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The Biography & Work of:
Tsurubride
Location: Columbus, OH
Web: www.etsy.com/people/tsurubride
Bio: Hi! My name is Meghan Willis. I grew up in Toronto, Ontario, where I went to school for fashion design. Five years ago, I moved here, to Columbus, Ohio, for a job and decided to plant some roots and stay awhile. I live with my adoring and adorable husband, Aaron Driggers, and our trouble-making cat, Mushaboom Mew Mew. Slowly but surely Aaron and I are trying to start a Tsuru Nation - filled with art, creations, music, and bicycles.

My name comes from the Japanese word for crane. In the old Japanese tale The Crane Wife, a poor sail-maker finds an injured crane on his doorstep with an arrow through its wing. The man takes the crane in and nurses it back to health. After he releases the crane, a woman appears at his doorstep with whom he falls in love and marries. Because they need money, his wife offers to weave a wondrous sail that they can sell at the market, but only if he agrees never to watch her make it and never have her create another one. The sail sells for a tidy profit and they live comfortably. But the man gets greedy and gets his wife to weave another sail, which she does again making him promise that this will be the last and that he will not watch her weave it. This sail is even more beautiful then the last, and sells for even more. But again, the man gets greedy and haves her make one more. As the previous times she makes him promise that this will be the last and that he will not watch her weave it. The man is too curious though and he eventually peeks in to see what she is doing and is shocked to discover that at the loom is a crane weaving the wind from her wings into the sails. The crane, seeing him, flies away and never returns.

This story, and it's telling on the Decemberist's Crane Wife album, has come to have a special meaning to me and my man. However, instead of sails, I make unique crafts with the wind, only this time with my sail-maker at my side.

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Skylar the Bird Girl   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Skylar the Bird Girl

Artist:
Tsurubride

Medium:
metallic leather, 100% cotton muslin, acrylic paint

Size:
5.00in Wide x 10.00in High

Original plush artwork for Stuff This IV...

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Jerry the Swimming Sailor Shark   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Jerry the Swimming Sailor Shark

Artist:
Tsurubride

Medium:
leather, 100% cotton muslin, acrylic paint

Size:
3.00in Wide x 11.00in High

Original plush artwork for Stuff This IV...

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