In my studies of web development, social media, and online marketing, I have frequently been tempted to outsource things that I cannot do. But until this week, I have never done so.
What’s different about this week? Well, I’ve been following a very interesting guy called Jaime Buckely, a writer, an artist, and all around good guy. I bought a bundle of his writing and as a consequence, I got onto his mailing list.
On Tuesday, I received an email from him telling about how he is doing drawings and other things on Fiverr, a service where you can contract to get certain things done for $5. The first thing I saw was this picture of a decrepit Teddy Bear at http://bit.ly/1HyLiVN
This immediately stirred up my adrenaline.
Years ago, around 1974 or so, my son, Chris had a teddy bear named Georgewell. He carried that teddy for a very long time. Over the years, Georgewell moved with us from Arizona to Texas to Virginia and back to Texas.
Somewhere along the way, one of our dogs worried Georgewell to death and all that remains is his stuffing which we still carry with us when we move.
My son, Chris now has a son, Thomas.
My wife says she’s going to use the Georgewell innards to create a new stuffed animal for ToMas (as I call him) but that has not happened yet.
Recently I started following Jaime Buckley, a man whose work ethic and family orientation appeals to me. He recently started offering some of this work on Fiverr. Of particular interest to me is this image that reminds me so much of the elder Georgewell a while before his canine-induced demise.
I plan on sharing this image with my son and printing a copy of it for ToMas to hang on his wall amid the SuperHero images.
Dang, I think I’m displaying a bit of nostalgia.
My best to Jaime Buckley for helping me stroll down MY memory lane.