I got together with my surf girl meetup group today and it was brrrrr outside. This time I can say I surfed...baby waves. My confidence is still low but, I had a great time and that's really all that matters. Speaking of cold water. Surfing in January requires a wetsuit here in Central Florida. Two … Continue reading Another cold surf Day
Admittedly, I can barely call what I did today surfing. I did, however, get some paddling practice in. The waves were small but the conditions were beautiful aside from that. The water temp today was somewhere between 64 and 55. I put my wetsuit on over my rash guard in hopes of adding an extra … Continue reading Surfing in January
I have to say, the only barely rideable wave I found all week was at the Hatteras lighthouse break.
I realize that for Floridians it's too cold to lay on the beach. But for those of you up north that want to try your hand at surfing, here are a few tips.
Lately, I've been getting the same question over and over again. Is that you in the painting. Although I'm not painting myself, I am painting someone who represents the idealized version of surfing. Hopefully, you can feel the isolation and peace under the water while viewing the duck diving surfer girls. It's a quick moment … Continue reading Is That You in the Painting?
It was bound to happen sooner or later. I finally purchased a surfboard after much deliberation. My hubby convinced me to go out and spend the money. As you may know, I have a little trouble letting go of money and especially now that we just went through Financial Peace University. We drove an hour … Continue reading Surfboard Shopping Turns to Buying
Two weekends ago, I made my first trip out to the beach for this year. The waves were small but we found a bump all the way down at the inlet in New Smyrna Beach. I'm not sure what to blame but I had a pretty bad day. It's the first time I wasn't able … Continue reading First Surf Day of the Season
In January, I was blessed with the opportunity to show my artwork at a local gallery. In Longwood, there's a small warehouse that houses the Kaleidoscope Gallery and Venue for the Arts. This was a lovely opportunity to get the first show jitters out of my system. The week prior to the show, I dropped … Continue reading Welcome to My First Art Show
Today I'm sharing with you my love of the painting process. You may have noticed, if you are on my Facebook or Instagram pages, that I post pictures as I go. I'll start with what is called the under painting. Then, I'll add a layer for the background, sometimes it's the sky, ocean, mountains or … Continue reading The Master Painter
I expected this to be like any other trip surfboard shopping. Which it was, until I engaged a young employee regarding what I was looking for. And boy, did I get way more information than I was expecting.