In addition to having my solo exhibition at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens this year March thru April 2017, I have also had the honor to have my art work chosen for three major events as their featured artist! I can't yet reveal all the details but two of them are juried fine art festivals and the other a major sporting event!
I have also figured out my problem with getting up on my board and have removed the "mind block" that was inhibiting me! It seems that Guy Takayama was a very smart guy in terms of decal placement. My difficulty catching waves was finding that "sweet spot" on the board to paddle and then get to your feet. That spot is just beneath my chin at the logo on the board. A few inches forward and you pearl, a few inches back and you don't catch the wave. I also kept looking where I was instead of where I wanted to be! Now when I paddle I look far down the line to where I want to be and my feet just fly out from under me and I am up and running! Had a great surf session today and looking forward to many more. Another issue is that I have been too busy doing art shows and not surfing enough! Time to fix that. My friends at Freedom Surf, especially David, knew my problem all too well and how to solve it. Thanks guys!
I will have a great show this weekend at the Seashore Arts Festival off of shore drive. Looking forward to seeing everyone and having a great time. Thank you all for your amazing support!