Blog — Creative Process

All White Paper Crane Mobile

All White Paper Crane Mobile

When I began making mobiles in 2007, I tried to avoid using white paper for any mobiles.  Most white paper I had come across yellowed with time, and I didn’t want my customers complaining that their beautiful white mobile had turned yellow after two or three months.  When customers requested an all white mobile I would cringe at the thought of it – but as I have learned from first hand experience – it’s important to give customers what they want.   My History with White Paper and Origami My first recorded sale of an all white crane mobile was...

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The Creative Process Behind The Asian Jungle Mobile

The Creative Process Behind The Asian Jungle Mobile

Pandas, bamboo, tigers, monkeys, and elephants – these were requested for a custom Asian Jungle Themed Mobile.  This was going to be a challenge – the only models I knew how to fold were the monkey and elephant.  I had folded one panda before, but didn’t like the final model, so this time I needed to find a diagram for a different style of panda.   Finding the Right Origami Panda When starting a custom project where I need to fold something new, I like to fold the biggest and most important models first.  If good diagrams can be found...

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The Creative Process Behind The Woodland Camping Mobile

The Creative Process Behind The Woodland Camping Mobile

When potential customers reach out to me with questions about what I could put in a mobile, I always tell them, “whatever you want.”  I know that sometimes people tell you that but they don’t really mean it – well I do mean it.  If I can find an instructional diagram or video of the creature or thing you want, I can fold it and include it in your mobile.  If what you want doesn’t exist, then I can change a model to suit my needs and create what you want.  I am not an origami master by any means, but...

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The Creative Process Behind The Giant Dinosaur Mobile

The Creative Process Behind The Giant Dinosaur Mobile

About nine years ago I used some birthday money to buy several instructional origami books – one of those books was about origami dinosaurs.  I had plans to make a mobile with dinosaurs one day and I thought having a book like this might come in handy.  Well, it only took nine years but I finally got a request for a dinosaur mobile last month.  I was super excited because now I had the chance to use the book I bought!     A recent customer asked if I could make her another giant mobile, but this time with dinosaurs...

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