Another late night postcard keeping school visits, coaching, and drawing and other work efforts in relative balance... and I thusly have no problem with the "tired" theme for this #inktober2016 contribution. A worthwhile effort -- and now I'm off to bed! #goodnight #inktober #saveourseaice
#inktober "dozen" prompt... So in this case we defer to the more regional popularity of the "12s". Growing up in Anchorage, the Seattle Seahawks were definitely the team of choice - back in the Steve Largent days of yore. The fandom of the 12's is a more modern thing for sure, but I'm fairly certain that most Alaskan' polar bears are rooting' for the Hawks.
The pace of change is "slow" and for this #inktober2016 prompt I will only say that we should speed it up! Advocate for change. The time is now -- if not already too late -- to effectively address the impact of climate change and carbon outputs on a warming world.
I'm a little behind on the everyday #inktober2016 creations, but thanks to staying on task through last week I'm actually right on target for my five post cards per week to President Obama :) Onward and upward, a school visit day in Wenatchee, WA coming up!
Yes, polar bears are THAT "Big" #inktober2016 While starting life at just over a pound, adult male bears (boars) can weigh as 800-1500 pounds and adult females (sows) somewhere between 400-700.
#inktober2016 "Squeeze" OK, so I'm thinking polar bear hug here :) By this posting, and through the magic of #inktober inspirations, I'm actually getting ahead of my mailings to the President for the first time all year -- a fine place to be in celebrating over a year of sending polar bear art to the White House! I'll keep creating images for the rest of the month and will post them daily, but I'll stick with mailing five per week to President Obama. I'll have a requisite lag in posting for November... but the commitment remains through the first week of January. I will celebrate our first female President's official transition by NOT cluttering her mail box!
"Flight" #inktober2016 The Tundra Swan sets off on its annual journey east to Atlantic states. The #ArcticRefuge is a summer home to many MANY birds and is the autumn origin of four North American Flyways #werarethearctic #inktober
#inktober2016 "Escape" A supply barge in the Beaufort Sea... an apt beginning for a little bear's wandering of the world #saveourseaice #climateaction #wearethearctic
"Battle!" #inktober2016 Adult male polar bears will posture and growl -- shove and wrestle -- to establish dominance and sometimes bicker over food or mating.
#inktober 2016 "Relax!" We can't afford to relax on Arctic protections... but these bears can take a little snooze now and then :) #wearethearctic #climateaction #saveourseaice #inktober
There really are no "trees" in the Arctic. For this #inktober2016 prompt during #worldclimateweek, a small berry bush will have to do! #polarbear #arcticfox #wearethearctic
I can't say for sure if polar bears get "scared"... We, I guess, can do that for them. #inktober2016 #worldclimateweek #wearethearctic
#inktober2016 "Worried" And for this National Wildlife Refuge Week a quick reminder that this whole Post Card Project is about encouraging President Obama to provide further "refuge" and protection to Alaska's coastal plain. Celebrate #NationalWildlifeRefugeWeek by helping protect the #ArcticRefuge once and for all http://bit.ly/wearethearctic_action #WeAreTheArctic #inktober
"Transport" #inktober2016 If only we put as much universal care and attention into protecting our wild spaces as we do to protecting our commerce... Fragile stuff. Handle with care! #wearethearctic