Bridge to Terabithia and 3D Printed Dice

January 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm 2 comments

What does the Young Adult classic Bridge to Terabithia have in common with amazing 3D printed dice?  Both of their creators really knew how to capitalize on their brain’s downtime.  They were still challenging their brains even if they were roped into menial or repetitive tasks.  Since I’m a working mother of two little boys, I am definitely familiar with limited free time.  As a result, I found these two quick quotes to be particularly inspiring.

Katherine Paterson’s Bridge to Terabithia, Chuck Stover’s Botanical Dice

Katherine Paterson, the author of Bridge to Terabithia, on writing with small children.

And then, of course, you can’t be a writer unless you actually write, and it doesn’t take as much time as people think. You know, the number of people who say, well, I’m going to write a book when I have time, they’re never going to have the time. And I started writing seriously when I had four tiny children. Well, I mean I had one tiny child, two tiny children, three tiny children, four tiny children in just over four years, and that’s when I began to write seriously. And I figured out that a lot is going on in your head when you’re changing diapers and washing clothes and doing all those things that have to be done. And if you’ve got 10, 15 minutes a day to sit down and write, you’d have a book by the end of the year.

Source: Beloved YA Author Katherine Paterson Shares Wisdom

Chuck Stover, the force behind Made By Wombat 3D printed tabletop RPG acccessories, on his former factory job

It gave me a lot of time to think about design during the day because of the repetitive nature of the work. Kind of put half of my brain thinking about design questions and the other half to work. Then I would come home after work and get onto Sketch-Up and work on designs until I passed out.

Source: Episode 15 of the Printing Everyday Podcast



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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kittywilkin  |  January 22, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    I can SO relate to this! I think that’s part of why I have found that I *need* to quilt. I need to create something perfect, geometrical, filled with quilt math, and of course beautifully creative. There is a lot of time during the day to occupy your mind with something other than “my child is smearing his food on the table again” or “is that a cry or a laugh I hear coming from the playroom?”. Bridge to Terabithia was also one of my favorite books as a girl. Perhaps when my next little bundle is born, I’ll pull it out for a midnight-nursing-reread.

  • 2. narami  |  January 22, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Oh, yeah. That makes me feel amazing because I seriously can’t find the time to do ANYTHING. Meh.


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