So, for a couple years now I've been folding origami cranes, as a somewhat mindless, easy and fun thing to do when I need to take a break from my more serious art-making. Then I started stringing them with beads. Then these strung-up cranes were sort of living on hooks across my fireplace, not really doing much. They looked pretty but they were just this mass color and points. So I finally put these cranes on a dowel rod and hung them on our side window. I really like this solution because while I love having the window and curtains open to let in the breeze, it's rather annoying that the 2nd and 3rd floor apartments have their stairwell right outside. It's weird to have folks running up and down and looking in on me while I'm eating at the table or something. So, now that the cranes are up, things are obscured and perhaps my neighbors won't be as tempted to just casually peer in (it's difficult not to look while climbing the stairs).