WHO IS TLC?
Hello. I'm Tammy Louise Coulson. Yep, T.L.C. That's me!
TLC (Tender Love & Care) is also what I put into each and every unique piece of origami, hoping to spread joy and peace to others.
My passion for Origami (the Japanese art of paper-folding) was first ignited many years ago, when my Primary School librarian read us the true story of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. Still to this day, I tear up every time I read this beautiful legacy!
The flame that was ignited as such a young girl, inspired me to study Japanese language and culture and led to an adventure living and studying in Hiroshima, Japan.
My passion for folding paper accompanied me throughout many years of teaching Japanese language and culture in Australia, where I loved teaching origami and sharing its story, with children of all ages.
So a trail of little pieces of intricately folded paper followed me around the world and then back home until finally I had children of my own.
Now I love doing origami with my two young and rather over-enthusiastic daughters!
So in an effort to be at home with my children rather than rushing off to work everyday, I began my own little biz!
I began TLC Origami Gifts as an avenue for sharing these beautiful paper creations via social media and local markets in and around Newcastle NSW, Australia. It is also my dream to share this passion with others as well, through classes and local workshops, so watch this space!
Everything from artwork to greeting cards, to mobiles and jewellery can be made simply by folding a sheet of paper and it brings me great joy, not only to create these pieces but to send them to new homes where they can bring joy and put smiles on the faces of others and... hopefully... spread their message of peace.