This mosaic has a storied past. (Does that mean that my 3-year-old son Patrick, hiding behind Duckingham’s mosaic, is symbolizing that storied past? …nah.) Several years ago I decided that I wanted to become a website developer. I was near the beginning of my mid-life crisis (a running joke I have, referring to my previous multiple years in the food service industry and my realization that I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life in that industry, despite the fact that I love people and food (but never people as food!)) Also, I had a friend who, with very little prior knowledge of running a website, had started one, and turned out a decent quality product. So, how hard could it be…heh, heh.
My website was going to be flash-based and would have cartoons. I’ve always been a big fan of Saturday morning cartoons (and glad that I have kids now, so I have a better excuse to watch!) Also, I decided that I wanted to create an alternative to some of the popular cartoon sites that are — well, funny, but crass, and therefore, not always appropriate. I intended to create something that was funny and appropriate.
But, rather than learn everything I needed to know first, I plunged in, threw up (no pun intended) a website, and figured that I would learn everything I needed to know in my free time (we only had one kid at the time, not four like we do now). The website is still sitting there. (I keep telling myself I’ll create the time to start creating all those cool cartoons in flash). But who knows. In the meantime, it occurred to me that the Duckingham logo I’d created would look great as a LEGO Mosaic. And, over the course of that evening I knocked it out. Voila!