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Polar Bears International has some amazing resources for teachers! Enjoy your time visiting their site. There is a lot to learn about polar bears, their habitat, and the meaningful conservation efforts of many dedicated people. 

 Permission to share this information has been given by Polar Bears International. 

Polar bears are among the coolest animals on earth. Literally.

People of all ages are entranced by their beauty, their playfulness, and their strength. And for good reason, they have become the iconic symbol of the troubled arctic ecosystem.

So, what could be a more interesting and timely subject to study? Polar bears, after all, are a perfect focal point for teaching all kinds of things: from biology togeography, from mathematics to physics, from environmental science to cultural sociology.

PBI wants to help instructors and students alike. We offer free teaching and learning materials created by teachers and informal educators on a range of topics that support national literacy standards and learning outcomes for specific school districts. Take a look!

 

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Another art post (ARcTic post) that I’d like to share-

I want to offer ARcTic posts as a way to promote talented emerging and established artists and to share God’s word visually through art. The art that I will feature may or may not have been created from a Christian-minded artist. I want to share it here; to appreciate the work created as well as the talent that the artist demonstrates, always from a Christian perspective.

Introducing…

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Hana, animal lover and artist, creates outstanding animal prints using cut and torn paper. I find her process amazing. 

“The colors and textures I find in magazines are a little like working with oil paint, except that I have to use what I have and can’t just mix it.” 

“I love to work with magazine paper; it’s like painting with dabs of paint, and it offers such a variety of colors and patterns. I tear and cut it into pieces and glue it to the paper after I have sketched the composition. I have to keep folders full of different colors I’ve found. Sometimes colors don’t work out the way I thought they would and I end up gluing many more layers on before it looks right. It takes a lot of patience, and my fingers are always covered in glue!”

Featured on today’s post are two of Hana’s prints with a Mother’s Day theme. Both prints measure 13 x 19 and I’m showing them here only with a mat until I get the perfect frame. Her work is nothing short of spectacular;  it’s a given that I’d love this polar bear and cub collage!

Mare and Foal 

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Polar Bear Love

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While the bible doesn’t say that every woman should be a mother, those that enjoy the blessing of motherhood take on an unique and important responsibility. A mother plays an ongoing role in the life of her child whether they are an infant, toddler, teenager, young adult, and even as an adult with a child of his/her own. A mom’s love, care, nurturing, and encouragement never ceases!

Deuteronomy 6:2

English Standard Version (ESV)

that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long.

Deuteronomy 6:1-9 gives us spiritual instruction for parenting.  The ‘fear of the Lord’ is the awareness of God, which influences our lives.What we do as parents greatly impacts the lives of the next generations. We are to pass on the heart and love for the Lord as well as knowledge of the Lord’s commands.

About Hana

As a child I loved drawing horses, and I did art all my life. As an adult I have finally built myself a wonderful studio situated above a babbling brook; my little corner of paradise, flooded with sunlight, surrounded by birdsong and a deck full of flowers

My name is Hana and I am finally free to follow my muse full time! I am inspired by the Impressionists, especially Vincent Van Gogh, the Prince of Passionate Creation.

I’m not religious, but let me explain the name of my shop. It comes from two of my passions: love for our animal friends, guides, and mentors, and the angels that are ever present to inspire, guide, and watch over our dramas. I have always felt that animals are our beautiful, wise, ever-loving companions; the angels are here to assure us that we are loved and loving, powerful beings, meant to create a peaceful, loving world. 

Art is my journey; an exploration of myself and the universe, and my soul’s expression.

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If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork featured on this ARcTic post, please contact the artist directly.

I’d like to thank artist Hana Marritz for her participation and for the beautiful prints she provided.

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Another art post (ARcTic post) that I’d like to share-

I want to offer ARcTic posts as a way to promote talented emerging and established artists and to share God’s word visually through art. The art that I will feature may or may not have been created from a Christian-minded artist. I want to share it here; to appreciate the work created as well as the talent that the artist demonstrates, always from a Christian perspective.

Introducing…

AmyFrankArt

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Amy’s art reflects her life with mental illness. Her art helps her with her bipolar disorder and she hopes that through her work, she can bring an awareness to the issues of mental health.

Amy uses black pen and pencil crayon to create her captivating images. She sent me “Eve” and “Arctic Hug”.

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I chose a powder rose mat for “Eve” and an ice blue mat for “Arctic Hug”. Both are in an espresso frame. Amy’s use of subtle colors softens the bold, intricate details of the black pen.

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1 Corinthians 15:45-49

English Standard Version (ESV)

45 Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”;[a] the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46 But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 47 The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. 48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven,so also are those who are of heaven. 49 Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall[b] also bear the image of the man of heaven.

Both art prints remind me that God’s love is the same today as it was in the beginning of creation. Although corruption changed perfection to imperfection, we have hope in Christ because of His work on the cross. For those who put their faith in the finished work of Christ, we can look forward to a restoration in a new heaven and earth.

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About Amy

Amy Frank is a Canadian born artist and aspiring writer. In 2005, at the age of 18, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Her artwork speaks to her journey with mental illness. Struggling with mania, Amy chooses to work in pen and ink so that she can’t easily alter her drawings. The detailed patterns she creates bring on a meditative state while the splashes of colour draw her out of her depression. Each drawing she creates tells a story. In this blog ‘Eve’, the first woman, is an interpretive piece which speaks to her journey with faith and spirituality. While ‘Arctic Hug’, the polar bears, speaks to the feelings of security Amy gains from the relationships she carries with her family. To know more about Amy or her artwork please visit her website www.amyfrank.ca.

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If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork featured on this ARcTic post, please contact the artist directly.

I’d like to thank artist Amy Frank for her participation and for the wonderful prints she provided.

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Another art post (ARcTic post) that I’d like to share-

I want to offer ARcTic posts as a way to promote talented emerging and established artists and to share God’s word visually through art. The art that I will feature may or may not have been created from a Christian-minded artist. I want to share it here; to appreciate the work created as well as the talent that the artist demonstrates, always from a Christian perspective.

Introducing…

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Bud  uses reclaimed wire to create one-of-a-kind, handcrafted, three-dimensional sculptures. Similar to the technique of contour drawing, these wire sculptures are made as Bud uses wire -the line- controlling curves until it becomes a three-dimensional  sculpture. I love the sculpture that Bud created for Notes From Dawn!! Very cool.

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What are you looking at Mr. Polar Bear?

Looking…with a Biblical worldview. It’s from a worldview that we derive an understanding, interpretation, and response to the world we live in. Just like the single wire was curved into a shape, bible verses were written for us by God to shape our thinking.

Here’s just a few verses that direct our understanding that the Christian faith is reasonable and makes sense in a world that has lost its direction.

Belief that God exists (Hebrews 11:6); He created everything that exists (Genesis 1:1) and everything is held together by Him (Colossians 1:17); mankind chose to rebel against God in the Garden of Eden and because of that act of rebellion, sin and death entered the world (Romans 5:12-14); and Jesus is the only way to have eternal life and be reunited with God (Acts 4:10-12)

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29282_822313m Artist’s Statement

All my life I have been an avid outdoors-man and storyteller, as an artist these two aspects of my character join together. I love to create art that shares my observations on the simple beauty of nature and the stories that come from time spent in the outdoors. My art is inspired by nature and reflects my great love for the world around me. It is important that my work not only relay the value I place on the natural world, but also is respectful to the environment in its production.

I up-cycle discarded wire into sculptures creating three-dimensional “drawings” that depict things that capture my imagination. Often these “drawings” are wildlife, insects, or plant life; but they could just as easily be a snowboarder or an old tractor. I enjoy making something of value from material that otherwise would end up in a landfill.

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www.budbullivant.com Bud is also a talented watercolor artist.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork featured on this ARcTic post, please contact the artist directly.

A huge thanks to Bud Bullivant for his participation and for the one-of-a-kind Polar Bear wire sculpture he designed for me.

 

 

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This is the first art post (ARcTic post) that I will be featuring this year on Notes From Dawn. (the polar bear blog)

I want to offer ARcTic posts as a way to promote talented emerging and established artists and to share God’s word visually through art. The art that I will feature may or may not have been created from a Christian-minded artist. I want to share it here; to appreciate the work created as well as the talent that the artist demonstrates, always from a Christian perspective.

Introducing…

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Carrie offers pen and ink drawings on her Etsy store. She sent me two prints that are from her wild animal series. The intricately patterned animal illustrations are bold and attractive and she displays the unique characteristics of each animal perfectly in this black and white medium.

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Resting Fox:

Foxes are beautiful animals, elusive and alert. Here Carrie has drawn a fox in a sweet resting position where he has found refuge. Psalm 4:8 comes to mind.

Psalm 4:8

English Standard Version (ESV)

In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

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Polar Bear:

Of course I found the polar bear irresistible! He is drawn reflecting his strength and beauty; nicely captured with a soft gaze and relaxing position. The pattern on his forehead reminds me of the sun.  A nice reminder to “be still and know”.

Psalm 46:10

English Standard Version (ESV)

10 “Be still, and know that I am God.
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth!”

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He is shown off equally well in either a black frame or a white frame.

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iusa_75x75.9982060About Carrie

I live in Pennsylvania with Brad, my husband of 15 years and our two children Dakota 12 and Seth 2.  They fill my everyday with love and understanding.  That in itself is a endless source of inspiration and motivation.I have always drawn throughout my life but never trained.  I have kept my drawing journals to remind myself to keep creating and improving.  I often will have 10 projects going at once; wood-burning  sewing, painting, drawing, etc… I create because of an inner urge to do so but recently I have begun to sell my art on Etsy.  It has been a new source of inspiration and a new direction as well.  I was so hesitant to try and sell any of my art because of fear of my enjoyment of creating being tarnished.  It turned out to be quite the contrary.I love to draw in black and white pen and ink but dabble in different medias as well.  I get my patterns for my designs from microscopic slides, nature, textures and many more things I see everyday. I use Prismacolor Pens and watercolor paper for my originals.

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If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork featured on this ARcTic post, please contact the artist directly.
I’d like to thank artist Carrie Dietrich for her participation and for the beautiful pen and ink prints she provided.
 

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What is Ergo?

Polar Bottle® is excited to introduce our new 22-ounce lifestyle insulated bottle, Ergo™. The inner bottle is made from HDPE plastic #2, making it a great vessel for both hot and cold liquids. The reflective insulation technology provides the same benefits as our original Insulated Sports bottle. With its functional and aesthetically pleasing design, the Ergo is the perfect bottle to carry with you 24/7.

Give the cap a Half Twist and you’re ready to drink. Give the cap a Half Twist in the other direction and it’s completely sealed.

My review:

My Oh Happy Day graphic Ergo Polar Bottle is pretty looking and works pretty neat, too. The Ergo, insulated for hot or cold, keeps my cold drinks cold without any condensation and my hot drinks hot while my hands aren’t. It’s ergonomic shape makes it comfortable to hold and the contoured mouthpiece is smooth and leak-free. Line up the drops on the Half-Twist Cap to enjoy a beverage. Half-Twist Cap info. and video.

It’s made in the USA; it is BPA free, phthalate free, and ultimately recyclable. The Ergo is impressive in design, durability, insulation, and value.

Polar Bears and Eco-friendly products. Oh Happy Day!

I received the Ergo Polar Bottle to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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The Polar Bottle Insulated bottle was originally designed for cyclists and has since become popular with many people. Using a reusable water bottle is a brilliant choice. Here’s what makes the Insulated Polar Bottle special:

Insulated Polar Bottle Features

  • Dual-wall construction: An insulating layer of air keeps heat out and cold in
  • Inner foil liner reflects solar rays for added thermal protection
  • Constructed of low density polyethylene (LDPE #4): a durable, lightweight, and FDA food-grade approved material
  • BPA- and phthalate-free
  • Removable carrying strap so you can easily carry your bottle or clip it to your gear
  • Fits standard bicycle water bottle cages
  • Wide mouth easily fits ice cubes and facilitates cleaning
  • Dishwasher- and freezer-safe
  • Removable drinking valve for thorough cleaning
  • Reusable and durable; an environmentally friendly alternative to disposable water bottles
  • Made in Boulder, Colorado
  • Available at more than 3,500 retailers and online companies worldwide

 

My Review:

I score the Polar Bottle high on design, durability, insulation, and value.

I like all three sizes of the Polar Bottle but more times than not I’ll grab the 20 oz. size. While the Polar Bottle can be used for sport drinks too, I primarily use mine for water. “Cold Tastes Better” and the Polar Bottle doesn’t disappoint by keeping my water cool for a long time. I either add ice cubes to the water or I fill it half full, freeze, and add more water before I take it. The bottle’s shape offers a comfortable grip and is squeezable. The sport cap is handy for quick drinks and I like that it has a removable valve system for cleaning. The rim is rough so it’s not suitable to drink directly from the bottle.

Polar Bears and Eco-friendly products, what’s not to love!

The bottles are offered in different Series so there are lots of ways to express your individual style. My favorite is from the Big Bear Series.

This weekend I spotted a cyclist using the Polar Bottle. He gave his bottle a good review saying that his water stays cool. Although there is only one bottle on his bike, he told me that he usually takes two Polar Bottles with him.

I received an assortment of Polar Bottles to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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