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Podcast Interview

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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Copyright Issues

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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How The Timeless Crane Began and Where It's Going

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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The Timeless Crane on Wayfair

The Timeless Crane on Wayfair

  In early 2019 I got an email from Wayfair about selling my mobiles on their site. To have my mobiles sold through a big time website that specializes in all things home decor? It sounded like the perfect fit! I did a quick search for mobiles on Wayfair only to find that most of the mobiles were priced significantly lower than my own. Most of the mobiles on Wayfair are typical baby mobiles: made of plastic with tiny stuffed animals, and mass produced in China. I replied and expressed my interest in their offer as well as my concern about the price differences....

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