The new paddle.
I knew that I needed to do something to my paddle to make it easier to spot and identify. But what? My sister helped me come up with a brilliant idea: make a sticker.
I bought some permanent waterproof vinyl and transfer tape, and I was ready to go.
I knew I wanted a design with a Polynesian-vibe. Something that had to do with paddling or the island. I began sketching ideas and found that I kept coming back to two elements: the sun and taro leaves. My design represents both.
After I had my design, I cut it out of vinyl.
This was my first time using vinyl!
A little transfer tape, some delicate placement, and a lot of rubbing later... I have a 'new' new paddle!