6.23.2016

Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 178 - 6.22.16


I've explored this idea of a pensive polar bear and his reflection before, but my daughter's post card  for the day (below) had me thinking along similar lines again.


Harts Pass No. 304


More predator humor at Harts Pass. Cute and grizzly. It gets me every time :)

6.22.2016

Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 177 - 6.21.16


Another post that includes one of my daughter's excellent Father's Day cards :) In this case, she painted a quite fashionable lady bear -- note the scientifically accurate thinner neck in addition to the fabulous dress -- so I decided to create a paper dance partner! Pretty cool to have these cards already in hand to make my own inspirations even easier. And the beat goes on...

Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 176 - 6.21.16


The summer solstice and the strawberry moon. 24 hours of daylight and a sun that never sets on the #Arctic #saveourseaice #wearetheartctic #summersolstice #monumentsforall

6.21.2016

Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 175+ by Keeley


For Father's Day, my awesome daughter gave me five polar bear post cards to send to the President this week :) Even better, she made them all as she patiently sat through an entire day of school visit presentations last Thursday! She thought that I might need a little help after a busy week -- and she was right that I got a little behind!!! But now that I'm back on track, President Obama will just get double the reminders to protect Alaska's coastal plain. Thanks so much kiddo. Love you!

Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 175 - 6.20.16


For Father's Day 2016

6.20.2016

Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 174 - 6.19.16


Last weekend in Seattle, my daughter and I watched the Brooks PR Invitational -- a elite high school track meet with some of the best high school runners in the country. Great stuff and a very nice precursor to Father's Day :) No steeplechase at the meet, but with it would be an event well suited to the polar bear when the icepack breaks up. 

6.18.2016

Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 173 - 6.17.16


Spending a few days in Seattle after my last school visits of the year. Making cards on the road is a bit of a challenge, but here is one from after yesterday's cruise around the emerald city!

6.17.2016

Thank You Penny Creek!


I wrapped up my last school visit of the current school year with a great couple of days at Penny Creek Elementary in Everett, WA! 710 kids in two assemblies and eleven drawing workshops over two days. Phew! Good stuff all around and LOTS of enthusiastic writers and artists with awesome drawings to share :)



The west-bound trips through the North Cascades National Park are always sweet...
And just a few more shots of a drawing workshop underway - where my facial expressions can sometimes get a little animated :)









Harts Pass No. 303


Things are a little easier in the summer... but is that always better?

6.15.2016

Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 172 - 6.14.16


172 post cards. 35 weeks. SO many things... Still lots of good. Back to work!

6.14.2016

Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 171 - 6.13.16


The world is at times a puzzling place... But it is also good, and real, and colorful, and varied. Many pieces together. Interlocking. Patterned. Reliant on the whole for strength and unity.