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All those belated blog posts!

Okay so I have a lot of images on my mobile, and I like to keep it pretty neat and tidy. The way I do that is by uploading images into blog posts, Twitter posts and Evernote. I have a gallery of images which I’ve been saving to write blogs about. It’s been so long for some of these I have decided to pump them out into one master post right now. These are just little fun days/interesting things which have happened to me recently, well, recently being in the past five months or so.

First of all, the amazing day which was Siobhan and Dav’s wedding. These two are like two of mine and Terry’s best friends and their wedding day was just the best and happiest day of the year. We were looking forward to it for ages and everyone had a really great time! A bunch of people from the office came down to enjoy drinks and celebrate with the happy couple. Some of my highlights included the beautiful meal, all of us dancing like losers (techies don’t dance!) and me desperately trying not to sink in the wet mud wearing high heels.

Here are a collection of photos from the day which have been sitting on my phone, thanks for making us part of your special day, guys!



What else? Oh, in work related outing news Tim, Keith and I travelled up to WordPress Cumbria a little while back. It was a nice little networking event where Tim gave a talk about security and we had pizza and shared some stories and expertise from the community. Cumbria was beautiful as well! Here’s a couple of pictures from that!



And last but not least, Terry and I went to Disneyland! Now I did have every intention of making a feature blog post on this as it was two weeks of holiday time and there were plenty of interesting things to do and see. But truth be told, whilst it was an amazing holiday we were feeling drained after how unnecessarily organised and stressful the trip was. We were held to a schedule which saw us get up at 7.30am every morning for two weeks, go to a park, come back for lunch, then return to the same park! Not a clue why we couldn’t just rest and stay at the park all day.

That was one of about a million issues with the company we had and I’ve never had such a stressful holiday in my life. But! Rather than rant about everything that happened, let’s talk about the good things! Disneyland was amazing, so well themed. The light show at Cinderella’s castle was incredible, and massively inspiring to creative types. We went to the Magical Kingdom, Epcot and Animal Kingdom, went on some amazing rides and visited a bunch of water parks.

My favourite theme park were the Magic Kingdom and by far the best water park was Typhoon Lagoon – it had rubber ring rollercoaster type slides which were just so much fun! I met Chip ‘n’ Dale and Cruella Deville, bought a giant Stitch plush and commissioned Disney Artwork from a professional artist!

We also went to Universal Studios, again the same stressful timetable salted the second week, but we did go on some amazing rides, particularly at Harry Potter’s Hogsmeade. There were two rollercoasters themed as dragons and they were so fast and did topsy-turny twists. Terry bought a chocolate frog, and The Simpsons world was great. We saw Blue Man Group which was also really good. Here’s a selection of images from that holiday too!



Okay I think that’s everything I wanted to write about for a while, and it’s allowed me to put a bunch of images away into storage now. Hurray! I am actually kinda sad right now because I don’t have anything huge booked any time soon in terms of holidays/weddings. That said there are plans to book Las Vegas soon! Hopefully I’ll have something interesting to blog until then!


 

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Art Dump: March/April Sketches

My aim is usually to post an art dump once a month, but I’ve not really drawn much over the past month or so because I’ve been totes busy and having an awesome time. I have drawn some things though, however it’s all unfinished sketches. So I’m going to dump a bunch of sketches right here.





I got asked the other day why I tend to draw cartoons smoking and drinking so much. I think I enjoy the cheekiness of it, since Disney won’t do it anymore someone’s gotta give the bunnies their fixes. A bunch of these will eventually get posted as finished images, and there will be a helluva drawing dump after Chicago so expect many many dragon images. I’m so excited for Chicago.