Pebbles on the Edge

Pebbles on the Edge
Lake McDonald, 2014

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Paleo & Peniche, Eating & Getting Barreled

The logo design-work for my new company (haha) One Sea, or maybe One Wave--haven't decided yet...

Between gradually changing my lifestyle to one where carbohydrates are limited to vegetables and fruits, sucessfully making my first batch of coconut butter (yummy), watching the last 4 heats of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal Round Two at Peniche (along with a couple of previous heats I missed), grading a whole slew of papers (teacher's curse), and making a trip to the local health food store where I purchased some low-carb ingredients and a lovely turquoise scarf, I got some painting time in and have created a couple more tiny surfboards in the last few days.

Some new stuff...
And just to show the bottom of the Hawaiian shirt-themed one, on the left: I did a reverse.
It wasn't a 360-air, but hey...
Medieval-design surfboard with matching new scarf.
Although I love watching the ocean roll in over the sand, I know I will never surf in it, or swim in it, or ever feel comfortable in water, although I may try to paddle-board someday. I can't swim and I  grew up far from any beach. The first time I saw the ocean I was 33 years old: Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State. As sports go, I suppose I could like a worse one than surfing. It's fascinating and beautiful to watch. I know most of the pro surfers' names now and have my favorites: Owen Wright, Mick Fanning, Kelly Slater, Josh Kerr, Gabriel Medina, Jordy Smith, et. al. Everybody, really, unless they're surfing against Owen.
And this isn't exactly new: when I was in 8th or 9th grade, I was babysitting, watching the couple's color TV after the kids were put to bed, and I saw these guys standing up on longboards, riding the impossibly beautiful aquamarine-sapphire barrels of the Pipe in Hawaii, getting totally shacked. I was blown away. Maybe I'm just entering my second childhood.



Melis said...

Love the new boards, Gig! And I'm all for second childhoods!!!

Eilidh said...

I'm a very silly chick, but what's a second childhood for anyway? Thanks!