Friday, April 11, 2008

Surf Fridays!

surf contest

big wave surfer

Last weekend I got a call from Janet at Habilitat, a successful drug addiction treatment facility in Oahu, HI. For the past 8 years, Habilitat has had a Luau and Art Auction to raise money for their good cause. Jay has been donating prints to the event for the past 3 years.

He was on the phone with Janet recently when she told him they needed more art. Jay told her he bet his wife would love to help out. I got so excited when I spoke to her, because I have never had the opportunity to donate my art. Plus when the conversation ended, I got to say "Aloha" and hear it back with smiles in our voices. I chose these two monotypes related to surfing and shipped them very carefully to Oahu earlier this week.

That brings me to a quote from Rabbit Kekai, a legendary surfer from Oahu. He is surfing in his mid 80's and hopes to do it until he's 100.

Rabbit contends that the ocean is the key to eternal youth. "The water is so good," he says thoughtfully. "It keeps me young while my friends are so old. I tell them to get in the water. It calms you - no stress - and brings you back to earth."

Beautiful isn't it? The ocean brings you back to earth.

A quick note for your movie list - if you want to feel good, I highly recommend the documentary, Surfing for Life. You will just love it, no matter if you surf or not! Have a wonderful weekend and with a smile in my voice, Aloha!


Ana said...

How exciting to know that your art is supporting such an important cause. Brava!

Clare said...

Reading this made my day. Ana sums it up perfectly. Brava!

Andrea said...

Gee Jamie...I have a huge smile on my face after reading this blog - I'm so proud of you!

Jessica said...

Okay, I guess this was more important than meeting at Starbucks! LOL! Of course, duh. Beautiful prints, I heart the blues and greens. Yummy.

A Fanciful Twist said...

Oh Wonderful & beautiful!!

I really need to go find bits of myself at the ocean.... ;)