Last year, I started 25thousandbears.org - a website where I blog and sell my artwork all in the name of increasing awareness and funding for Arctic research and Arctic inhabitants. I launched the site in honor of the 1 year anniversary of our trip to Churchill, Manitoba. You can find out more about the trip itself in the blog pages on this site since (below).
Life has changed considerably since that trip in 2016. Most notably, though I am still teaching fused glass locally, my own creative work is now almost entirely done in fiber! This transformation has taken several steps - toward a medium that is more environmentally friendly and lighter and more transportable. It is also generating tactile work - something I couldn't quite manufacture in glass. I'm still trying to capture the beauty of the world around me. But I'm finding that being able to hold that world and to touch its texture is a key component of what I've been trying to recreate and share.
So I encourage you to follow me on my blog at 25thousandbears. Though I do come back to this site, now and again, for reference and memories, I've really moved on to my next endeavor. I hope you'll join me!