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DIY Sea Creature Mobile

DIY Sea Creature Mobile

Origami enthusiast, Julius, first contacted me in October of 2020. He had a few questions about the size and capacity of my DIY Mobile Kits, and he wanted to know if there was room for more than just the 10 models it was designed to hold. I sent him a layout of what it would look like with the 10 models, along with one of where he could potentially fit additional models...

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The Bygone

The Bygone

This post may include affiliate links.  The Bygone is out and my mobile made a spectacular appearance in the film sometime between minutes 57and 62! The scene is magical with the music box playing "All The Pretty Horses," and all the dynamic shots of the mobile as Kip (Graham Phillips) looks for clues in Waniya's room (Sydney Schafer). The film is beautifully made, and you can feel how the story has a special meaning to the Phillips brothers as you watch it. You can get it on DVD or BluRay on Amazon now and see it too!   The excitement started back in the winter of...

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How The Timeless Crane Began and Where It's Going

How The Timeless Crane Began and Where It's Going

This post may include affiliate links. How I Got Started Making Mobiles: History of Origami and My Introduction to Origami and Mobiles Origami is often defined as the art of folding paper to create three-dimensional figures of animals, people, objects, and shapes. The Japanese word “origami” is a combination of the verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper).  My dad taught me how to fold a paper boat when I was 6, and I remember playing with my paper boats in the glorious puddle that formed in front of our home after every rainstorm. I didn't realize at the time...

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Putting the Oculus Together

Putting the Oculus Together

This post may include affiliate links.   (VIDEO IS AT THE BOTTOM) When I left my bulging IT Suitcase full of cranes with baggage check-in at the Boston Logan Airport, I wasn't sure what would happen to it. I had put a neon green strap around it and added a TSA approved lock for good measure, and I hoped that if TSA opened the case that they would be careful and read the note about the contents of the case before taking everything apart. I had faith that with all these precautions everything would be okay and that I'd see the case...

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