Hello again! I hope the holiday season isn't bringing up depression or painful memories for you. But if so, know that you're not alone. I've experienced / am experiencing that too, but somehow I'm managing alright. Take care of yourself alright?
I'm still getting the hang of posting regularly again. Part of it is that I thought I would have fulfilled my lolita and gothy wardrobe dreams by now. It's been years since I started loving those fashions and making my own clothes. But not having a working sewing machine really puts a damper on that.
Well, until I figure out what's wrong with mine (or if it's fixable--I've never managed to get this machine to sew a seam EVER), I do have sisters who live nearby and have machines of their own. I need to pick myself up and go over there to work on some projects, and when I do I'll be sure to take pictures! Also, my mom who sews has offered to help me get another machine on craigslist, which I'm really grateful for. Even if I manage to fix my current sewing machine, it would be good to have two when if I'm wanting to take commissions and so forth.
In other news, I did manage to win NaNoWriMo, for the first time in quite a few years. I wrote a draft of the first book in the series I've been working on for a long time. I also decided I'd like to do a webcomic version of it, both because I love drawing my characters (and read a lot of webcomics), and in order to "practice" the story, which still has a few plot holes. I'm still preparing, but I'll let you know what becomes of that.
However first I should get a new mouse, as mine seems to have a lot of problems with the clicker, and I should probably look into getting a tablet as well. It would certainly save time with my digital art. Of course, there are problems to overcome with that as well, since I'm not currently working. I've been translating manga just for translation experience (though not for pay at this point). Since my partner supports me, I'm not in dire straights, but I do prefer having my own income.
I hope very much that you are all doing well, my dancers. Keep following your dreams, even if it's taking years. I'm told it's the journey that counts. And hopefully I can get back to reading all of your lovely blogs on my blogroll! (This is where I recommend a not gothic or lolita but still excellent blog of an irl friend of mine.)