Today: I'm celebrating the awesomeness of polar bears by popping in to an inner city class of Grade 1 students. We're going to have a polar bear LOVE-IN. We will be looking at a few of my paintings, talking about what makes polar bears awesome, browsing through some amazing photographs, and comparing our size with the life-sized drawing I'm bringing in. Oh, we will also be painting enough ringed seals to keep an army (ooops, I mean a celebration) of polar bears very, very happy.
I feel pretty charmed to be able to share my passion for the bears today. And to (hopefully) inspire a little bit of love for an amazingly charismatic, clever and resilient animal. Very cool.
OH. And in honour of the bears - could you turn your thermostats down a couple of degrees (if you're experiencing cold temps) or up a couple of degrees (if you're in more of a tropical location). Reducing our carbon footprint is the first step in making sure they keep theirs. (Thanks, thanks, thanks.)
(P.S - that's my studio buddy named Pearl and she's a gem.)