Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lyndell 2013 Cranes

Hi to all
I have been following everybody's posts with great interest and have been marvelling on how innovative the ideas and beautiful the letters have been so far.
I found the challenge for letters of peace interesting and appealing but difficult.  Then serendipity rose it's wonderful head (as it does) when my granddaughter was folding some origami paper cranes and I remembered the legend.
The traditional Japanese paper crane is a symbol of peace.  Moreover, there is that ancient Japanese legend that says whoever folds 1000 cranes will be granted a wish.

So here are my first four letters.  I will be no doubt be busy making cranes to achieve my wish for peace.
Cheers from Canberra, Australia.


  1. What a lovely idea! Both your letters and the cranes look very stylish too. I really like the black-white-red palette, this is going to be a great alphabet.

  2. I like the combination of the cranes and the oriental alphabet. the idea of making cranes for each of the letters to reference the Japanese legend works well.
    i can imagine by the end of making 1000 cranes, one's wish would be granted...to be finished! But, too, I can imagine that doing so many would also become 2nd nature eventually and so you would be able to get into that peaceful state of mind.

  3. Lyndell this is looking beautiful and elegant - I love the cranes accompanying the letters, and the letters with their nod to Asia/Japan. You'll have fun with the finished piece!


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