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Random happenings + Balloon ride!

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 20, 2009, 12:38 PM

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I guess I should aim for a slightly less Muse themed journal today. The last one was borderline psychotic !

So in other news; I finished Uni - WOOOOOOO! Thank fuck for that! So you'll be seeing muuuuch more art and commissions from me. Life shall be meandering on for me whilst I decide what I'm gonna do. I have no set plan, I'm happy right now and thankfully employed! XD So we'll see what happens! 8D Hopefully a little travelling if I'm lucky. *3*

Time for some accounts of the random happenings in my life. Cause you obviously want to know! XD

I went on a hot air balloon flight! It was EPIC. My friend / "heteral life partener" kittykitt :lol: was 21 back in february and my present to her was this balloon ride. We had to wait until they actually started flying but it was awesome!

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Say hello to the lovely English countryside! It was so much fun and the weather was uncharacteristicly glorious. Although that flame was freaking hot! I swear you had to be in the basket to realise just how hot it got. But it was still epic.

I had an entertaining time at work this afternoon too. I was updating our promotions board - something I do most weeks. If there's ever any kids around in the store they usually have a nosey and see what I'm up to, faffing about in the window. lol. Today there was a little girl who claimed her spot next to me and chattered on, eventually helping herself to some markers and joining in. I'm not that great with kids but she was an awesome little dude!

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We all agreed that she was hella' better than me. I was kind of sad to have to clean it off. But at least I got a picture! lol.

Anyway I guess that's enough babbling and picture spamming :B More art coming soooooon!
Much love guys :heart:

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KingSting Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
haha coolio!! dont know how my closet fear of heights would go tho lol:) yeah u gotta travel!!! one thing i regret not doing after college/uni, now im just a drone:lmao: actually got out to London from Aus last year for the TDK prem and yes...best getaway eva!:dance:
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luciferous Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woohoo for freedom... Although i have bee having thoughts of returning to uni to do something new and different... I miss the madness and pressure, but only after i have finished writing my book and been told i am poo and should never write again...

Balloon rides = Awesomecore, ever thought of jumping out of a plane with a glorified binbag on your back?

Aaaaand have you seen revenge of the fallen yet?
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I said to Amy as soon as we were done - sky diving next! I even perused prices :B I'm sure I will one day.

Yup, I went to see it last night. DAMN it was long! Wasn't as good as the first - naturally, but I've seen a lot worse so... XD

Huh. Thinking of going back to uni then? ;3
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luciferous Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got very annoyed at T2, very annoyed with the mistreatment of Arcee... but it did make me get all teary during a certain part in the forest that i won't mention for fear of spoiling it for other reading this... ahem...

I'm looking into doing the full skydiving training thing so i can teach other people how to safely jump out of a plane...

Yeah uni for me first time round was a bit of wasted time, all i learnt was that i don't like animating that much (I probably would have loved it given better tutors) So i don't know what I would do, but it would be something varied and interesting... even though part of me wants to do a masters in digital media... I still love the arts even though they no longer seem to love me that much.
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Yazzy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
oh man, i wanted to do that as a graduation gift for my friend, but one ticket is 200+ dollars!! So expensive x__x Lucky duck! Glad you had a good time :D
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it's expensive here too but I wanted to get her something epic! lol XD Thanks ;3
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traumtaenzer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Congrats!

I still have three years to go... stupid german system, five years of uni.

Flying in a hot air balloon seems awesome, I want to do that too!
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jott6900 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Congratulations on finishing Uni - did you get the grade you wanted? Was it a Degree?
Take some time to figure out what you want to do - I only got a clue as to what I wanted at 34 years old and I look after my young daughter now so have no time to do any art!!! She is great though.
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I don't know my grade yet, It was a foundation degree.

I'm glad she's great! and yes, I'll be taking my time ;3
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jott6900 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Foundation eh? I thought, going by your art, it was degree level. Sure to get a distinction..

So are you perhaps destined for the illustration route or are you going to become a director like Hayao Miyazaki and do an english version of Spirited away...:-) or work on computer games like Ico ? yeah yeah :clap: Sorry, got a bit carried away there..
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pengxiang81 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
True happiness!!
I have not overheated air balloon ride
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blacksheep303 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
hey that is so cool! mym mum and dad are paying for ahot air balloon ride for my birthday in july! cant wait hey it should be so wicked! but cold...

And congrats on finishing uni! i am officially halfway through my degree so i am happy you have seen the light at the end of the tunnel lol.
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome ;D Cold!? No way! It's veeeery hot with a huge flame so close to you.

Thank you! Good luck with the rest of your degree.
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MiatoSakura-chan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
Congrats... That's quite a success :#1:

I'd be starting my last year if I didn't dropped school :( but Graphic Design wasn't for me :S
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Elizabeth-May Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
Yay, new work! Congrats with finishing uni! :hug:
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yay! 8D Thank you.
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roachstar Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009   Digital Artist
zomg~what an EPIK present.she loves you for that now huh? XD;that seems SO EXCITING~~

and yaya for finsihing school!<3
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ha ha! I hope she does! :lol:

yaya indeed!
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terminalcondition Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
Balloon ride looked awesome. Well done on Graduating, Charlie!

Speak soon.
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Beanpole!? >:C

Lol :lol: It was awesome! and thank you.
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terminalcondition Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Yeah...but a nice beanpole. One that has been well grown. lol

Good to hear! Do you have a final year show?
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Hubby-N-Dad Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
congrats on finishing school!
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you : )
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nymph-of-artemis Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Awwww, what a cute little kid!
Wow, a balloon ride! That sounds epic~
I'd be too much of a chicken to go on one though :XD:

Nice weather?!
How un-british!
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's not scary at all! lol

Yes, nice weather! O:
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Valkyrie93 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist
lol :w00t: balloooooooon rideeeeee....experience of a life time...XD congratz on finishing uni^^ D now we will be seeing more art...right ??? :? XD
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:lol: Thank yooou. Yes, there'll definitely be more art! >3<
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Morgalahan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats awesome, congratz on the newfound freedom and good luck for the future! I personally think you'll do great, since you have mad art skillz and all :D

I dont suppose your ride was last weekend? The weather looks like it. The sky was all blue and puffy with clouds. It was amazing weather and I couldnt believe I was in england at some points :giggle:
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thanks *3*

It was last tuesday. It didn't seem like England at all! ha ha
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Morgalahan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, all hot and sunny. Where's the overcast and rainy England I was promised? This is simply NOT acceptable! :giggle:
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StarTurn Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
Wow you must be such good friends! What a great idea for a present!
Congratulations by the way. Im very happy to hear, that you have more time for new art, now!
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
We are <3 lol. We've been the best of friend since we were about 11. I wanted to get her something she'd remember :3

and thanks! I'm glad i'll have more time too!
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TheNass Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009   Digital Artist
Grats on the Uni! *throws away symbolic ball and chain*
The balloon ride does seem epic! I've been dreaming about one of those since I was a kid :)
Traveling aye? Well maybe I could suggest.. Um I dunno.. Uhm, something like uhm... B E L G I U M? :lol:
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank yoooooou! :lol:

It really was epic : )

B E L G I U M huh? :giggle: Hey, you never know! lol
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sicram Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome balloon ride, good thing you didn't get caught in the jet stream... then again you'd have to be pretty very much high up.

And nice that you don't have to endure anymore studying, I still got atleast 2 years left :( Buuuuuuuuuuuuut, if it all works out well I'll be working at DICE so it's worth it.

What did you study by the way, haven't been stal-... watching you for long.
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Silvertide Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
Congratz!

...I wish I got to ride in a hot air balloon. I'm scared of heights though, so WTF, hahahaha.
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
LOL! :lol: Yeah I wouldn't recommend it in that case XD
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2tall4yall Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, you're pretty fast with education in England, aren't you :?
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It all depends on what you study and when you start I guess ;/
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2tall4yall Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
what did you study?
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FormalIntroductory Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
Riding in a hot air balloon would freak me the fuck out.
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ha ha! ~kittykitt was a little dubious to begin with but it was awesome! >8D
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MagicMarmalade Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! balloon ride sounded fun. I want to ride one someday. ^^

Can't wait to see more from you! :'D
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:lol: Hope you do! It's lots of fun ;3

Thanks - I'll post something soooon
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FlorianCasparSchmidt Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
congrats for finishin uni!!!!!! :) Sounds good... i mean the fact (hopefully fact!!!) that we will see more paintings of you now. i wish i would get a hot air balloon flight as a present too. your friend made some beautiful shots.
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :3 Yeah she got some really nice shots too.
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GermanCityGirl Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
p.s. Congratulations on school's end!
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GermanCityGirl Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh how cool! There's hot air balloon rides here with varying levels of food choices - like champagne + strawberries all the way to a gourmet meal afterward. Or you can just do the ride itself. I get tempted every year to do it. Maybe next year!

Did you take many more photographs?
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, there was a whole group of us on that balloon and we had a champagne toast at the end :3 It was great.

Yes, I took lots of photographs but kept it to a few on here XD
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GermanCityGirl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh how lovely - the group must have had a great time. I think I'll indulge during autumn here. The views of the changing foliage will be exquisite.
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