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Artistry in the Arctic

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Raised by 32 people in 2 months
Hi! If you read below you will see part of my original request to help cover airfare but that was donated through vouchers and frequent flier miles so I took that $1000 off the total needed. Yay! To all you generous, amazing supporters. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. xoxo

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Formally trained as a biologist, I recently expanded my focus to include writing and photography as a means of connecting more people with the wild world. Combining these skills is a way of fostering innovative thinking and dialogue between people and disciplines with the intent of bringing positive change to the environment. To that end, I applied for and was accepted to an art and science residency titled The Arctic Circle in Svalbard, Norway, in fall 2018. 

I intend to create a written and photographic weaving of my journals from an earlier time spent in the Arctic, with climate change science, and the experience of returning to the Arctic as a writer and photographer 18 years after my first visit as a biologist. 

I am requesting funding to cover the residency fee of USD 6,400, ~$1,000 for airfare to Oslo, Norway, cost of a hostel for first and last night's lodging, and for cold weather gear for an Arctic autumn. I already purchased a plane ticket ($340) from Oslo to Svalbard. 


Thanks to the generosity of many of you, the fee deposit of $2,000 is PAID! The remaining $4,400 is due on 10 June 2018. The residency fee includes all meals and lodging during the residency (30 September – 17 October). Through two generous supporters, I will receive air vouchers and frequent flier miles to get to Europe, so the flights are secure. 

Supporting this project will help create awareness around climate change and the Arctic- a place of supreme beauty and global importance. It will allow a more open dialogue with a greater audience - I anticipate that sharing my photos and writing during the residency (internet access dependent) and after the journey, will have an exponential impact as you send the stories on to your friends and family. I hope that a real-time experience in the Arctic shared by all of you fabulous supporters will inspire more climate awareness, more thoughtful treatment of the environment, more personal accountability, more positive discussion, more, more, exponentially more connection with our existence on this planet.


The Road not Taken Enough

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. 

xoxo T
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And, thanks to Nick Daly, I realized that part of the funding I am raising was for airline tickets but they have been donated as miles and vouchers. That reduces the overall amount needed by ~$1000. WooHoo!
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Hello Everyone! Thanks to a generous frequent flier, I now have a ticket to (and from!) Europe for this grand adventure! Inch by inch, we are making our way to the wild, white north.

I hope you are enjoying the trip so far - lots of cold and wind happening on Cooper Island back at the home page (TamaraEnz.com) but the Black Guillemots are about to be in the house and this is where things get interesting. Stay tuned!

Thanks for joining me - the road gets lonely sometimes and I am grateful you are all tagging along. xoxo T
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Hey! We're halfway! Two generous people have offered plane tickets through vouchers and frequent flier miles so I now have the flights secure and am working toward the remaining $4,400 residency fee -The deposit ($2,000) is paid, another $2,000 is here thanks to you, my fabulous friends ... $2,400 to go to pay the full fee. Gaining ground... I hope you are tuning in to TamaraEnz.com for a weekly dose of Arctic imagery. Thanks to you all! xoxo T
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With a most-awesome donation from Half Way, we are Half Way to the Arctic Circle. I am super excited and only hope I can live up to your expectations of delivering fabulous photos. You rock! ...ice? If you're above the Arctic Circle, do you say, "You ice?" Stay tuned, I'll find out... xoxoxo T
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