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Project #250 – Wedding Cake Cake Topper

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Continuing on my wedding cake topper trend, I decided to carry out my previous imagining of a wedding cake topped with smaller wedding cakes. I wanted the wedding cake cake toppers with even tinier wedding cake cake toppers, but they looked a little too abstract to be read as tiny wedding cakes. So, I replaced them with tiny brides and grooms.

I think this is one of the goofiest, dumbest things I’ve made for a while, but they make me smile on some primal level, possibly the same primal level that secretly enjoys Ziggy cartoons.

Project #233 – Pengiun Army

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

I’ve been talking to friends of Clark who are keen at business about how they started their own companies. The best piece of advice that I’ve gotten is that I should only consider starting a business if it encompasses my passion, and, no, making lots of money doesn’t really count as a passion. It’s a cliche, of course, “Follow your passion”, but they are right. I keep thinking of business ideas that would be profitable, but make me wince when I think about all of the tedious programming I would have to do just to set up a proof of concept.

Still, at the end of my fantasy of building a successful software company, I always sell it for a high price and retire to making and selling little things with my hands. Maybe I should just skip to the fun part at the end.

So, just to see if I could take hours and hours of making little things, I decided to make something big for once and put it up for sale in my etsy shop. I recreated my penguin decoration set from my wedding, but instead of making everything over the course of a few weeks I did it over two days. I think I handled my repetitive task well, but it was only for a few hours at a time.

I don’t think I will be quitting my job anytime soon, but it’s a nice chance to make a little extra money and get some feedback on what I’m working on.

If you’re interested in buying lots and lots and lots of penguins, the Etsy listing is here.