Because I love long fights and jet-lag I decided to travel over to Australia for the second time this year! XD
Sydney and Perth this time~ for Supanova!
I had a good few days before the show to explore and sort things out over there. But I managed to completely screw up my body clock when I slept through my alarm (earplugs too successful) and sleep for 16 hours on the second night! Arg! There's 10 hours time difference England to Australia, and it's their winter so it's harder to reset your body lock as there's less sun. I was out there for 3 weeks and I honestly only got on track with sleeping wen it was time to go again! XD Oh well... I still did it!
Many of you saw I put out a call for helpers, and four awesome ladies were chosen to help the cause on the southern hemisphere
Two super girls helped me in Sydney -Amy (ArmadaPaw) and Caitlyn, and below are my loverly helpers for Perth, Ash and Ehryn (Ehryn):
Sporting the mandatory uniform of set-up -Hi-Viz!
It's me! it's not hard to tell I haven't slept and am running on caffeine! XD
Happy to report Woolworths is still alive and well out here!
Oh the flight back I was offered a super cheap upgrade to business class as the flight was overbooked and I'm a frequent flyer! Yes please! ^0^
The staff addressed me by fist name and offered my champagne before we took off! The chair turns into a bed and I was in heaven for 11 hours! It was a night flight so the cabin was dimmed so I don't have any great photos, but I got a three course meal, cocktails, warmed nuts, tea, chocolate, a vanity bag with lots of smelly things in. This is probably the only time I'll experience business class in my life, so I made the most of it! XD I didn't actually watch any movies, just draw and read and enjoyed not being squashed!
I was back where I belonged in Economy for the second 8 hour leg though! XD
After touching down back on English soil, without a day to recover, I hopped on the Eurostar and headed over to Paris, France to exhibit at the 4 day beast that is Japan Expo:
Stall all set up and almost ready to open!
Saw some amazing cosplays while over there! DestinyBlue meets Destiny Island! XD
Lest you think my life is too glamours here's my evening meal after the convention:
You guys are so kind: ;-;
First photo are the kind gifts and drawings given to me in Australia, yes, someone made a rubix cube with my drawings on it! (Thanks Rebekah!)
The in France artists were out in force to make me feel welcome, and I now have over 10(!) new beautiful drawings to put on my wall! Thank you so much everyone! ^0^ I honestly have the most wonderful supporters
(I'm sorry I can't remember everyone's usernames to tag drawings right now, drop me a message if you see your art here and I'll tag you! )
But no rest for the wicked I'm at Hyper Japan Friday to Sunday this week! Ahh, why do I do this to myself? XD
Anyone else going to Hyper Japan? I am, and I have lots of printing to do for it!
Thanks for all your kind comments congratulating me for the Deviousness award! I am so proud and humbled ;-; You can read the article here:
Celebrating Deviousness - July 2015
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
“It's probably a true to say I would not be a professional artist were it not for DeviantArt. When I joined the site 11 years ago I didn't want to be an artist, I just wanted to draw; I never imagined this place would help carve my career in art. But then I never expected a lot of what happened to me to happen. My early works were filled with fantasy, but art grew to be more than just a creative outlet for me, it grew to be an emotional one. As times got darker so did my work, drawing gave me a channel to explore and express my feelings, and through DeviantArt, I could connect, and it's been these personal connections, to thousands of people, of
I'm hoping DeviantArt is a monarchy so the crown makes me some kind of royalty Haha
Peace, Love and Awesomeness,