Posted in September 2012

Our baby, three months old – sort of.

Our baby, three months old - sort of.

A three month old Gray Whale is approximately 18 feet long. Our baby whale is life size for a three month old.

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The process of making something is really a very powerful experience.  My nephew once folded 365 origami swans for his girlfriend on their one year anniversary.  He was in high school.  When I was in high school I watched, and sometimes helped, my dad rebuild an authentic Chinese Junk in our front yard while my … Continue reading


As we frantically look at the calendar and realize just how close we are to our deadline, and then we look at the whale and realize just how much work we still have ahead of us, it was such a wonderful feeling to see the walls get painted blue and baby whale get some eye … Continue reading



Our project is moving along very well. We are now working creating the eyeballs and then next week we’ll add them to the whale and building the eyelids. We’re also getting closer to painting all the walls a deep sea blue!

But…. we are still weaving the skin and could sure use extra hands. If you think you’d like to contribute to the laborious task of weaving plastic into a panel of wire mesh, we would really enjoy showing you the process. Please contact me through this blog site and we’ll put ya to work! – Marie

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So, I’m thinking we should have a little discussion about the facts surrounding the mess we’re making in our oceans; nothing like concrete evidence to bring home a point, right?!  Because I’m no expert on the subject, I’ve invited OC Professor Susan Digby to chime in here.  Besides being a Scientist, a Professor, and a … Continue reading