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Less Than Jake at Johnny Cupcakes London

I’ve won two competitions with my artwork!

Less Than Jake at Johnny Cupcakes London

I won tickets to a Less Than Jake show at Johnny Cupcakes‘ London store. To enter,  you had to be as creative as possible and take a picture of yourself with your Less Than Jake tickets or CD. For me, being creative means drawing, so I drew my entry. Here’s me and Phil outside Johnny Cupcakes London:

Less Than Jake / Johnny Cupcakes competition entry

The show was for only 50 people – I didn’t think everyone would fit into the shop, but we all squeezed in somehow, with people at the front sitting down. I had the perfect spot – this photo’s borrowed from Johnny Cupcakes London’s Instagram (I’m easy to spot with my purple hair):

Less Than Jake private show at Johnny Cupcakes London

It was a really unique show – especially after seeing them at the O2 Academy in Birmingham the weekend before, playing to 3000 people. With the acoustic guitars and people sitting on the floor, it was a bit like storytime with Less Than Jake! They’re a loud, full-on ska band, so you don’t usually hear acoustic versions of their songs. I’ve been a fan of the band since the days of Hello Rockview (they’ve been together for over 20 years!) so it was really fantastic. Thank you so much to Johnny Cupcakes for putting on the gig – they’re also one of my favourites (cupcakes +  t-shirts = my kind of thing).

Less Than Jake private gig at Johnny Cupcakes London

After the show there was a meet and greet, with a limited edition print from Johnny Cupcakes.  I got my print signed and we had a photo with the band:


2) Adobe Creative Cloud

I also won a year’s subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud! Creative Bloq, the blog behind a collection of creative magazines including Computer Arts, held the competition on Twitter asking why you should win the subscription. I drew this cute but sad cloud and said that I should win because my cloud is lonely and needs a creative friend!

Creative Cloud is Adobe’s new model for Creative Suite. Instead of purchasing their software packages in the traditional way, you pay a monthly subscription that gives you access to all of their software, along with updates as they come out and a few extra benefits like cloud storage and Behance. This includes the main three for designers: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, along with music and video editing software, visual effects, web design software and Flash. With all this I should be able to do pretty much anything!

Thank you Creative Bloq!! All I need now is a year off to learn all my new software…

Cute but sad cloud


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