Friday, January 3, 2014

Pashmina 2 Revisited

I sat on Shatoosh today setting up my log book for 2014 when I noticed my Pashmina Impresa I had drawn in 2011 and had made for both sides of her bow hull. I thought I should reflect on her design and see if my vision had born fruits. This is what I had posted on the November 2011 blog.

I continue to play around with my impresa for Pashmina 2, to fine tune the elements. I sit quietly with a new, clean sheet of paper, close my eyes and open myself  for universal assistance. There needs to be clearer lines and something is missing.

It doesn't take long to capture the missing piece to the design. and to fine tune the images. While I have scanned the image, the colors are not accurate. This can all be fixed in the professional design process when the graphic is made.

Again, the elements are:

1. The waxing crescent moon brings light onto new adventures for us.
2. The orb(circle) holds the focal point of the energy of our journey as we travel through zillions of water droplets in the magical Salish Sea. We are all part of this Circle of Life.
3. Pashmina 2 offers new freedom for me to explore and the eagle represents this.
4. I needed a boat that is tough as nails and won't destruct on rough beaches...and the eagles talons are strong as nails.
5. The rings represent the great cedars and firs that we will encounter.
6. The salmon make their way from the small creeks and rivers to the ocean and return again to create new life. Pashmina 2 will carry me back and forth from sea to rivers and I will always emerge renewed, refreshed, and ready for another adventure.
7. The beautiful sand dollars that grace my favorite Island in the Sound, represent the delicate aquatic forms of life that fascinate us and create an unbelievable underwater ecosystem.

I sit back, knowing the impresa is complete. This design truly supports our exploration of the Salish Sea and know Pashmina 2 will be happy to have this grace her hull.

Pashmina certainly has proven herself to be one tough dinghy. She survived being swept off the swim platform and was tow-able partially filled with water. She has been dragged over many a rocky beach,
towed and rowed over 1200nm from Budd Inlet to Newcastle Island, British Columbia. She even survived her first ride with an outboard attached to her stern. When I bought her, I thought she was the ugliest dinghy ever made. I remember patting her bow, as I drove her from Idaho to her new home in Puget Sound, saying to her, "love will grow, love will grow".  I wasn't certain, but now in 2014, I can honestly say, I love you, Pashmina and thank you for being a great and faithful dinghy. You have lived up to your impresa and exceeded all expectations. Together we will explore more waters in 2014.