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A project to engage school children with art and the Arctic, in order to connect them directly with issues relating to climate change.
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Three months to go!

Posted by Deborah Hamon (Creator)

With three months to go until I depart on my expedition, I wanted to update you on all things pom-pom!

The Polar Pom-Pom Project has been in full swing. So far, we have made more than 1300 pom-poms. With the end of the school year upon us, classroom visits have come to an end, however it is not too late to participate. If you or your child are interested in making a pom-pom please get in touch with me. Additionally, I have pom-poms coming from the UK and Australia, thanks to a feature in the UK based Simply Knitting magazine!

I have been busy working on the Kickstarter portrait rewards. These are the only rewards I can fulfill pre-expedition. You can see two finished paintings here and here.

I recently had a chance to visit the Marin Recycling Center with my daughter's 3rd Grade class. It was fascinating and I highly recommend taking your kids on a tour at your local recycling plant if you can. Cool photo here.

With 3 months to go, there is still much to be done before my trip. My summer will be focused on finalizing the gear I need, gathering and making more pom-poms, experimenting with pom-pom photography, refining ideas, reading my Svalbard book, in addition to working on the remaining portrait rewards. I am eagerly awaiting the announcement of the 20 or so remaining participants (several of us have already become friends as we discovered each other via Google), and look forward to finding out more about everyone's individual work and projects.

There's a feature article on me in the Marin Independent Journal today. You can read the full article here and see the print article in the photo below.

Happy Summer!


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