|Ah thanks Jay! You are so awesome!! Yes I will keep the helmet on as I also share your beliefs on safety in this sport. I always have everything padded on me or I dont skate. I was even made fun of when I was skateboarding on the street since that is WAY not cool. :( I want to change the image a bit.
Its alright for Biff to criticize me. I just thought I would explain how art work, especially sculpture, is a process that takes TIME, maybe up to a year as the mold takes a couple months too, fixing the cast, painting, then the stand I have to build/stain. People dont realize this as everything is made by computer nowadays, not by hand. Computers deaden and cheapen things but most people want quick, cheap, meaningless pieces of work and cant even see the difference.
I've learned that the joy comes from the process, the making. The contact/building is so much FUN! Thats why I share it as I get the most joy watching it come alive and change! Kinda makes me feel like a God lol. I know most artists never share this as they want to show their successes only. I found unhappiness focusing on the results. Right now I want to focus on the enjoyment without pressure to sell/results. I'm still getting over feeling confident in using my arm honestly.
Same with skating. The thrill is spending months and months sometimes working on a trick and the day you nail it, its awesome!! When I was a competitive runner, I lost that joy as I was never good enough, never satisfied and stopped enjoying the process of running. Thats one reason why I love roller skating. Noone here to compete with. And I'm a girl, older, scrawny and was crippled up a good while so I appreciate everything I can do nowadays. Its even better actually!
I will post tomorrow on your board. I've been so behind on the internet lol, sorry.
Biff if you want more edgy, my drawings are sometimes disturbing now as I am very honest/truthful and have lots of German expressionism blood in me. I feel nothing but joy and freedom with skating though so thats what I portray. And maybe a bit goofy too. :-D
Jay, you are a GREAT skater btw! Greatness is relative. Me, I give myself no expectations so I surpassed them so I'm happy where I'm at. I'm just all into this sculpture because for me stalling and going over the spine was something I was very scared to do and put it off and I just learned that a bit ago. Now to get that trick will be cool!!
Tomorrow I'm working on it again, then skating in the afternoon so it will be a rad day for sure.