During 2011, I made at least one paper Lotus Flower each day for the entire year. It was a very hectic year for me. Making a paper Lotus Flower requires a great deal of calm and patience. If I’m not in a peaceful state of mind, the paper will tear when I fold it. Making a Lotus Flower a day for the year ensured that I would have about an hour of peaceful meditative time every day. I came to look forward to it.
Today, I still make paper Lotus Flowers and still enjoy the peace and tranquility that comes to me as I sit and fold my flower. I no longer make one a day, but I will still make time to make paper Lotus Flowers when the urge comes. It has become a form of meditation for me.
I use a variety of papers to make my paper Lotus Flowers. The above Lotus Flower was made using a beautiful red and gold Japanese paper with white and black cranes and a textured gold paper.
The above paper Lotus Flower was made from a piece of hand marbled paper I was given years ago. I knew it needed to be made into something special. It reminds me of the saying, “April Showers bring May Flowers.”
I made this paper Lotus Flower for all my music loving family and friends. I had to buy lots of music paper and make lots of these because I know so very many music lovers.