i need to give in my consent form tomorrow, hopefully ill get a place then can anyone else meet up in london on the 7th?
hey guys just wondering, theres alot of talk about how this sanfran workshop could be the last one for a while, its making me nervous, it would be tight as hell but maybe i could JUST squeeze in getting the money, but i just wouldnt have a clue about travel, accomadatin or anything.who from the uk is going?and those people who were thinking about italy, any of u ave the money now?i suppose the only thing stopping me apart from dedbt is leaving the countrie on my own
Hey man I heard that too, Its really scaring me now. Ive been saving up for months now for italy, only got about 450 quid..Its upsetting because ive been so patient spending very little of my earnings. I dont know whether to keep saving, spend it, or sell a kidney for san fran. Itll be almost impossible for me to afford san fran, especially with the little time we have...*sigh*Originally Posted by DannySketch
*runs off to buy 400 lottery tickets*
hmmm. I aint got no choice. Im in South africa during that time. I just hope i get time there to work on thid thunderdome against the nordic folks. havent had a second thus far and i fly tomorrow.
Still not had a moment. Im going to try, but I dont know if im gonna be able to do anything...wait. ill have a tablet. on my journey...and lots of plane time... i sense a cunning plan...
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Bastards! I've been looking forward to the Italy WS for ages! What's going on? Are they too busy to do it anymore? 'Cause they're actually getting funding from us now (t-shirts, DVDs, etc.) Not happy....
Also, I won't be around much due to crazy sort-of-personal reasons beyond my control. o_o Hopefully things will get back to normal in time for the TD.
The thing with Italy is that they never announced anything. It sucks if it doesn't happen, but I think the thing is that they put a lot of effort and time into the workshops, and at times it's meant that MB has had to take a back seat. They've had long periods of non profitability, and with their business model, that's not a great thing. And as for funding, well, ca.org has always required funding from MB. Even when jason was making zero money, he was paying for this site out of his own pocket and not accepting advertising. People have offered to buy him out a few times, and he's refused any offer, no matter how high.
Danny, I'll be in SF. I think I may be the only one this time, but honestly, don't worry about it. You make friends with whoever's in your room etc. It's just like the uk meets, only way bigger and lasts way longer. I don't think I can remember anyone complaining of having difficulty meeting friendly people there before.
Come on marco, let her vent bro. This is the quiet little place on all of CA where we can say whatever we want And should say whatever we want.
Its true, this is gutting if it really is the last workshop. But then shit happens. I know one thing though. It wont stop everyone meeting up and learning from each other. Look at the recent Brussels trip Kim and Chee went on. [was it brussels?] That looked great. Yeah, jason and the crew maybe the famous clique, but we have some serious pros in the UK alone!
And another thing. I'd prefer to buy Marko's dvd and rewind, study, and learn, than watch him do it once and forget half of it. Im not gonna pay all that cash just to say "Hi Marko, I think you're top "
My problem with it all is that they wont say for definite whats happening. Yeah I can understand, but to drop that bombshell as a way to make Insomania sound beyond anything ever before, [even it is], is wrong I think. And I'd love to go to SanFran, but I know I havent got a prayer.
But I'd still love to go to Italy. My ticket's there and waiting.
cheers DC to be honest i really dont mind meeting new people its just little things like having no clue where to go when i get to the airport there, i have stupid visions of myself wondering around San Francisco feebly holding a sketchbook out to passers by with some manic grin on my face for 3 days!its does look as if i'll def be going, even if it will mean some MAJOR sacrafices on my part...and i do mean major
i feel your pain naomi and jon, pissed me off summet cronic when i first saw it, but i kinda 'need' to go, its gonna be a great propellant into portfolio building for university and if italy dosent happen i cant see myself having enough money to go to one for a long time after this.
From the powers that be I miiight be able to get there. But im not getting my hopes up. Flights seem pretty reasonable, 350 pound except I have to change at chicago. I sure hope the hostel isnt booked out!
Ive never been on a plane on my own before so this is going to be a huge leap. Ive never been in america before and Ive never been to a workshop. Im seriously gonna come back with one major heart condition hehe.
Im really sacrificing alot for this. My job doesnt allow holidays around xmas so im most likley going to lose this job from buggering off to san fran.
So paying off the loan will be a little difficult...
Does anyone know how much I shall need for food? I have no idea on the prices. I dont mind eating rats all week as long as I dont have more money to break into.
Cheers, broOriginally Posted by Kian
Yeah, had a bit of a shitty weekend. Dunno if I can share the info online or not, so I'll leave it for now. All I can say is that I (temporarily) no longer have my computer, laptop, printer, scanner, wacom tablet, card reader, webcam....you get the idea. Dunno when I'll be getting them back either. Luckily, they didn't take my dad's laptop (the one I'm using now).
Anyhoo, the CA UK 3.0 thread has been updated with details of the next meet. Just yell out if you can/think you can make it. Fran and I will only be around 'til 5:30pm, unfortunately.
the link to the thread is in my sig.
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hey guys. Sorry to hear the workshop issues are getting folk down.
Honestly, I think although the workshops are great, the lack of attending one do not sound the death knell of things.
There is definately an annual brussels 3 day workshop for the cost of a eurostar ticket and norm around 70 euros or less. 9often coupled with an extended camping trip)
Also, UK has an amazing plethora of pros here and some great rising stars.
With our regular-ish meets. There is nothing stopping us from becoming better and better through CA or non ca occasion (just meeting in a bar on a weekend is sufficient sometimes just to pass time, vent, etc *grin*)
One thing I'd certaintly recommend is the on-line workshops hosted at CGS. They run over 8 weeks, run by some of the best industry pros. That's one alternative to the (exorbitantly expensive CA workshops -seriosuly - they're overpriced but the ambience is great!)
Namie > Put your best foot/paint brush forward!
Hey folks, Im very thankful im able to go to san fran. Though Im not gonna rub it in or anything because its just uncalled for and I know how much it means to everyone.
I havent been very productive latley and I really want to bring some kind of portfolio to the workshop. Does anyone have a rough idea on what sort of work to bring?
Btw if anyone is ever around birmingham ish area just drop us a bell and say hello
dude work your ass off, the way i see it there shall be hundreds of people at this workshop who are far better than me, its the most motivational way of getting myself to work in a long while, i know 2 weeks wont be enough time to make myself a pro, but i love trying.
Naomi, really sorry to hear that mate, hope everything will sort out ok, if whats happened is what i think has happened, then i know what its like and it sucks like hell.
Koshime, cheers bro, needed to hear that at the mo.
I have major doubts that this is going to be the last workshop, considering the response they got about italy and the amount of time that they had been talking about it, it dosnt make any sense not too. Plus from what i hear there has been talk of ending workshops way before this which hasnt ever happened obviously. I get the feeling that it might be just to generate more interest for this workshop.
Yeah, even if its later than april, or whenever Jason said it was likely to be, it will probably still happen.
Didn't realise people were gonna be around in London all day next week. I may be able to make it, not sure yet though.
BTW, now that its official, well done christian!!!
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Well Congrats if it is dude!
Koshime : Great pics!! funny. love the frencgh guy 'dancing his stuff'
On a crap note though, im lettin ya all down on the thunderdome side sorry guys, its just been too hectic with freelance work, coming to SA and now driving off to a 5 day river rafting thing. Just should not have taken it on.
anyways, go go gadget christian. Hope it really IS official. you deserve it dude.
Cheers everyone. Found the thread - feel free to go big me up
ha mate you really do deserve it, sucks that the UK groups losing ya but DAM think of the stuff your gonna be producing in 2 years time
Congratulations DirtyC. you deserved it!
Kim > glad you enjoyed your pictures. Of which (I have a WHOLE host more. muah hahahahaha)
Badger > seeing as no one has really pitched up, I'm going to withdraw from the TD, and focus on my medical studies and online courses (participated/overseeing at CGS)
It'd be nice to see everyone before christmas!
If not, all the best and happy festivities!
Hey naomi, can i possibly stay over wednesday night please? as i wont have my car as i am about to explain
and have a bitch fit as which is characteristic of my posts
i retook my driving test today and the bastard failed me for something that i know for a fact that i didnt do! I had 2 minors over all and your allowed 15- so does that sound like im a bad driver to you guys?! and those 2 were really petty! THe instructor reckons that at a stop junction ( where you have to come to a complete stop even if theres no traffic) that i pulled out and caused another car to slow down.
WHICH I DIDNT!
this was the only stop junction on the test route i did, and i can remember it well for that reason, and i know for a fact that i didnt pull out in front of anything, i have never ever done that before if anthing i hesitate, and i can remember that junction and i made sure there werent any cars there, if there was a car it was down the road and i wouldnt have pulled out in front of it, i 100% had time to go at any rate, and if i had pulled out, i would have been the first one to say oh crap, i know ive failed now, i would accept it, like my first test, i hit the curb, i knew i failed, and i accept that because it was my fault, but im just so angry with this guy because i didnt do it!
my instructor was annoyed to coz he knows i wouldnt do that! and he said hes gonna sit in the back of the car for my next test to witness it and make sure they dont do that again to me!
its annoying because its going to cost me £80 to retake it, and i have to wait another 10 days until i can take it
What is really unfair, is the fact that you can have 15 minors in your test and pass, and yet i had 2 and i fail, how is that fair at all? A girl in my english class had the same thing happen to her where her examiner failed her for the exact same thing when she didnt do it
Very very annoyed
So naomi, thats why i cant get to college to catch the bus from there as buses dont run that early
so would that be ok?
Fran, that well harsh. Getting only 2 minors is great and you should definately not be able to fail with getting only those 2. You can fail if you get 1 major I think, so maybe you got one for the examiner thinking you made the car slow down?? There's no way you can change the result now, but surely if you get 2 minors, you pass, without question. Your examiner was a bastard!
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yeah it classes as a minor- but i didnt even do it, there was no car to make slow down - im not in denial or anything because if the car was there i would be the first to say i did it- im my own worst critic, and i know i dont deserve to have failed
but thanks anyway! and yes HE WAS A BASTARD!
Ah that sucks ass. My instructor told me of a girl that failed for going on at a give way when the give way marks are actually non existant and there are no signs.. and another for waiting too long for someone to cross the pedestrain crossing. They are so harsh sometimes. You can do it, just a matter of time.
Fran - deep, full breaths, in through the nose, out through the mouth.