Burning and playing since March 2019.
Got in to Kendama
I was playing this phone game a lot, Wood Block Puzzle. I'd been recently diagnosed with Parkinson's and I just was looking into doing whatever I could do get free dopamine, trying to push these flow states. The game was kinda good for tuning out, and getting a kick, but I thought, if I can find something physical maybe it can help with the Parkinson's. Also I wanted something that maybe my son would dig later on. I remembered seeing kendama years ago - maybe in a yoyo video? I looked them up and there was this incredible range of kendamas from all over the world, all these colours and designs and people just going nuts with them. I hadn't seen anything like that before and knew I wanted to try.
I'm super basic with tricks myself, but my favourite thing to watch is probably balance tricks and any kind of tech tricks. Balance is one of the things I struggle with, and kendama has helped me bring balance back into my life, and chase it, even when it's so elusive for me personally. In the community, I'm most known for my artwork, so if that counts as a trick I guess freestyle burning damas with fast and flowy scribbles is my thing.
Kendama has given me a great deal, and I feel incredibly grateful to everyone who has checked out my work, read my words, or spent any of their time interacting with stuff I've put out there, including you. Thanks so much for reading this.