Sunday, July 18, 2021
Friday, October 9, 2020
Here is a little back story to this event. Jane and Beth collected my Flyaway helmet and trophy. They have come out and personally interviewed us for more background on women in skateboarding, our herstory and what the items we donated meant to us and when and how were they used or won. Won in my case was because I gave them one of my first place trophies from the Berkeley Skate Contest years ago.
Back story on the black flyaway helmet. That was Rebecca Botelho she did the custom pin striping. I was going to have her do one for me and instead we did a helmet trade and I gave her a new flyaway helmet and she gave me the black one. She still skates and is awesome. We skated together a few years ago when my husband had a cyclocross race down in Los Osos area. She is helping get a skatepark built in Cambria. www.skatecambria.com
I was super honored to be apart of this virtual opening yesterday. I put together my video and self-interview. I was going to hand it off to Daniel Carettoni of Santa Cruz Aerials so he could smooth it out. I didn't have a ton of time so I didn't redo my interview areas. When you get behind the camera or iPhone you don't always say exactly what you planned to say. I wanted to redo some of the slow bumpy talking.
1:13 Shows are skate pieces at the show
45:19 Cindy Whitehead
https://youtu.be/GVYesfMeMOc?t=2723 I am right after you. I am sending this to my friend Frances and thought I would share the links of where we want to watch from.
47:35 My section
At the end of my video I put photo and video credits. Thank you to my friends that have been kind enough to take a photo or shoot with my camera when I ask them. If not for my dad who took most of my photos my story would not have been documented.
Michael Smiley Goldman
Brad T. Miller
sorry if I missed anyone
Day 9 of no sugar, no grains, no dairy, no alcohol no fun. I am doing it until October 22. 21 days to exact.
The history of girlhood is not what people think; it is complicated. Young women are often told that girls are “made of sugar and spice and everything nice.” What we learn from the past is that girls are made of stronger stuff. They changed history. From Helen Keller to Naomi Wadler, girls have spoken up, challenged expectations, and been on the front lines of social change. Although definitions of girlhood have changed, what it means to grow up female in the United States has always been part of the American conversation. More details at girlhoodlive.com
I got a little love Smithsonian spotlight
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Santa Cruz reissues super clean one signed by Jim Phillips Keith Meek and Jeff Kendall. Sold Roskopp's as a set.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Thursday, May 14, 2020
I am happy to see my mask design shared and available. I have put tons of weekend and early morning hours into making a mask template. I stared as making masks for my family and a few of the templates I found and made didn't fit well. I over designed and made a more complicated one with pleats and straps. David at LifeAid the project manager told me I had to make it one page and simple. That was harder than I imagined but in the end I am super stoked on the final Mask Template download available for Free on a LIFEAID Beverage Page Erik Designed.
Cindy Whitehead my BFF was kind enough to share it on her amazing Girl is not a 4 letter word site.
One of the best messages I got yesterday was this one from Stacy. I hope to go to San Mateo and shop at her family business Takahashi Market soon. One of the things Japanese Americans have in common is having parents interned in Japanese Internment Camps. I'm a product of Poston 1 and 2. As our parents age it's a topic and a little history we learn each time we communicate and share stories. Family history note. Beyond Barbed Wire Movie produced by my Uncle Yukio Sumida 442nd member and Purple Heart recipient.
Saturday, May 2, 2020
A few steps later I run into dog poop in a blue bag and other trash. The toilets are closed and people have been pooping along the trail and leaving toilet paper. If you can bring TP you can bag it and toss it. The trail has a trash bag at the end for recycle and trash.
Play in your own backyard. Workout stay 6 ft apart. Please drive slow in neighborhoods. Truck loads of mountain bikers riding up the downhill trails lost and asking for directions is not cool. People walking into backyards is not cool either.
Don't be a DICK!
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Morro Bay Skateboard Classic 2019
This is a 1-day slalom event in downtown Morro Bay during Harbor Festival. Head-to-Head racing on Morro Bay Boulevard. Giant Slalom in the morning. Slalom in the afternoon. 2-run qualifying, double-eliminations. Trophies to 3rd place.
Gary Fluitt put this video together and he also put on this race. Did I think I'd be slalom racing in 2019? Nope. It is super fun and as long as my friend Jamie Hart is riding in his 60's I'll keep riding. We both rode for Santa Cruz Skateboards in the 70's. We have the nervous jitters the night before and in the morning when we meet for breakfast before the race. Is the hill too fast is the pavement slippery and rough. Which wheels should we use.
Thank you for everyone that helped put on the event.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Bottom line is people need to exercise, cut out the shit food (sugar), sleep more and get outside.
I'm doing contract work for CrossFit HQ which I love. I will always be a CrossFitter. It has changed my life for the better. I have an awesome gig with Ariat my first love before Skateboarding was horses. I have a very cool side signage project in the works. It's been going on longer than I'd hoped but in the end it will be iconic like the Santa Cruz Wave Skatepark art which turns 12 this month. I've kept my Maximum Impact Design business running since 1987 and have gone in-house as creative director, art director I love design and working with companies that I care about. I have continued to evolve and create and will never stop. I have my side hustle Badass Skatemom. Thank you to all the CrossFitters for the support. Big thank you to Dave Re for hiring me.
Photo by Ian Webb
Some of the designs I created are available at the CrossFit Stuff Store. A small sampling of the work I have done and continue to do.
Design and laid out the graphics for the new gym and never got to workout as an employee there though I have been back to do work outs. It would have fun to enjoy the wall before getting the official boot.