Still catching up, so bonus bears for the day!
This project, by its nature and approach is a relatively whimsical and fun attempt at advocacy -- with healthy respect for how minuscule my little routine is in the relative scheme of the President's day-to-day. Still, even children's book illustrators with wacky side projects need to blow off a little steam now and then. So here you go: GRRRRRRRR!!!!! 135 post cards in and still keeping my eye on the prize of a Monument status for the 1002 and Alaska's coastal plain! Pick up a pencil and send a post card of your own :)
Still getting caught up after last week's spring break. It was a really nice family trip, and I do know that the Washington, D.C. - themed post cards will continue :) Stay tuned!
Spring finally sprung while we were away last week on break. Appropriately a little cooler and damp to end the week, but multiple days of 70 degrees and sunshine melts a lot of snow and gets the new leaves cranking along :) And yes, the bears should be getting up again too!
Another minor "spring break delay" to my posting of this card, but I successfully completed another Washington, D.C. themed bear for the President on our flight home. This one is in honor of Mahler's 1st Symphony -- which we were pleased to hear at the Kennedy Center on Thursday night. The pattern in the background comes from the ceiling tiles -- which we were VERY close to in our tippy top row balcony seats :) The music was terrific and there were no less than eight basses -- just so you know!
SO much to take in during our trip to the Holocaust Museum, but the images of children and the continued resolve of the Jewish people take center stage in this 3rd edition of the Polar Bear Post Card Project. With much thanks to Victoria Barnett for her patient expertise taking us around the museum, and to my father-in-law, John Roth, for all of his work in the area of Holocaust studies as well.
"The mere knowledge that such a work could be created makes me twice the person that I was."
- Goethe, 1787
From the Wonder exhibit at the Renwick Gallery. Amazing art by Janet Echelman and many others!
A spring break trip from Washington State to Washington, D.C. -- and the polar bears will be hanging out in the zip code of the President for a few days!
A Polar Bear Post Card Happy Birthday to my bother Colby. Sorry, the actual card is in the mail to President Obama, but so it goes :) Have a good one Colb!