A few folds, some snips of the scissors, and finally some glue. Voila! A paper sheet transforms into a whimsical spinner that hypnotically twirls with the slightest breeze.


Goodu deepa
With a gleeful breeze around, it’s fun to watch light peeking out from a swaying paper lamp, but a tedious job to capture it.

Paper beads, seed beads

Paper beads, Seed beads
Paper beads and seed beads make a great match…. Who knew!

I made these a while back, and still haven’t figured out how I’ll use them! 🙂

Paper earrings

Paper jewelry

Paper jewelry — vastly different from what comes to mind when I think of paper!

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rock Paper Scissors

Paper cranes

Paper cranes

A while ago, I decided to learn how to make paper cranes. These are the ones that I made that day from some craft paper lying around. I like how they are unique and different, and yet, similar and in harmony.

As for the photograph — after adding a vignette, I desaturated the picture. I then added the original again in semitransparent mode such that the colors are again visible, but barely. I adore this look for the cranes!

It’s been quite some time since I made these — as you can see from the battered state of the paper. 😉 I don’t know if I’ve now forgotten the art of paper-crane making. Time to test my skills? 😛