Studio Skate: Successful Kickstarter!!

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Friday was an exciting day for me because...my business, Studio Skate, was successfully funded on Kickstarter!! It feels so good to say that :) Last night my friends and I went out to celebrate, and I will be starting first thing on Monday with orders and designs! Thanks for all of your support, even just reading my blog means the world! 

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Although my project wasn't yet fully funded, I had a client who wanted this custom Texas deck finished by an early deadline for a grad present. So, I stained and painted it and had it out the door ASAP! Typically when clients ask for a custom deck they want a painting that fills all of the space on the board, so I really appreciated their simpler take for this design. This deck has a lot of pride and is going to make a great gift! 

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I also shared this deck on Instagram, which was a gift for a friend that I never got around to finishing. Working on it was a good way to wipe off the cobwebs of my painting skills. Yes, I had been watercoloring a lot while living in Copenhagen, but it had been about 9 months since I worked with acrylic paint! 

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And since we all need to take a break every once and a while, I relaxed by going long boarding with my friend Jake. This deck is the first longboard I ever designed...back in high school!

I hope you guys enjoyed this new series on my blog about Studio Skate, which you will see here every Sunday. Enjoy your day! x, Paige