|Forum topic by shipwright||posted 05-03-2013 06:04 AM||1084 views||1 time favorited||11 replies|
05-03-2013 06:04 AM
My wife came in with the mail today and I found that I had become the latest LJ to be honored with a gift from our friend Mads in Denmark. Inside the letter I found a fine little wooden stick with a leather strop on one side to keep my knife sharp and the soon to be world famous MAFE mark on the back.
That was lovely but what was even better was the little origami crane that accompanied it. I know that these have become very popular in recent years but to me they have a special significance. One of my uncles, an art teacher, taught me to make these about 50 years ago and I spent many a bored hour in high school and university classrooms folding them and distracted more than a few nearby classmates in the process … even got me a few dates. That uncle passed away several years ago so needless to say they hold a nostalgic place in my heart.
The one he taught me was a little different though so I thought you Mads, might like to see how it was made.
Thanks Mads, You Made My Day.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/