My 12 year old self remembers beaming with pride at my napkin + salt/pepper shaker holder I crafted for woodshop. It was the first time I realized I could make something with utility, that also happened to be pretty. I was clearly not a master carpenter, nor will ever be, but it was exciting to know the possibility of creating.
When I started Sweetcicle’s, it was only an idea. I wanted to make the best confections to bring people joy. I didn’t know how to make candy, but I found some teachers and spent a lot of time practicing. Now, our team makes candy, with joy. It is exciting to create products and we dream of making different flavors and types of candy, of new techniques to use and textures to explore.
There is an elegant happiness in making--- taking something that wasn’t and creating something that is. This capacity exists in everyone. We encourage you to get out and make stuff. Make an old school friendship bracelet, make a shelf in your garage, make someone’s day by being pleasant. The “maker” movement isn’t just for hipsters fiddling with Raspberry Pi’s (no offence, you are great, hipsters). Making helps us to tangibly represent our dreams and believe that new possibilities are within reach. What is more beautiful than that?