Daily Doodle #18: Surf Dream Asana c. 1980s

Watercolor, marker and silver sharpie on watercolor paper. 7 1/2" x 5". 11/22/2013. Win it here.

The doodler was home sick today. sigh.

Surfing is my standard fantasy about being at the peak of health. Odd, since I've never been surfing, or maybe sensible since it makes a better fantasy this way; my arms are never tired, my skin is never sun burnt, my eyes are never itchy from salt water.

I have been body boarding and LOVED it, and ever since watching Blue Crush in the cold gray Bainbridge Island winter of 2004, I've fantasized about learning to surf. I want to know what it's like to be inside a wave. I currently have SURF CAMP penciled into my calendar for January 2015.  So, surf doodles after that, will be much better informed, full of the uncomfortable details of personal experience.

Our surfer is doing a yoga warrior one posture on the surfboard, which is the first yoga posture I ever learned. It was from a video at my Grandma's when I was about 10 years old, and it's still my favorite yoga asana.

Another influence on this doodle was reading "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline today in bed, a fabulous young adult novel taking place in a virtual reality of the future based on 1980's pop culture. So, I doodled "Surf Dream Asana" in a 1980s style. I think it fits the "Surf fantasy theme" because the '80s were so full of fairy tale endings (clearly, I was an '80s kid, not an '80s adult).

And now back to my book and my bed :)


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