Inktober 2021

Claire Wee has inspired me to take on #Inktober this year.  I'll be following the illustration suggestions by @FurryLittlePeach .  My approach to this is that I'll be using a Hp Tilt Pen on my touch screen Hp Spectre to create black line illustrations. These illustrations are made available on in a Google Drive file so that others can download use them as colouring in sheets or add their own creative touches, making it a collaborative experience. 

SurfAid #MakeAWave 14 Day Update

SurfAid Make A Wave

I am proud to be an Ambassador for the SurfAid's #MakeAWave challenge. I had set out to be either surfing, kayaking, canoeing or swimming for 30 days in September however I'm based in Melbourne and current COVID restrictions have impacted this. For the first 7 days of the 30 day challenge I was either kayaking, training with waterfilled training equipment, getting creative or doing surf inspired workouts. Over the past week (days 8 - 14) I've been kayaking, taking out an old wave rider, training at home, and I even had a lay day.

So far I've raised $186 towards my goal of raising over $1000 to help SurfAid deliver their programs. When you support my fundraising you give people in remote communities connected to us through surfing a hand up, rather than a handout. 

SurfAid's geographical focus is on the heartlands of surfing where few visitors but surfers go, make their work unique. They specialise in working in very isolated villages where the maternal and child mortality rates are some of the highest in the world.

The running total of my effort so far are: 
  • Kayaking: 8 days 
  • At home training: 4 days 
  • Lay day: 1 day 
  • Artwork: 1 day 

Day 8:
  • 7.92 km total kayaking in a K1
  • 61 minutes

Day 9:
  • Paddling an old wave rider 5.12km 
  • 1 hour 2 minutes 

Day 11 & 12:
  • 45 minutes of weight training at home each day

Day 13:
  • Took a lay day as I had a bit on - will look at doing two paddles in the near future