When I was a tike, before I could read well, I would thumb though books just for the illustrations. Most times even if I couldn’t decipher the writing I could still understand the story. Understandably I liked comic books as well. I mean a story where illustrated panels say everything and words are secondary. Well, that was right up my ally. It used to be you’d protect your comics with only a plastic sleeve. Now there are great hard plastic protectors. These particular ones rate each issue by condition, seal your comics against harm, and their condition verified by Certified Guaranty Company, CGC Comics. Once you have your collector comics graded and placed in the holder remember to have good photos of your them for your home inventory and insurance. I had some creative fun with these for another fellow collector and friend.
Made the Hub jealous even more since these were signed as well. From the sunday newspaper comics to graphic novels what are your favorite illustrated stories?
Summer has been in full swing here and I’ve been a busy little bee. While i’m working today I thought a little i’d share a few recent pics from Bean’s life this summer. She’s been loving her smell-ventures and park time. What have your furry family members been up to?
Hello everyone! Today is the last day for the Bird Rock Foundation Partners in Education’s online auction. This year I donated a gift voucher for a family portrait session to be auctioned off with the proceeds going towards the students at Bird Rock Elementary. There is a big gap between the funding provided to schools and what it really costs to educate children. I feel particularly sad knowing that the arts are usually one of the first things cut when budgets are proposed. The auction has some really great items still available; bidding is open for some categories as late as 10:15pm. From health and beauty, wine and spirits, to amusement park tickets are still ripe for the picking. You can even bid on my portrait package under the photography listings until 9:00pm tonight. Give the gift of education and get the gift of photography
Go to their web page HERE and start your bidding.
Like you, my heart aches for all the victims and their loved ones in Boston right now. At the same time something so sad was happing, the world was able to see love, compassion, and heroism in Boston. Thank you to the first responders and all of those who helped their fellow man. Though we are so far away here is San Diego we can continue to show the same love and compassion demonstrated by the people of Boston. Those who suffered injuries have a long road to recovery ahead of them and there are many ways we can help. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino had started a fund so everyone can help those affected by this tragedy. Go to The One Fund to donate. Many of the runners at the Boston Marathon were running for causes while their family and friends supported them in their goal. Pick a runner’s cause and donate in the spirit of what the they were accomplishing that day. Closer to home you can donate to a local blood bank.
Running a marathon is about indomitable spirt in the face of weariness and pain. The insurmountable becomes attainable as people cheer you on and encourage you from the sidelines. Tomorrow morning chase away the darnkness with light. Lace up those running shoes and run, with love in your heart, in honor or everyone affected, and with fearlessness.