I am going on a trip soon, my first in a long time, so packing and suitcases have been top of mind recently. Fortunately, one of my most recent acquisitions fits this frame of mind nicely! And with my photo studio set up, I was able to take the necessary pictures to exhibit it.
As promised, today’s exhibit is the only Easter-themed item in the permanent collection. Over the years, Harvey licensed a number of holiday-themed dolls. We have already seen two, the Christmas-themed “Happy Houday!” doll and the Valentine’s Day-themed “Can’t Buy Me Love” doll. Today we have Richie carrying a large carrot and wearing rabbit ears and an ugly jacket. I am guessing it is supposed to be a rabbit costume. Perhaps it was too warm for him to wear a fursuit? There is one other holiday-themed doll in the permanent collection, hopefully I will post it later this year. In the meantime, here’s Richie and his unfortunate choice of outerwear:
Sorry for not posting this weekend. I admit I spent part of the weekend enjoying the lovely spring weather. The time I would have spent posting, however, I spent setting up my little photo studio and taking pictures for exhibits. One of the items I photographed is the only Easter-themed item in the permanent collection. Be watching for it this coming Sunday!
I have been informed that the new Comments form was not working, so I have disabled it. Comments are back to how they were originally. Sorry for any inconvenience. If you were trying to leave a comment and had problems, please try again…
Today is the three year anniversary of the Harvey Mercheum! Only 18 new exhibits were posted during the third year of operation. While this number is disappointing, I know I spent a lot of time and effort this past year behind the scenes. First there was the theme switch, then there was the hosting company switch. I am glad these projects are completed, and I feel the Harvey Mercheum is better off because of them. I have many more ideas for the future, and welcome your ideas as well. Leave a comment below or use the Contact the Curator form to suggest improvements to the Harvey Mercheum website that you would like to see!
My support ticket was answered, I am trying another test post to see if the solution works and an email notification is sent.
UPDATE: The solution worked, the problem is resolved. Apologies for any posts missed due to lack of email notification…now would be a good time to browse the Mercheum Blog and catch up!
Today I am exhibiting the the last of the three sticker boards that are in the permanent collection, and the last that I know exist. This is one set of items that would not upset me to find out that there were others. The artwork is so colorful, and yet slightly crazed and off-model. I really do want to open them up and play with them. Maybe some day I will find a used one for sale cheap somewhere and buy it for that purpose.
Trying another test post to see if an email notification is sent.
It figures. I post about Jetpack and how I am relying upon it more heavily, then realize I am not getting email notifications of new posts. I have disconnected and reconnected the plugin, hopefully this post will send an email notification…
Update: I did not get notified. I will have to do some more investigation…
I posted last week about making a number of changes to the Harvey Mercheum website, including activating Cloudflare and more Jetpack modules. WPMU DEV just updated this post about Content Delivery Networks:
And WPExplorer posted about Jetpack modules:
I had mentioned that I was disappointed in the speed results of my changes, but still felt that I was moving in the right direction. Reading these posts reinforced this feeling. And based on the comment form change, I have re-enabled comments on posts more than 30 days old. New readers, please feel free to comment on older posts, and welcome to the Harvey Mercheum!
Have you noticed any of the differences? Have you tried the new comments system or the new Contact the Curator form? Now would be a great time to do so!