Monday, September 15, 2008
Me on HGTV - Miniature Origami Cranes
Because some friends suggested I take this video public... Here it is. It's from several years ago after I had chopped off a lot (17" to be exact) of my hair to donate to Locks of Love.
The production crew was at my house filming for 8 hours that day... For what ended up being 2 segments (the second was how to make a dragonfly hair comb) that totaled around 7 minutes. *gasp, gasp, thud* The worst thing that day was that it was close to 100 degrees out... And we couldn't turn on a fan or open a window because of the noise factor so even though I don't look hot? I was dying. Thank goodness I didn't look as uncomfortable as I felt. The crew could not have been nicer though :D
Being on HGTV was an amazing experience. From the first time it aired to many times after I always receive emails from viewers who either just want to say thank you for creating art, to those who are interested in purchasing the piece. The one downside to the way the segment was filmed was that it makes it look like you can make this piece in an afternoon or as a weekend project. When in reality it takes months.
In any case I hope you enjoy viewing the process of how I make my tiny origami cranes.
To view more of my origami art you can CLICK HERE
Oh and btw, yes these are tiny sheets of origami paper, but no you can't buy them this way. These are standard 6 inch squares that I've cut down into 1/16th squares, which I then cut down and quarter one more time to create the size I use for this piece. I know. CrAzY!