Okay, where do I start?
Firstly, I’m sorry for being MIA lately - if there are any commenters who’s words I have failed to reply to, please let me know and I’ll get right on it. I’m doing my best to respond to them all now and over the next couple of days, so hit me up if I’ve forgotten you.
Now that’s out of the way, I can start explaining why I’ve been absent from the blogosphere for so long. I’m sure a lot of you have noticed that my posts have been getting less and less frequent, and there are LOADS of good reasons for that, believe me. I haven’t had a camera for a long time, so I’ve been piecing together posts from photos in my archive, and suffice it to say that it isn’t the most inspiring way to work, not by a long shot. A lot of my time has been devoted to writing for THE LE SIGH, interviewing some amazing artists, mavericks and zinesters. I absolutely love doing it, and reviewing art journals, zines and asking interesting people about their work is a dream come true for me, so I’m sure you can understand why a lot of my time and energy has been put into it. If you’d like to see what I’ve been doing for them you can find links to my articles in my sidebar. It would really mean a lot to me if you would check them out, if that’s your thing.
On top of that, I was also interviewed myself, by the blogger Sophie Middleton, about my collages, sex, BDSM, love and art in general (you can read it here, hint hint), which I found to be a really thought-provoking experience, as well as incredibly good fun. I’d never been interviewed properly before, and I was pleased by the questions she chose. Having to think through my answers and really examine what I believed as I wrote them down was profoundly self-realising, and I hope (if you read it) that you find it honest, and interesting.
Things in my life are really up in the air in the moment too, and moving very fast. People in my family are moving house, and changing jobs, and shifting their lifestyle. I hope to move house soon myself, as well. I have a real, beautiful relationship with a man I truly love, and I’ve never had that before. A lot of our free time is spent gazing into each other’s eyes like a pair of adorable idiots. We get very little done while we’re together.
All that being said, I do not think this lull in my blog life will be a significant one, or that things will continue in this vane. I hope to get a new camera soon, and once I do, I have so many blog projects in mind that you’ll be sick of the sight of me appearing in your feed. I want to get better at managing my time and making space to do all the things I love doing (including my boyfriend, hahahaha aren’t I hilarious), and if that means making a schedule for my life then I’ll do that. Although I really hate schedules. So hopefully not. That’s just the threat I’m giving myself to make me get off my arse.
I love you guys. This blog saved my life, and I would never just abandon it. So please stay with me, and I’ll try my best to make it worth it in the end.