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Copyright Issues

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Copyright Issues

If You Copy You Will Never Excel Have you ever had someone copy your work and try to pass it off as their own idea and creation? If so, I'm sorry, and if not, then I hope it never happens to you. Having your work copied leaves you feeling violated and angry. Something that may take years to create and grow can be stolen and sold as someone else's creation overnight.  People who copy other people's work will never be truly successful in what they are trying to sell. Art has to come from you, it must reflect who you are as an...

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Folding Thick Paper

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Folding Thick Paper

 Folding thicker paper can be difficult because it is literally harder to fold, but also because the paper can crack and rip when you crease it and open up the models. Peeling the scrapbooking paper into two layers, and using steam when folding makes thick paper easier to fold and prevents the cracking and ripping.

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The Bygone

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The Bygone

  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 2017, when I got a message...

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How The Timeless Crane Began and Where It's Going

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How The Timeless Crane Began and Where It's Going

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 that this was my first experience...

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Putting the Oculus Together

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Putting the Oculus Together

(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 in one piece in Dubai.  After saying...

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