A long put-off project has begun!
This blog is being updated!
It’s not going well!
I appreciate your patience as I attempt to overcome insurmountable problems that would fluster even the greatest mind – such as, “why is that picture enormous?” and “why is that font so ugly….and small…..?”
One would think those problems could be easily fixed.
One would be wrong.
As a contrast to my garmet-rending frustration I wanted to share a totally charming story about where running a handmade business can sometimes take you.
Sometime late last year a customer contacted me via Etsy to see if I could make larger, custom, versions of my Periodic Table – Cheers for Science coasters:
(PSA: clicking on the pics will take you to the listing on Etsy – in case you’re keen on some science geeky coasters!)
What they needed were larger tiles that could form a sign that spelled out “Linda’s Lab.”
(I checked with her mom to make sure it was OK to tell her story here)
Mom liked it, Linda liked it, I thought it was a cute story and all was good!
But Linda is not fooling around!
Turns out Linda’s first product is ready to go (!) and she’s in need of a logo that she can use on, you know…. business cards!!!!!
And, as she has shared on her Linda’s Lab Facebook Page , she has created her first product!
and formulated a plan!
“On August 4, 2018, three months and one full life cycle from the day Linda set up her original mealworm tank, this became the first dollar Linda’s Lab earned. This special bill serves as a daily reminder that hard work pays off… literally!
For those that aren’t aware of Linda’s long term plan, every dollar she earns (except this one) is going right back into her business. She hopes to grow her business large enough to support production of low-cost, protein-rich mealworm bars. Linda believes mealworms are the answer to world hunger and she plans to provide free mealworm bars to the needy.”
The fact that Linda has a “long term plan” and I’m a bit vague about what I’m doing on Monday is not lost on me.
Oh, and it turns out that, “after meeting with school administration” Linda has accepted an invitation to skip first grade……
…….Have I mentioned that I’m having trouble putting together a drag-and-click website update?
But all I can say is “Go LINDA!” I’m honored to have been able to contribute to your efforts.
If you’re so inclined please do sign up to follow her FB Page.
And, of course, if you are in immediate need of meal-worms I know this great scientist I can hook you up with…..