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For the last few days I've been looked after in hospital; they've been caring for me in a psychiatric unit, after I had a bad (and quite scary) mental health episode.

I'm feeling a bit better now. They let me out on Christmas morning, and I spent the rest of the day with my family :)

I hope this explains why I haven't replied to all your kind messages. Phones and laptops were not allowed on the ward. I'll try to tackle important messages in the next few days, though I realise I'll have to take things slowly and look after myself. I just wanted to keep you guys informed, even though there's no definite answers yet. When I'm feeling better I'll speak more about everything.

Wishing you all a happy and mentally healthy holiday time :heart:

Peace, Love, and Recovery,
~Blue xx

Thanks for all your supportive messages :heart:

I know it can sounds really scary and horrible that I was hospitalised. However I do consider it a positive thing. It meant I could get help in a place that could properly look after me. Trained professionals were on hand to help and make sure things couldn't escalate. Of course a psychiatric ward is not a place anyone wants to be, but it is the best place for someone who needs immediate and supervised help. I am very grateful to the doctors and nurses there.

At the moment I am technically 'on leave' from the ward. So I'm not officially discharged. I go back on New Years Eve and will be assessed again, and we'll see where things go from there. I'll keep you updated :)
Super excited to announce...

I'm teaming up with autodesk-sketchbook to set you a challenge! :D

Each month :iconautodesk-sketchbook: with Deviantart DeviantArt host a Challenge where they ask a 'professional artist' to set a Challenge for everyone to draw!

~~This month I'm the Challenge setter! What an honour! ^-^

Sketchbook by DestinyBlue

So I challenge you to paint:

- Colour as Emotion -
I challenge you to paint a scene where an emotion is depicted through colour.

Colours and emotions are natural allies: that burning red of anger, the radiant gold of tenderness, the hazy sepia of nostalgia. Get creative with combinations, you may depict any emotion you choose, using as many or as few colours as you like, in whatever scenario your imagination devises!
Make clear the emotion you want to portray - I want you to make me feel it!

Super excited to let you know that Wacom are on board to give the first place winner a Wacom Intuos Pro small (this is the exact tablet I use, only I have the medium ;))
And even if you don't think you'll make first place, it's okay, as three prize packs will be given out randomly to participants throughout the month as well! :heart:

Of course I will be personally looking at every entry :heart: I absolutely can't wait to see what you guys come up with! I already have a feeling this will be tricky to judge XD

~~Both desktop and mobile device users are able to enter the Challenge! :heart:
 Trust by DestinyBlue I painted 'Trust' in Sketchbook Pro 7 on my laptop. It was fun and challenging to go outside my comfort zone and work in a new program.
You can download the program for free here and at the moment, they are offering 15 days of using all the pro tools for free as well! :D

So yeah, I draw colouful emotions all day - now I would really love to see how you tackle the challenge! :heart:

How to enter:

  • STEP 3 - The Challenge is open until January 18th. I will select a first place winner, and also choose a few pieces which really stood out to me and describe why. They will all be featured over on autodesk-sketchbook!

Good luck everyone! Cheer Sephy for NoBuddy-Else 

Make sure to read the Sketchbooks journal about it if you are interested: DestinyBlue Challenge: Color As Emotion

Peace, Love and Participation,
Blue xx
Happy to announce my print shop is open for the holiday season! Yay!

Visit my store on Storenvy

Very happy to announce I am offering a new size - my largest ever - A2!  Which are made for framing, with a 1.5cm white boarder. Ooh fancy :heart:
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Extremely to happy to announce Free Shipping on all orders until Christmas, to anywhere in the world! :D

Thanks for being patient friends, you can now get your print fix5 seconds hug 
Yeah! Go forth and get prints! :heart:

Oh, and you can 'Buy Blue a Tea' which is essentially a donation, as people were asking, heh ^-^

Peace, Love and Ink,
Blue xx
You might have seen by now, but DeviantArt and Sketchbook have teamed up to create Sketch This

It's designed to get you drawing and sketching every day, prompting you with ideas, themes or timed challenges, so you can stay inspired and sketch all the time :D
Sketch This is integrated into the (free) SketchBook drawing program on tablet and mobile devices. So perfect for sketching on the move baby you can drive my car 
I love the idea, as often it can be tricky to get daily sketching into you routine, and motivate yourself to do something different every day :D
As such I was very happy to jump on board and contribute my art to a daily sketch prompt!

-Sketch Your Most Recent Dream-

Grow Again by DestinyBlue
The task is to sketch your most recent dram, with my 'Grow Again' painting as the artistic prompt

It's not a competition, and there is no right or wrong way to do it - It's just a prompt to get your artistic juices flowing! :heart:
There are other challenges as well, with loads of contributions from amazing DeviantArtists 
HalHefnerART DanLuVisiArt JJcanvas griffsnuff SenshiStock Picolo-kun berniewalsh mudimba

I've loved looking at all the different sketches that my prompt has inspired!
Here are some of my favorites from the beautiful works submitted so far:
dream sketch by alyssinelysiumLast goodbye by SnapeEscapeDrowning by nebulilacBlue,blue,blue! by Everlasting-FlowerdReam by daeliriumSketch this (Sketch your most recent dream) by Hedgielouvrethe agony of dreams by Mary-QAmnesia, world of the forgotten  by CIELLIA

The prompt is still up, so feel free to get sketching and submitting! :heart:

At the moment Sketch This is tablet and mobile based, rather than PC, but I really hope it comes to PC soon! :) You can learn more about the app here:
Introducing Sketch This: Daily Drawing ChallengesDeviantArt is excited to announce Sketch This – daily drawing challenges encouraging artists of all skill levels to explore new techniques, emotions, and subjects with their art, while having fun interacting with the DeviantArt and SketchBook communities. Sketch This is directly integrated inside Autodesk® SketchBook® mobile app for iOS and Android.

Available now!

DeviantArt is excited to announce Sketch This – daily drawing challenges encouraging artists of all skill levels to explore new techniques, emotions, and subjects with their art, while having fun interacting with the Devian

So what was your most recent dream then? XD

My dream last night involved me being a school teacher to a bunch of rowdy kids going on a field trip to see dinosaurs - as you can imagine, it didn't go well. There was lots of screaming and running and hiding by the end of it. But at least the most annoying child got eaten :D

So as for real life. I will do a MCM London Comic Con report to update you all on my last last show of the year. It went great. I just. I just, kind of, blipped after it all.
My mental health took a crash. I think working so hard for so long took a lot out of me, and while I love and am so grateful to be able to do what I do, it can be stressful with long hours, and I'm very aware there's no sick pay XD. Having another 'bad blip' is a stark remind that even though I have come so far there's still an uphill battle to fight. So I'm making sure to look after myself and not overstretch :)
But I am really enjoying drawing again. And I'll have some new work out soon, as well as some super exciting things come December. Thanks for sticking around :heart: :heart:

Peace, Love and Drawing Daily,
Blue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I went to the USA and made it back without getting shot, so I can call that a success! ;)

Also made it back about a stone heavier after all the yummy food on offer! XD (After the Maple Syrup in Canada, chocolate and waffles in Belgium and well -all the food- in NYC I am happy but much rounder after this month ;))

So the low down on what I got up to:

I stayed with friends in a (suspiciously) cheap apartment, where this was a ridiculously huge creepy cellar where we found our own mummified rat (Barry the Basement Keeper)
It was the kind of place you could imagine being broken into, so I hid my passport, so well in fact, that I almost didn't find it when it came to leave :D

The good news was that we didn't't have to spend long there as mostly it was on with the show!

My office for the weekend was the stunning Javits Centre, which, at night, looks like some kind of interdimensional Rubick's cube...
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The queue to get in for NYCC was insane, and this shot shows just a small section of the mass... XD (as an exhibitor you can just nip in with your badge, it feels cool, but people give you evils ;))
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So I got set-up, just one little table for me this time! I usually have a nice big booth; but the Artists Alley in New York Comic Con is quite different from others. It's curated, so you get selected to exhibit there by industry professionals. They have 5 people apply for every 1 table, so it's prestigious to get it - I still can't believe they said yes to me! XD So I was very happy to have just one table for the weekend :)
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Yep. That's me... *hides under her blue hair*

I got me some glossy business cards, which went down a treat (Doesn't anything which people can take for free? ;))
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Met some beautiful people at the show, I love the energy that Americans throw at things, being British, we can often be little more reserved especially when it comes to showing emotion, so the unabashed openness of people was enjoyable and refreshing :)

Thanks for all the awesomeness this weekend ^-^ I got some pretty fan art and saw possible the coolest phone case ever! XD

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But I have to apologise that I literally cannot bring enough prints for all you guys... Seems to just be the ways with overseas conventions. I even had a box shipped out as I was over the weight limit of my suitcase. -But I still sold out of so much stuff! XD  Thanks for the support! :heart:

As a Londoner it was interesting comparing our subway systems. The New York one is 'cooler' but much less easy to work your way around! XD (might have got on the wrong train a few times XD)

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After the show I had a few days exploring! The weather was glorious, sunny, but with that slight Autumn bite.

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I probably messed around with this shot too much, but I like it :)
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I managed to not get any photos of central Park despite spending a whole day there. It was the Monday after the show and I was so tired I had done well to get out of bed at all ;)

On the last day I traversed the Highline, and enjoyed the incongruity of being within trees and grasses but surrounded by skyscrapers. Watched the sun set behind towerblocks as an end came to my North American adventure...

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Then another plane, a bit of sketching, and home :heart:

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All in all it was a beautiful show filled with friendship and fun. Thank you to everyone who made it special :heart:

Home safe and sound now. Ready for my hometown show of London MCM this coming weekend! 
I will certainly have enough prints for that, as I can travel in by car XD

Here's how to find me:
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Just a few booth down form last time, kind of tucked away, so I hope you can find me there! :heart: 

23rd-25th October - there are still tickets available! So grab one now if you want to come along and say hello ^-^
Who'll be there?! :D

I know you guys probably want to see art rather than journals about how I cant art because I'm busy XD
But this is the working life of a professional artist, which for me, doesn't involve getting a lot of time to draw at the moment ^0^
Thanks you all so much for sticking around through the ups and thew downs, the art and the work. Hope you enjoy me sharing my adventures through journals as well as my stories through my art :heart:

Look after yourselves! :heart:

Peace, Love and Prosperity
Blue x
Someone at the Belgium show said my professional title should be an 'Art Rockstar' which I thought was hilarious but not particularly true, but they insisted my paintings are the songs, and the conventions are the gigs ;) Hehe, okay, I'll try it on for size! 'Art Rockstar' it sounds cooler than 'not sure if professional artist or just drawer who likes to travel'

~So I'll update you on my current tour :D

This time I was in Belgium for the convention FACTS. After set-up (and trying to get the organisers to remove a big power outlet thing from my booth because I didn't need power, which took two hours and a lot of waving my arms around) I was really looking forward to the show, which is literally one of the most friendly. I think it helps with the Belgians having a similar sense of humor to the English - well they laugh at my jokes anyway! ;)

It turned out to be a crazy busy weekend! I sold out of a lot of stuff on Saturday - sorry to the people who came on Sunday wanting prints - I'll bring more next year! (Pretty sure rockstars can't sell out of songs, though? XD) 
The stall was only two people deep at this time so I managed to nip out and get this shot:
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and here's the view from my side! (so many smiles, see why I love it here?)
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Some super things happened - The awesome Naomi cosplayed as my TOXIC painting, and looked great doing it!
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I got to meet Elien, who has a tattoo which was inspired by my art :heart: (what an honour)
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Thanks to everyone who supported me during the show, including my helper Lisa. I'm looking forward to next year already :) (where I will bring enough prints for everyone, I promise)

The day after the convention I decided to have a day exploring Brussels (Having done Ghent and Brugge last year, both of which I thoroughly recommend)

My hotel was pretty fancy! (It looks rockstar enough, but you can't see that everything was covered in dust XD)
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Being a fan of Art Nouveau, Brussels was an absolute treasure chest! This is one of the beautiful little cafes I found :heart:
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...and of course the chocolate! This display from Neuhaus, a haute couture chocolatier, looked as beautiful as it did tasty. Unfortunately, I didn't get to try it; as while I would have loved to, the price tag was just for the true rockstars ;)

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On the Eurostar back, I did a sketch inspired by the Art Nouveau and my first Pumpkin Spiced Latte XD (It's so hard to draw neat on a moving train XD)
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So, and no sooner than I get home I have to jump on a plane again. (very rockstar ;))
Well to be honest, I wish this lifestyle game me more time to 'art' and less time to 'rockstar' XD

So I'm taking a plane to New York for New York Comic Con. Can't wait! :D

I'll be in the Artists Alley, table H13:

Nyccmao by DestinyBlue

H13. Haunted 13 :D Unlucky for some, lucky for me, since Halloweens round the corner we're gonna roll with it ;)

So Excited!

I will be at London MCM as well, I'll update you on my position after NY :D -After those shows I will have more time to 'art'! -Yhes! 

So I like how 'art rockstar' sounds but I don't think I'll update my CV with it (bring self employed I don't have a CV XD) and I would certainly like to get more of the 'art' thing done, and less of the 'rockstar' :)

Welcome to Autumn everyone, hope it's treating you well. Anything exciting happening in your life right now? :D I've updated you, now you have to update me ^-^
In the interest of keeping you peeps (all 100,000 of you now ;)) updated with whats going on, here's the low down on my latest adventure, and a peek into what's happening next :D

I just got back to England from a show over in Oh Canada! :D :D :D :D

My Booth at FanExpo Toronto; it's kind of like DeviantArt in real life... but with a less neutral background colour ;)

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Storm troopers ain't got time for stairs!
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The wonderful Caitlyn (and her family :heart:) helped me out over the weekend! (no surprises I'm the one on the left ;))
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I got to meet oceantann again, who is just a ball of adorableness :huggle:
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There are lots of windey highway roads in Canada -Here is one tangle of them:
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View(s) from my hotel. Toronto city, like most city's, is an insomniac, here it is trying, and failing, to sleep... 
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So I had a nice hotel during my stay in Toronto. One night when I came back after the convention I saw this round white plastic thing was attached to the wall which was quite loose, so I pulled it out to see what it was, to find it was some kind of small metal contraption with a pipe leading into the wall, the label on the device said 'HIDDEN SPKR' for a second my breath caught in my throat 'What! A hidden speaker in the room! What the hell kind of hotel is this?! :O:O' So after a bit of deep breathing and a closer inspection I realise 'SPRK' means sprinklerand I can go about my evening knowing I'm not being listened to and am well protected from fire ;)

On the plane home I was treated to the most beautiful under-set, which is a sunset when you see it from above and the clouds are lit from underneath XD Photos ever do these things justice!
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Sketching on the plane home:
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Some of these photos I've stolen from my own instagram (if that's even a thing XD) So if you want to keep up to date with me while my adventures happen, you can follow me over there, my account names DestinyBlue ;)

I had a great trip, thanks for your support out there! :heart:

and homigosh

Can I just say...


Haha, wow, I don't think I've ever had more inquiries about a show ever! I am very happy to let you all know I will be there! I can't wait :D

Find me at Booth 5056 :heart: Right in the middle of the main hall, rather than the artists section :D

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I can't wait! :excited: You guys are always so welcoming. And when a place is known for it's excellent waffles, chocolate and beer, I know I've found a second home ;)


While I personally can't make it to MCM Glasgow (as I'll be in Belgium ;)) I've figured out a way to get my art there! There will be a stall selling my work, which my partner is very kindly running! So many people got in touch to say they would like to get prints, so I worked out a way to do that for you all ^-^ :heart: Wish I could be there, but it's frustrating when events clash...

He'll be in the Comic Village A1! Please feel free to go and say hello to him and keep his spirits up ;) Let me know if you find the stall! ^0^

Have a great week everyone :heart:

Peace, Love and Sprinklers,
Blue x
*Drumroll* our friends and randomly chosen winners are~~~

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DestinyBlue's Friendship Giveaway for CiarunSo, first of all i wanna congratulate :icondestinyblue: for her 100k watchers! yay!
100K Watchers - Friendship Giveaway! (+print sale)
The person i chose is my best friend :iconCiarun:
(I'll warn ya i don't know how to type nice things, so plz don't mind if this sounds weird)
We've been friends for about 7-8 years and i'm writing this to tell her how much of a good friend she is. How we met? It was in the 1st grade and the thing that brought us together was our overflowing imagination (also known as paper-dragon making X3). Since then she was my #1 wingman, a shoulder i could cry on (or just poke when i'm bored) and a person i could trust my deepest secrets to. She's creative, awesome, and everything I'd ever want from a friend! She's the only one who understands me and doesn't mind my crazy personality. I guess Ciarun is the kind of person who could tell inside-jokes only you

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DestinyBlue's Friendship Giveaway For Rey-ReyThis is for UniversalAwesomeness. Rey is a great friend because she was always there with me no matter on the internet or irl.  Me and her have so much in common that is is like we were meant for eachother.She gives me advice I give her some ,too. Even though now we are very far apart and I mean VERY, (I live is the U.S. and she now lives in Indonesia.) We still talk and have fun together. She is always making me art and making me smile. We also go some hard things together. I love her very much and her kittys ,too and I hope that I can see her face to face again sometime soon.

Rey said she loves this picture. I can tell why. It is beautiful and meaningful. And I can tell you all about how much of a night owl UniversalAwesomeness is. So it is probably relatable to her.

It was a hard choice between this and O V E R T H IN K I N G but this picture feels stronger to me. I sometimes feel bulletproof myself. Thi

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DestinyBlue's Friendship Giveaway for NilsDear Nils 
You know, you are a very special friend to me. You are not like my girls (Die Clique Heart ) and not someone you meet everyday. It's still funny how we could have met so much sooner if fate wouldn't be so cruel to us xD 
You annoy me sooo much sometimes! When it comes to RONJA (!! xDD) and because you are so fucking friendly that I sometimes want to vomit (lol xD) !
But I can't really be mad at you. Maybe because you are so friendly and such a loving person! How can someone possibly be mad at you for a long time?! xD
You are my drawing friend, and that's something really important for me! I love your art and how you feel like you are so bad at this, and I love your support whenever I ask you for your opinion.
You are the reason why we have so much fun at conventions! And the reason why I cosplay and meet other people with the same interests even though I hate people! xD
We aren't friends for such a long time and

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Congratulations to these three participants and their friends! :heart:

I enjoyed reading so much what you wrote about your friends, some entries really touched me and I would like to include two extra friendship pairs as winners of the giveaway:
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DestinyBlue's Friendship Giveaway for OkamiShiriplease, if you would, go check out DestinyBlue! She's an amazing artist and deserves all the love she can get!
this journal is in reference to DestinyBlue's friendship giveaway~ 
she talks more about it in the link below, if you're interested!

OkamiShiri and I have been friends for years. Like, holy shit man. Wow. And I'll be honest, I'm a bad person because for a while I did differentiate between 'irl' friends and 'internet' friends. But, I'm dumb and wrong obviously, because you're an amazing friend. You're always there when I need someone to talk to, (excluding the fact of Time Zones bc Time Zones can gtfo) you never fail to make me laugh, you freakin' gave me one of your Tokos, and you've done a bunch of other super awesome things for me that I can't remember off the top of my head. But know I appreciate and value eVERY SINGLE ONE YOU MUTANT TREE :heart: :heart: 
Seriously th

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DestinyBlue's Friendship Giveaway for Riley    Heh, well, this isn't going as smoothly as initially expected, but whatever! I wish I could've put your dA username up instead of your first name, but I guess it's more sincere, I suppose! 
    Paintingthemoons, you're one of the best friends I've ever had- and while I have plenty of friends online and in real life, you've stuck with me the longest, you've dealt with me the longest, and you're one of the most tolerant persons I've ever met. You're the person who's dealt with me, my wild inconsistencies, my strange, ever-changing personality, and every ridiculous thing I've thrown at you for nearly a decade. That's insane! 
I don't know anyone who's like you- you're unique, driven, pure, and well-rounded, with an aura and ideal about life that is optimistic, open, and kind. I'm not exactly the stoniest of people, nor the most reliable at times, and I'm certainly a handful. And you, ever since I've grown to be the way I am, have

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Reading the descriptions, as well as the replies from the friends was really heartwarming, and I could see it meant so much to their friends :D

Thanks everyone who participated! Wish I could have more winners, but you are all winners if you have at least one good friend :huggle: I know you've brightened my day, and I hope you brightened your friends day too ;)


In other news:
My Print Shop will close at the end of today for a few months! Please get your orders in before then
Thanks for all the orders so far, I'll be a busy bee on Monday printing and packaging everything XD

To celebrate 100,000 watchers, you can still use the code 'HOWMANYOFYOU' to get 30% off anything in the store right now! :heart:

Peace, Love and Appreciation,
Blue x
100,000. wow. That's a big number, and I know it can be easy to look at the statistics and just see numbers, but each number is a real person, who chose to click watch because they enjoyed my art. It makes me really warm inside, but it got me thinking of what I really value in you guys, it's not the number, it's the person, the interaction, I love to hear your stories, know what connections you feel with my art, get feedback on how you think I could do better, or what you enjoyed in a new piece. The total number is irrelevant if I never get to know any of you. I honestly feel many of you are friends rather than 'watchers' I wish I could give back to each of your what you've given to me, I know that's not possible, but it got me thinking that I could promoto a bit of appreciation between friends round these parts :heart: So I offer:

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Friendship Giveaway! Win prints for you and your friend!

Arrow Bullet (Blue) - F2U!  Create a journal called "DestinyBlue's Friendship Giveaway for [chosen friend]" Arrow Bullet Left (Blue) - F2U! 
Arrow Bullet (Blue) - F2U!  Choose a friend who means a lot to you  (tag them if they are on DA) Arrow Bullet Left (Blue) - F2U! 
Arrow Bullet (Blue) - F2U! Write a paragraph about why they are a good friend, and what their friendship means to you Arrow Bullet Left (Blue) - F2U! 
Arrow Bullet (Blue) - F2U! Choose one painting from my gallery your friend would enjoy as a print and explain why Arrow Bullet Left (Blue) - F2U! 
Arrow Bullet (Blue) - F2U! Choose one painting from my gallery you would like as a print and explain why Arrow Bullet Left (Blue) - F2U! 
Arrow Bullet (Blue) - F2U! Include a link to this journal in your journal Arrow Bullet Left (Blue) - F2U! 
Arrow Bullet (Blue) - F2U! Comment on this journal linking to your journal (this is your official entry ticket) Arrow Bullet Left (Blue) - F2U! 
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Winners will receive their chosen paintings as prints (One for your and one for your friend, posted to each of you) as well as one months core membership for you and them if they are on DA! Remember to show they the journal if they are not on DA, this is all about showing them your appreciation :heart:
You have 24 hours from the posting of this journal to get your entry in! So go! :D
There will be 3 sets of friends chosen at random- so 6 winners! :heart:
You're welcome to talk with the friend before posting the journal, just follow the rules above ^-^ Hope this spreads some love around! ^0^

I'm also happy to share...

I'm opining my print shop! I haven't been able to open shop at all this year really! (sorry) I;ve just been so busy, and as I do all the printing and shipping myself it can be quite a task. I've just got back from Canada, and have a show in Belgium next weekend (not to mention New York and London Comic Con coming up next month!) so I can only open print sales for this weekend, as a little thank you to my watchers :heart :heart: Happy to offer all 100,000 of you guys 30% any order in that time!

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 Print shop open! (for one weekend) 

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30% off prints code: 'HOWMANYOFYOU'

Just enter 'HOWMANYOFYOU' in the code box and it'll apply the discount! :D

You may notice a little extra product in my shop called, 'Buy Blue a cup of tea' Since people were asking if they could make a little donation rather than buy a print, well, this one's for you! XD

Thanks so much everyone! Hope these little tokens of my thanks show my gratitude to you all :heart:

Peace, Love and Friendship,
Blue xx


litte update: Oh gosh, I'm so glad I did this! I love reading all your journals about your friends :heart: makes me all warm and fuzzy inside ^-^
I went from the land of Tea and Weather (England) to the land of Maple Syrup and Mooses - Canada!

I'm over here for a little thing called FanExpo Canada ;) For those of you who don't know what that is -it's a massive and beautiful convention held each year in Toronto ^0^

This year I'v got myself a booth *grins happily*

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Artists Alley Booth 555, it's like the less evil version of 666, there's no devils or anything here, just little blue misfit and her glowing art :heart:

If you are at the show looking for me your best bet is to find the artists tables and walk down down the aisle between the booths and tables, as that's where I'll be! Yes, for the whole 4 days! :D

Anyone going to come and say hello?! :D :dance: I give good hugs ;)

For those inquiring, yes, I will be at NYCC next month (and of course MCM London in October) 

Thanks for eveyone's support in Dublin Ireland last weekend :) Turned out to be one of 'those weekends' though XD Show was quieter than hoped, which sometimes can't be helped, but then heading home the bus to the airport never showed up, so I grabbed a taxi but there were major road works holding us up, so I missed check-in for my flight by 5 minutes! Arg! Had a little cry, pulled myself together, then spent all the profits I made on the weekend for a new flight. I would have stayed an extra nigh and chilled in Dublin if I didn't have another flight to Toronto to be on! -After a pretty intense session of packing, traveling, and airport deja-vu, I did manage to catch the right flight to Toronto, and I now write this from a lovely hotel room in a lovely city :heart:
It's cool, shizzel happens, life carries on :heart: onwards and upwards and new places! :D

Peace, Love and Eh
Blue xx

Happy 15th birthday to DeviantArt! Who doesn't like a good quiz? ;)
    1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
      - 11 years!

    2. What does your username mean?
      - The Blue part comes from well when I dyed by hair blue at 12 my dad started calling me Blue. It miiiight also be my favourite colour ;) The Destiny part I chose because I like the idea of destiny, where as fate is predetermined, you carve your own destiny, a meaningful path you have agency over. :)

    3. Describe yourself in three words.
      - Creative, Resilient, Growing.

    4. Are you left or right handed?
      - Right. My handwriting is actually pretty terrible :P

    5. What was your first deviation?
      Saving at Oeilvert by DestinyBlue A Final Fantasy IX Oekaki! I still kind of like it XD I thought I was bad to colouring because I spent ages choosing the colours XD

    6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
      - Art with meaning. To connect and talk through my drawings means so much to me :heart:

    7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
      - Oohh, ummm... not really a style, but my brain had problems with grasping perspective, having a deeper functioning understanding of that would be a great help (because I probably wont attain instant mastery, I'm studying perspective to get better at it ;))

    8. What was your first favourite?
      - I remember being completely in awe of this piece...  woodelf by janaschi actually I'm still in awe of it! XD

    9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
      - I suppose I'm drawn to similar stuff that I draw; I'm really interesting in how other artists play with colour, and I adore for a piece of art to take me somewhere, or make me feel something :)

    10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
      - Eesh, what a questions! Well since this is a bit of a retrospective, I'll select and artist who an artist who influenced me a lot back in the day: MichelleHoefener  a lot of the old works I used to adore she's taken down now, but pieces like theseTwilight Waltz by MichelleHoefener and Sherbet by MichelleHoefener  captivated me back at the start of my journey. ~Actually it's her birthday today as well! :heart:

    11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
      - I'd love to go to DeviantArt HQ and meet DA's founder spyed, as well as staff like madizzlee (who actually tagged me to do this XD) Moonbeam13, Heidi, and techgnotic, and see how this place is run! :D 

    12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
      - Sometimes I have bad days. Like, really bad days. Logging onto DeviantArt and reading supportive messages can make a huge difference. There's not just one deviant who's impacted my life, there are so many :heart:

    13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
      - Photoshop CS6 and Paint Tool SAI. Though I take pencil and sketchpad wherever I go :)

    14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
      -The rolling hills of England provide me with a great feeling of peace, and I love being outside with nature, -Though digital art is not so easy to create outside! XD At the moment I live in London, but I often dream about my ideal house in the countryside... (with hidden rooms, library, staircase slide, emblems, Aperture Science test facility basement, and not forgetting a beautiful art study ;)

    15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
      - Being given the Deviousness Award:

      Celebrating Deviousness - July 2015

      In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
      Introducing DestinyBlue
      “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
       Can't imagine a greater honor on here *wiped away single tear*

Happy birthday DeviantArt! I've been with you most of the way, and it's been great to see this site grow and flourish. I know at the moment there is some discontentment with the rebrand and core, but I know the heart of the community are the wonderful people and interactions that happen on here :heart:
I'll certainly be sticking around! :heart:

Head over to  Celebrate DeviantArt's 15th Birthday!As DeviantArt enters its 15th year on the Internet, we want to take a moment before blowing out our candles to thank the community for allowing us the honor of hosting the site that you call your home for art. After all, it's the community's 15th birthday, too, and in the past few months, we've been making it our top priority to share with you our plans for the future, celebrate the successes of our past, and look to you for guidance on how best we can serve each of you while entering this new phase of DeviantArt's existence.

As DeviantArt enters its 15th year on the Internet, we want to take a moment before blowing out our candles to thank the community for allowing us the honor of hosting the site that you call your h
 if you'd like to do your own 
#deviantartistquestionnaire quiz! ^-^

Peace, Love and Birthday Cake
~Blue xx

Teeth brushed and ready to tuck myself into bed, thought I would read a new note which had just popped into my DeviantArt inbox...

It turned out to be a lot more sinister than I was expecting...

scamDA by DestinyBlue

My heart beat faster as I tired to make sense of it. 'Death will be your destiny' Does someone wants to kill me? Who? Why? What?

I've had people say some pretty harsh stuff, but nothing along these lines. Is this a troll, or am I actually in danger? Do I phone the police? Report it to DeviantArt? I knew it was probably a troll, scammer, hacker, trickster, but still felt uneasy. I knew there probably wasn't someone out to kill me, but anxiety jumps in the pool before rationality has put its swimming costume on. ( and I have a very vivid imagination, as you might have realised by now ;)

So I googled the name and email address hoping to come up with something, but nothing. So I copy and pasted the contents of the message into google. Where results showed up that this is pretty much word for word a 'Hitman Scam'; In 2012 it was sent to hundreds of Australians via SMS, trying to extort money out of them. It's been doing the rounds via email and the world since then. ~It's currently going through DeviantArt!

My message seems lightly more personal as it has 'destiny' at the end. But it looks like in recent days a lot of people on DeviantArt have received a very similar message: New DA Scammer? Scaming Bastards

Thought I'd share this information with you all, so you peeps can be in the know, as it's a pretty weird, and frankly scary message to receive... but It's just a scam, no ones after you, just your money! :) The whole thing is absurd, but the most absurd thing is they are targeting artists - y'know, the guys who don't have that kind of money anyway! XD

If you do get the note: Don't reply, don't email, report it to DA, and possibly law enforcement.

Please feel free to share this and pass the message on so others can be informed.

Now I'm off to bed and will sleep better knowing no ones coming to kill me... I hope ;) :heart:

Peace, Love and Protection,
~Blue xx
Keeping you guys updated on happenings in my (rather busy) life! :heart:

Because I love long fights and jet-lag I decided to travel over to Australia for the second time this year! XD :heart:Fbsydney by DestinyBlue

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 :D
Two super girls helped me in Sydney -Amy (ArmadaPaw)  and Caitlyn, and below are my loverly helpers for Perth, Ash and Ehryn (Ehryn): 

Photo 1 (5) by DestinyBlue
Sporting the mandatory uniform of set-up -Hi-Viz!

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It's me! it's not hard to tell I haven't slept and am running on caffeine! XD 

Photo 1 (4) by DestinyBlue

Happy to report Woolworths is still alive and well out here! ;)

Photo 5 (4) by DestinyBlue

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^
Photo 2 (5) by DestinyBluePhoto 4 (4) by DestinyBlue

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! :D

Photo (6) by DestinyBlue Photo (7) by DestinyBlue

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:
Photo 2 (8) by DestinyBlue
Stall all set up and almost ready to open!

Photo 3 (10) by DestinyBlue
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:
Photo 1 (9) by DestinyBlue

You guys are so kind: ;-;
 Photo 3 (9) by DestinyBlue Photo (9) by DestinyBlue

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 :hug:
(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! :heart:)

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 :)
HyperJapan 950x440px by DestinyBlue
Anyone else going to Hyper Japan? :D I am, and I have lots of printing to do for it! :P

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.
Introducing DestinyBlue
“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,
Blue xxxxxx
This month DeviantArt has decided to bestow me with the award of 'Deviousness'! They've given me a crown for my profile and everything! The announcement article is here: I have to say I am happily stunned. I never would have thought I would be considered for such a honour! It's also poignant because this award comes at a time when things are taking off for me, mentally I'm getting better, and I'm finally earning enough to make an actual proper living as an Artist (with a capital A ;))

DeviantArt has truly been instrumental in allowing me to become a professional artist. When I started drawing, being an artist meant doing commissions, or working for a publisher, or applying to a curated gallery, but all I wanted to do was draw. So I did. I thought it might be a nice to share my drawings with others, so, 11 years ago, I started to put my art onto this little website called DeviantART. I never had any formal training in art past highschool, so in many ways DA has been a teacher, people would tell me what they liked about my stuff, and would also point of the wonky hand or dodgy eyes and give me tips, and that spurred me on to be better, to push my improvement. It also let me connect with people. It's no secret my art deals with darker themes sometimes, and these personal connections to people have been so important to me throughout these rollercoaster 11 years. 

It was in 2010 I did my first even convention: I traveled from London to Dundee Scotland, on a whim and without a proper table booking, just an email that they might have a spare table. Luckily they let me in and I had my first taste of selling my art. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience!, Meeting people and hearing feedback on my drawings was fun and rewarding, I even managed to turn a small profit! Imagine that! making money from my art! It was a great feeling. So I booked some more conventions later in the year, and haven't stopped with them since. Now a lot of people who I meet at conventions have seen my art before online, which is a big change :) I have now been able to give up the various jobs I've done part time to support myself and I now make a (very modest) living from my art through conventions and print sales. I still don't know if I should use the term 'professional' for myself as I still don't do any commissions or draw for anyone else. I just draw whatever I feel like, and I'm so happy people like it enough to support me.

'Making it on your own' on social media wasn't an option when I started, there wasn't a mold to fit into, I didn't even dare to dream I could be a professional artist. So I had no idea it would work out like this! I just wanted to draw. So when my Deviousness Award says "DestinyBlue is one of DeviantArt's most recognized and beloved artists" it sounds almost unfathomable to me! How did that happen?! But i am so happy and grateful it has worked out like it has. I get an immense satisfaction and joy from what I do. I'm so glad so many connect with my art! I love meeting people though the conventions, though often the work that goes into organising them can feel unrelenting (so much goes on behind the scenes for planning, preparing and printing for a convention, especially overseas) but it's also a dream come true. The next goal is working out how to get in more time to draw and develop my skills -as you can see I haven't uploaded a drawing in a month! I am also quite aware, like everything in life, this could slip though my fingers (and that's okay too) I'll work hard at it, and try hard. But no one ever said living as an artist wasn't precarious!  XD

It's beautiful to get this recognition from DeviantArt. Reading all the wonderful things people said about me was so heartwarming. (How did they find you?!) I feel humbled and proud, which are tough to feel together, but welcome to my emotional life ;)

I write this from a Eurostar train to Paris, after touching down from Australia yesterday. I'm planning to post a journal about this adventure, so keep an eye out for that!
I'm in Paris for Japan Expo. In the 'Young Designers' section D111, at the back (where I will be literally melting)
It might well be the last time I do this show, so please come say hello if you'd like to ^-^

Thank you! :heart:

Peace, Love and Crowns
Blue x
'ello, how're y'all? '':D

I write this from the future! 

10 hours into the future in fact, I touched down onto Australian soil a few days ago, and my body clock hasn't been the same since! I need a good 9 hours a night, and have has about 5 in total since I got here, my face has pretty much looked like grumpy cats since I arrived. But I'll get back to that...

So, just wanted to do a little recap of what's been going down, and what I've been up to, keeping you informed ^-^

So, MCM London Comic Con happened! My hometown show. It took ages to prepare for, but was certainly worth all those hours spent printing and sorting! :heart:

Bag by DestinyBlue

I met this lovely lady who had the most awesome bag and phone background (10 points to her!) Sweet bag but even sweeter grin :D

Ok by DestinyBlue

A cosplay of my art! :D Yes! If you look closely you can see the jigsaw piece on her face an arm as well ;) (100 points to her! XD) I get crazy excited when people do thing like this for a show! XD :heart:

Mcmcrew by DestinyBlue
Thanks to Team Blue London! Lots of hard work goes on behind the scenes, I couldn't do it alone :heart: (and that includes everyone who supported me at London, thank you)

I was given probably the most thoughtful give I've ever received from Jo and Gem (please let me know your DA names again, I don't have them with me ;-;)

Gift by DestinyBlue

It was hard not to open them all at once, but I have kept them safe so I can open them when I need to :heart: Thank you so much, this really touched me :hug:

So after the convention I fancied some KFC:
Kfc by DestinyBlue

Seems legit...

Then I hopped on a plane (or two) to the land down under! :D

Cloo by DestinyBlue

I made it to the future! it's pretty, but not that much different ;)
Fbsydney by DestinyBlue

Thanks to everyone in London for making that my best show ever, you actually took the award back from Sydney 2014.... well the Sydney shows up this weekend so let's see what you've got Sydneysiders! :D

Supanova1 by DestinyBlue

Supanova! Both Sydney and Perth (No I wont be at Brisbane or Adelaide, Australia twice in one year is enough XD)

Update: -PERTH MAP! :heart:

Perthmap by DestinyBlue

See you at table A033 in the Artists Alley

After a crazy busy show in Sydney (thanks everyone!) I am low on stock for Perth, so if there is a specific piece you are wanting to go home with then please come along early! :heart:
Now I'm going to try and sleep again... GrumpyCat 

Peace, love and desynchronosis,
Blue xx

[[Japan Expo Paris help - Thanks for all your emails! I'll get back to you soon! :heart: (you might have noticed I'm a little busy ;)]]
I never expected the response I received by sharing my story and artwork about living with depression and anxiety: 
Depression by DestinyBlue…

I couldn't have imagined I would get so much support, and hear from so many different people. I am so grateful and, truth be told, little overwhelmed. I've read every single comment (it took days XD) and replied to many, but it's because I can't reply to everyone personally that I wanted to write this and send my sincerest thanks to you all.

It took me a long time before I was able open up about my struggles with mental health, even to myself, and it's was a tough decision to share my darkest times publicly. But I'm glad I did, because I truly believe by making mental health issues more visible, open and talked about, we can reduce the stigma and deepen understanding and compassion around them. So I especially appreciate if you shared your story or mine.

I can see how mental illness is especially hard to understand if you have never experienced it, because before I developed troubles with my mental health I didn't really understand it, I actually thought I would never be susceptible to it. I was optimistic, strong willed, determined, I thought of depression as more a sadness than a sickness. Then I became depressed, and I kept being optimistic, strong willed and determined, but then the goal posts changed, it took a strong will to just get out of bed in the morning, it took determination to go to the shop and get food, I was optimistic I would feel normal again, so I didn't kill myself. But I do believe it can be understood by those who don't experience it, perhaps not in exactly the same way, but in the way that we feel compassion for someone physically ill, and with education, things like saying 'cheer up' to someone with depression will be regarded like saying 'walk it off' to a paraplegic.

Things are getting better for me now and it is because I am feeling more well and stable that I am able to talk about it. I could never have dreamed of opening up like this while I was caught in the tar. I couldn't even open up a washing machine!
I was amazed at how many people said 'Thank You' to me, even though I offered no real advice or 'what to do' wisdom, just sharing my story helped. But I get it now, just having someone else talk about an experience similar to yours makes you feel less alone. I know this now because you shared your stories with me, so thank you, for making me feel less alone :)

(I want to send a massive fuck you to the guy who told me to kill myself... But I'll send love, because you have to be in a pretty dark place to say something like that. I know shits good with me because I don't feel upset for myself, I feel upset for him, he almost certainly has his own demons he battles, one which perhaps run even darker than mine)

Thank you everyone, lets keep the conversation going! :D :heart:

Peace, Love and Compassion,
Blue xx
I'm exhibiting at MCM London Comic Con this weekend!

mapMCMLondon by DestinyBlue

I have a booth in the Comics Village, top left corner booth 3211, head for the artists area and walk along the wall. If you're coming in from outside, enter gate S3 :D (Big Grin)

Who's going to be there? :D (Big Grin)

Thank so much for all my birthday wishes guys! And the lamas, I have an army of them now XD

~~Some of you will have seen, but I uploaded a new drawing on my birthday:

Depression by DestinyBlue
In the description I talk about my struggle with mental health. I would love for you to read it Heart

Thank you so much for all your beautiful comments already as you can see, I'm busy this weekend, but I'm looking forward to replying after :)

Okay, so. I better get ready for MCM Comic Con! :D (Big Grin)

Peace, love and 4 hours sleep,
Blue xx
I made it! Touched down on English soil this morning after gosh-knows-how-many-hours of travel induced containment :heart:

For those of you who don't know, or have terminally shot term memories: I have been out in Australia for two Supanova conventions! I journaled the first part of my adventures here:  Supanova Melbourne and Gold Coast!So, like someone who never wants to get any sleep, I hopped on a plane to the Australia, for a convention or two :)

Melboune and Gold Cost Supanova!
My Economy Class flight was more like having my own private jet ;) No one wanted to go to Melbourne this time of year from London, as it turns out it's colder over here XD

Obligatory photo of pretty clouds out the window:

While trying to work out how to get to the Convention Showgrounds from Southern Cross Station, the first suggestion I got was to take a helicopter to Batman park. That is how cool Australia is :D

I haven't seen any spiders or crocodiles or anything that could kill me with a bite yet (unless you count the lady at the bus stop with the teeth)
I would share with you my beautiful photos of Melbourne,

Before leaving I had sent out a plea for help a the conventions, and it turns out people are really quite nice, and I was inundated with offers! So, like in some weird online blind date thing, I chose a few people who I'd never met before to help out behind my tables XD Sounds like a recipe for disaster, but it was a recipe for awesomeness! The girls were delightful, worked really hard, and were not at all like the weird internet strangers your Mum warns you about. It was great to feel like I wasn't alone out there :heart:
Below is myself (you'd never guess which one ;)) and Mahalia and Lilliee, who were my boss little team at Melbourne. Huge thanks also to Annabel helped all on her own at the Gold Coast (and gosh, did she work hard!)

Fbmally by DestinyBlue

Now, I'm a person who does certain things by halves, so I can do the next thing by one and a halves :D
My hotel in Melbourne was the half, boasting the 'historical features' of literally an old prison... yes that's the only window.

Img 9027[1] by DestinyBlue
A quick flight later...

Fgggg by DestinyBlue

and I was ready for my one and a half I'd saved up for!:

Fbgc by DestinyBlue
Almost literally all window XD
Ocean views one side and city views of the the other on the Gold Coast! I could even see the the convention center. And upon waking up at 7am for Supanova, and looking out my window, to my surprise I could already see people queuing ready!

Img 9152[1] by DestinyBlue

The conventions were a buzz with activity, I was in the Artists alley, and it wasn't too long before people found my table XD
Both were great shows, and all the hugs made up for the jet lag :D It's amazing to know I have so much support so far away :heart:! I might have shed a tiny tear at how awesome the experience was.
Here's the adorable Olivia, modeling her favourite bag (disclaimer: might not be her favourite, but she rocks it, no? ;)
Img 8988[1] by DestinyBlue

So I didn't see any real koalas this trip, but if I ever wanted to imagine what superheores in the shape of koalas looked like, then I didn't even need to use my imagination ;) They were all over the city!

Img 9278[1] by DestinyBlue

Everyone's buff in Australia, even this street sign guy has been working on his guns:
Img 9284[1] by DestinyBlue

My stay at the nice hotel paid for itself in toiletries :D
Img 9288[1] by DestinyBlue

On the few days I had to explore I chilled out at Surfers Paradise and was treated to a beautiful sunset
Img 9241[1] by DestinyBlue

But all too quickly it was time to get on a plane back to blighty...
Img 9347[1] by DestinyBlue

The 'leaving on a jet plane' song is now my nemisis. It was in my head for most of the 30+ hours travelling -_-
Img 9361[1] by DestinyBlue

Touchdown in the downpore! Ahh, must be home, it's raining :)
Img 9365[1] by DestinyBlue

And now I'm home, all snuggled up and wondering what the -real- time is, and what that means for dinner time.

Hope you enjoy some little snippets of my adventure. It was an intense experience, or maybe everything just feels intense after 5 hours sleep in two days. 

Thanks to everyone who made it possible and unforgettable! You rock! :heart:

I feel like it's not really over though.... as I head back to Australia again for Sydney and Perth Supanovas in June! (can't get enough of it ;))

But no rest for the wicked, as I have MCM Belfast to prepare for in less than a week:

Untitled-1 by DestinyBlue

See you there! XD 

Peace, love and jet planes,
Blue x
So, like someone who never wants to get any sleep, I hopped on a plane to the Australia, for a convention or two :)
Daw by DestinyBlue

Melboune and Gold Cost Supanova!

My Economy Class flight was more like having my own private jet ;) No one wanted to go to Melbourne this time of year from London, as it turns out it's colder over here XD

Fbflight by DestinyBlue
Obligatory photo of pretty clouds out the window:
Cloud by DestinyBlue

While trying to work out how to get to the Convention Showgrounds from Southern Cross Station, the first suggestion I got was to take a helicopter to Batman park. That is how cool Australia is :D
Untitled by DestinyBlue

I haven't seen any spiders or crocodiles or anything that could kill me with a bite yet (unless you count the lady at the bus stop with the teeth)

I would share with you my beautiful photos of Melbourne, but I didn't take any any. I did take a photo of this guy though, because that is how eyes manga:

Untitled by DestinyBlue

Here are some sneeky peeky pics of that stall in set-up mode today :)

Dae by DestinyBlue

Das by DestinyBlue

All ready for the weekend! I am in the Artists Alley for both events.

 Table A122

for Melbourne. It's on the end side right next to the dealers, so just wander between the dealers and the Alley and you'll see me :)

Thanks to my two wonderful helpers for helping set-up, they'll be around of the weekend and generally being helpful with everything and everyone ;) 

Right, think that's it. Really hope my body lets me sleep tonight, jet-lag adds an interesting elements to conventions, but not necessarily a pleasent one :)

Peace, love and timezones
Blue x
I had to take a bit of a heath related break from conventions for the first part of this year, I'll hopefully go more into why at a later date (including related artwork ;)) But now I'm better and am ready to get stuck back into the swing of things! :D

Here's what coming up for me:

Conventions 2015


~ Dee-con ~
April 4th - Dundee, Scotland

~ Supanova Melbourne ~
April 10th - 12th - Melbourne, Australia

~ Supanova Gold Coast ~
April 17th - 19th - Gold Coast, Australia


~ MCM Belfast Comic Con ~
May 2nd - 3rd - Belfast, Ireland

~ MCM London Comic Con ~
May 22nd - 24th - London, England


~ Supanova Sydney ~
June 19th - 21st - Sydney, Australia

~ Supanova Perth ~
June 26th - 28th - Perth, Australia


~ Japan Expo ~
July 2nd - 6th - Paris, France

~ Hyper Japan ~
July 10th - 12th - London, England

~ Manchester MCM Comic Con ~
July 25th - 26th - Manchester, England


~ MCM Dublin Comic Con ~
August 29th - 30th - Dublin, Ireland


~ Toronto Fan Expo ~
September 3rd - 6th - Toronto, Canada



That's me booked up until September, there will be more later in the year (London MCM and NYCC hopefully), so I'll add those closer to the time :D

Are you going to any of these events? Will you come say hello? :D :heart:

Please also feel free to let me know any conventions you would like me to attend ^-^

I'm really looking forward to jumping into these, they are so much fun, and it's the people I meet who really make them worthwhile :) I can't wait to show off my new prints as well, most of them look better than they do online XD

Deecon was the first event I ever attended as an artist, and next weekend makes my 5th time *happy tear* 

Peace, love and conventions,
~Blue x