I wished I could do the same for my hanging clothes and so I thought - Why not? And so I did. I don't mind having the open storage in my living space because I use it to store my dresses and heels so that my prettiest clothes are the ones being displayed. The brackets are also designed to hold a shelf so that may come in the future. And a bonus here! Mini tp roll art!

 TP Roll Bonus.