Absolutely Peter!!! More empty promises. Those proposing a project such as this will say anything, make any promise to get the plan approved and the project built. After completion and a catastrophic spill/disaster occurs, the damage has been done and it is too late. More of the envronment is destroyed as well as the inhabitants of the area. Any cost the companies incur after the fact is most often considered the cost of doing business and can most likely be written off as such.
I too agree with the need for an alternative. If we can see this, my question is why can't those that have the power to make a difference see it? I am sorry..I didn't mean to rant. I recently visited Biloxi, MS to visit my son. We walked on the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico and it was beautiful...except the oil balls, which are small now, are still washing up on the white sandy beach.
All of this information is wonderful and very helpful and I thank all of you for the options you have shared. In addition to the photo editing, I need a new logo and was wondering if anyone knows if any of these programs have the capability to create the logo I need or do I have to use a another type of program? I don't have a problem with editing but I admit I am technologically challenged when I try to do anything such as a logo and would welcome any of your more experienced suggestions...PLEASE!
Adjusting prices could be done as a 'special' sale at times, depending on your situation and not done on a permanent basis??? Just a suggestion.
I also think individual circumstances dictate how to handle your pricing. Do what makes you comfortable and price them so that you are comfortable with selling your bears at that price, knowing you offer quality artistry work and after the sale, you are happy with your decision and have no regrets.
I found Nursery Toys by Mary Vellan at Abe's Books...they sell out of print books. There are a two copies for $9.00 each and a couple others that are more expensive.
Here is the link: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchR … llan&sts=t