I just got my shipment from Skate Warehouse and wanted to share some cool stuff from the order. I ordered a Thrasher hoodie and some Shoe Goo, but I thought it was awesome that Skate Warehouse threw in some really nice stickers with the order. By the way, Shoe Goo is a repair glue for shoes that I've been wanted to try for a while since my skate shoes don't last that long. Everything was very well packed which is always good also. I'll be ordering all my decks and gear from them from now on.
I'm so happy that the weather's taking the turn towards spring. This winter was brutal for me emotionally and now I'm so happy. The main reason is that I love being outside because my favorite activities (including painting) are done outside.
The main reason I'm happy now is that I can ride my motorcycle (and go skating). I brought my bike out today and I needed to inflate my tires. So I'm including this very positive review of a new air compressor that I got from P.I. Auto Store on Amazon. If you're looking for a great tire inflator for your bikes, motorcycles, cars and anything else that requires inflation then pick up this compressor. A huge perk is that it has an auto shut-off when it reaches the desired PSI (it also has other metrics for measurement if you needed). For a little extra, you can buy an adapter to attach so you can use any regular outlet instead of a cigarette lighter end. After I got the delivery, I also got a super nice note from P.I. Auto Store to make sure that the package arrived and that it works well (which it does).
Another quick tip, courtesy of my friend Richy, is to inflate your tires when they're cold (as in before you ride or drive). Enjoy the weather everyone and have some fun!
I went skating today and had an amazing life epiphany that can apply to everything, including art. I was ollying curbs and I realized that the outcome of the olly depends on my mindset before I even attempt the trick. A big part of skateboarding is fear and if you don't have your mind 100% resolute before you attempt the trick, then you will bail.
The same is true of all art, you must know exactly what you are going to do before you even begin an art piece. This doesn't mean that you won't fail, but it will allow you to have more power over the outcome.
Of course, skateboarding has real dangers, but failing in art has no lasting effects whatsoever. You must make bad art and you must fall in skateboarding to learn. Skating is such an amazing activity and I'm constantly learning new things everyday. Can't wait for Spring to start riding my motorcycle again also.