Blog — Creative Process

The Secret Abu Dhabi Project

The Secret Abu Dhabi Project

Back in May of this year I got a message asking how much money I might charge to fold a massive amount of paper cranes, and how long it might take me.  I sent a quote and didn't think much of it at the time.  Soon after I was in full negotiations with a lighting design company in Dubai called TrueLux.   TrueLux had been commissioned to design a light fixture for a new mall in Abu Dhabi - The Galleria Mall Al Maryah Island. They requested a sample of clear colored paper cranes in the four colors I had, and while that was traveling...

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Going on Safari

Going on Safari

Years ago I created my Safari Mobile design, and I sold some a while back too. Since switching to stainless steel wires I hadn't made one again until recently.   So I finally have an updated and redesigned Safari Mobile!  This new mobile has been added to my Etsy shop and website so anyone will be able to order one now. The Safari Mobile has a very neutral color palate, so it goes well with any neutral nursery.  In this latest design I've added African Chameleons and an extra lion, elephants, and monkeys.   Many traditional safari animals are neutral...

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The Creative Process Behind The Giant Red Spiral Mobile

The Creative Process Behind The Giant Red Spiral Mobile

In early December I was commissioned to make a giant 6 foot tall spiral mobile to be hung at the top of someone’s staircase.  It would be double the size of a golden spiral mobile I had made the previous year.  It would be in metallics and reds, and the paper cranes would be folded from Fadeless Paper, as the mobile was going to hang near some large windows. The new mobile would be the largest mobile I had made to date.  This was going to be a very exciting project, and I decided to document the entire process from...

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The Creative Process Behind The Unicorn Mobile

The Creative Process Behind The Unicorn Mobile

It’s been a while since I’ve desired to make a unicorn mobile, but only recently has the opportunity come up.  A repeat customer wanted to order a fantasy mobile centered around unicorns, with pegasus and dragons thrown in the mix.  This mobile was to be a gift for her niece who was expecting a baby girl.  The baby shower was coming up on November 18th, and she wanted the mobile delivered before that date.  She emailed me a copy of the baby shower invitation, and let me know that she wanted light pink, light purple, and seafoam green in the...

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