Design Projects, Skate Expedition, Surfer Blood

Demon Dance

Surfer Blood

Heya folks!

I thought I would jump on here real quick and give a small update — but even my small updates usually turn into large ones, so we’ll see how this goes.

I finally picked the perfect theme for this blog! It’s super wide, so it’s easy to read AND I finally got my twitter feed and my instagram plugged in, so all my social media outlets are now whole.  Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

So lately I have been working on a few projects for some friends of mine.  The first was a gig poster for an upcoming show.  The show is on July 5th, and my buddie Jake asked me like a month and a bit ago if I would like to work on it.  Obviously I jumped at the opportunity to work on something and to help a friend out… the only problem was I was in super lazy summer mode, and didn’t start working on it until pretty recently.  My brain basically became goo after school finished.  I felt super bad about neglecting the poster, and I was stressed about it for weeks.  Not to mention all my ideas sucked out loud.  My friend Nigel was helping me work on it for a while, but I dunno it was moving slowly, and again… goo brain.

So the poster was finished a couple days ago, and it didn’t turn out as bad as it had thought it would.  Every time I look at it it gets a little more tollerable.  It just has this childish and newbie designer look to it, but it’s flaw is also it’s strength.  I’ll post it on here a little later.  In the past day or so though I have been working on this t-shirt design for the same dudes, and I am so hyped for it.  It is basically done, save a few minor tweaks, and I think they are going to love the final product.  When I get super stoked about something I can work on it for hours and hours and it doesn’t feel like any time is passing.  I think it’s one of my favourite designs yet.  I’ll post that one on here as soon as it’s completed as well.

In other news, today — after I finished a huge portion of the t-shirt design — I went for an extremely long skate!  It seems I do all my writing after a good skate.  I think it’s because I get the most ‘inspired’.  I started out for a coffee — how all great adventures start — and then I just keep skating to see how far I could get.  I skated for a good four hours.

Those instagram pictures and tweets to your right are from that adventure! I recommend checking them out for a more in-depth documentation of the excursion!  Also follow my twitter and instagram for more random shizz… mostly my twitter though, because I am too much a wuss to post plentiful photos.

I skated all the way to the next city and around the border of my town all the way down to our waterfront and I ended up at Burlington‘s newly completed pier thingy… I just realized I spelt ‘pier’ wrong on my instagram post, haha.  DAMN.  Needless-to-say I am completely beat.  My legs aren’t functioning and I have to work at 8:00 am tomorrow.  I had fun, so it was worth it.

That little adventure has inspired me to want to skate further! I used to read this blog called Long Treks on Skate Decks, and these guys longboarded the entire west coast of South America! It was insane! They had crazy good video and it looked like a great adventure.  I want to do something similar.  I was thinking maybe I would make a skateboard design, grab a buddie, order some custom boards and make a long cross city skate expedition! It would across multiple cities, probably in the Niagara direction… I was thinking maybe along the Bruce Trail.  Anyway, I think about the details later.  I just thought it would be a fun thing to aim towards; a goal, if you will.

Um, oh yeah! I have a Band Recommendation for ya! They are called Surfer Blood and their new record is dynamite!! I freakin’ loved their first record titled Astrocoast, and Pythons may be even better.  There are a ton of great records that have just been released and are about to be released — examples being, Smith Westerns, City and Colour, Suuns, The Strokes, so maybe I’ll do a little album roundup to cover all the musical bases.

I had lots more to talk about (like rock climbing, a possible blogging job!! up-coming events and more) but this post was, as usual, far too long, so I’ll end it here!



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