Sadly the summer holidays are over and all the children went back to school yesterday. It does mean that I can return to working properly, and to blogging in a slightly more regular fashion! It was my birthday last week, and I got this fabulous set of watercolours as a gift from my father. They are beautiful quality, and after a week of gazing at them in their pristine unwrapped state, I am looking forward to breaking them open on Monday morning, and setting to work! Is that sad, to be feeling excited about new paints? I can't wait to get to work again!
In the meantime, I want to show you a film, and direct you to a really amazing project, that a friend of mine, William Todd Jones, is behind. It is called the Ice Bear Project, and is finally coming to fruition. It's aim is to create a powerful environmental message about the need to halt climate change, in a way that connects with as many people as possible. The sculptor, Mark Coreth, has created a life size sculpture of a Polar Bear, out of ice. As the ice bear melts, it leaves a skeleton, and a stark warning about the results of doing nothing to prevent climate change. This is a truly beautiful, and emotive piece of artwork!
The first Ice Bear arrives in Trafalgar Square, London in December this year, but the team aim to raise funds and repeat this in cities around the world.