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Podcast Interview

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Podcast Interview

So excited and nervous to announce that Danielle’s podcast interview with me is now live! You can find it on your favorite podcast player or here through The Merriweather Council Website.  If you’ve ever wondered what I really went to school for, this is your chance to learn the truth! I’ll give you a hint - it wasn’t to study origami! I’ve experienced first hand the twists and turns that life can take, and the joy you have and challenges you face when you choose to do something that you love.Be sure to check out this episode of The Merriweather Council Podcast! The episode...

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Timeless Crane Merch

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Timeless Crane Merch

  I've been busy working on something new. Another way to share origami love with the world... I've been designing some Timeless Crane Origami Merch, and I'm so excited to finally share it with everyone! I've noticed that many of my followers are also fans of origami. My Mobile Making Kit is perfect for anyone who wants to make a mobile with their own origami, but carrying a mobile around in public is not a practical way to let others know how much you love origami.Besides folding when you're out and about, wearing shirts and sweaters, or using stickers are some...

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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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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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Oculus Creative Process

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Oculus Creative Process

(VIDEO IS AT THE BOTTOM) The design for this light fixture originally began with a sketch and rendering from the Rockwell Group in New York. It’s called The Oculus, and I remember thinking it looked like an eye the first time I saw the rendering. In the sketch it’s hard to tell what is hanging from the fixture, but Tom and Nik knew they were supposed to be origami cranes of some sort. So Tom and Nik had to find a suitable source of colorful origami cranes for the light fixture. The first idea was to use plastic cranes in all different...

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