Saturday, November 12, 2011
I am grateful for a really nice day spent with my daughter, Angela. We went to the Handmade Arcade (with a co-worker and her daughter) and then to the new gallery opening at the ToonSeum. After that she came back home with me and visited with her dad for a while, too. It is so great that she likes to spend time with us!
The Handmade Arcade was full of handmade arts, crafts, clothing and jewelry. We picked up a couple of things but weren't sure on kids' clothing sizes so we also got a handful of business cards to order stuff online later too. I would like to do the bulk of my holiday shopping this way.
The ToonSeum is one of 3 museums in the US dedicated to the comic and cartoon arts. They just expanded into a new space and dedicated a gallery to Lou Scheimer today. He was born in Pittsburgh and founded Filmation Studios, the home of lots of Saturday morning cartoons, including He-Man and She-Ra. Mr. Scheimer was on hand (he is over 80 years old and still going strong) to cut the ceremonial ribbon with a replica of He-Man's sword. It was really cool! While there, I bought a DVD collection of old-style Looney Tunes cartoons for my nephew's birthday next week.
This is She-Ra with the sword: