I really enjoy going on vacation. Who doesn’t? But I find that it is taking me longer and longer to “get back into the swing of things” after going away for even a short trip. I am finally catching up from my trip to TerrifiCon, and hope to resume posting exhibits shortly.
On my way to Mohegan Sun, I stopped at the PEZ Visitor Center in Orange, Connecticut. I knew PEZ had made a Casper head with two or more different colors of die-cut stems, and was hoping to see one in person. I found one very quickly in the history display near the front door:
I was unable to post this weekend because I was at TerrifiCon. I will post about my trip soon. While I was away, I missed World Photo Day. Photography is very important to me, and to this website. Hopefully next year I will be able to properly acknowledge the day.
Also while I was away, the Washington Post posted an excellent article about the effect of the Internet on collecting. You can read it here:
I had mentioned how I had signed up for two classes, and subsequently had to drop one. I attended the other class for the past three Wednesday nights, and boy am I glad I did! It was called “Caring for your Collection”, and it was taught by none other than Mr. Darrell Pinckney! Long time readers of the Mercheum Blog may remember Mr. Pinckney as the conservator from whom I purchased the Casper board game. He has been teaching at Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) for a number of years. I learned a lot in a short time, and hope to be able to apply this new knowledge to the permanent collection.