There's something exciting about holding an object you previously only imagined — whether it's a freshly baked loaf, a tomato off a garden vine, or a printed plastic pumpkin.
I've had that feeling a lot lately, with a pandemic purchase of a 3D printer.
Rolling an object in your fingers that was previously just a digital file on the internet is ridiculously fun. It's even more rewarding if the thing conjured was something you — or your kid — dreamed up.
That's what happened with this 3D pumpkin. My daughter drew it late one night for an animation class assignment using the program she was learning, Cinema 4D.
And then we made it real.