About a month ago my husband bought me some roller skates that I’d had my eye on. Between discovering Roller Derby through the movie Whip It! back in 2009 and the derby league nearby, skating has been something I’ve always wanted to learn. And it was honestly one of my favorite ways to spend time with my friends/cousins as a kid. I kind of thought derby was the only logical reason for an adult to own roller skates. I was sadly ignorant of the glory of dance skating, roller disco, and just what an all around great form of exercise skating is. And then I stumbled upon one of the Moxi Skate Team videos on youtube.
First of all, those boots are gorgeous. Second, ROLLER SKATES IN SKATE PARKS? Are you freaking kidding me? I knew this was something I had to try.
We got our son roller blades and off we were. It has been SO amazing. We are also super blessed to have a miniramp in our driveway and I’ve been skating a TON with my husband’s sister both in the streets and in the rink. It is such a great way to see the city I live in. It has completely changed the way I am looking around at my surroundings. Mainly “Oooh, that parking lot looks really smooth.” or “Yikes! Watch out for that deathtrap!”
A few nights ago, Brin and I were riding through my street practicing our transitions as the sun went down. I have never enjoyed a summer more than this year. Rolling through the streets under the glow of street lights or pushing ourselves to try new things at the rink has made me so happy.
ANYWAY. That was just a little update on what I’ve been spending my time doing lately, but also an explanation of why I have been drawing NOTHING BUT ROLLER GIRLS lately.
As you can see, I am still drawing mostly the same old characters I have been drawing for nearly ten years. Some are newer and some older, but I’ve been slowly and casually exploring and developing an idea which basically pulls them all into a new world/universe and a new story. I’m just really lazy and recycling old ideas.