09 December 2013

day 9: camel


This paper camel fell out of "my" cupboard the other day, the cupboard that's filled with books and old bank statements, passports and paper that might come in handy, handbags and old photos and stationery. It must have been there for twenty odd years because the niece who made it is now in her thirties. She was one a child who had to be doing something all the time; this must have been come from her origami phase. So how do you photograph an origami camel that is on its last legs? Why you get out that old junk shop platter that caught your eye one day and has only been used about half a dozen times since the day it came into the house.

I'm glad it all came in handy for advent because this may be the end of the road for these two. My resolution for next year is to lighten the load and any camel should be happy to hear that. It's something that has been at the back of my mind for a while and needs a little bit of elaboration. Plenty of time for that between now and the end of the month.

That origami camel though. It's really rather sweet.

ETA: Meant to say, read Esther on how to lighten the load for Christmas. It really cheered me!

2 comments:

rusty duck said...

Very sweet. And reassuringly gravity defying. I've never felt particularly safe perched atop a camel.

Stacey @ bakercourt said...

That camel is spectacular! I do love a bit of paper-folding, and camel noses.