New zine issue etc.

The Blythe doll is back in my life now. I moved into a new flat last month and it's lovely; I finally feel at home in this city. Things are good. Things are also admittedly rather slow on the blog front... I'm starting to put together the next print issue of Ghost in the Machine so it's hard to find the time to come up with new content for both as well as working full time and writing freelance in my spare time. Oh, and I just started learning Italian. Bad idea? Maybe not but it sometimes seems that way when I have to go to lessons straight from work and learn all about Italian food and restaurants when I haven't had chance to eat my dinner yet.

I wrote a To Do List the other day and it looks a little overwhelming. I got a new (mini, pistachio-coloured) sewing machine for Christmas and I haven't even taken it out of the box yet. I started an Etsy account with the intention of selling homemade greetings cards and other illustrated products, and thus far it's just a name (, if you're interested when I eventually get something on it). I have several other writing projects on the go and they're all moving rather slowly... If only I wasn't pretty much equally interested in writing and art, I might have time to concentrate on one or the other. But there is one situation where it seems to be beneficial - putting together a zine filled with both. I have some very talented contributors too, and am really excited about using their work.

So yes, this is basically a blog post about why I've been too busy to blog lately. Here are some pictures of my new room.