Today is my birthday, hurray! I had a really awesome birthday themed project planned, but I’ve been struggling to find the supplies I need at a cheap price, so unfortunately it isn’t ready in time. My goal is to be able to post it by the end of March, my birthday month. So instead I’m featuring a special mobile project that I’m working on.
Since New Years I’ve embarked on a journey to change my life and the lifestyle I lead. This has mainly centered on Weight Watchers, and their amazing program. So far the last 7 weeks have been fantastic, and I couldn’t be more excited and motivated. Its about being healthy, not just losing weight, and so far I feel I’m successfully achieving both.
However, I know that I have a long journey ahead and there will inevitably be bumps along the road. In preparation for those bumps I decided to conceive of a project that could track my progress and keep me motivated. And so we have my mobile. I will add a new paper crane for each pound that I lose, and that way if I ever begin to feel discouraged I can simply look at my mobile and think, ‘Look how much I have accomplished already, I can do this.’
So far it is constructed out of sticks that I found, the inside of an embroidery hoop left over from Project 2, some multi-colored quilled beads that I made, and of course the cranes. I decided to number each crane, and while some are constructed out of normal origami paper, a bunch of them are also made from pieces of recycled paper. I went apartment hunting for my mom one week so the paper crane tracking that week’s weight loss was made from the press sheet for the apartment. Other scrap paper includes magazine pages, newspaper, a sheet from a phone book, and even a couple of colorful cranes created from the weekly Weight Watchers magazines.
I can’t wait to keep adding cranes, and I’ll make sure to post updated photos of the mobile as it grows. For now I’m just enjoying where the journey has taken me so far, and knowing that before long my mobile is going to be covered in beautiful paper cranes.
Happy March everyone! Allison